Last-gasp Galpin keeps West’s FA Cup dream alive

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WEST Auckland rescued their FA Cup dream in stoppage time today, with Lewis Galpin securing a 2-2 draw away to Hednesford Town.

And Ebac Northern League colleagues Marske United maintained their impressive form with a superb 3-2 success at home to Halesowen.

West led at their Midlands opponents thanks to a superb strike from Robbie Briggs early in the second half, firing into the top corner from 25 yards.

Hednesford hit back to score twice to go in front, but, deep into stoppage time, Galpin slammed home a sensational leveller.

That sets up an attractive replay at Darlington Road on Tuesday night, with admission prices revealed as £7 (adults), £4 (concessions) and £1 (children).

Marske fell behind to Haseley’s goal, but Adam Wheatley equalised two minutes into the second half. Haseley, though, quickly restored the visitors’ advantage.

John Alexander converted a penalty, after he was dragged down inside the box, to pull Marske level again at 2-2.

Then the Teessiders bagged a dramatic winner in the 90th minute, with Liam O’Sullivan’s free-kick controlled by striker Andy Jennings, whose superb volley flew into the top corner to send the majority of an 800-plus crowd home happy.

Guisborough Town exited the FA Cup, going down 4-1 at home to Workington, while Penrith lost 2-1 away to Bradford Park Avenue.