FA Cup round-up: Maidstone United stun Barrow, Barnet snatch late equaliser at Newport County and Gillingham beat Charlton

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  • Horesham lost 3-0 by Sutton United after rejoining at the expense of Barnsley 
  • Alfreton Town had their game against Walsall called off for a frozen pitch
  • Gary O’Neil has reached his last resort over Wolves decisions: It’s All Kicking Off 

Maidstone United stunned Barrow to reach the FA Cup third round for the first time in 35 years.

The National League South side fell behind when Ben Whitfield pounced for Barrow, but Sam Corne equalised. 

And a packed Gallagher Stadium celebrated wildly when Bivesh Gurung hammered in the winner — just as he was about to be substituted.

The second round of the FA Cup saw some major upsets as more clubs in the Football League bowed out

The second round of the FA Cup saw some major upsets as more clubs in the Football League bowed out

Newport County 1-1 Barnet

Barnet will join Maidstone in today’s draw after leaving it late to snatch a 1-1 draw at Newport County. 

Danny Collinge was the National League side’s hero, scoring in the 88th minute to cancel out Shane McLoughlin’s opener in the first half.

Horsham 0-3 Sutton United 

There was to be no second reprieve for Horsham, whose luck ran out at Sutton United. 

The Isthmian League Premier side, who were readmitted into the competition after first-round conquerors Barnsley were thrown out for fielding an ineligible player, were beaten 3-0 at League Two’s bottom club. 

Two goals from Dion Pereira and a third from Omari Patrick broke Horsham hearts.

‘We showed what we are capable of, but we are disappointed,’ said Horsham boss Dominic Di Paola.

Sutton boss Matt Gray (pictured) saw his side run out comfortable winners against Horsham

Sutton boss Matt Gray (pictured) saw his side run out comfortable winners against Horsham

Wycombe 0-2 Morecombe 

Ged Brannan’s second game in charge of League Two side Morecambe could not have gone any better as they won 2-0 at Wycombe. Eli King and Tom Bloxham scored the goals.

Gillingham 2-0 Charlton Athletic 

Another League One side, Charlton, crashed at League Two opposition, with the former Athletic striker Macauley Bonne helping Gillingham to a 2-0 win.

Alfreton Town vs Walsall called off 

Alfreton Town fans rounded on the officials after their home tie against Walsall was called off less than 10 minutes before kick-off.

The match was scheduled to be broadcast on the BBC but referee Sam Allison decided the frozen pitch was unplayable. 

Boos rang out at the Impact Arena, but Walsall boss Mat Sadler said: ‘I don’t think it was ever going to be played. It looked dangerous to me.’

Alfreton's match against Walsall was called off shortly before kick-off due to a frozen pitch

Alfreton’s match against Walsall was called off shortly before kick-off due to a frozen pitch

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