Bay defender warns Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 18:00 01 April 2009 | UPDATED: 14:05 04 March 2010

WHITLEY Bay defender Leon Ryan has warned Lowestoft Town they are aiming to do at Crown Meadow what the Blues did at Hillheads last season - celebrate a place at Wembley.

WHITLEY Bay defender Leon Ryan has warned Lowestoft Town they are aiming to do at Crown Meadow what the Blues did at Hillheads last season - celebrate a place at Wembley.

The Trawlerboys lost 3-0 in last season's FA Vase semi-final second leg in the north east, but the final whistle was greeted by jubilant scenes from the visiting players, staff and fans on the pitch after Town's 4-0 first leg win proved enough to make it to the final.

That painful picture has been motivating Whitley for some time as they look to gain revenge - and what better way to do it than by enjoying celebrations of their own come Saturday afternoon at Crown Meadow, when Lowestoft look to overturn a 2-1 first leg deficit from last weekend.

“I wasn't at the club last season when Lowestoft were celebrating on the pitch as they reached Wembley,” said Ryan. “But now there is no reason why that can't be us at their place at the weekend. We would be exactly the same if we got through because these chances don't come up very often in your career.

Full story and more Vase build-up in this week's EADT

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