Monday, October 11, 2010

FA Cup Third Qualifying Round / STL Northern League

 Source: The Journal
 Oct 11 2010 by Malcolm Pratt

 THE four STL Northern League clubs all fell by the wayside in the Third Round of the FA Cup.

Shildon were closest to a result when they went down by a single goal to Blue Square Bet North side Workington.

Sam Garvie fired the Durham side in front but by the 14th minute the Reds were ahead courtesy of Gareth Arnison and Anthony Wright.

Workington captain David Hewson was red-carded after 25 minutes but Shildon were unable to make the numerical advantage count.

After conceding two goals in four minutes to Droylsden’s Keiron Kilheeney and David McNiven, Ashington reduced the arrears through Steven Young – however, the goalscorer then failed to convert a penalty.

In the late stages, the Colliers pressed in search of an equaliser and left the way open for Jody Banim and Lewis Killeen to end their hopes.

Whitley Bay played an hour with 10 men after Chris Fawcett was sent off for bringing down a Guiseley player.

James Walshaw scored the resultant penalty and despite a battling performance, the Seahorses went out as Joe O’Neil and Walshaw wrapped up a comfortable victory for the hosts.

A crowd of 1576 saw Norton and Stockton Ancients go down 5-2 at home to FC United of Manchester.

Dale Mulligan and Shaun Clarke cancelled out Mike Norton’s early goal for the visitors who finished strongly, scoring four times in the last 25 minutes through Glynn Hurst, Ben Deegan and Norton, who completed his hat-trick.

Consett remain out in front in the STL Northern League Division One but they left it late before edging Penrith by the odd goal. Dean Douglas was an early scorer for the Cumbrians and after Jonjo Dickman levelled, he claimed the winner with just a minute left on the clock.

Bedlington Terriers are second and the leading scorers after they found the net four times in the home fixture with Tow Law Town.

Alex Benjamin bagged a brace with Keith Graydon and Richard Hodgson taking Terriers’ total to 38. The Lawyers’ Steven Tobin was red-carded on 52 minutes.

Spennymoor Town remain third and their man of the match at Billingham Town was Michael Rae who scored the first four goals. Alan Cosavella was unfortunate to turn the ball into his own net for Moors’ fifth.

Newcastle Benfield moved into fourth position when a brace from Brian Dodsworth edged them to victory at home to Dunston UTS, who led through Steven Preen. Benfield played for 64 minutes with 10 men following the dismissal of Kevin Leighton.

Esh Winning finally tasted success at the 14th attempt when they hit Ryton with a seven-goal defeat.

Stuart Thompson (3), Craig Marron (pen), Mark Nixon, Ian Ward and Brian Hogg all beat Ryton’s debutant goalkeeper Peter Adnitt.

A last-minute penalty by Michael Pattison, his first goal since his transfer from Seaham Red Star, earned North Shields a valuable point in the Division Two game with Birtley Town.

James Luccock scored his fifth goal in two games giving the Robins the lead and after Martin Raper levelled, Chris Tate fired Birtley in front before Pattison remained cool under pressure to deliver the equaliser from the spot.

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