FA Cup Round-Up – North West Review

Plucky Warrington Town finally bowed out of the FA Cup after a 2-0 defeat to Gateshead in the 2nd round.

After beating Exeter in Round One, The Wire fancied their chances at the Gateshead International Arena, but the task was made all the more difficult after just 8 minutes when Matty Pattison put the home side in front, sweeping home Rob Ramshaws ball across the box.

Warrington battled bravely but it just wasn’t to be, and their fate was sealed in injury time when sub Danny Wright capitalised on a mistake by keeper Karl Willis to end their dream and seal a 2-0 victory for The Heed and a place in tonight’s 3rd Round draw.

Southport hosted fellow Conference side Eastleigh on Sunday. They booked their place in Round 3 with a 2-1 victory after coming from a goal behind to defeat their league rivals.

James Constable put the visitors ahead just before half-time on 41 minutes, but there was still time for a Southport equaliser as Richard Brodie pulled one back in injury time.

In the second half, Eastleigh had Dean Beckwith sent off and Southport capitalised on their numerical advantage as Micah Evans scored the winning goal on 71 minutes to see the Sandgrounders through.

Chester had keeper Jon Worsnop in fine form as his clean sheet earnt them a 0-0 draw at Barnsley, which sees them in the draw ahead of a replay between the two sides.

The 3rd round draw takes place tonight (Mon 8/12/13) at 7pm.

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