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Tom Rostance

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  1. Post update

    Another great FA Cup night on the BBC done and dusted then.

    Stay across the site for all the best of the action, reaction and of course the Third Round draw on Monday. Good night!

  2. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Former England cricketer Graeme Swann: "Magnificent stuff from @Blyth_Spartans tonight. Me gran'll be proper made up like."

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    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    It's not just Hartlepool fans who are gutted...

    Stevenage FC Official: Tonight's BBC FA Cup result means Stevenage FC will definitely make the long trip to Hartlepool on Valentine's Day. Who said romance is dead?

  4. Manager reaction

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Hartlepool boss Paul Murray: "In the first half we were pretty good but didn't take our opportunities. The second half was diabolical. There was no fight, no passion, we thought we had it won. That's been the story in the league as well. There were angry words exchanged in the dressing room.

    "I gather it was over the line [Marlon Harewood's shot] but that's irrelevant now. Credit to Blyth, they outplayed us in the second half. They had more passion and desire and that's not what I'm about as a person. I'm incredibly disappointed.

    "Where do you go from here? That's the question. My heart's still in it, I'm a fighter. Always have been, always will be."

  5. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stoke striker Peter Crouch on Twitter: So happy for Blyth Spartans, great interviews from the players after. The FA Cup's still got it!

  6. Third-Round draw

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Which number has your team been assigned for Monday's FA Cup third-round draw?

    The draw, which sees Premier League and Championship clubs enter, will take place on 8 December and will be televised on BBC Two from 19:00 GMT.

    Holders Arsenal are ball number two, with their fellow 11-times winners Manchester United number 25.

    Warrington Town, the lowest-ranked team left in the draw, are number 55 providing they defeat Gateshead.

    Former England striker Alan Shearer, who was a losing FA Cup finalist with Newcastle in 1998 and 1999, will help conduct the draw.

  7. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Ryan: Yaba daba do. Best game ever. Haway Blyth. It's worth it that my toes are dropping off.

    Blyth
  8. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    It certainly could happen Steven. That would be some tie!

    Don't forget you can watch all of the highlights at the top of the page.

    Blyth
  9. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Kevin Ticehurst: The magic of the FA Cup is well and truly still a live. Amazing from Blyth Spartans incredible!

    Andrew Sheppard: They'll be dancing in the streets of Sparta tonight.

    Graham Pringle: Isn't it fantastic to hear local lads with local accents celebrating a famous cup win? Grassroots football as it should be.

    Steven Shearer: Imagine Blyth Spartans at home to Chelsea in 3rd round ... could happen.

  10. FA CUP THIS WEEKEND

    Plenty more action to come this weekend, and then the Third Round draw on Monday night.

    Your must-visit destination for all things FA Cup is our new-look FA Cup index.

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  11. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Great access for our cameras here to really soak up the winning feeling. Desolation I would imagine in the Hartlepool room though.

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    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Heather: They'll not be sat on Monday waiting for the draw, they'll be at work scaffolding, kitchen fitting, paper shop etc. Real football.

    Blyth
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    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Esther Bulmer: League teams might start getting nervous if they see the BBC coming!

  14. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    "I'm living off that goal for the rest of my life!"

    A lovely touch from Jarrett Rivers there. Captain Robbie Dale then reveals that as Stephen Turnbull hit his free-kick the referee said 'That's a good one...'

    Rivers
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    Iain Riddell: What a brilliant result Blyth Spartans and a true FA Cup classic. Who will the Spartans slay next?

  16. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    The Blyth players are back in the tunnel, releasing almost primal; screams of joy as they do so. The biggest night of their careers? You bet.

    It's not often you get a full film crew and photographers in the dressing room when you play in the Northern Premier.

  17. BALL 52

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Number 52. That's the ball all Blyth fans will be keeping an eye out for in Monday night's Third Round draw.

    Goalscorer Jarrett Rivers wants Manchester United - that's 25.

    Check out all of the numbers here.

  18. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Former England captain Alan Shearer of Match of the Day

    "Hartlepool will be kicking themselves. The tie should have been over by half time with the chances they had."

  19. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    Shane Thomas: Have just seen what Trevor Sinclair's wearing on the #bbcfacup coverage. He's dressed like the guy in the pub who has all the best stories.

  20. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    How many times can we say 'This is what the FA Cup is all about?'

    We're giving it a good go. That's about 10 times in two minutes. I'll say it again, this is what the Cup is all about...

  21. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    James Forster: No player from non league Blyth or Hartlepool went down with cramp. Premier league players go down after 80 minutes.

  22. Player reaction

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Blyth goal scorer Stephen Turnbull: "I said to the lads if we can stay in this game, these lads are getting beat week in and week out, and we have a chance. They are expected to batter us but we hung in there, sneaked a goal and got the other. We have an honest bunch of lads, everyone grafts. We are just buzzing.

    "My twin brother is playing on Sunday night for Gateshead and my sister is supposed to be having a baby on Saturday. It's quite a weekend."

  23. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    The entire away end is still full and booming with volume. Party time in Blyth!

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    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Steven: HOWAYYYYYYY BLYYYYTTHHHHHHHHH

    Twitter
  25. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Blyth midfielder Stephen Turnbull - who scored that superb free-kick earlier on - makes a good point when he says that Hartlepool are used to losing every week. His side knew that if they could get back in the game the confidence would slip away from the League Two side...

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    Nicholas Stuart Ward: Be a good pint in Blyth tonight.

  27. Manager reaction

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Blyth manager Tom Wade: "We battled hard, I used the bench well and what can I say? It was written in the stars.

    "We tried to keep the players calm at half time. We knew we would have a few chances and if we could stay in the game after 60 minutes we would turn them over. We have a very young side, they are a brilliant set of lads, their attitude is fantastic. It is a great night and I am so proud."

  28. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Tim: Great to see an underdog win, Blyth played with passion unlike some of the higher clubs, eg. My Sky Blues.

    Mark O'Neill: Many congratulations to the mighty Blyth Spartans. The FA Cup is at its usual shocking best.

    Bruce Bowen: I tell you what the #bbcfacup are certainly bringing the magic of the FA Cup back. This is proper football.

    Andrew Quigley: Brilliant. Well done Blyth Spartans.

    Dom: First upset of many hopefully.

  29. Player reaction

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Blyth midfielder Jarrett Rivers: "I haven't taken it in yet. I love running at people, do a step over and get the shot away and luckily it went in didn't it? I want Manchester United in the draw...

    "We have been down at half-time in this competition before, we are used to it. We have the team spirit and the fans behind us. It is unbelievable for a club like Blyth Spartans."

  30. Post update

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    Blyth boss Tom Wade is hoarse as you'd expect. He is beaming with pride. What a night for him.

  31. Post update

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    Blyth matchwinner Jarrett Rivers is lost for words as he describes the goal to Dan Walker and Alan Shearer. The biggest night of his life? Until he has to put leaflets in the local paper in midweek, anyway.

    He has weekends off, he confirms. He can celebrate tonight!

  32. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Ex-Man Utd defender Phil Neville on MOTD

    "The celebrations are fantastic and nothing more than Blyth deserved, especially in the second half as they committed more men forward. Hartlepool will rue the chances they missed. The cameras came here to see an upset and they have not disappointed."

  33. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    A great image Adam. Apologies to Hartlepool fans but every neutral in the land will have enjoyed that fightback. Two fine goals too.

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    Adam Lindores: Can't put a price on moments like this.

    Twitter
  35. FULL-TIME

    Fulham 0-5 Watford

  36. FULL-TIME

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Jarrett Rivers

    Blyth Spartans are in Round Three! Another pitch invasion, the players are in the stands. What a night...

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    Ex-Man Utd defender Phil Neville on MOTD

    "A brilliant strike from Matthew Bates but the deflection just took it onto the bar. They should have had a corner."

  38. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    "Ref! Ref!" Blyth boss Tom Wade furiously taps his watch. Still we play on...

  39. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Richard Smalley: Think I woke the kid up next door cheering for Blyth, never done that before

  40. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    It's all going on! There's a penalty shout and then Matthew Bates cracks the follow-up against the crossbar!

    It's not Hartlepool's night. It's not their season...

  41. Post update

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    Ex-Man Utd defender Phil Neville on MOTD

    "They look deflated Hartlepool. The biggest mistake they made in the first half was not going two or three up."

  42. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Tom Wade holding his head as his side concede a free-kick. This is it, clear this and it's Round Three...

  43. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    It's fair to say Blyth's fans are pretty excited...

    Paul Lynch: We're the famous Blyth Spartans and we're off to Wembley. Dare To Dream.

    Thomas Graham: First Warrington, now Blyth Spartans! Two live games, two big cup shocks!

    The Human Voice: YES YES YES YES Blyth Spartans. A victory for real and true football #dreamscometrue

    Kieran Kirschner: I love the FA Cup.

  44. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Glum faces, furrowed brows in the Hartlepool ends. They have seen this all too often this season. Into the final 100 seconds of added time...

  45. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Free-kick for Blyth - get it in the corner and keep it, that's the agenda. Hartlepool will have a lot to say about that Marlon Harewood 'goal' if it stays like this...

  46. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans

    Two out of two for FA Cupsets on the BBC? Friday night nightmares for League Two sides so far. Can Blyth see this out? What a second half for the side from the Northern Premier.

  47. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    Sarah Taylor: Shut the stable door, seal the hatches and park the darn bus! Who cares if it's boring, a place in Round 3 is within grasp.

  48. Post update

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    Jarrett Rivers works in his mum's paper shop. He has just delivered for Blyth.

    There are SIX MINUTES added on though...

  49. GOAL

    Hartlepool 1-2 Blyth Spartans - Jarrett Rivers

    What a goal! Another pitch invasion - they're all on there! Over 1100 Blyth fans in the ground tonight and most of them are on the field! Winger Jarrett Rivers runs at Matthew Bates, cuts in from the right and fires home.

    Jarrett Rivers

    Sensational scenes!

  50. GOAL

    Fulham 0-5 Watford - Troy Deeney HAT-TRICK (90 mins)

    Troy Deeney

    What a night for Troy Deeney, the Watford skipper bagging his second career hat-trick with a composed, controlled finish after being played clean through.

  51. Post update

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    Blyth force a corner but Hartlepool defend it well and clear their lines to good effect. Looks like a replay but there's still time for a winner. Always time...

  52. FINAL FIVE

    Hartlepool 1-1 Blyth Spartans

    Into the last five minutes then. Who wants to put a name on it?

  53. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    Psgmariner: 'Is this football or rugby?' asks the wife. Great question.

    Very harsh, Mr PSG.

  54. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-1 Blyth Spartans

    Blyth have had 54% of the play in the second half but there are a few tired legs out there now. Some of the lads in green were at work at 8:30am don't forget.

  55. OVER THE LINE?

    Hartlepool 1-1 Blyth Spartans

    Was it or wasn't it? Make your mind up whether Marlon Harewood's shot was in or not by re-watching the clip in the 'highlights' tab above.

  56. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    Adam Wigham: Loving the coverage, I'm 16,000 miles away in Australia but this exiled Blythian's heart is currently overjoyed with the performance.

    Stephen: if Blyth get a winner I'll run around the street in my boxers. Gwann boys!

    Please, Stephen, think of the neighbours.

  57. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-1 Blyth Spartans

    Into the last 10 minutes. Another stunner? A slip? Goalkeeping error? I get the feeling there's another goal to come in this one.

  58. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-1 Blyth Spartans

    Marlon Harewood swivels to get a shot away - it's in front of Michael Woods but he can't meet it again. Harewood has been unplayable up top for Hartlepool.

  59. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    Jason: "Why don't we have goal-line technology in the FA Cup?" Lower league teams can't afford it, that's why.

  60. SUBSTITUTION

    Hartlepool 1-1 Blyth Spartans

    Sidney Schmeltz

    Hartlepool replace the impressive Sidney Schmeltz with Jack Compton, while Blyth boss Tom Wade hauls off his son Matthew and sends on Michael Richardson. Make yourself a hero...

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    Dan Lamber: It's about this today

    Twitter
  62. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-1 Blyth Spartans

    Blyth continue to push on, Hartlepool look rattled now. Approaching the last 15 minutes, can either side find a third goal?

  63. MAN OF THE MATCH VOTE

    We want you to have your say on your BBC Man of the Match by voting on the right hand side of this page if you are on a desktop computer or at the top of the page if you are on mobile. The vote closes on 90 minutes and we will announce your choice as BBC Man of the Match at the end of the match.

  64. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    Goal or not?

    Dave Espley: "It's a goal" says Phil Neville, looking a a freeze-frame that shows, clearly, it isn't.

    Emma Douglass: Poor Hartlepool, definitely a goal.

    Connor Phillips: That wasn't a Hartlepool United goal, all of the ball didn't cross the line.

    Murph: So the FA don't have goal line technology in their own main competition?

    More tweets please to #bbcfacup or pop on to the BBC Facebook page.

    blyth
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    Ex-Man Utd defender Phil Neville on MOTD

    Marlon Harewood

    "We saw the strength of Marlon Harewood there - that's a goal. I think that's a let off for keeper Peter Jeffries."

  66. The perfect FA Cup free-kick

    Didier Drogba

    Stephen Turnbull joins a list of great FA Cup free-kick goals - but how do you score THE perfect one? Let this BBC iwonder guide talk you through it. Power, angles, spin - it's all covered.

  67. OFF THE LINE!

    Hartlepool 1-1 Blyth Spartans

    Is that in?! Marlon Harewood shows great strength to hold off his man and get a shot away, goalkeeper Peter Jeffries fumbles it and desperately extends an arm to claw it away from on the line. But was it over? So, co close - impossible to clearly call.

    Blyth FA Cup
  68. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    Edwardian: Didn't realise David Beckham played for Blyth Spartans!

    More tweets please to #bbcfacup or pop on to the BBC Facebook page.

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    Arron Rose: Not a fan of that free kick

    Twitter

    Cheer up Arron, still half an hour to go.

  70. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-1 Blyth Spartans

    Hartlepool look rattled. First Michael Woods gets caught in midfield and then keeper Scott Flinders collides with his own defender. Boss Paul Murray looks livid with his side on the bench.

  71. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    Game on now.

    Robert Johnson: Brilliant free kick, keeper had no chance

    Phil Joy: What a free kick, what a goal for Blyth Spartans.

    Daniel Woodley: What a fantastic strike that is from Turnbull! He won't ever score a better goal. Come on Blyth! Shock is still on.

    Marc Bazeley: Nice retro touch of someone throwing some bog roll on the pitch. You don't see much of that these days.

    Indeed Marc. More tweets please to #bbcfacup or pop on to the BBC Facebook page.

  72. Post update

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    Can you name me five better FA Cup free-kicks than that? Gazza 1991, Santi Cazorla last year...

    You're struggling after that. Stephen Turnbull will never have to buy a drink in Blyth again. Especially as his captain's a barman...

  73. Post update

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    Ex-Man Utd defender Phil Neville on MOTD

    "He didn't have much to aim for. To get the ball up and down like that - it gave the keeper no chance. He probably went to bed last night and was dreaming of scoring a goal like that - right in the stanchion."

  74. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-1 Blyth Spartans

    That was for you Jen Cornell. PMA - Positive Mental Attitude. If it's good enough for Linford, it's good enough for us.

    Game on now. Hartlepool had a bad 10 minutes and that goal was coming.

  75. GOAL

    Hartlepool 1-1 Blyth Spartans - Stephen Turnbull (56 mins)

    Stephen Turnbull

    Brilliant! There'll be dancing on the streets of Blyth tonight as Stephen Turnbull scores one of the FA Cup goals of his time! A pitch invasion from the bench as the former Hartlepool man bends in an absolutely top class free-kick. He's 25 yards out, gets it over the wall and right into the top corner.

    Genuinely superb.

  76. Join the debate at #bbcgetcarriedaway

    Jen Cornell

    Jen Cornell: "We're still feeling positive!! C'mon the Spartans!"

  77. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    Will you lot stop banging on about cats? What's that? No. Ok then, here's a few more...

    Mike Bland: My cat's called Holloway after ex-Gas player/manager, I used to have a cat called Jason (Roberts)

    Lauren Sasha: More feline connections, the comic Get Fuzzy features a Siamese obsessed with monkeys and has an article about Hartlepool's monkey incident.

    Right, back the the footie, we're begging you.

  78. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    It's all opening up. Blyth seeing plenty of the ball and time and space out there too. Again, they just lack conviction and quality on the ball as captain Robbie Dale eventually shoots but it's easily blocked.

    Hartlepool have hardly won a game this season and perhaps they're starting to get edgy...

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    Ex-Man Utd defender Phil Neville on MOTD

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Blyth have worked it well down the right. They have come out and played with more tempo and intensity. They are committing more support to Daniel Maguire up front."

  80. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    Anecdote of the night thus far...

    Andrew Gardner: Alan Shoulder was my first football hero. I went to Jamie McClen's sister's fancy dress party as him.

    We're sure Alan will be delighted.

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    Blyth force a corner. For Sparta!

    Good defending from Marlon Harewood. Blyth then play a short corner with predictable, terrible results. Has a lower league side ever scored from one? Not that I've seen.

  82. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    How about this for a selfie to brag to your mates about?

    Ball-boy Louis Marchant gets a quick piccy with with the BBC's Alan Shearer.

    Twitter
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    Frazer Briggs: "Doing teas at the game..."

    Hartlepool
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    Matteo Lanzoni is still off, he can't stop that nosebleed.

    "Come On! Come On!

    "Come On!

    "Come On! Get him!"

    That's the touchline coaching of Blyth boss Tom Wade. Churchillian.

  85. Post update

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    A stoppage as Hartlepool defender Matteo Lanzoni has some running repairs to his face. Took one on the bonce there. He'll be fine and we play on.

  86. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    Alan Shearer's choice of coat is causing almost as much discussion as the footie at the moment.

    Rhys Bennett: Did Alan shearer pinch his coat from these fellas?

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  87. GOAL

    Fulham 0-4 Watford - Almen Abdi (51 mins)

    Almen Abdi celebrates scoring

    What a goal! The sort of shot you only take on when you're 3-0 up and cruising! Memorable. Almen Abdi has a dig from 25 yards, bends it brilliantly right into the top, top corner. You do not stop those...

  88. KICK-OFF

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    We are back under way!

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    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    Players back out. Can the non-league side get back on track?

  90. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    Dan McDowell: Watching the #bbcfacup and noticed that one of the official Hartlepool United staff is wearing a Philadelphia Eagles beanie. Bizarre cross-promotion. I like it.

    It's Hartlepool's goalkeeper coach Stephen Pears, Dan, and we've no idea why he's wearing it either. A coach in the NFL will be wearing a Rochdale hat this weekend...

    Sam McIvor: Why is Alan Shearer dressed as an arctic explorer?

    More tweets please to #bbcfacup or pop on to the BBC Facebook page.

  91. KICK-OFF

    Fulham 0-3 Watford

    Back under way at Craven Cottage.

  92. Get in like Geddes

    Alan Shearer has just been wowed by a stunning goal from Worcester City's top scorer Sean Geddes. Geddes scored with a "rabona" lob in his side's 3-0 win over Barrow in the FA Trophy.

    Geddes, a former Manchester United trainee, wrapped his right foot around the back of his left leg to chip the keeper from the edge of the penalty area.

    Watch it here.

  93. Post update

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    Ex-Newcastle striker Alan Shearer on MOTD

    "Blyth manager Tom Wade should be delighted. If they are going to get anything out of the game then they need to get more support up front for Daniel Maguire."

  94. Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    Ex-Man City winger Trevor Sinclair on MOTD

    "I think the first 10 minutes, with Hartlepool on top, you can put down to nerves on Blyth's part.

    "But once the pattern of the game became clear, Hartlepool looked more athletic and the difference in fitness showed."

  95. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    Blyth will be kicking towards their 1200 noisy fans in the second half. That could make all the difference. They've seen what Hartlepool are about, what they've got to offer, and now they go again.

    Those players who were up at work first thing this morning may feel this second half...

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    Ex-Newcastle striker Alan Shearer on MOTD

    "It should be all over for Blyth. But with Hartlepool's defence I'm sure at one stage they will get a chance in the second half. Because of Hartlepool forward Marlon Harewood's age - he's not often going to run away but he is big and strong. If they don't get protection for the defence then Marlon will get the ball and lay it off."

  97. Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    Ex-Man City winger Trevor Sinclair on MOTD

    "The front three for Hartlepool have been absolutely outstanding, good running off the ball throughout the first half, and great delivery."

  98. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    Hartlepool had 10 efforts in that first half and really tested Blyth at times. The non-league side came back into the game in the final few minutes though. Get an early goal and the tie is back in business.

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    Ex-Man Utd defender Phil Neville on MOTD

    "I think Hartlepool started really well. They've got pace in wide areas and causing Spartans lots of trouble. Marlon Harewood - they can't handle him. Blyth started really nervously but came into it in the last five minutes."

  100. Post update

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    Jonathan Franks

    If you missed the only goal of the night so far, you can see it again at will by clicking on the 'highlights' tab at the top of the screen.

  101. HALF-TIME

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

  102. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    Hartlepool mascot

    Ian Wills: Did Hangus the Monkey just try to pull down the shorts of the Blyth thrower?

    We're not sure but if he did, that's got FA investigation written all over it...

  103. Post update

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    Blyth have a corner. Delivery! It's a good one which Hartlepool keeper Scott Flinders juggles, as we always see though he's rescued by the referee's whistle. Lucky man.

  104. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    Blyth captain Robbie Dale is seeing more and more of the ball. He can beat a man, the barman. They need to get him on the ball as much as they can.

  105. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

    After the earlier bombshell revelation from Duncan Gates that his mum's first cat was named after Hartlepool manager Paul Murray, we have another feline-based entry.

    Lauren Sasha: Speaking of cats, suddenly realize why my dad calls my cat Angus, Hangus. Not Hartlepool supporters, however...

    More tweets please - about footie or cats - to #bbcfacup or pop on to the BBC Facebook page.

  106. HALF-TIME

    Fulham 0-3 Watford

    Kit Symons wears the look of a man whose side have just been totally trousered in that first half. Watford three up and a man up too after Marcus Bettinelli was dismissed. Damage limitation tome already for the Cottagers.

  107. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    Chris Hunter: Alan Shearer's team talk not working.

    Harsh on big Al, it's not even half-time yet.

  108. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    Can't see frozen peas taking off as a matchday snack Steve. Good luck to you though.

    Blyth having a good spell now - can they sneak one before the break?

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    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    And the winner of most surreal post of the night is...

    Steven Hinchcliffe: At home with a bag of peas, cheering Blyth Spartans.

    Twitter
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    Will Stanser: Me and Jordan Phillips getting fat while watching the FA Cup.

    Blyth
  111. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    Scott Flinders you lucky man! Robbie Dale puts a cross over which the Hartlepool keeper fumbles - and it trickles just wide! Almost a calamity.

    From the following corner Daniel Maguire has a good chance but heads right at Flinders.

  112. CLOSE!

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    Got to score! Marlon Harewood should bury this one after more good wing work from the slippery Sidney Schmeltz. The Dutchman gets clear of his man, chips it in and Harewood heads into the side-netting. Big opening.

  113. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

    Jon Wright: Love numbers 1-11 on the back of shirts much better than squad numbers.

    Jason Tucker: Thinking that the Blyth lads have chosen the wrong footwear for this pitch! Like watching dancing on ice at times!

    Marc Bazeley: Tom Wade is definitely the sort of manager who writes his team down on the back of a packet of Woodbines.

    Keep the tweets and pics coming at #bbcfacup or pop on to the BBC Facebook page.

  114. Post update

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    Ex-man Utd defender Phil Neville on MOTD

    "It was always going to come down the right-hand side. It was a brilliant ball from Neil Austin and good link-up play from Marlon Harewood."

  115. CLOSE!

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans

    What a block! Tremendous stuff at the heart of the Blyth defence as Nathan Buddle hurls himself at a shot to make a decisive block. The Northern Premier side then counter at pace, Daniel Maguire - a self-employed plumber - beats his man and puts a cross-shot across the face of goal. Proper Cup tie this...

  116. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

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    Amazing where and how people can watch a game of footie these days...

    Twitter

    Garry Halsey: Watching the game from my hospital bed.

    Twitter

    Neil M: Wonders of modern technology.

    Well done lads. Keep the tweets and pics coming at #bbcfacup or pop on to the BBC Facebook page.

  117. GOAL

    Hartlepool 1-0 Blyth Spartans - Jonathan Franks

    Jonathan Franks

    Relief in the stands as League Two Hartlepool take a deserved lead. A good move down the right sees Neil Austin stand up a chip from right on the deadball line, Jarrett Rivers switches off at the back post and Jonathan Franks arrives to plant home a header.

  118. GOAL

    Fulham 0-3 Watford - Troy Deeney (37 mins)

    Troy Deeney

    Watford are blowing Fulham away! Disastrous defending from Fulham though as they try to play offside, Troy Deeney is in and pokes the ball past the jogging-bottom wearing Gabor Kiraly.

  119. Post update

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    Blyth go direct for the first time and it almost pays dividends. Jarrett Rivers causes havoc chasing a long ball and the loose ball runs on to Daniel Hawkins. He chances his arm with a first-time effort from 30 yards but it's always drifting wide. The non-league side coming on strong.

  120. Post update

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    Blyth manager Tom Wade on MOTD: "We've done exceptionally well - I thought in the first 10 minutes we'd get blown away. It's tough - they've got lots of quality. They're not a bad side. I think the game is beginning to settle a bit though."

  121. Post update

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    Hartlepool continue to look slick in possession. On this early viewing I'd suggest that midfielder Michael Woods could do a job a lot higher up the football pyramid.

  122. Post update

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    Ex-Man Utd defender Phil Neville on MOTD

    "I've been impressed with Hartlepool - when they get to Blyth's box they play delicate little one-twos. Marlon Harewood has caused problems so far."

  123. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

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    Marc Bazeley: Looks like I'm a Blyth Spartans fan for the night then.

    Good work Marc - we like a man who dresses up. On reflection that sounded a bit weird, but you know what we mean.

  124. CLOSE!

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    A four-man committee over the ball - Daniel Hawkins takes it in the end, his free-kick is deflected off the wall and Pools keeper Scott Flinders has to make the save.

    Hartlepool then put together a brilliant counter-attack, Marlon Harewood laying it off to Sidney Schmeltz - who crosses when a shot was on. Put your foot through it!

  125. Post update

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    Here we go! Blyth do win a free-kick in a good area. Don't hit the first man...

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    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    (left to right) Dan Walker, Alan Shearer and Trevor Sinclair

    MOTD presenter Dan Walker: Really enjoying working with Brian Harvey & Inspector Gadget tonight #GetCarriedAway

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    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

    Newcastle United Foundation: Wishing our part-time community coach, Alex Nicholson, the best of luck in the Hartlepool vs. Blyth match tonight.

    Blyth right-back Alex is a busy lad. As well as all his footie commitments, he works as a clothes designer.

  128. Post update

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    Steven Turnbull of Blyth

    The Spartans put some neat football together but it falls down in the final third. They could do with a set-piece to get the ball in the mixer.

  129. Post update

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    The Blyth fans just beginning to fall quiet after an hour of solid noise. Their side are struggling to keep hold of the ball, the League Two side look a class above so far.

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    Ex-Man Utd defender Phil Neville on MOTD

    "This is the only ground I've been to where I've been applauded."

    Neville responds to calls from the crowd to give them a wave.

  131. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

    Zavair Baakza: Being non British I never understood the obsession with FA Cup. Seeing this match is a revelation. Pure football with conviction!

    Jason Tucker: You just get the feeling that the first big chance Blyth get they will score despite being under the cosh.

    Duncan Gates: Aww, just realised that Hartlepool are managed by late 90s QPR legend Paul Murray, after whom I named my mum's first cat.

    What a touching story, Duncan.

    More tweets please at #bbcfacup or pop on to the BBC Facebook page.

  132. Post update

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    Ex-Man Utd defender Phil Neville on MOTD

    "I watch a lot of non-league this season - I've been impressed with the technical quality. But fitness is an issue. Warrington players against Exeter in the last round went down with cramp in last 30-40 minutes."

  133. CLOSE!

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    Two good chances for Hartlepool, who continue to push on hard. First, midfielder Michael Woods runs on to a neat through ball but drags a shot wide, before Jonathan Franks has a close-range header well blocked.

    The League Two strugglers have started really well.

  134. GOAL

    Fulham 0-2 Watford - Troy Deeney (Pen 20 mins)

    Troy Deeney makes no mistake, sliding the penalty home.

  135. RED CARD

    Fulham 0-1 Watford - Marcus Bettinelli

    A terrible few moments for Fulham as they now go down to 10 men! Goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli sees red, taking out Matej Vydra. And that's a penalty too.

    Gabor Kiraly is on in place of Bryan Ruiz. He'll face the penalty...

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    Martin Blakelock: Boys night in. Josh's first sample of the magic of the #FACup

    Contributing to the live page and watching on screen, good work there, Martin. You can watch the game live on BBC One or on this page.

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    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

    If we said there was a lot of concern about the kits on social media tonight, we'd be understating it.

    Liam Keighle: How is this not a kit clash?!

    James Hewitt: Erm..... Kit clash much?

    Stephen Lodge: Too many stripes.

    And there's many, many more. To clear things up, both teams are in white-striped shirts. Pools in blue-and-white, Blyth in green-and-white.

  138. GOAL

    Fulham 0-1 Watford - Almen Abdi (15 mins)

    Fulham celebrate

    The away fans go nuts at Craven Cottage as Watford take the lead. Midfielder Almen Abdi slams a free-kick right through the wall and into the net.

  139. Post update

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    Robbie Dale of Blyth

    Blyth skipper Robbie Dale has scored in every round so far and is not short of confidence - trying a first-time volley from a full 30 yards, but the ball screws away out for a throw-in. The non-leaguers just need a spell of play.

  140. Post update

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    Ex-Man Utd defender Phil Neville on MOTD

    "It was a magnificent save. It was a brilliant cut-back from Jonathan Franks for Sidney Schmeltz."

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    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    You're quite right Jonathan - Michael Woods made two appearances for Chelsea in the FA Cup and he's still only 24. On the way back up? Pools well on top.

  142. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

    Jonathan Calder: Michael Woods playing for Hartlepool? I remember him coming on as a sub for Chelsea.

    Jonathan Woodrow: Enjoying the coverage. Interesting back stories, well-presented. Shearer is loving life and Sinclair conducts a decent interview.

    Wayne Sharpe: Forget Shearer. I once spent six months living/working in Hartlepool years back. Love the place ... especially Chicago Rock!

    More tweets please at #bbcfacup or pop on to the BBC Facebook page.

  143. Post update

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    The away fans still making plenty of noise - but Hartlepool's strong start could take the wind out of their sails. Sidney Schmeltz is a box of tricks, bursting into the box again and winning a corner.

  144. GREAT SAVE!

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    What a save! One of the great FA Cup stops! OK, maybe a bit strong - but that is brilliant!

    Blyth keeper Peter Jeffries hurls to his left and somehow keeps out a fine header from Sidney Schmeltz. Tremendous stop.

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    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

    Daniel Woodley: Absolutely fantastic away support for Blyth Spartans tonight! Hope they pull off a cup shock.

    Scott Hunter: Would love to see Blyth Spartans win and get Newcastle away in the third round.

    Anthony Baldock: Surely they are not both playing In kits with white stripes?

    Afraid so Anthony, better put your spectacles on and move the chair a little closer to the tele. More tweets please at #bbcfacup or pop on to the BBC Facebook page.

  146. Post update

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    Hartlepool start very well, former West Ham striker Marlon Harewood sliding in Michael Woods - but he's stopped by a decent tackle. Blyth looking to keep the ball on the deck.

  147. KICK-OFF

    Hartlepool 0-0 Blyth Spartans

    Game on! Who will be in the draw for the Third Round?

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    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

    Leslie Ingledew: 2-1 to Blyth even though I'm a Hartlepool United supporter.

    Now we know footie fans are pessimists at the best of times but come on Leslie, surely things aren't that bad?

    Hartlepool
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    Ex-Newcastle striker Alan Shearer on MOTD

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    "There's a real, real chance of an upset. The fans want it to happen and they expect it to happen. There are goals in Robbie Dale and Daniel Maguire. Those two guys and manager know Hartlepool concede goals and they concede too many."

  150. Football remembers

    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

    Football Remembers Week is to commemorate the centenary of one of the most iconic moments of the First World War - the 1914 Christmas Truce football match.

    For the matches that take place in the Premier League, the Championship and the FA Cup second round, all 22 players who start the match will pose together in a group photograph as a mark of respect to those that played in the 1914 Christmas Truce match.

    Teams are being asked to upload a pre-game photo this weekend to social media with the hashtag #footballremembers.

    Read more about the campaign here.

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    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

    Kelvin: Blyth supporter from Hong Kong cheering them on (it's because I played them on Football Manager, got the team to League One!)

    And a warning for sharply-dressed MOTD pundit Trevor Sinclair...

    Steven Liggett: Not sure that flash harry hat will go down well in Hartlepool, Trev.

    More tweets please at #bbcfacup or pop on to the BBC Facebook page.

  152. Post update

    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

    Blyth manager Tom Wade: "We've had long training sessions in the freezing cold. It's my home town club - I never dreamt that this would happen. It's a fantasy - massive chance to go through."

  153. Post update

    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

    The teams are in the tunnel. Referee Andy Madley lines them up - let's do this!

  154. KICK-OFF

    Fulham 0-0 Watford

    Under way at the Cottage.

  155. Post update

    Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans (19:55 GMT)

    Alan Shearer's Blyth Spartans dressing room teamtalk

    "There are going to be thousands outside and more watching at home on the BBC. Someone today is going to be a hero, make sure that hero is from this dressing room."

    Shearer
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    Ex-Man City winger Trevor Sinclair on MOTD

    "Hartlepool's league form has been awful. They have won one in 13, but this is a great opportunity for them. There is no pressure."

    Apart from being on live TV in front of the nation, obviously...