Tuesday’s FA Cup round up

Glossop North End produced a stunning comeback to overcome Northwich Victoria and book their place in the Second Qualifying Round of The FA Cup.

The North West Counties League side had been 2-0 down at half-time of Tuesday’s replay and were seemingly on their way out of the competition.

However, an inspired second-half performance helped them draw level and send the replay to extra-time thanks to goals from Lee Blackshaw and Jason Carey.

The FA Cup

First Round Qualifying Replays
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Winning club receive £3,000

By Simon Collings

The additional 30 minutes brought no more goals and as such the tie would have to be settled by the drama of penalties.

And it was goalscorer Blackshaw who made himself the hero, slotting home the winning spot-kick and earning Glossop a 4-2 shoot-out win.

There was late drama elsewhere, as both East Thurrock United and Shortwood United also needed penalties to progress to the next round.

East Thurrock defeated AFC Hornchurch, while Shortwood knocked out Cirencester Town FC after 120 minutes of goalless football.

Meanwhile Blyth Spartans kept their FA Cup dreams alive with a 3-0 victory over Darlington 1883.

The Spartans are one of the most famous giant-killing sides in FA Cup history, having reached the First Round Proper no fewer than 31 times.

And the Northern Premier League side got one step closer to making it 32 with an impressive victory which looked unlikely after a goalless first-half.

Blyth improved dramatically in the second 45 minutes and secured a spot in the Second Qualifying Round courtesy of a brace from Dan Maguire and one from Robbie Dale.

Elsewhere in the north east, Dunston UTS were also celebrating after a goal in each half from Scott Fenwick ensured a 2-0 win over Marske United, sealing a tie at home to Spennymoor Town a week on Saturday.

Click here for all the other results from an action-packed Tuesday of FA Cup drama.