The FA Cup - First Round
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Mansfield Town 1-1 Concord Rangers

Jordan Chiedozie's spectacular 30-yard strike secured Conference South side Concord Rangers a home replay with Mansfield in the FA Cup first round.

Chiedozie, son of the former Tottenham and Notts County winger John, scored a wonder goal which went in off the post into the top corner to level the tie.

His effort came just 51 seconds after Danny Glozier had headed past his own keeper to put Mansfield into the lead.

Chiedozie had a chance to win it but his mis-hit shot was tipped over.

Concord, nicknamed the Beach Boys, were made to wait for their FA Cup first-round debut as the original tie was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

The Stags had early chances with Rakish Bingham and Adam Murray both having shots blocked while at the other end, Tony Stokes shot straight at Sascha Studer.

Glozier headed a Liam Marsden throw past Josh Vickers to hand Mansfield an 18th-minute lead, but the non-league side equalised straight from the restart as Chiedozie's long-range strike stunned the home crowd.

Goalkeeper Vickers, on loan at Concord from Premier League side Arsenal, had to be at his best to deny Bingham following a Fergus Bell through-ball.

After Chiedozie's second-half chance, Mansfield nearly snatched it at the end but Vickers produced a superb save to stop a Chris Clements free-kick.

The two sides now face a first-round replay, with the winners away to Cambridge United in the second round.

Concord Rangers manager Danny Cowley told BBC Essex:

"We've just taken a League side all the way, their goalkeeper's won man of the match.

"The boys have put a colossal effort in. I'm so proud of them. For the players to put the energy and the commitment that they did throughout the game was testament to their fitness and their will.

"We got a standing ovation from their whole support and that means everything to us.

"We're a small club, we have a small support ourselves. We're not used to getting too many pats on the back, so tonight's a special night for everyone."

Line-ups

Mansfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Studer
  • 3Riley
  • 26WaterfallBooked at 66mins
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 19Marsden
  • 21Murray
  • 7BellSubstituted forLambeat 73'minutes
  • 28Clements
  • 18Beevers
  • 9RheadSubstituted forPalmerat 58'minutes
  • 11Bingham

Substitutes

  • 14Palmer
  • 17Lambe
  • 20Thomas
  • 22Taylor
  • 29Sendles-White
  • 30Bishop

Concord Rangers

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Vickers
  • 2Walker
  • 5Lampe
  • 6Fry
  • 3Glozier
  • 10CollinsSubstituted forOgilvieat 72'minutes
  • 4Woodyard
  • 8WhiteBooked at 54mins
  • 7CawleySubstituted forMilesat 85'minutes
  • 11StokesSubstituted forGardnerat 55'minutes
  • 9ChiedozieBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 12King
  • 14Alexander
  • 15Miles
  • 16Ogilvie
  • 17Gardner
  • 18Kabashi
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
2,023

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamConcord Rangers
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Concord Rangers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Concord Rangers 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Concord Rangers. Conceded by Liam Marsden.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Danny Glozier (Concord Rangers).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Taylor Miles (Concord Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Concord Rangers. Taylor Miles replaces Steve Cawley.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Luke Waterfall (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Jordan Chiedozie (Concord Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

  13. Post update

    James White (Concord Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Concord Rangers. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Gardner (Concord Rangers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Danny Glozier (Concord Rangers).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Concord Rangers. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.