Bore­ham Wood tri­umph as Hol­man stuns Black­pool

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For Black­pool the FA Cup will al­ways mean 1953 and their 4-3 win over Bolton Wan­der­ers; for Bore­ham Wood the un­for­get­table year is now 2017 af­ter their 2-1 win over the League One Seasiders.

The win­ner came in the 88th minute through sub­sti­tute Dan Hol­man. It com­pleted an as­ton­ish­ing come­back for the Na­tional League side af­ter Black­pool took the lead in the 62nd minute through Danny Philliskirk.

But an­other sub­sti­tute, Blair Tur­gott, equalised be­fore Hol­man struck from close range.

“It’s about the glory of beat­ing a league side for the first time in our his­tory,” said Bore­ham Wood man­ager Luke Gar­rard. “It puts a marker down, and look at what Sut­ton and Lincoln did last year?”

Ox­ford City and Maid­stone also claimed Foot­ball League scalps with re­spec­tive vic­to­ries over Colch­ester and Chel­tenham, while sev­enth-tier club Slough will also be in the sec­ond round.

Matt Pat­ter­son, who caused a stir on so­cial me­dia over the sum­mer when he was pic­tured sign­ing his con­tract in a McDon­ald’s, scored Ox­ford’s goal in their 1-0 vic­tory while De­lano SamYorke bagged a brace be­fore be­ing sent off in Maid­stone’s thrilling 4-2 vic­tory at Chel­tenham.

Slough thrashed Na­tional League North side Gains­bor­ough 6-0, with Matt Lench scor­ing a hat-trick for the vis­i­tors. Shaw Lane, an­other in the sev­enth tier, lost 3-1 to Mansfield but South­ern League Premier Di­vi­sion club Here­ford made it through by beat­ing AFC Telford United 1-0.

Wi­gan and Black­burn, which were both Premier League clubs ear­lier this decade, had to come from be­hind to see off Craw­ley and Bar­net and fel­low League One club Peter­bor­ough could only draw 1-1 with Tran­mere. League One lead­ers Shrews­bury dis­patched Alder­shot 5-0 – the same score­line Steve­nage beat Nantwich by – and Rochdale beat Brom­ley 4-0.

Don­caster had to come from two goals down to beat Ebb­s­fleet 6-2, and other League One clubs Bradford, AFC Wimbledon, Ply­mouth and Gilling­ham all went through.

Yet Rother­ham, Southend, 2010 fi­nal­ists Portsmouth and Old­ham were all ousted by League Two clubs Crewe, Yeovil, Lu­ton and Carlisle, while Northamp­ton and Scun­thorpe will need a re­play. AFC Fylde and Gateshead, who play in the fifth tier, ad­vanced by beat­ing Kid­der­min­ster and Chelms­ford, while League Two clubs For­est Green and More­cambe saw off Mac­cles­field and Hartle­pool.

Joy un­bounded: Bore­ham Wood’s Dan Hol­man cel­e­brates his late win­ner

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