Red-hot Ryhope CW march on with magnificent Vase comeback

Washington (red) battle against Consett on Saturday. Picture by Tim Richardson

Washington (red) battle against Consett on Saturday. Picture by Tim Richardson

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Ryhope CW enjoyed a magnificent win at Stockport Town to progress to the second round of the FA Vase.

Gary Pearson’s men trailed to the North West Counties League side but hit back to secure an impressive 3-1 victory.

Nathan O’Neil showed Ryhope’s intent early on, with a ferocious drive well saved by home keeper Dan Whiting, and Kyle Davis had a header cleared off the line, but Stockport made the breakthrough, Nathan Neequaye scoring from a free-kick.

James Ellis squandered a glorious chance to level, but Ryhope did get themselves back on terms on 38 minutes, with experienced defender Leon Ryan heading home Lee Chapman’s corner.

Four minutes later, Ryhope were in front as Davis pounced from close range after Chapman’s corner.

Ryhope all but sealed their victory on the hour mark as Davis had a shot well saved by Whiting, but Chapman was alert to fire home.

Chester-le-Street had a comfortable 3-0 away win at Atherton LR, with two-goal Lee Mole and Chris Stevenson on target.

Easington Colliery were in with a chance of a shock win at Penrith, when they took a 1-0 lead, Shane O’Brien scoring in the 10th minute.

But Penrith came out all guns blazing in the second half, with Tyler Bowman, substitute Andrew Murray-Jones and Matthew Read steering them home 3-1.

Shildon were emphatic 4-1 winners at Merseyside outfit Litherland Remyca.

They were soon 2-0 up, with goals from Lewis Winn and Mark Reay before Remyca pulled a goal back. But further efforts from Anthony Bell and Winn completed the scoring.

South Shields came from behind to beat Runcorn Linnets 2-1, in front of a 1,060-strong crowd, with Gavin Cogdon and Robert Briggs, in the final seconds, doing the damage.

Billingham Synthonia were unlucky to lose 1-0 away at 1874 Northwich, with the winning goal coming in the 78th minute, Daniel Thomas heading home at the back post following a corner kick.

Billingham Town won 4-0 at Ashton Town, as Jack Connor, Chris Dickinson, Elliott Beddow and Ashley Lavan all scored.

Jarrow Roofing were thumped 5-0 at Lancashire side Atherton Collieries, while Stockton Town were 2-1 winners at Barrow side Holker Old Boys.

Durham City went third in Division Two of the Ebac Northern League, when they beat Esh Winning by 3-1.

Esh took an early lead, when Lee Best’s header from a corner gave them the lead.

City equalised on the hour mark through Michael Keith after he slid the ball home, following good work from Chris Lower.

In a dramatic finish, two goals in as many minutes gave City the points, Keith smashing in his second from a 30-yard free-kick and Daniel O’Reilly netting from the penalty spot, after a handball offence.

Willington’s miserable run continued with a 5-1 defeat at Blyth Town.

John Iverson’s own goal got Willington level at 1-1, but Matthew Tumilty, Gary Day (2), David Robinson and Ian Lee steered Blyth home.

Crook Town had an excellent 3-1 win at Heaton Stannington.

Kieran Megran opened the scoring from the penalty spot, then Daniel Smith fired home.

Paul Blackett pulled one back from the penalty spot, but Damon Reaks sealed Crook’s welcome victory in the 85th minute.

Tow Law were beaten 4-1 at Bedlington Terriers, Matthew Soulsby grabbing their goal to level at 1-1. Lee Scott (2), Paul Foalle and Kyle Oliver gave Terriers the points.

Brandon United were beaten 2-1 at Hebburn Town, after leading with a Ben Clarey strike. Channon North tapped home an equaliser, then James Davidson headed the winner past keeper Tom Orton in the 57th minute.