Whilst Newcastle were going down 2-1 to Arsenal, at the other end of the country we had North Shields FC carrying the flag for Tyneside.

The long trek to Wiltshire proved a great experience for both the team and the excellent support that made the trip.

With twenty minutes to go North Shields scored the only goal of the match (watch it below), giving the Geordies the upper hand at the halfway point in this two legged semi-final against Highworth Town of the Hellenic League Premier Division.

The Northern League outfit host Highworth this Saturday and are only 90 minutes from a Wembley FA Vase final on 9 May.

The game is completely sold out but North Shields are hoping they can put another 500 tickets on sale to bring the watching crowd up to the 2,000 mark, with North Tyneside council reviewing the situation.

To keep up to date with the ticket situation you can check www.northshieldsfc.co.uk or follow on Twitter @NorthShieldsFC

If North Shields finish the job on Saturday then they are likely to face Glossop North End, who beat AFC St Austell down in the South West and are big favourites to go through to Wembley with the second leg at home.