TICKETS for the Isuzu FA Vase quarter-final between Worcester City and Emley at Claines Lane have sold out, the home club have confirmed.

1400 supporters will be in attendance for the highly anticipated quarter-final, which is just three games from a Wembley final.

It will be the second game in the Vase that City have attracted a big crowd following almost 2000 at Stourport Swifts for the round of 16 tie, in which 1400 were Worcester fans.

With 200 tickets being allocated to supporters of Emley, that left 1200 available for City fans for the quarter-final and many were left disappointed as general sale tickets sold out within an hour of being released on Monday morning. 

"So many fans losing out, such a shame. And also half the people in the ground won’t be able to see it properly. Oh well, UTC (Up the city)," said one fan on the club's official group page.

"Totally wrong by the club, should have done a loyalty points system. I know regulars Home & AWAY that have not missed a game that have not got a ticket…. Gutted for these loyal supporters," added another.

Another fan said: "Absolute joke, even half the people there aren't going to be able to watch it properly. I’m not getting into politics but they could have easily sold 3000 + tickets if they played it at Sixways."

City did move their Hellenic League Premier clash with Longlevens earlier this month to Sixways, but given the price of hiring out the 11,000-seater stadium, that was more of a necessity than something that could be done on a regular basis.

As it is, the game will be played out in front of one of the biggest crowds Claines has seen since City returned to Worcester. It will be the first of two sellouts in a week, as the second Worcester Derby of the season - postponed from Boxing Day - takes place next Tuesday.