FA Vase: In-form Tadcaster Albion have Wembley in their sights

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TADCASTER ALBION chairman Matt Gore says he and the club are dreaming of a trip to Wembley – with the Brewers just four rounds away from a trip to the home of football in the FA Vase final.

Tad are flying the flag for the region on Saturday when they host Midland League Premier Division outfit Brocton FC in the fourth round, with the bookies rating Paul Marshall’s side as 8-1 second favourites to win the competition.

Tad are hoping to attract a big crowd to Saturday’s game at the i2i Stadium, with the club seeking a league and vase double, with the high-fliers having topped the NCEL Premier Division for most of the season.

Gore said: “It’s been a fantastic season so far, and we’ve still got so much to look forward to.

“The chance to go to Wembley would really just be the icing on the cake.

“Our fans have been brilliant, and we’ve been getting record away attendances that the club has never seen before in its 123-year history.

“We would love nothing more than to give them the chance to go to Wembley.

“It’s a huge deal for the players and the coaching staff too, and I know they will be doing everything they can to get us into the fifth round.”

Opponents Brocton are based near Stafford and currently lie in 17th place in their division.

But despite the visitors’ status, Brewers boss Marshall, pictured inset, insists his team will be taking nothing for granted.

He said: “Getting to Wembley has been one of our goals since the beginning of the season, and the closer we get, the more real our dream becomes.

“It doesn’t matter who we play or what the opposition’s league form is like. All that matters is that we do the job and get through to the next round.

“I won’t need to say too much to motivate the lads in the dressing room. They all know what a massive occasion a Wembley final would be.

“We just need everybody to come down on Saturday and give them that extra boost.”