Tony Incenzo talks to Buildbase FA Trophy and Vase winners Harrogate Town and Hebburn Town

In our latest non-league interviews, talkSPORT Radio reporter Tony Incenzo speaks to the managers of Harrogate Town and Hebburn Town about winning in the delayed Buildbase FA Trophy and Vase 2019/20 Finals. 

Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver talks to Tony after his club won the delayed Buildbase FA Trophy 2019/20 Final. He covers:

  • His team’s 1-0 victory over Concord Rangers in the final at Wembley Stadium.
  • The tremendous scenes of celebration on the full time whistle.
  • How he wanted to respect the integrity of the Buildbase FA Trophy Final despite Harrogate Town having being promoted to the Football League last year.
  • The disappointment of having no fans at Wembley for the final due to Coronavirus restrictions.
  • How his club have progressed from the National League North to the Football League during his 12 years in charge.
  • The major improvements that have taken place at Harrogate Town’s stadium in recent years.
  • How his club had to start the current season playing away from their home ground as the artificial pitch was being replaced by a grass surface.
  • His hopes for the future progress of Harrogate Town FC.

Hebburn Town manager Kevin Bolam talks to Tony after his club won the delayed Buildbase FA Vase 2019/20 Final. Kevin talks in detail about:

  • His team’s pulsating 3-2 victory over Consett in the final at Wembley Stadium.
  • How history was made with Hebburn striker Amar Purewal facing his twin brother Arjun Purewal, who was centre-half for Consett.
  • The tremendous scenes of celebration on the full time whistle.
  • Why clubs from the Northern League have been so successful in the Buildbase FA Vase in recent years.
  • The resurgence of Hebburn Town. They nearly went bust in 2017 with home crowds of less than 50 but they now have an average attendance of 300.
  • How his team are looking forward to promotion to Step 4 of the Non-League pyramid in the latest restructuring.
  • The club’s thriving junior section that caters for 600 local children.
  • His hopes for the future progress of Hebburn Town FC.

Read more from Tony and his passion for non-league football in our Groundhopper Diary

Tony Incenzo is a reporter for talkSPORT Radio and Sky TV. You can follow Tony on Twitter at @TonyIncenzo