English FA Cup
November 13, 2012
Final score - after penalties
Speight keeps his cool in shoot-out
Jake Speight scored the decisive penalty which spared Mansfield's FA Cup blushes against Slough following a 1-1 draw after extra time of their first-round replay.
The Rebels were the lowest-ranked team left in the competition by the time the clash came round, but Blue Square Bet Premier outfit Mansfield held their nerve - winning 4-1 on spot-kicks after an own goal from Slough captain David Woozley and a Nathan Bowden-Haase header in normal time.
Slough goalkeeper James Warrington made a number of fantastic stops to deny Louis Briscoe in the first half, but could do nothing to stop Mansfield taking the lead through the unfortunate Woozley just before the break.
Lindon Meikle clipped a ball into the box and Exodus Geohaghon's flick-on hit the Slough skipper, who saw the effort loop into his own goal.
The hosts, plying their trade three divisions below Mansfield, equalised through Bowden-Haase, who reacted quickest to Stuart Swift's free-kick which cannoned off the bar.
Mansfield then missed two glorious chances to snatch the game in added time with Speight firing over the bar and Matt Rhead seeing a close-range effort saved by Warrington.
In extra time, Rhead tamely headed into Warrington's arms before Mansfield captain John Dempster saw red for a lunge on Edward Smith - but it did not prove costly as Speight secured a second-round tie against Lincoln.
|1 James Warrington||23 Shane Redmond|
|6 David Woozley||4 John Dempster|
|8 David Deeney||17 Lee Beevers|
|5 Nathan Bowden-Haase||2 Ritchie Sutton|
|2 Sean Fraser||33 Exodus Geohaghan|
|3 Dominic Rhone||14 Chris Clements|
|7 Oliver Burgess||13 Anthony Howell|
|4 Alex Browne||11 Louis Briscoe|
|11 Stuart Swift||12 Nick Wright|
|10 Edward Smith||25 Ben Hutchinson|
|9 Danny Burnell||7 Lindon Meikle|
|16 Adam Logie||John Thompson 3|
|19 Danny Murphy||Adam Murray 21|
|14 Ashley Deeney||Colin Daniel 31|
|15 Steve Perkins||Lee Stevenson 26|
|18 Steve Sinclair||Jake Speight 8|
|20 Ben Abbey||Matthew Rhead 16|
|12 Sean Sonner|
|Adam Logie for David Deeney (35)||Jake Speight for Nick Wright (57)|
|Steve Sinclair for Dominic Rhone (62)||Matthew Rhead for Ben Hutchinson (81)|
|Sean Sonner for Danny Burnell (81)||Colin Daniel for Lindon Meikle (106)|
|Exodus Geohaghan (110)|
|John Dempster (112)|
|· Squads: Slough | Mansfield Town|