Local rivals Ilkeston and Eastwood to go head-to-head in FA Vase

The New Manor Ground will no doubt host a bumper crowd for the FA Vase clash.
The New Manor Ground will no doubt host a bumper crowd for the FA Vase clash.

Ilkeston Town will play Eastwood Community FC in the third round of the FA Vase.

Both sides progressed in the competition last weekend, Ilkeston winning 2-0 at Wolverhampton SC and Eastwood winning at step five club Quorn, 2-1.

The Robins play a division higher than their visitors, with rivalries of days gone by likely to be revived despite both towns’ respective clubs having been re-formed in recent seasons.

The tie will take place at the New Manor Ground on Saturday, December 1, with there being just four rounds remaining between the winners and a Wembley final on May 19.