FA Vase: Tigers drawn against North West Counties Premier high fliers Glossop North End

Andrew Tinker jumps for the ball.
Andrew Tinker jumps for the ball.

Worksop Town have been handed another home draw in the FA Vase – but it’s expected to be yet another tough encounter.

Tigers will face North West Counties Premier League high fliers Glossop North End, at Sandy Lane on Saturday 17th January.

The winners will not only pick up £2,000, but will find themselves just three rounds away from a Wembley appearance.

It’s the fourth time in four rounds that Worksop have met opposition from a different league.

But Worksop Town cannot afford to start thinking about a trip to the national stadium just yet.

Glossop North End are second in their division, a league that is at the same level as Worksop’s current home, the NCEL Premier.

The Derbyshire men might be 12 points behind league leaders Runcorn Linnets, but they have an ominous five games in hand.

Kieran Lugsden, a former Buxton marksman well known to Worksop fans, has hit the net 15 times for Glossop this season – and he’s only their third most prolific player.

The two sides have only met once before in their history, and that was back in September 1982 in the FA Cup when Worksop won 5-2.

To get to the fourth round,, Glossop have overcome West Didsbury & Chorlton, Ryhope CW and 1874 Northwich.

In 2009 they reached the final of the competition, where they lost 2-0 to Whitley Bay in front of over 12,000 supporters, their best performance in the FA Vase.