THE Ebac Northern League had an excellent day in the FA Carlsberg Vase on Saturday, when not one side went out to opponents from another competition.
Ten clubs are in today’s third round draw, though holders Spennymoor Town face a Brewery Field replay against Winsford United to go through, following a goalless draw after extra time away to the lowly North West Counties League side.
Two Second Division sides survive. Jarrow Roofing came from behind to defeat Huddersfield team AFC Emley 3-1. Alan Hallam struck for Emley, but the Boldon-based visitors roared back courtesy of Stephen Young’s brace and a penalty from Dean Nicholson (pictured, left).
Whickham rose to the occasion, defeating Rotherham club Parkgate 3-0, thanks to Stephen Aiston (2) and Sam McIntosh, who was sent off with 12 minutes remaining.
Morpeth Town took full advantage of Cleethorpes Town missing two penalties and having two players sent off as they romped home 6-1, courtesy of Sean Taylor (3), Michael Chilton, Chris Jewels and Andrew Keenan.
Stephen Baptist (3), Paul Brayson (2) and player-manager Steve Bowey swept Newcastle Benfield to a 6-2 victory over Cheadle Town, while Ashington saw off nine-man Worksop Parramore 3-1, with Andrew Johnson, James Taylor and Kyle Oliver on target.
Leon Ryan’s double in the opening nine minutes set four-time Vase winners Whitley Bay on their way to a 3-0 victory over Runcorn Town, with Alex Kempster adding a late third.
Dale Burrell and Nicky Kane eased 2012 winners Dunston UTS to victory against Crook Town, who replied with Richard Hodgson’s penalty.
West Auckland edged past Shildon in a scrappy clash watched by 534 fans, Paul Garthwaite unleashing a tremendous 25-yard drive for the only goal.
David Alderson, Nathan Porritt and Sean Clarke earned Billingham Synthonia a 3-2 success at Maine Road.