FA Cup replays / EBAC Northern League

Spennymoor Town needed a last-minute penalty equaliser on Saturday, but they made no mistake in last night’s FA Cup Preliminary Round replay

Non-league football action
Non-league football action

Spennymoor Town needed a last-minute penalty equaliser on Saturday, but they made no mistake in last night’s FA Cup Preliminary Round replay against Newton Aycliffe at the Brewery Field.

A crowd of 510 saw Moors set the tone as early as the first minute when Kallum Griffiths delivered a wonderful shot from 30 yards into the top corner of the net.

The home side created several excellent chances but it was not until the hour mark that Gavin Cogdon set up Lewis Dodds, who left goalkeeper Dan Molyneux with no chance.

Three minutes later and it was just about all over for Aycliffe as Cogdon rounded his marker and fired low into the bottom of the goal.

Billingham Synthonia went out in West Yorkshire, where Brighouse Town romped home with goals by Daniel Naidole (2), Ernest Boafo and Tom Matthews. South Shields also failed to make it into the next round.

After holding Albion Sports to a draw in Bradford on Saturday, they were second best in the replay at Peterlee Town.

Asif Hussain (pen) and David Brown fired the visitors into a two-goal lead but when Paul Kane cut the deficit with 13 minutes remaining, it was all to play for.

In the Ebac Northern League First Division, Ashington made it three wins and a draw from five games when they surprisingly defeated

much-fancied Celtic Nation with ease at Woodhorn Lane.

A lovely move involving Andrew Johnson, Glen Taylor and Sam Norris ended with James Taylor beating goalkeeper Aaran Taylor from 10

yards.

Before the interval Craig Scott headed in a Johnson corner and early in the second-half Marc Walton converted a penalty, awarded after he had been brought down.

Just before the end, Scott fired in from a tight angle to complete a comprehensive victory for the Colliers. Had Celtic won, they would have gone top.

There was a shock defeat for Heaton Stannington in Division Two. The leaders lost by the odd goal in three at Chester-le-Street who won for only the second time in seven attempts.

Richie Hoggins (og) and Michael Hepplewhite had the Cestrians two goals up before Jonathan Wright threw the visitors a lifeline, but the hosts held on.

Tow Law Town won a six-goal thriller at Jarrow Roofing with strikes by Scott Brassell (pen), Tom Watkinson, Robert Hurton and Daniel Wilson. Liam McBryde and Andy Appleby replied for Roofing.

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