'Wembley dream alive and kicking' South Shields fans react to FA Vase semi-final win

South Shields beat Coleshill Town 2-1 in the first leg of the FA Vase semi-final. Picture by Peter Talbot.
South Shields beat Coleshill Town 2-1 in the first leg of the FA Vase semi-final. Picture by Peter Talbot.

Delighted fans have heaped praise on South Shields after their first leg semi-final win over Coleshill Town in the FA Vase.

An injury time goal by Andrew Stephenson means South Shields have one foot in the FA Vase final after a 2-1 win, with the Mariners coming from behind in the Midlands.

South Shields captain Julio Arca. Picture by Peter Talbot.

South Shields captain Julio Arca. Picture by Peter Talbot.

Stephenson deflected home Darren Lough's effort to give the Mariners a slender advantage over the visitors.

Recap all the action in our live blog here:
Here is the best of the fan reaction:

On Twitter, Charlo @charlo73 wrote: "Foley had made @LiveSportsFM Man of the Match. Well done lads, bouncing here!"

Mark Swinney @swinneymr added: "@SouthShieldsFC an almost perfect scoreline cos they'll have to come and have a go and that'll suit the lads down to a tee."

Chris @harkus86 tweeted "Get in lads" while Michael Balai added: "Well done the lads looking forward to getting back for next weeks game!".

Delighted Dave Wood wrote: "Well done!!! So proud," and Ron Robertson added: "What an absolutely cracking result. Hopefully finish the job next week. Wembley dream still alive."

Beaming Grahame Barron wrote: "Great result and the run goes on! One foot in Wembley, let's put the other one there next Saturday. Can't wait! #COYM"

J Ditch esq added: "BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT!!! Well done lads."

David James Carr was delighted too, he wrote: "@SouthShieldsFC great result lads... tough game expected next week... sure you can do it though!!!!"

Meanwhile, over on our Facebook page: Kyle Wade wrote: "Over the moon for Bob Wray and all fans who went when things were hard and looking like the club could actually fold."

Chris Whalen added: "Battled well 1st half was a struggle but we came good Arca top man 2nd half. We'll see them off next week on a real pitch UTM."

Lisa Robinson said: "90 mins away from Wembley. Good luck for next week."

Karly Rivers wrote: "Loved every minute, well worth the 3.5hrs drive," while Meg Massingham added: "Well done fabulous news."