2013 FA Vase Final

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2013 FA Vase Final
Event2012–13 FA Vase
Date4 May 2013 (2013-05-04)
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
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The 2013 FA Vase Final was the 39th final of the Football Association's cup competition for teams below level 8 of the English football league system. It was the 30th FA Vase Final. It was contested by Northern Football League team Spennymoor Town and Kent League team Tunbridge Wells. The match was played at Wembley Stadium in London [1] on 4 May 2013. [2]

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Route to the Final

Spennymoor Town started in the first round against Bridlington Town, winning 5–1. [3] In the second round, they were drawn at home to Newcastle Benfield and winning 5–1. [4] In the third round Spennymoor played fellow Northern Football League team, Billingham Synthonia winning 2–0. [5] They were then drawn against Lordswood in the fourth round, winning 3–1. [6] In the fifth round, they played Bemerton Heath Harlequins winning 4–2. In the quarter finals, Spennymoor drew Gornal Athletic where they won 3–1. [7] In the semi-finals, Spennymoor were drawn against Guernsey. They won 3–1 in the first leg at Footes Lane in Guernsey [8] and won 1–0 in the second leg for a 4–1 win on aggregate. [9]

Tunbridge Wells started in the second round after receiving a bye in the first round, due to having reached the fifth round the previous year, [10] by defeating Hellenic League Premier Division team Wantage Town 2-0 at their Culverden Stadium. [11] [12] In the third round, they were drawn away to Binfield, where they won 2–1 after extra time (aet). [13] In the fourth round, Tunbridge Wells were drawn against the FA Vase holders, Dunston UTS. After the match was postponed four times, [14] Tunbridge Wells won 1–0 at the Culverden Stadium. [15] In the fifth round, they were drawn away to Larkhall Athletic, where they won 4–3 aet [16] In the quarter finals, they played Hadleigh United. In front of a record home crowd, Tunbridge Wells won 2–0. [17] In the semi-finals, Tunbridge Wells defeated Shildon 4–3 on aggregate after a 2–0 win at the Culverden Stadium in the first leg and a 3–2 aet loss in the second leg. [18] This made Tunbridge Wells the second Kent League team to reach the FA Vase final in its history. [19]

Build up

After a meeting at Wembley Stadium the week after the semi-finals, where both teams met with The Football Association to decide the choice of dressing rooms and the kit selections, [20] tickets for the final were released on sale on 2 April 2013, with Tunbridge Wells selling over 2,600 tickets within the first 24 hours [21] comparing with an average home crowd of 138. [22]

Both teams set up shops in their respective towns. On 12 April 2013, Spennymoor Town opened a shop under Spennymoor Town Hall after the space was loaned to them by the Mayor of Spennymoor. [23] On 16 April, Tunbridge Wells opened a temporary shop in the offices of the Kent and Sussex Courier newspaper in Royal Tunbridge Wells. [24] On 27 April 2013, Tunbridge Wells opened a second temporary shop in the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre. [25]

Match Details

Spennymoor Town 2–1 Tunbridge Wells
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Keith Graydon Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Report Josh Stanford Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Wembley Stadium , London
Attendance: 16,751
Referee: Michael Naylor (Sheffield & Hallamshire FA)
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Line-up:
1 Flag of England.svg Robert Dean
2 Flag of England.svg Kallum Griffiths
3 Flag of England.svg Chris Mason
4 Flag of England.svg Lewis DoddsYellow card.svg 83'
5 Flag of England.svg Leon Ryan
6 Flag of Ireland.svg Stephen Capper
7 Flag of England.svg Joe WaltenSub off.svg 73'
8 Flag of Ireland.svg Keith Graydon
9 Flag of England.svg Mark DavisonSub off.svg 75'
10 Flag of England.svg Gavin Cogdon
11 Flag of England.svg Wayne PhillipsSub off.svg 65'
Substitutes:
12 Flag of England.svg Michael RaeSub on.svg 75'
14 Flag of England.svg Andrew StephensonSub on.svg 73'
15 Flag of England.svg Anthony PeacockSub on.svg 65'
16 Flag of England.svg Steven Richardson
17 Flag of England.svg David Knight
Manager:
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Line-up:
1 Flag of England.svg Chris Oladogba
2 Flag of England.svg Jason Bourne (c)
3 Flag of England.svg Lewis Mingle
4 Flag of England.svg Joe FullerSub off.svg 57'
5 Flag of England.svg Scott Wibley
6 Flag of England.svg Perry SprackmanYellow card.svg 65'
7 Flag of England.svg Jon PilbeamSub off.svg 85'
8 Ulster Banner.svg Andy McMath
9 Flag of England.svg Andy Irvine
10 Flag of England.svg Carl CornellSub off.svg 57'
11 Flag of England.svg Josh Stanford
Substitutes:
12 Flag of England.svg Jack HarrisSub on.svg 57'
13 Flag of England.svg Andy Boyle
14 Flag of England.svg Tom DaveySub on.svg 57'
15 Flag of England.svg Richard SindenSub on.svg 85'
16 Flag of Slovakia.svg Michal Czanner
Manager:
Flag of England.svg Martin Larkin

Match officials

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

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