FA Cup: Red Star, Ryhope rue blowing leads as replays end in disappointment

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Seaham Red Star were left to rue conceding a two-goal lead on Saturday as they went out of the FA Cup in last night’s extra preliminary round replay at Marske United.

The Ebac Northern League champions were never seriously extended and eased to a 3-1 victory.

Jamie Owens gave Marske a 23rd-minute lead, going past two defenders before hammering the ball wide of goalkeeper Shaun Newbrook.

Worse was to follow for Mark Collingwood’s men when the hosts were awarded a 33rd-minute penalty for a foul on Sam Garvie and Craig Gott sent Newbrook the wrong way.

With eight minutes remaining, Marske made sure of victory. Danny Brunskill set up Gott and he lobbed the keeper from inside the penalty area.

There was a late consolation for Star as Robbie Bird slipped the ball past keeper Robert Dean – but Seaham had missed their chance at the weekend, blowing a 2-0 lead.

So, too, did Ryhope CW, who leaked a late equaliser to Whitley Bay in the first contest.

For a second time, Gary Pearson’s men led going into the final stages only to concede twice and go out by a 3-2 margin.

Nathan O’Neill’s 20th-minute penalty gave the Wearsiders the perfect start, but within five minutes Adam Shanks levelled, also from the spot.

Conor Winter’s strike from the edge of the box restored Ryhope’s advantage and, with only seven minutes remaining, a win was on the cards.

But Shanks drove past keeper Chris Rookes for Bay’s second equaliser and, in the very last minute, Ryhope’s dreams were shattered as Mark Bertram stole the winner.

Billingham Synthonia held Consett to a goalless draw at the weekend but were trounced 8-0 in the replay.

They had Adam Clough sent off for a handling offence in the sixth minute and when Michael Mackay converted the resultant penalty, it was one-way traffic.

Mackay completed a hat-trick, Danny Craggs and Luke Sullivan each bagged a brace with former Synners’ player Michael Sweet also on the mark.

Anthony Hume, Mark Dummett (og), Chris Dickinson and Shaun Hudson earned West Auckland a comfortable 4-0 win over Bedlington Terriers.