Breaking: Coalville Town shock Notts County to reach first round proper of FA Cup

By Coalville Nub News Reporter

15th Oct 2022 | Local Sport

Coalville are in the first round proper
Coalville are in the first round proper

Coalville Town pulled off a shock result at National League leaders Notts County to book their place in the first round proper of the FA Cup.

The Ravens won 3-2 at Meadow Lane and will be in the hat with a chance of playing a Football League side.

Tom McGlinchey gave Coalville the lead and then scored a late winner as Notts twice levelled the scores.

Ash Chambers netted the Ravens' second before McGlinchey scored Coalville's third to seal victory in front of 1,200 travelling fans.

Notts boss Luke Williams made eight changes for the game - but Coalville clinched a major upset.

This is how Nottinghamshire Live reported the match.

Notts County suffered a huge FA Cup upset after losing 3-2 at home to Coalville Town.

The visitors played superbly against a disjointed Magpies side.

It was a nightmare start for Notts who found themselves 1-0 down after just 3 minutes following a misplaced defensive header which lead to McGlinchey opening the scoring for the visitors.

But their lead didn't last long as Sam Austin levelled in the 9th minute from a Adebayo-Rowling cross in what was a frantic start at Meadow Lane.

Then, a sucker punch on the break saw Chambers convert from a cross in the 23rd minute as Meadow Lane was left stunned for the second time in the opening half.

If Luke Williams wanted to see a response from his side after the second Coalville goal - he didn't get it. The visitors began to grow in confidence and almost added to their lead in the 33rd minute as Young was forced into a good save in the Notts goal.

Mitchell went close to levelling for Notts but his header flew just wide of the net. Shortly after, Coalville found themselves two against one as Notts struggled to scramble back, but Coalville took too much time on the ball and the Magpies eventually cleared.

The visitors were then punished for their missed chances in the 66th minute as Austin headed in from a Taylor cross to level the scores. But in the 86th minute, Notts were caught out on the break again as Shaw scrambled the ball in for Coalville to complete the upset.

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