Marske United lived up to their Vase favourites tag when they beat Bradford Town 2-0 to clinch a quarter final place on Saturday.

It took them most of the first half to get going on a heavy pitch, but once Danny Earl gave them the lead, they powered their way to victory.

Manager Carl Jarrett said; “We didn’t get our foot on the ball in the opening stages and we made a lot of mistakes, but we got a grip on the game when we took the lead.

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“After that, we maybe should have scored more than just a second, because we created quite a few chances, but considering that we had only played one game since the last round, we’re happy with the performance.

“I don’t mind who we play in the next round, as long as we play on a good surface.”

Marske took the lead on 22 minutes when Danny Earl tapped in a low shot by Chay Liddle, and after they missed a few chances, Earl got his second with an overhead kick from a Curtis Round cross.

Marske are in the quarter finals for the third time in their history.

There’s a good possibility of an all Teesside final, because Stockton Town, in only their second Vase competition, beat Stourport Swifts 3-0 at Bishopton Road West.

Manager Micky Dunwell said; “We’re in dreamland, we’ve passed everyone’s expectations this season. Over 600 teams entered this competition, and here we are in the last eight, just three matches away from Wembley.

“It’s just a couple of years ago we were playing in the Wearside League in front of a couple of dozen people. Everyone at the club is delighted.

“It took us a while to get going in the game, but once we scored, it was one-way traffic.”

They took the lead just before half time when Kevin Hayes knocked the ball home after Jamie Owens chipped the keeper, and in the second half Owens turned poacher.

He scored the second after Chris Stockton’s shot was parried by the keeper, and another when he finished off one of the best moves of the game.