Cobblers come through tricky tie

A review of Sunday's action in the FA Cup second-round, including victories for Northampton and Burton Albion.

Last Updated: 10/11/13 at 17:32 Post Comment

Danny Emerton celebrates his goal for Northampton

Danny Emerton celebrates his goal for Northampton

Northampton survived a scare as goals from Danny Emerton and Luke Norris secured a 2-1 win at non-League Bishop's Stortford and booked a place in the second round of the FA Cup.

The Conference South outfit threatened an unlikely comeback when Reece Prestedge fired home with nine minutes to go but League Two's bottom side held on for just their third win of the season.

The Cobblers took the lead on the hour, with Emerton firing in from 25 yards.

Then Norris, on loan from Brentford, doubled the lead eight minutes later with an effort from a similar position.

Prestedge got the hosts back into the game with a thumping shot from the edge of the box but they could not find a second to force a replay.

Burton overcame Conference outfit Hereford 2-0 to clinch a second-round trip to League Two rivals Fleetwood.

Adam McGurk gave Burton the lead with his seventh of the season and victory was sealed by youngster Matty Palmer's first career goal late on.

Meanwhile, Shortwood of the Calor League Southern Division One South and West take on Micky Adams' League One side Port Vale in the first round on Monday night.

Second-round draw

Shortwood United or Port Vale v Salisbury City

Bristol Rovers or York City v Crawley Town

MK Dons v Dover Athletic

Boreham Wood or Carlisle v Brentford

Macclesfield v Gillingham or Brackley Town

Chesterfield v Southend United

Oldham or Wolves v Mansfield Town

Rotherham v Rochdale

Peterborough v Tranmere

Hartlepool v Coventry City

Kidderminster v Braintree Town or Newport County

Lincoln City or Plymouth v Welling United

Wrexham v Oxford United or Gateshead

Fleetwood Town v Burton Albion

Grimsby or Scunthorpe v Northampton Town

Leyton Orient v Walsall

Tamworth v Bristol City

Stevenage v Stourbridge

Ties to be played 7-8 December


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