Pilks to face Burscough in FA Vase second round
Pilkington have been drawn at home to Burscough in the second round of the FA Vase - and by an ironic twist of fate the club formed by my late uncle, Johnny Baldwin, after the end of the Second World War.
It will be a tough task for the Ruskin Drive outfit against opponents with a rich history of success and in 2003 under the management of former Aston Villa defender Shaun Teale lifted the FA Trophy with a 2-1 victory over Tamworth, having entered the competition as 400/1 outsiders.
The Linnets are currently ninth in the NWCL first division and in the last round on Saturday defeated Garforth United 6-5 on penalties.
They have been in tip-top form recently and are unbeaten in their last four outings. which coincided with Paul Bowes taking over the coaching reins.
The competition, in which the final will be staged at Wembley, is now down to the last 112 clubs country-wide
Winners of the Pilks-Burscough tie, which will be played next month, will pick up prize money of £900.