Tempers fly as Motors dominate

Vauxhall Motors 4  v 0 Seaham Red Star


Vauxhall cruised into the next round of the F. A. Vase at the Syncreon Arena on Saturday with a thoroughly professional and commanding display against their Wearside opponents, as they extended their unbeaten run to eleven matches.

It took the Motormen just 8 minutes to take the initiative when Kevin Exell rose at the far post to head home a great cross from the right. And midway through the first half, they doubled their advantage when a corner from the left hand side was smuggled across the line by skipper Tom Mitchell.

The tie turned ugly on the 53rd minute with a full blown fracas in front of the dugouts, which resulted in visiting striker Danny Wilson being shown a straight red card, leaving his Red Star side a man short.  Motors took full advantage 8 minutes later when Tom Murray drove a superb shot into the far corner of the net from the inside left channel from 20 yards and the icing on the cake arrived in the 74th minute when substitute Keiran Hamm slotted home with a smart finish just inside the near post from 10 yards.

Seaham did have their moments but found the home defence in defiant mood and keeper Kristofer Leigh did well when called upon for his second successive clean sheet.

Vauxhall:  Leigh, Quinn (Scarisbrick 75), Mason, Drysdale, Mitchell, Cooper, Exell (Edwards 62), Murray, Holmes, Cross (Hamm 68), Brandon.  Subs nt used: Drummond, Greenop.