North Shields head into the FA vase clash with AFC Emley looking to go one better than last years first round appearance. This seasons two wins against Northallerton and Stokesley have brought us thus far, and whilst the Robins go into this game as favourites to progress, we shouldn't underestimate our Yorkshire opposition.
Emley, slayers of Widnes in the last round, play in the NCEL Division One (the second division equivalent of the Northern League) and come into the game on the back of two wins in their last 3 away games. Football games will remember Emley playing at Upton Park in 1998, however this was the former incarnation of the club who moved to Wakefield and dissolved in the summer. The current Emley side formed in 2005 and have worked their way back up the pyramid.
With Newcastle playing early many will likely to arrive nearer kick off time, so supporters are advised to arrive early to avoid queuing. Those fancying a pre or post match pint can go to Chirton Club as as Alcohol is not served at the ground. COME ON THE ROBINS!
Highlights of Shields victory in the last round can be seen here: