Battling Alnwick dismissed from FA Vase



(Images courtesy of Steve Miller)

Alnwick Town’s FA Vase campaign began in the best way possible when home to Charnock Richard, a side two division’s higher in the football pyramid however, it wasn’t to be, they falling to a stoppage time .

Missing a few players the Northumberland side led midway through the first half courtesy of midfielder Ross Moore following a cross from Max Clark but the hosts levelled a few minutes before the break courtesy of an Ashley Stott header following Dan Regan’s cross, the sides going in level at half-time.

Manager Paul Yeadon, who named himself as a substitute, brought on youngster Paul Muers for Liam Cravagan however they nearly fell behind on the restart, Grimshaw firing over for the visitors as both sides pushed for the advantage.

The hosts survived a few scares throughout the second half including Fairhurst hitting the post on 70 minutes and Noblet blazing over from a free-kick on 77 whilst Brad McClelland also puts one wide.

Charnock captain, Carl Grimshaw, has an effort in stoppage time for the visitors but Brooks clears the home sides lines before the same player breaks home sides hearts with a 93rd minute winner for Charnock

The victors now travel to Penrith in the next round.

Alnwick Town – Brooks, Milham, Clark, Cravagan (Muers), Balmbra, Burns, Moore, Briggs, McClelland, Quinn, Threlfall (Donohoe) Subs: Slack, Dixon, Yeadon

Charnock Richard – Cheetham, Noblet, O’Farrell, Schofield, Sanders, Woods (Westwell), Regan, Fairhurst, Grimshaw, Stott (Oxley), Higham (Darcy)


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