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Buildbase FA Vase Round-Up (Part One)…..

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Ebac Northern League Second Division side Tow Law Town pulled off one of the surprises of the FA Buildbase Vase Second Qualifying Round on Saturday when they thumped Northern League First Division Penrith 5-1 at Ironworks Road.

Lawyers are unbeaten this season in fourteen league and cup matches, and they have now won their last nine matches on the bounce.

Manager Steve Murray said; ““It was a superb result and thoroughly deserved. Our unbeaten run continues.

“Lewis Teasdale was amongst the goals again, but Matthew Soulsby and David Mitchell bossed the midfield. We have a potent threat up front these days which always helps. We could have scored more in the second half.”

Lawyers took the game to Penrith straight from the kick off. Lewis Teasdale put them in front on 3 minutes, and Jon Hirst scored the second on 7 minutes.

It was game over by half-time when Lawyers were 4-0 up with further goals by Dean Thexton and Teasdale.

Jonny Murray pulled a goal back for Penrith, but Teasdale completed his hat-trick on 55 minutes.

Teasdale has now scored in each of his last seven matches, scoring 12 goals in the process.

West Auckland Town are through after a good 3-0 home win over Hallmark Security Leaguers Silsden AFC.

They took the home lead with a great free-kick by Adam Mitchell – brother of Tow Law’s David – that he fired into the top corner from just outside the box, and they took a firm grip on the game when Silsden had a man sent-off.

They went 2-0 up when Darren Holden crossed for Amar Purewal to head home, and with 2 minutes left Holden was involved again when he set up Ben Wood to stroke home.

West manager Gary Forrest said; “It was a solid, well-earned win against a really good side who had won their first nine games of the season. Ross Colquhoun and Amar Purewal were outstanding.”

Bishop Auckland’s inconsistent form reared its head again when they were surprisingly beaten 2-0 at Bedlington Terriers, a division below them in the Northern League.

Bishops were on top in the first half, and missed several chances. Priestley Griffiths hit the bar, while Stuart Thompson and Joe McAloon were both off target from good positions.

Bedlington took the lead midway through the second half with a header by Jack Foalle, then Bishops defender Darryl Hall lost possession, allowing Foalle to score the second.

Northallerton Town lost 2-0 at league rivals Ryhope CW after extra-time, and manager Darren Trotter said; “I was pleased with our performance, we were more than a match for them in the first half. In the second half, they pushed harder but never looked like breaking us down. However, extra time showed the difference between the two sides which was their fitness levels. It was disappointing to lose, but we will be better for that result.”

Durham City went out, by 2-0 at another ENL outfit, Team Northumbria, who scored both their goals in the first half.

Durham manager Olly Hotchkiss said; “Overall we played well in spells but switched off at key moments. I was pleased with the effort and the attitude of the players and they showed great character.”

Willington fought hard, but went out 1-0 at home to Toolstation Northern Counties East Leaguers Harrogate RA, the winner coming in the last minute to end Willington’s four-game winning run.

Manager Rob Lee said; “It was a very close game, and one goal was always going to decide it. It took a 30 yarder which looped over our keeper’s head, a shot which could have gone anywhere.”

Essex Senior League side Basildon United beat Thurlow Nunn Leaguers Walsham-le-Willows 2-1 after extra-time.

Marcus Bowers netted a late extra-time winner to see them through to the next round after victory at The Hive.

Ash Blackburn put the hosts ahead but a penalty from the Andrew Cusack took the game into overtime.

And with 5 minutes left Bowers netted for the hosts and saw them through to the First Round Proper of the competition.

It was a similar story for Basildon`s league rivals Sawbridgworth Town at another Thurlow Nunn outfit, Hadleigh United.

The Robins netted a last minute extra-time winner to dump Hadleigh out and take their place in the next round.

After a quiet, goalless first half, the hosts opened the scoring 2 minutes into the second period through Aaron Bull. However, the visitors levelled with 12 minutes to go to take it to an extra half-hour and right at the end of this saw Lewis Francis grab the winner and send Sawbridgeworth through.

Hullbridge Sports are through after seeing off Ilford at Cricklefield.

The visitors led on 10 minutes when a scramble in the six-yard box saw Rob Hodgson score and then 4 minutes after the break Jimmy Cox’s free-kick found Lewis Watson who headed home and double their advantage.

And with 15 minutes remaining, Luka Frankis scored from the spot to seal a terrific win for the Bridge boys.

Another Essex Senior League triumph over Thurlow Nunn opponents saw Kirkley & Pakefield lose 3-2 at home to Burnham Ramblers.

Ramblers netted 7 minutes from time to snatch an incredible win and get through to the next round.

The visitors led against the run of play when a ball through to Morgan saw him provide a fine finish but the hosts levelled when a blocked shot saw a rebound deflected home and see the sides level at the break.

However, Burnham re-took the lead when Hughes lobbed home but the hosts struck back again only a few minutes later when a square ball to Haylock saw him convert from close range.

The visitors were to find a winner in the 83rd minute when the hosts were caught napping from a free-kick and saw an unmarked Hughes send a looping header in to send the wasteful hosts packing.

Redbridge netted a 118th minute equaliser to earn a replay against another Thurlow Nunn outfit, Coggleshall Town, at Oakside.

After a goalless opening 45 minutes, the visitors took a 74th minute through Dan McCullock, only to see the hosts level to take the game into extra-time.

McCullock put the visitors ahead 6minutes from the end of extra-time but saw Pat Duggan level with 2 minutes remaining to take this one to a replay.

Enfield 1874 came from 4-2 down to eventually net a late, late extra-time winner to dump Thurlow Nunn Stowmarket Town out.

The visitors took the lead when Thomas slotted low past Brand and they doubled their lead when Mullings was played through on goal and finished past Brand.

However, the hosts were handed a lifeline before half-time when Lewis ghosted into the box unmarked and headed home.

And early in the second half Stow were back on level terms when Brown’s shot went through the Enfield keeper’s hands and into the back of the net.

Baker then teed up Mayhew in the box to slam home to put the hosts in front before Stow increased their lead as Mayhew raced into the box and fired into the top corner for his second of the game.

But the visitors fought back themselves and pulled one back when Sykes’ acrobatic effort beat Brand to set up a nervy finish and this incredible game went to extra-time when Staunton drilled home for Enfield to equalise.

And there was to be one final twist in this one as Enfield saw Balogun strike in the final seconds to send Stow out and inflict their first home defeat in 308 days.

Curtis Pond hit four as a ruthless Tower Hamlets made it seven wins in a row, scoring ten against Thurlow Nunn One side Little Oakley at Mile End.

Tye hosts opened the scoring inside a minute when Pond tapped home at the far post and he scored again 3 minutes later, getting in down the right before firing into the far corner.

And on 11 minutes it was three when an awful header back towards goal by a defender put Luke With in to slot home. Oakley did pull one back just beforr the half hour mark when a defensive error allowed Stephen Polley in to score but ten minutes before half time the three-goal lead was restored as With laid in Pond for his.

Five minutes before half-time Hamlets netted a fifth when a With header came off the bar, off keeper Tynan’s head and into the net, and right on half-time it was six when more appalling defending allowed Pond in for his fourth and give the hosts a 6-1 lead at the break.

It took Hamlets 20 second half minutes to find a seventh when Danny Childs fired an effort through keeper Tynan’s hands from outside the box and 5 minutes later it was eight when substitute James Ross fired home.

Ross then made it nine in the 74th minute before Hasan Mustafa burst down the right and fired home the hosts tenth with 14 minutes left to complete a memorable day for the Mile End side.

Great Wakering Rovers are through to the next round after seeing off fellow ESL side West Essex at Mayesbrook Park.

It didn’t begin well for the ESL leaders when they saw Appiah sent-off after 12 minutes, and from the resulting spot-kick Gordon put Rovers ahead, but just 2 minutes later the ten-men levelled when
Lefley saw his free-kick goes straight into the left corner. However, just before the half-hour mark Rovers retook the lead when hesitant defending coupled with a poor clearance saw Neil Richmond in and he slotted past Russell and see the visitors lead at the break.

A quieter second period did see both sides have chances but it’s Rovers who secured their passage into the First Round Proper.

Four of the six South West Peninsula League Premier Division sides involved in the Vase booked their places in Monday’s draw with two of them claiming giant-killings.

Cullompton Rangers beat Toolstation Western League Premier side Cribbs 2-1 at Speeds Meadow to complete a remarkable week as they have beaten Plymouth Argyle in the league and Torquay United in the County Cup in the past nine days!

Ivybridge Town needed extra-time before progressing 3-2 away at Longwell Green, another Western Premier side.

Bodmin Town had the highest score of the day with a 6-1 success away at Western Division One side Portishead and Plymouth Parkway also beat opposition from that league after a 3-0 victory away at Wincanton Town.

Two Premier sides were knocked out, however, with St Austell losing out 4-5 after extra-time in a titanic tussle with former Southern League club Bridgwater Town.

Saltash United went out after a 4-1 defeat away at Western Premier side Willand Rovers.

One more Premier side will join the four winners on Saturday as Tavistock host Camelford on Wednesday night after a postponed tie.

All Uhlsport Hellenic League ties saw Highworth Town convincing winners against Burnham. The Worthians were superbly clinical in which Ashley Edenborough and Aysa Corrick both bagged braces.

Burnham kept it to 1-1 in a determined second half display.

Wantage Town eased their way into the next round with a straight forward 2-0 win over Lydney. Jack Dunmall opened the scoring on 27 minutes and Steve Robertson made it 2-0 just 9 minutes later.

In Hellenic League versus Spartan South Midlands teams, Abingdon United lost 2-0 at home to Welwyn Garden City, while Clanfield went out of the competion with a 0-4 loss at Ampthill Town.

Broadfields United trounced visiting Holyport with seven goals and no reply and Edgware Town cruised to a 4-0 victory over Henley Town

Oxford City Nomad won a penalty after Sami Khawaja fouled on 10 minutes, Jordi Mulvany converted, but Baldock Town went on to score twice in the first half, then added three goals in the second period, Nomads were unable to respond.

Royal Wootton Bassett Town’s Sam Packer was on target four times in the 5-1 victory over Codicote, and Wallingford Town AFC lost 1-2 after extra-time to Oxhey Jets.

Uhlsport Hellenic League versus Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) sides saw Fareham Town win 4-1 against Binfield, while Sandhurst Town won 2-1 against Ringwood Town.

Windsor FC gave no mercy to visitors Whitchurch United, the home side scored eight without reply with Andrew Ingram, Riccardo Cannon and Nadir Shafi all with braces and Jack Denton and Kieron Knight singles.

Six Southern Counties East League teams bowed out of the Vase on Saturday, ten went through and two face replays, while two play today.

Highest aggregate scoreline was Whitstable Town`s 6-5 win over Southern Combination side Lancing.

This was a see-saw game with the lead changing hands twice. Danny Williams gave the Natives the lead then Lewis Finney levelled.

Shaun Welford scored for Whitstable then Williams added a third before Finney pulled the deficit back to just one goal and Alex Fair levelled at 3-3 before half time.

Alex Bygraves gave the visitors the lead 6 minutes into the second half but Williams completed his hat-trick to level at 4-4.

Cue extra-time. Welford showed his stamina when he scored on 100 minutes but Alex Fair levelled again 4 minutes later.

Welford completed his hat-trick and scored what proved to be the deciding goal in the 105th minute.

Beckenham Town beat Bridon Ropes 1-0 with Jamie Humphris scoring the lone goal.

Lordswood went 0-2 up by half-time with both goals from Jordan Wells.

Billingshurst pulled 1 back midway through the second half but the Lords held on.

Deal Town came from a goal down at half-time at home to CB Hounslow United to win 2-1 with goals from Sam Wilson and Harry Alexander.

Erith & Belvedere won this best-of-five tie in extra-time at home to Chessington & Hook United.

Kofi Quarty put the Deres in front after just 3 minutes but Cameron Peters levelled 5 minutes later then Keimon Robinson gave the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League side the lead at half-time.

Ola Rabiu scored the leveller on 68 minutes to force extra-time.

Chris McGinty scored to only extra-time goal to put the Deres safely through.

K Sports won each half by 2-1 for an overall score of 4-2 at home to Abbey Rangers.

Jason Perry and James Alderman each scored before Alex Mandric pulled 1 back for the visitors.

Liam Dawson and Caine Smith combined to make it 4-1 then Daniel Aminuke scored Rangers second.

Meridian VP and FC Deportivo Galicia shared a goalless draw after extra-time so the tie was decided 3-1 in Meridian’s favour by a penalty shoot-out.

Hollands & Blair scored all three goals in their 1-2 win at Newhaven.

James McDonald gave Blair a 2-0 half time lead then Tom Staff put through his own net on 66 minutes to make it a nervy run-in to full-time.

Rusthall beat Crawley Down Gatwick 2-1 with Steph Harper scoring both Rustics goals either side of half-time.

Nick Sullivan pulled a goal back but the Rustics held on.

Fisher FC ran out 3-0 winners at Tooting Bec.

Daniel Bowden, Daniel Flemming and Luke Haidarovic were the on-target Fish.

Sheppey United and Tunbridge Wells shared a 2-2 draw and replay on Tuesday.

Luke Girt and Dan Bradshaw scored for the Ites, while Jack Harris and Stephen Ita were the Wells scorers.

Out went Forest Hill Park (5-0 at Balham), Bridon Ropes (1-0 at Beckenham Town), AFC Croydon Athletic (3-2 at Broadbridge Heath aet.), Chatham Town (2-4 at home to Kensington Borough aet), Stansfeld (3-1 at Saltdean United) and SC Thamesmead (8-0 at home to Walton & Hersham).

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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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