Josh Coulson scored a late equaliser as Cambridge United drew with Wrexham in the first round of the FA Cup.

Wrexham went ahead through player-manager Andy Morrell, who nodded in Lee Fowler's cross in the 20th minute.

Coulson levelled when he glanced in Ashley Carew's free-kick, before Morrell struck again when he found the bottom corner from 10 yards.

But in added time defender Coulson made it 2-2 with a scrappy finish as Cambridge took the tie to a replay.

Home keeper Danny Naisbitt did well to repel a number of Wrexham chances as Morrell and Luke Berry came close to extending the visitor's lead before the break.

The tie became a fraught affair in the second half, with the pendulum swinging one way then the other.

Coulson's equaliser came soon after the break and, while Cambridge were without a genuine attacking threat, they caused Wrexham problems at set-pieces.

Morrell appeared to have sealed Wrexham's path to the second round with a powerful finish on the hour.

But the home side, under the cosh for long periods, held firm and were eventually rewarded thanks to Coulson's untidy late finish.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Cambridge Utd

  • 01 Naisbitt
  • 02 Roberts
  • 03 Jennings
  • 04 Coulson
  • 12 McAuley
  • 06 Shaw Booked
  • 10 Carew (Patrick - 69' )
  • 11 Dunk
  • 16 Jarvis (Marriott - 69' )
  • 18 Berry Booked
  • 09 Gash (Charles - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Brown
  • 05 Wylde
  • 27 Thorpe
  • 20 Patrick
  • 07 Charles
  • 17 Hughes
  • 19 Marriott

Wrexham

  • 25 Mayebi Booked
  • 03 Ashton Booked
  • 04 Creighton (Hunt - 58' Booked )
  • 23 Westwood
  • 08 Fowler
  • 18 Tolley
  • 20 Knight-Percival Booked
  • 26 Clarke
  • 09 Wright
  • 11 Morrell (Cieslewicz - 79' )
  • 24 Pogba (Speight - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Ward
  • 14 Clowes
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 16 Hunt
  • 17 Little
  • 10 Speight
  • 19 Anorllo
Ref: Hopkins
Att: 2,782

Match Stats

Shots

13 15

On target

8 10

Corners

6 5

Fouls

6 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:50 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +5:39

The ball is sent over by Ryan Charles, Nathaniel Knight-Percival manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +4:48

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Marriott played to the near post, Joslain Mayebi fouled by Josh Coulson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

90:00 +4:20

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Jennings, save made by Joslain Mayebi.

90:00 +3:56

Corner taken by James Jennings played to the near post, Joslain Mayebi makes a save.

90:00 +3:48

Ryan Charles produces a cross, Nathaniel Knight-Percival gets a block in.

90:00 +3:21

Direct free kick taken by James Jennings.

90:00 +3:21 Booking

Booking Neil Ashton receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Jennings by Neil Ashton.

90:00 +1:38

Ryan Charles provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +1:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Coulson - Cambridge 2 - 2 Wrexham Josh Coulson fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 2-2 Wrexham.

90:00 +1:03

Ryan Charles takes a shot.

90:00 +0:42

Jake Speight produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

89:40

Effort on goal by Adam Marriott from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

89:04

Foul by Jake Speight on Josh Coulson, free kick awarded. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

88:33

Neil Ashton takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Josh Coulson.

87:29

Ryan Charles concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Hunt. Johnny Hunt takes the direct free kick.

84:05 Booking

Booking Joslain Mayebi is given a yellow card.

82:47

Nathaniel Knight-Percival delivers the ball, save made by Danny Naisbitt.

82:34

Short corner worked by Neil Ashton.

81:57

Danny Wright takes a shot. Blocked by Josh Coulson.

81:01

Adrian Cieslewicz sends in a cross, blocked by James Jennings.

78:26

The free kick is delivered left-footed by James Jennings from left channel.

78:26 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Charles comes on in place of Michael Gash.

78:26 Substitution

Substitution Adrian Cieslewicz comes on in place of Andrew Morrell.

78:26 Booking

Booking Nathaniel Knight-Percival is booked.

77:56

Joe Clarke challenges Adam Marriott unfairly and gives away a free kick.

77:08

The official flags Luke Berry offside. Joslain Mayebi takes the indirect free kick.

76:37

Nathaniel Knight-Percival gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Marriott. Adam Marriott takes the free kick.

76:16

The ball is swung over by Jordan Patrick, Nathaniel Knight-Percival manages to make a clearance.

74:37

The ball is swung over by James Jennings.

74:19

Corner taken by James Jennings from the left by-line to the near post, Joe Clarke makes a clearance.

74:04

Luke Berry takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi makes a save.

73:33

Outswinging corner taken by James Jennings, Chris Westwood makes a clearance.

73:25

Centre by Harrison Dunk, Johnny Hunt gets a block in.

72:36

Shot from long distance by Lee Fowler goes wide of the left-hand upright.

70:25

Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.

70:25 Booking

Booking Tom Shaw goes into the book.

70:16

Tom Shaw concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Westwood.

69:57

A cross is delivered by James Jennings.

69:11 Substitution

Substitution Jake Speight replaces Mathias Pogba.

68:25 Substitution

Substitution (Cambridge Utd) makes a substitution, with Jordan Patrick coming on for Ashley Carew.

68:25 Substitution

Substitution Adam Marriott is brought on as a substitute for Rossi Jarvis.

67:31

Jamie Tolley takes a shot. Save made by Danny Naisbitt.

66:16

Free kick crossed right-footed by Ashley Carew.

66:16 Booking

Booking Johnny Hunt goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

65:55

Johnny Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harrison Dunk.

64:35

Danny Wright produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

62:40

Harrison Dunk has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

62:26

Harrison Dunk takes a shot. Johnny Hunt gets a block in.

61:22

Michael Gash concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Morrell. Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

59:03

Assist by Danny Wright.

59:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Morrell - Cambridge 1 - 2 Wrexham Goal scored by Andrew Morrell from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 1-2 Wrexham.

58:31

Corner taken by Jamie Tolley from the left by-line, clearance by Michael Gash.

58:24

Danny Wright crosses the ball, blocked by Kevin Roberts.

57:41 Substitution

Substitution Johnny Hunt is brought on as a substitute for Mark Creighton.

56:01

Shot by Tom Shaw from outside the box goes high over the target.

55:22

Mathias Pogba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harrison Dunk. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

54:13

Unfair challenge on Michael Gash by Neil Ashton results in a free kick. James Jennings delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Jamie Tolley gets a block in. Michael Gash takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Creighton.

53:55

Jamie Tolley produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save made by Danny Naisbitt.

52:36

The assist for the goal came from Ashley Carew.

52:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Coulson - Cambridge 1 - 1 Wrexham Josh Coulson scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Cambridge Utd 1-1 Wrexham.

51:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harrison Dunk by Chris Westwood. The ball is swung over by Ashley Carew,

51:09

A cross is delivered by Danny Wright.

50:04

The ball is delivered by Danny Wright. Neil Ashton has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

48:39

Rossi Jarvis takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Creighton.

45:59

Mathias Pogba has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:24

Unfair challenge on Michael Gash by Andrew Morrell results in a free kick. Josh Coulson takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:32 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:57

Andrew Morrell takes the inswinging corner, save by Danny Naisbitt.

45:00 +1:43

Danny Wright takes a shot. Blocked by Josh Coulson.

45:00 +0:24

Neil Ashton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Carew. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ashley Carew from right channel, Nathaniel Knight-Percival manages to make a clearance.

43:55

The ball is delivered by Lee Fowler.

41:31

Chris Westwood challenges Harrison Dunk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James Jennings.

40:10

The ball is delivered by Mathias Pogba, clearance by Josh Coulson.

38:51

The ball is swung over by Harrison Dunk, Mark Creighton manages to make a clearance.

37:23

James Jennings crosses the ball.

35:09

Corner taken by Ashley Carew from the left by-line, save by Joslain Mayebi.

34:53

Luke Berry takes a shot. Chris Westwood gets a block in.

34:29

Ashley Carew takes a shot. Joe Clarke gets a block in.

34:21

Harrison Dunk crosses the ball, Chris Westwood gets a block in.

33:57

Centre by Ashley Carew, Nathaniel Knight-Percival makes a clearance.

33:48

Ashley Carew delivers the ball, Neil Ashton gets a block in.

33:40

The ball is sent over by Harrison Dunk.

33:02

Chris Westwood produces a cross.

30:04

The ball is delivered by Ashley Carew, clearance by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

29:37

Inswinging corner taken by Neil Ashton, Mark Creighton takes a shot. Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

29:01

Andrew Morrell takes a shot. Save by Danny Naisbitt.

27:33

Effort on goal by Harrison Dunk from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

27:16

Andrew Morrell is ruled offside. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

22:46

Andrew Morrell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

22:03

Jamie Tolley produces a cross, clearance by Rossi Jarvis.

21:12

Nathaniel Knight-Percival restarts play with the free kick.

21:12 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Luke Berry for unsporting behaviour.

20:15

Luke Berry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Ashton.

19:42

Assist on the goal came from Lee Fowler.

19:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Morrell - Cambridge 0 - 1 Wrexham Andrew Morrell finds the net with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 0-1 Wrexham.

19:10

Centre by Lee Fowler, Andrew Morrell takes a shot. Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

18:24

Ashley Carew sends in a cross, clearance made by Chris Westwood.

17:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Jennings by Lee Fowler. Ashley Carew crosses the ball in from the free kick, Andrew Morrell manages to make a clearance.

16:12

Andrew Morrell is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

16:04

Mark Creighton crosses the ball.

15:43

Danny Wright takes a shot. Blocked by Josh Coulson.

14:04

The referee penalises Michael Gash for handball. Mark Creighton takes the free kick.

13:39

Michael Gash concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Clarke. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

12:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Ashton on Kevin Roberts. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

12:06

Danny Wright crosses the ball, clearance made by Kevin Roberts.

10:48

A cross is delivered by Ashley Carew, save by Joslain Mayebi.

10:38

The ball is swung over by Jamie Tolley, Josh Coulson manages to make a clearance.

7:50

Andrew Morrell concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Carew. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

6:02

Centre by Ashley Carew.

5:25

The ball is sent over by Kevin Roberts, Neil Ashton gets a block in.

0:00

The game begins.

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