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Stones denied giant killing in FA Cup thriller

Monday 7th November 2016

Maidstone United were denied safe passage into the second round of the Emirates FA Cup yesterday with a last-kick goal for League One Rochdale.

Callum Camps' equaliser stunned the Gallagher Stadium but the Stones remain inthe hat with replay against the Greater Manchester club.

Maidstone, some 57 places below their opponents, went ahead with a Bobby-Joe Taylor's first-half penalty after Niall Canavan fouled Jamar Loza.

But it was Camps' deflected, 20-yard free-kick prevented the Stones from securing a giant killing result.

The attendance for the match was 2,227 and the relays are due to be played a week tormorrow.

Rochdale brought 172 supporters to the gallagher Stadium.