Town learn FA Vase fate

Morpeth Town will play Eastbourne United AFC in the next round of The FA Vase.
Morpeth Town will play Eastbourne United AFC in the next round of The FA Vase.
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MORPETH Town will make the long journey south to face Eastbourne United AFC in the fifth round of The FA Vase.

It comes after the Sussex County Football League side chalked up a thrilling 7-2 extra-time victory over Hanworth Villa in the fourth round this afternoon.

United raced into a 2-0 lead, but Villa battled back to level the scores, meaning the game finished 2-2 at the end of the 90 minutes.

But Eastbourne proved too strong and scored five in extra-time to set up a clash with Morpeth.

Dryer scored a hat-trick for the victors, in a game which was halted temporarily in the second-half because of torrential rain.

Morpeth Town, of the Northern League, made it through to the last 16 of the competition last Saturday, as Michael Chilton’s hat-trick inspired them to a 3-0 victory over Westfields.

The Highway Men will be contesting the fifth round for the first time in their history.

The fixture is scheduled for Saturday, February 15.

The winner will go into the hat for the quarter-final, keeping dreams of reaching the Wembley final alive.