Source: Newcastle Evening Chronicle
DURHAM City’s great run continued as they switched their Evo-Stik North form to the FA Trophy.
David Dowson’s late goal gave the Citizens a 3-2 first qualifying round victory at Goole to further boost the club’s coffers.
Durham are now hoping for a good draw in the next round and manager Dickie Ord is angling for a big fish.
Ord said: “FC United of Manchester and Chester are both big clubs with 2,000-strong support so either of those would do as the gate is shared.
“A run in the FA Trophy is a bonus to what we achieve in the league and having got through two rounds we want to go further.”
Not for the first time, Durham created a host of chances but were left to scrape a narrow win at the Victoria Pleasure Grounds.
Ord added: “We should have been out of sight after Amar Purewal and Billy Greulich put us two up early on.
“Goole have then got back into it through a penalty which was apparently given for a shirt pull inside the box by Ross Wilkinson.
“That has given them a lift and they then equalised 10 minutes later through one of the few efforts they had at goal all afternoon.
“Dowson has then gone past two players to finish well with his left foot to put us into the next round.
“He could easily have scored six on the day, as he missed a series of good chances.
“He was also unlucky to hit the bar.
“It is another good win, which has brought a few more bob into the kitty.
“Confidence is sky- high and everyone is buzzing.”