Football: Basingstoke and Hendon hit the giant-killing trail

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Hendon and Basingstoke were the toast of non-League football last night after recording memorable victories over League opposition in FA Cup first-round replays.

Basingstoke, from the lower reaches of the Ryman League, produced the biggest surprise of the night when they beat Wycombe Wanderers, of the Second Division. After the scores finished level at 2-2 the non-League side won the penalty shoot-out 5-4. Wycombe had twice taken the lead in normal time through Steve McGavin, but Paul Coombs replied on each occasion.

Hendon, another Ryman League side, recorded one of the most famous results in their history when they knocked out Leyton Orient. Junior Lewis scored the only goal of the game at Brisbane Road late in the second half.

Steve White's winner six minutes from the end of extra time gave Cardiff a 3-2 win over Slough Town, while Chris Waddle's disappointing start to life in management saw Burnley slip out at the first hurdle with a 3-0 home defeat against Rotherham. The visitors never looked back after taking an early first-half lead through Jason White.

Shrewsbury had Lee Taylor and Craig Herbert sent off as they lost 4-0 at Grimsby, while Cambridge United came back from two goals down to beat Plymouth Argyle 3-2 in extra time.

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