Football: Koral is Congleton hero with extra-time winner
MICHAEL Koral was Congleton Town's hero as he popped up with an extra-time goal to take them into the third round of the League Challenge Cup.
Tim Drohan (41) and Richard Bailey (47) had earlier scored for the Bears, but visitors Atherton LR didn't let them have it all their own way and scored twice themselves to make it 2-2 after 90 minutes.
However, Koral popped up with a winning goal in the 114th minute of the match.
Alsager Town left it late, but they too are in the hat for the third-round draw with a 3-0 home victory over Squires Gate.
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The match was heading for a goalless draw, but Town upped the ante in the last 10 minutes to win it.
James Marrow broke the deadlock in the 80th minute, followed by a goal from Sam Aspinall in the 89th.
Leigh Skellern netted a third just a few minutes later to make the tie safe.
Life doesn't get any easier for Stone Dominoes as they crashed 5-0 at home to Maine Road.
Tom Bentham was their destroyer-in-chief with a hat-trick.
Norton United lost 3-1 at West Didsbury & Chorlton, with Keiran Ball netting their only goal in the 39th minute.
Leek CSOB travelled into Lancashire to take on AFC Darwen in a first-round game but were beaten 3-0.
There was, however, some good news for Eccleshall as they finally got their league season up and running with their first win of the season.
They travelled to play Nelson, five places above them in the table, and returned with a 4-0 victory under their belts.
The victory however, failed to lift them off the bottom.
Tom Wakefield was a hat-trick hero for Eccleshall, with goals in the 13th, 50th and 61st minute, while Dan Jones added the fourth 10 minutes from time.
ROCESTER picked up a Midland Alliance League point in a 1-1 draw at Stratford Town.