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10 successfully navigate FA Cup replays

By James Gordon

An additional 10 NPL clubs made it through to the FA Cup second qualifying round following midweek replays.

Colne pulled off one of the shocks of the round as they beat big-spending BetVictor Northern Premier Division title favourites South Shields 1-0, thanks to Waqas Azam’s second half goal.

Their reward is a home tie against Ossett United, who thumped Northern League Division One side Thornaby 6-0 thanks to four goals from Tom Greaves.

The other four Premier Division sides to face step four opposition all successfully navigated replays on Tuesday night.

One of those were Warrington Town, who coasted past City of Liverpool 4-0 in front of a record crowd for the Liverpool club. Alex Byrne scored after 57 seconds to send the Yellows on their way and they led 3-0 by half time thanks to further goals from Mark Roberts and Ben Garrity, before Tony Gray added another in the second half.

Ashton United finally got the better of Tadcaster Albion in yet another goal-filled tie. After a 2-2 draw on Saturday, the two sides were locked at 2-2 in the replay after an hour, before Josh Wilson gave the Robins a 68th minute lead, and Steven Tames made sure in the final minute.

A late Isaac Assenso strike helped Scarborough Athletic come from behind to beat Marske United 2-1. The step four side led through Andrew Stephenson in the second minute, before James Walshaw equalised on 23 minutes.

In the all Premier Division tie, FC United beat Atherton Collieries thanks to Aaron Morris’ goal 11 minutes from time, setting up a home tie with Warrington in the next round.

Kingsley James fired Gainsborough Trinity past Banbury UNited, while Sutton Coldfield Town won 3-1 at Redditch United.

On Wednesday evening, Dunston made light work of Sunderland RCA, winning their replay 5-0, and Lancaster City avoided an upset with a 2-1 win at Northwich Victoria, the in-form David Norris scoring a brace.

FA Cup second qualifying round ties involving NPL clubs:

Marine v Dunston
Southport v Scarborough Athletic
Bradford (Park Avenue) v Morpeth Town
Ashton United v Pontefract Collieries
Colne v Ossett United
1874 Northwich v Whitby Town
FC United v Warrington Town
Trafford v Darlington
Gateshead v Ramsbottom United
Lancaster City v Spennymoor Town
Stamford v Boston United
Leamington v Chasetown
Kettering Town v Sutton Coldfield Town
Belper Town v Witton Albion
Loughborough Dynamo v Tamworth
AFC Telford United v Nantwich Town
Rushall Olympic v Gainsborough Trinity
Boston Town v Leek Town
Buxton v Corby Town
Matlock Town v Kidsgrove Athletic
Kidderminster Harriers v Stafford Rangers

Where next?

Stanley departs Clitheroe Craig Stanley has left Shawbridge to return home to Nuneaton.
Wynne swaps Trafford for Runcorn Runcorn Linnets have signed attacking midfielder Jordan Wynne from BetVictor Northern Premier N/West Division rivals Trafford.

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