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Slough Town win 8-7 on penalties

Slough Town 1-1 Sutton United (8-7 on penalties): Wells hits winner for Slough

George Wells scored the winning penalty as Slough won a thrilling shootout 8-7 to upset Sutton after a 1-1 draw in their FA Cup first-round replay.

The National League Premier side appeared to be heading through to a second-round meeting at home to Gillingham or Hartlepool when Harry Beautyman gave them an early lead.

But James Dobson's free-kick levelled late on for National League South side Slough who then progressed after an extraordinary 18-kick shootout.

Sutton were ahead just nine minutes in as Beautyman diverted in Josh Taylor's cross.

Sutton, who famously made the fifth round in 2016-17, should have added further goals with Charlie Clough half-volleying against the bar while Jonah Ayunga missed the target when one on one in the second half.

But Dobson brilliantly fired home from the edge of the area nine minutes from the end of normal time moments after missing a good chance to level up.

After a quiet extra-time, the first 10 penalties were all scored before Tom Bolarinwa was denied by Jack Turner.

Sam Togwell then missed for Slough but left-back Wells kept his cool after Dean Beckwith had blazed over the bar.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Slough Town

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Turner
  • 2Jackman
  • 5Nisbet
  • 6Togwell
  • 3Wells
  • 7Dobson
  • 4TogwellBooked at 83mins
  • 8DaviesSubstituted forDunnat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11HarrisSubstituted forWilliamsat 78'minutes
  • 10Stevens
  • 9FloodSubstituted forHarrisat 70'minutesBooked at 120mins

Substitutes

  • 12Hollis
  • 13Fraser
  • 15Dunn
  • 16Soares
  • 17Phillips
  • 18Harris
  • 19Williams

Sutton United

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Worner
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Clough
  • 6CollinsBooked at 80mins
  • 3Thomas
  • 18BrownSubstituted forDavisat 90'minutesSubstituted forCadoganat 111'minutes
  • 23TaylorBooked at 43minsSubstituted forBolarinwaat 88'minutes
  • 10AyungaSubstituted forDrinanat 64'minutes
  • 4Beckwith
  • 15EastmondBooked at 45mins
  • 19Beautyman

Substitutes

  • 7Bolarinwa
  • 8Davis
  • 11Cadogan
  • 21Wishart
  • 24Drinan
  • 29Brown
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
1,360

Match Stats

Home TeamSlough TownAway TeamSutton United
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Slough Town 1(8), Sutton United 1(7).

  2. Penalties over

    Penalty Shootout ends, Slough Town 1(8), Sutton United 1(7).

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(8), Sutton United 1(7). George Wells (Slough Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Dean Beckwith (Sutton United) right footed shot is too high. Dean Beckwith should be disappointed.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(7), Sutton United 1(7). Mark Nisbet (Slough Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(6), Sutton United 1(7). Ross Worner (Sutton United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(6), Sutton United 1(6). Jack Turner (Slough Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(5), Sutton United 1(6). Aaron Drinan (Sutton United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  9. Post update

    Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Sam Togwell (Slough Town) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Sam Togwell should be disappointed.

  10. Post update

    Penalty saved! Tom Bolarinwa (Sutton United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(5), Sutton United 1(5). Ben Harris (Slough Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(4), Sutton United 1(5). Charlie Clough (Sutton United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(4), Sutton United 1(4). Simon Dunn (Slough Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(3), Sutton United 1(4). Harry Beautyman (Sutton United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(3), Sutton United 1(3). Manny Williams (Slough Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(2), Sutton United 1(3). Kieron Cadogan (Sutton United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(2), Sutton United 1(2). James Dobson (Slough Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(1), Sutton United 1(2). Craig Eastmond (Sutton United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1(1), Sutton United 1(1). Matt Stevens (Slough Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Slough Town 1, Sutton United 1(1). Jamie Collins (Sutton United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.