“I spend every moment of every day thinking about scoring' - Hebburn striker reveals Wembley dreams ahead of Consett clash

Hebburn Town striker Graeme Armstrong has been dreaming about scoring a Wembley winner for the majority of his 37 years.

Thanks A Bunch Aimee Stead showing support for Hebburn Town FC ahead of their FA Vase final.
Thanks A Bunch Aimee Stead showing support for Hebburn Town FC ahead of their FA Vase final.

The veteran frontman may be in the final stages of his goal-laden career – but he will finally get his chance to rack up another notable achievement when his side face Consett in the 2019/20 FA Vase Final on Monday.

After finding the net on a regular basis to secure ten promotions and four cup wins with the likes of Dunston UTS, Gateshead, Darlington and South Shields, Armstrong will walk out at the home of football for the first time as tries to add the Vase to his trophy haul.

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It should come as no surprise that the ever-prolific striker regularly spends his time thinking about finding the back of the net – but the all-North East final presents him with a chance to realise a boyhood dream.

“I spend every moment of every day thinking about scoring,” he explained.

“I think of the opportunities I have had throughout my career, those thoughts are always there.

“To think about doing that at Wembley, it would be an absolute dream.

“I have numerous thoughts about it, scoring there, but it’s about trying to control what you can do to make it happen.”

There seems little to separate the two finalists and their recent league meetings – which both ended in draws – hints at a tight game at the national stadium.

Armstrong admitted that Consett will provide a severe test of Hebburn’s credentials – but revealed his confidence that his side can come out on top and become the tenth North East club to lift the Vase.

“It’s a very tough game on a big pitch.

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“They like move the ball, they move it well, and the last two games against them have been draws, so we know how tough a test it will be.

“But we will go there confident, we have lost just one league game and one cup tie all year.

“We have had competitive game experience, now we just have to make sure we prepared properly and use the experience in our squad to manage the occasion and get a win.”

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