NEW VASE OPPONENTS FOR BIRTLEY

Birtley Town will now play Swallownest FC in the first round of the Buildbase FA Vase.

They were due to face Lower Breck FC but the Merseyside club has been removed from the competition after playing an ineligible player.

Birtley will now travel to South Yorkshire to play Swallownest who play in the Northern Counties East first division (the league’s second division) on October 23.