Ryhope take on Dunston UTS this Saturday in the FA Vase Second Qualifying Round.
We welcome the fellow Northern League Division One side to Recreation Park, as the clubs look to progress to the First Round Proper of this season’s Vase.
Colliery Welfare got this season’s Vase campaign underway with a 5-1 demolition of Division Two high-flyers Chester-le-Street, our goals coming from Micky Rae and James Ellis with doubles and Nat Skidmore with one.
Our opponents achieved a 2-0 home victory over Heaton Stannington in their First Qualifying Round.
Dunston UTS have had a great start to their Northern League campaign, sitting sixth, unbeaten with 13 points after five games.
The 2012 FA Vase champions finished three points above us last season in 10th.
In their Vase campaign last season, Dunston UTS reached the Second Round proper where they lost 1-0 at home to Worksop Town.
We exited at the same stage, with a 2-1 defeat at home to City of Liverpool, which followed victories over Guisborough (7-1), Northallerton (2-0 AET) and Harrogate Railway (10-1).
Colliery Welfare faced Dunston away in our final game of the 2017-18 season.
It was a perfect end to the season at the UTS stadium, Ryhope winning 4-2 thanks to goals from Ben Riding, Matty Weirs, and a Thomas Bott double.
However, in last season’s game at Recreation Park, Dunston ran out 3-0 winners.
Venue: Ryhope Recreation Park, SR2 0AB
Date: Saturday, September 15th