Match Preview: West Allotment vs Steeton AFC (FA Vase First Qualifying Round)
After exiting the FA Cup last weekend, West Allotment now turn their attention to this Saturday's FA Vase tie against Steeton AFC.
The winner of the tie will advance to the Second Qualifying Round where Blyth Town will be awaiting the winner at Gateway Park on September 25th. If both West Allotment and Steeton can not be seperated after 90 minutes, the tie will proceed into extra-time and then penalties if necessary until a winner has been determined.
Steeton AFC, nicknamed 'The Chevrons', are based in West Yorkshire in the Metropolitan District of Bradford. They currently play in the North West Counties League First Division North alongside teams such as Bury AFC and AFC Blackpool who were one of West Allotment's pre season opponents.
In the league, Steeton currently sit in 16th position. They have won one, drawn three and lost five of their league games meaning they have accumulated five points so far this season.
Steeton's most recent game was on Wednesday evening as they travelled to AFC Darwen but were defeated 5-2. In last year's FA Vase, Steeton were drawn at home to fellow Northern League side Jarrow where the South Tyneside outfit came out on top. The game finished 2-2 after extra-time and thus went to penalties where Jarrow won 8-9.
Tomorrow's game between the two sides will be the first encounter between us.
It could be quite a depleted squad on Saturday afternoon for West Allotment due to injuries and suspensions.
Both Gee Baltazar and Gilberto Chapim are unavailable due to their suspensions. Michael Trodd is also unavailable.
The game will take place on Saturday September 11th at East Palmersville Sports Pavilion which is located at Palm Court, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne - NE12 9HW.
Kick off is at 3:00pm.
Tickets are priced as follows:
Adults - £6
Concessions - £3
Children accompanied by an adult - FREE
Programmes - £1