The FA Cup - Second Round - Replay
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Yeovil Town 2-0 Accrington Stanley

League One Yeovil Town booked an FA Cup meeting with Manchester United after beating Accrington in their second-round replay.

The Glovers, who are 21st in the third tier, left it late to secure victory against their League Two opponents.

Simon Gillett broke the deadlock on 84 minutes and substitute Kieffer Moore doubled the lead four minutes later.

Yeovil will now host the 11-time FA Cup winners at Huish Park in a televised match on Sunday, 4 January.

The Somerset side, who were relegated from the Championship last season, are set to net £144,000 in TV funds along with the prize money on offer for progressing.

Yeovil v Manchester United memories
The two clubs have played each other twice in the FA Cup - with the Premier League giants winning 3-0 in January 1938 and 8-0 in 1949.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio 5 Live: "The pressure was on because everyone in Somerset wanted Manchester United to come down to Huish Park.

"Because of the prize nobody wanted to make a mistake."

In a nervy encounter for both sides, which followed on from their 1-1 draw last week, Stanley defender Tom Aldred saw his mistimed back-header go just wide of his own post.

And at the other end Brendan Moloney's sloppy back-pass was intercepted by Marcus Carver before being scrambled away by Yeovil keeper Jed Steer.

The visitors wasted their best chance to go ahead in the second half, when Shay McCartan smacked a powerful effort off the bar and the on-rushing Matt Crooks failed to head in the rebound.

And they were punished minutes later when Gillett picked up a loose ball, controlled it on his chest and coolly slotted home from 20 yards out.

With Stanley still in shock, Sam Foley pushed Yeovil forward and his pinpoint cross from the left wing was headed in by 6ft 5ins former non-league striker Moore.

Johnson added: "When the second goal went in that was when the Yeovil fans could really celebrate because at that point we were in the ascendancy.

"I think all the board of directors were on their knees for 90 minutes, praying that we'd win. They'll be very proud of their football club."

Simon Gillett scores for Yeovil Town
Simon Gillett scored the opener for Yeovil against Accrington
Kieffer Moore scores for Yeovil agaisnt Accrington
Kieffer Moore heading in Yeovil's second in the 88th minute against Accrington
Accrington players at the final whistle against Yeovil
Accrington players looked distraught after missing out on an FA Cup meeting with Man Utd
Yeovil's mascot
But Yeovil's Big Jolly mascot was able to celebrate welcoming the Premier League club to Huish Park

Line-ups

Yeovil

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Steer
  • 2Moloney
  • 26Arthurworrey
  • 20Nugent
  • 3Smith
  • 11Foley
  • 4Edwards
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 23Gillett
  • 27EavesSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 90+4'minutes
  • 9HayterSubstituted forMooreat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Berrett
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Krysiak
  • 13Moore
  • 19Davis
  • 28Smith

Accrington

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Rose
  • 6Winnard
  • 25Atkinson
  • 5Aldred
  • 3Liddle
  • 7McCartan
  • 4Joyce
  • 24Proctor
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forMolyneuxat 67'minutes
  • 14CarverSubstituted forWindassat 45'minutes
  • 33Crooks

Substitutes

  • 8Windass
  • 9Gray
  • 11Naismith
  • 12Simpson
  • 16Hunt
  • 21Molyneux
  • 23Barry
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
6,373

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 2, Accrington Stanley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 2, Accrington Stanley 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

  4. Post update

    Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Tom Eaves.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Yeovil Town 2, Accrington Stanley 0. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Foley with a cross.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sam Foley (Yeovil Town).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0. Simon Gillett (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town).

  11. Post update

    Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simon Gillett (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  13. Post update

    Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

  20. Post update

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