NORTHWICH Victoria will play the first leg of an FA Vase semi-final on home turf after they were paired with Chertsey Town in a draw made on Monday.

Vics, conquerors of Sholing in the last eight at the weekend, host the Combined Counties Premier Division side at Wincham Park on Saturday, March 16.

The return will follow seven days later in Surrey.

Chertsey progressed to the competition’s last four following a 2-0 win at Northern League side West Auckland Town on Saturday.

They have also eliminated Irlam, a rival for Steve Wilkes’ side in the North West Counties League’s top-flight, in a previous round.

At stake is a place in the final at Wembley in May.

Cray Valley and Canterbury City, both of them Southern Counties East League sides, will meet in the other semi-final.


FA Vase

Semi-finals first leg

Saturday, March 16

Northwich Victoria v Chertsey Town (at Witton Albion FC)

Second leg

Saturday, March 23

Chertsey Town v Northwich Victoria