Wednesday January 18, 2012 3rd Round Finished Racecourse Ground

Wrexham 1 - 1
(4 - 5)
Brighton and Hove Albion

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    Time:120'
    • Wrexham
    • Brighton and Hove Albion
    • 120' Full-time: Wrexham 1-1 Brighton (Brighton win 5-4 on penalties). For all Wrexham's heart and desire, it's Brighton who hold their nerve in the dreaded shootout - scoring all five of their penalties to set up a fourth round tie against Newcastle United. But it took them over 200 minutes in total for the Seagulls to book their place!
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY MACKAIL-SMITH!
    • - Brighton can win if they score... Mackail-Smith
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY LITTLE!
    • - Wrexham have to score this... Glen Little
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY CALDERON!
    • - Inigo Calderon steps up for Brighton...
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY ASHTON!
    • - Neil Ashton steps up for Wrexham...
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY BRIDCUTT!
    • - Liam Bridcutt steps up for Brighton...
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY HUNT!
    • - Johnny Hunt steps up for Wrexham...
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY SPARROW!
    • - Matt Sparrow steps up for Brighton...
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY CLARKE!
    • - Joe Clarke steps up for Wrexham...
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY BARNES!
    • - Ashley Barnes steps up for Brighton...
    • - KEATES MISSES THE PENALTY - SAVED BY BREZOVAN
    • - Dean Keates steps up for Wrexham...
    • 120' Full-time: Wrexham 1-1 Brighton. Wrexham almost won it at the end, but they couldn't take their chances and so the game goes to penalties!
    • 120' Wrexham bodies block Brighton's late attempts at goal and, moments earlier, Romain Vincelot heads harmlessly over.
    • 119' Right at the end of extra time, Wrexham almost grab the winner. Arriving at the back post, Jay Harris sends his header towards goal and Brezovan gets a hand to it on tipping the ball onto the crossbar and behind for a corner.
    • 115' Into the final five minutes of extra time in the replay between Wrexham and Brighton with the tie still delicately poised at 1-1...
    • 113' Wrexham's Mayebi gets strong hands to beat away a sweetly-struck Mackail-Smith effort.
    • 112' This time Obeng goes down in the Brighton box after darting forward, but no penalty is given.
    • 111' The forward-surging Curtis Obeng slices his shot wide, having bowed down on the Brighton goal off of the right wing.
    • 109' Will Buckley picks out Agdestein in the Wrexham box but his header on the turn flies wide of Mayebi's goal.
    • 108' Curtis Obeng makes a great run down the Wrexham right but his eventual low cross is convincingly snuffed out.
    • 106' And we're back for the second half of extra time between Wrexham and Brighton.
    • 105' Half-time in extra time: Wrexham 1-1 Brighton
    • 105' Wrexham end the first period the stronger, and Johnny Hunt should have pulled the trigger after darting into the box and receiving the ball back following a one-two. As it is, the chance goes begging.
    • 105' Wrexham sub: Goalscorer Andy Morrell comes off for Johnny Hunt
    • 103' Glen Little comes forward and jinks past Lewis Dunk, but his curling strike is deflected wide of Peter Brezovan's goal. However, no Wrexham corner is given.
    • 101' Wrexham sub: Dean Keates comes on for Jamie Tolley
    • 100' Romain Vincelot is booked for a cynical tug of the shirt.
    • 98' Jamie Tolley receives a yellow card for a strong challenge
    • 97' Mayebi could be Wrexham's hero as he stands tall in deflecting wide Agdestein's strike, after the Brighton sub had been played in by Will Buckley.
    • 95' Brezon gets a strong hand in turning behind Mark Creighton's header, just out from the Brighton goal.
    • 93' Wrexham start the extra-time period with real purpose as Cieslewicz strikes over, as they rush forward from the kick-off.
    • 90' And we're underway for the first-half of extra time between Wrexham and Brighton.
    • 90' Full-time: Wrexham 1-1 Brighton. And we will have an extra 30 minutes to decide this FA Cup replay!
    • 90+5' Corner from Neil Ashton sees an unmarked Joe Clarke head over from just a few yards out. That could have been the moment for Wrexham to have won it.
    • 90+4' Jay Harris goes down after looking to get on the end of Glen Little's cross but the penalty appeals are half-hearted at best.
    • 90+3' Both teams are looking weary as we enter into the third minute of stoppage time.
    • 90+1' There will be six minutes of stoppage time at the end of the 90. A booking for Ashley Barnes as well for a late challenge on Cieslewicz.
    • 90' Brighton forcing the issue late on as a ball into the box is controlled by Calderon and laid off to Lewis Dunk, whose delayed effort is deflected wide for a corner.
    • 88' Inigo Calderon's hanging cross is plucked out of the air by Mayebi in the Wrexham goal.
    • 86' Agdestein lays the ball back for Craig Mackail-Smith who controls with his right, before firing wide with his left from only a few yards out.
    • 83' Cieslewicz drives forward with the ball but, off-balance, sends his shot harmlessly over the Brighton goal.
    • 82' Agdestein heads over from Liam Bridcutt's curled cross into the Wrexham danger area.
    • 81' Barnes now wins the corner for Brighton, as Wrexham seek to regain some composure. But, from that, Wrexham launch an excellent counter-attack which sees Cieslewicz feed Glen Little whose delivery towards the Brighton back post is headed agonisingly over by Jay Harris.
    • 78' GOAL FOR BRIGHTON! WREXHAM 1-1 BRIGHTON (Ashley Barnes). Wrexham have been in the ascendancy for most of the match, but Brighton are now level. Agdestein finds Sparrow deep down the left flank, and his clipped cut-back is headed home off the far post by sub Ashley Barnes.
    • 77' A low strike at goal from Cieslewicz is pounced on by Brezovan, as Brighton then look to break forward quickly.
    • 74' Joe Clarke is the latest player to be booked for Wrexham for foul language.
    • 73' Wrexham players claim a penalty as shirts were beign tugged following Neil Ashton's looping delivery into the box, but nothing is given by the ref.
    • 70' Brighton sub: Will Hoskins comes off for Ashley Barnes
    • 69' The ball finds its way to Matt Sparrow from 25 yards out but his touch and shot flies over.
    • 67' Brighton sub: Alan Navarro comes off for Torbjorn Agdestein
    • 64' Chance for Wrexham as Morrell cushions the ball down for sub Glen Little but, after taking a touch, he goes for power rather than placement and it fizzes past Brezovan's far post.
    • 63' Wrexham's Neil Ashton is booked for a late challenge. From the resulting free-kick, Buckley drags the free-kick towards Will Hoskins positioned on the edge of the Wrexham box, but he slams the ball over the bar on the turn.
    • 61' Wrexham sub: Glen Little on for Danny Wright
    • 60' Danny Wright goes down following an awkward fall and, following intensive physio treatment, is going to have to come off.
    • 56' Sparrow finds Will Hoskins centrally but his clipped delivery forward fails to find a man and travels harmlessly out for a Wrexham goal-kick. The frustration continues to mount for the Seagulls.
    • 53' Brighton still lacking ideas as Mackail-Smith looks to fashion a chance out of nothing, but he needs support moving forward.
    • 50' Cieslewicz runs out of room deep down the Wrexham right, as most of their passages of play in these opening second-half minutes continue to come along that flank.
    • 48' Wrexham start this half strongly as Cieslewicz links up with Obeng down the right and the latter forces a sprawling save from Brezovan with a low shot.
    • 46' Brighton get us underway for the second-half, trailing 1-0 to Wrexham.
    • 45' Half-time: Wrexham 1-0 Brighton
    • 45+2' Matt Sparrow's ball into the Wrexham box is comfortably gathered by Mayebi.
    • 45' Neil Ashton feeds Wright deep down the left wing, but his cutback into the Brighton box evades those running in for Wrexham. Two minutes of stoppage time at the end of this first-half.
    • 44' Cieslewicz's low angled drive from the Wrexham right flank is comfortably gathered by Brezovan.
    • 43' From the free-kick that results, the ball is delivered to the Wrexham back post where a lurking Mackail-Smith is unable to make contact with it.
    • 41' Curtis Obeng receives Wrexham's first yellow card for a late challenge on Romain Vincelot, and the Brighton player is down as the physio is called on for treatment.
    • 40' More attacking down the Wrexham left and the ball eventually finds it's way to Jay Harris, whose low 20-yard drive is well struck but straight into the arms of the diving Brezovan.
    • 39' Brighton's Brezovan stands tall in collecting a cross from the right with both Morrell and Wright looming for any 'keeper spillages.
    • 37' Buckley and Calderon link up again down the Brighton right, and Wrexham charge the latter's delivery down at the expense of a corner. From Sparrow's set-piece, the ball is headed towards goal but Jay Harris gets a foot on it to send it away. Moments after, the ball gets turned back in and, despite a fumble, Joslain Mayebi gathers the ball at the second attempt.
    • 34' Buckley does well to get a cross in deep down the Brighton right, but Wrexham stand tall in clearing.
    • 32' This time Brighton are quick to win the ball off Danny Wright as he attempts to dart down the left flank. Moments later, Morrell picks the ball up in a similar position but fails to find a Wrexham player in the box, as his delivery is skewed wide.
    • 30' Sparrow and Navarro fail to link-up down the Wrexham right, and it's more frustration for the stuttering visitors.
    • 28' Since taking the lead, the crowd have got right behind Wrexham and they've responded by pressuring the Brighton goal. However, they could be susceptible on the break, as Brighton's Will Buckley is flagged offside after mis-timing his run forwards.
    • 25' Brighton attempt to rally back quickly but Mackail-Smith's effort is from a tight angle and the striker loses his balance in blazing the ball over the Wrexham goal.
    • 23' GOAL FOR WREXHAM! WREXHAM 1-0 BRIGHTON (Andy Morrell). The pressure has been building and what a goal it is for Wrexham! Danny Wright beats two Brighton players cutting in off the left flank, before laying the ball off for the arriving Morrell, positioned on the edge of the box, who proceeds to curl a beautiful shot beyond the despairing dive of Peter Brezovan and into the top corner of the goal.
    • 20' Danny Wright wins the fre-kick after being muscled off the ball by Inigo Calderon. The ball is delivered into the box and, after Andy Morrell's effort is charged down by Peter Brezovan, Jamie Tolley heads the follow-up over. Golden opportunity that for Wrexham to take the lead.
    • 17' Craig Mackail-Smith falis to find his teammate in a possible one-two on the edge of the Wrexham penalty area. Although looking slick when in possession, the Seagulls have yet to really get going in this match so far.
    • 15' Grant Hall gets across the right flank to knock away the through-ball as Wrexham look to release Andy Morrell in behind the Brighton backline.
    • 11' Brighton's Matthew Sparrow is the first man to go into the ref's book tonight.
    • 10' Wrexham have been on top for these opening ten minutes and Danny Wright almost stabs the ball through for Morrell but Brighton intercept.
    • 7' Andy Morrell chases down a ball pumped long into the Brighton penalty area, but Mayebi calmly clears.
    • 5' A hanging corner from the right for Wrexham finds the head of an unmarked Knight-Percival, but his header travels wide of the post.
    • 4' Brighton's Matthew Sparron tries his luck from 30 yards out but his low effort is dragged wide of Joslain Mayebi's near post.
    • 1' And we're underway for this fa cup third round replay.
    • 19:10 Former Wrexham manager Brian Flynn is reminiscing about the day 20 years that the Dragons secured a thrilling 2-1 win over Arsenal in the third round. At the time the Gunners were the reigning Football League champions, while Wrexham had finished the previous season bottom of the old Fourth Division. Beating Brighton tonight would not be quite the same, but it would still be a major upset.
    • 19:05 Tonight's referee is Colin Webster. The Tyne and Wear official does most of his work in the Championship. Despite that, he has not taken charge of a Brighton game this season.
    • 19:00 These two clubs have met each other 35 times since their first match in 1932. Brighton have won 14 of those encounters to Wrexham's eight. The last time they met in the league, Brighton won both matches 2-0. The first match of this tie finished 1-1 at the Amex Stadium. Brighton 1-1 Wrexham
    • 18:55 Craig Mackail-Smith starts for Brighton after he suffered a nasty eye injury against Bristol City on Saturday. Will Hoskins, has a knee problem and misses out. Teenage forward Jake Forster-Caskey, who scored Albion's goal in the 1-1 draw with the Dragons last Saturday, also misses out with a dead leg. Ryan Harley was ruled out against City through illness, fellow wingers Kazenga LuaLua and Craig Noone and full-backs Marcos Painter and Mauricio Taricco are all out, while Gordon Greer is banned.
    • 18:55 Wrexham are without leading goalscorer Jake Speight, who has a hamstring problem, and striker Mathias Pogba, who is struggling with an ankle injury.
    • 18:50 Wrexham: Mayebi (GK); Obeng, Creighton, Knight-Percival, Ashton; Cieslewicz, Harris, Clarke, Tolley; Wright , Morrell. Subs: Maxwell (GK), Little, Keates, Clowes, Hunt, Anorou /// Brighton: Brezovan; Calderon, Hall, Dunk, Vincelot; Bridcutt, Navarro, Sparrow; Hoskins, Mackail-Smith, Buckley. Subs: Ankergren (GK), Sampayo, Harley, Rodgers, Kasim, Agdestein, Barnes.
    • 18:45 Championship side Brighton travel to north Wales to face Blue Square Premier leaders Wrexham with a plum home tie against Newcastle in the fourth round at stake.
  • Summary

    • - PENALTY SCORED BY MACKAIL-SMITH!
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY LITTLE!
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY CALDERON!
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY ASHTON!
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY BRIDCUTT!
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY HUNT!
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY SPARROW!
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY CLARKE!
    • - PENALTY SCORED BY BARNES!
    • - KEATES MISSES THE PENALTY - SAVED BY BREZOVAN
    • 119' Right at the end of extra time, Wrexham almost grab the winner. Arriving at the back post, Jay Harris sends his header towards goal and Brezovan gets a hand to it on tipping the ball onto the crossbar and behind for a corner.
    • 113' Wrexham's Mayebi gets strong hands to beat away a sweetly-struck Mackail-Smith effort.
    • 97' Mayebi could be Wrexham's hero as he stands tall in deflecting wide Agdestein's strike, after the Brighton sub had been played in by Will Buckley.
    • 95' Brezon gets a strong hand in turning behind Mark Creighton's header, just out from the Brighton goal.
    • 90+5' Corner from Neil Ashton sees an unmarked Joe Clarke head over from just a few yards out. That could have been the moment for Wrexham to have won it.
    • 81' Barnes now wins the corner for Brighton, as Wrexham seek to regain some composure. But, from that, Wrexham launch an excellent counter-attack which sees Cieslewicz feed Glen Little whose delivery towards the Brighton back post is headed agonisingly over by Jay Harris.
    • 78' GOAL FOR BRIGHTON! WREXHAM 1-1 BRIGHTON (Ashley Barnes). Wrexham have been in the ascendancy for most of the match, but Brighton are now level. Agdestein finds Sparrow deep down the left flank, and his clipped cut-back is headed home off the far post by sub Ashley Barnes.
    • 64' Chance for Wrexham as Morrell cushions the ball down for sub Glen Little but, after taking a touch, he goes for power rather than placement and it fizzes past Brezovan's far post.
    • 48' Wrexham start this half strongly as Cieslewicz links up with Obeng down the right and the latter forces a sprawling save from Brezovan with a low shot.
    • 37' Buckley and Calderon link up again down the Brighton right, and Wrexham charge the latter's delivery down at the expense of a corner. From Sparrow's set-piece, the ball is headed towards goal but Jay Harris gets a foot on it to send it away. Moments after, the ball gets turned back in and, despite a fumble, Joslain Mayebi gathers the ball at the second attempt.
    • 23' GOAL FOR WREXHAM! WREXHAM 1-0 BRIGHTON (Andy Morrell). The pressure has been building and what a goal it is for Wrexham! Danny Wright beats two Brighton players cutting in off the left flank, before laying the ball off for the arriving Morrell, positioned on the edge of the box, who proceeds to curl a beautiful shot beyond the despairing dive of Peter Brezovan and into the top corner of the goal.
    • 20' Danny Wright wins the fre-kick after being muscled off the ball by Inigo Calderon. The ball is delivered into the box and, after Andy Morrell's effort is charged down by Peter Brezovan, Jamie Tolley heads the follow-up over. Golden opportunity that for Wrexham to take the lead.
    • 18:50 Wrexham: Mayebi (GK); Obeng, Creighton, Knight-Percival, Ashton; Cieslewicz, Harris, Clarke, Tolley; Wright , Morrell. Subs: Maxwell (GK), Little, Keates, Clowes, Hunt, Anorou /// Brighton: Brezovan; Calderon, Hall, Dunk, Vincelot; Bridcutt, Navarro, Sparrow; Hoskins, Mackail-Smith, Buckley. Subs: Ankergren (GK), Sampayo, Harley, Rodgers, Kasim, Agdestein, Barnes.

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