Pictures from Whitley Bay’s dramatic FA Vase win at Wembley

Paul Chow in action for Whitley Bay in their FA Vase win over Coalville Town at Wembley.
Paul Chow in action for Whitley Bay in their FA Vase win over Coalville Town at Wembley.

GOALSCORERS Paul Chow and Lee Kerr wrote themselves as well as their football club into the history books on Sunday as Whitley Bay FC won the FA Vase for a record third consecutive season at Wembley.

Having scored in the previous two finals against Glossop North End and Wroxham in 2009 and 2010 respectively, the two strikers were on target again this year to edge an enthralling final 3-2 over Coalville Town.

Whitley Bay goalscorers Paul Chow (left) and Lee Kerr with the FA Vase.

Whitley Bay goalscorers Paul Chow (left) and Lee Kerr with the FA Vase.

Chow gave the Seahorses an interval lead, but after a Coalville equaliser Kerr restored the holders’ advantage.

But a second Town goal ten minutes before time looked like sending the tie to extra time.

However, in the 85th minute a Kerr free kick hit the bar and Chow forced the ball home to the delight of the fans from North Tyneside.

News Guardian photographer GEMMA MARRINER was there to capture the drama.

Whitley Bay players congratulate goalscorer Paul Chow after his late winner over Coalville Town in the FA Vase final at Wembley.

Whitley Bay players congratulate goalscorer Paul Chow after his late winner over Coalville Town in the FA Vase final at Wembley.

Whitley Bay's Lee Kerr, who scored the second and took the free kick which led to Paul Chow's late winner.

Whitley Bay's Lee Kerr, who scored the second and took the free kick which led to Paul Chow's late winner.

Whitley Bay players celebrate after winning the FA Carlsberg Vase for the third year in a row at Wembley stadium.

Whitley Bay players celebrate after winning the FA Carlsberg Vase for the third year in a row at Wembley stadium.

Whitley Bay celebrate their FA Vase win over Coalville Town.

Whitley Bay celebrate their FA Vase win over Coalville Town.