FA Cup - First Round
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Basingstoke Town 1-1 AFC Telford United

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Chris Flood earned Conference South leaders Basingstoke Town an FA Cup first-round replay against Conference bottom side AFC Telford United.

Town started well but Rod McDonald put the Bucks, who prop up their division, ahead with a deflected free-kick.

Shaun McAuley should have levelled before Flood headed in Louie Soares' corner early in the second half.

Sean Cooke fired a free-kick just over, but Basingstoke also threatened to win it, Tom Bird shooting just wide.

The replay, as Telford bid to reach the FA Cup second round for the first time in 11 years, will be at the Bucks Head on Tuesday week (18 November, 19:45 GMT).

AFC Telford United manager Liam Watson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"At the start of the day I would have taken it, but we've missed a great opportunity to get through at the first time of asking.

"I'm really disappointed to have conceded a goal which is so sloppy and the defending was poor. I feel sorry for the lads, who put in such a great effort, and our supporters, who were fantastic.

" It was a difficult pitch, puddles everywhere and it was difficult to clear your lines in the second half. The rain kept coming down heavily and that made it difficult. We have some tired legs but we have to be ready for our next league game with Altrincham on Wednesday."

Line-ups

Basingstoke Town

  • 1Moore
  • 2Rice
  • 6Ray
  • 5Gasson
  • 3BirdBooked at 21mins
  • 7Dunn
  • 8McAuley
  • 4Harper
  • 9Soares
  • 11Brown
  • 10Flood

Substitutes

  • 12Smart
  • 14Jenkinson
  • 15Owusu
  • 16Maylen
  • 18Hallahan
  • 19Charlick
  • 30Smalley

Telford

  • 1Hedge
  • 23Higgins
  • 4Byrne
  • 24Parry
  • 16McDonald
  • 11Clancy
  • 6Grogan
  • 12CookeSubstituted forToddat 79'minutes
  • 20Poku
  • 18SmithSubstituted forHancockat 79'minutes
  • 9Farrell

Substitutes

  • 5Akrigg
  • 8Barnett
  • 10Gray
  • 13Pryce
  • 14Hancock
  • 17Platt
  • 21Todd
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
1,251

Match Stats

Home TeamBasingstoke TownAway TeamTelford
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Basingstoke Town 1, AFC Telford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Basingstoke Town 1, AFC Telford United 1.

Foul by Jay Gasson (Basingstoke Town).

Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Shaun McAuley (Basingstoke Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).

Attempt missed. Chris Flood (Basingstoke Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Louie Soares (Basingstoke Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jamie Brown (Basingstoke Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Basingstoke Town. Conceded by Neill Byrne.

Simon Dunn (Basingstoke Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United).

Foul by Simon Dunn (Basingstoke Town).

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Josh Hancock replaces Sam Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Andy Todd replaces Sean Cooke.

Foul by Chris Flood (Basingstoke Town).

Ryan Higgins (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Tom Bird (Basingstoke Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Robert Rice (Basingstoke Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United).

Corner, Basingstoke Town. Conceded by Michael Grogan.

Simon Dunn (Basingstoke Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neill Byrne (AFC Telford United).

Attempt missed. Chris Flood (Basingstoke Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Louie Soares (Basingstoke Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).

Attempt missed. Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Simon Dunn (Basingstoke Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United).

Attempt missed. Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

David Ray (Basingstoke Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rod McDonald (AFC Telford United).

Foul by Shaun McAuley (Basingstoke Town).

Rod McDonald (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, AFC Telford United. Conceded by Tom Bird.

Foul by Jay Gasson (Basingstoke Town).

Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jay Gasson (Basingstoke Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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