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Tom Garry and Gary Smee

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  1. The FA Cup continues on Sunday...

    Thanks for your company for the past seven and a bit hours. It's been fun!

    If you enjoyed Saturday's action, be sure to join us again on Sunday as there are nine more ties heading our way at 14:00 GMT on Sunday.

    All the games will involve at least one non-league club, with Heybridge Swifts' trip to Exeter among the stand-out ties.

    We'll be live with all the build-up from 12:30 GMT, and once the games get going we'll have Final Score and BBC radio coverage, plus in-play highlights of the main incidents.

    The first round concludes on Monday with Chorley v Fleetwood Town at 19:45 GMT.

  2. When is the second-round draw?

    If your club's in it, you'll want to know that the second-round draw is on...

  3. Flynn 'buzzing' to beat Saddlers

    FT: Newport County 2-1 Walsall

    Newport County boss Mike Flynn tells Welsh channel S4C:

    "The boys were outstanding today. They worked their socks off.

    "We kept our shape and frustrated Walsall, so I'm buzzing."

  4. Post update

    FT: Newport County 2-1 Walsall

    The home fans at Rodney Parade are absolutely delighted.

    Their side were holding on in the closing stages, but otherwise they looked relatively comfortable against their League One opposition tonight.

  5. FA Cup headlines

    Oxford City celebrate

    If you haven't been with us today, here's a round-up of the main stories from the FA Cup first round:

    • Boreham Wood of the National League came from behind to beat League One side Blackpool 2-1
    • Fifth-tier Maidstone won 4-2 at Cheltenham, who exited the cup to non-league opposition for the second season in a row
    • National League South strugglers Oxford City won 1-0 at League Two Colchester to reach round two for the second time in their history
    • Hereford FC and Slough of the seventh tier made it through with wins over Telford and Gainsborough respectively

    Head to BBC Sport's dedicated FA Cup page for match reports and video highlights of today's FA Cup matches.


    Newport County 2-1 Walsall

    That's it. League Two Newport County become the 12th side in the first round so far to knock out a team from a higher division.

    What a super day we've had in the FA Cup!

  7. Post update

    Newport County 2-1 Walsall

    Just seconds remain and League One club Walsall are surely heading out in the first round for the third time in four seasons.

  8. Post update

    Newport County 2-1 Walsall

    This result would see Newport reach at least the second round for a fourth year running.

    We're almost in to the final minute of added time.

  9. Post update

    Newport County 2-1 Walsall

    With Walsall well and truly camped in Newport's half, the officials have indicated a minimum of four minutes of stoppage time.

  10. Post update

    Newport County 2-1 Walsall

    League Two Newport County are hanging in there.

    They've not got long left now to survive and take a League One scalp in the cup.

  11. Non-league trio knock EFL sides out of FA Cup

    Want to catch up on the day's FA Cup stories? Take a look at this...

    Non-league trio knock EFL sides out of FA Cup

    Oxford City celebrate beating Colchester

    Non-league sides Oxford City, Maidstone and Boreham Wood knock out Football League opposition in the FA Cup.

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  12. Goals change games

    Newport County 2-1 Walsall

    Michael Pearlman

    BBC Wales Sport at Rodney Parade

    No doubt the nerves are creeping in for Newport after Amadou Bakayoko's header reduced the arrears for the Saddlers.

    From looking comfortable this is now a game of defence v attack, with the League Two side looking to cling to what they have.

    There will be a lot of chewed nails discarded at Rodney Parade.

  13. Post update

    Newport County 2-1 Walsall

    Matthew Dolan almost plays in Newport substitute Padraig Amond for their third and potentially decisive goal, but the clipped through ball over the top bounces just a fraction too far in front of the hosts' number nine. Bad luck.

  14. Post update

    Newport County 2-1 Walsall

    So, Walsall have around 10 minutes left plus stoppage time to find another goal.

    They'd barely looked like scoring all night, but suddenly they have some hope of avoiding an upset.

  15. GOAL: Newport County 2-1 Walsall

    Amadou Bakayoko

    With a super, downward header from a left-wing cross, Walsall's Amadou Bakayoko pulls one back for the League One club.

    Game on?

  16. CLOSE!

    Newport County 2-0 Walsall

    The Welsh club almost have a third, as Frank Nouble climbs highest to meet an in-swinging corner, but his glancing header across the face of goal is just narrowly off target.

  17. 'Maybe we used up our luck'

    FT: AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Lincoln City

    Danny Cowley

    There will be no fairytale story for last season's FA Cup quarter-finalists Lincoln City this campaign, after the League Two Imps lost at League One AFC Wimbledon.

    Lyle Taylor's seventh-minute goal was enough to send Danny Cowley's side out.

    Cowley told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

    "We tried exceptionally hard, but it just didn't fall for us. We played a League One team today and we've dominated them.

    "We played with energy and intensity, we suffocated them.

    "We're lacking goals, but the only way you work yourself through these periods is with hard work.

    "Maybe we used all of our luck up last year in this competition, I don't know."

  18. Post update

    Newport County 2-0 Walsall

    Newport County look pretty comfortable here. If they can keep this up, it'll be six wins in 12 games in all competitions for them.

  19. 'You're expected to win'

    FT: Boreham Wood 2-1 Blackpool

    Substitute Dan Holman scored two minutes from time as National League Boreham Wood came from behind to beat League One Blackpool.

    Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer told BBC Radio Lancashire:

    "Fair play to them, they kept going, they stuck at it, they've scored at the death and you see scenes which show why this cup competition is so great.

    "We played well, but we've got done with two poor goals from our point of view and as a result we're out of the competition.

    "You're expected to win and if you get knocked out then you're a story. Let them [Boreham Wood] enjoy it."

    Gary Bowyer
  20. The ease of the goal a cause for concern

    Newport County 2-0 Walsall

    Michael Pearlman

    BBC Wales Sport at Rodney Parade

    Walsall fans would surely have been fearing the worst at half-time with the Exiles ahead, but they will struggle to believe the ease with which County doubled their advantage.

    Ben White was given the freedom of Newport to release the pass, with Shawn McCoulsky just given the freedom of the penalty box, which was all he needed.

    There is a cracking atmosphere in Rodney Parade, but this cup upset is currently looking to be somewhat routine. Walsall need to find a response, fast.