NORTHWICH Victoria were paired with Histon, a familiar foe, in a draw for the FA Vase last 16 on Monday.

Steve Wilkes’ side, conquerors of Newcastle Benfield last weekend, will travel to Cambridgeshire next month.

They will be greeted by a face they know too; former goalkeeper Lance Key is manager of the Stutes, who sit second in the Eastern Counties League’s Premier Division.

Max York’s goal completed a comeback for Histon when they squeezed past Lye Town on Saturday.

The Glassworld is a destination Northwich know well after visiting twice when the teams were rivals in the then Conference National between 2007 and 2009.

Vics also prevailed 2-1 in an FA Trophy third-round tie there in the previous season.


FA Vase 

Fifth Round 

Irlam v Chertsey Town
Cray Valley (PM) v Abbey Rangers
Histon v Northwich Victoria
Sholing v Godmanchester Rovers
Hebburn Town v West Auckland Town
Biggleswade v Windsor
Willand Rovers v Deeping Rangers
Canterbury City v Coventry United

Ties are scheduled provisionally for Saturday, February 2