So, tonight is our last chance in Cup competitions this season. Been a funny Cup year, starting with a great win in a Ryhope derby in the FA Cup, the first ever FA Cup meeting between the clubs as far as anybody knows, and followed by that astonishing match down at Clitheroe, 6-6, not a common scoreline. If it had gone to extra time there is little doubt we would have won it, well on top and playing nine men, but even so I doubt if anybody expected us to lose the replay with a much stronger side out. There you go though.
The Vase was a roller coaster, tight game against our old foes from Bridlington and then a super day out at Garstang, one of the best of the many good trips we have had in recent seasons, or so I am informed, and followed by a cracker of a match down at Shildon. Then West Auckland.