A HOME clash with Consett AFC awaits Northwich Victoria in the third round of the FA Vase - if they can come through tomorrow night's replay at Wythenshawe Town.

The winners on Tuesday will host the north east outfit on Saturday, November 30.

Although 32 ties were pulled out of the hat in a draw which took place at Wembley, 84 clubs remain in the mix such was the high number of contests either postponed at the weekend because of waterlogged pitches or not settled and require replay.

While Consett, currently sixth in Northern League Division one, booked their passage with a 5-2 success at Irlam on Saturday, Vics were involved in a crazy encounter with Wythenshawe Town at Wincham Park.

They were three goals ahead three times but were pegged back to 5-5, with extra-time then not bringing about a resolution.

"To be 3-0 up after 16 minutes, 4-1 up after 30 minutes and 5-2 after 46 minutes - and not win the game - just goes to show that we're not streetwise," said Vics manager Steve Wilkes.

"Fair play to Wythenshawe for keeping going but the good thing for me is that we have got a second chance.

"It's no excuse that we had three players drop out on the morning of the game, we should be talking about a very good performance because in the first half I thought we played very well.

"If you score five goals in a football game you should be winning."

Wilkes had said after the previous outing, in which Vics lost 2-1 at Longridge Town, that his side needed to be more clinical having missed a lot of chances.

His troops delivered on that score, but conceded five times in the process.

"We haven't kept a clean sheet since August 26 and that's not good enough," said Wilkes.

"People will be thinking 'sort it out' and I will sort it out.

"And I might upset one or two people to sort it out but that's my job, that's what I get paid for.

"We played so well in the first half but 5-5 isn't good enough. We should be winning games like this."

Wilkes hopes to welcome back some of Saturday's absent players for the replay.

"They'll hopefully be back in contention, and it would be good to have a couple of fresh faces." he said.

"Ben Greenwood woke up at 8.30am on Saturday throwing up, so he wasn't involved in the game.

"Jack Dorney rang up at 1pm, he was being sick, so he wasn't involved.

"Young Scott Reed's got mumps, and Tom Kilifin had a sore calf so I didn't risk him and I'm not sure he'll be fit for Tuesday."