Whickham 6-0 Campion
Whickham stormed into the 2nd Qualifying Round of the Isuzu FA Vase after dispatching Yorkshire outfit Campion.
A Nathan Stephenson double and Cal Patton wonderstrike gave The Lang Jacks a strong lead going into the break.
The lead doubled in the second half via a Scott Robson hat-trick.
The 6-0 scoreline is Whickham’s biggest ever win in the FA Vase.
Whickham were quickly out of the blocks and after 90 seconds in the lead as Dan Marriott cut the ball back to the edge of the box where Nathan Stephenson was waiting to strike hard and low into the bottom corner.
The visitors almost equalised after a quarter of an hour as Aidan Kirby crossed in and found Patrick Sykes who’s diving header bounced just wide.
Five minutes later Stephenson got his second as he curled in a beauty of a free kick from 25 yards into the top corner.
The Bradford-based team almost halved the deficit five minutes before half-time as they hit the bar twice within seconds following a cross that was headed and then the rebound headed too before it was cleared to safety.
Just a minute before the break the lead was three and it was another stunning strike.
Callum Patton brought down the ball after it had been cleared out of the box, and struck sweetly on the half-volley from 25 yards into the roof of the net.
Minutes after the restart Scott Robson got the first of his trio as Callum Munro squared the ball to him inside the area and our number 9 backheeled the ball into the corner of the net.
His second came just after the hour mark as a defensive mix up allowed for Robson to capitalise as he took his man on and calmly slotted into the bottom corner.
The hat-trick was completed soon after as Robson latched onto a long ball in behind which he beat Sam Bradley to and rounded goalkeeper Bradley Emmerson before passing into the empty net.
Whickham XI: Dawson (Steavens 46’); Johnson, Agnew, Galbraith (K.Patton 57’), Lincoln-Barrow (Howard 66’), Marriott; Richardson, C.Patton, Stephenson; Robson, Munro.
Unused subs: I.Gamblin, Peareth, Roberts.
Man of the Match: Scott Robson
Referee: David Fittes