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Glossop North End boss eyeing league and FA Vase double

Friday 20 Mar 2015
Both teams will be vying for a spot in the Wembley final on 9 May

Chris Willcock has set his sights on a league and cup double as his Glossop North End FC side nears a trip to Wembley in the FA Vase.

Glossop have needed extra-time to beat their opponents in each of the last three rounds. 

The latest was a battling 3-1 victory over Shaw Lane Aquaforce FC, to set-up a semi-final showdown with AFC St Austell.

AFC St Austell v Glossop North End

FA Vase
Semi-Final First Leg
3pm, Saturday 21 March
Poltair Park, St Austell

But it has not slowed down their league form as they sit second in the North West Counties Premier Division, trailing the top spot by 14 points but with seven games in hand.

Willcock said: "We've been where we are a very long time, so our priority at the start was always to win the league and now our destiny is in our own hands.

"But now we have got to this stage, the Vase is just as important."

"We want to win every game we play. A final can only be good for the club." 

The Hillmen maintained their title charge at Winsford United on Tuesday, easing to a 4-1 win and Willcock was pleased with what he saw.

"It was the perfect way to prepare for the semi-final." he said. 

“We want to win every game we play. A final can only be good for the club”

Chris Willcock Glossop North End manager

"We scored a couple of great goals, and came through with a clean bill of health.

"It's a great way to go into Saturday's game."

The Derbyshire side visits Poltair Park in the first leg on and Willcock is expecting a big crowd when they play host to St Austell a week later.

"We sold 700 tickets on the first day of sales. Our average attendance at the moment has been 300, whereas at the start of the season we were getting 120. 

"It shows how well we're doing."

By FA Staff