FA Vase weekend for Parkgate and Swallownest

PARKGATE and Swallownest fly the flag for Rotherham in the FA Vase tomorrow.

In-form Gate, who have won their last six matches, travel to Manchester to take on Abbey Hey FC in the first round proper while a good crowd is expected at the Miners' Welfare Ground for Swallownest's tie with Birtley Town (both 3pm).


Swallownest were re-instated when Little Breck, who beat them in the last round, were found to have fielded an ineligible player.


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Their latest opponents, from Tyne and Wear, are midtable in their section of the Northern League.

Although Gate's opponents Abbey Hey are having a good season in the North West Counties League and sit third in Division One South, the Steelmen knocked out the current leaders, West Didsbury, in the last round.

We've a full interview with Parkgate manager Andy Dawson in this week's Advertiser.


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