Tow Law’s hopes of a good run in the FA Buildbase Vase were dashed when they were beaten 5-1 in their rearranged game at 1874 Northwich tonight.

The game was postponed on Saturday because of a waterlogged pitch, and it was Northwich who took the lead on a good surface after 37 minutes through Scott McGowan when he finished off a counter attack by lobbing Tow Law keeper Tommy Orton, but Lawyers’ striker Dean Thexton missed a good chance when he was put clear and fired wide.

The NWCL side went 2-0 up five minutes after half time with an effort by Adam Whitlock following a good move. Jake Parker fired the third into the top corner, and even though Lewis Teasdale pulled a goal back on 70 minutes, Northwich went 4-1 up on 71 minutes through McGowan from a rebound. Kazim Waite-Jackson finished it off from a free kick in stoppage time.

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In their replay, Sunderland RCA lost to a last minute goal at home to ten man Runcorn Linnets after they had taken a half time lead through Ross Preston.

In the Brooks Mileson Northern League Cup, Newton Aycliffe lost 2-0 at home to Dunston UTS.

Dunston took the lead with a penalty on 6 minutes by Mark Fitzpatrick, then David Hiftle made it 2-0 with a low shot midway through the half. Aycliffe had Jamie Davis sent off midway through the second half.

Durham City won 1-0 at Bedlington thanks to a second half goal by Kieran McWaters.

Marske United were beaten 3-2 at home by North Shields.

Marske led through Glen Butterworth at one point, but Shields scored three times in six minutes before half time through Gareth Bainbridge (2) and Dean Holmes. Adam Wheatley pulled a goal back for Marske four minutes from the end.

Stockton Town comfortably won the Teesside derby at Billingham Town by 4-1.