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Goalkeeper Molyneux on the scoresheet
NEWTON AYCLIFFE goalkeeper Dan Molyneux scored a goal to remember as his side won their first FA Cup tie, beating Darlington RA.
The former Darlington trainee scored with a 75-yard clearance which bounced in the RA penalty area and over the home keeper into the net, to help put them into the next round with a 5-1 win.
Aycliffe manager Allan Oliver said: “Danny picked his spot from 75 yards out! The ball came to him midway inside our half, so he launched the ball forward, it bounced in their penalty area and over their keeper into the net. I’ve never seen anything like it before.
He got a backpass soon after that when he was six yards off his own goalline, and our fans shouted at him to shoot!
“His goal is something to remember, because it also helped us to win our first ever FA Cup tie at the third time of asking.”
Aycliffe hit the woodwork twice before they took the lead on 34 minutes with a curling free kick by Jamie Owens, then Danny Earl turned quickly and fired in the second.
Molyneux then scored his spectacular goal for 3-0, and Steve Salvin made it 4-0 with a header into the top corner of the net. Steve Allison pulled a goal back for the RA, before Jamie Owens set up Danny Mellanby to slide in the fifth.
Aycliffe are now at home to Spennymoor, who beat Sunderland RCA 2-1 at the Brewery Field.
Moors took the lead after 32 minutes when Andrew Stephenson opened up the RCA defence for Liam Henderson to slot past the keeper.
Three minutes later RCA were level when former Moors player Gavin Barton easily beat the stranded Peter Jeffries.
However, RCA made life difficult for themselves when defender Paul Wardle was shown his second yellow.
It was all Spennymoor in the second half and they got the winner on 73 minutes when Keith Graydon’s shot was blocked and Henderson turned the ball home.
Shildon had a good 4-1 win at Garforth Town but victory came at a price because of a calf injury sustained early in the game by striker Paul Connor.
They took the lead with a 25-yarder by Ben Wood, and Sam Hodgson made it 2-0 when he scored from the edge of the box. Jamie Harwood just about made the game safe when he headed in a Jon Brackstone free-kick. Alex Booker pulled a goal back for Garforth, but Darren Richardson got the fourth near the end. Garforth had a man sent off late on for two yellows.
West Auckland won 5-0 at Tow Law, but they didn’t open the scoring until the last 20 minutes, John Campbell scoring from the penalty spot after 70 minutes. West then took control and scored through Robbie Briggs, Stuart Banks, Campbell and an own goal.
Crook completed an excellent week by scoring twice in the last ten minutes to beat Billingham Town 4-2. Warren Byrne put Crook ahead from close range after 35 minutes, and they held the lead until the 72nd minute, when Jonny Burton levelled from the edge of the box.
Richard Hodgson restored Crook’s lead from the spot, but Billingham levelled again through James McLeod.
Crook recovered to take the lead with a low shot by David Paul, then Adam Nicholls dribbled through for the fourth.
Ashington thumped Pontefract Collieries 9-0 at Woodhorn Lane, their biggest victory for over 30 years. Andy Johnson scored a hat-trick, with others from Marc Walton (2), Glen Taylor (2), Sam Norris and Lee Scott.
Durham City were also among the goals, thumping Hall Road Rangers 6-1 at New Ferens Park. Mattie Scott gave City an early lead, then Josh Gray fired the second.
Ian Ward got the third with a right-foot shot, and Max Stoker got number four. Gray then got a further two, one of them a penalty, with Hall Road scoring in between.
Morpeth also hit six, against Liversedge, with Micky Chilton scoring a hattrick, with Sean Taylor (2) and Jordan Fry getting the others.
Billingham Synthonia are through to a home tie against Brighouse after they beat West Allotment 4-0 at Central Avenue. They took the lead through Matty Osmond at the second attempt from a Lee Newby pass on the half-hour, then Nathan Porritt chipped the second on 72 minutes. Porritt then supplied the pass for Jim Wilson to score the third, and near the end the former Boro player sprinted clear and again chipped the keeper for his personal second.
Darlington RA’s Lee Farrington and Jimmy Muir put the pressure on Newton Aycliffe’s Daniel Earl
Dunston UTS came from behind to beat Pickering 4-1 at the UTS stadium. The NCEL side took the lead through Lewis Taylor, but Andy Bulford levelled for Dunston just before half-time. Ben Cattanach had a penalty saved early in the second half before Bulford got his second. Even though Micky Dixon was sent off for two yellows, Bulford went on to complete his hattrick, with Chris Swailes adding the fourth.
Marske United beat Consett for the second time this week, and also by the same scoreline, 3-1. Marske took the lead after 12 minutes through Bryan Stewart, who beat two defenders and fired home, but then John Alexander missed a penalty to make it 2-0. But he made up for that miss by grabbing two goals in the space of two minutes, before Consett pulled a goal back through an own goal. Tom Atkinson, just signed from Darlington, missed a chance for a fourth in the second half.
Whitley Bay’s poor start to the season continued when they were beaten 2-1 at Team Northumbria, for whom Peter Glen-Ravenhill scored both goals. Paul Chow replied for Whitley.
Jarrow Roofing had a good 3-2 away win at Glasshoughton. The home side took the lead when Dan Kirkup put through his own goal, but Stuart Nicholson equalised from an assist by Dan Carson.
Roofing went into the lead when Dan Regan’s long clearance was lobbed over the advancing keeper by Dean Nicholson, then a mistake by the Glasshoughton keeper gave Stephen Young a tap-in.
Glasshoughton pulled a goal back in the last minute.
Guisborough had an excellent 3-1 away win at Thackley, who took an early lead through a Carl Horsman header. However, a mazy run by Dan Johnson saw his shot parried, and Mikey Roberts scored from the rebound. Callum Martin made it 2-1 at close range before half-time, and in the second half Roberts scored the third from a tight angle.
Kyle Jenkins put Whitehaven into the lead with a lob from the edge of the area after just two minutes, then Kevin Connolly scored from a Darren Donald cross. Grant Hickman pulled a goal back with a header on 20 minutes, then Darren Kokes equalised.
Whitehaven recovered, and Matt Tymon made it 3-2 after the Northallerton keeper fumbled a corner, then a deflected shot by Greg Quayle led to the visitors’ fourth.
Newcastle Benfield lost 3-1 at Penrith. Dean Crozier put Penrith into the lead, and after Carl Paterson equalised, Steven Rigg scored twice to put Penrith into the next round.
Two clubs must go to replays.
Hebburn drew 2-2 at home to Barnoldswick and travel to Lancashire tomorrow for the replay. Stephen Graham put Hebburn into the lead from a free kick, but the NWCL side levelled on 18 minutes with a shot by Samuel Howell, who then crossed for Danny Boyle to put them into the lead on 36 minutes. Hebburn earned a replay when Ben Johnson latched on to a free kick by former Darlington player Paul Robinson.
South Shields drew 1-1 at Colne and replay tomorrow night.
North Shields surprisingly lost 2-0 at Albion Sports, and Seaham Red Star were beaten 3-1 at Brighouse.
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