LOAN WATCH: Mendes Gomes scores the winner as Cod Army upset the Owls in FA Cup
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Town winger Carlos Mendes Gomes scored the winner as Fleetwood Town made history in the FA Cup by reaching the last 16 for the first time in their history when beating Championship side Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 on Tuesday night.
After a goalless first half, Mendes Gomes opened the scoring with an hour gone, looping his header from Phoenix Patterson’s free kick into the net.
The attacker went off with 15 minutes to go, but chances were at a premium late on, as the Cod Army went through to visit Championship side Burnley in the last 16.
Writing on Twitter afterwards, he said: “Let’s “griddy” to the 5th ROUND !!
"Magic of the FA cup @ftfc we keep making HISTORY !!”
Mendes Gomes also came off the bench at the weekend as Fleetwood lost 3-2 at home to Burton Albion in League One, ex-Luton forward Jayden Stockley scoring on his debut for the hosts.
Goalkeeper Matt Macey started as Portsmouth were denied by a late equaliser, drawing 1-1 in their League One clash against Barnsley at Fratton Park, Town team-mate Harry Isted an unused sub for the visitors.
Macey tipped Adam Phillips’ cross-shot on to the bar in the first half, and then came out well to smother from Devante Cole, before Pompey took the lead four minutes after the break through Colby Bishop.
The Town stopper was beaten when Cole looked to have scored, but referee Andy Woolmer had already blown for a foul by ex-Hatter Joe Morrell, with the goal controversially disallowed.
The Tykes weren't to be denied though, Bobby Thomas flicking a long throw home in the closing stages.
Striker John McAtee scored a wonderful goal as Grimsby warmed up for their FA Cup humbling of Luton on Tuesday night with a 3-0 League Two victory at Crewe Alexandra on Saturday
The forward picked the ball up inside the Railwaymen’s half and then set off before beating Dave Richards from outside the box.
McAtee was involved in the second Mariners goal, picking the pocket of a home defender, as George Lloyd found the bottom corner, Tom Dickson-Peters completing the victory in the second half.
Dion Pereira didn’t play as Bradford drew 1-1 with Mansfield, while Josh Neufville wasn’t involved as Sutton United drew 0-0 with Stevenage in League Two
Tyrelle Newton and Josh Williams both started as Cheshunt drew 0-0 with Hemel Hempstead Town in National League South on Saturday.
Newton then featured once more on Tuesday night as the Ambers drew 1-1 with Welling United.
The visitors led through Ade Azeez early in the second half as Newton was replaced with 10 to go, Reece Beckles-Richards’ 90th minute penalty salvaging a point.
Striker Tobias Braney came off the bench in the second half as Chesham won 2-0 against Hendon in their Southern League Premier Division South fixture.
Daniel Idiakhoa started as Hitchin Town lost 3-2 at St Ives Town in the Southern League Premier Central.
Ben Toseland put the hosts in front on 18 minutes, before Ashley Hay levelled just after the half hour.
Enoch Andoh quickly put St Ives back ahead, as after the break, Idiakhoa had two efforts blocked.
Luton youngster Josh Allen came off the bench, as Diogo Freitas-Gouveia levelled once more with a free kick on 86 minute, but the hosts won it late on as former Luton youth teamer Michael Richens headed home.