Whitley Bay draw Dunston UTS in FA Vase

The FA Carlsburg Vase.
The FA Carlsburg Vase.

Whitley Bay have been drawn at home to local rivals Dunston UTS in the third round of the FA Vase.

They secured their place in Monday’s draw with a 3-0 win over Runcorn Town at Hillheads on Saturday.

Dunston took over Whitley’s mantle of Vase winners in 2012 and will provide a tough test for Ian Chandler’s side when the teams meet on Saturday, December 7.

The past record in the FA Vase favours Whitley Bay, with all three previous meetings in the competition having gone the way of the coast side.

On two of those occasions, in 2001-02 and 2010-11, Whitley went on to win the competition.

This will be the first time the sides have met in the competition at Hillheads.