Road to Wembley

North Shields players and fans celebrate a spot at Wembley in the FA Vase after their semi final win over Highworth Town.
North Shields players and fans celebrate a spot at Wembley in the FA Vase after their semi final win over Highworth Town.

North Shields’ FA Vase adventure started last September in North Yorkshire with the trip to London just rewards.

The Robins have won all ten games played enroute to the final, scoring a total of 29 goals in the process – notching four on five occasions.

Striker Gateth Bainbridge is the club’s leading scoring in the competition with 16 goals.

Now the players and fans can look forward to a final against Glossop North End at Wembley on May 5.

The Road to Wembley:-

• September 6, 2014:

Northallerton Town 0 NORTH SHIELDS 1 (Dan Smart)

• October 4, 2014:

Stokesley 2 NORTH SHIELDS 4 (Gareth Bainbridge 4)

• November 1, 2014:

NORTH SHIELDS 4 AFC Emley 2 (Gareth Bainbridge 2, James Luccock, Dean Holmes )

• November 22, 2014:

Sunderland RCA 0 NORTH SHIELDS 3 (Gareth Bainbridge 3)

• December 6, 2014:

Seaham Red Star 2 NORTH SHIELDS 4 (Gareth Bainbridge 2, Ben Richardson 2)

• January 17, 2015:

NORTH SHIELDS 4 Consett 1 (Gareth Bainbridge 2, Denver Morris, James Luccock )

• February 7, 2014:

NORTH SHIELDS 4 Phoenix Sports 1 (Gareth Bainbridge 2, Ben Richardson, Dean Holmes )

• February 28, 2015:

(Quarter final)

Erith & Belvedere 0 NORTH SHIELDS 2 (Dean Holmes, Adam Forster)

• March 21, 2015:

(Semi final first leg)

Highworth Town 0 NORTH SHIELDS 1 (Dean Holmes)

• March 28, 2015:

(Semi final second leg)

NORTH SHIELDS 2 Highworth Town 0 (Gareth Bainbridge, Dean Holmes).

• May 5, 2015:

(Final)

Glossop North End v NORTH SHIELDS