Arngrove Northern League

Goals were plentiful for Arngrove Northern League sides in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup on Saturday but at Whitley Bay one was sufficient against Stocksbridge Park Steels.

Goals were plentiful for Arngrove Northern League sides in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup on Saturday but at Whitley Bay one was sufficient against Stocksbridge Park Steels.

It came from a penalty on 67 minutes when Mark Sheeran scored after Philip Bell's goal-bound shot was handled.

Durham City went nap at Esh Winning. Their five goals came in the opening 26 minutes from Thomas English (2), Michael Fenwick, Neil Campbell and Leon Ryan.

Esh hit back with strikes from Brian Dodsworth (2) and Jonathan Stark but City won 5-3.

Jarrow Roofing also scored five to defeat Thackley, who score four. Jarrow let in three in the first 18 minutes but Ibrahim Hassan, Andy Allen, Craig Russell, Craig Nelson and Paul Chow replied. Late in the game, Roofing goalkeeper Gary Hoggeth saved a penalty to deny a replay.

There were five goals at the Nissan Sports Centre where Sunderland Nissan beat Horden CW 3-2. Gavin Cogden bagged a brace and Darren Sankey scored, while Craig Stevens and Kevin Devine kept Colliers in it.

Willie Moat and Gary Shields eased Chester-le-Street to victory at Thornaby and Brian Stewart and Lev Yaltsin scored in a 2-1 win for Bishop Auckland at Bridlington Town.

Warren Byrne (2) and Chris Lowther took Spennymoor Town into the next round with a 3-1 victory at home to Bamber Bridge.

Newcastle Blue Star replay their tie with Liversedge tonight at the Wheatsheaf Ground. They drew 2-2 in West Yorkshire, with goals by Anthony Shandran and David Colvin.

Tomorrow, Consett go to Rossendale United after they ended 1-1 at Belle Vue Park. David Pounder put the Steelmen in front.

Two ties are on Wednesday with Hebburn Town at Flixton. Andy McKenna, Craig Watson and Michael Gardner scored in a 3-3 draw.

Ryton are at home to Newcastle Benfield Bay Plastics after they shared six goals. Liam McIver, Graeme Blackett and David McMahon scored for Ryton, with Phil Lumsden, Ian Graham and Michael Dixon on target for Benfield.

Dunston Federation went out at Wakefield. Graeme Armstrong scored two goals but the home side won 3-2 late on.

Bedlington Terriers lost 4-1 at home to Curzon Ashton and an only goal cost Washington their place in the next round at Long Eaton United.

Despite holding the lead through Andy Jennings for 73 minutes, Seaham Red Star lost at Glossop North End, who scored twice in the last seven minutes, while Morpeth Town conceded two in the opening 33 minutes at Cammell Laird without reply.

In the league, Ashington beat Darlington RA 5-1 in the First Division at Portland Park. Chris Fawcett (2), Glen Bolton, Alan Hogg and Alex Lawson were their scorers with Michael Carter for RA.

An own goal by Stephen Tobin put West Allotment Celtic in front at Tow Law Town who replied through Rob Huntley.

In Division Two, South Shields lost at Brandon United. David Graham (2) and Simon Dolman netted for the Mariners with Craig Hindmarsh (2), Dan Jowett and David Fort earning Brandon the points.

North Shields won their third successive game, beating Prudhoe Town 2-1 with strikes by Eddie Miller and Craig Jones. Steve Mason hit a late goal for Prudhoe, their first of the season.

Team Northumbria won 2-1 at Stokesley SC with two from John Clark in the first 16 minutes, while Alnwick Town finished 4-2 in front of Whickham with strikes from James Swordy (2), Joe Moscrop and Tom Vickers. Kevin Hay and Peter Craddock scored for Whickham.


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