PICS: Spennymoor Town Head To Wembley
4 May 2013, 06:00
North East football team Spennymoor Town are heading to Wembley to play Tunbridge Wells in the FA Vase final.
Bus loads of Moors fans are making the 500 mile round trip to London to go and cheer on Northern League team Spennymoor Town in the final of the FA Vase.
The team booked its place at Wembley, beating Guernsey FC in the semi-final last month.
Club manager, Jason Ainsley, said:
"The pressure was to get to Wembley, you can win the league every year, but people want to get to a final.
Now we're looking forward to what will be a big occasion for the players and fans, hopefully we can bring the trophy back to Spennymoor where I think it belongs."
Northern League teams have won the last four FA Carlsberg Vase competitions.
Whitley Bay claimed a hat-trick of Final victories from 2009 to 2011 and then Dunston UTS lifted the trophy at Wembley last year to maintain an impressive run for north-east outfits.
Neither Spennymoor Town nor Tunbridge Wells have appeared in a Vase Final before, or played at the world-famous Wembley Stadium.
It will be a very special day for the players and the fans of both clubs with a big crowd of over 12,000 expected.
The Moors went out at the Third Round stage last season, 2-0 at home to Ashington, while The Wells cleared one more hurdle before losing 1-0 at home to St Ives Town.
Kick off's at 3pm.