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National League North club knock out League One high flyers in FA Cup shock

National League North club Chorley managed to knock out League One high flyers Peterborough United in an FA Cup shock on Saturday.

The Magpies trailed 1-0 at the break but goals from Connor Hall and Lewis Baines have seen Jamie Vermiglio’s side pull off another upset.

Posh, who sit second in the League One table, put out a strong side, and they had reached the third round in 13 of the past 14 seasons.

Connor Hall notched the equaliser for the non league club, before Lewis Baines put the Magpies ahead shortly afterwards.

The visitors then missed a penalty, but progressed to the third round anyway – adding Peterborough the the first-round scalp of Wigan Athletic.

Unbelievably, Darren Ferguson’s side were second best for much of the game.

Lewis Baines – Chorley match-winner on BT Sport
Jamie Vermiglio – Chorley manager on BT Sport

We’re exactly halfway through the FA Cup second round after today’s action, with 10 ties still left to be played – and nine of them are scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Chorley’s stunning win at Peterborough means we are guaranteed at least four non-league sides in the third-round hat.

That’s because Stockport host Yeovil and Marine play Havant & Waterlooville in two all non-league ties on Sunday, while Boreham Wood travel to Canvey Island on Monday.

There are four other non-league sides in action against league opposition too – can Barnet, Darlington, Dagenham & Redbridge or Oxford City replicate Chorley’s giant-killing heroics?

AFC Wimbledon v Crawley Town
Barnet v Milton Keynes Dons
Bristol Rovers v Darlington
Carlisle United v Doncaster Rovers
Mansfield Town v Dagenham & Redbridge
Shrewsbury Town v Oxford City
Stevenage v Hull City
Stockport County v Yeovil Town
Marine v Havant & Waterlooville (14:45 GMT)

It looked for quite some time today that we would not have a giant-killing to talk about but then along came Chorley and their remarkable – and fully-deserved – second-half turnaround.

Wigan and Peterborough have fallen before them – the question now is, who’s next?

That will be answered in Monday evening’s third-round draw but, before then, we have several more potential shocks in store on Sunday afternoon so, join us again then.

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