Crook Town manager Brian Maitland feels his side squandered a golden opportunity to progress when they were held to a 2-2 draw by ten man Silsden.

Crook led 1-0 against ten men in West Yorkshire, but had to settle for a 2-2 draw and a replay at the Millfield on Wednesday.

“I would have taken a draw before the game,” said Maitland.

“But on reflection I’m disappointed with a draw. We had a great chance to go through to the next round, but we didn’t take it.

“We’ve still got a great chance of playing Spennymoor in the next round, and hopefully Silsden won’t fancy the trip and we’ll make a good account of ourselves.”

Crook were awarded a penalty for handball with the Silsden player receiving his marching orders, and Marty O’Riordan scored from the spot.

But the ten men played better than Crook in the second half, and took a 2-1 lead before Andy Appleby levelled late in the game.

There was agony for Hebburn at home to Marske United when Chris Scott missed a late penalty with the score at 1-1, his effort saved by Marske keeper Daniel Dixon. Earlier, Scott scored direct from a corner kick, with Rob Jones equalising.

Tomorrow’s replay will be the third meeting between the clubs already this season, as they draw at Marske on the first day of the season.

Brandon almost forced a replay against Chester-le- Street, but hit the bar in the last minute and lost 2-1.

Chester were in control when Robbie Draper scored from a Lee Harrison cross, then Brandon defender Alan Jepson turned a Steve Halliday cross into his own net.

Brandon hit back, and improved after Alan Herbert scored.

Shildon survived a late fightback from Sunderland RCA, and held on for a 4-3 win.

They took the lead with a low shot by Steve Johnson, and went 2-0 up when Jamie Harwood made a good run from the back and chipped the keeper.

Justin Keegan put through his own goal to put RCA back into the game, but it looked all over when Sonny Andrews ran though to score the third, and Gary Brown headed the fourth from a corner.

The RCA pulled one back with a Richard Hodgson penalty, and Anthony Coe caused a late scare with another.

Spennymoor Town squeezed past Bedlington by a single goal at the Brewery Field. Spennymoor’s Craig Turns was the busier of the two keepers, but after Moors’ Chris Laws hit the bar, Gavin Cogdon headed the winner.

West Auckland beat Whickham 2-1 at Darlington Road after being a goal down. West full back Andrew Green put the ball into his own net as he tried to clear a Sam McIntosh effort that came back off the bar, but West equalised with a Mattie Moffat penalty after he was brought down after 54 minutes.

Moffat set up the winner for Stuart Banks, who scored with a 25 yarder into the top corner.

Billingham Town were level 1-1 midway through the second half at Ashington, but the home side scored three times in the last 15 minutes.

Stephen Young gave Ashington a first half lead, but Micky Dunwell cancelled it out from the penalty spot. Ashington’s late burst came from Scott Blandford, Young and Damon Mullen.

Jarrow Roofing won for the second time in four days at Tow Law, this time by 2-0. Dan Kirkup gave Roofing the lead from a Peter Watling set up, and Watling scored the second from a Kris Hughes pass.

Northallerton, who had lost their first two, pulled off a surprise, beating Esh Winning from a division above them 4-0, scoring three times in 15 minutes before half time.

Stuart Hardy’s effort crept past the Esh keeper for the first goal, then Richard Thompson and Martin Butterworth combined for Jason Newall to score.

Newall finished off a good move for the third from a Hardy cross. Peter Bulmer grabbed the fourth.

Whitley Bay won 3-0 at Liversedge.

Bay took the lead after 58 minutes through Paul Robinson’s shot from a tight angle, and then Adam Johnston got the second from the spot. Brian Smith headed the third.

Dunston had a 2-1 win at Brighouse, scoring both their goals in the first half.

Steve Preen slotted home to give Dunston the lead after 17 minutes, and Terry Galbraith scored direct from a free kick for the second ten minutes before half time.

Norton beat Penrith 2-1 at Station Road. Jamie Clarke opened the scoring after good work by Danny Earl, and after Penrith equalised with a powerful shot by Michael Brown that beat Jim Provett, Shaun Clarke – no relation to Jamie – scored from another Earl assist.

Newcastle Benfield must try again after they drew 2-2 at Hall Road Rangers, John Campbell scoring both goals to put them 2-0 up by the 16th minute.

Billingham Synthonia set up a Wednesday replay by drawing 0-0 at Leeds Carnegie.

Stokesley have a midweek trip to Thackley after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Broughton Road.

They took the lead on just three minutes when Andy Jennings set up Andy O’Shea, but Luke Richardson took advantage of the Stokesley keeper dropping the ball to score the equaliser after 77 minutes.

Seaham Red Star looked as if they were holding on for a replay against North Shields, but the visitors got the winner just two minutes from the end through Andy Wright.

Guisborough were stunned at home to Armthorpe, losing 3-0, while Ryton lost 1-0 at home to Scarborough Athletic, Graham Botham scoring the winner just ten minutes from the end, Horden had their keeper, Grant Herbert, red carded for handling outside the penalty area at Bridlington when the score was 2-1, and they finished up losing 5-1. Peter Twidale gave Horden some hope against the NCEL champions in the first half.

West Allotment lost 2-1 at home to Tadcaster Albion, after taking a first half lead through Paul Buzzeo, while Whitehaven striker Leigh Dunn scored a hat-trick in their 4-1 home win over Team Northumbria, former Darlington player Dan Riley scoring for TN.

Morpeth’s home game with Emley was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Bishop Auckland and Consett shared six goals in a yesterday, and replay on Wednesday.

Gavin Barton gave Bishops the lead with a well-executed overhead kick, but Glen Robson quickly levelled with a deflected shot.

Marc Eccles set up Danny Craggs to put Consett into the lead, but Wayne Gredziak turned in a Steve Turnbull effort for another equaliser.

Bishops sub Adam Strong gave Bishops the lead with a shot on the turn from 10 yards after 76 minutes, but Carl Piecha levelled with ten minutes left.

South Shields had a 4-1 win at Pickering, Lee Paul Scroggins scoring a hat-trick.

Preliminary round draw (to be played August 28th): Spennymoor v Crook or Silsden, Chester-le-Street v Scarborough Athletic, South Shields v Dunston, Hall Road Rangers or Newcastle Benfield v North Shields, Armthorpe v Hebburn or Marske, Wakefield v Ashington, Morpeth or Emley v Northallerton, Jarrow Roofing v Durham City, Stokesley or Thackley v Harrogate RA, Leeds Carnegie or Billingham Synthonia v West Auckland, Shildon v Bridlington, Whitehaven v Norton, Bishop Auckland or Consett v Whitley Bay.