Hanley Town 1-1 Brackley Town

In front of the BBC cameras Hanley fought with ten men to take the third qualifiying round game of the FA Cup to a replay at Brackley.

Hanley started the better side against the team three divisions higher and there efforts were almost rewarded when a Carl Dickinson header came agonizingly close to breaking the deadlock.

Hanley had to stay alert to the danger that Brackley had though, and on loan goalkeeper Tommy Simkin was there to make some important catches and saves to keep the score level.

Hanley’s efforts were finally rewarded when Ryan Campbell-Gordon worked a cross from the left that fell to Louis Dodds who provided an excellent finish into the bottom corner.

The second half commenced and with a change of tactics from the visitors they looked to unlock the hanley defence.

This was eventually done just before the hour mark as a corner was floated in for the captain to head home.

With Brackley fighting for a winner the big talking point of the game arose.

As in form striker Matt Lowe raced through on goal what appeared to be a fantastic challenge from Ryan Shotton stopped the attacker with him clearly winning the ball.

The referee for the game saw different and judged the tackle to be illegal, also showing Shotton a red card`, even with him winning the ball and not being the last man.

Despite being down to ten men Hanley held on and now face a replay down in Brackley on Tuesday night.