Tigers boss dreams of Wembley ahead of FA Vase clash

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Worksop Town boss Mark Shaw is dreaming of a trip to Wembley in the FA Vase, having never even visited the world famous stadium.

Shaw takes his men to Long Eaton United tomorrow, knowing that they’re seven wins away from the final.

It’s a big competition for Tigers, one that could earn them over £40,000 if they were to win it.

While Shaw would obviously welcome a cash boost of that magnitude – enough to pay next season’s overheads – he admits he has personal ambitions for this competition.

“I’ve never been to Wembley,” he said.

“Never went as a player, I’ve never been as a manager, and I had tickets to go for the England versus Holland game with my family but the London riots forced the game to be cancelled.”

“It would be a dream come true if we were to go all the way through the Vase to the final.”

With a tough first round fixture away at a side thus far unbeaten in their Midland League Premier Division fixtures, Shaw is treating the Vase with respect.

“I’m taking this very seriously – it will be a tough game and a good test for us.”

“Hopefully we’ll take another big crowd with us, there’ll be a great atmosphere and we’ll go and play our football and try to get a result.”