Turgott on target for the Stones to stun Silkmen on a day of upsets
NATIONAL LEAGUE side Maidstone knocked League Two strugglers Macclesfield out of the FA Cup first round with a
Ben Stephens had put the Silkmen in front in the
15th minute but the hosts hit back early in the second half through Jack Powell’s free-kick.
Blair Turgott won the tie for the Stones from the penalty spot with 20 minutes left.
Sixth-tier Southport beat Boreham Wood 2-0 with goals in each half from Dean Winnard and Jason Gilchrist.
Kabongo Tshimanga scored a hat-trick as Conference South club Oxford City battled to a 3-3 draw against Tranmere.
Rovers, fourth in League Two, took the lead in the
34th minute through Connor Jennings. Tshimanga equalised five minutes later and then added a second in the
66th minute before Jennings made it
2-2 with a header from a corner.
City looked to have snatched a memorable victory when Tshimanga tapped in with eight minutes left but James Norwood had the final say late on to make it 3-3.
Elsewhere, League One leaders Portsmouth avoided a potential banana skin as they won
4-0 at Maidenhead. Southern League Metropolitan Police saw their FA Cup hopes end with a 2-0 home defeat by Newport County, finishing the game with 10 men.
Aldershot will be in the hat for the second round after a 1-1 draw at home against League One bottom club Bradford, who equalised in the 70th minute through midfielder Nathaniel Knight- Percival. Moses Ademola’s second-half goal earned Billericay a 1-1 draw at Chesterfield, while Ebbsfleet also secured a replay after a home goalless draw against Cheltenham.
A stoppage-time effort from Bruno Andrade gave Lincoln a 3-2 victory over Northampton, who had Junior Morias sent off before the final whistle. Gateshead went out following a 2-1 defeat at Rochdale.
Byron Moore scored twice as Bury defeated non-league Dover 5-0.
Barnsley beat Notts County 4-0 at Oakwell, Accrington knocked out Colchester 1-0, with Carlisle winning by the same scoreline at Crewe.
Blackpool held on to beat Exeter 3-2,
3-1, Luton Town had a
2-0 home win against Wycombe.
Plymouth beat Stevenage 1-0 after Ruben Lameiras struck in stoppage time.
In-form Peterborough came from behind to triumph 3-1 against Bromley, who played the second half with 10 men.
Scunthorpe went through after overcoming Burton 2-1, while it finished 1-1 between Southend and Crawley.
Woking won 1-0 at Torquay, but York lost 2-1 at Swindon. Walsall held off a Coventry comeback to win 3-2, while Stockport came from behind to run out 3-1 winners away to Yeovil.
The ties between Gillingham and Hartlepool, Morecambe and Halifax, Oxford and Forest Green and Sutton against Slough all finished goalless.
■MAID IN HEAVEN: Blair Turgott celebrates Maidstone’s second goal