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Whitehawk 1-1 Stourbridge

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FA Cup drama: Late goal disallowed as ref blows for full-time

A Whitehawk player scored a stunning last-minute volley in his side's FA Cup game against Stourbridge, only for the goal to be ruled out as the referee had blown for full-time just as he hit it.

Substitute Javier Favarel struck from 30 yards before wheeling away to celebrate what he thought was the winner.

However, referee Robert Whitton had called time on the game just as the ball had left Favarel's foot.

As a result, the game ended 1-1, with Dan Scarr earning Stourbridge a replay by cancelling out Glen Southam's opener.

Things got worse for Whitehawk after full-time as goalkeeper Ross Flitney was sent off for protesting against the referee's decision.

Whitehawk boss Richard Hill told BBC Radio Sussex: "I've just said to the referee 'why don't you just wait two seconds?' But time is up so he has to blow the whistle."

The club's striker, Danny Mills, felt the goal should have stood.

"I think the way the ball has sat up the referee has to leave it and see what happens," he said.

"It was an unbelievable strike. A split second before and we would be in the second round, but it is what it is and we have to forget about it now."

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This is the moment Whitehawk thought they had sealed an FA Cup first-round victory

How the late drama unfolded

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How the drama unfolded at the end of the game

Line-ups

Whitehawk

  • 1Flitney
  • 2WestSubstituted forSantos Rodriguesat 90'minutes
  • 4Strevens
  • 5Reid
  • 3Harding
  • 11MastertonSubstituted forTorresat 70'minutes
  • 6M'Boungou
  • 8Southam
  • 7Abdullah
  • 10ConnollySubstituted forFavarelat 76'minutes
  • 9Mills

Substitutes

  • 12Marimon Aldavert
  • 13Muñoz Fernandez
  • 14Hamilton-Omole
  • 15Favarel
  • 16Santos Rodrigues
  • 17Tagbo
  • 18Torres

Stourbridge

  • 1Gould
  • 2Green
  • 5Westlake
  • 4TonksSubstituted forDoddat 83'minutes
  • 3Smikle
  • 7Brown
  • 6ScarrBooked at 69mins
  • 8Broadhurst
  • 11LaitSubstituted forCanavanat 67'minutes
  • 10Gater
  • 9BenbowSubstituted forDugganat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Malhotra
  • 14Birch
  • 15Duggan
  • 16Pierpoint
  • 17Canavan
  • 18Heath
  • 19Dodd
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
767

Match Stats

Home TeamWhitehawkAway TeamStourbridge
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Whitehawk 1, Stourbridge 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Whitehawk 1, Stourbridge 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Stourbridge. Jack Duggan replaces Luke Benbow.

Corner, Whitehawk. Conceded by Matthew Gould.

Attempt saved. Danny Mills (Whitehawk) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Dan Harding (Whitehawk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kayleden Brown (Stourbridge).

Attempt missed. Danny Mills (Whitehawk) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Whitehawk. Lucas Santos Rodrigues replaces Mike West.

Attempt saved. Matthew Dodd (Stourbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Stourbridge. Conceded by Paul Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Stourbridge. Matthew Dodd replaces Tom Tonks.

Ahmed Abdullah (Whitehawk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Drew Canavan (Stourbridge).

Corner, Whitehawk. Conceded by Brian Smikle.

Attempt saved. Ben Strevens (Whitehawk) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Whitehawk. Conceded by Brian Smikle.

Corner, Whitehawk. Conceded by Matthew Gould.

Attempt saved. Javier Favarel (Whitehawk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Sergio Torres (Whitehawk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kayleden Brown (Stourbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Whitehawk. Javier Favarel replaces Reece Connolly.

Reece Connolly (Whitehawk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darryl Westlake (Stourbridge).

Corner, Stourbridge. Conceded by Ross Flitney.

Attempt saved. Luke Benbow (Stourbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Reece Connolly (Whitehawk).

Darryl Westlake (Stourbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Whitehawk. Sergio Torres replaces Jack Masterton.

Booking

Dan Scarr (Stourbridge) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Glen Southam (Whitehawk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Scarr (Stourbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Stourbridge. Drew Canavan replaces Chris Lait.

Foul by Jack Masterton (Whitehawk).

Kayleden Brown (Stourbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Luke Benbow (Stourbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Chris M'Boungou (Whitehawk).

Connor Gater (Stourbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Glen Southam (Whitehawk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Broadhurst (Stourbridge).

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