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Westfields 1-1 Curzon Ashton

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FA Cup: Westfields 1-1 Curzon Ashton highlights

Adam Morgan's late equaliser earned Curzon Ashton a draw and forced the lowest side still in the FA Cup, Westfields, into a first-round replay.

Craig Jones had given Westfields, who play in the ninth tier of English football, a dream start when he fired a ninth-minute penalty low and hard into the net to put his side in front.

Curzon, the Greater Manchester side from National League North, enjoyed the majority of possession but the home side always looked dangerous on the counter and deserved their lead going into the interval.

Marshalled by the superb James Febery, the Westfields defence stood firm and the home side almost doubled their advantage when Jones met Richard Greaves' pass on the hour mark.

But the linesman's flag came to Westfields' rescue when Kane Kahaki turned the ball into his own net with 20 minutes to go.

And with less than 10 minutes remaining, Westfields' hearts were broken as Morgan was quickest to react when a Luke Clarke corner created panic in the goalmouth.

Ashton continued to press in the closing stages but Westfields goalkeeper Kieron Blackburn claimed a number of dangerous crosses to ensure the game finished level and set up a replay for his side.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Westfields

  • 1Blackburn
  • 2Kahaki
  • 4Glover
  • 5FeberyBooked at 32minsSubstituted forSaunstonat 90+1'minutes
  • 3Archer-Plane
  • 11GrantSubstituted forHamat 58'minutes
  • 6Reeve
  • 8Bonella
  • 7Jones
  • 10ThomasSubstituted forGwynneat 67'minutes
  • 9Greaves

Substitutes

  • 12Saunston
  • 14Gwynne
  • 15Ham
  • 16Miller
  • 17Gwynne
  • 18Ongono
  • 19Harrhy

Curzon Ashton

  • 1Burton
  • 7Baillie
  • 4Hunt
  • 5StottBooked at 34mins
  • 3Hampson
  • 2HallSubstituted forGormanat 64'minutes
  • 10Clark
  • 8BrownBooked at 33mins
  • 11Guest
  • 6HowardSubstituted forMorganat 66'minutes
  • 9CumminsSubstituted forEnnisat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Wright
  • 13Mason
  • 14Ennis
  • 15Gorman
  • 16Rowney
  • 17Tomsett
  • 18Morgan
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
1,178

Match Stats

Home TeamWestfieldsAway TeamCurzon Ashton
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home8
Away26
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away14
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Westfields 1, Curzon Ashton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Westfields 1, Curzon Ashton 1.

Attempt missed. Chris Ham (Westfields) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sam Archer-Plane.

Attempt missed. Connor Hampson (Curzon Ashton) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Rory Gorman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Curzon Ashton. Conceded by Kane Kahaki.

Attempt blocked. James Baillie (Curzon Ashton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rory Gorman.

Joe Guest (Curzon Ashton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Ham (Westfields).

Substitution

Substitution, Westfields. Jamie Saunston replaces James Febery.

Offside, Curzon Ashton. Paul Ennis tries a through ball, but Adam Morgan is caught offside.

Foul by Paul Ennis (Curzon Ashton).

Kane Kahaki (Westfields) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Curzon Ashton. Conceded by Kane Kahaki.

Substitution

Substitution, Curzon Ashton. Paul Ennis replaces Niall Cummins.

Attempt missed. Jamie Stott (Curzon Ashton) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luke Clark with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Curzon Ashton. Conceded by Kane Kahaki.

Rory Gorman (Curzon Ashton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Gwynne (Westfields).

Goal!

Goal! Westfields 1, Curzon Ashton 1. Adam Morgan (Curzon Ashton) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Connor Hampson (Curzon Ashton) hits the right post with a header from very close range. Assisted by Rory Gorman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Curzon Ashton. Conceded by Sam Gwynne.

Attempt blocked. Luke Clark (Curzon Ashton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Rory Gorman (Curzon Ashton) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Niall Cummins.

Alex Brown (Curzon Ashton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Ham (Westfields).

Attempt saved. Niall Cummins (Curzon Ashton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Morgan with a cross.

Attempt saved. Luke Clark (Curzon Ashton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by James Baillie.

Corner, Curzon Ashton. Conceded by Sam Archer-Plane.

Attempt saved. Craig Jones (Westfields) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Richard Greaves.

Substitution

Substitution, Westfields. Sam Gwynne replaces Aidan Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Curzon Ashton. Adam Morgan replaces Iain Howard.

Offside, Curzon Ashton. Connor Hampson tries a through ball, but Niall Cummins is caught offside.

Corner, Curzon Ashton. Conceded by Keiron Blackburn.

Attempt saved. Niall Cummins (Curzon Ashton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Guest.

Substitution

Substitution, Curzon Ashton. Rory Gorman replaces Ryan Hall.

Attempt missed. Jamie Stott (Curzon Ashton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Clark.

Attempt blocked. James Baillie (Curzon Ashton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Guest.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Aidan Thomas (Westfields) because of an injury.

Corner, Curzon Ashton. Conceded by Chris Ham.

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