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

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

Saturday, 11th March 2017, 5:09 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:04 am
South Shields beat Coleshill Town 2-1 in the first leg of the FA Vase semi-final. Picture by Peter Talbot.

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.

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

South Shields captain Julio Arca. Picture by Peter Talbot.

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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!".

South Shields captain Julio Arca. Picture by Peter Talbot.

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."