Knaresborough knocked out of the FA Vase by Billingham Synthonia
By Belinda Hamer
Billingham Synthonia (1) 3 Knaresborough Town (1) 1
Team: Liam Corbett
; Jimmy Carlton (Matt Donnelly
), Sam Cook
, Gregg Anderson
Kidd; Rob Youhill
, Ben Parkes
, Brad Walker
, Rob Worrall
, Josh Garbutt
Bromley (Dom Wilson). Sub.(not used): Jack Rushworth
Knaresborough Town, having progressed in the FA Cup seven days earlier, went out of the
FA Vase at the first hurdle when they fell 3-1 at the hands of Billingham Synthonia from the
Northern League Division Two.
Knaresborough were given the ideal start when Steve Bromley ran on to a long forward pass
from Greg Kidd
and pressed on to fire a low shot under goalkeeper, Callum Roberts, from a
narrow angle with under a minute of the game played.
A break down the left wing led to a 4th minute equaliser when Scott Howes ran
into space in the penalty area to level the score.
A Josh Garbutt
volley brought a fine save from Roberts as he pushed the ball on to the
upright and the keeper then saved a Rob Worrall
free kick followed by another Worrall effort
after Brad Walker
Billingham then went ahead in the 47th minute as winger, Matthew Wilson cut inside and fired
a shot from distance into the top corner.
Kallum Hannah then broke free for the home side only to see Liam Corbett
save his shot but
then Walker fed Rob Youhill
through on the right, but his shot flew wide of the mark.
The third Billingham goal arrived on the hour mark as substitute, Clark Reader broke clear
on the right and crossed for Howes to control and place home his second of the game.
Walker’s shot was deflected wide but then Reader headed wide from a good position at the
A Sam Cook
effort from distance was pushed wide by Roberts and Walker’s next shot from
Youhill’s cross was kept out before a late Rob Worrall
cross shot was headed from the line
by Jordan Jaques as the home side held out to progress to the next round and a home tie
with Hebburn Town.