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Vauxhall Motors 2-0 Newcastle Benfield: The Lions crash out of the FA Vase

The FA Vase trophy on it’s plinth before the game

Goals from Brandon and Hamm were enough to end Benfield’s hopes of a place in the fourth round of the Buildbase FA Vase.

In the first half neither keeper was called into making any notable saves, Benfield were arguably the better side in the opening exchanges but couldn’t manage an end product.

As the game drew to the break Benfield has a few more shots on Vauxhall’s goals but none challenged Motors keeper Ryan Crump.

Veteran striker Paul Brayson arguably had the best opportunity of the first half but couldn’t finish his chance, the sides went in level at the break.

As the Second half got under way Vauxhall started to pile the pressure on The Lions.

The deadlock was broken in the 58th minute as Joe Brandon was given too much time with the ball, he had the composure to slide it past Lion’s keeper Grainger giving the hosts the advantage.

Benfield made three changes in an attempt to peg back Vauxhall’s opener, the introduction of Dennis Knight, Cyril Giraud and Reece Noble gave Benfield more attacking prowess.

Knight had a chance midway through the second half but Crump was level to everything Benfield threw at him.

Late on Vauxhall added a second which came in the way of a penalty, Kieran Hamm was brought down by Reece Noble who was given a second yellow for the challenge. Hamm tucked away the penalty for the Motormen cementing there place in the fourth round.

Late on in stoppage time Matty Parker was dismissed for a rash challenge meaning The Lions finished the game with nine men.

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