LOYAL fans are gearing up for a 600-mile round trip to see their football team play the biggest match in their history.

Brightlingsea Regent will take on Gateshead-based Dunston UTS in the fifth round of the FA Vase – effectively the FA Cup for lower non-league teams.

The Thurlow Nunn Premier Division outfit will get raucous support from about 150 supporters who will make the trip up the A1 to Tyne and Wear, tomorrow.

  • Read more, including a full preview from our sports team, in today's Gazette.