Change of FA Vase opponents for West – West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC

Change of FA Vase opponents for West

We will now travel to Whitley Bay in the FA Vase Third Round Proper, after Prestwich Heys were removed from the competition.

Heys edged out Whitley Bay on penalties in the Second Round, but an FA investigation found that they fielded an ineligible player in both the First Round and the Second Round. As a result, the Seahorses have been reinstated into the competition.

Whitley Bay play in the Northern League Division One, at the same level as West, and currently lie in second place. They are the most successful club in FA Vase history, having lifted the trophy on four occasions – most recently in 2011, beating Coalville Town to complete a hat-trick of consecutive final wins.

The date for the tie remains as Saturday 3rd December, with kick-off at 3pm.