The FA Cup - First Round
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Brackley Town 2-2 Newport County

Curtis McDonald's late header earned National League North side Brackley Town an FA Cup first round replay against League Two Newport County.

Lennell John-Lewis's penalty gave Newport the lead after he had been fouled by Pablo Mills.

Scott Bennett rode a number of tackles to finish off a fine run to double the lead.

Luke Graham's header made it 2-1 before ex-County player McDonald's header in stoppage time secured a replay.

The replay will be played at Rodney Parade on Tuesday, 17 November.

Brackley Town manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC's Final Score:

"It was 2-0 at half-time and a bit of a struggle for us. But with the wind to our backs, we made one or two changes and made life difficult for them by getting a goal.

"The lads kept going and showing that bit of desire … we've got another chance at it now.

"It's fantastic for everybody in the town to enjoy that fightback and we look forward to the replay."

Line-ups

Brackley Town

  • 1Hornby
  • 2HawtinBooked at 90minsSubstituted forSmithat 90+3'minutes
  • 5Graham
  • 6Mills
  • 3McDonald
  • 7OdhiamboSubstituted forMoyoat 81'minutes
  • 11Batchelor
  • 4Clarke
  • 8WalkerSubstituted forWintersat 81'minutes
  • 10Diggin
  • 9Akintunde

Substitutes

  • 12Austin
  • 14Morley
  • 15Moyo
  • 16Smith
  • 17Farrell
  • 18Whittall
  • 19Winters

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 18Bennett
  • 12Donacien
  • 21Partridge
  • 24Barnum-BobbBooked at 31minsSubstituted forHolmesat 73'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 7Elito
  • 4O'SullivanSubstituted forRodmanat 78'minutes
  • 3Barrow
  • 9Ansah
  • 10John-LewisSubstituted forBodenat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 6Taylor
  • 8Klukowski
  • 15Green
  • 19Boden
  • 23Rodman
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
1,707

Match Stats

Home TeamBrackley TownAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Brackley Town 2, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brackley Town 2, Newport County 2.

Foul by Matt Partridge (Newport County).

Pablo Mills (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joe Clarke.

Goal!

Goal! Brackley Town 2, Newport County 2. Curtis McDonald (Brackley Town) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Winters with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Brackley Town. Sam Smith replaces Aidan Hawtin.

Booking

Aidan Hawtin (Brackley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Scott Boden (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aidan Hawtin (Brackley Town).

Alex Rodman (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Clarke (Brackley Town).

Scott Boden (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Richard Batchelor (Brackley Town).

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Matt Partridge.

Offside, Newport County. Alex Rodman tries a through ball, but Scott Boden is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Brackley Town. Tom Winters replaces Glenn Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Brackley Town. David Moyo replaces Edward Odhiambo.

Attempt blocked. Medy Elito (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Curtis McDonald.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Glenn Walker (Brackley Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Alex Rodman replaces Tommy O'Sullivan.

Attempt saved. Zak Ansah (Newport County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Danny Holmes replaces Jazzi Barnum-Bobb.

Foul by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County).

Curtis McDonald (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Steve Diggin (Brackley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James Akintunde.

Offside, Newport County. Mark Byrne tries a through ball, but Zak Ansah is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Brackley Town 1, Newport County 2. Luke Graham (Brackley Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Richard Batchelor following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Richard Batchelor (Brackley Town) header from very close range is blocked.

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Scott Boden.

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Byrne with a through ball.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Curtis McDonald.

Attempt missed. Pablo Mills (Brackley Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Glenn Walker with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Medy Elito (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Edward Odhiambo (Brackley Town).

Attempt saved. Glenn Walker (Brackley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Clarke with a cross.

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