The FA Cup - Second Round
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Maidstone United 0-2 Oldham Athletic

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FA Cup: Maidstone United 0-2 Oldham Athletic highlights

Oldham progressed to the third round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2013 after beating National League side Maidstone United at the Gallagher Stadium.

Experienced captain Peter Clarke tapped home a well-worked set piece after Sam Edmundson deflected Gevaro Nepomuceno's deep free-kick into his path to put the visitors in front.

Chris O'Grady's late solo effort sealed the League Two side's victory - only their fourth away from home in all competitions this season - to put Frankie Bunn's men into Monday's draw.

Separated by 32 places in the league, the Latics dominated the opening half after Clarke's opener.

Leading scorer Sam Surridge twice almost doubled their advantage before the break, heading narrowly over on 25 minutes, before forcing Stones goalkeeper Grant Smith to tip his powerful volley onto the bar.

Maidstone's best chances of the opening half came in the final two minutes. Elliott Romain wasted the best of them, shooting straight at Daniel Iversen from 12 yards, while Jack Powell's curling free-kick deflected just wide in stoppage time.

Stones' stand-in captain Jack Paxman cleared Surridge's header off the line approaching the hour mark as the visitors started brightly after the break.

In front of a record crowd for a competitive fixture at the Gallagher Stadium, the hosts almost equalised when Romain's low drive forced a reaction save from Iversen.

However, O'Grady sealed the victory for the two-time semi-finalists six minutes from time with a fine solo effort that saw him turn Will de Havilland before beating Smith from a tight angle.

Substitute Ollie Muldoon hit the bar in stoppage time as the Stones were denied a late consolation goal.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Maidstone United

  • 1Smith
  • 22Phillips
  • 5De Havilland
  • 6FinneySubstituted forFlorenceat 87'minutes
  • 3McLennanBooked at 12mins
  • 10PaxmanBooked at 25mins
  • 17DurojaiyeSubstituted forMuldoonat 75'minutes
  • 28TajbakhshBooked at 81mins
  • 8Powell
  • 24CassidyBooked at 28mins
  • 9Romain

Substitutes

  • 12Strizovic
  • 21Muldoon
  • 23Richards
  • 27Florence
  • 31Williams
  • 32Tingley

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 2Dummigan
  • 26Clarke
  • 4EdmundsonBooked at 68mins
  • 23HuntBooked at 79mins
  • 19Lang
  • 17Missilou
  • 28MaoucheBooked at 45mins
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 9SurridgeBooked at 32mins
  • 10O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 7Coke
  • 18Graham
  • 22Branger
  • 34Hamer
  • 43McFarlane
  • 44Norman
  • 59Williams
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
3,560

Match Stats

Home TeamMaidstone UnitedAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Maidstone United 0, Oldham Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Maidstone United 0, Oldham Athletic 2.

Oliver Muldoon (Maidstone United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Jake Cassidy (Maidstone United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Michael Phillips (Maidstone United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Will De Havilland with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by George Edmundson.

Attempt blocked. Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohammed Maouche.

Aryan Taj (Maidstone United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Dylan Florence replaces Alex Finney.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Will De Havilland (Maidstone United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jack Powell.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Maidstone United).

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 0, Oldham Athletic 2. Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rob Hunt.

Booking

Aryan Taj (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aryan Taj (Maidstone United).

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Aryan Taj.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Maidstone United).

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Oliver Muldoon replaces Olumide Durojaiye.

Foul by Aryan Taj (Maidstone United).

Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high. Assisted by Cameron Dummigan.

Attempt missed. Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mohammed Maouche.

Foul by Aryan Taj (Maidstone United).

Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

George Edmundson (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Elliott Romain (Maidstone United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Edmundson (Oldham Athletic).

Jake Cassidy (Maidstone United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Daniel Iversen.

Attempt saved. Elliott Romain (Maidstone United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Callum Lang.

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