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FA Cup draw delivers potential North East clash

Gateshead could have a potential North East derby match with Shildon in the FA Cup First Round.

The Heed will travel to Dean Street to face Shildon if the County Durham side can overcome Norton in Wednesday's fourth qualifying round replay.

The remaining First Round ties involving North East clubs are as follows:

  • Basingstoke or Harrow Borough v Spennymoor Town or AFC Telford
  • Blyth Spartans v Altrincham
  • Hartlepool United v East Thurrock
  • Norton or Shildon v Gateshead
  • York v AFC Wimbledon


Hopes high as Sunderland arrive in Hull for FA Cup quarter final

Gus Poyet and his team have arrived in Hull ahead of this afternoon's FA Cup quarter final. A victory would give Sunderland another trip to Wembley.

Gus Poyet acknowledges fans as he arrives at the KC Stadium in Hull Credit: Richard Sellers/PA
Lee Cattermole is applauded by Sunderland fans as the team arrives in Hull Credit: Richard Sellers/PA
Fans are daring to dream of another trip to Wembley Credit: Richard Sellers/PA


Sunderland through to FA Cup quarter finals

A fan poses with a cardboard cut-out of the FA Cup Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

Sunderland fans can dare to dream of a Wembley double after victory in the fifth round of the FA Cup against Southampton. Craig Gardner scored after 49 minutes at the Stadium of Light to put his side through to the quarter finals.

Craig Gardner shoots, to win the match for Sunderland Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

The Stadium of Light was less than half full, with attendance of just over 16,000. Gus Poyet had made nine changes to his side. However, they were hardly tested in the match, which ended 1-0.

Craig Gardner celebrates his winning goal to a backdrop of empty seats Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

Sunderland will discover who they will face in the next round on Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm.

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