South Shields v Morpeth Town: FA Vase tie to be replayed after floodlights failure

Nick Gray
Morpeth beat Hereford 4-1 in last season's FA Vase final at Wembley

Holders Morpeth Town must replay their FA Vase fourth round tie at South Shields on or before next Saturday after floodlight failure resulted in the original game being abandoned.

Morpeth led 4-2 in the 79th minute when the floodlights went off, and the hosts were unable to rectify the failure.

The Football Association statement said the tie will be replayed in full as the issue was "no fault of either club".

The winner will play Team Solent in the fifth round.

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