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FA Cup: Clayton Donaldson is Brentford’s hero

Wigans Scottish midfielder Fraser Fyvie holds off Bournemouths Harry Arter. Picture: Getty

Wigans Scottish midfielder Fraser Fyvie holds off Bournemouths Harry Arter. Picture: Getty

  • by COLIN STEWART
 

FORMER Hibs striker Clayton Donaldson booked Brentford a dream home fourth-round tie against holders Chelsea as his deflected shot secured a 2-1 win over Southend.

Paul Hayes opened the scoring before Barry Corr equalised for the Shrimpers.

Queens Park Rangers will face MK Dons in the FA Cup fourth round after Jay Bothroyd’s late header earned a win over West Brom.

Leeds set up an FA Cup tie at home against Tottenham after coming from behind to dump out Birmingham 2-1 in their third-round replay.

Wade Elliott put Blues ahead shortly after the half-hour mark, just as he had done in the initial meeting which finished 1-1 10 days ago. But once again Leeds levelled after the break, this time courtesy of Ross McCormack’s first goal since September, before El-Hadji Diouf completed the turnaround, keeping his cool to chip home from the penalty spot after Paul Robinson had been penalised for handball. Marvin Sordell struck a second half double as npower Championship Bolton booked an FA Cup fourth round clash against Everton after stunning dismal Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Bournemouth lost 1-0 at home to Wigan, Argentina forward Mauro Boselli grabbing a tremendous first-half strike to put the Barclays Premier League outfit into the next round.

MK Dons reached the FA Cup fourth round for the first time in their short history with a replay victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Shaun Williams’ first-half penalty and a fortuitous second goal from a Dean Bowditch free-kick saw the npower League One team overcome their Championship opponents at stadium:mk.

Blackpool v Fulham, Stoke v Crystal Palace and Leyton Orient v Hull were all tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes and went into extra-time.

 

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