FA CUP ROUND-UP: Barnsley edge out Barrow in nine-goal thriller

FA CUP ROUND-UP: Barnsley edge out Barrow in a nine-goal thriller, Mansfield concede deep into added time to suffer a 3-2 defeat at home to Middlesbrough, as Plymouth shock Birmingham in extra-time to progress to the fourth round

  • Barnsley defeated Barrow 5-4 to secure a place in the FA Cup fourth round 
  • Mansfield conceded in added time to suffer a 3-2 defeat to Middlesbrough 
  • Plymouth shocked Championship side Birmingham late on with a 1-0 victory

There were a number of shocks as the FA Cup third round continued on Saturday.

Barnsley edged out Barrow in a nine-goal thriller, Mansfield suffered deep into added time to lose 3-2 at home against in-form Middlesborough, and Plymouth produced a shock, defeating Birmingham late on.

Here, Sportsmail gives you the lowdown on the rest of the action from around the grounds in the oldest national football competition in the world.

Barnsley could only secure victory in extra-time after defeating Barrow 5-4 at Oakwell

 Barnsley edge past Barrow in nine-goal thriller

Championship strugglers Barnsley managed to overcome League two side Barrow in an FA Cup third round thriller at Oakwell.

Mads Andersen gave the Tykes the lead half way through the first half, before Barrow’s Tom Beadling was shown a red card on 38 minutes. Jordan Williams then made it 2-0 before the break.

Barrow’s Ollie Banks scored a free-kick to reduce the scoreline before Anthony Glennon levelled, but Devante Cole made it 3-2 to the home side, but James Jones equalised for the visitors.

Carlton Morris made it 4-3, but Barrow’s Josh Kay equalised on 90 minutes to send the clash to extra-time. Morris then netted the winner to send Poya Asbaghi’s Barnsley through to the fourth round. 

Final score: Barnsley 5-4 Barrow 

Mansfield suffer late heartache against Middlesbrough   

Mansfield lost 3-2 at home to Middlesbrough after coming from two goals down on Saturday

Mansfield conceded a 95minute own-goal as Middlesbrough progressed to the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday.

The away side raced into a 2-0 goal lead when Uche Ikpeazu and Caolan Boyd-Munce handed Boro a two-goal lead early on. Mansfield’s Oli Hawkins headed in, however, to reduce the deficit and Rhys Oates slotted home from a tight angle to equalise.

John-Joe O’Toole turned Isaiah Jones’ cross into the back of his own net, as Middlesborough ensured their name was in the hat for the fourth round draw.

 Final score: Mansfield 2-3 Middlesbrough

Plymouth shock St Andrews    

Plymouth pulled off a shock after securing a 1-0 victory to progress to the FA Cup fourth round

Birmingham City suffered a shock 1-0 home on Saturday against Plymouth Argyle at St Andrews.

George Friend was sent off with a second booking 22 minutes from time for the hosts, as the score finished 0-0 at full time. Ryan Law’s well-taken goal on 104 minutes secured the Pilgrims’ pass into the fourth round. 

 Final score: Birmingham City 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Hartlepool haunt Blackpool

Hartlepool came from a goal down to beat Blackpool 2-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon

Teenager Joe Grey helped Hartlepool come from a goal down to beat Championship side Blackpool to progress to the FA Cup fourth round.

Keshi Anderson gave the visitors the lead, but David Ferguson equalised for the League Two outfit via a deflection, before Grey shot low into the corner on 61 minutes to win the match for the Pools.

Final score: Hartlepool United 2-1 Blackpool

 Wigan edge out Blackburn in pulsating encounter

Wigan ensured of their place in the FA Cup fourth round with a 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn goalkeeper Aynsley Pears’ error helped League One side Wigan Athletic defeat Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers 3-2 on Saturday in the FA Cup third round.

Reda Khadra gave the visitors the lead, but Max Power equalised on 61 minutes with a fine 30 yard striker. Pears carried Jack Whatmough tame header over his line, as the hosts made it 2-1, but Rovers defender Daniel Ayala levelled.

Thelo Aasgaard curled in from range over Pears on 94minutes to send Wigan through to the FA Cup fourth round. 

Final score: Wigan Atheltic 3-2 Blackburn Rovers  

Queens Park Rangers avoid Rotherham upset 

Queens Park Rangers defeated League One side Rotherham United 8-7 on penalties

Stalemate at full time, Michael Ihiekwe gave the visitors the lead in the 98th minute, before Lyndon Dykes’ 115th-minute equaliser meant penalties were needed. 

Stand-in QPR goalkeeper Jordan Archer saved two spot-kicks from both Wes Harding and Chiedozie Ogbene as the Hoops edged past League One side Rotherham United 8-7 on penalties. 

Final score: Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Rotherham United (QPR win 8-7 on penalties)   

Fulham leave it late to advance

Fulham advanced to the FA Cup fourth round after securing a 1-0 win over Bristol City

Former Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson netted the only goal as he helped Fulham to a 1-0 win to progress to the FA Cup fourth round. 

Wilson’s dangerous cross evaded everybody in the box and nestled into the corner of the net on the stroke of half-time in extra time ensuring the Cottagers advanced.

Peterborough progress after overcoming Bristol Rovers

Peterborough secured a 2-1 victory at home against Bristol Rovers on Saturday lunchtime

Debutant Bali Mumba helped Peterborough avoid a potential FA Cup upset against Bristol Rovers.

Sammie Szmodics opened the scoring for the hosts on 20 minutes, before Paul Coutt’s equalised from the penalty spot 10 minutes later for the League Two side.

On-loan Norwich man Mumba then came up with the goods on 63 minutes firing past Gas goalkeeper James Belshaw to send his side through to the fourth round.

Coventry edge past Derby in all-Championship encounter

Coventry progress to the FA Cup fourth round with a 1-0 win over Derby County on Saturday

Coventry ensured their name was in the fourth round hat after they defeated Championship strugglers Derby County 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Dom Hyam headed in Todd Kane’s 42nd-minute corner to settle the all-Championship third-round tie.

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