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Down the line: Headlines from the FA Cup first round and football league

Mobbed: Hall (second left) celebrates PICTURE: REX


It’s Hall gone wrong for Wigan

CHORLEY boss Jamie Vermiglio hailed his Northern Premier League side’s comeback from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Wigan, the FA Cup winners in 2013.

Connor Hall grabbed an extra-time winner after Elliot Newby and Harry Cardwell levelled the tie.

‘It’s a proud day for me and the players, and one we need to cherish,’ said Vermiglio.

Wigan manager John Sheridan admitted: ‘It is probably the worst result of my managerial career.’

■ 5-6 — Result at Torquay, with seven of the goals in extra-time, as Crawley came back from 2-0 and 5-3 down to book a place in the second round thanks to Ashley Nadesan’s (pictured) 118th-minute winner

Wesley’s goal goes a Fong way

WESLEY FONGUCK scored the only goal as ten-man National League side Barnet beat Burton 1-0, while two Stephen Gleeson penalties helped Solihull Moors to a 3-2 win over League Two strugglers Scunthorpe.

Yesterday’s results mean nine non-league sides beat EFL opposition over the weekend, with Boreham Wood, Darlington, Dagenham & Redbridge, King’s Lynn, Marine and Stockport having won on Saturday.


Tykes leave Rams in Roo-ins

VALERIEN ISMAEL preyed on Derby’s nervousness as Barnsley’s 2-0 win at Pride Park left the Rams rock-bottom of the Championship.

‘I told the players before the game our gameplan was high-intensity aggressiveness to force mistakes and punish mistakes, and it was perfect,’ said Ismael.

Conor Chaplin (pictured) and Victor Adeboyejo netted for the Tykes to pile pressure on self-isolating boss Phillip Cocu, while Wayne Rooney moved from attack to a deep midfield role during the game.

Brooks’ form is flowing again

INJURY-jinxed David Brooks scored twice as he completed 90 minutes in a Bournemouth league game for the first time since April 2019 in a 3-1 win at Birmingham. ‘I had to hold him back because Brooksy was itching to play,’ said boss Jason Tindall.

■ 3 — Defeats in a row for Reading as Stoke’s Tyrese Campbell and Steven Fletcher sunk the leaders

■ 10 — Games without defeat for Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough after drawing 0-0 at Brentford