Scunthorpe United seal Emirates FA Cup trip to Chelsea

Tuesday 15 Dec 2015
Scunthorpe United to face Chelsea in Emirates FA Cup third round

Jack King was the unlikely hero as Scunthorpe United beat Leyton Orient 3-0 to set up an Emirates FA Cup trip to face Premier League champions Chelsea.

The 30-year-old midfielder scored the first FA Cup goal of his professional career and only his second since August 2014 to see off their League Two opponents after Jean-Yves Mvoto’s earlier own goal.

After a goal-less first meeting between the two ten days ago, Orient had the better of a cagey first half with Bradley Pritchard, Ollie Palmer and Mathieu Baudry all denied by Luke Daniels in the home goal.

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But Scunthorpe finally made the breakthrough ten minutes into the second half when Neal Bishop’s drive took a wicked deflection off the unfortunate Mvoto.

Five minutes later, King prodded in from close range after the Orient defence failed to clear Luke Williams’ corner.

Scunthorpe United set up a trip to Chelsea after Tuesday's win

And their progress to Stamford Bridge in January was confirmed when 19-year-old Hakeeb Adelakun popped up with his first goal of the season deep into second-half stoppage time.

Elsewhere, Salford City’s fairytale FA Cup run was ended with a 2-0 defeat to League Two Hartlepool United after extra time in their second round replay. 

The Northern Premier League Premier Division club had won five ties to get this far and had originally held Hartlepool to a 1-1 draw at Moor Lane.

And in front of the television cameras once more they more than held their own with the best of the goalmouth action in normal time until Pools finally edged ahead on 97 minutes with a Scott Fenwick header.

Watch highlights of Hartlepool's replay win over Salford City

The Ammies threw everything at their hosts as they went in search of an equaliser, but their fate was sealed in the dying seconds when Mikael Mandron volleyed in Brad Walker’s cross.

Ronnie Moore's Hartlepool will now host 1946 FA Cup winners Derby County in round three.

Shrewsbury Town are set for a trip to Cardiff City after Abu Ogogo hit a last-gasp winner to see off the brave challenge of Grimsby Town.

It took a late goal to win the tie for Shrewsbury Town

The National League promotion hopefuls held the Shrews to a 0-0 draw in their original meeting at Blundell Park and stood toe-to-toe with their hosts from League One in the replay.

But former Dagenham & Redbridge captain Ogogo pounced in the 92nd minute to break the hearts of the 286 travelling Grimsby supporters.

And Walsall join the trio after seeing off Chesterfield 5-3 in a penalty shootout, following a 0-0 draw after 120 minutes – Paul Downing with the decisive spot kick.

The Saddlers travel to Championship side Brentford in the next round.

Highlights of the penalty shoot-out between Walsall and Chesterfield


By FA Staff