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Hebburn through to last 16 of FA Vase with narrow victory over Vauxhall Motors

Buildbase FA Vase Fourth Round

Vauxhall Motors 0-1 Hebburn Town

Hebburn Town progressed to the last 16 of the FA Vase with a narrow victory over Vauxhall Motors at the Syncreon Arena on Saturday.

Olly Martin’s early goal separated the two sides on the day.

The Hornets had the dream start to the game as they were in front within two minutes. Michael McKeown played a good long ball forwards towards Graeme Armstrong who was brought down but he still managed to play the ball forward to Martin who buried the ball in the bottom-right corner, sending the visiting fans wild.

Chances were few and far between for the rest of the first half, and it wasn’t until the 49th minute when there was a real chance – Martin nodding the ball over from close range on the end of Thomas Potter’s cross.

15 minutes later, Hebburn threatened again when McKeown’s long range strike was pushed wide and Michael Richardson’s rebound was headed over by a Vauxhall Motors defender.

In-form winger Potter nearly added another to his growing goal-tally when his effort from the edge of the box was pushed wide by Vauxhall keeper Ryan Crump.

The hosts piled on the pressure towards the end and the closest they came to equalising was in the 90th minute when Ben Holmes’ free kick was tipped over by Mark Foden.

Hebburn defended well and held on for the win.

Vauxhall Motors: Crump, Gardner, Mitchell, Carlin, Drummond, Heath, Rule, Burkey (Cross 72), Cooper (Holmes 61), Brandon, Noon (Hamm 82).

Booked: Carlin

Subs not used: Mason, Willingham and Edgar.

Hebburn Town: Foden, Groves, Carson, Storey, Lough, McKeown, Spence, Potter, Richardson, Martin (Dibb-Fuller 80), Armstrong (Suddick 90+3).

Booked: Lough, Richardson, Armstrong.

Subs not used: Donaghy, Sullivan and Eleftheriadis.

Attendance: 175