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2016/17 English FA Cup, Round 1
  • Ben Reeves (8')
  • Brandon Thomas-Asante (12')
  • Kieran Agard (14')
  • Joe Tait (19')
  • Andrew Johnson (84')

Spennymoor dream FA Cup run ended by MK Dons

Spennymoor Town's historic FA Cup run came to an end on Saturday as managerless MK Dons beat their non-league opponents 3-2.
The tie looked all but secure for the League One side inside 15 minutes, with goals from Ben Reeves, Brandon Thomas-Asante, and Kieran Agard.
But Joe Tait snatched a quick response in the 19th minute before Andrew Johnson's strike with five minutes to go ensured a grandstand finish.
It took the hosts little more than seven minutes to take the lead when Reeves fired a low right-footed shot past Moors keeper Dan Lowson from the edge of the area.
And the 28-year-old stopper was left picking the ball out of his own net twice in quick succession as MK eased themselves into a comfortable lead.
Thomas-Asante made it 2-0 with a tap in after Dean Lewington's cross found the 17-year-old unmarked in the six-yard box, before Agard's cross-cum-shot bundled its way into the visitors' bottom corner.
But Jason Ainsley's Northern Premier League side - making their first-ever appearance in the first round - got on the scoresheet five minutes later as former Hartlepool defender Tait rose above his marker to meet Craig Gott's cross with a cushioned header into the far corner.
Second half Moors substitute Johnson then made it a nervy finish for the Dons with an emphatic solo goal just five minutes from time - but it proved to be too little too late.