West Auckland are through to the third round of the FA Buildbase Vase thanks to a controversial late penalty in their derby match at Bishop Auckland.

It looked as though the match was heading for a replay at West in midweek, until the ref awarded a hotly-disputed penalty that David Dowson converted.

The result means that West are through to today’s last 64 draw, and manager Gary Forrest said; “We’re in the hat. It was a very resolute Bishop side that we found difficult to break down. It was certainly a dubious penalty although Amar Purewal’s goal before that probably shouldn't have been disallowed. We’re happy to get through.”

There were plenty of chances in the game with both keepers pulling off good saves, while Purewal had a goal disallowed for handball just before half time.

The key moment arrived when West defender Darryl Hall challenged Dowson in the box with five minutes of extra time remaining, and the referee pointed to the spot for a foul.

Bishop Auckland manager Ian Chandler said; “It was a very good game spoilt by a below standard referee. The decision for the very very late penalty was shocking as not one West player appealed plus the referee was a good 20 yards from the incident. Sickening.”

Shildon are out after they were beaten 2-1 by Lower Breck from a level below them, in Liverpool.

They led at half time with a goal by Matty Robson, but the North West Counties League side scored twice at the start of the second half.

Manager Danny Moore said; “We missed our chance to go through.

“We should have been 3-0 up at half time, but instead we gave them a lift by not scoring the second. They scored one, quickly got another and after that they were difficult to break down. We were let down by bad individual defending.”

Stockton Town are through after two goals in the last 13 minutes helped them beat Barnoldswick 2-0 at Bishopton Road West.

Manager Micky Dunwell said; “Our quality and fitness levels came through.”

In the other Vase ties, Consett had an excellent 5-1 away win at Irlam to put them through, while Hebburn joined them with a 3-0 home win over Sunderland RCA. Newcastle Benfield easily beat Guisborough 4-0.

Sunderland Ryhope CW went out 4-1 at Vauxhall Motors, and Thornaby lost 6-4 at Longridge.