The FA Cup - First Round
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Notts County 0-0 Accrington Stanley

Notts County were held to an FA Cup first round goalless draw by League Two side Accrington Stanley at Meadow Lane.

The League One side, 30 places above Stanley in the English pyramid, had been on an 11-game unbeaten run until losing at home to Walsall last weekend.

But, despite arriving with a host of injury and unavailability problems, Tom Aldred led by example in defence.

Aldred blocked superbly when Michael Petrasso and Garry Thompson teed up Ronan Murray for Notts' best chance.

Gary Jones also fired a drive just wide and Murray glanced a header off target before John Coleman's visitors showed more bravery going forward late on.

But Stanley struggled to fashion any chances to trouble Roy Carroll and, when Thompson curled an effort wide in stoppage time, it set up a replay next Tuesday night (18 November, 19:45 GMT).

Line-ups

Notts County

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Carroll
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 28Edwards
  • 5MullinsSubstituted forMcKenzieat 37'minutes
  • 3AdamsBooked at 62mins
  • 7Ismail
  • 13JonesSubstituted forWroeat 77'minutes
  • 16Noble
  • 36Petrasso
  • 10MurraySubstituted forHarradat 69'minutes
  • 11Thompson

Substitutes

  • 8Wroe
  • 14McKenzie
  • 23Speiss
  • 25Traoré
  • 26Whitehouse
  • 31Harrad
  • 33Cranston

Accrington

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26Rose
  • 6Winnard
  • 5AldredBooked at 60mins
  • 25AtkinsonBooked at 80mins
  • 3Liddle
  • 24ProctorBooked at 65mins
  • 4JoyceBooked at 56mins
  • 7McCartanSubstituted forRoddanat 86'minutes
  • 8WindassSubstituted forNaismithat 68'minutes
  • 21MolyneuxSubstituted forCarverat 77'minutes
  • 9Gray

Substitutes

  • 10Hatfield
  • 11Naismith
  • 12Simpson
  • 14Carver
  • 15Mingoia
  • 28Roddan
  • 29Steenson
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
3,661

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Notts County 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Taylor McKenzie (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

  6. Post update

    James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Zeli Ismail (Notts County).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Craig Roddan replaces Shay McCartan.

  10. Post update

    Liam Noble (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a fast break.

  13. Post update

    Zeli Ismail (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

  15. Post update

    Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Blair Adams (Notts County).

  17. Booking

    Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Michael Petrasso (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Blair Adams.