The FA Cup - Second Round
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Wrexham 3-1 Maidstone United

Wrexham survived a spirited second-half performance by 10-man Maidstone to go through to the FA Cup third round.

Manny Smith volleyed Wrexham into an early lead, before an Andy Bishop penalty doubled their advantage after Maidstone's Aaron Simpson was sent off for fouling Wes York in the box.

But the part-timers set up a nervy finish as Alex Flisher tucked home from close range on the hour mark.

Bishop headed his second late on to seal the win for the Conference side.

The draw for the third round will take place on Monday, 8 December and will be televised on BBC Two from 19:00 GMT.

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin said: "I'm delighted to be in the next round but it was a fantastic tie and both sides played in the right spirit.

"Great credit to [Maidstone]. They've had one or two opportunities there and they're a club on the up.

"I'm just happy to be in the next round, anybody at home would be very nice."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 27Flatt
  • 18WhiteSubstituted forPearsonat 85'minutes
  • 4SmithBooked at 43mins
  • 5Hudson
  • 3Ashton
  • 2Carrington
  • 6Clarke
  • 8HarrisSubstituted forDurrellat 90+2'minutes
  • 24Jennings
  • 16YorkSubstituted forMoultat 76'minutes
  • 10Bishop

Substitutes

  • 7Durrell
  • 9Moult
  • 14Tomassen
  • 19Rushton
  • 20Gray
  • 26Hunt
  • 30Pearson

Maidstone United

  • 1Worgan
  • 2SimpsonBooked at 57mins
  • 5Miles
  • 4Coyle
  • 3Mills
  • 7BodkinSubstituted forBrownat 78'minutes
  • 8Parkinson
  • 6Rogers
  • 11Flisher
  • 9MaySubstituted forDaviesat 60'minutes
  • 10CollinSubstituted forLovellat 76'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 12Davies
  • 14Brown
  • 15Jordan
  • 16Greenhalgh
  • 17Kitt
  • 18Lovell
  • 21Godmon
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
3,093

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamMaidstone United
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home32
Away14
Shots on Target
Home11
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wrexham 3, Maidstone United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wrexham 3, Maidstone United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Elliott Durrell with a cross.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Elliott Durrell replaces Jay Harris.

  5. Post update

    Blaine Hudson (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Alex Flisher (Maidstone United).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neil Ashton.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).

  9. Post update

    Jack Parkinson (Maidstone United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Clarke with a cross.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 3, Maidstone United 1. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Pearson with a cross.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. James Pearson replaces Ross White.

  13. Booking

    Mark Lovell (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Manny Smith (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Mark Lovell (Maidstone United).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Neil Ashton (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tom Mills (Maidstone United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  20. Post update

    Louis Moult (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.