Birtley Town v Newton Aycliffe FC

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Birtley Town

draw
  • Callum Turnbull - 1 (3') goal(s)
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Newton Aycliffe FC

draw
  • Liam Jarvie - 1 (37') goal(s)
Sat 24 Sep 2022 | 3:00 pm
Birtley Town

Recap

Birtley Town are out the FA Vase after a 1-1 draw with Newton Aycliffe saw The Hoops lose 4-2 on penalties. 

Match programme is available here. Match highlights are available here. 

The Hoops crashed out of the FA Vase at the hands of Newton Aycliffe. Aycliffe eventually won 4-2 on penalties

Birtley made two changes from the side that drew with Billingham Town. Conor Grant returned in goal. and Glenn Hargrave returned to the side for the first time in 6 weeks replacing Tom Scothern. It took Birtley just three minutes to open the scoring. Glen Hargrave kept the ball alive and delivered a deep cross which was headed down by Aidan Rutledge, Callum Turnbull was on hand to prod the ball home from close range. On 12 minutes Grant made a fine save to keep the scores level. On 30 minutes Ayliffe has smashed the ball against the upright and were starting to make in-roads towards an equaliser. The visitors were level on 37 minutes when Liam Jarvie smashed home a fantastic volley. The first half was a tight affair with Aycliffe dominating possession but Birtley looked threatening on the break.  

After the break the game was even again. Just after the hour, Callum Smith jinxed his way through the Aycliffe defence but his effort was tipped over by Adam McHugh. On 64 minutes, Grant made a truly spectacular save low to his left to deny Callum Munro. It was an outstanding stop from Grant with a strong left hand denying a certain goal.  Eckley-Aldsworth had a brilliant opportunity to secure the win for the visitors but his header went wide of the post. Birtley were down to 10 men when Josh Holland slipped when challenging for the ball, he then made an attempt to win possession but caught the Aycliffe player high on the thigh. There was little opportunity or time for Aycliffe to capitalise and the game was to be decided by spot kicks. 

Newton Aycliffe went first in the shoot-out and were quickly ahead. Aidan Rutledge stepped up and scored for Birtley before the visitors restored their lead. Skipper Jack Honour scored for the hosts but Aycliffe went on to notch once more. Callum Turnbull saw his penalty fly over the crossbar before Glenn Hargrave saw his spot kick well saved to send Aycliffe through to the next round. This brought an end of a pulsating cup tie and those in attendance had seen excellent value from both sides.

Manager Paul Foster was disappointed to have went out of the Vase but could still see the positives against a division one side. “Whilst we are really disappointed to go out in the manner we did we matched first division opposition and showed that we have a side that can compete with what the division above has to offer. I thought for the first 35 minutes we were by far the better side and could have maybe been a couple to the good. Aycliffe scored with really what was their first decent effort of the game after 38 minutes so shows how well we had played up until then to limit a team that is currently 3rd in the table. Second half they were the better side and Connor made a couple of great saves to keep us in it and then right at the death we could have won it where their keeper has made a great save from Aiden’s overhead kick and Brandon Turnbull just couldn’t finish it off at the far post. We were really pleased with the performance and told the lads that after the game. Going out on penalties is a bit of a lottery and a bitter pill to swallow but good luck to Aycliffe in the rest of the competition.”

The Hoops will have to move on quickly from the penalty disappointment as they make the short journey along the A167 as they face Chester-le-Street Town on Friday. The Morrison’s derby kicks off at 7.30pm at Chester Moor Park.

Attendance – 423. A club record for a competitive home fixture for the second time this season overtaking the 409 which saw us beat Chester-le-Street United.

Man of the Match – Conor Grant – A second player of the match award in two FA Vase games for the Birtley stopper.

Details

Date Time League Season
Sat 24 Sep 2022 3:00 pm FA Vase 2022-23

Venue

Birtley Town
Arrowmark Home Improvements Stadium, Durham Road, DH3 2QW

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Birtley Town101
Newton Aycliffe FC101

Birtley Town

1Conor Grant Goalkeeper
2Ben Garrity 19 Midfielder
3Sam Hedley Defender
4Alex Francis Midfielder 76'
5Jack Honour Midfielder
6Callum Turnbull Defender 3'
7Joe Barwick Forward
8Glen Hargrave Forward
9Aidan Rutledge Forward
10Callum Smith 12 Forward
11Tom McIntyre 17 Midfielder
12Brandon Turnbull 10 Forward
13Isaac Robinson Goalkeeper
14Andrew Clarkson Forward
15Owen Lancaster Defender
17Thomas Scothern 11 Midfielder
18Josh Strassheim Defender
19Josh Holland 2 Defender 89'
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
1
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
1
0
Sin Bin
0
0
Own Goal
0
0
Player of the Match
1
0

KO KO 3 27 37 71 73 76 78 89 FT