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Justin Donawa and Solihull earn shock FA Cup replay against Wigan

On the ball: Justin Donawa, in action at the DW Stadium as his Solihull Moors side secured a surprise FA Cup first round replay against Wigan Athletic, of League One, after playing out a goalless draw

Justin Donawa helped Solihull Moors secure a shock replay with Sky Bet League One leaders Wigan Athletic after the teams played out a goalless draw at the DW Stadium in the FA Cup first round on Saturday.

The Bermuda forward played 77 minutes before being replaced as the visitors — who play two divisions below in the English football pyramid — were forced to defend stoutly throughout. While Wigan dominated proceedings, the closest they actually came to breaking the deadlock was through two long-range efforts from Gwion Edwards that were superbly saved by goalkeeper Ryan Boot.

Corners from Tom Pearce and Max Power also caused havoc in the Solihull defence, with the latter striking the far post before the ball was hacked away.

At the other end, Wigan were indebted to goalkeeper Jamie Jones for helping a Callum Howe header from Jamey Osborne's corner on to the crossbar.

Wigan did have the ball in the net during the four added minutes, with Charlie Wyke rounding the goalkeeper before slotting it home. However, the offside flag had long since been raised, as the Moors earned their money-spinning second chance to reach the second round.

Willie Clemons scored his first goal for Stowmarket Town to help his side to a 2-0 victory at home to Felixstowe and Walton United in Isthmian League North Division.

Luke Brown put the hosts ahead on the stroke of half-time with Clemons doubling Stowmarket’s advantage in the 64th-minute to wrap up all three points. Compatriot Reggie Lambe also played the entirety of the match.

Nahki Wells was introduced as a late substitute as Bristol City suffered a dramatic late defeat away to ten-man Coventry City, who twice came from behind to snatch all the points in the Sky Bet Championship.

The hosts missed a flurry of first-half chances before Ian Maatsen's red card for a foul inside the area led to Chris Martin's opener from the spot for the visitors.

Coventry equalised with a penalty of their own from Matt Godden before Andreas Weimann tapped into an empty net to restore the Bristol City’s lead with 22 minutes remaining.

However, Callum O'Hare fired in a second leveller in the 74th minute, before team-mate Godden sealed victory at the death.

Elsewhere, Kole Hall claimed the bragging rights over compatriot Roger Lee as, Radcliffe came from behind to overcome Mickleover 3-1 in the Pitching In Northern Premier League.

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Published November 08, 2021 at 7:57 am (Updated November 08, 2021 at 7:50 am)

Justin Donawa and Solihull earn shock FA Cup replay against Wigan

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