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Motors make more progress in vase

Vauxhall Motors 4 v 1 Sunderland Ryhope CW

BUILDBASE F. A. Vase 2nd Round 

Mick McGraa’s side had to work hard to make further progress in the Buildbase F. A. Vase on Saturday, against their strong Northern League opponents.

Indeed, the visitors looked the more lively early on and took the lead after 14 minutes, when home keeper Ryan Crump failed to clear properly, presenting the ball straight to James Ellis who finished well as the keeper raced out in an effort to atone for his error. Earlier Glenn Rule had struck the Ryhope woodwork but the Motormen found it hard going until the 28th minute, when they gained an equaliser.

Joe Brandon’s shot was only partially saved by visiting keeper James Winter and top scorer Karl Noon was on hand to turn the rebound home. The game was still in the balance at the hour mark, but then the tie swung Vauxhall’s way with the dismissal of Ryhope’s Oliver Hotchkiss, following a clash with Rule.

Five minutes later, Motors went in front, when Brandon again caused problems for the visitors on the left and set up Noon to fire into the bottom corner for his 12th goal of the season.

Eight minutes later Motors were awarded a penalty when Brandon was fouled inside the area, but Noon’s spot kick was brilliantly saved by Winter, who turned the effort on to an upright. However, Joe Heath was quickest to react and fired home the rebound to make it 3-1.

And shortly before the end of the match, Haydn Cooper raced through the Ryhope defence to round off a superb second half for the Motormen, as they recorded their seventh straight victory.

Vauxhall: Crump, Scarisbrick, Drummond, Gardner, Mitchell, Heath, Brandon, Rule (Willingham 70), Noon (Hamm 80), Cooper, Burkey (Cross 75). Subs not used: Mason, Davey, Edgar, Carlin.