Harrogate Town make history as Guiseley are held

Harrogate Town are in the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history after knocking out Football League opposition. Guiseley are still in the hat despite blowing a two-goal lead.

Torquay United 0-1 Harrogate Town

Harrogate Town pulled off a major shock as they won on the south coast against a side two divisions above them.

Chib Chilaka was Harrogate’s hero as he drove a shot in off the post from just inside the area in the first half to give the Blue Square North side a famous win over League Two opposition.

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It is the first time in the club’s history that they have reached the second round of the oldest cup competition in the world.

The closest they had previously come was against Torquay in 2005, when the Gulls beat Harrogate on penalties after a replay.

Rene Howe had an equaliser ruled out for offside 10 minutes after half-time. Torquay also had three second-half corners cleared off the line.

Guiseley 2-2 Barrow

Guiseley blews a two-goal lead against Barrow but remain in the hat for the second round.

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Wayne Brooksby put the Yorkshire side ahead against higher league opposition in the 14th minute.

Danny Boshell the doubled the lead with a diving header 10 minutes before the break.

But Barrow pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time through Adam Boyes and that proved crucial.

Garry Hunter then pounced on a weak header from Mark Bower to equalise and force a replay in the north west.