Published 15th February 2012
...South survival hopes suffered a blow as skipper Matt Ruby suffered a suspected dislocated knee in their Trophy exit at Nantwich Town against Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division outfit Northwich Victoria.
Ruby, who could be ruled out for the rest of the season, was stretchered off in the opening minutes of the clash which the Beavers went on to lose 4-1.
Dave Tarpey's strike on 57 minutes was the only high point on a miserable night for Mark Harper's men.
Ryan Wade bagged a brace for Vics in the 13th and 37th minute, with Wayne Riley 8 minutes into the second half and a Kyle Armstrong penalty completing victory.
Hampton`s league rivals Dartford twice took the lead in their tie at Princes Park against in-form Ryman League Premier Division side Wealdstone before twice being pegged back.
The home side took a 28th minute lead when a long punt from keeper Louis Wells went over the Stone`s defence fell for striker Jacob Erskine, whose shot was blocked by visiting keeper Jonathan North. The ball though fell nicely for Danny Harris to roll the ball into an empty net.
The visitors, who have lost just once in their last seventeen games, responded in first half stoppage time.
Peter Dean`s far post header found Richard Jolly, who headed his twenty-ninth goal of the season.
The Darts re-took the lead 6 minutes into the second half when a Jon Wallis free-kick dropped to Lee Noble, who cracked a low effort from 25-yards which took a deflection before finding the net.
But Wealdstone claimed a replay when, 10 minutes from time, Chris O’Leary powerfully headed home a James Hammond cross.
Matty Blair fired York City into the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy with a 1-0 victory over Conference Premier rivals Ebbsfleet United.
Blair broke the deadlock 3 minutes after half-time of the twice rearranged tie at Bootham Crescent.
Jason Walker hit a post with a penalty in the last minute of normal time after Blair had been felled in the box.
The Minstermen will travel to another league rival, Grimsby Town, in the last eight on Saturday, February 25th.
Alfreton Town exited the Trophy as Conference Premier rivals Gateshead came from behind to win 2-1 at the International Stadium.
The Reds made a good start and went in front after just 6 minutes when Eddie Odhiambo was adjudged to have put through his own net.
Gateshead equalised on 43 minutes when Jon Shaw netted from the penalty spot after Greg Young had fouled Yemi Odubade as the pair chased onto a Josh Gillies through ball.
The winner came on 57 minutes with James Curtis powering home a header from a corner from six yards, it was a goal which ultimately put the Reds out and sends Gateshead to Luton Town in the quarter-finals.