RAILWAYMEN STEAMING ON
NORTHERN LEAGUE side Shildon caused one of the upsets of the round as they defeated famed FA Cup heroes Altrincham.
The Railwaymen stole it at the end through substitute Cameron Fenton.
The last time the two sides met the Robins ran out 3-0 winners but it was a different story this time with impressive 17year-old Dom Curl a rock in defence for Shildon.
The home side, who ply their trade two divisions lower than EVO-STIK Premier Alty, had the ball in the back of the net on 15 minutes when Sam Hodgson’s corner flew into the back of the Robins net. The referee, however, awarded the Altrincham a free kick for a foul on Anthony Thompson.
And the tide turned in the tie following the introduction of Adam Burnicle as the forward stretched Alty’s back line on numerous occasions.
Just when a replay beckoned, substitute Burnicle forced James Jones into a defensive error, the defender handling the ball in the area with four minutes left.
Billy Greulich-Smith stepped up but his spot kick was well saved down low to Thompson’s left-hand side, before Fenton headed the ball into the far corner.