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.

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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