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Coventry make cup progress

09 Nov 2013 01:01:57

Coventry make cup progress

Coventry progressed through to the second round of the FA Cup after beating AFC Wimbledon 3-1 at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

In a clash which pitted 1987 winners Coventry against a Dons side who were formed following the demise of 1988 champions Wimbledon FC, it was the hosts who took a 54th-minute lead through Michael Smith's header.

However, Coventry equalised soon after through Callum Wilson following a mistake from stand-in goalkeeper Seb Brown, who had been brought in to replace Ross Worner after a traffic accident had held up some of the Dons squad and caused the kick-off to be delayed until 8pm.

The visitors then took the lead in the 60th minute when Carl Baker finished a far-post cross and the League One side secured the win when Baker's free-kick deflected in off Callum Kennedy in the wall in the 70th minute.

Friday's other first-round tie saw Bristol Rovers and York share a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Memorial Stadium

Substitute Wes Fletcher earned visiting York a replay with an 86th-minute equaliser after Rovers goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall spilled a right-wing cross from Lanre Oyebanjo.

York had twice led earlier on through Ryan Jarvis (35 minutes) and Josh Carson (41) but Rovers hit back both times with goals from Eliot Richards (37) and replacement Matt Harrold (57).

The Pirates then took the lead through loan signing Chris Beardsley's 75th-minute header, only to be pegged back by Fletcher.


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