Virtual football takes over…
Whitley have won the Hopper & Son virtual FA Cup with a 4-3 victory over Hanwell Town at Wembley.
Goalscorers were Adam Shanks, Mark Robinson, Richard Coulson and Jon Weirs.
Starting in the Extra Preliminary Round, we won a total of 13 ties to reach the Final, including a 3-1 win at Carlisle United in the First Round Proper and a convincing 4-1 victory in the 3rd Round at Swansea City.
In the Quarter Final against Wycombe Wanderers we won 3-0 then defeated Tunbridge Wells 4-1 in the semi final.
The virtual FA Cup win makes it a cup double, as earlier in lockdown, we won the virtual North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria Non League Challenge Cup Final.
These successes on twitter have provided some entertainment for our fans during the long period without live football. We have also made some new friends at clubs across the country during these competitions.