Late spot-kick miss ensures FA Cup replay

Jamie Milligan's penalty is saved
Jamie Milligan's penalty is saved
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Bamber Bridge and Kettering Town will battle it out for a second time to keep their FA Cup dreams alive.

The two sides met on Saturday at Latimer Park and played out a draw in the third qualifying round of the cup.

The replay takes place tonight, Tuesday, at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium as an away trip to either Brackley Town or Rugby Town is on the line as well as £7,500.

Experienced forward Brett Ormerod opened the scoring for Brig.

The former Southampton front-man tapped home an effort from one yard.

Kettering hit back in the second half through Liam Canavan.

Brig had a glorious chance to win the game but goalkeeper Jamie McAlindon saved Jamie Milligan’s spot kick.

Brig started brightly and drew first blood.

Ormerod’s initial shot was saved but he bundled home the rebound in the 16th minute. McAdlindon denied Darren Green from a well worked corner.

Lee Dovey produced a brilliant save early in the second half to keep Dubi Ogbonna at bay.Kettering unlocked the door in the 52nd minute, Canavan calmly finishing from inside the box.

Brig had a chance from the penalty spot after Curtis Thompson was shoved in the back but McAlindon proved up to the task as he dived away to his right to push away Milligan’s effort.

Bamber Bridge: Dovey; Hankin (Mahoney,63), Lawlor, Steel, Green; Booth, Kay (Thompson,63), McKenna, Milligan; Ormerod (Linney, 74), Joel.

Subs not used: Marlow, Vasey, Alexander, Moss.