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Heartbreak for Oxford United as they're knocked out of the FA Cup

Oxford United's Chris Maguire Credit: PA

Oxford United's hearts were broken at the Riverside when they were knocked out of the FA Cup yesterday.

Christhian Stuani earned Middlesbrough a 3-2 win in a storming FA Cup fifth round tie. The U's had come back from two goals down after trailing to a Grant Leadbitter penalty and a Rudy Gestede volley.

Oxford United's Chris Maguire celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game Credit: PA

United's unshakable spirit then shone through as two quick-fire second-half goals from Chris Maguire and Toni Martinez looked to have earned them a replay until Stuani stole in at the back post on 86 minutes to send the Premier League side through.

Saints' 1976 FA Cup win parade to be recreated

Open top bus parade through Spouthampton in 1976 after Saints' FA Cup win

A goal from Bobby Stokes sparked amazing crowd scenes in 1976, the year in which Southampton Football Club won the the FA Cup.

The parade is being recreated this Sunday - 1st May 2016 - with players of the time back onboard that bus. Among the footballers we spoke to ahead the event are Jim Steele, Hugh Fisher, Nick Holmes and David Peach.

Seven men sentenced for violent pub brawl before FA Cup tie

Seven men sentenced for their part in a violent brawl before FA Cup game Credit: Hampshire Police

Seven men have been sentenced for their part in a violent brawl before the Portsmouth against Aldershot FA Cup tie last November.

Two police officers were injured inside the John Jacques pub on Fratton Road in Portsmouth on the morning of the match.

At Portsmouth Crown Court, the group of four Aldershot and three Portsmouth supporters received a total of 24 years in Football Banning Orders (FBO). Five of them were also sent to prison, received a suspended sentence, one awaits a further sentencing hearing.

The seven men convicted in relation to the disorder are:

Alfie Lynch, 21, of Brookfield Road, Aldershot. He was convicted of affray and received eight months imprisonment plus a six year FBO;

Michael Singh, 50, of Church Hill, Aldershot. He was convicted of affray. Further hearing to be held for sentencing and decision on FBO yet to be made;

William Stocking, 27, of Quarry Road, Godalming. He was convicted of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour and received a 12 week sentence suspended for 12 months;

Ronnel Chambers, 23, from Aldershot. He was convicted of affray and received eight months imprisonment plus a six year FBO;

John Willett, 30, of Keswick Avenue, Copnor, Portsmouth. He was convicted of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, and received 18 weeks imprisonment plus a six year FBO;

Lewis Gibbs, 23, of Jervis Road, Portsmouth. He was convicted of affray, and received 12 months imprisonment plus a six year FBO;

Adam Squibb, 23, of Well Street, Ryde. He was convicted of affray and received 30 weeks imprisonment.

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Dover FC get ready for Premier League clash

It's the big footballing news of the day - no, not Steven Gerrard leaving Liverpool - it's Sunday's FA Cup match between Dover Athletic and Crystal Palace.

The local side are four leagues below Palace, but are currently enjoying a run of 16 games without defeat so can they pull off an historic victory? David Johns has been to see how confident they're feeling.

He spoke to the Chairman of Dover Athletic FC, Jim Parmenter and the club's manager, Chris Kinnear.


Celebrations in Kent as Maidstone United win FA Cup tie

Maidstone United beat Stevenage in historic FA Cup tie

Lethal Collin scored at the beginning and end of the game to take his tally for the season to 16 to spark delirious scenes of celebration at the final whistle.

Stevenage recovered from conceding a goal after only 108 seconds to have the better of the second half and a goal from Darius Charles gave them hope of avoiding a giant-killing only for Collin to strike again three minutes from time.

Isthmian League Maidstone went ahead in the most basic of manners, a long clearance from goalkeeper Lee Worgan was headed on by Alex Flisher into the path of Jay May. Veteran Stevenage goalkeeper Chris Day could only parry May's soft shot but the rebound fell for Collin to lash home from 10 yards.

Worgan made excellent saves from Lee Barnard and Roarie Deacon in the first half as Stevenage fought desperately to get back into the match.

But they had to wait until the 47th minute before Charles volleyed in a centre from Charlie Lee and for long spells it looked as if Graham Westley's side, 60 places above seventh tier Maidstone in the league pyramid, would take control.

But with extra time looming, substitute Ben Greenhalgh got clear on the left and his perfect centre was headed in by Collin, with Stevenage appealing for offside.

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