Toolstation NCEL sides were hoping to keep their Wembley dreams alive at the weekend in Second Round Qualifying of this season's Buildbase FA Vase.
The action began on Friday night with Winterton Rangers
progressing 2-0 at former league rivals Emley AFC, Jaime Ture and Adam Baskerville with the goals in the last half-hour of the tie.
And, it concluded on Sunday afternoon with an all-NCEL affair as Handsworth
welcomed Glasshoughton Welfare
to Sandy Lane.
Welfare raced into a two-goal lead by the sixth minute with goals from Nathan Perks and Aaron Kitao and, although the hosts pulled one back through Leon Haworth midway through the second period, Glasshoughton held on to defeat their Premier Division hosts 2-1.
In between, there were sixteen ties on Saturday with Grimsby Borough
and Nostell Miners Welfare
prevailing over fellow NCEL opponents.
Jack Debnam and Jack Bradbury scored in the final six minutes for Premier Division Borough as they turned around a 2-1 deficit to Division One visitors Dronfield Town
into a 3-2 victory.
And, Nostell provided an upset as they beat higher ranked Barton Town
, the home side racing into a 4-0 lead by the 62nd minute through Ben Teasdale, two from Jack Owen, and a Kane Reece strike before Barton rallied a little in a game that finished 4-2.
One tie required extra-time as Bottesford Town
were forced to battle at former NCEL hosts Retford United, Dayle Hutson netting in a match that ended 1-1 after 90 minutes.
Wayne Graves, Malkdi Abdullah and Daniel Boulton ensured they were in Monday's draw for the First Round Proper as they ran out 4-2 winners.
, Yorkshire Amateur
and Selby Town
also progressed on their travels.
A Daniel Thirkell penalty, added to by a Gregg Anderson goal, saw Knaresborough through 2-1 at Billingham Synthonia whilst Ashley Flynn, Matthew Sykes, Stephen Crawford and Fernando Moke got on the scoresheet for the Ammers in a 4-2 win at Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.
And, two goals from Christopher Jackson helped Selby Town
to a 3-1 win at Wythenshawe Amateurs after the hosts had taken a 38th minute lead.
had to come from two goals down to book their place at the next stage at home to another former NCEL side, Rainworth Miners Welfare, Jordan Annable netting in first half stoppage time before Ross Duggan and Brandon Website turned the tie round against their ten-man visitors in a 3-2 victory.
conceded twice in the last three minutes to bow out 2-1 at Thornaby and Hall Road Rangers
went down 6-4 in a thriller at home to Maine Road.
And, there was also disappointment for Albion Sports
, Brigg Town
, East Hull
, Garforth Town
, Rossington Main
and Skegness Town
who all fell at this stage.
In the Premier Division, Bridlington Town
are the new leaders as they won 3-0 at home to Eccleshill United
in one of four matches played on Saturday.
Joe McFadyen and Josh Greening gave the Seasiders a two-goal cushion by the interval and the third was added by Chris Adams with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining.
Moving up into second are Staveley Miners Welfare
who beat basement visitors Athersley Recreation
5-0, a Joseph Pugh hat-trick added to by goals from Jonathan Froggatt and Ishmael Dawson.
claimed their first league victory of the season as Anthony Wilson, Robert Chipps and Aaron Moxam scored in a 3-0 defeat of visitors Silsden
And, two goals in a minute from Andrew Ring and Shaun Munday had Penistone Church
2-0 up early on at home to Goole AFC
with the visitors claiming a first-half stoppage time consolation from Joshua Schofield.
Meanwhile, there were three Division One matches with victories for Campion
and Ollerton Town
Campion move above their opponents into eighth as they beat hosts Armthorpe Welfare
2-1, Graham Hall grabbing an 87th minute winner after Omar Habeeb's opener had been cancelled out by Welfare's Luke Williams.
Ollerton are up to eleventh after Conor Higginson got the only goal of the game at home to Swallownest
are now sixth after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Hallam
who climb to sixteenth, Zak Khalifa breaking the deadlock for the hosts on 35 before Micah Bishop made sure the spoils were shared with twelve minutes remaining.
Photo: Goalmouth action during Campion's 2-1 victory at Armthorpe Welfare in Toolstation NCEL Division One on Saturday. (Picture: Steve Pennock)