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Heartbreaking end to game for Aldershot in close call; FA CUP ROUND-UP.

THERE was late heartbreak for League Two Aldershot at Championship Middlesbrough.

Danny Hylton's 89th-minute goal appeared to have earned the Hampshire side a replay but Lukas Jutkiewicz added to his 83rd-minute effort with a last-minute winner.

Boro were held at arm's length by former Newport County boss Dean Holdsworth's Shots at the Riverside Stadium, but Jutkiewicz made the breakthrough with a forceful header.

But Hylton extended his run as the competition's top scorer with a dramatic goal on the counter-attack to tee up a replay at the Recreation Ground, only for Jutkiewicz to break the spirited visitors' resolve with a goal at the death.

The first half was largely a battle between invention and physicality as Aldershot stubbornly repelled the hosts' fluid raids.

The impressive Young would single-handedly keep the Shots alive before the break.

First, Marvin Emnes picked out Parnaby for a treacherous effort after reaching Richard Smallwood's through-ball at the by-line, but Young stood firm.

Aldershot livened up a lethargic restart by creating a promising opportunity for Craig Reid in front of nearly 800 travelling fans.

A weighted ball forward skipped into the striker's path only for Bailey to make up a yard of pace and put paid to the move.

But Boro were a constant menace in the Shots box and it fell to Jutkiewicz to make a belated breakthrough seven minutes from time.

The ex-Coventry striker rose highest to head home a Reach cross which was already drifting towards the top corner.

Boro's joy was short-lived, though, as Hylton skipped on to an incisive through-ball to slot home his eighth cup goal, setting up a frantic finale.

The final test for Holdsworth's plucky League Two outfit would be six minutes of stoppage time, but they could not hold out, Jutkiewicz comfortably sliding the ball beyond Young to secure the win.

Reading eased into the last 16 with a 4-0 win over Sheffield United.

Noel Hunt opened the scoring in the sixth minute, Mikele Leigertwood's long-range goal against one of his former teams doubled the advantage five minutes before the break, before Hunt and Garath McCleary made sure of the win within nine minutes of the second half starting.

Blackburn were convincing 3-0 winners at Derby thanks to goals from Colin Kazim-Richards (45), Scott Dann (66) and Jordan Rhodes (71), while Chris Dagnall's goal 20 minutes from time decided another all-Championship clash in Barnsley's favour at Hull.

Lee Novak's 74th-minute penalty gave Huddersfield the lead against Championship rivals Leicester.

However, Chris Wood earned a replay for the visitors with a goal eight minutes from time.
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 27, 2013
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