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Home tie for Bodmin Town in last 32 of FA Carlsberg Vase

By KevinMarriott  |  Posted: December 10, 2012

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Bodmin Town have been given a home draw against Northern League division one side Ashington in the last 32 of the FA Carlsberg Vase.

The fourth round tie will take place at Priory Park on Saturday January 19 (3pm) and Ashington face a 930-mile round trip for the game.

Bodmin boss Darren Gilbert said: "It's good to have another home draw. That's all we can ask for at this stage.

"I don't know a lot about Ashington but they are a Northern League club, so they will be a decent standard."

Ashington, a former coal mining town with a population of 27,000, is 15 miles north of Newcastle. The football team are currently tenth in their division, 27 points behind leaders Darlington.

On Saturday they beat Rushden and Diamonds 2-1 with a winner in the fourth minute of injury time from Andrew Johnson.

Bodmin booked their place in the last 32 of the national competition, and pocketed £1,500 in prize money, by beating Wessex League leaders Downton 2-0 at Priory Park.

The rules of the Vase mean Bodmin, as the home team, will have to pay for Ashington's overnight stay. But should the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League champions win the tie, they would collect another £2,000 prize money.

Bitton, conquerors of St Blazey at Blaise Park on Saturday, are at home to Parkgate (Rotherham) or Shildon (County Durham), whose tie was postponed on Saturday.

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