WEST AUCKLAND lined up a meeting with Darlington when they came from behind to beat Nelson in the extra qualifying round of the FA Cup.
West reached the third qualifying round last season and manager Peter Dixon said: “It wasn’t a very good performance, but at least we won. We’re happy to win, because it keeps our interest in the FA Cup going, and we’ve won some prize money. We can play a lot better.”
Nelson from the North West Counties League, took the lead when Peter Wright finished, but West levelled on 35 minutes through Mattie Moffat from an Alex Francis free-kick, and two minutes later Lewis Galpin headed the second from a Francis corner.
Wright later hit the woodwork twice.
There was a huge debate two seasons ago about West’s pricing of their Northern League game against Darlington, but both clubs have to agree on admission prices for an FA Cup tie. If they can’t agree then the FA will set the price.
Shildon thumped Crook Town 7-0 at Dean Street. Recent recruit Adam Rundle put them into the lead, before another summer signing Micky Rae scored twice before half time and Ben Wood got the fourth. Rae completed his hat-trick early, with Mark Hudson scoring the sixth.
Crook’s misery was complete when a defender put through his own goal. Shildon are now away to Padiham from the Evo-Stik League.
Marske United also scored seven, but they were all in the second half against Billingham Town.
Markse went ahead on the hour when a defender put through his own goal under pressure from Jamie Owens, and the floodgates opened.
Liam O’Sullivan scored with a left-foot shot, then Owens got the third. Reece Kelly ran through and got the fourth, and in the last ten minutes Owens, Freddie Woodhouse and O’Sullivan scored, with Alan Taylor netting a consolation.
Consett won their first FA cup tie in five years, 2-0 at Silsden. They took the game to their opponents from the start, and went in front when Luke Sullivan headed into the top corner. Consett missing good chances, but made sure of a place in the next round when Michael Mackay fired into the top corner.
Seaham Red Star won in the competition for the first time in eight years when they beat Liversedge 2-1, Sonny Andrews scoring the winner in the 65th minute. Kieran Corley put Liversedge into the lead, but Dean Nicholson equalised with a 25-yarder.
Jarrow Roofing enjoyed a 4-1 home victory over Eccleshill.
Jon Wright broke the deadlock on 40 minutes with a 20-yarder, but Victor Balls equalised on the hour.
Roofing went back into the lead on 68 minutes with a John Campbell free-kick, and six minutes later he sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot. Paul Gardiner scored the fourth from Wright’s cross.
Durham City scored twice in the first-half to beat Billingham Synthonia 2-1. Ross Wilkinson put them into the lead from a Jonny Davis freekick after three minutes, and went two-up on 18 minutes from an Olly Hotchkiss penalty after Kyle Fryatt was fouled. Synners pulled a goal back with eight minutes left when Jack Bradbury scored from a Kris Hughes cross. In the dying minutes, Synners hit the post and went close twice.
Northallerton easily beat Colne 3-0 at Ainderby Road, with goals by James Muir, Aaron Ramsbottom and Danny McLachlan.
Dunston UTS won 2-0 at Morpeth, who hit the post early in the game through Sean Taylor. Both goals came from Scott Fenwick, the first a penalty.
North Shields scraped past Pontefract by a single goal, Dean Holmes scoring after 11 minutes. They are now away to Scarborough Athletic.
Newcastle Benfield beat Penrith 2-1. Shaun Gardiner gave Penrith the lead, but Paul Brayson levelled with a shot on the turn. Gary Day sprinted clear and scored the winner.
Newton Aycliffe have still won only one FA Cup tie in four years after losing the lead at home to Garforth, going down 2-1. They took four minutes to go in front through Paul Broom, and played some good football before Jason Davis levelled on 37 minutes. The same player got the winner on 57 minutes.
Three ties ended in draws.
Whitley Bay drew 1-1 at Bridlington.
They took the lead after 55 minutes through Robbie Bird, but Chris Adams levelled for the NCEL side ten minutes later.
Guisborough scored their first goal of the season and drew 1-1 with Armthorpe.
Danny Earl put them in front on 39 minutes.
Ashington overcame some tricky conditions and drew 2-2 at Holker Old Boys.
Glen Taylor scored on ten minutes, but Holker soon levelled. Andrew Johnson put them ahead again on 26 minutes, but Holker levelled on 75 minutes.
Yesterday, Washington produced one of the best performances of the weekend when they won 6-0 at Pickering.
Chris Winn scored four of the goals, with James Fairley and Mark Davison getting the others. They now have a home tie against Evo-Stik League side Lancaster City, who are managed by Darren Peacock.
Whickham, who had a good run last season, started with a 5-0 home win over Bacup and Rossendale.
They took a 2-0 lead inside the first half hour through Mark Fitzpatrick and John Martin, then the pair added another each in the second half with Chad Collins scoring the other. Whickham are now away to Consett in the next round.