THACKLEY emerged victorious from their feisty FA Vase First Round clash at Litherland REMYCA on Saturday and their reward is a home tie with former "World Cup" winners West Auckland Town on November 3.

They finished with 10 men to Litherland's nine over the weekend as three players were sent off. Amid the red card chaos, goals from Dan Broadbent, James Ngoe, Kieran Thompson and Jordan Hines ensured an easy 4-1 win for the visitors.

They will now welcome West Auckland down from the North-East, a club most famous for winning the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy twice, in 1909 and 1911, a competition many consider to be a precursor to the FIFA World Cup.

Representing Great Britain, they beat Swiss opponents FC Winterthur 2-0 in the first final, before hammering Italian giants Juventus 6-1 two years later.

The Northern League side have never quite scaled those heights again, although they will provide Thackley with a tough challenge in the second round.

Meanwhile, Silsden will tackle Staveley Miners Welfare tomorrow in their First Round Replay to determine who will host Bedlington Terriers on the first weekend of November.

The Yorkshire rivals drew 2-2 on Saturday, but with Silsden now the home side in the replay, they will be marginal favourites to book their place in the next round.