IT’S A WINN WINN FOR BISHOP BUT CELTIC SHINE

The Non-League Football Paper - - FA VASE 2ND ROUND QUALIFYING - By Ja­son But­ton

BISHOP AUCK­LAND 3 WEST AL­LOT­MENT C 1

NORTH­ERN League high-fly­ers Bishop Auck­land needed ex­tra-time to beat sec­ond divi­sion vis­i­tors West Al­lot­ment Celtic.

Cal­lum Pat­ton opened the scor­ing for Auck­land from the spot be­fore West Al­lot­ment equalised though Dean Walker.

Sub­sti­tute Chris Winn found two goals in ex­tra-time to clinch the tie.

The hosts hit the bar early when a deep free­kick was headed to­wards goal by Kieran Gal­braith, only for Fin­lay Hodge­son to tip his ef­fort against the wood­work.

Fol­low­ing their early pres­sure it took 11 min­utes for Bish­ops to take the lead. Kyle Fry­att was tripped in the penalty area by Kris­tian Sands, al­low­ing Pat­ton to score from the spot.

But a shock looked on the cards when Celtic equalised early in the sec­ond half – Walker lucky for the ball to fall at his feet be­fore stab­bing home.

In the first minute of the sec­ond pe­riod of ex­tra-time, Bish­ops found the sec­ond goal when Winn did well to cut in­side be­fore fir­ing a shot just un­der the cross­bar. And the game was wrapped up when Winn scored again with an im­pres­sive im­pro­vised ef­fort on the floor with his back to goal from close range fol­low­ing a cross from the left. STAR MAN: Fin­lay Hodge­son (West Al­lot­ment) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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