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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brackley Town 2, Newport County 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Matt Partridge (Newport County).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joe Clarke.

  6. 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.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Brackley Town. Sam Smith replaces Aidan Hawtin.

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Aidan Hawtin (Brackley Town).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Joe Clarke (Brackley Town).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Richard Batchelor (Brackley Town).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Matt Partridge.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Brackley Town. Tom Winters replaces Glenn Walker.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Brackley Town. David Moyo replaces Edward Odhiambo.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Curtis McDonald.