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Extra time agony as Boro crash out of Trophy.

Byline: GRAEME HOLLINSHEAD

MIDDLESBROUGH Under-15s are out of the ESFA Inter Association Trophy after going down 2-1 in extra-time to Gateshead in their fourth round clash at Newlands School.

The Boro lads were quick off the mark and they opened the scoring after just five minutes through Nathan Lowe but the Tynesiders quickly hit back to level five minutes later.

The second half was just as closely contested and extra-time was required.

Middlesbrough went agonisingly close to regaining their lead when Lowe hit the post in the second period. But with just two minutes remaining the Tynesiders grabbed the winner.

Middlesbrough Under-14s also suffered disappointment when they suffered an 8-2 reverse against a strong Bishop Auckland side in a Hartlepool Hospital Cup game at the same venue.

The visitors opened the scoring but Middlesbrough hit back to level the scores through Anthony Stephens to send the sides in all square at the break.

Bishop Auckland were quick off the mark at the start of the second half adding another couple to their tally before Middlesbrough pulled a goal back through Billy Rees to trail 3-2. But Bishop Auckland piled on the pressure in the latter stages, smashing in another five goals.

Redcar and Cleveland Under-15s return to action this Saturday with a Yorkshire Trophy group game against Hambleton and Richmond at Laurence Jackson School (kick-off 10.30am).

Redcar and Cleveland Under-14s take on Hambleton and Richmond in a challenge game at the same venue (10.30am).
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 10, 2009
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