ECCLESHILL United's fine run in the FA Youth Cup came to an end in midweek, as they were beaten 3-1 at home to Altrincham in the first round proper.

Alty took the lead after 15 minutes. Matty Sumner flicked on a Theo Donachie free-kick, and Alex Goulden was there to control and finish.

The visitors went further ahead just after the break, with Goulden converting from the penalty spot after an Eccleshill foul in the box.

The skilful David Bayoh gave the Young Eagles hope when he pulled one back, but Luigi Mongan killed the game off as a contest with 15 minutes left when he fired home a superb free-kick.

In a lovely touch, Mongan celebrated his goal by revealing a T-shirt paying tribute to former teammate and friend Jeremy Wisten, who sadly passed away recently at the age of just 17.

The defeat for Eccleshill means they will not be joining Bradford City and Guiseley in the second round.

The Bantams youngsters will be going up against Carlisle after the Cumbrians beat Chester 3-2 on Wednesday.

Guiseley will be taking on Cambridge United. They drew 1-1 with Northampton in midweek, before going on to win an epic penalty shootout 11-10.

Those second round games are due to go ahead by November 21. The official ruling is that games between "elite sides" can still go ahead during the new national lockdown.

City, Guiseley, Carlisle and Cambridge are all deemed "elite", with their senior teams playing in the National League North or South or above.

But ties that do feature any non-elite teams will have to be played at a later date, with some first round games that have still yet to be played falling foul of the ruling.

It remains to be seen how this will affect the scheduling of the FA Youth Cup going forward, given that some teams could find themselves in the third round, while some are still to play first round games.