The FA Cup - First Round
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Chesterfield 1-1 Billericay Town

Moses Emmanuel earned National League South leaders Billericay an FA Cup first-round replay with a sweetly struck 20-yard equaliser at 1997 semi-finalists Chesterfield.

The midfielder ran onto a pass by skipper Sam Deering and showed composure to keep possession before leaving goalkeeper Callum Burton clutching at thin air in the 52nd minute.

Emmanuel's goal cancelled out Laurence Maguire's 17th-minute header for Chesterfield, who failed to make heavy late pressure pay.

Martin Allen's side made a slick start as Curtis Weston, Marc Antoine-Fortune and the lively Zavon Hines all saw efforts denied by in-form goalkeeper Alan Julian.

But Maguire rose at the far post to nod home Joe Rowley's corner before Billericay forced their way back into the game prior to the interval.

After Emmanuel's leveller, both sides went all out for a winner, with Chesterfield ending up with four strikers on the field.

Jonathan Smith saw a shot deflected wide after an excellent cutback by Jerome Binnom-Williams before Julian produced his best stop of the lot to deny Hines.

But Chesterfield also needed a last-gasp clearance by Maguire after Callum Kennedy put over a threatening cross.

And the Essex visitors held out after four minutes of added time to earn a replay on home soil against their National League foes.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

Formation 4-5-1

  • 31Burton
  • 5Evans
  • 19Hollis
  • 6Maguire
  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 11Hines
  • 16Rowley
  • 23Smith
  • 8WestonSubstituted forDentonat 86'minutes
  • 28ReidSubstituted forShawat 66'minutes
  • 32FortunéSubstituted forAmantchiat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Shaw
  • 12Nelson
  • 21Anyon
  • 22Muggleton
  • 29Amantchi
  • 30Denton
  • 36Kiwomya

Billericay Town

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Julian
  • 2Kizzi
  • 4Doe
  • 5HaylesSubstituted forInmanat 35'minutes
  • 3Kennedy
  • 7EmmanuelSubstituted forO'Haraat 70'minutes
  • 6Deering
  • 8Waldren
  • 10Lafayette
  • 11Howells
  • 9RobinsonSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Inman
  • 13Wells
  • 14O'Hara
  • 15Modeste
  • 16Shokunbi
  • 17Jahraldo-Martin
  • 18Potter
Referee:
Martin Woods
Attendance:
2,952

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamBillericay Town
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Billericay Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Billericay Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ross Lafayette.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Alan Julian.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zavon Hines (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jerome Binnom-Williams (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sam Deering (Billericay Town).

  9. Post update

    Lee Shaw (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Tom Denton replaces Curtis Weston.

  11. Post update

    Joe Kizzi (Billericay Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lee Shaw (Chesterfield).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lee Shaw (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jake Howells.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jonathan Smith (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Waldren (Billericay Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joe Kizzi (Billericay Town).

  19. Post update

    Zavon Hines (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Levi Amantchi (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.