Home tie for Glossop North End against more local opposition.

Glossop North End’s reward for beating Billingham Town is a home tie against  Runcorn Town.

Runcorn Town is one of two sides in the Cheshire town designated as a New Town in the early-1960s. The other side is Runcorn Linnets, formed by fans of Runcorn, the one time Conference club who had an unhappy sojourn in Widnes prior to folding. Runcorn Town were formed in 1968 as Mond Rangers, as a Sunday league side before trying Saturday football in 1973. They merged with the ICI Weston team in 1974. For them, this is the  second time they reached the last 32 of the F.A. Vase repeating last year’s feat. At present, Runcorn Town are top of the North West Counties League Premier Division, on 39 points after 19 games. Glossop North End are three points adrift of their F.A. Vase opponents with a game in hand.

The Town began their campaign with a 2 – 0 win against Glasshoughton Welfare. A sense of Groundhog Day may be felt by both sets of fans as they lock horns again the following week in the North West Counties League.

Staveley Miners’ Welfare are away to Squires Gate, whereas Askern Villa face West Auckland Town. Rewarded with a home tie after their drubbing of Barnoldswick Town is Spennymoor Town. They entertain Ashington, who pulled off a shock F.A. Cup Third Qualifying Round win against Guiseley.

Third Round Proper fixtures (03 December 2011):

  • Squires Gate v Staveley Miners’ Welfare;
  • Askern Villa v West Auckland Town;
  • Spennymoor Town v Ashington;
  • Glossop North End v Runcorn Town;

Next Time

F.A. Vase Third Round Proper results: could Glossop North End overcome Runcorn Town? All will be revealed…

S.V., 19 November 2011.

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