Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fa Carlsberg Vase / Skilltrainingltd Northern League

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fa Carlsberg Vase / Skilltrainingltd Northern League

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FOUR sides from the Skilltrainingltd Northern League are in the draw for the fourth round of the FA Carlsberg Vase, writes MALCOLM PRATT.

Holders Whitley Bay safely secured their place when a superb hat-trick by Philip Bell thrilled a near-600 crowd at Hillheads.

Bell struck twice in the opening 36 minutes and although Lyndon Weller threw Boldmere St Michaels a lifeline, Bell made the tie safe with his third goal four minutes from time.

In the only all-SNL tie, Shildon saw off a plucky challenge from Crook Town at Millfield thanks to Andy Johnson (2), Danny Richmond and Jonathan Mullen.

Darren Kokes struck twice for the home side who were unable to take advantage of Shildon having Andrew Green sent off in the 55th minute. Marske United hammered Nelson 5-0 courtesy of Robert Jones, Derek Bradley, Owen Dixon, Danny Brunskill and Stuart Jackson.

A late strike from Sonny Andrews after Alan Cossavella had equalised eased Norton and Stockton Ancients to victory at Rainworth Miners Welfare.

Leaders Spennymoor Town went out to Gresley 1-0. West Auckland Town crashed 5-1 at New Mills and Penrith lost 4-1 to Bootle. After the game, West Auckland announced that former Crook Town boss Peter Dixon had been appointed manager with Paul Foster assistant.

With the four top sides either on Vase duty or inactive, Dunston UTS closed in with victory at Consett where Michael Laws and Stephen Preen were first-half marksmen.

Newcastle Benfield joined the top six, defeating Billingham Synthonia despite playing the last 52 minutes with 10 men following the dismissal of Michael Chilton. Stewart Morris and Dean Nicholson netted for the Tynesiders with Danny Earl claiming a late goal for Synners.

David Southern, Ben Christensen, Jamie Poole and Mark Sheeran joined in a 4-0 romp for Bedlington Terriers at Billingham Town and Ryton also scored four times at home to Chester-le-Street. …

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