Whitley Bay have been reinstated into the Isuzu FA Vase.
Following an investigation by the FA, last Saturday's opponents Prestwich Heys, who beat Whitley 8-7 on penalties after the game had ended 1-1, have been removed from the competition for fielding an ineligible player in Saturday's game. Junior Dos Santos, who came on as a substitute and scored his side's fourth penalty, had played in the 1st Qualifying Round for Burscough and was therefore cup tied and not eligible to play.
The FA announced the result of their investigation this afternoon and while the decision is subject to appeal, Prestwich have admitted the offence.
As a result of today's announcement, Whitley will now replace Prestwich and play another Manchester side, West Didsbury & Chorlton at Hillheads in the 3rd Round on Saturday 3rd December.