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Buildbase FA Trophy Preliminary Round Review (Part Two)….

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One of the biggest crowds of the day in the Buildbase FA Trophy were at the Flamingo Land Stadium to see the tie between Evo-Stik League North rivals Scarborough Athletic and South Shields.

It was a cracking game for the 1,338 crowd to enjoy on Non-League Day.

Shields, who played at Wembley in May of course when winning the Buildbase FA Vase, eventually proved too strong for Boro.

Gavin Cogdon gave Shields a 14th minute lead that Michael Coulson cancelled out after 26 minutes, only for Carl Finnegan to restore the visitors lead on 33 minutes.

Matt Pattison stretched that to 3-1 just 3 minutes later and Finnigan added a fourth less than a minute later.

Luke Dean gave Boro hope of a comeback when he reduced the deficit right on half-time, but the visitors quelled the home side`s attacks in the second period and eventually added a fifth from Andy Stephenson 3 minutes from time.

Evo-Stik South side Newcastle Town were one of only two teams (the other being Kidsgrove Athletic) to face opposition from a different league.

And like neighbours Kidsgrove, who surprisingly won at Evo-Stik League South East outfit AFC Rushden & Diamonds – see the other Trophy report) Castle also progressed, 3-0 at the Lyme Valley Stadium against Bostik League North side Soham Town Rangers.

Tom Unwin and Luke Askey gave Castle a two-goal interval lead that James Lee eventually added to 7 minutes from the end.

There were several good away wins for teams in the Evo-Stik North and South.

Glossop North End won 2-0 at North rivals Tadcaster Albion, with a 6th minute Josh Barratt own goal setting them on the road and a late Chris Baguley effort sealing the win.

The Hillmen`s league rivals Atherton Collieries triumphed 4-1 at Bracken Moor against South hosts Stocksbridge Park Steels, who are certainly blowing hot or cold this season to date.

Kristian Holt, Iain Howard, Ben Hardcastle and a Liam McFadyen own goal accounted for the Colls goals.

Former Chesterfield striker Jacob Hazel netted all three of Frickley Athletic`s goals in their win at South rivals Sheffield FC, while an 11th minute Elliot Parrott effort proved enough for Bedworth United against South strugglers Gresley FC at The Moat.

League newcomers Alvechurch won 2-1 at South rivals Belper Town, courtesy of Daniel Dubidat and Tom Turton, with the Nailers replying through a Kieran O`Connell penalty.

Highlights elsewhere included a healthy 398 crowd for the all-North Lancashire derby between Clitheroe and Colne which the hosts won 3-0 with first half goals from Ian Rowlands, Kurt Willoughby and Brad Carroll, and 373 saw Prescot Cables progress against North rivals Trafford at Valerie Park, thanks to Baba Conte, Josef Faux and Lloyd Dean, outgunning James Dean`s reply.

New signing Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson, Rob Morgan and Elliott Sandy were all on target as Stamford AFC progressed 3-0 at the Zeeco Stadium against South rivals Loughborough Dynamo, while managerless Market Drayton Town bowed out, 2-0 at South rivals Chasetown, for whom Muzi Nduna after 16 minutes and Callum Lovatt late on, were the scorers.

High-flying Basford United saw off South newcomers Peterborough Sports, whose first ever Trophy tie ended in a 3-0 defeat with Ashley Grayson, Matt Thornhill and Harry Wakefield the scorers.

No joy either for North strugglers Goole AFC, who can concentrate on trying to avoid the drop to the Toolstation Northern Counties East League after going out 3-0 at league rivals Ossett Town, whose Ashley Jackson, Alex Low and Danny South were all on the mark.

Town`s neighbours Ossett Albion must try again, however, after sharing a 1-1 Dimple Wells draw with North rivals Droylsden, whose Ciaran Kilheeney rescued them with a 77th minute equaliser after Albion had led through Amos Kabeya`s 33rd minute spot-kick.

Further south, Evo-Stik League South East side Aylesbury FC are struggling for form in the league, but edged a 4-3 thriller to make Trophy progress against Bostik South outfit Molesey.

Ty Deacon bagged a brace for the Moles, with Shayne Almond and Jordan Jenkins netting the others, cancelling out goals from Antonio Simeone, Oly Akinsanya and Ashby Charles.

****Corinthian-Casuals salvaged Bostik pride though by beating Aylesbury`s league rivals AFC Dunstable 2-0 with goals from Josh Uzun and Jack Strange.

Dunstable`s league rivals Hanwell Town pulled off a minor surprise when winning 1-0 at Bostik South side Greenwich Borough, thanks to an 81st minute Glen Yala effort.

A goal from Dean Grant just past the hour-mark saw Bostik South side Hythe Town win 1-0 at Hillgrounds against Evo-Stik South East outfit Kempston Rovers, while Bostik North Maldon & Tiptree ran out 5-2 winners at Chestnut Avenue against Kempston`s league rivals Northwood, thanks to two goals apiece from Ryan Gondoh and Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe.

However, goals from Jake Cass and Max Holland inside the opening 10 minutes and a third from Rob Hastings on 33 minutes sealed Evo-Stik South East side Chalfont St Peter`s passage at Bostik South Phoenix Sports.

And Jamal McKenzie-Lowe scored the only goal after 24 minutes to earn Chalfont`s league rivals Bedford Town`s progress at Bostik South VCD Athletic.

Stand-out results in all-Bostik League ties saw Kane Rowland bag a brace as Sittingbourne won the all-South Kent derby at the Homelands against Ashford United, and league leaders Lewes are through 4-2 at South rivals East Grinstead in which Billy Medlock netted a hat-trick, while South Park came back from 3-0 down at to earn a replay at North hosts Brentwood Town, whose Izzy Bademosi bagged a brace – Kieran Lavery from the spot, Joe Jackson and Chris Smith 4 minutes from time salvaged a second go for the Surrey side.

In-form Heybridge Swifts, seventh in the Bostik north, saw off South outfit Carshalton Athletic 2-0.

Lewis Godbold broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark and Juan Luque added a second 3 minutes from time at the Aspen Waite Arena.

Goals from Ruarid Kay, Lauran Luke and Joey Benjamin sealed Swifts league rivals Haringey Borough`s 3-0 home win over South visitors Whyteleafe, while another North win over the South saw Bury Town triumph 5-3 at Ramsgate, with Cemal Ramadan netting a triple for the Blues, which was rough on Alfie Paxman, who bagged a brace for the Kent side.

And Firmin Ngandu and Chris Assombalonga were on target as another North side, Waltham Abbey, held sway over South visitors Faversham Town, whose Luke Griffiths replied in the second half.

Of the rest of the games involving internal Evo-Stik South East and South West teams, Bristol Manor Farm`s first-ever Trophy tie saw them win 4-1 at home to South West rivals Cinderford Town.

Troy Simpson, Ben Bament, Jordan Metters and Dean Stamp were the Farm scorers.

Ashford Town (Middx) were another side to hit four as they beat South East rivals Uxbridge by the same scoreline.

Dan Fleming, Scott Weight, James Cottee and Romario Jonas were the Ash Trees scorers – the Reds having Kevin Warner dismissed for two bookable offences 7 minutes from time.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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