Thursday, 22 January 2015
THE FA VASE - FIFTH ROUND PROPER
There are, as ever at this stage of the competition, some long trips for the club's involved. Stanway Rovers who last got to the fifth round in 2007/08 when they lost to Coventry Sphinx make the 680 mile round trip from Essex to Cornwall and back again to face AFC St Austell who recorded an impressive 2-3 win at Greenwich Borough in the last round.
Phoenix Sports are certainly clocking up the miles. They travelled to Bodmin Town in the last round now go North instead of South to play North Shields.
BetVictor make North Shields the current favourites at 4/1 followed by Dunston UTS (6/1), Tadcaster Albion (7/1), Shaw Lane Aquaforce (8/1) and Erith & Belvedere at 14/1.
It is the best season for North Shields for many a year. They are current Division Two Champions of the Northern League and this is there best run in the Vase in their history. They are currently top of Division One and are certainly title contenders alongside West Auckland Town, Guisborough Town, Marske United and others.
Saturday 24th February
Remaining Fourth Round Games
SHAW LANE AQUAFORCE v WALSALL WOOD
CHADDERTON v AFC MANSFIELD
WORKSOP TOWN v GLOSSOP NORTH END
TUNBRIDGE WELLS v HIGHWORTH TOWN
Saturday 7th February
Fifth Round Proper
BRADFORD TOWN v HIGHWORTH TOWN/TUNBRIDGE WELLS
AFC ST AUSTELL v STANWAY ROVERS
ASCOT UNITED v NORWICH UNITED
WALSALL WOOD/SHAW LANE AQUAFORCE v FLACKWELL HEATH
WORKSOP TOWN/GLOSSOP NORTH END v DUNSTON UTS
HOLBEACH UNITED v ERITH & BELVEDERE
NORTH SHIELDS v PHOENIX SPORTS
CHADDERTON/AFC MANSFIELD v TADCASTER ALBION