Dave Challinor praised the spirit of his Hartlepool side after orchestrating a clinical 4-1 FA Cup victory over National League rivals Yeovil.
Hartlepool’s second marathon trip in four days was rewarded as they advanced to the second round of the FA Cup with a 4-1 win over Yeovil.
Kenny Jackett praised Portsmouth’s resilience as his side overcame a stern examination to progress to the second round of the FA Cup courtesy of a 2-1 win at Harrogate.
Two high-quality goals spare Portsmouth’s blushes as the 2008 FA Cup winners laboured to a 2-1 first round win at National League Harrogate.
The FA Cup second-round draw produced plenty of interesting ties, with non-league giant-killers out to cause more shocks.
Chichester City have been drawn to play at Tranmere or Wycombe in the second round of the FA Cup.
Rhys Murphy could make Yeovil’s rearranged FA Cup tie against Hartlepool after a few more days of rest.
Oxford boss Karl Robinson is hoping to maintain his side’s run of good form until Christmas following the 2-0 win over Hayes & Yeading.
Goals from Sam Long and Rob Hall ensured Oxford United advanced to round two of the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory over Hayes & Yeading.
Macclesfield manager Daryl McMahon was proud of the efforts of his patched-together side despite their 4-0 FA Cup defeat to seventh-tier side Kingstonian.