The FA Cup - First Round - Replay
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Maidstone United 2-1 Stevenage

Frannie Collin's late header put seventh-tier Maidstone United through to the second round of the FA Cup at the expense of League Two Stevenage.

Collin rose to meet Ben Greenhalgh's cross to book the Isthmian Premier Division side a meeting with Wrexham.

He had earlier put Maidstone ahead from a rebound, only for Darius Charles to volley an equaliser for Stevenage.

But Collin had the last word, sending Maidstone to round two for the first time since they reformed in 1992.

Their victory was also the first match in the main draw of the FA Cup to be played on a 3G artificial surface.

A goalless draw at Stevenage had earned the Stones a replay at the Gallagher Stadium, the ground they moved into in 2012 on their return to the town after a 24-year absence.

They were ahead inside two minutes, with Jay May running onto a flick and seeing his shot parried by Stevenage keeper Chris Day into the path of Collin, who finished from an angle.

The visitors, 60 places above Maidstone in the league pyramid, remained vulnerable to long balls all night, but they improved and put pressure on the home goal, with Lee Worgan called on to save from Lee Barnard and Roarie Deacon.

The Boro got their reward after half-time when Simon Walton turned two defenders on the Maidstone left and crossed for Charles to volley home from 12 yards out.

From there, it was Stevenage who looked more likely winners - Worgan again forced to deny Chris Whelpdale - only for the visitors to be caught out late on.

Greenhalgh surged down the left and crossed to Collin, whose header sent Maidstone to Conference side Wrexham on Saturday, 6 December.

Line-ups

Maidstone United

  • 1Worgan
  • 2Simpson
  • 5Miles
  • 4CoyleBooked at 16mins
  • 3Mills
  • 7BodkinSubstituted forGreenhalghat 79'minutes
  • 8ParkinsonBooked at 90mins
  • 6Rogers
  • 11Flisher
  • 9May
  • 10CollinSubstituted forBrownat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Brown
  • 14Greenhalgh
  • 15Jordan
  • 16Robertson
  • 17Davies
  • 18Kitt
  • 21Godmon

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 19Wells
  • 9Charles
  • 23OkimoSubstituted forDembeleat 81'minutes
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 12McAllisterSubstituted forJebbat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Walton
  • 34DeaconBooked at 62minsSubstituted forAdamsat 81'minutes
  • 22Lee
  • 37BarnardBooked at 16mins

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 3Dembele
  • 5Ashton
  • 6Bond
  • 11Pett
  • 46Jebb
  • 49Adams
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
2,226

Match Stats

Home TeamMaidstone UnitedAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home13
Away21
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Maidstone United 2, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Maidstone United 2, Stevenage 1.

Booking

Jack Parkinson (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay May (Maidstone United).

Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Bira Dembele.

Foul by Jack Jebb (Stevenage).

Ben Greenhalgh (Maidstone United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bira Dembele (Stevenage).

Jay May (Maidstone United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jack Jebb replaces David McAllister.

Attempt missed. Darius Charles (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Walton following a set piece situation.

Booking

Alex Brown (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Charlie Adams (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Parkinson (Maidstone United).

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Alex Brown replaces Frannie Collin.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 2, Stevenage 1. Frannie Collin (Maidstone United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Greenhalgh with a cross.

Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Charlie Lee with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Adams (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Walton.

Foul by David McAllister (Stevenage).

Tom Mills (Maidstone United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).

Alex Flisher (Maidstone United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sonny Miles (Maidstone United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Charlie Adams replaces Roarie Deacon.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Bira Dembele replaces Jerome Okimo.

Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ronnie Henry with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Ben Greenhalgh replaces Matt Bodkin.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jamie Coyle.

Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Frannie Collin (Maidstone United).

Attempt blocked. Alex Flisher (Maidstone United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jerome Okimo (Stevenage).

Jay May (Maidstone United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

David McAllister (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Parkinson (Maidstone United).

Attempt blocked. Matt Bodkin (Maidstone United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Parkinson with a headed pass.

Offside, Stevenage. Charlie Lee tries a through ball, but Lee Barnard is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Frannie Collin (Maidstone United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Bodkin.

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