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FA Cup: Will Ramsay screamer earns Armthorpe Welfare replay against Liversedge

Will Ramsay celebrates his equaliser.
Will Ramsay celebrates his equaliser.

Debutant Will Ramsay’s stunning equaliser earned Armthorpe Welfare a 1-1 draw and replay against Premier Division Liversedge in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup.

Welfare were not at their best in the first half and the visitors put them under a lot of pressure.

Goalmouth action.

Goalmouth action.

It came as no surprise when Liversedge grabbed the lead just before the half hour mark, although Armthorpe had two chances to clear the ball before Roy Foggarty eventually tapped in from six yards.

A new-look Armthorpe side containing several new signings looked far stronger in the second half, particularly after the introduction of substitute Craig Aspinall on 54 minutes.

James Walker was not far away with a speculative long range strike before Welfare did grab the equaliser on 65 minutes.

Ramsay latched onto a high ball some 30 yards out where the attacking midfielder struck a sensational volley that dipped over the Liversedge goalkeeper and just under the crossbar.

The visitors almost regained the lead with a deflected shot that went just wide of the post from the dangerous Foggarty.

But it was Welfare that should have won it in the last ten minutes.

Firstly Liam Radford went round the goalkeeper but was forced wide and his cross was cut out.

Armthorpe went closer still in the 88th minute when Craig Morley got his head to a free-kick only to see the ball bounce to safety off the inside of the post.

Then in the first minute of stoppage time substitute James Handley went past the keeper but from a tight angle put his shot into the side netting.

The replay takes place tomorrow night.

Maltby Main fell at the first hurdle, losing 4-1 at North West Counties League side Cammell Laird.