The FA Cup - First Round
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Chorley 1-2 Fleetwood Town

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Highlights: Chorley 1-2 Fleetwood

Jack Sowerby's injury-time goal took 10-man Fleetwood past non-league Chorley in the FA Cup first round.

Sixth-tier Chorley, managed by former Blackburn striker Matt Jansen, took a shock lead in the 58th minute when Marcus Carver put away a loose ball.

Fleetwood's Lewie Coyle was sent off for a tackle on Jake Cottrell but they levelled through Devante Cole's header.

Sowerby took advantage of a defensive lapse to set up a second-round tie with seventh-tier Hereford.

A replay was the least deserved by Chorley, who were rarely threatened by a side 71 places above them on the football ladder.

In a game low on chances, Carver was able to pounce when Ashley Eastham's clearance bounced back towards goal off his own team-mate Nathan Pond.

And a boisterous home support at Victory Park, full with 3,500 fans, would have sensed the club's third appearance in the second round was forthcoming when Coyle dived in on Cottrell and was shown a red card.

But it all unravelled in the final 13 minutes, with Cole, the son of former Manchester United striker Andrew Cole, heading in Wes Burns' cross and Sowerby getting between 19-year-old debutant keeper Ollie Byrne and a defender to finish.

Chorley boss Matt Jansen on BT Sport: "It's bitterly tough to take. We were the better team in the first half but they gambled after they had a man sent off. They threw men forwards and their winner was a hopeful ball, a scuffed pass that ended up at their man.

"When they went down to 10 men, you start thinking of an upset. We are gutted but now we concentrate on the league. It's hard to take."

Fleetwood manager Uwe Rosler on BT Sport: "It was very difficult. We were shocking until we had 10 men.

"We have to be more physical. We learned good lessons. We didn't understand when and where to pass the ball.

"For 60 minutes, we were nowhere near the standards. We couldn't clear our lines, we never won a single header. The subs made the impact.

"Lewie Coyle is a fantastic player but he was frustrated. We will not talk about this today, we need to get the emotions out of the way but we have no complaints about the red card."

Line-ups

Chorley

  • 1Byrne
  • 5Leather
  • 4Teague
  • 6Jordan
  • 2Challoner
  • 7O'Keefe
  • 8Wilson
  • 11Cottrell
  • 3Blakeman
  • 9CarverBooked at 70minsSubstituted forDarrat 90'minutes
  • 10Walker

Substitutes

  • 12Charnock
  • 15Beesley
  • 16Jarvis
  • 17Azam
  • 18Anson
  • 20Black
  • 23Darr

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 12BolgerBooked at 70mins
  • 6PondSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 61'minutes
  • 5Eastham
  • 2CoyleBooked at 69mins
  • 8Dempsey
  • 18Glendon
  • 4O'NeillSubstituted forBurnsat 64'minutes
  • 3Bell
  • 22HunterSubstituted forSowerbyat 82'minutes
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 7Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 9Burns
  • 15Rodgers
  • 23Schwabl
  • 27Biggins
  • 28Sowerby
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
3,526

Match Stats

Home TeamChorleyAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Chorley 1, Fleetwood Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chorley 1, Fleetwood Town 2.

Goal!

Goal! Chorley 1, Fleetwood Town 2. Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Glendon with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Chorley. Jordan Darr replaces Marcus Carver.

Offside, Chorley. Stephen Jordan tries a through ball, but Marcus Carver is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Ashley Eastham following a set piece situation.

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Cottrell (Chorley).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jack Sowerby replaces Ashley Hunter.

Attempt missed. Andrew Teague (Chorley) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Blakeman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Chorley. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Attempt missed. Jake Cottrell (Chorley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Marcus Carver with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Foul by Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town).

Matthew Challoner (Chorley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town).

Josh Wilson (Chorley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Chorley 1, Fleetwood Town 1. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Wes Burns with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Leather (Chorley).

Foul by Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town).

Matthew Challoner (Chorley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Marcus Carver (Chorley) is shown the yellow card.

Delay in match Jake Cottrell (Chorley) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) is shown the red card.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Jake Cottrell (Chorley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Wes Burns replaces Aiden O'Neill.

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Cottrell (Chorley).

Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Leather (Chorley).

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Carver (Chorley).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Nathan Pond.

Attempt missed. Jason Walker (Chorley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Josh O'Keefe with a headed pass.

Goal!

Goal! Chorley 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Marcus Carver (Chorley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh O'Keefe.

goal

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