English FA Cup

December 13, 2012

Final score - after penalties

Hastings Utd

(5)1 - 1(4)

Harrogate Town

English FA Cup

19:45 +00:00, December 13, 2012

Pilot Field

Referee: Mick Russell


Hastings battle to victory

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Substitute striker Dee Okojie held his nerve to send Hastings United into a dream FA Cup third round tie away to Middlesbrough after they downed Harrogate Town in a penalty shoot-out following a 1-1 draw.

Skipper Lee Carey's second-half penalty looked like being enough for Hastings as they led until the final minute of normal time.

But Tom Platt, who scored Harrogate's goal in the 1-1 draw the first time the teams met, was on hand at the back post to take the game into extra-time before Okojie's heroics in the shoot-out.

The Isthmian Premier side - the lowest-ranked team left in the competition - looked overwhelmed at the Pilot Field in the first half and were fortunate to still be level at the break after Luke Dean and Platt both went close.

However, just two minutes after half-time they took the lead when Zac Attwood was fould by Matt Bloomer in the box and Carey's placed effort put them in front from the spot.

Platt's equaliser came in the 90th minute as Harrogate looked to have run out of ideas, making the most of Matt Armstrong-Ford's failure to deal with a corner to poke home.

After a cagey period of extra-time Platt missed Harrogate's second penalty, blasting over the bar, but Danny Ellis did the same when given the chance to win it for the Arrows.

Lee Elam then proceeded to fire over with the first penalty of sudden death and Okojie coolly found the right-hand corner to seal a place in history for the hosts.

Scoring Summary

Hastings Utd Harrogate Town
Lee Carey (pen 47')Tom Platt (90')


Hastings Utd Harrogate Town
Matt Armstrong-Ford1 Craig MacGillivray
Josh JirbandeyMatthew Bloomer
Elliott CoxDave Merris
5 Sean RayShane Killock
8 Jack DixonDwayne Samuels
3 Matt WhiteheadAdam Bolder
Danny EllisLuke Dean
10 Zac AttwoodTom Platt
4 Lee Carey11 Danny Forrest
11 Bradley Goldburg10 Paul Beesley
9 Tom VickersChibuzor Chilaka
18 Joe WinchesterJose Veiga 18
15 Jono RichardsonClayton Daniels 14
12 Scott ManningAdam Nowakowski 19
17 Charlie BachellierPaul Bolland 16
14 Dee OkojieLee Elam 15
16 Bailo CamaraJonny Allan 12
19 Gary AbbotLiam Hardy 17
Scott Manning for Tom Vickers (72)
Liam Hardy for Chibuzor Chilaka (61)
Dee Okojie for Bradley Goldburg (82)
Lee Elam for Danny Forrest (68)
 Jonny Allan for Paul Beesley (71)
· Squads: Hastings Utd | Harrogate Town