Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Skilltrainingltd Northern League/fa Vase

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Skilltrainingltd Northern League/fa Vase

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Byline: MALCOLM PRATT

FOUR sides from the Skilltrainingltd Northern League will carry the flag in the Fourth Round of the FA Vase this afternoon but only Dunston Federa tion have home advantage.

The FA are bringing their Roadshow to Federation Park and anyone can have their picture taken with the Trophy free of charge between noon and kick-off.

"It's an added attraction before a massive game for the club. We have lost just once, to Whitby Town in the FA Cup since August but it will be a whole new ball game today against Chalfont St Peter," said manager Perry Briggs who welcomes the return of Mark O'Bern and Jack Burns.

"A fortnight ago I got to their ground only for the match to be called off half an hour before kick off and last Saturday I was 20 miles south of Scotch Corner when I heard that their game had again been postponed. We are going into today's tie blind but if we maintain the form we have shown during the last four months or so, we'll be in with a shout.

"Make no mistake we are up for the task."

Last season's beaten semi finalists Whitley Bay are in Liverpool for their tie with Bootle and boss Ian Chandler is confident his side can continue to make progress .

He said: "We have won nine of our last 10 games and kept clean sheets in the last six so we are in good form. Although Andy Hay is cup tied and Darren Timmons injured, I'm delighted to have Lee Picton, Leon Ryan and Damon Robson in the squad."

Spennymoor Town go to Leicester for their game with Coalville Town while Second Division Marske United take on VCD Athletic in Kent.

First Division leaders Consett have the opportunity to extend their lead with nearest rivals Spennymoor Town on cup duty. The Steelmen visit bottom-of-the-table Bishop Auckland who are five points from safety after losing heavily in midweek.

Sunderland Nissan will go second if they defeat Newcastle Benfield on Wearside. Manager Wilf Constantine has a full pool of players on standby as he attempts to engineer a third consecutive victory following three defeats on the bounce. …

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