FA Cup roundup: Harrogate strike late to knock out former winners Portsmouth
Jack Diamond scored an injury-time winner as League Two Harrogate sunk the former winners Portsmouth to reach the third round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history.
Danny Cowley’s Portsmouth side headed into the game on the back of six straight wins but fell behind when Luke Armstrong fired home for the visitors after 44 minutes. Ellis Harrison levelled almost immediately for the 2008 winners, but Diamond lashed home deep into injury time to seal Harrogate’s historic win.
National League Yeovil booked their place by beating Stevenage 1-0 at Huish Park. Charlie Wakefield hit a sharp right-foot finish in the 51st minute to add another chapter to the Glovers’ storied FA Cup history.
A late double from Dennis Politic saw League Two Port Vale hit back from behind to win 2-1 at Burton, who had led through Ryan Leak’s 23rd-minute header.
A 52nd-minute Lewis Fiorini own goal proved enough to give Hartlepool a 1-0 win at Lincoln. And a double from George Lapslie sealed a 3-2 win for Mansfield at League One strugglers Doncaster, who had taken a 10th-minute lead through Branden Horton. William Forrester’s equaliser and Lapslie’s double put the visitors in command before Tommy Rowe hit a late consolation for the home side.
League Two strugglers Barrow will get a second shot at Ipswich after holding the League One side to a goalless draw at Portman Road – after which Ipswich manager Paul Cook was dismissed. Northern Premier League Buxton put up a good fight in dreadful conditions against Morecambe, but the League One side prevailed thanks to Cole Stockton’s effort on the half-hour.
Second-half efforts from Aaron Collins and Nick Anderton gave Bristol Rovers a 2-1 win over famous FA Cup giant-killers Sutton, who had led through Will Randall’s 52nd-minute opener.
Ayoub Assal and Ollie Palmer each helped themselves to a brace as Wimbledon held on to beat Cheltenham 4-3. Alfie May gave the visitors an early lead and, after Assal and Palmer swept the Dons into a 4-1 lead, Andy Williams and a Ben Heneghan own goal gave the home side some anxious moments late on.
Two goals from Harry Smith and further strikes from Omar Beckles and an Aaron Drinan penalty saw Leyton Orient ease to a 4-0 win over Tranmere. Goals from Adam May and Harvey Knibbs helped Cambridge hit back to beat Exeter, who led through a Sam Nombe penalty.
Swindon won 2-1 at Walsall, with goals from Tyreece Simpson and Kaine Kesler either side of Emanuel Osadebe’s 37th-minute equaliser. And goals from Tom Bloxham and Ryan Bowman gave Shrewsbury a 2-1 win at League Two strugglers Carlisle, who reduced the deficit through Jordan Gibson in injury time.