The FA Cup - First Round
Basingstoke TownBasingstoke Town1TelfordAFC Telford United1

Basingstoke Town 1-1 AFC Telford United

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

Formation 4-5-1

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

Substitutes

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

Telford

Formation 5-3-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jay Gasson (Basingstoke Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Basingstoke Town. Conceded by Neill Byrne.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Simon Dunn (Basingstoke Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

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

  16. Substitution

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Chris Flood (Basingstoke Town).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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