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FA Vase

FA Vase history from 2010 onwards.

To view our FA Vase games prior to 2010 please visit http://www.clubarchives.co.uk/

SeasonRoundTeamH/AF : AScorers
2010-111WashingtonH2 : 0Bulford 2.

2AFC EmleyH4 : 0Dixon, Harkin, Hepplewhite, Preen.

3Heather St JohnH2 : 0Bulford 2.

4Runcorn TownA3 : 1Bulford 3.

5Stansted FCA2 : 0Bulford, Harkin.

6Whitley Bay  H1 : 2Bulford.
2011-20122Blackwell MWH12 : 1Brooking, Bulford 3, Cattanach, Goodard 3, McAndrew 2,  Shaw, Swailes

3ParkgateH3 : 1Bulford, Goddard 2

4Wisbech TownA2 : 2Bulford, McAndrew.  (AET)

4Wisbech TownH3 : 1.Bulford 2, Goddard.

5Bethnal Green UnitedH3 : 0Bulford, Shaw 2.

6Peterborough North StarA4 : 3Bulford 2, Cattanach, Young

SFStaveley MWH1 : 0Bulford.   Att 975

SFStaveley MWA2 : 2Bulford, Goddard

FinalWest AucklandA2 : 0Bulford 2.
2012-132West AucklandH5 : 0Bulford 2, Galbraith (P), McAndrew, Teasdale

3Norton UnitedA2 : 0Bulford, Teasdale.

4Tunbridge WellsA0 : 1 -
2013-142Crook TownH2 : 1Burrell, Kane.

3Whitley BayA2 : 0McAndrew,  Own Goal.

4Coleshill  FCH2 : 1Burrell, Goddard. (a.e.t)

5Brightlingsea RegentH5 : 0Bulford 3, McAndrew, Wightman.

6West AucklandH0 : 1 -
2014-152Guisborough TownH2 : 1Bulford, Coulson.

3Whitley BayA2 : 1Coulson, Harrison.

4Heanor TownA1 : 0Bulford

5Glossop North EndA2 : 2Bulford, Ormston

5Glossop North EndH1 : 3Ormston. 
2015-162Whitley BayA2 : 1Morien 2.

3Seaham Red  Star @ConsettH1 : 0Morien.

4Coleshill Town  (aet 1-1)A3 : 1Burrell, Guerin, Richardson.

5Ashford UnitedA1  1Lokonga-Guerin.

5Ashford UnitedH2 : 3Morien, Richardson.
2016-172Hemsworth   MWH3 : 1Burrell 2, Capewell.

3Sunderland RCAH1 : 3Drane.
2017-181QRBarnoldswick TownA1 : 0Heslop.

2QRWashington FCH5 : 0Burrell 2, Fitzpatrick 2, Heslop.

R1Burscough FCH2 : 1Hall, L. Thear

R2Worksop TownH0 : 1 -
2018-191QRHeaton StanningtonH2 : 0Fitzpatrick, Stafford.

2QRRyhope CWA2 : 0Brooks, Heslop

R1Billingham TownA3 : 1Brooks 2, Stafford

R2Winterton RangersA1 : 2Own Goal.


RoundOppositionH/AF : AScorers
2BlackwellH12 : 1Brooking, Bulford 3 , Cattanach, Goddard 3 , McAndrew 2, Shaw, Swailes.
3ParkgateH3 : 1Bulford, Goddard 2.
4WisbechA2 : 2Bulford, McAndrew.
4WisbechH3 : 1Bulford 2, Goddard.
5Bethnal GreenH3 : 0Bulford, Shaw 2.
6Peterborough NSA4 : 3Bulford, Cattanach, Young
SFStaveley MWH1 : 0Bulford.
SFStaveley MWA2 : 2Bulford, Goddard.
FinalWest AucklandA2 : 0Bulford 2.

L-R, Galbraith, Goddard, McAndrew, Shaw, Young, Robson, Dixon, Swailes, Bulford, Connell, Cattanch (Cpt). Manager Billy Irwin
( Picture by Ken Fitzpatrick )

An Andrew Bulford brace secured a first-ever FA Carlsberg Vase crown for Dunston UTS, as his double helped to defeat West Auckland Town in The Final.

His first goal came on 32 minutes, when he latched on to Stephen Goddard’s flick and dinked a cute lob over Auckland ‘keeper Mark Bell. Bulford then secured the win in the 79th minute when he fired home from close range, again after being found by his strike partner.

In scoring at Wembley, not only did Bulford win his side The Vase, he also wrote himself into the history books, as he scored in every round of this season’s competition, including replays. West Auckland put Dunston under immense pressure in the second half, but they were unable to break down a stubborn defence and Billy Irwin’s side held   on for their moment of glory.

However, a sloppy kick-off from Dunston almost handed West Auckland a dream start. Mattie Moffat won possession straight from the centre and fed Michael Rae, whose dipping shot dropped just over the top of Liam Connell’s bar with less than ten seconds on the clock. This chance appeared to give ‘West’ an early bout of confidence and   Moffat soon saw a shot of his own flash just high and wide of the target before Rae headed Stuart Banks’ right-wing cross just past the post.

West Auckland were on top in the opening exchanges with Banks the next player to have a crack at goal, but they were only the width of a post away from falling behind against the run of play. Steven Shaw swung an in-swinging free-kick into the box which Michael Dixon headed goalwards but the ball bounced off Mark Bell’s left-hand     upright.Chris Swailes smashed in the rebound, but the goal was ruled out for offside against the 41- year-old centre back.

Dunston had slowly grown into the game and it took some alert, and composed, defending from West right-back Neil Pattinson to prevent Bulford a clean strike at goal when he went in search of Dixon’s clearance. The game really sprang to life in the 27th minute when both sides could have taken the lead. Pattinson was again the West Auckland hero as his sliding interception inside the box thwarted Bulford for a second time in quick succession.

The ball was immediately moved forward and Mark Hudson’s pinpoint crossfield ball found his skipper’s run into the Dunston area. Moffat looked for the corner but Connell produced a decent stop with his legs. The game had really opened up with both sides looking for the opening goal. Kane Young slipped a ball into the path of Bulford who was racing through the centre but some good covering by centre back John Parker kept the scores at 0-0. It wasn’t goalless for long, though, as Bulford put his side ahead with a cool finish.

Just after the half-an-hour mark, a goal kick from Connell was flicked into Bulford’s path by Goddard. The Dunston goal machine kept his composure to lift an impudent lob over Bell from just outside the box to propel himself into FA Vase folklore.

West Auckland refused to lie down, though, and a jinking run from Banks saw him break into the box, only to poke narrowly wide. And just minutes before the break, Dunston skipper Ben Cattanach was on-hand to head Hudson’s chip to the far post over his own bar with Moffat lurking. Peter Dixon’s charges really took the game to Dunston after the restart and Moffat thought he had equalised from close range in the 52nd minute, only to be denied by the assistant referee’s flag.

With 30 minutes remaining Martin Young was brought on for Adam Nicholls and the West Auckland sub almost had an immediate impact as he found Hudson with a wonderfully disguised through ball. Hudson wanted to many touches to get the ball under control, though, and Cattanach tidied up for Dunston. Young also had a chance of his own when Dunston failed to clear their lines, but Connell gratefully collected the loose ball.

Irwin’s side had been under the cosh for most of the second half but they had two good chances to put the result beyond doubt, and the woodwork intervened each time. First, Bulford thumped a 20-yard strike off the bar with Bell beaten, and moments later, Goddard chipped the ball over Bell only to see it bounce back off the frame of the goal. Bulford had a further two chances as the game entered its final quarter, but was off target with one and found Bell too good with the other. It transpired that these chances were merely sighters, as a real striker’s finish from the would-be Man of the Match put the game beyond West Auckland and again he had Goddard to thank for playing the ball into his path. A high ball into the box was flicked on by Goddard and Bulford pounced, hooking the ball home from an angle in the 79th minute to win Dunston their first-ever FA Vase title.

Dunston UTS celebrate FA Vase win - Picture by Ken Fitzpatrick

Dunston UTS ... Connell, Cattanach (C), Galbraith, Robson, Swailes, Young, Shaw, Dixon, Goddard ( Preen 85), Bulford (Craggs 89), McAndrew Substitutes not used- Clark, Herron, Burns.                 

Manager Billy Irwin

West Auckland Town Bell, Pattinson, Green, Gibson, Parker, Stephenson (Hindmarsh, 77), Banks, Hudson, Moffat (C),  Rae, Nicholls (Young, 60) Substitutes not used-  Hall, Preston, Coad. 

Manager Peter Dixon

Referee Roger East
Attendance 5,126

2 Match picture sets 

Picture by Ken Fitzpatrick

Published Friday 27th September 2019 (last updated Monday 14th October 2019)