Wroxham avoid big guns Whitley Bay

THE Ridgeons League sole representative will have home advantage in the FA Vase semi-final, second leg after today's draw at Soho Square.

THE Ridgeons League sole representative will have home advantage in the FA Vase semi-final, second leg after today's draw at Soho Square. Wroxham, who defeated Needham Market in Saturday's quarter-finals will face Sussex side Whitehawk.

They are top of the Sussex County Football League First Division and have lost just three times in the league all season.

Two second-half goals from Wes Tate earned Whitehawk an FA Vase semi spot with an impressive 3-1 victory over Gresley in the Sixth Round Proper at the Moat Ground .

In the other semi-final, Vase holders Whitley Bay will be away to runaway leaders of the Aspire Midland Alliance League, Barwell or struggling Northern League side Norton and Stockton Ancients whose game fell foul to the elements on Saturday.


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Whitley Bay eased in to the last four of this season's competition with an action-packed 5-1 victory over fellow north-east side Shildon.

After falling behind to an early Danny Richmond strike, Whitley showed why they are among the favourites to win The Vase, for a second successive season, with a flurry of late goals. Paul Chow, David Coulson, Phil Bell and Lee Kerr were all on the scoresheet for Whitley in front of an impressive attendance of 1,505 at Shildon's Dean Street ground.

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A large number of Whitley fans had made the relatively short trip to Shildon for the tie and their supporters went home dreaming of another trip to Wembley after seeing their side come through a closer tie than the scoreline suggests.

Whitley, who defeated Glossop North End in last season's Wembley Final, are enjoying another successful campaign and currently sit second in their league standings.

The two legged ties commence on Saturday, March 27th with the return leg a week later. Semi Final winners will receive �7000.

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