The FA Cup - First Round
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Guiseley 4-3 Cambridge United: Non-league side stun League Two U's

League Two Cambridge United nearly battled back from 4-0 down but were ultimately knocked out by non-league Guiseley in the FA Cup first round.

The National League North side went in front when Will Hatfield fired home a powerful effort from outside the area before Cliff Moyo's cross flew straight into the back of the net to put the hosts 2-0 up.

Kaine Felix added to their lead and Kingsley James deftly flicked in Moyo's cross to seemingly make the result safe.

However, two goals from Jabo Ibehre and a George Maris effort left the Lions holding on in stoppage time.

The win means the Lions have reached the second round of the competition in successive seasons.

'I wish I meant it!'

Full-back Moyo admitted to BBC Final Score after the game that his goal was an over-hit cross rather than a shot.

"I wish I meant it but to be honest sometimes you need a bit of luck in the FA Cup, that's the magic of it. We're buzzing to be in the next round," he said.

"It was difficult because they're full-time and we're part-time. We stepped up today and showed them what we are about."

Joint-boss Russ O'Neill was delighted with the result after the Lions weathered late pressure to progress.

"We've watched them over the last few days and we knew they were dangerous even at 4-0 down. Another five minutes and they'd have got back in it," he said.

"It's a fantastic result for the football club."

Line-ups

Guiseley

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1GreenBooked at 89mins
  • 2Moyo
  • 5ThorntonBooked at 73mins
  • 6Halls
  • 3Heaton
  • 11WalshSubstituted forWaltersat 54'minutes
  • 8James
  • 4PurverSubstituted forHarveyat 83'minutes
  • 7Felix
  • 10HatfieldBooked at 23mins
  • 9LiburdSubstituted forOdejayiat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Morrison
  • 13Worsnop
  • 14Cummings
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Odejayi
  • 17Walters
  • 18Clayton

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Taft
  • 5Taylor
  • 3Carroll
  • 18Maris
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forAmooat 45'minutes
  • 6DeeganSubstituted forLewisat 71'minutes
  • 19LambeBooked at 58minsSubstituted forAzeezat 62'minutes
  • 20Brown
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 7Amoo
  • 10Azeez
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Mitov
  • 15Osadebe
  • 22Lewis
  • 25John
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
1,097

Match Stats

Home TeamGuiseleyAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Guiseley 4, Cambridge United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Guiseley 4, Cambridge United 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

  4. Post update

    Lewis Walters (Guiseley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jevani Brown.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Guiseley 4, Cambridge United 3. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Lewis with a through ball.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

  9. Post update

    Kayode Odejayi (Guiseley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Walters (Guiseley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  11. Booking

    Joe Green (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Guiseley 4, Cambridge United 2. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Cambridge United. David Forde tries a through ball, but Jabo Ibehre is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Guiseley. Joe Green tries a through ball, but Kayode Odejayi is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United).

  16. Post update

    Will Thornton (Guiseley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Kaine Felix (Guiseley) because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jake Carroll (Cambridge United).

  20. Post update

    Kaine Felix (Guiseley) wins a free kick on the right wing.