Pilkington face trip to AFC Liverpool in FA Vase

Pilkington have been drawn away in the third round of the FA Vase - but won't have to travel too far.

Monday, 22nd November 2021, 1:54 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd November 2021, 3:48 pm
Pilks face a derby clash in the FA Vase

They have been paired with NWCL premier division club AFC Liverpool who ground-share with Crosby outfit Marine.

The tie will have to be switched from its pencilled in December 11 date as Marine are at home and, therefore, their fixture takes precedence over ground-sharing AFC Liverpool's tie.

AFC Liverpool is an independent football club set up in 2008 by Anfield fans who were priced out of top flight soccer.

The club is owned by the fans and run by the fans and have quickly made their mark in non-league circles and currently lie 15th in the NWCL Premier Division.

Pilkington have more than an outside chance of progressing a step nearer Wembley and if recent results are anything to go by Dave Tickle's side may, in fact, start favorites.

They knocked NWCL Premier Division Burscough out of the competition at the weekend and the Linnets have already defeated the Liverpudlians 6-4 earlier in the league campaign this season.

Obviously, the Glassmen would have preferred a home tie but at least they are not heading for another part of the country where travelling can sometimes be a bind and the difference between winning and losing.