Langney Wanderers reach semi-final of national competition - and you can help them win

Langney Wanderers have reached the semi-final of a national competition on social media.

The East Sussex side have been taking part in The Non League Challenge Trophy run by Hooper and Son (@CPriday).

Fans vote for their favourite teams in the matches and the sides with the biggest percentage of votes win.

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And on Sunday night Simon Colbran's Wanderers beat North Shields Athletics by the tightest of margins - 50.2% to 49.8%.

They face Marshalls FC in the semi-final. The only other Sussex side to reach the quarter finals were AFC Ringmer, but they lost 3-2 to Cherry Hinton.

Cherry Hinton will play Wallington in the other semi-final.

More than 3,000 teams have entered the competition.

Colbran has been enjoying watching the games as they happen. He said: "It’s been brilliant actually feeling like you are playing in a game, and having the buzz to try and get a result.

Simon Colbran. Picture by Andy Pelling

"It’s just getting that winning feeling back makes it worth it.

"For a club our size it’s been massive for us, it’s so nice that people have been voting for us and shows clubs our size can achieve anything with a little bit of support."


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