The FA Cup - First Round
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Mansfield Town 1-1 Concord Rangers

Jordan Chiedozie's spectacular 30-yard strike secured Conference South side Concord Rangers a home replay with Mansfield in the FA Cup first round.

Chiedozie, son of the former Tottenham and Notts County winger John, scored a wonder goal which went in off the post into the top corner to level the tie.

His effort came just 51 seconds after Danny Glozier had headed past his own keeper to put Mansfield into the lead.

Chiedozie had a chance to win it but his mis-hit shot was tipped over.

Concord, nicknamed the Beach Boys, were made to wait for their FA Cup first-round debut as the original tie was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

The Stags had early chances with Rakish Bingham and Adam Murray both having shots blocked while at the other end, Tony Stokes shot straight at Sascha Studer.

Glozier headed a Liam Marsden throw past Josh Vickers to hand Mansfield an 18th-minute lead, but the non-league side equalised straight from the restart as Chiedozie's long-range strike stunned the home crowd.

Goalkeeper Vickers, on loan at Concord from Premier League side Arsenal, had to be at his best to deny Bingham following a Fergus Bell through-ball.

After Chiedozie's second-half chance, Mansfield nearly snatched it at the end but Vickers produced a superb save to stop a Chris Clements free-kick.

The two sides now face a first-round replay, with the winners away to Cambridge United in the second round.

Concord Rangers manager Danny Cowley told BBC Essex:

"We've just taken a League side all the way, their goalkeeper's won man of the match.

"The boys have put a colossal effort in. I'm so proud of them. For the players to put the energy and the commitment that they did throughout the game was testament to their fitness and their will.

"We got a standing ovation from their whole support and that means everything to us.

"We're a small club, we have a small support ourselves. We're not used to getting too many pats on the back, so tonight's a special night for everyone."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Studer
  • 3Riley
  • 26WaterfallBooked at 66mins
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 19Marsden
  • 21Murray
  • 7BellSubstituted forLambeat 73'minutes
  • 28Clements
  • 18Beevers
  • 9RheadSubstituted forPalmerat 58'minutes
  • 11Bingham

Substitutes

  • 14Palmer
  • 17Lambe
  • 20Thomas
  • 22Taylor
  • 29Sendles-White
  • 30Bishop

Concord Rangers

  • 1Vickers
  • 2Walker
  • 5Lampe
  • 6Fry
  • 3Glozier
  • 10CollinsSubstituted forOgilvieat 72'minutes
  • 4Woodyard
  • 8WhiteBooked at 54mins
  • 7CawleySubstituted forMilesat 85'minutes
  • 11StokesSubstituted forGardnerat 55'minutes
  • 9ChiedozieBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 12King
  • 14Alexander
  • 15Miles
  • 16Ogilvie
  • 17Gardner
  • 18Kabashi
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
2,023

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamConcord Rangers
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Concord Rangers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Concord Rangers 1.

Corner, Concord Rangers. Conceded by Liam Marsden.

Attempt saved. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Glozier (Concord Rangers).

Attempt missed. Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Taylor Miles (Concord Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Concord Rangers. Taylor Miles replaces Steve Cawley.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Mansfield Town).

Jordan Chiedozie (Concord Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

James White (Concord Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Concord Rangers. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

Attempt blocked. Joe Gardner (Concord Rangers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Glozier (Concord Rangers).

Corner, Concord Rangers. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Reggie Lambe replaces Fergus Bell.

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

Matt Fry (Concord Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Chiedozie (Concord Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Concord Rangers. Gary Ogilvie replaces Sam Collins.

Attempt missed. Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Chiedozie (Concord Rangers).

Booking

Luke Waterfall (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Mansfield Town).

Jordan Chiedozie (Concord Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Steve Cawley (Concord Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Concord Rangers. Conceded by Sascha Studer.

Attempt saved. Jordan Chiedozie (Concord Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

Joe Gardner (Concord Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Concord Rangers. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

Jeremy Walker (Concord Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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