SCAR­BOR­OUGH ATH­LETIC 2 SUN­DER­LAND RCA 0

The Non-League Football Paper - - FA CUP SECOND ROUND QUALIFYING - By Will Baines

SEC­OND-HALF strikes from Michael Coul­son and Luke Dean sent Scar­bor­ough Ath­letic through at the ex­pense of Sun­der­land RCA.

The game started in a swirling wind, with both sides strug­gling to get go­ing. The first op­por­tu­nity fell at the feet of for­mer Not­ting­ham For­est striker Emile Sin­clair as he charged onto a long ball but dragged his shot well wide.

At the other end Stephen Callen should have done bet­ter with a far-post header that only just cleared the cross­bar for the North­ern League side.

Boro striker Coul­son, off the back of a hat-trick in mid­week, turned provider with a cross from the left that Sin­clair nod­ded wide from close range.

The home side started to take con­trol af­ter the break and took the lead on the hour mark as a poor clear­ance from Neal Bussey fell back to Sin­clair to square for Coul­son to ri­fle in the opener.

Sun­der­land con­tin­ued to cause prob­lems, with Callen hav­ing a shot blocked on the goal-line twice by Dan Thirkell fol­low­ing a melee in the box.

The sec­ond goal came late on as Dean curled beyond the dive of Bussey and into the bot­tom cor­ner to send the Seadogs through to the next round.

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