Gateshead undeservedly knocked out of FA Cup by Oldham Athletic

Gateshead v Oldham

Emirates FA Cup 1st Round

Gateshead 1-2 Oldham Athletic

Agnew 53       Morais 28 Smith 77

Oldham Athletic knocked Gateshead out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory which some would argue they didn’t deserve.

Filipe Morais put the visitors in front against the run of play before Liam Agnew equalised for Gateshead early in the second half.

Jonny Smith later restored Oldham’s lead and they held on for the win.

Heed manager Mike Williamson made two changes to the side that beat Curzon Ashton in midweek with Josh Kayode and Liam Agnew coming in in place of Jordan Preston and Connor Oliver.

The game lacked clear cut chances early on, and it wasn’t until the 27th minute when Gateshead came close. Greg Olley’s strike following a free kick was saved by Zeus de la Paz.

Moments later, the visitors went in front when the hosts failed to deal with a long throw and Morais was on hand to head home at the far post.

Early in the second half, Oldham almost doubled their lead when Chris McCann’s powerful effort on the edge of the box was saved by Gateshead ‘keeper Brad James.

However, the Heed equalised two minutes later when Agnew fired the ball into the bottom left corner from long range.

The hosts came very close to taking the lead when Olley’s header from a corner was parried out shortly before Scott Barrow’s powerful strike brought an outstanding diving save to the right from the ‘keeper.

Barrow came close again three minutes later but his well-drilled shot went just wide of the mark.

Oldham regained their lead in the 77th minute when Smith was on the receiving end of a good ball and he curled the ball round the keeper into the bottom-left corner.

Gateshead piled on the pressure towards the end but League 2 side Oldham held on for the win.

Oldham will find out their next FA Cup opponents tomorrow evening.

Gateshead: James, Nicholson, Lees, Nelson, Barrow (capt), Deverdics, Agnew (Preston 83), Tear, Olley, O’Donnell, Kayode.

Subs not used: Guthrie (GK), Blackett, Forbes, Oliver.

Oldham Athletic: de la Paz, Hamer, Egert (Mills 76), Stott, Iacovitti, McCann (capt), Missilou (Maouche 12), Eagles (Sylla 60), Morais, Smith, Wilson.

Booked: Egert, Iacovitti, McCann.

Subs not used: Woods, Fage, Adams, Emmerson.

Attendance: 2,199 (772 away)

Blackpool progress to FA Cup second round with comfortable win over Morecambe

Blackpool away

Emirates FA Cup 1st Round

Blackpool 4-1 Morecambe 

Delfouneso 9 Stockton 45+2

Gnanduillet 24

Virtue 45

Kaikai 84

Blackpool secured a comfortable win over Morecambe to progress to the second round of the FA Cup at Bloomfield Road today.

Goals from Nathan Delfouneso, Armand Gnanduillet and Matty Virtue gave the hosts a clear lead but Cole Stockton pulled one back for the Shrimps just before the break.

Sullay Kaikai put the game beyond doubt six minutes from time.

Both sides were unchanged from their previous games as Blackpool reverted to a 3-4-1-2 formation and Morecambe a 4-3-3.

The Seasiders started well and were in front within nine minutes when Liam Feeney kept the ball in carefully on the right before crossing it in to Delfouneso who headed home at the far post.

The visitors came very close to equalising in the 23rd minute when captain Sam Lavelle hit the crossbar on the end of Lewis Alessandra’s free kick.

Shortly after what could’ve been a turning point in the game, Blackpool doubled their lead when Gnanduillet headed home on the end of a corner.

Stockton nearly got one back for Morecambe in the 43rd minute – his powerful strike hitting the post.

The hosts extended their lead to three goals two minutes later when Gnanduillet’s shot was saved and Virtue was on hand to put away the rebound.

In added time, the Shrimps got one back when Tom Brewitt’s long range strike was saved and Stockton scored the rebound.

Chances were few and far between in the second half until Kaikai fired over on the end of a good cross on the left.

Six minutes from time, Kaikai put the game to bed when he lobbed Morecambe ‘keeper Mark Halstead to restore Blackpool’s three goal lead.

Blackpool will find out their next FA Cup opponents on Monday.

Blackpool: Alnwick, Edwards, Heneghan, Husband, Feeney (Nuttall 79), Spearing (capt), Virtue (Turton 61), MacDonald (Guy 61), Kaikai, Delfouneso, Gnanduillet.

Subs not used: Sims (GK), Scannell, Thompson, Tilt.

Morecambe: Halstead, Tanner, Old, Lavelle (capt), Conlan, Tutte (Leitch-Smith 45), Brewitt, Wildig, O’Sullivan (Cranston 74), Stockton (Miller 67), Alessandra.

Booked: Tanner, Conlan, Wildig, O’Sullivan.

Subs not used: Roche (GK), Buxton, Kenyon, Sutton.

Attendance: 5,371

Gateshead put three past Curzon Ashton in comfortable win

Gateshead v Curzon Ashton

Vanarama National League North

Gateshead 3-0 Curzon Ashton

O’Donnell 2

Tear 40

Oliver 86

Gateshead secured a comfortable victory over Curzon Ashton last night at the Gateshead International Stadium in the National League North.

Goals from JJ O’Donnell, Dom Tear and Connor Oliver separated the two sides.

The Heed started the game brightly and came incredibly close two minutes in when Jordan Preston’s header was tipped over the bar by ‘keeper Cameron Mason.

O’Donnell then headed home the resultant corner from close range to put the hosts in front.

Curzon Ashton came close 15 minutes later when Sean Miller’s header was cleared off the line by Michael Nelson, but that was the closest they got all game.

Gateshead doubled their lead in the 40th minute when Preston’s shot was saved and Tear put away the rebound.

Four minutes later it was very nearly 3-0 but O’Donnell headed just wide of the mark on the end of a good ball from the right.

Chances were few and far between after that until in the 76th minute when Matthew Regan headed just wide on the end of a good cross for the visitors.

Gateshead put the game to bed 10 minutes later when Oliver put the ball onto his left foot and fired the ball into the bottom left corner from long range.

Curzon Ashton nearly had a consolation in the second minute of added time when substitute Luke Merrill’s shot went just over the bar.

Up next for Gateshead is Oldham Athletic at home in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Gateshead: James, Nicholson, Lees, Nelson, Barrow, Oliver (Forbes 88), Deverdics, Tear, Olley, O’Donnell (Agnew 72), Preston (Kayode 72).

Subs not used: Blackett and Guthrie.

Curzon Ashton: Mason, Baillie, Halls, Regan, Davies, Wroe (Saunders 83), Calveley, Trickett-Smith (Smith 58), Banigme (Merrill 58), Sinclair, Miller.

Booked: Halls

Subs not used: Askew and Shaw.

Attendance: 707


Hebburn earn hard-fought win over Sunderland RCA to progress in FA Vase

Buildbase FA Vase 2nd Round

Hebburn Town 3-0 Sunderland RCA

Spence 75

Richardson 82

Armstrong 87

Three second half goals meant that Hebburn Town beat 10-man Sunderland RCA reasonably convincingly to make the third round of the FA Vase on Saturday at the Energy Check Sports Ground.

Robbie Spence put the Hornets in front in the 75th minute and he was backed up by further goals from Michael Richardson and Graeme Armstrong.

It was a fairly even start to the game but Hebburn came closest in the opening 10 minutes – Jack Robson’s effort was blocked on the line following a lobbed through ball from Richardson.

RCA did hit back four minutes later however as Nathan O’Neill’s close range effort went just over.

Chances were few and far between for the rest of the half, but just before half time the visitors went down to 10 men when ‘keeper Robert Dean was sent off for bringing down Armstrong outside the box.

Hebburn came out of the blocks in the second half firing and in the first minute Armstrong’s volley was just pushed wide by the substitute goalkeeper.

Kevin Bolam’s side thought they had the lead two minutes later when Richardson put away the rebound after Armstrong’s shot was saved but it was ruled out offside.

10 minutes later, Armstrong threatened again but his effort was saved by the legs of the ‘keeper.

Hebburn took the lead in the 75th minute when Spence headed home on the end of Richardson’s cross from close range.

Seven minutes later, the Hornets doubled their lead when substitute Olly Martin played an excellent ball through the RCA defence and Richardson buried the ball in the bottom-right corner.

In the 87th minute, Armstrong put the game to bed as he slid the ball home on the end of Ben Dibb-Fuller’s cross.

Hebburn will find out who their next FA Vase opponents are on Monday.

Hebburn Town: Jennison, Groves, Donaghy, Carson, Lough, Taylor, Spence, Robson (Martin 78), Richardson (Suddick 88), Dibb-Fuller (Wright 89), Armstrong.

Subs not used: Simpson, McCall, Munday and Nelson.

Sunderland RCA: Dean, Davis (Moan 83), Lilley, Swansbury, Preston (Elliott 45), McNab, Hodgson, O’Neill, Croft (Ezard 44), Callen, Davison.

Booked: Hodgson

Sent off: Dean

Attendance: 312


Willington shock Hebburn with victory in Durham Challenge Cup

Durham Challenge Cup First Round

Willington 3-2 Hebburn Town

Gash 23,42,86 L Storey 11,13

A Vincent Gash hat-trick caused a cup upset as Northern League Division 2 side Willington beat Division 1 leaders Hebburn Town 3-2 at Hall Lane last night.

After a poor start, Hebburn were 2-0 up with two goals from captain Louis Storey in the space of two minutes but Vincent Gash scored two before half time so the sides were level at the break.

Gash put the game to bed four minutes from time.

In the 11th minute, the Hornets took the lead through Storey who linked up well with Olly Martin before drilling the ball past the ‘keeper in the bottom-right corner.

Two minutes later, Storey struck again with an impressive volley past ‘keeper Carl Robinson.

In the 23rd minute, Willington were back into the game when Jack Donaghy lost the ball to Craig Ruddy who squared it to Gash and he buried the ball in the bottom-left corner.

Hebburn nearly made it three in the 32nd minute when Robbie Spence’s shot on the edge of the box was just kept out by Robinson.

10 minutes later, the hosts equalised when Adam Storey’s shot was saved by Andrew Jennison before Gash put away the rebound.

Gash nearly got his hat-trick in the 58th minute but he headed wide on the end of Storey’s free kick.

Willington were then awarded a penalty in the 67th minute when Ewan Simpson brought down a winger in the box.

Gash’s penalty was saved however to the right.

Willo finally got what they deserved in the 86th minute when Gash placed the ball past Jennison on the end of a great cross from the right.

Hebburn rushed for an equaliser, and came incredibly close three minutes later when Donaghy’s header on the end of a corner hit the crossbar and Simpson’s effort from the rebound went over.

Willington will face Sunderland in the next round of the competition.

Willington: Robinson, Taylor, Seymour, Lawler, Cooper, Storey, Wren, Bailey, Forster, Ruddy (Marshall 88), Gash.

Booked: Lawler and Bailey

Subs not used: Cummings, Marquis, Claydon, Green.

Hebburn Town: Jennison, Groves, Donaghy, Carson, Simpson, Spence, Storey (capt), Robson, Wright (Richardson 72), Suddick (Armstrong 63), Martin.

Booked: Simpson

Subs not used: Lough and Dibb-Fuller.

Attendance: 98


Consett and Hebburn share spoils in eight-goal thriller

Ebac Northern League Division 1

Consett 4-4 Hebburn Town

Carr 7          Dibb-Fuller 4

Pearson 41 Richardson 47

Metz 53       Armstrong 50

Verstraaten 90 Robson 73

Consett and Hebburn shared the points in an eight-goal thriller at Belle View yesterday.

Ben Dibb-Fuller put the visitors in front early on but his goal was cancelled out by Luke Carr.

Dale Pearson then put Consett in front just before half time, but Hebburn came flying out the blocks early in the second half with goals from Michael Richardson and Graeme Armstrong.

Jermaine Metz then equalised again for the hosts, before Jack Robson put the Hornets in front again.

Wouter Verstraaten snatched an equaliser right at the end for Consett.

Both teams came into the game on unbeaten streaks, with Consett unbeaten in their last five games and Hebburn in their last eight.

It took just four minutes for Kevin Bolam’s side to take the lead when Richardson’s shot was saved and Dibb-Fuller slid home the rebound.

Three minutes later, the hosts equalised when Carr cut in from the right and buried the ball in the bottom right corner.

In the 18th minute, Hebburn came close when Armstrong turned and his shot on the edge of the box was saved.

Chances were few and far between after that until the 41st minute when Consett went in front thanks to Pearson’s strike in the bottom left corner.

The visitors equalised just two minutes into the second half when Dan Groves squared the ball to Richardson who hit the ball on the half volley into the top corner.

Three minutes later, Hebburn were back in front when Armstrong headed home on the end of a corner.

Kevin Bolam’s side’s lead only last three minutes however as Metz’s cross from the right slipped through the hands of Hebburn ‘keeper Andrew Jennison.

20 minutes later, the Hornets scored their fourth of the game when Dibb-Fuller played an impressive long ball towards Robson and the young winger smashed the ball into the top left corner.

Shortly afterwards, Hebburn were forced to play the last 15 minutes with ten men as captain Louis Storey was sent off for a second bookable offence.

In the 85th minute, Consett came very close to equalising when Jake Orrell’s long range strike brought an impressive diving save from Jennison.

Five minutes later, the Steelmen equalised when Verstraaten beat Jennison with a left footed shot just inside the box that took a deflection on its way in.

With four minutes added, Consett piled on the pressure but 10-man Hebburn held out for the draw.

Consett: Hayes, Metz, Purewal (capt), Wilkinson (Verstraaten 72), Holden, Allen, Carr, Orrell, Smith (Ardelean 84), Alshabeeb, Pearson.

Subs not used: Brown, Jakab, McAloon.

Hebburn Town: Jennison, Groves, Donaghy, Carson, Lough, Spence (Taylor 70), Storey (capt), Robson, Richardson, Dibb-Fuller (Suddick 74), Armstrong.

Booked: Groves, Lough, Storey, Spence.

Sent off: Storey.

Attendance: 610


Blackburn and Huddersfield share points in early kick off

Blackburn v Huddersfield

Sky Bet Championship

Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Huddersfield Town

Holtby 20                     Grant 13 pen

Dack 33                        Bacuna 63

Blackburn Rovers and Huddersfield Town shared the points in a game that Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray said his side “should’ve put to bed”.

Karlan Grant put the visitors in front from the spot early on, but his goal was cancelled out by Lewis Holtby shortly afterwards.

Blackburn later took the lead through Bradley Dack, but Huddersfield equalised midway through the second half through substitute Juninho Bacuna.

Rovers came into the game without a win in their last three, while Danny Cowley’s Huddersfield were unbeaten in their last three.

Just 13 minutes in, the Terriers were awarded a penalty when captain Elliott Bennett brought down Adama Diakhaby in the box.

Top scorer Grant stepped up and buried the ball in the bottom-left corner as Blackburn ‘keeper Christian Walton guessed the wrong way.

Huddersfield’s lead only lasted seven minutes however as Adam Armstrong retrieved the ball after a poor clearance by the visiting goalkeeper and Holtby put the ball away at the far post following a good cross from Dack.

Holtby almost doubled his goal tally in the 31st minute when he was on the end of a good ball from Bradley Johnson before his shot went marginally wide of the mark.

Two minutes later, Blackburn took the lead when after a good routine following a throw-in, Holtby set up Dack who curled the ball into the bottom-right corner.

Bacuna certainly made an impact for the visitors after coming off the bench, and his first chance came in the 60th minute when his long range effort went just wide.

Three minutes later, he scored the equalising goal for Cowley’s side – breaking through the defence and slotting the ball in the bottom-right corner with a touch off ‘keeper Walton.

In the 77th minute, Bacuna had a shot that bounced up before going over the bar and out for a corner.

Chances were few and far between after that, despite Blackburn piling on the pressure looking for a winner, and the two sides shared the points.

Blackburn Rovers: Walton, Nyambe, Adarabioyo, Williams, Bennett, Travis (Rothwell 71), Johnson, Downing (Evans 80), Holtby (Gallagher 71), Armstrong, Dack.

Booked: Travis

Subs not used: Leutwiler, Graham, Rankin-Costello, Buckley.

Huddersfield Town: Grabara, Simpson, Elphick, Schindler, Brown, Chalobah (Bacuna 57), Hogg, O’Brien, Diakhaby (Hadergjonaj 86), Kachunga, Grant (Campbell 83).

Booked: Hogg, Kachunga and Campbell.

Subs not used: Pritchard, Mounie, Stankovic, Schofield.

Attendance: 13,761