The Miners came into this clash on the back of a great away performance at Radford in the week and started well against their step 5 opposition having the majority of the play.
The first shot on target was on 18 minutes when Ruben Wiggins-Thomas did well on the left and he cut inside of his man but his effort was straight at the keeper. Just 4 minutes later the hosts nearly scored a great team goal. Ross McCaughey played a superb pass to Wiggins-Thomas who beat his man and his cross was headed wide by the onrushing Jamie Lloyd.
But on 26 minutes Gedling made their domination count, Tyrell Shannon-Lewis did well to win the ball back and he played it to Kuwsi Ofushine who played a great ball through to Jack Jepson who fired his effort in off the post from 20 yards to give the hosts a deserved 1-0 lead.
The 2nd half began as the first finished and Gedling had a golden chance to double their lead. Wiggins-Thomas burst 1v1 with the keeper but he forced hid effort straight at him and Jepson smashed the rebound wide from 12 yards.
With an hour gone the visitors levelled, after a pass split the Gedling backline the full back slotted the ball past Richardson from 8 yards however, he looked to be in a offside position and Gedling were unhappy with the decision.
Things went from bad to worse for the hosts as on 72 minutes they fell behind. Adrian Hawes produced a great block to deny the forward but from the resulting corner the ball was flicked past Richardson and Easington led 2-1.
With the game nearing its conclusion Jepson had a great chance to level the score. He beat his man in the box but could only fire his effort straight at the keeper from 12 yards and that was the final chance as Gedling exit the UCL cup.
Report by Ryan Nice
Louis Richardson, Sol Miller (Josh Stevenson 32’), Paolo Piliero, Ross McCaughey (Exauce Nsiala 85’), Adrain Hawes, Kieran Harrison, Jamie Lloyd,