The FA Cup - First Round
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Maidstone United 0-1 Yeovil Town

FA Cup: Maidstone Utd 0-1 Yeovil highlights

Nine-man Yeovil Town sealed their place in the FA Cup second round as they overcame National League South side Maidstone United.

The League Two side had Jakub Sokolik sent off just seven minutes in for a two-footed challenge on James Rogers.

Wes Fogden put the Glovers ahead but keeper Artur Krysiak was then dismissed for bringing down Alex Osborn.

Maidstone almost found a late equaliser when Alex Acrofi tapped the ball home only to be judged offside.

The tie looked ripe for an upset, with Maidstone third in their division while Yeovil went into the game second from bottom of the Football League and without a win since mid-September.

And Paul Sturrock's side could not have got off to a worse start as they were reduced to 10 men when Sokolik was dismissed for a reckless challenge.

The hosts went closest to taking the lead in a first half of few chances when Rogers volleyed narrowly wide.

Yeovil went ahead after the break when Fogden worked the ball into the bottom corner after Maidstone failed to clear a free-kick.

But, just minutes later, the visitors went down to nine men when Krysiak fouled Osborn just outside the box and Alex Flisher fired the resulting free-kick just wide.

The hosts maintained their pressure and nearly forced a replay late on as Jamie Coyle nodded Matt Bodkin's ball against the right-hand post and Acrofi's effort was flagged offside.

Yeovil Town manager Paul Sturrock told BBC's Final Score:

"They were superheroes, every one of them.

"The boys soldiered on and did all the things we've been working on."

Line-ups

Maidstone United

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Worgan
  • 2Driver
  • 5Parry
  • 4Coyle
  • 3Mills
  • 7Bodkin
  • 6Paxman
  • 8Rogers
  • 10OsbornSubstituted forAkrofiat 63'minutes
  • 11FlisherSubstituted forBirchallat 81'minutes
  • 9MaySubstituted forCollinat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Watt
  • 14Akrofi
  • 15Collin
  • 16Taylor
  • 17Bridle-Card
  • 18Birchall
  • 19Pinnock

Yeovil

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1KrysiakBooked at 57mins
  • 26Ward
  • 6SokolikBooked at 7mins
  • 24Roberts
  • 3Smith
  • 20Fogden
  • 2Tozer
  • 30SheehanSubstituted forWealeat 58'minutes
  • 11DicksonBooked at 24mins
  • 17SowunmiSubstituted forLaceyat 18'minutes
  • 9Bird

Substitutes

  • 4Dolan
  • 10Jeffers
  • 12Weale
  • 19Allen
  • 21Lacey
  • 22Beck
  • 23Cornick
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
2,811

Match Stats

Home TeamMaidstone UnitedAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Maidstone United 0, Yeovil Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Maidstone United 0, Yeovil Town 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Coyle (Maidstone United).

  6. Post update

    Chris Weale (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Chris Weale.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Maidstone United. Frannie Collin tries a through ball, but Alex Akrofi is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Darren Ward.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alex Akrofi (Maidstone United).

  11. Post update

    Darren Ward (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Jamie Coyle (Maidstone United) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Matt Bodkin with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Alex Lacey.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Maidstone United. Adam Birchall replaces Alex Flisher.

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    Attempt missed. Alex Akrofi (Maidstone United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Flisher with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Akrofi (Maidstone United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Flisher (Maidstone United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Akrofi (Maidstone United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Maidstone United. Frannie Collin replaces Jay May.

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    Attempt missed. Ben Tozer (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Connor Roberts.