Accrington book Leeds tie by beating Boreham Wood

Accrington book Leeds tie by beating Boreham Wood
Tommy Leigh's extra-time penalty books Accrington a fourth-round FA Cup tie with Leeds United as they beat Boreham Wood.
Accrington Stanley 1-0 Boreham Wood AET: Tommy Leigh penalty earns hosts Leeds United tie

Last updated on 24 January 2023.From the section FA Cup

Tommy Leigh's extra-time penalty booked Accrington Stanley a fourth-round FA Cup tie with Premier League Leeds United as they defeated Boreham Wood.

Leigh scored right-footed after Shaun Whalley was fouled in the area to decide the delayed third-round replay.

League One side Accrington's win took them into the fourth round for only the fourth time in their history.

National League club Boreham Wood's best effort came with an acrobatic effort from Lee Ndlovu late on.

They exerted pressure in the second half of extra time but could not breach Accrington's defence.

Accrington v Leeds among fourth-round ties on BBC

Leeds manager Jesse Marsch was among the crowd, checking on his side's opponents on Saturday, but may feel confident after seeing a game with few shots on target.

Boreham Wood, who were looking to become the first non-league team to make the fourth round in successive seasons for 37 years, created little in the way of chances in normal time.

They only made it to extra time thanks to a dramatic save by Nathan Ashmore, who scooped Sean McConville's shot off the line from a free-kick four minutes from time.

Chances were at a premium in a game delayed by a week by freezing conditions in mid-January. The first half had only a single attempt on target, a Tyrone Marsh shot on target for the visitors.

It means Wrexham will be the only side outside the top four divisions in the fourth round, with the Welsh side hosting Sheffield United on Sunday.


Formation 3-1-4-2

40Savin5Astley12NottinghamSubstituted forLongeloat 34'minutes34TharmeBooked at 32mins22Martin16Rodgers6CoyleBooked at 120mins4HamiltonSubstituted forPressleyat 90'minutes11McConville7WhalleySubstituted forWoodsat 120+1'minutes8LeighSubstitutes1Jensen14Longelo17Nolan20Pressley21Perritt39Woods42Adekoya43Pickles50Fernandes
Boreham Wood

Formation 3-4-1-2

1Ashmore26AgbontohomaBooked at 81mins22Coxe3Ilesanmi15LewisSubstituted forEsteves Sousaat 105'minutes8Broadbent5Evans17PayneSubstituted forWilliamsat 110'minutes7ReesBooked at 39minsSubstituted forBruntat 64'minutes9Ndlovu10MarshBooked at 48minsSubstitutes4Ricketts11Newton12Fyfield18Williams19Esteves Sousa20Brunt23Abayomi

Referee:Scott Oldham


Match Stats
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Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Boreham Wood 0.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Boreham Wood 0.

Corner, Boreham Wood. Conceded by Dan Martin.

Liam Coyle (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

George Williams (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Coyle (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Boreham Wood. Conceded by Dan Martin.

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Josh Woods replaces Shaun Whalley.

Attempt missed. Liam Coyle (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Boreham Wood. Conceded by Doug Tharme.

Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Boreham Wood).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Femi Ilesanmi (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. George Williams (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Érico Sousa (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lee Ndlovu (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution, Boreham Wood. George Williams replaces Jack Payne.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Femi Ilesanmi.

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Érico Sousa replaces Dennon Lewis.

Second Half Extra Time begins Accrington Stanley 1, Boreham Wood 0.

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