OSSETT Albion missed out on a lucrative date with Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup First Round after falling to a 4-1 defeat at Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday.
The Dimple Wells club had led at the Horsfall Stadium in the Fourth Qualifying Round but Blue Square Bet North Avenue battled back to run out emphatic winners to book a date with npower League One Rovers.
Evo-Stik Division 1 North Albion more than held their own for the first half-hour in Bradford and their reward was a 34th-minute opener through Thomas Corner.
Avenue’s response was instant as James Knowles levelled to send the sides into half-time level.
Alex Davidson gave the hosts the lead for the first time ten minutes after the restart but Albion were still in the game until six minutes from time when Tyrone Gay’s own goal gave Avenue a two-goal cushion.
Davidson bagged his second in the 90th minute to make it an emphatic, and somewhat flattering victory for John Deacey’s men.
Albion can still look back on an impressive run in the prestigious competition, having progressed through four rounds, including two wins against higher-division opponents, and pocketing a welcome £16,750 in prize money along the way.
Wakefield FC continue to search for their first home win of the season in Division 1 North after losing 2-1 at home against Ramsbottom United.
Paul Lines’s men went into the game with back-to-back away wins under their belt and led 1-0 after just eight minutes through Micah Bleau.
The Bears held on to the lead until just after the hour mark when Mark Ayres levelled for the visitors and then Bleau scored an own goal to give United all three points.
Ossett Town drew 1-1 with Clitheroe at Stade France.
Alex Johnson fired the Lancashire side into a 28th-minute lead but Simon Baldry rescued a point for Craig Elliott’s men with eight minutes to go.
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