BRADFORD (Park Avenue)'s poor record in the FA Cup over the last few years continued on Saturday, as they were mauled 6-2 at Gateshead.

The second qualifying round clash was an even contest for an hour, with the scores locked at 1-1, before three goals in five minutes took the game away from the visitors.

Gateshead added two more late on, before Isaac Marriott smashed home an injury-time screamer to at least give Bradford a consolation.

Greg Olley opened the scoring for the hosts from a free-kick after 18 minutes, before Avenue equalised in bizarre circumstances just before the break.

Marriott robbed the Gateshead defender in a dangerous position, with the ball breaking to Akeel Francis.

He laid the ball back to Marriott, who knocked the ball home, but there was some confusion, as the assistant flagged for offside.

The referee overruled him though and gave the goal, and a superb save in first half injury-time from Johnny Saltmer kept Avenue on level terms going into the interval.

After a tame start to the second half, a Gateshead blitz blew the visitors away emphatically.

Dan Ward curled home a fine effort from 20 yards out to make it 2-1 to the hosts after 63 minutes, before the prolific Macaulay Langstaff found himself one-on-one with Saltmer moments later.

The former Avenue loanee poked his effort beyond the onrushing keeper to make it 3-1.

Matty Jacob's bullet header from a free-kick made it 4-1 after 68 minutes, and in the blink of an eye, it was game over.

Luke Rawson fired over the bar for Avenue, before Jacob scored a carbon copy of his earlier goal to make it five for Gateshead.

Ex-Bantams winger Dylan Mottley-Henry then had a shot well saved by the home goalkeeper Jacob Chapman, before striker Adam Campbell scored Gateshead's sixth.

Marriott had the last word, in injury-time, firing home a belter from 25 yards, but it was far too little, far too late, for Mark Bower's side.

Guiseley had a better day in the FA Cup, progressing after a 1-0 win at Colne, Jordan Thewlis grabbing a late winner.

Farsley Celtic had a stinker though, losing 3-0 to lower league opposition in City of Liverpool.