THE two phoenix clubs left in the FA Vase will face off in the semi-finals after Hereford and Salisbury were paired against each other in this morning’s draw.
Hereford needed a last minute goal from John Mills in extra time to see off Camberley Town 3-2 on Saturday while Salisbury beat Ashford United 3-0.
Hereford boss Peter Beadle said: “It has been a fantasy ride up until now and it’s all been down to the supporters – they’ve been phenomenal.”
Salisbury manager Steve Claridge added: “Hereford, as well as us, started this season with nothing. If we win our leagues, we’ll then go into the Trophy so this is a golden opportunity with the Vase.”
In the other semi, it’s still undecided who will face who. Bowers & Pitsea drew 3-3 with Kidlington in their quarter-final thriller and will replay on Saturday.
The winner of that tie will take on either Morpeth Town or Bristol Manor Farm. Their quarter-final game was called off at the weekend and they will also try again on Saturday.
The semi-finals are two-legged, with the first ties taking place on Saturday, March 12 and the return fixtures seven days later on Saturday, March 19. Winners will receive £6,000 from the FA’s prize fund and book a place at Wembley.
Full FA Vase semi-final draw:
Hereford v Salisbury
Bowers & Pitsea/Kidlington v Morpeth Town/Bristol Manor Farm