FA Cup first-round replays: Seven non-league sides eye shocks

Live ReportingBy Rob Stevens, Ian Woodcock and James LawAll times stated are UKGet involvedSend a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Twitter: Use the hashtag #bbcfootballFacebook: BBC SportPosted at 19:4019:40Does lightning strike twice?Oxford City v Tranmere (19:45 BST)Video contentVideo caption: FA Cup: Tranmere Rovers 3-3 Oxford City highlightsFA Cup: Tranmere Rovers 3-3 Oxford City highlightsWhile their big-name neighbours United struggled in front of goal in the initial tie, Oxford City were upsetting the odds by rattling in three at League Two Tranmere to earn themselves a replay.Kabongo Tshimanga certainly wasn’t mucking about when he ran out at Prenton Park, smashing in a hat-trick as City kept piling on the pressure, and only James Norwood’s late leveller kept Rovers in the tie.With only 2,000 able to fit into the snug surroundings of Marsh Lane, and the TV cameras in attendance, the EFL side are assured of a warm welcome in the city of dreaming spires… National League North side Southport are up next for the victors.Posted at 19:3619:36Can Ox plough over Green machine?Forest Green v Oxford United (19:45 GMT)Video contentVideo caption: FA Cup: Oxford United 0-0 Forest Green Rovers highlightsFA Cup: Oxford United 0-0 Forest Green Rovers highlightsThe boos which echoed around the Kassam Stadium at the end of the first game might have been an indicator of the mood at Oxford United at present, which it is fair to say isn’t exactly a cheerful one.That might have also applied to the quality of the finishing, notably from Forest Green who passed up the opportunity to wrap the game up away from home with some truly dreadful howlers in front of goal.To Oxford’s credit, they’ve been prolific of late with 13 goals in six games, but the Greens have lacked punch, with just three in four for them.Let’s hope there’s been some shooting practice since… or Plymouth Argyle might will be rubbing their hands at the prospect of facing the winners next up.Posted at 19:3319:33Will Shrimps be dumped by Shaymen?FC Halifax Town v Morecambe (19:45 GMT)Video contentVideo caption: FA Cup: Morecambe 0-0 FC Halifax Town highlightsFA Cup: Morecambe 0-0 FC Halifax Town highlightsNational League FC Halifax very nearly got away with the ultimate ‘smash and grab’ raid on League Two Morecambe in the first game.Having weathered all sorts of pressure with the very epitome of a rearguard action – blocks and dives and bravery to the fore – Jonathan Edwards’ header was disallowed for offside having breached the Morecambe defence on a rare raid.They do bring the Shrimps back to the Shay, and with the visit of an out-of-form League One side AFC Wimbledon the prize for the winner, tonight’s game will be an interesting encounter.Posted at 19:3119:31Is it all ‘Rover’ for the Magpies?Doncaster v Chorley (19:45 GMT)Video contentVideo caption: FA Cup: Chorley 2-2 Doncaster Rovers highlightsFA Cup: Chorley 2-2 Doncaster Rovers highlightsNational League North Chorley made a mockery of the gap in places between the two teams in an enthralling first game, as League One Doncaster Rovers twice had to fight back from behind in this Trans-Pennine tussle.It took two goals, including a moment of magic from Liverpool loanee Herbie Kane, to keep the South Yorkshire side in the tie.Whether Jamie Vermiglio’s Magpies can repeat their heroics in White Rose country is another matter, with the carrot of either Mansfield Town or Charlton Athletic in round two dangled before them.Posted at 19:2919:29BBC coverageFA Cup first round replays (all kick-offs 19:45 GMT)BBC local radioSix of tonight’s ties have full commentary from our colleagues at BBC local radio.To enjoy an audio accompaniment, click the link above that takes your fancy.Posted at 19:2719:27A second bite of the cherryCrawley v Southend (19:45 GMT)Video contentVideo caption: FA Cup: Southend United 1-1 Crawley Town highlightsFA Cup: Southend United 1-1 Crawley Town highlightsHaving got out of jail courtesy of a John White own goal in the first game, Crawley Town bring Southend United back to their place for a second roll of the dice.Southend could have put the game out of sight in the first-half, with just Michael Kightly’s goal to show for their territorial dominance.Can Crawley make the most of their reprieve and dump out the Shrimpers? Or will Chris Powell’s side continue the Red Devils’ recent miserable form? Who knows? The FA Cup throws up all manner of surprises.Barnsley lie in wait for whoever comes out on top.Posted at 19:2519:25Upbeat Fleet ready for RobinsCheltenham v Ebbsfleet (19:45 GMT)Garry Hill has seen a lot during his time as a manager, including taking Nottingham Forest to an FA Cup replay during his time as Weymouth boss, and he almost sprang another cup shock in his first outing after his appointment.The Fleet drew 0-0 at home to the League Two side, and followed that with another goalless draw against Boreham Wood. If they can find the goals to go with their miserly defence, it could add to the Robins’ woes.Cheltenham are third from bottom in the fourth tier, with just goal difference keeping them out of the drop zone. That said, they’re unbeaten in three, and home advantage could be a factor.Accrington Stanley will be the hosts for the winners in round two.Video contentVideo caption: FA Cup: Ebbsfleet United 0-0 Cheltenham Town highlightsFA Cup: Ebbsfleet United 0-0 Cheltenham Town highlightsPosted at 19:2319:23’Stag’ do for the AddicksCharlton v Mansfield (19:45 GMT)Video contentVideo caption: FA Cup: Mansfield Town 1-1 Charlton Athletic highlightsFA Cup: Mansfield Town 1-1 Charlton Athletic highlightsWhat a season it has been at Field Mill so far, just two defeats in all competitions – one of which was at the hands (or feet) of Championship side West Bromwich Albion – have propelled Mansfield Town into the promotion mix and a chance of the second round of the FA Cup here.Seven wins and seven draws in an unbeaten run are evidence of their pedigree, with Nottingham Forest loanee Tyler Walker banging in eight goals – his dad Des scored an own goal for the Reds against Tottenham in the 1991 final.Lee Bowyer’s Charlton Athletic are in the League One play-off places and are no mugs themselves.They might have needed Toby Stevenson’s leveller to take the tie to a replay at The Valley, but as wins against Barnsley, Doncaster and Wycombe show they can find their best form against high-quality opposition.Chorley or Doncaster are the reward for the winners…Posted at 19:2119:21Are the Bantams’ hopes ‘Shot?Bradford City v Aldershot (19:45 GMT)Video contentVideo caption: FA Cup: Aldershot Town 1-1 Bradford City highlightsFA Cup: Aldershot Town 1-1 Bradford City highlightsWhat is going on at Bradford City? Just a couple of seasons ago they were 90 minutes away from the Championship in the League One play-off final. Now they prop up the division.Managerial changes, player departures and a fractious relationship between fans and board have seen the optimism deteriorate. It’s only a few years since they reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup too.It took a Nat Knight-Percival equaliser to keep the Bantams in the mix, after George Fowler’s opener had earlier put Aldershot ahead.Mind you, the Shots don’t exactly arrive at Valley Parade in full confidence either, after highfliers Salford CIty thumped four past them without reply on Saturday.The round two reward? Peterborough United away.Posted at 19:1919:19The only way is Essex?Billericay Town v Chesterfield (19:45 GMT)Video contentVideo caption: FA Cup: Chesterfield 1-1 Billericay Town highlightsFA Cup: Chesterfield 1-1 Billericay Town highlightsTo paraphrase the Ian Dury classic ‘Billericay Dickie’, Billericay Town are doing very well.Into the first round for the fifth time in their history, they’re just a game away from round two and another impressive landmark in addition to chasing promotion from National League South.The Blues haven’t lost a competitive game since September, which is in contrast to their National League opponents Chesterfield, who haven’t won in 18 league games.Conversely, they’ve drawn the past eight. Talk about a stalemate. Do penalties loom? Grimsby will be watching with interest, as they travel to the winners in the second round.Posted at 19:1719:17What’s on tonight?FA Cup first round replays (all kick-offs 19:45 GMT)Billericay Town v ChesterfieldBradford City v Aldershot TownCharlton Athletic v Mansfield TownCheltenham Town v Ebbsfleet UnitedCrawley Town v Southend UnitedDoncaster Rovers v Chorley
FCHalifax Town v MorecambeForest Green Rovers v Oxford UnitedOxford City v Tranmere RoversSlough Town v Sutton UnitedPosted at 19:1519:15If at first you don’t succeed…FA Cup first round replays (all kick-offs 19:45 GMT)Rex FeaturesCopyright: Rex FeaturesTry, try again, the old adage says.Twenty-six teams will do just that over the next two nights, bidding to make their way into the second round of the FA Cup.From those who have tasted cup success before to the plucky minnows dreaming of a cupset, it’s a mixed bag of names who are getting a second bite of the cherry.As we know from experience, anything can happen in the next two hours.Let’s get to work.
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