Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fa Vase / Ebac Northern League

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fa Vase / Ebac Northern League

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ASHINGTON perhaps thought their dreams of a visit to Wembley next May had ended when Dronsfield equalised deep into added time - but Stephen Harmison's men's never-say-die spirit eventually won the day.

The Colliers appealed in vain that Carlton Dickinson had handled the ball before he struck on 23 minutes.

They quickly put the controversy behind them and a brace of goals from Andrew Johnson had them ahead until the 94th minute when Ash Morley levelled.

If the home side thought the Colliers' heads would go down, they were mistaken, and five minutes from the end of extra time, an Ollie Hotchkiss free-kick was headed home by Liam Atkin.

Morpeth Town's hopes of an Ebac Northern League and FA Carlsberg Vase double are still alive after they returned from West Didsbury and Chorlton with a 5-4 victory.

Morpeth were coasting into Round Two after scoring four times through James Novak, Jordan Fry, Chris Swales and Michael Chilton, but the home side roared back to make it 4-4. Then, with seconds of normal time remaining, Chilton headed in the winner.

Sunderland RCA created a club record of 13 unbeaten games when they defeated Silsden in West Yorkshire. All six goals came in the second half, with Luke Proctor and Colin Larkin scoring twice for the Wearsiders.

An only goal by Darryll Donnelly proved sufficient for Seaham Red Star against Durham City, and Whitley Bay held Northwich Manchester Villa to a draw.

Mark Bertram fired the Seahorses ahead, but before the interval, Guy Ansah-Palmer levelled. The replay is at Hillheads tomorrow night (7.45 pm).

Newcastle Benfield went out at Atherton Collieries for whom Mark Truffas scored both goals and Chester-le-Street were well beaten at home by Newton Aycliffe, whose marksmen were Mattie Moffat, with a brace, Alan Harrison and the former Barnsley player Dennis Knight. …

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