Alnwick Town call on fans for FA Vase tie

Alnwick Town FC news and match reports.
Alnwick Town FC news and match reports.

Alnwick Town is calling on people to come and support the club in one of their most important games of the past 30 years.

The black ‘n’ whites are looking forward to tomorrow’s visit of St Helens in the second round proper of the FA Vase – the furthest they have been since 1975/6.

In October, Alnwick won 5-3 over Pickering Town to win their second-qualifying-round clash before receiving a bye in the first round proper.

The FA Vase involved some 800 teams in August/September and Alnwick are now playing in the second round proper, equivalent to the fourth round, as one of 128 teams.

St Helens play in the North West Premier League, similar to the Ebac Northern League, Division One – one tier above Alnwick – and at the moment are lying 17th out of 22 teams.

The club is under no illusions that it will be a hard game, but believe they can win it and would like to have a bit of help from more home supporters.

Admission prices to St James’ Park are the usual £5 for adults and £3 conc, with programmes on sale for £1.

For those new to coming to an Alnwick Town match, there are various light refreshments and pies on sale in the Tea Hut, situated on the left once you come into the ground. The clubhouse will also be open.