The Big Club’s dreams All England Cup glory were dashed at the first hurdle when Jason Steele’s side were comfortably beaten on Sunday.
Aycliffe WMC were dumped out of the FA Carlsberg Sunday Cup at Newton Aycliffe FC’s Moore Lane Park, with Winlaton Commercial gaining revenge for last season’s defeat at the same stage last season.
Aycliffe were given an early boost when Winlaton’s David Fitzpatrick was red carded for an awful lunge on Lewis Wing as early as the third minute.
There was a scare for the hosts in the 11th minute when Steven Aiston had ball in the net, but adjudged offside, from Ross Peareth’s square pass.
Scott Martindale had Aycliffe ‘keeper Gareth Young at full stretch from 25 yards, with Young saving for a corner, but he couldn’t deny the visitors’ opening goal after 27 minutes.
A free-kick was sent into the box and Martindale’s floated header from 16 yards deceived Young and drops under the bar.
Lewis Wing’s 49th minute free-kick was deflected narrowly wide, and Winlaton doubled their lead in the 51st minute when Darren Griffiths was penalised for handball in the area, and Martindale converted.
Winlaton made it three just five minutes later when Will Kelly was caught in possession and Mark Fitzpatrick ran from halfway before slotting past Young.
Former Aycliffe forward Warren Byrne stung the palms of Ian Gray in the visitors’ goal in the 72nd minute before Winlaton’s Aiston hit the post following a strong solo run with 10 minutes to go.
The Club’s consolation goal came in the 83rd minute after Mark Wood won a penalty and Byrne slotted with a cheeky spot-kick.
Aycliffe WMC: Young, Robinson (DiMambro), Wood, Jackson (Wright), Griffiths, Kelly, Hansen (Houlahan), Owen, Byrne, Wing, Cooper.