FA Cup round-up: Brig stunned by Cleethorpes

By James Gordon

There were five matches involving EVO-STIK NPL sides in FA Cup replays on Tuesday night.

Fans of Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division Bamber Bridge would have been forgiven for thinking their team had done the hard work in holding Northern Premier Division One East side Cleethorpes Town at the weekend.

They certainly didn't expect Brig to suffer a 5-0 hammering on their own Irongate turf!

The Lincolnshire outfit were already two-goals up through Scott Vernon and Jonathan Oglesby by the 15th minute when Brig went down to ten-men following a straight red card for Michael Potts.

Eight minutes later, Oglesby netted his second and Clee's third.

Oglesby completed his hat-trick after 67 minutes and Josh Batty made it a nap hand in stoppage time.

One goal from Dan Maguire proved enough for Blyth Spartans at Croft Park against Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division visitors Nantwich Town.

An all-NPL Premier Division replay saw Coalville Town ease past Buxton at Owen Street 4-1.
Alex Dean after 6 minutes and then Tom McGlinchey just before the break gave the Ravens a two-goal interval cushion.

Bradley Grayson reduced the deficit after 66 minutes, only for Dan Creaney to restore Coalville's two-goal advantage which Tom Berridge stretched to three in the final seconds.

Another NPL Premier Division side through are Warrington Town, who saw off Ebac Northern League First Division Consett 2-0 at Cantilever Park.

Early goals in the 7th minute from Tony Gray and 12th minute from Bohan Dixon (both pictured above) proved too much for the north-east outfit.

An NPL Premier Division side bowing out, however, are Grantham Town, beaten 2-0 at The Meres by Southern Premier Division Central outfit St Ives Town.

Sam Cartwright broke the deadlock to give the Saints a 67th minute lead that Ollie Snaith doubled just 4 minutes later.

Report by Non League Today's Steve Whitney

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