Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)


Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)


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TEN-MAN Translift sprang a major surprise in last week's Nick Cornick League Challenge Cup second round as they grabbed a late winner to send holders West Two out of the competition.

The First Division side opened brightly and took the lead against their Second Division opponents, however Translift battled back and equalised before the interval through Ross Smith.

In the second half West Two applied a lot of pressure using their numerical advantage but could not find the target and eventually Peter Marshall grabbed the winning goal for Translift who then held on for the final ten minutes. Saltburn Town also created a shock as they beat Turners Mill who were another team that struggled to field a full side.

The first 20 minutes were even with Turners pressing forward and creating chances without being able to break the deadlock.

Saltburn then managed to score the opening goal of the game and then double their lead by the interval.

An early goal in the second half seemed to deflate the Turners Mill side and Saltburn took full advantage as they scored another two goals for a comfortable passage into the third round.

South Bank Erimus entertained fellow First Division side Mermaid and eventually went through after a fright in the early part of the second half.

Erimus had the better of the first half as they opened the scoring in the 20th minute through Anthony Gregory.

Hubbard equalised for Mermaid but Peter Truscott was on hand to apply the finishing touch after a goalmouth scramble to put Erimus back in front and Mark Judge added a third before the interval.

Mermaid battled back in the second half and reduced the arrears through Darren Henry and when a Steve Whalley free-kick came back off the crossbar Henry followed up to level the scores.

The goals stung Erimus into action again and Truscott put the home side back in front again and, as Mermaid pushed forward to try and level, they were again caught out and Gregory completed the scoring as Erimus progressed into the third round.

A depleted Tiger side meant the inclusion of their regular goalkeeper and manager as outfield players for their Nick Cornick cup game away to Bells Stores.

In difficult conditions it was the Tiger who took an early lead when Paul Severs volleyed in a cross by Sharpe from just outside the box.

Five minutes later Jones then ran onto a loose ball to fire home the second, before Doddy added a third when he latched onto a ball at the far post and squeezed in a good finish.

Jon Keogh then fired wide with Doddy also going close, before Paul Cochrane fired in the fourth before half-time as Bells found it difficult to cope with their first division visitors.

Sharpe continued to be dangerous down the right wing with Ritchie also in good form down the left. …

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