The FA Cup - First Round
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Chorley 2-2 Doncaster Rovers: 10-man non-league side take League One side to replay

League One Doncaster twice fought back from behind to earn a replay against 10-man National League North side Chorley.

Josh O'Keefe headed the hosts into a second-minute lead when he got up well to head home from an Adam Blakeman corner, but Herbie Kane poked home from close range to equalise.

Home striker Marcus Carver rattled a powerful shot against the post before Courtney Meppen-Walter restored their lead when his effort went in off the same upright.

The Magpies were reduced to 10 men when Matt Challoner was sent off for an appalling challenge on Kane inside the area, only for referee Ross Joyce to award a free-kick, before Liverpool loanee Kane sent a superb strike into the top corner to force a replay.



Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Urwin
  • 2ChallonerBooked at 61mins
  • 4Teague
  • 5Leather
  • 6Meppen-Walter
  • 3Blakeman
  • 14GlynnSubstituted forWhithamat 74'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 8O'KeefeSubstituted forCottrellat 28'minutes
  • 11NewbyBooked at 72mins
  • 10AlmondSubstituted forAnsonat 64'minutes
  • 9CarverBooked at 81mins


  • 7Newby
  • 12Wilson
  • 15Whitham
  • 16Jordan
  • 17Anson
  • 18Cottrell
  • 21Eccles


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lawlor
  • 2Mason
  • 12AndersonBooked at 82mins
  • 6Butler
  • 3Andrew
  • 8WhitemanBooked at 82mins
  • 17BlairBooked at 42minsSubstituted forMayat 45'minutes
  • 15Kane
  • 7Wilks
  • 9Marquis
  • 26Coppinger


  • 11Crawford
  • 13Marosi
  • 18Ben Khemis
  • 19May
  • 21Longbottom
  • 24Amos
  • 25Blaney
Ross Joyce

Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chorley 2, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chorley 2, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

  4. Post update

    Scott Leather (Chorley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Teague (Chorley).

  7. Post update

    Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Benjamin Whiteman tries a through ball, but John Marquis is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers).

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    Adam Blakeman (Chorley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Carver (Chorley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Courtney Meppen-Walter following a fast break.

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    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Adam Anson.

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    Attempt missed. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by John Marquis.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

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    Marcus Carver (Chorley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Booking

    Dale Whitham (Chorley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dale Whitham (Chorley).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Chorley. Conceded by Ian Lawlor.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Blakeman (Chorley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Booking

    Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.