The FA Cup - First Round
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Norton United 0-4 Gateshead

Gateshead's Rob Ramshaw hit a hat-trick as Norton United's FA Cup journey was brought to an abrupt end, exiting at home to the Conference side.

The Potteries side, in the first round proper for the first time, were a goal down inside 11 minutes when Alex Rodman fired in the opener from close range.

Striker Ramshaw then struck twice in four minutes just before the break, completing his treble late on.

Norton's cup run has still brought in almost £50,000 in FA Cup prize money.

Heads up for The Head
Gateshead were through to the first round for the fifth time in six seasons but, in that run, they have only once gone beyond that stage (in 2011/12).

The Evo-Stik League Division One side were playing their eighth game since their cup run began in the preliminary round in August.

Along with Warrington Town, conquerors of Exeter City on Friday night, they were one of two teams left in from the eighth tier of English football.

Line-ups

Norton United

  • 1Roberts
  • 2Green
  • 5ClarksonSubstituted forSmithat 75'minutes
  • 6Beaumont
  • 3Fogg
  • 7Blackhurst
  • 4WinkleSubstituted forSkellernat 61'minutes
  • 8McDonaldSubstituted forHawthorneat 75'minutes
  • 11Baker
  • 9Cropper
  • 10Lennon

Substitutes

  • 12Hawthorne
  • 13Fletcher
  • 14Smith
  • 15Skellern
  • 16Bradbury
  • 17Skellern
  • 18Dawson

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 16Baxter
  • 5Curtis
  • 6Clark
  • 21Anderton
  • 7Oster
  • 8Turnbull
  • 25PattisonSubstituted forJonesat 55'minutes
  • 12Ramshaw
  • 29WrightSubstituted forRankineat 55'minutes
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forGuyat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 3Wilson
  • 10Guy
  • 13Baird
  • 15Allan
  • 19Rankine
  • 20Caskey
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
1,762

Match Stats

Home TeamNorton UnitedAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norton United 0, Gateshead 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norton United 0, Gateshead 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Rankine (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tom Fogg (Norton United).

  5. Post update

    Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Lennon (Norton United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Glyn Blackhurst (Norton United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Chris Baker (Norton United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by John Oster (Gateshead).

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rankine (Gateshead).

  12. Post update

    Ben Clarkson (Norton United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Norton United. Conceded by James Curtis.

  14. Post update

    Foul by John Oster (Gateshead).

  15. Post update

    Rob Hawthorne (Norton United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Oster (Gateshead) header from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead. Conceded by Daniel Roberts.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Lewis Guy replaces Alex Rodman.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Norton United. Richard Smith replaces Ben Clarkson.