The FA Cup - First Round - Replay
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Accrington Stanley 2-1 Notts County

Marcus Carver grabbed a second-half winner as Accrington Stanley came from behind to earn a shock FA Cup first-round replay victory over League One promotion hopefuls Notts County.

The League Two side, who are 35 league places below Notts, trailed when Ronan Murray fired in after a half-clearance.

But the hosts, who earned a replay with a dour draw at Meadow Lane, deservedly levelled through Luke Joyce's header.

And Carver's looped shot earned a second-round home tie against Yeovil.

Marcus Carver celebrates after scoring Accrington's second goal
Marcus Carver's second-half winner was his first goal in eight games

Notts, who had lost only once in 14 games and sit fourth in League One, had looked on course to secure that fixture after a bright start and Murray's cool finish.

They also had strong claims for a penalty turned down when Garry Thompson appeared to have been fouled by Accrington keeper Jack Rose.

But Stanley, who sit 15th in League Two, started to dominate after that and their pressure was rewarded when some great work on the right flank ended with Joyce stooping to head home from close range just before the break.

Notts continued to be on the back foot after the turnaround and Carver ended a run of eight games without a goal when his shot looped past Roy Carroll and into the net.

Notts County's Ronan Murray celebrates opening the scoring against Accrington
Ronan Murray celebrates scoring for Notts but his fourth goal of the season proved to no avail

The Magpies very nearly levelled through substitute Jake Cassidy but his effort hit the woodwork and Accrington held on with relative ease after that.

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26Rose
  • 3Liddle
  • 5AldredBooked at 11mins
  • 25AtkinsonBooked at 40mins
  • 6Winnard
  • 4Joyce
  • 24ProctorBooked at 59mins
  • 15Mingoia
  • 7McCartan
  • 21Molyneux
  • 14CarverSubstituted forGrayat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Windass
  • 9Gray
  • 10Hatfield
  • 11Naismith
  • 12Simpson
  • 16Hunt
  • 28Roddan

Notts County

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1CarrollBooked at 83mins
  • 33CranstonBooked at 56mins
  • 14McKenzie
  • 6Hollis
  • 15Thompson
  • 3AdamsSubstituted forCassidyat 57'minutes
  • 8WroeSubstituted forNobleat 64'minutes
  • 25Traore
  • 36Petrasso
  • 11Thompson
  • 10MurraySubstituted forHarradat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Cassidy
  • 13Jones
  • 16Noble
  • 22McGowan
  • 23Speiss
  • 26Whitehouse
  • 31Harrad
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
1,026

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Notts County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Notts County 1.

  3. Post update

    Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Harrad (Notts County).

  5. Post update

    Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Drissa Traoré (Notts County).

  7. Post update

    Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

  8. Post update

    Taylor McKenzie (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

  11. Post update

    Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

  14. Booking

    Roy Carroll (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Roy Carroll.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Liam Noble.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces Marcus Carver.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Noble (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).