Preview: West v Ascot United – West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC

Preview: West v Ascot United

West face off against Ascot United in the Sixth Round of the FA Vase, with the winners 90 minutes away from a final date at Wembley.

� Saturday 11th March, 3pm
� FA Vase Sixth Round
� The Step Places Stadium, Brookburn Road, Chorlton, M21 8FE
� Sold out – no admission on the gate
� No parking at the ground – use Hardy Farm, M21 8DP
�️ Programmes on sale for £2
� Commentary on Westlive Radio
⏰ Happy Hour from 1:30pm to 2:30pm and food from 112 Pizza
� Match sponsors: Rosgal, SK Kits (matchball) and Dutch Uncles (programme)

West’s Fifth Round penalty shoot-out win at Coventry Sphinx set up this meeting with Combined Counties Premier Division North leaders Ascot, who booked their place in the last eight with a single-goal win at Bridgwater United.

Both teams go into the weekend on the back of two successive wins – West collecting three points against Kendal Town and Squires Gate, while Ascot saw off Edgware & Kingsbury last weekend before winning at North Greenford United on Tuesday.

The Yellas’ win at North Greenford was their 23rd success in 27 league matches and extended their lead over second-placed Reading City to ten points, though Reading have two games in hand.

For West, this has been a record-breaking Vase run for some time – but Ascot have reached the last eight on two other occasions. In 2012/13 they bowed out after a replay against a side familiar to West supporters in Shildon, before AFC St Austell ended their run two years later.

Other FA Vase Sixth Round ties

Newport Pagnell Town v Atherstone Town
Peacehaven & Telscombe v Cogham Town
Congleton Town v Bury AFC