The Northern Football League
Published 25th April 2012
....Carlsberg Vase final trip to Wembley.
Coad was helped off the field just before half-time on Tuesday night following a challenge by Whitley Bay midfielder Craig McFarlane, who was shown a red card by the referee.
Further diagnosis has found damaged ankle ligaments, and he is now facing a race against time to be fit for the big day.
Andrew Green is now free from suspension and is ready to replace, but Coad is now the second player to be ruled out of Wembley, following midfielder Alex Francis.
West manager Peter Dixon said: "I feel really sorry for him, because he's just come back from a bad injury."