Norwich United and Wisbech Town both drawn away from home in fourth round of FA Vase

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Monday, December 9, 2013
12:27 PM

Both Norwich United and Wisbech Town have been drawn away from home in the fourth round of the FA Vase.

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Norwich will travel to Bedfordshire to take on Ampthill Town but Wisbech face a long trip to the north-east to take on Ashington AFC.

All the fourth-round matches are due to be played on Saturday, January 18.

Norwich were the only Norfolk club left in the third round of the Vase and beat Erith Town 3-0 at home on Saturday to reach the fourth round for the first time in the club’s history.

Both clubs look set for tough matches, with Ampthill top of the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division and Ashington currently sixth in Ebac Northern League Division One.

United boss Damian Hilton had been hoping for a home draw but has three players who went to Wembley in the Vase final before to turn to, with Wroxham in 2010, losing 6-1 to Whitley Bay.

“Andy Eastaugh and Gavin Lemmon both played in the final as did Paul Cook, he scored the goal for Wroxham,” Hilton said after Saturday’s victory.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity really but obviously some players do get there more than once, but that’s pie in the sky at the moment.

“The publicity is good and people show an interest in it, the crowd was good (on Saturday) so the further you go the better. You can obviously look no further than the next round though.”

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