Julio Arca on making history for South Shields - and THAT goal

Julio Arca says he can't wait to play at Wembley after helping South Shields create history.

Saturday, 18th March 2017, 5:02 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:56 am
Get the bus ready again Julio, Shields are heading to Wembley!

Arca scored the opening goal as Shields beat Coleshill Town 4-0 in the second leg of their FA Vase semi-final today.

It completed a 6-1 aggregate win and means the Mariners - and Arca - will play at Wembley for the first time when they take on Cleethorpes on May 21.

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The former Sunderland star said: "You know you are going to have tough games if you want to win this competition.

"But today we made history for the club, for ourselves and for the whole town. We are going to savour it tonight!

"It feels fantastic. It means a lot to the club, to the people behind the scenes who do a lot to keep the club going and keep things right for the players.

"It's a dream come true. For me personally, I've never had the chance to play at that stadium before and I'm really looking forward to it."

Arca's screamer on the stroke of half- time set Shields on their way to Wembley, and the midfielder was understandably delighted with the strike.

He said: "The goal gave the team confidence and after that we pushed on and controlled the game.

"We scored some fantastic goals in the second half."