Crook Town manager Jamie Tunstall thought that his side produced the worst performance of their season so far even though they won 2-0 at Cleator Moor in the second qualifying round of the FA Buildbase Vase on Saturday.

Crook are through to the first round proper for the first time in six seasons courtesy of goals by Christian Holliday and Callum Johnston in the last ten minutes, but Tunstall said; “If I am totally honest, I thought we were as poor as we've been all season.

“We never got going and didn't get on the ball anyway near as much as we'd like. Defensively we were sound and a couple of changes made the difference. We're delighted to get through but we've got to improve if we're to be successful this season.”

Shildon struggled to overcome Easington, a division below them, by 2-1 at Welfare Park.

Danny Craggs and Aiden Heywood scored for Shildon in the first half, with Easington pulling a goal back after half time.

Shildon manager Danny Moore said; “We dug in with bad conditions. We could have had the game won in the first half but Easington came at us and we stood up to the test. At least we are through which was the aim.”

Newton Aycliffe surprisingly lost 2-1 at Jarrow.

Manager Colin Stromsoy said; “It was a balanced first half. We took one of few limited chances to go 1 up. We started very well in the second half and should have doubled the lead. Then from nothing but a punt downfield they scored. They then scored a second from a corner which should never have been given as there was a clear foul on the centre back. However, despite having far more chances a failure to convert ultimately cost us. Jarrow were highly determined and had a greater intensity than us which was disappointing. Their work rate took them through.”

Johnson Ballan gave Aycliffe a half time lead, but Jarrow scored twice through Liam McBryde in the second half.

Northallerton lost 3-2 at home to Barnoldswick after being 2-0 up at one stage.

Manager Darren Trotter said; “We’re gutted to lose in the manner we did. We were 2-0 up and should have been out of sight within the first 20 minutes, then we then let in a soft goal just before half time. We didn’t manage the second half very well, which cost us the tie.

“We have to pick ourselves up quickly for the trip to Shildon in midweek.”

Connor Short and Jason Blackburn had put Northallerton 2-0 up by the 12th minute.

Esh Winning gave Billingham Town a run for their money before going down 3-2 at Waterhouses.

Town twice took the lead, but Barrie Smith and Nick Marley levelled for Esh, before Elliott Beddow scored the winner with ten minutes left.

Esh manager Tony Boakes said; “It was a fantastic effort from us. I thought some poor decisions cost what would have been a great result for us.”

Durham City lost 2-0 at home to 2018 beaten finalists Stockton Town, who have now won their last ten matches.

Durham manager Billy Harper said; “Taking the result was a difficult one as we performed to a plan and for the majority of the game we did it well.

“A penalty that should never have been and an own goal which should have been prevented, were the difference.

“The right side progressed through, but we put in a solid performance that should give us confidence going forward.”

Of the other Vase games, Guisborough had a good 5-1 away win at Albion Sports, and Ryhope CW won 2-0 at Garforth.

West Allotment won 4-1 at Squires Gate, and Seaham Red Star by 3-2 at Steeton.

Thornaby scored twice in the last eight minutes to beat Thackley.