Jake Gray’s Hartlepool United side were held to a 1-1 draw against non-league side Salford City in the FA Cup second round live on TV last Friday night, with the Eagles youngster playing the full 90 minutes in an impressive showing for his temporary side.
The Pools took an early lead against the seventh-tier outfit owned by Manchester United’s famous Class of 92, but they were soon pegged back and will now the pair will have to do it again at Victoria Road in a replay, with Gray hoping to face Derby County in the third round.
Also featuring on TV was Sullay Kaikai but the winger couldn’t quite help Shrewsbury Town secure their spot in the third round as the Shrews drew 0-0 at National League side Grimsby Town on Monday night, but the winners of the replay at the Greenhous Meadow will face Cardiff City.
However Jack Hunt’s cup dreams were dashed as Sheffield Wednesday were beaten 2-0 by Stoke City in the Capital One Cup quarter-final at the start of the month. He then missed their goalless draw with Derby County last weekend with a calf strain, but shouldn’t spend too much time out.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Jonny Williams was an unused sub in Nottingham Forest’s 3-0 win over Fulham at the City Ground, a result that takes Dougie Freedman’s men up to 15th.
Jerome Binnom-Williams has been dealing with a managerial change at Burton Albion with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink moving to Queens Park Rangers and Nigel Clough returning to the Pirelli Stadium. However the Brewers have won their two most recent League One encounters, thrashing Colchester United 5-1 before beating Millwall 2-1, with the Palace man playing 64 minutes of the former.
Luke Croll played the full 90 minutes as Plymouth Argyle required a last minute goal to snatch a draw at Dagenham and Redbridge, however the dropped points saw them slip to second in the League Two table with Oxford United leapfrogging them on goal difference. Hiram Boateng remains out for the Pilgrims through injury.
In non-league, Bromley continue to slide down the National League standings as they were beaten 2-0 at Guiseley, with Chris Kettings once again in action for the Ravens.