The Emirates FA Cup for the 2019/20 season began at the weekend with 26 Toolstation NCEL teams all dreaming of progressing far in the competition but, as always, fortunes varied wildly for our sides.
There were four all-NCEL Extra Preliminary Round ties with Division One hosts Winterton Rangers
upsetting Premier Division visitors Grimsby Borough
Joshua Nichol and Adam Baskerville put Rangers into a two-goal lead by the 32nd minute and, although Joshua Venney pulled one back for Borough, the home side held on to go through to the next stage later this month.
A Leon Howarth hat-trick helped Handsworth
to a 4-1 victory at Thackley
, Marley Grant with their other goal whilst Jerome White netted for the Dennyboys.
were 3-0 winners at Hall Road Rangers
, Reagan Waud's double added to by Joshua Schofield to send the Vikings through.
And, in Sunday's game, a couple of late goals from Kurtis Morley saw Staveley Miners Welfare
progress at the expense of their hosts Hallam
Two NCEL sides picked up huge wins over Northern Premier League sides with Hemsworth Miners Welfare
cantering to a 4-0 triumph at Kendal Town.
Jason Yates and Luke Danville had them two-up by the interval with Adam Knight and Jason Davies adding to the scoreline in the second period.
And, Barton Town
defeated visitors Carlton Town 3-2, Reece Moody's double and a Ben Hinchliffe strike sending them through but the mood was dampened when Hinchliffe later required hospital treatment for an injury.
The biggest win of the afternoon was secured by AFC Mansfield
who thumped hosts Sleaford Town 7-0 with Ross Duggan grabbing five of the Bulls' goals.
and Bridlington Town
also won on their travels, Steven Hopewell and Aaron Moxam netting for Maltby in the last fifteen minutes to secure a 4-2 victory at Shepshed Dynamo.
Meanwhile, a Joe McFadyen double in the final quarter of the game saw Bridlington prevail 3-1 at West Auckland Town.
also went through to the next stage, Antony Brown's brace helping Eccleshill beat visitors Bootle 2-1 whilst Joe Walton and Michael Bottomley both netted twice as Sedge won 5-1 at home to Abbey Hey.
There will be four midweek replays after Penistone Church
drew 1-1 at Skelmersdale United in Friday night's match, Silsden
and Nostell Miners Welfare
picked up 2-2 scorelines at Northwich Victoria and at home to Stockton Town, respectively.
And, there was a goalless game for Garforth Town
in their trip to Shildon.
But, the FA Cup adventure is over for another season for Albion Sports
, Athersley Recreation
, Bottesford Town
, Harrogate Railway Athletic
, Knaresborough Town
and Yorkshire Amateur
The Division One sides not involved in the cup all played their second league match of the season on Saturday.
are the early pacesetters having won their opening two games.
Shay Evans-Booth's hat-trick and an Adam Scott strike saw Retford win 4-1 at home to Brigg Town
whilst an injury time winner from Jonathan Fusco, his second goal of the game, grabbed Parkgate a 3-2 home victory over Glasshoughton Welfare
picked up their first win as they beat neighbours East Hull
3-0 at Dunswell Park, Tom Corner's hat-trick settling the clash in the Villagers' favour.
Daniel Brooks set Skegness Town
on their way to a 3-1 home win over Rossington Main
with an own goal from visiting keeper Jan Budjz and a Gary King strike adding to their tally.
Liam Flanagan's 80th minute winner ensured a dramatic 3-2 victory at home for Selby Town
against Dronfield Town
whilst Armthorpe Welfare
beat hosts Swallownest
3-0 with goals from Liam Radford, Jordan Snodin and Tyler Walker.
And, it was honours even at the FastFrame as hosts Ollerton Town
took the lead through Benjamin Partridge on 32 minutes but Sam Corner quickly levelled for Worsbrough Bridge Athletic
in a game that finished 1-1.
Photo: There is delight all round as Jordan Snodin scores on his debut for Armthorpe Welfare in their 3-0 victory at Swallownest in Toolstation NCEL Division One on Saturday. (Picture: Steve Pennock)