Wembley dream lives on for Halesowen

Halesowen Town will get their chance to extend their stunning FA Trophy run all the way to Wembley after the FA confirmed plans for the final.

Halesowen Town fans celebrate
Halesowen Town fans celebrate

The Yeltz saw their Trophy hopes thrown in to jeopardy when the coronavirus lockdown was announced after they had made it to the semi-finals of the competition where they were due to face Concord Rangers, of the National League South.

But the FA has now revealed plans for the showpiece final to take place at Wembley on Sunday September 27th.

They must still take on Essex side Concord at a date to be fixed. Manager Paul Smith tweeted last night: Looks like my Halesowen Town boys are going to get the chance they deserve to finish this amazing FA trophy journey. Exciting times.”

Meanwhile, the club have appealed to supporters to make donations to the club after losing ‘approximately £45,000’ because of Covid-19.

The Yeltz had their season cancelled when they were set for promotion to the Southern Premier Central and in the FA Trophy semi-finals.

An update from chairman Karen Brookes said: “The season was null and void due to the pandemic and robbed Halesowen Town of the ability to be promoted back to the Premier league at the first time of asking.

“We are asking fans to donate the home match tickets not utilised from their season ticket – worth a maximum of £48 based on last year’s prices, given the football club experienced losses during this same period of approximately £45,000.”

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