Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Buildbase Fa Vase / Ebac Northern League

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Buildbase Fa Vase / Ebac Northern League

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HEBBURN Town manager Kevin Bolam turned his attention to today's FA Vase fourth round draw after his side saw off Lower Breck to secure their place in the hat.

The Hornets made a poor start on Merseyside and fell behind inside the opening three minutes as Louis Austin's goal gave the hosts a surprise lead.

However, a hat-trick from Olly Martin and a goal apiece from Carl Taylor and Michael Richardson were enough to help their side into the fourth round for only the second time in their history.

Bolam said: "We would like a home draw, but I think we are getting to the stage of the competition where you know you'll face a tough side.

"I didn't think all five Northern League clubs would come through at the weekend and it's sad enfield have gone.

"I hope we can carry the run on because I am proud of what the lads have achieved."

The Hornets will be joined in the last 32 of the competition by Northern League Division One rivals Stockton Town and West Auckland Town after they came through tough tests on Saturday.

Stockton - Vase finalists in 2018 - needed extra time to find their way past Northern Counties East League club Bridlington Town.

A Kevin Hayes goal looked to have helped the Anchors into the fourth-round draw - but they were forced into an additional 30 minutes when Billy Logan found the net for Bridlington inside the final 10 minutes of the game.

However, Michael Dunwell's side took control of the tie in extra time as Hayes' second of the game and a goal apiece from Michael Roberts and Max Craggs helped their side progress.

Two-time Vase finalists West Auckland had to come from behind to see off Yorkshire Amateur at the Wanted Stadium.

Ashley Glynn put the visitors ahead eight minutes into the second half - but West went through thanks to two goals from David Dowson in the last 10 minutes of the tie.

Consett will also be the fourth round draw this lunchtime - but they still have work to do before they entertain thoughts of the last 32 after they were held to a draw at Wythershawe Town. …

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