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FA Cup | Gateshead glory as National League pair knocked out

Gateshead provided the headlines in an otherwise mixed evening of FA Cup First Round replay action for non-league sides.

By Amos Murphy

Gateshead partying as Robins shot down

Altrincham were knocked out of the FA Cup by Gateshead of the National League North, in an exhilarating clash that saw five goals between the pair.

Macaulay Langstaff put the side from the North-East ahead early in the first half, only for a quick-fire response from Altrincham’s Josh Hancock restored parity before the break.

Gateshead once again found themselves ahead after the interval, this time through a 20-yard strike from Dan Ward.

Their advantage was once again reduced, with Dan Mooney equalising for the hosts with 11 minutes of normal time to play, yet Gateshead continued to press and found an eventual winner.

Langstaff popped up with his second of the evening in added time to set up a glamour tie against Charlton Athletic in the Second Round for Gateshead.

Spirited Moors uprooted by Latics in extra time

Solihull Moors were denied progression to the Second Round of the FA Cup in extra-time by a stubborn Wigan Athletic side.

An Adam Rooney penalty early in the second half set the Moors on their way, before Jason Kerr netted on the 66th-minute mark to level things up.

Without much in the way of chances in the rest of the 90 minutes, the match was forced into extra-time, where the Latics were able to do the business.

Callum Lang scored the eventual winner on the brink of half time in extra-time, with Solihull unable to strike back.

There would be some positives to take away for the Moors, as a record 3,703 supporters were in attendance at Damson Park to witness a historic clash for the National League side.

Rochdale squeeze past defiant Notts

There was more late drama at Meadow Lane, as Jake Beesley netted the winning goal for Rochdale in added time, denying Notts County progression to the next round.

The League Two side had put themselves in front early on in the tie, netting after 15 minutes through Josh Andrews.

A Rochdale player would once again be on the scoresheet midway through the second period, albeit having scored into his own net.

Aydan White was the culprit for Rochdale, who turned home the Notts County equaliser with half-an-hour left on the clock.

What had looked to be a tie heading for extra-time was ended with just minutes on the clock, with Beesley’s winning strike crushing the Magpies’ FA Cup dreams.


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