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Royal Navy Footballer Dreaming Of Wembley Ahead Of FA Vase Semi-Final

Lieutenant Andy Todd is potentially 90 minutes away from playing at Wembley, which he said would be a "dream come true".

A Royal Navy footballer is one game away from the FA Vase final at Wembley Stadium.

Lieutenant Andy Todd is a striker for United Services Portsmouth who face Binfield in the semi-final on Saturday after they beat Flackwell Heath 2-1 at HMS Temeraire in the quarter-final.

A win on Saturday would mean Lt Todd could see a dream come true.

He said: "For anyone who is involved in football, it's a dream come true to play at Wembley, that is what we all aspire to do.

"To be 90 minutes away from that opportunity is dream come true sort of stuff.

"It's not something I thought I'd be even getting close to at this stage of my career.

United Services Portsmouth beat Flackwell Heath 2-1 in the last round.

"It's exciting and it'll be heartbreaking to fail at this final hurdle," he added.

The win over Flackwell was an upset for US Portsmouth and they are again the underdogs going into the match against Binfield.

"That might favour us and, hopefully, we get the result that I feel like we deserve now," he said.

"We've come this far. It would be a real shame not to get that one more win and make those childhood dreams come true and play at Wembley."

Cover image: Lieutenant Andy Todd playing for US Portsmouth in the last round.