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Wembley in store for Kirkley & Pakefield?

PUBLISHED: 12:57 16 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:17 06 July 2010

Mark Boggis

AFTER creating another new chapter in their history books by reaching the third round proper of the FA Vase, Wembley is potentially awaiting for Kirkley & Pakefield FC.

Mark Boggis

AFTER creating another new chapter in their history books by reaching the third round proper of the FA Vase, Wembley is potentially awaiting for Kirkley & Pakefield FC.

The Royals 2-0 home victory over Biggleswade ensured they were in today's third round Vase draw for the first ever time - with Jon Reynolds and Stewart Larter's men set to hit the road in the next round with a trip to either London or Hertfordshire.

This was after K&P were paired with the winner of the Wembley or Hoddesdon Town tie, which is due to be played tomorrow (Tuesday, November 17) after being postponed yesterday (Sunday).

Wembley FC play at Ground Vale Farm, where they currently share with Hendon FC in a 3,000 capacity ground. The Lions play in the Combined Counties Football League Premier Division - Step 5 of the National League System - and after finishing 17th in the league last season they are currently bottom of the table having won two league games out of 14 thus far.

They have twice reached the FA Vase third round in 1999-00 and 2007-08.

Hoddesdon Town FC are the third oldest club in Hertfordshire and they play their home matches at Lowfield. They have a fine history in the FA Vase having been the inaugural winners in 1975.

They were among the founder members of the Spartan South Midlands League in 1997, playing in the Premier Division North, but have since been relegated to Division One of that league.

The Lilywhites also have a 3,000 capacity at their ground with 100 seats. In Division One last season they finished fifth in a league, which is step 6 of the National League System.

They are currently ninth in the league having won eight of their 15 league fixtures.

The next round tie, whoever Kirkley & Pakefield will face, will take place on Saturday, December 5 with the spur of £1,300 being up for grabs for winning clubs.


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