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2018/19 FA Vase Second Round Draw

The FA Vase second round draw was made on Monday and both our remaining clubs face home fixtures.


Newport Pagnell Town (step 5) host Thame Rangers (step 6) of the Hellenic League Division One East who are undefeated in their league campaign thus far, and knocked out SSMFL Premier Division side Crawley Green on Saturday.

To follow the Thame Rangers season click here:


If Buckingham Athletic (step 6) can conquer Clacton in their replay this week, they too face a home tie with Kirkley & Pakefield (step 5) of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

To follow the Kirkley & Pakefield season click here:


The draw in full:


1 Hallam v Hebburn Town

2 Vauxhall Motors v Runcorn Town or Guisborough Town

3 Staveley MW or Silsden v Bedlington Terriers

4 Newcastle Benfield v 1874 Northwich

5 Avro v Squires Gate

6 Winterton Rangers v Dunston UTS

7 Irlam v Hemsworth MW

8 Barton Town v Shildon

9 Garstang v Sunderland RCA

10 Thackley v West Auckland Town

11 Stockton Town v Nelson or Ashington

12 Prestwich Heys v Northwich Victoria

13 Westfields v Romulus or Wellington FC

14 Shepshed Dynamo v Blidworth Welfare

15 Worcester City v Desborough Town

16 Cadbury Athletic v Heather St Johns

17 Coventry United v Boldmere St Michaels

18 Sporting Khalsa v Hucknall Town

19 Quorn v Eastwood Community

20 Wolverhampton SC v Ilkeston Town

21 Walsall Wood v Dronfield Town

22 Lye Town v Brocton

23 Stourport Swifts v NKF Burbage

24 Hinckley v Hereford Lads Club

25 Leicester Nirvana v Saffron Dynamo or Bottesford Town

26 Biggleswade v Norwich CBS

27 Cogenhoe United v Leighton Town

28 Buckingham Athletic or FC Clacton v Kirkley & Pakefield

29 Great Yarmouth Town v Godmanchester Rovers

30 Little Oakley or Enfield 1893 v Leverstock Green

31 Redbridge v Sleaford Town or Peterborough Northern Star

32 Hullbridge Sports v Irchester United

33 Wellingborough Town v Tring Athletic

34 May & Baker Eastbrook Community v Swaffham Town

35 Stowmarket Town v Baldock Town

36 Colney Heath or Histon v Woodbridge Town

37 Wantage Town v Deeping Rangers

38 Wodson Park v Holbeach United

39 Newport Pagnell Town v Thame Rangers

40 Chertsey Town v Horndean

41 Sutton Common Rovers v Horley Town

42 Abbey Rangers v Lordswood

43 Chichester City v Windsor

44 Kensington Borough v Erith Town

45 Steyning Town Community v Banstead Athletic

46 AFC Croydon Athletic v AFC Uckfield Town

47 Spelthorne Sports v Sheppey United

48 Badshot Lea v St Panteleimon or Cray Valley (PM)

49 Crowborough Athletic v Eastbourne Town

50 Corinthian v Canterbury City

51 Pagham v Peacehaven & Telscombe

52 Bearsted v Newhaven

53 Southall v Chatham Town

54 Sholing v Malmesbury Victoria

55 Exmouth Town v Cadbury Heath

56 Almondsbury v Hamble Club

57 Bodmin Town v Alresford Town

58 Cheddar v AFC St Austell

59 Newport (IW) v Cribbs

60 Baffins Milton Rovers v Bournemouth

61 Brockenhurst v Bradford Town

62 Willand Rovers v Tavistock

63 Ivybridge Town or Holyport v Saltash United

64 Hamworthy United v Falmouth Town

FA Vase 1st Round Draw details

The FA Vase 1st round draw was made on Monday, and our two local sides left in the competition were given draws against unfamiliar opposition.

Newport Pagnell (step 5) face a trip to Essex to face Thurlow Nunn First Division South side Newbury Forest (step 6), to find out more on their season so far follow this link:

Meanwhile Buckingham Athletic (step 6) have a home tie with FC Clapton (step 5) to look forward to, again from the same league as above but the premier division and in the last round they knocked out former South Midlands Premier side Hoddeston Town, their season details can be found using this link:

Ties to be played weekend of 13th October

1 Hallam v Charnock Richard
2 Northwich Victoria v Cammell Laird 1907
3 Litherland Remyca v Thackley
4 Padiham or Prestwich Heys v Garforth Town
5 Irlam v Handsworth Parramore
6 Staveley MW v Silsden
7 Bedlington Terriers v Whickham
8 Sunderland RCA v Bridlington Town
9 Hebburn Town v City of Liverpool
10 Cheadle Town or Vauxhall Motors v Seaham Red Star
11 Squires Gate v Sandbach United
12 Bishop Auckland v Hemsworth MW
13 Swallownest v Garstang
14 Steeton v Avro
15 Runcorn Town v Guisborough Town
16 Billingham Town v Dunston UTS
17 Winterton Rangers v Lower Breck
18 Nelson v Ashington
19 Shildon v Glasshoughton Welfare
20 Barton Town v Brandon United
21 Shepshed Dynamo v Bewdley Town
22 Cadbury Athletic v Hanley Town
23 Aylestone Park v Blidworth Welfare
24 Lye Town v Chelmsley Town
25 Romulus v Wellington FC
26 Bustleholme v NKF Burbage
27 Coventry United v Wednesfield
28 Loughborough University v Heather St Johns
29 Wellington Amateurs v Leicester Nirvana
30 Belper United v Quorn
31 Brocton v Highgate United
32 Heanor Town v Ilkeston Town
33 Sporting Khalsa v Winsford United
34 Saffron Dynamo v Pinxton or Bottesford Town
35 Barrow Town v Dronfield Town
36 Hereford Lads Club v Paget Rangers
37 Eastwood Community v South Normanton Athletic
38 Boldmere St Michaels v Rugby Town
39 Hucknall Town v Black Country Rangers
40 Worcester City v Long Eaton United
41 Smethwick v Uttoxeter Town or Walsall Wood
42 Baldock Town v Brimsdown
43 Little Oakley v Enfield 1893
44 Newmarket Town v Deeping Rangers
45 Great Yarmouth Town v Wroxham
46 Colney Heath v Histon
47 FC Deportivo Galicia v Irchester United
48 Buckingham Athletic v FC Clacton
49 Newbury Forest v Newport Pagnell Town
50 Biggleswade United v Holbeach United
51 Haverhill Borough v Framlington Town or Swaffham Town
52 Enfield Borough v Kirkley & Pakefield
53 London Colney v Wellingborough Town
54 Southend Manor v Redbridge
55 May & Baker Eastbrook Community v North Greenford United
56 Thame Rangers v Crawley Green
57 West Essex v Godmanchester Rovers
58 Takeley v Wodson Park
59 Codicote v Wantage Town
60 Harefield United v Woodbridge Town
61 Stowmarket Town v Harpenden Town
62 Sleaford Town v Peterborough Northern Star
63 Leverstock Green v Sawbridgeworth Town
64 Sidlesham v Chatham Town
65 Redhill v Peacehaven & Telscombe
66 Sheppey United v East Preston
67 Wick v Lordswood
68 Corinthian v Deal Town
69 Eversley & California v Horndean
70 Southall v Sheerwater
71 Bugbrooke St Michaels v CB Hounslow United or Spelthorne Sports
72 Rayners Lane v Abbey Rangers
73 Bearsted v Beckenham Town
74 Canterbury City v Saltdean United
75 Broadfields United v Banstead Athletic
76 Hanworth Villa v Pagham
77 Sutton Common Rovers v Cobham
78 Chertsey Town v Flackwell Heath
79 AFC Croydon Athletic v Fareham Town
80 Horsham YMCA v Kensington Borough
81 St Panteleimon v Cray Valley (PM)
82 Bedfont & Feltham v Erith Town
83 Newhaven v Rusthall
84 Tunbridge Wells or Bridon Ropes v AFC Uckfield Town
85 Steyning Town Community v Walton & Hersham
86 Bashley v Baffins Milton Rovers
87 Saltash United v Westbury United
88 Brimscombe & Thrupp v Cribbs
89 Longwell Green Sports v Brockenhurst
90 Ivybridge Town v Holyport
91 Torpoint Athletic v Sholing
92 Exmouth Town v Elburton Villa
93 Cheddar v Totton & Eling
94 Roman Glass St George v Malmesbury Victoria
95 Andover Town v Badshot Lea
96 Odd Down v Willand Rovers
97 Verwood Town or Alresford Town v Abingdon United
98 Bridport v Falmouth Town
99 Camelford or Bodmin Town v AFC Stoneham
100 Bournemouth v Newquay
101 Longlevens or Tuffley Rovers v Tavistock
102 Cadbury Heath v Sidmouth Town
103 AFC St Austell v Plymouth Parkway
104 Almondsbury v Bitton
105 Shaftesbury v Hamworthy United

BREAKING … DRAW – The BUILDBASE FA Vase 1st Round Qualifying (+ Next round draw)


1 Alnwick Town v Charnock Richard
2 Stokesley SC v Guisborough Town
3 Holker Old Boys v Prestwich Heys
4 Goole v Barnoldswick Town
5 Whickham v Jarrow
6 West Allotment Celtic v Yorkshire Amateur
7 Darlington Railway Athletic v Bedlington Terriers
8 Chester-Le-Street Town v Sunderland Ryhope CW
9 Esh Winning v Whitley Bay
10 Bishop Auckland v Newton Aycliffe
11 North Shields v Consett
12` Daisy Hill v Whitehaven
13 Harrogate Railway Athletic v Silsden
14 Thackley v Thornaby
15 Dunston UTS v Heaton Stannington
16 Team Northumbria v Garforth Town
17 Billingham Town v Campion
18 Blyth v Crook Town
19 Billingham Synthonia v Knaresborough Town
20 Durham City v Seaham Red Star
21 Eccleshill United v Hebburn Town
22 Northallerton Town v Willington
23 Lower Breck v West Didsbury & Chorlton
24 Longridge Town v Vauxhall Motors
25 Worksop Town v Grimsby Borough
26 Burscough v Alsager Town
27 Wythenshawe Town v Rylands
28 Winsford United v Liversedge
29 Maltby Main v Ashton Athletic
30 Ashton Town v St Helens Town
31 Barton Town v AFC Liverpool
32 AFC Blackpool v Nostell MW
33 Sandbach United v Athersley Recreation
34 Shelley v Penistone Church
35 AFC Emley v Litherland Remyca
36 Swallownest v Abbey Hey
37 Cammell Laird 1907 v Harworth Colliery
38 Armthorpe Welfare v Worsbrough Bridge Athletic
39 Parkgate v Chadderton
40 Congleton Town v Bootle
41 Selby Town v Stavely MW
42 Kirby Muxloe v Brocton
43 Nuneaton Griff v Coton Green
44 Littleton v Lichfield City
45 Coventry Sphinx v Sporting Khalsa
46 FC Stratford v Bewdley Town
47 Abbey Hulton United v Whitchurch Alport
48 AFC Bridgnorth v Wolverhampton Casuals
49 Ellesmere Rangers v Birstall United Social
50 Rugby Borough v Malvern Town
51 Stafford Town v Wednesfield
52 Droitwich Spa v Coventry United
53 Boldmere St Michaels v GNP Sports
54 Heather St Johns v Rocester
55 Rugby Town v Team Dudley
(walkover for Rugby Town – Team Dudley not accepted into Competition)
56 Racing Club Warwick v Pegasus Juniors
57 Melton Town v Ingles
58 Lutterworth Athletic v Cradley Town
59 Wellington FC v St Martins
60 Dudley Sports v Shawbury United
61 Coventry Copsewood v Eccleshall
62 NKF Burbage v Lutterworth Town
63 Gornal Athletic v Stone Old Alleynians
64 Wellington Amateurs v Ellistown
(walkover for Wellington Amateurs – Ellistown not accepted into Competition)
65 Heath Hayes v Shifnal Town
66 Dudley Town v Bardon Hill
67 Pershore Town v Hanley Town
68 Ashby Ivanhoe v Friar Lane & Epworth
69 Bolehall Swifts v Tipton Town
70 Haughmond v Saffron Dynamo
71 Gedling MW v Ilkeston Town
72 Rainworth MW v Teversal
73 Newark Flowserve v Harrowby United
74 Leicester Road v Bottesford Town
75 Loughborough University v West Bridgford
76 Ollerton Town v New Mills
77 Skegness Town v Clay Cross Town
78 Anstey Nomads v Eastwood Community
79 Borrowash Victoria v Hucknall Town
80 Clifton All Whites v Belper United
81 Blidworth Welfare v Blaby & Whetstone Athletic
82 Clipstone v Aylestone Park
83 South Normanton Athletic v St Andrews
84 Oadby Town v Sherwood Colliery
85 Dunkirk v Stapenhill
86 Quorn v Retford United
87 Holwell Sports v Pinxton
88 Lincoln Moorlands Railway v Kimberley Miners Welfare
89 Radford v Selston
90 Framlingham Town v Wisbech St Mary
91 Deeping Rangers v Blackstones
92 Woodbridge Town v Eynesbury Rovers
93 Gorleston v Boston Town
94 Peterborough Northern Star v Fakenham Town
95 Walsham Le Willows v Diss Town
96 Newmarket Town v Downham Town
97 Bourne Town v March Town United
98 Huntingdon Town v Wroxham
99 Ely City v Norwich United
100 Stotfold v Wadham Lodge
101 St Margaretsbury v Hadleigh United
102 Newbury Forest v Wivenhoe Town
103 Wormley Rovers v Biggleswade United
104 Enfield Borough v Halstead Town
105 Clapton v Woodford Town 2017
106 May & Baker Eastbrook Community v Burnham Ramblers
107 Stanway Rovers v White Ensign
108 Baldock Town v Long Melford
109 Haverhill Rovers v Ilford
110 Holland v Cornard United
111 Walthamstow v Takeley
112 Langford v Tower Hamlets
113 Southend Manor v Ipswich Wanderers
114 Stansted v Brantham Athletic
115 London Colney v Cockfosters
116 Whitton United v Hatfield Town
117 British Airways v Harefield United
118 Rothwell Corinthians v CB Hounslow United
119 Spelthorne Sports v Northampton On Chenecks
120 FC Deportivo Galicia v London Tigers
121 Sandhurst Town v Kensington Borough
122 Wellingborough Whitworth v Bugbrooke St Michaels
123 Hanworth Villa v Bedford
124 Ampthill Town v Edgware Town
125 Broadfields United v Daventry Town
126 AFC Hayes v Wembley
127 Rushden & Higham United v Winslow United
128 Raunds Town v Cranfield United
129 Bicester Town v AFC Spelthorne Sports Club
130 Southall v Reading City
131 Leverstock Green v Unite MK
132 Cricklewood Wanderers v Risborough Rangers
133 Burnham v Hillingdon
(walkover for Burnham – Hillingdon not accepted into Competition)
134 St Panteleimon v Holmer Green
135 Shrivenham v Tytherington Rocks
136 Bashley v AFC Portchester
137 Binfield v Frimley Green
138 Tadley Calleva v Ascot United
139 Milton United v Clanfield 85
140 Chertsey Town v Woodley United
141 Brimscombe & Thrupp v Ash United
142 Wallingford Town v Abingdon United
143 Penn & Tylers Green v AFC Stoneham
144 Lydney Town v Abbey Rangers
145 Cove v Fleet Spurs
146 Royal Wootton Bassett Town v Oxford City Nomads
(walkover for Royal Wootton Bassett Town – Oxford City Nomads withdrawn)
147 Ardley United v Holyport
148 Fairford Town v Baffins Milton Rovers
149 Colliers Wood United v Stansfeld
150 Bagshot v Sidlesham
151 Raynes Park Vale v Sutton Common Rovers
152 Lingfield v Epsom & Ewell
153 Croydon v Little Common
154 Sutton Athletic v Cray Valley (PM)
155 Hassocks v K Sports
156 St Francis Rangers v FC Elmstead
157 Knaphill v AFC Varndeanians
158 Wick v Godalming Town
159 Mile Oak v Selsey
160 Billingshurst v Tunbridge Wells
161 Lordswood v Fire United Christian
162 Sheerwater v Lancing
163 Meridian VP v Southwick
164 Chessington & Hook United v Oakwood
165 Erith Town v Arundel
166 Lewisham Borough (Community) v Broadbridge Heath
167 Kent Football United v Steyning Town Community
168 Sporting Club Thamesmead v Midhurst & Easebourne United
169 Westside v AC London
170 AFC Croydon Athletic v Worthing United
171 AFC Uckfield Town v Hollands & Blair
172 Glebe v Loxwood
173 Seaford Town v Tooting Bec
174 Lydd Town v Punjab United
175 Snodland Town v Newhaven
176 Erith & Belvedere v Rusthall
177 Fisher v Corinthian
178 East Preston v Eastbourne United
179 Bearsted v Bexhill United
180 Sheppey United v Balham
181 Langney Wanderers v Canterbury City
182 Saltdean United v Crawley Down Gatwick
183 Redhill v Holmesdale
184 Guildford City v Rochester United
185 Whitchurch United v Almondsbury
186 Devizes Town v Warminster Town
187 Calne Town v Fawley
188 Christchurch v Folland Sports
189 Cowes Sports v Westbury United
190 Chippenham Park v Bitton
191 Lymington Town v Portland United
192 Oldland Abbotonians v Totton & Eling
193 Hamworthy United v Amesbury Town
194 Romsey Town v Bridport
195 Ringwood Town v Alresford Town
196 Stockbridge v Roman Glass St George
197 Hallen v Fareham Town
198 East Cowes Victoria Athletic v Pewsey Vale
199 Team Solent v Longwell Green Sports
200 Eversley & California v Downton
201 Bournemouth v Bristol Telephones
202 Hythe & Dibden v Bemerton Heath Harlequins
203 Corsham Town v Laverstock & Ford
204 Exmouth Town v Callington Town
205 Plymouth Parkway v Brislington
206 Tavistock v Helston Athletic
207 Keynsham Town v Sidmouth Town
208 Bishops Lydeard v Bishop Sutton
209 Godolphin Atlantic v Portishead Town
210 Hengrove Athletic v Newquay
211 Wellington AFC v Saltash United
212 Liskeard Athletic v Bovey Tracey
213 Crediton United v Clevedon Town
214 AFC St Austell v Ilfracombe Town
215 Wincanton Town v Radstock Town
216 Witheridge v Wells City
217 Odd Down v Shepton Mallet
218 Elburton Villa v Launceston
All ties must be played on Saturday 1 September 2018, kick-off 3.00pm with replays on or before Thursday 6
September 2018, kick-off 7.45pm. Clubs may mutually agree to penalties being taken after extra time to
determine the winner of a first match without having a replay and this must be confirmed on the
Match Arrangement Form, in accordance with FA Vase Rule 11(a).

SEASON 2018-2019
First Round Qualifying Saturday 1 September 2018
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 15 September 2018
First Round Proper Saturday 13 October 2018
Second Round Proper Saturday 3 November 2018
Third Round Proper Saturday 1 December 2018
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 5 January 2019
Fifth Round Proper Saturday 2 February 2019
Sixth Round Proper Saturday 23 February 2019
Semi Final 1 Saturday 16 March 2019
Semi Final 2 Saturday 23 March 2019
Final Sunday 19 May 2019

FAVQF; Leighton FA Vase run comes to an end

Leighton Town – 0

1874 Northwich – 1

A cold & crisp day at Bell Close

The superb Leighton Town FA Vase run is over after 1874 Northwich came to Bell Close on Saturday and claimed a single goal victory from the penalty spot, and that was all that could separate the two sides. In all fairness, the match did not live up to the expectations or hopes of the huge crowd squeezed inside the ground; there was plenty of noise, colour and ceremony but the football did not match the enthusiasm of both sets of supporters. Whether nerves or the occasion got to the players, it wasn’t one to remember, and once Northwich got their noses in front they were happy to defend anything their hosts could throw at them. With the cup frenzy now over, concentration turns to finishing as high in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division as they can in their pursuit of promotion back to the Southern League.

Leighton made the better start to the game, Lea Coulter in the first minute used the outside of his boot trying to curl one inside the back post from the right hand side of the box, but the ball did not bend in enough as it sailed harmlessly wide. Dom Marsala had a better chance moments later when he collected the ball in midfield, he laid off to Coulter who attacked the right wing before squaring back to Marsala who had made ground inside the area but he mis-hit his shot and pulled wide.

Northwich had to wait ten minutes before the first chance, when Matt Russell crossed from their left and right in front of Tom Wyant in the Town goal Samuel Hind somehow scooped the ball up and over the crossbar. The visitors almost gave their hosts a gift shortly after when a routine ball into their half saw Jack Pritchard turn and go to pass the ball back to his keeper Greg Hall but he sliced his pass and for a second or two it looked as though the ball was going to roll into the net, but Hall recovered to save his team mates blushes.

Tom Guiney has ball taken off his head

From the corner the ball was swung in perfectly towards the head of Town skipper Tom Guiney who looked odds on to connect and thump at goal, but Hall was off his line and pushed the ball away in the nick of time, almost off the head of the centre half. On twenty-one minutes Hall was again denying the home side from taking the lead, Alex O’Brien tried his luck from thirty yards out with a dipping drive that had the keeper back peddling before leaping to push over the bar with both hands.

Four minutes later saw the deciding moment of the game. Northwich were on the attack with Jake Parker to the left of the area, as he looked for space a tackle from Marsala saw him felled and the referee who was right behind the action blew and pointed to the spot. Although Wyant went the right way, he couldn’t prevent Scott McGowan from drilling into the bottom corner to give the away side the lead.

Up until that moment Leighton had been the better side, but the goal changed the whole complexion of the match. 1874 came into the game lifted by their lead and started asking their own questions of the Leighton back line. Taylor Kennerley attacked down the left channel and his cross cum shot almost crept inside the back post but was eventually cleared. James Hatch then had a chance when played in down the Leighton left, shoulder to shoulder with a defender he took the shot on early from just inside the box but Hall was comfortable falling to his left to gather. H/T: 0-1

Tom Wyant goes close to saving penalty

Seven minutes into the second period almost saw Northwich extend their lead when a loose ball in the Leighton box was allowed to bounce and Hind nipped in between the reds defence but could only side foot straight into Wyant’s gloves. Some intricate passing on the edge of the Northwich box between O’Brien and Marsala then saw Hatch presented with the opportunity to shoot from twelve yards but his shot was straight at Hill.

As the half wore on the away side managed the game to their benefit, mopping up anything Leighton tried, forcing manager Scott Reynolds into freshening up the front line by introducing Lorrell Smith for Lea Coulter. Almost immediately Smith had a run at the 1874 defence but again they dealt with the threat without too much discomfort.

George Boland was also introduced to the action and a free kick into the box found him twelve-yards out creeping in behind the defence, however he didn’t connect and could only screw the ball away from goal where it was cleared away. Lewis McBride crossed from the left and a defender blocked to kill the ball dead, running in Carl Tappin sent the ball back into the danger area but with no one in red anywhere near it was again launched to safety.

With five minutes left Smith robbed Ryan Mitchell out on the left and headed for goal, on reaching the eighteen-yard line he snatched at the chance but simply curled straight into Hill’s gloves. Northwich then saw out the remainder to book their place in the two-legged semi-finals, and leave Leighton heart broken. F/T: 0-1

Attendance: 1,109

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FAVQF; Quarter-Final preview with Reds defensive duo

Saturday 24th February 2018

Leighton Town v 1874 Northwich

FA Vase Quarter-Final

Bell Close

K.O. 3.00pm

Leighton Town

Since September last year, over five-hundred non-league clubs have entered the 2017/18 FA Vase. This Saturday the final eight teams left in the competition take to the field to battle it out for a place in the semi-finals and be just two games from playing at the home of English football, Wembley Stadium. There aren’t many managers, staff, players, supporters & committee’s that get to watch their side play on the hallowed turf at this level; back in September when the first qualifying round of matches took place not many were thinking ahead to Sunday 20th May 2018 and the FA Vase Final. Fast forward seven rounds, we are now down to the quarter-final stage, and everyone is thinking about the final.

Leighton Town were no different to most clubs, just hoping for a good run to swell the financial coffers, but on Saturday they host 1874 Northwich with the opportunity to reach the last four. Scott Reynolds men are on an eleven-game winning sequence, but once again come up against unknown opposition from another league, and another part of the country, a part of the country where teams are notorious for doing well in FA Vase competition!

Ahead of the fixture, Sports Shots caught up with defenders James Towell & Dave Murphy, and asked Dave just what it means as a player to be this far into an FA competition:

It’s a huge game & a massive achievement to get through to the quarter finals in such a prestigious competition. To know that we are in the last eight after winning seven previous games makes it even more special. For so many teams at this level, it’s a dream to have a good run in it and we are going to do all that we can on Saturday to make sure we are in the hat for the semi-final draw on Monday

James agreed that it’s been a dream run so far:

It’s getting very real now, a cup final at Wembley is at arm’s length; the sort of occasion you dream of being involved in as a kid. We have done very well to get this far, however there is still work to be done so we shouldn’t get too carried away just yet. But of course, it’s a great feeling to still be in the cup

James Towell

We asked James what the highlight of the cup run has been so far:

I’d have to say that beating Norwich CBS has been the highlight for me, being so close to exiting the competition to get back into the game so late on, and going on to win so convincingly in extra-time, we showed tremendous character in that game, that will long live in the memory

Where does this run rank in Dave Murphy’s career:

This is actually the second time I’ve played in a Vase quarter-final, unfortunately in 2014 I was at Ampthill and on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline and our dream ended there. To miss out on the opportunity to play in a two-legged semi-final was crushing. At that point to be so close, and even if you were up against one of the top northern teams, the fact is playing over two legs always gives you a chance to get to the final. So for me, this game on Saturday is right up there, I don’t want that losing experience again and I will do everything I can to stop that from happening again

We asked Dave if there was any secret to the Leighton run?

I honestly believe that we‘ve kept the games as low key as possible. We know that we have a lot of quality in our squad and on our day,  we can match any team at this level. We’ve tried to take our consistency and good form from our league campaign and replicate it in the Vase, and up to this point it has been an expectation that if we perform well & play to our strengths then we have every chance of winning. That hasn’t always happened, and we have had two very tough ties against Norwich and Wolves but our poor performance during stages of those games has been as much a factor of making those ties difficult as the quality of the opposition. But our attitude to games is that we do not know when we are beaten, we have a great group of players who will fight for each other until the end

We questioned James whether it was difficult to concentrate on league games with the Vase in the background?

It’s not that difficult if I’m honest. They both seem to give us a break from each other of late, the league is obviously our priority and we must gain promotion this season. But we give it our all in all the competitions we’ve been in this season, and I’d hate for anything to slip through our fingers now

We looked at what players James thinks will make an impact for Leighton on Saturday:

I actually think myself and Matt Hall will have a big part to play, keeping our opposing players quiet, stopping crosses & shots, and winning our own individual battles, I think the pace of Lorrell (Smith) up top causes every team we’ve played problems, he could really make the difference for us going forward

Dave is expecting a tough battle on the pitch:

I would expect them to be a very good side, you can’t get to this stage of the competition through luck alone. They will be organised, disciplined and no doubt have quality all over the pitch. But we need to make sure that we focus on our strengths and what we can do, if we can do that & play to our potential that we know we can at Bell Close, then we have a great chance of making it through to the semi-finals, and that’s when you really start getting excited

Dave Murphy

Rounding up, we asked Dave how he feels his own personal season has been:

It’s been good, we are in a good position in the league table, and obviously this huge game this week-end. We are only really in that position due to the incredible run we find ourselves on at this time, eleven wins in a row and a momentum we need to keep going on Saturday. Personally, I have managed to keep injury free and had a good run of games which is always nice, but it really has all been about the effort the squad is putting in. But it all comes down to Saturday, and then some huge league games over the next few weeks, that’s when we can really then look at what an incredible season it has been for Leighton Town FC

And what will James do to relax on Friday evening:

I usually get to my local gym for a yoga class on Friday evenings, I go to two classes a week, one on Monday and the other on the Friday. It’s only a beginner’s class on the Friday so it’s nice & light but I find it just gets me in a clear frame of mind ready for the game the next day. However, this Friday a couple of the squad and I are having a get together at Lewis McBride’s, so it’ll be nice to just get a few of us together and have some food, play the Nintendo Wii and just chill ahead of the match

Sports Shots would like to thank both James & Dave for their time this week.

FAV5R; Leighton send Wolves packing to reach ¼ final

Wolverhampton Sporting Community – 3

Leighton Town – 4

The Leighton Town FA Vase run of 2017/18 is certainly going to go down in supporter’s memories for a very long time to come. After the first couple of rounds were negotiated, they went on to record to narrow single goal victories, one at home, the other in Essex, and single goal leads are never comfortable. From there they went to Norfolk and surrendered a two goal lead before winning through; they then hosted a Norfolk side and were going out of the competition with two minutes of the ninety left. A late equaliser sent the game into extra time, and they won in the extra thirty minutes, this sent them to Staffordshire to face Wolverhampton Sporting CFC. Surely the Town supporters couldn’t have their nerves shredded any further?

Upon arrival at the home of ‘Wolves’, you are welcomed to Pride Park. Healthy numbers of Leighton support had travelled up from Bedfordshire, despite the 10.00am pitch inspection leaving most in limbo not knowing where they were heading for a 3.00pm football feast. As the crowd swelled the talk was of the condition of the pitch. The home committee had been working all day Friday and Saturday morning desperately trying to get it pitch perfect. Some heavy forking, buckets of sands, and some plastic sheets resulted in game on.

Centre spot

The first half will live in memory for a long time. Poor defending or great attacking, pace, mud, set pieces, strange decisions for both sides, this was a proper cup tie. Leighton scored from a corner to settle the nerves, that didn’t last long! Their hosts equalised and looked extremely dangerous every time they came forward. Leighton then went and scored two more, the first again from a corner, the second from a sublime free kick routine. 1-3, game over? No chance!

Sporting were level by the break, one a dubious penalty even ridiculed by the home supporters as a corner all day long. Full credit must be given to the home side, technically a level below their guests, it never really showed for long periods, an all-out attacking flare side that fully demonstrated why they have scored over one hundred goals this season, and are surely destined for higher level football. The second half could never match the first, Leighton got their noses in front again with yet another awkward penalty decision, Alex O’Brien despatched the spot kick into the bottom corner and Leighton then managed the remainder to set up a mouth-watering home quarter-final tie with 1874 Northwich in two weeks’ time.

Manager Scott Reynolds was again forced to reshuffle his pack from their last game, with Lewis McBride still missing with an ongoing arm injury, Dom Marsala serving the last of his three match suspension, & Bruno Brito on holiday, back came Lorrell Smith and Matt Hall, with Smith & James Hatch up front, Hall slotting into his familiar left back role alongside Tom Guiney, Dave Murphy & James Towell at right back. A strong combative midfield showed Alex O’Brien and Carl Tappin in the middle with Tom Silford patrolling the left and Lea Coulter in his now familiar right sided position.

An early shot from the hosts was comfortable for Tom Wyant in the Leighton goal, before at the opposite end a Smith cross was inches away from Coulter in the middle. Hatch then had an effort which was deflected away for a corner on nine minutes.

From the corner Leighton took the lead, swung into the near post Hatch out jumped his marker and headed the ball at goal, Wolves keeper Dale Reaney & centre half Jak Barnes fell over each other trying to clear, the ball fell to the floor and a melee ensued which resulted in Reaney falling on the ball, but the assistant on the far side waved his flag furiously to indicate the ball had crossed the line.

The lead lasted just ninety seconds when a corner saw a header from close range stopped by Hall inside the six-yard box, but quickest to react was Wolves skipper Mitch Clarke who stabbed home. Moments after their equaliser the hosts had another chance when another cross from the left found Wes Grey in front of goal but he could only lift over the top.

Despite the home side pressing after their goal, it was the away side that scored again on seventeen minutes when Hatch got on the end of another corner at the near post and headed over everyone and in. Seven minutes later saw Leighton in dream land, a two-footed challenge on Smith saw a free kick awarded just outside the Wolves box. Alex O’Brien planted into the bottom corner after a clever routine involving Coulter and Hall.

Alex O’Brien scores from free kick

Before Leighton had any time to calm down, Wolves pulled a goal back through Jon Letford, a cross into the box & effort at goal saw Wyant save, but the rebound was pounced on by the Wolves midfielder who knocked past the stranded Town keeper giving him no chance. Game on again!

The red and white shirts were now defending wave after wave of attacks, Tom Hill headed over after a superb cross found the striker on the corner of the six-yard box, then nine minutes before the break the scores were level again. A long ball knocked for a Wolves player to chase down saw Silford give chase, on the edge of the eighteen yard area the challenge was made and the ball rolled out of play. As the assistant waved for a corner, the referee pointed to the penalty spot.

Alex Moore absolutely rifled home the penalty into the top corner, and the sides went into half-time all square, with spectators barely able to comprehend what they had witnessed in the first forty-five minutes. H/T: 3-3

Of course the second half couldn’t mirror the first, but it started as if it would with the home side taking the game to their guests. A full five minutes of pressure without little end product saw the Town back line under pressure but deal with everything thrown at them. A brief respite saw Smith released away on goal from one clearance and he ran thirty yards before blazing over the crossbar from distance.

Back came Wolves, a cross into the area saw Barnes first to the ball but he could only hook wide, then on fifty-six minutes came another suspicious penalty decision, this time in Leightons favour. Coulter threaded a ball through for Smith to chase, Wolves left back Kyle Delaney gave chase and slid in to challenge winning the ball but again the official pointed to the spot.

Alex O’Brien scores winning penalty

O’Brien despatched into the bottom corner to once again give his side the lead in the tie. The goal seemed to calm the game down from that point, Wolves attacked but Leighton were comfortable and managed the game brilliantly. A series of niggly tackles, substitutions and weary legs meant the game never really threatened like it had for the first hour or so. On sixty-nine minutes the home side got down their left wing, and fizzed the ball across the goal face but no orange shirts were anywhere near forward enough to get a touch, and the ball rolled harmlessly out for a throw in.

As the tempo slowed it took until the last five minutes for Wolves to realise they only needed a goal for extra time. A ball played up to Letford saw him back to goal work some space before turning and shooting, but he dragged his effort wide of Wyant’s right hand post. Smith had a late chance for Leighton but he cleared the clubhouse as well as the crossbar, and Wolves knew it was over when in the dying seconds a ball into the Town box saw defender Phil McKerdy twist his entire body in mid-air to get his head to it, but his effort was two yards wide of the post and moments later the whistle sounded to end a truly remarkable cup tie. F/T: 3-4

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FA Vase, 3R: Match Preview Gorleston v Leighton Town

Saturday 2nd December 2017

FA Vase 3rd Round

Gorleston (Step 5) v Leighton Town (Step 5)

Emerald Park

K.O. 3.00pm

Gorleston FC

Leighton Town travel to Norfolk on Saturday hoping to continue their run in the FA Vase and pocket over one thousand pounds in prize money, but face another team they will know very little about in Gorleston FC. The Greens play in the Eastern Counties League Premier Division, the same level as their guests and are in good form ahead of the game having won three and drawing one of their last four matches. However, Leighton will travel with confidence high with just one defeat in their last twelve games in all competitions.

Matt Hall

Lewis McBride

Ahead of the contest Sports Shots caught up with Leighton players Matt Hall and Lewis McBride, and asked Lewis what the squad knew about their hosts:

All we know is they play in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division and currently sit somewhere mid table, but at this stage of this competition we know anyone we play now will be a tough test

Matt explained how the squad have been preparing for the game after the thumping win at Stotfold on Tuesday night:

It was a comfortable win on Tuesday; we came in Thursday night for a light session to keep the legs ticking over, nothing too tough though with the long journey to Yarmouth in mind

Lewis has suffered from injury this season but is determined to help Leighton achieve their goals:

It’s been a mixed season for me so far, I missed all of pre-season after I broke my arm, and since being back in the squad I’ve picked up a few niggling injuries along the way. I think I’ve played about twelve games so far and my aim is to remain as injury free from now as I can, keep my head down, play well and help the team stay in and around the top places in the league

Matt is very happy with the way the season has gone so far:

I think we have started this season far better than most expected, I joined under the premise that we were going to battle for promotion back to the Southern League and win a cup or two along the way! To still be in four out of six cup competitions and sit seventh with up to five games in hand on those around us at this stage is a position a lot of clubs would love to be in. Yes of course it could have been even better, and we’ve dropped points against teams we should have beaten but that is football and we leave those games behind us. With the squad we now have, and the morale amongst us there is no reason we cannot achieve what we set out to do

Matt has become a versatile defender for manager Scott Reynolds this term, but he has a favourite position:

Whilst I’m happy to play anywhere and happy to help the team where I can, I am most at home at left back. I love the contest against a tricky winger but also like to try and get forward when I can to try and create something from out wide

Both players discussed the current playing squad at Leighton, with Lewis explaining how some of the players who don’t play every week are still working hard to impress:

I feel we have a great squad here, even the lads who don’t get as much game time as they’d like have shown they want to be here, and have performed exceptionally well when coming off the bench. Our team spirit is spot on and we all get on, which for me personally is massive when playing for a football club

Matt agreed:

Our current squad is very strong, with a great mix of experience and youth. There are no ego’s which is giving us the success we’ve had so far, we have no stand out players individually as every player has played their part in our season

Lewis feels a trophy isn’t beyond reach:

I think winning a trophy would really show how far we’ve progressed as a club, and finishing in the top three would really round off a very successful season and this is possible as long as we remain focused and consistent

Finally, we asked both for memories in the Vase, but Lewis hasn’t played in the competition until this season:

I’ve only competed in the Trophy and the FA Cup before this year, and I had a really good run with Rugby Town where we just missed out on the first-round proper

Matt however has a clear memory:

My favourite memory has to be scoring the winning goal direct from a corner in the eighty-fifth minute against London Lions in the previous round!

BREAKING … FA Vase draw for 2017-18

97 Buckingham Athletic or Bedford v AFC Hayes or Hatfield Town

102 Wantage Town v Lydney Town or Winslow United

108 Oxford City Nomads v Baldock Town or Buckingham Town or Woodley United

1 Sunderland Ryhope CW v Northallerton Town or Alnwick Town
or Guisborough Town
2 Team Northumbria v Durham City
3 Stockton Town v Consett
4 Garforth Town v Nelson
or Holker Old Boys
5 Stokesley SC or Hebburn Town v Newcastle Benfield
6 Billingham Synthonia v Whitley Bay
7 Willington v Darlington Railway Athletic
or Harrogate Railway Athletic
8 Tow Law Town or Crook Town v Esh Winning or Penrith
9 Heaton Stannington or Carlisle City v Thornaby
10 Marske United v Seaham Red Star or Albion Sports
or Ryton & Crawcrook Albion
11 Whickham or Newton Aycliffe v Blyth or West Allotment Celtic
12 West Auckland Town v Chester-Le-Street Town or Silsden
13 Padiham or Thackley v Ashington or Easington Colliery
14 Barnoldswick Town or Dunston UTS v Washington
15 Eccleshill United v Knaresborough Town
or Jarrow Roofing Boldon CA
16 Campion or Bedlington Terriers v Brandon United or Bishop Auckland
17 Rossington Main or Cheadle Town v Hallam or Abbey Hey
18 Litherland Remyca or Ashton Town v Chadderton
19 Atherton LR or Irlam v Parkgate or Daisy Hill
20 Winsford United v Maine Road or Pontefract Collieries
21 Alsager Town or New Mills v Nostell MW
22 Vauxhall Motors or 1874 Northwich v Squires Gate or Congleton Town
23 AFC Liverpool v City of Liverpool
or Athersley Recreation
24 Sandbach United v AFC Emley
25 Ashton Athletic v Maltby Main or Cammell Laird 1907
26 Selby Town or Charnock Richard v Bacup Borough
27 Burscough v Armthorpe Welfare
28 AFC Blackpool v Northwich Victoria or Stockport Town
or West Didsbury & Chorlton
29 Widnes or Glasshoughton Welfare v AFC Darwen
30 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic v Barnton or Penistone Church
or Dronfield Town
31 St Helens Town or Hemsworth MW v Prestwich Heys or Liversedge
32 Ellesmere Rangers v Whitchurch Alport or Pershore Town
or Highgate United
33 Bilston Town or Bolehall Swifts v Haughmond
34 Wellington Amateurs v Atherstone Town
or Dudley Town
35 Shawbury United or Wellington v Cadbury Athletic or Littleton
36 Chelmsley Town or AFC Bridgnorth v Lutterworth Athletic or AFC Wulfrunians
37 Dudley Sports v Tividale or Brocton
38 Shifnal Town v Pegasus Juniors or Droitwich Spa
39 Cradley Town or Bromyard Town v Barnt Green Spartak or Walsall Wood
40 Ellistown & Ibstock United v Wednesfield
or Eccleshall
41 Heather St Johns v Nuneaton Griff or Rocester
or Coventry Sphinx
42 Westfields or Stapenhill v Daventry Town
43 Stourport Swifts v Paget Rangers or Wolverhampton Casuals
44 Malvern Town or Smethwick v Bewdley Town or Rugby Town
45 Stafford Town v Ashby Ivanhoe or St Martins
46 Studley or Long Buckby v Hanley Town or Lichfield City
47 Boldmere St Michaels v Worcester City
or Alvis Sporting Club
48 Leicester Road v Coventry Copsewood
or Racing Club Warwick
49 Coton Green or Heath Hayes v Wolverhampton SC v FC Oswestry Town
50 Uttoxeter Town or Gornal Athletic v Bardon Hill
51 Coventry United or Tipton Town v Hereford Lads Club or Stone Old Alleynians
52 Barton Town Old Boys v Clipstone
53 Retford United v Pinxton
54 Westella & Willerby or Arnold Town v Ollerton Town
55 Leicester Nirvana v Radcliffe Olympic or Belper United
or Graham St Prims
56 Friar Lane & Epworth v Teversal
or Lutterworth Town
57 Grimsby Borough v Long Eaton United or Rainworth MW
or Shirebrook Town
58 Hall Road Rangers or Gedling MW v Skegness Town or Sleaford Town
59 Hucknall Town or Clay Cross Town v Eastwood Community
60 Holwell Sports v Dunkirk
61 South Normanton or Melton Town v FC Bolsover
62 Heanor Town or Holbrook Sports v Quorn or Oadby Town
63 Blaby & Whetstone Athletic v Bottesford Town or West Bridgford
or Blidworth Welfare
64 Loughborough University v Staveley MW
or Winterton Rangers
65 Worksop Town or Aylestone Park v Kirby Muxloe or Anstey Nomads
66 Boston Town v Birstall United or South Normanton Athletic
67 Sandiacre Town v Sherwood Colliery
68 Clifton All Whites v St Andrews
or Harrowby United
69 Radford v Kimberley MW or Barrow Town
70 Godmanchester Rovers v Raunds Town or Wellingborough Town
71 Northampton On Chenecks v Irchester United
72 Stewarts & Lloyds v Rushden & Higham United
or Swaffham Town
73 Biggleswade v Northampton Sileby Rangers
74 Histon or Blackstones v Cogenhoe United or Rothwell Corinthians
75 Potton United or Netherton United v March Town United or Peterborough Northern Star
76 Bourne Town or Harborough Town v Wisbech Town
77 Eynesbury Rovers v Burton Park Wanderers
78 Downham Town v Thrapston Town
or Biggleswade United
79 Pinchbeck United v Fakenham Town or Huntingdon Town
or Holbeach United
80 Thetford Town v Oakham United
81 Wellingborough Whitworths v Wisbech St Mary
82 Redbridge or Brantham Athletic v FC Clacton or Coggeshall Town
83 Tower Hamlets or Hackney Wick v Little Oakley
84 Enfield Borough or Canning Town v Woodbridge Town or Hoddesdon Town
85 Wroxham v Spixworth or Ipswich Wanderers
86 Basildon United or St Margaretsbury v Walsham Le Willows
87 Barkingside or Southend Manor v Haverhill Rovers or Whitton United
88 Long Melford or Halstead Town v Stanway Rovers
89 West Essex v Great Wakering Rovers or Sporting Bengal United
90 Diss Town v Framlingham Town or Waltham Forest
91 Ilford or Cornard United v Hullbridge Sports
92 Kirkley & Pakefield v Burnham Ramblers
93 Great Yarmouth Town v Brimsdown or Debenham LC
or FC Broxbourne Borough
94 Stansted or Wodson Park v Wivenhoe Town or Holland
95 Stowmarket Town or Team Bury v Enfield 1893 or Haverhill Borough
96 Hadleigh United or Wadham Lodge v Saffron Walden Town or Sawbridgeworth Town
97 Buckingham Athletic or Bedford v AFC Hayes or Hatfield Town
98 New College Swindon v Clanfield 85 or Holmer Green
or Ampthill Town
99 Highworth Town v Burnham or Easington Sports
100 Abingdon United or Highmoor Ibis v Welwyn Garden City or Brackley Town Saints
101 Broadfields United v Holyport
or Pitshanger Dynamo
102 Wantage Town v Lydney Town or Winslow United
103 Cricklewood Wanderers or Stotfold v Rayners Lane
104 Hadley or Milton United v Colney Heath or Harefield United
105 Hillingdon Borough v North Greenford United or Harpenden Town
or Marston Shelton Rovers
106 Wallingford Town v Oxhey Jets
107 Tytherington Rocks v Ardley United or Longlevens
108 Oxford City Nomads v Baldock Town or Buckingham Town or Woodley United
109 Royal Wootton Bassett Town v Codicote
or Fairford Town
110 Wootton Blue Cross v Malmesbury Victoria or Chipping Sodbury Town
or London Lions
111 Amersham Town or Langford v Crawley Green or Tuffley Rovers
112 Edgware Town v Henley Town
or Risborough Rangers
113 Leighton Town v Leverstock Green
or Brimscombe & Thrupp
114 FC Elmstead or Whitstable Town v Rochester United or Lancing
115 Gravesham Borough or Cobham v Bexhill United
116 Ringmer or AC London v Worthing United or Horley Town
117 Rusthall v Crawley Down Gatwick
118 Hassocks v Spelthorne Sports
119 Seaford Town or Saltdean United v Stansfeld or Bedfont & Feltham
120 Balham v East Preston or Forest Hill Park
121 Snodland Town or Horsham YMCA v Oakwood or Langney Wanderers
122 Southwick or Broadbridge Heath v AFC Croydon Athletic or Bearsted
123 Billingshurst v Arundel or Lordswood
124 Westside or Steyning Town v Bedfont Sports or Three Bridges
125 Sporting Club Thamesmead v Walton & Hersham or Little Common
126 Meridian VP v FC Deportivo Galicia
or Lewisham Borough (Community)
127 Beckenham Town or Lingfield v Bridon Ropes or Wick
128 Erith & Belvedere or Holmesdale v Chessington & Hook United or Lydd Town
129 Colliers Wood United or K Sports v Hailsham Town or Abbey Rangers
130 Redhill or Chatham Town v Kensington Borough
131 Tooting Bec or Littlehampton Town v Banstead Athletic or Fisher
132 Eastbourne United or Newhaven v Hollands & Blair or Tooting & Mitcham Wanderers
133 Glebe or Deal Town v CB Hounslow United or Peacehaven & Telscombe
134 St Francis Rangers or Erith Town v Mile Oak or Chertsey Town
135 Sheppey United or Loxwood v Tunbridge Wells
136 Canterbury City v AFC Uckfield Town or Raynes Park Vale
or Sutton Common Rovers
137 Newport (IW) or Fleet Spurs v Alresford Town
138 Badshot Lea v Frimley Green
139 AFC Aldermaston or Romsey Town v Bournemouth
140 AFC Portchester v Tadley Calleva or Andover New Street
141 Knaphill or Sidlesham v Horndean or Andover Town
142 Fareham Town v Binfield
143 Godalming Town v Shaftesbury or Brockenhurst
144 Alton Town v Amesbury Town or New Milton Town
145 Cowes Sports v Selsey
or Baffins Milton Rovers
146 Hamworthy United v Guildford City or Lymington Town
or AFC Stoneham
147 East Cowes Victoria Athletic v Downton
or Calne Town
148 Sandhurst Town v Ringwood Town or Eversley & California
149 Warminster Town or Folland Sports v Ascot United or Farnham Town
150 Midhurst & Easebourne v United Services Portsmouth or Verwood Town
151 Swanage Town & Herston v Laverstock & Ford or Fawley
or Ash United
152 Windsor or Devizes Town v Whitchurch United
153 Cove or Westbury United v Christchurch
154 Bashley v Hythe & Dibden or Bagshot
155 Pewsey Vale or Chippenham Park v Camberley Town
156 Hamble Club v Petersfield Town or Corsham Town
or Bemerton Heath Harlequins
157 Welton Rovers or Willand Rovers v Saltash United
158 Odd Down v Oldland Abbotonians
159 Cheddar or Radstock Town v Roman Glass St George or Elburton Villa
160 Hengrove Athletic v Ashton & Backwell United or Godolphin Atlantic
161 Cadbury Heath or St Blazey v Shepton Mallet
162 Almondsbury UWE v Wellington AFC or Wells City
or Clevedon Town
163 Bovey Tracey or Keynsham Town v Bishop Sutton
164 AFC St Austell or Bishops Lydeard v Bridgwater Town
165 Bridport or Wincanton Town v Plymouth Parkway or Sherborne Town
166 Tavistock or Hallen v Camelford or Helston Athletic
167 Cullompton Rangers v Witheridge or Cribbs
or Torpoint Athletic
168 Portishead Town v Bodmin Town
169 Longwell Green Sports v Ivybridge Town
170 Axminster Town or Crediton United v Bitton or Brislington

FA: Date for draws announced

The draws for the opening couple of rounds of next season’s FA Cup, FA Trophy, and FA Vase, will be published on Friday 7th July.

BREAKING … FA Vase draw in full

The FA Vase

The FA Vase

1 Bridlington Town v Yorkshire Amateur
2 Bedlington Terriers v Bishop Auckland
3 Albion Sports v Ashington
4 Knaresborough Town v Silsden
5 Stockton Town v Eccleshill United
6 Blyth Town v Ryton & Crawcrook Albion
7 Darlington Railway Athletic v Barnoldswick Town
8 Consett v Hebburn Town
9 Daisy Hill v Garforth Town
10 Penrith v Durham City
11 Billingham Town v Willington
12 West Allotment Celtic v Hall Road Rangers
13 Washington v Billingham Synthonia
14 Easington Colliery v Thackley
15 AFC Darwen v Pickering Town
16 Nelson v Heaton Stannington
17 West Auckland Town v Seaham Red Star
18 Crook Town v Esh Winning
19 Carlisle City v Team Northumbria
20 Brandon United v Chester-Le-Street Town
21 Tow Law Town v Norton & Stockton Ancients
22 Whickham v Charnock Richard
23 Thornaby v Liversedge
24 Newcastle Benfield v Alnwick Town
25 City of Liverpool v Litherland Remyca
26 Barton Town Old Boys v Grimsby Borough
27 Staveley MW v Cheadle Town
28 Maltby Main v Widnes
29 Alsager Town v Squires Gate
30 Ashton Town v Parkgate
31 Bootle v Maine Road
32 St Helens Town v Chadderton
33 Runcorn Town v Winsford United
34 Dronfield Town v Glasshoughton Welfare
35 Pontefract Collieries v Hemsworth MW
36 Irlam v Selby Town
37 Winterton Rangers v Penistone Church
38 Ashton Athletic v Athersley Recreation
39 Armthorpe Welfare v Congleton Town
40 Barnton v Harworth Colliery
41 Black Country Rangers v Stafford Town
42 Dudley Town v Wellington Amateurs
43 FC Oswestry Town v Walsall Wood
44 Coton Green v Kirby Muxloe
45 Ashby Ivanhoe v Pelsall Villa
46 Whitchurch Alport v Wellington
47 Highgate United v Lye Town
48 Bolehall Swifts v Heath Hayes
49 Bromyard Town v Atherstone Town
50 Cradley Town v Uttoxeter Town
51 Pershore Town v Bewdley Town
52 Chelmsley Town v Studley
53 Ellistown & Ibstock United v Bromsgrove Sporting
54 Redditch Borough v Rocester
55 AFC Bridgnorth v Boldmere St Michaels
56 Shawbury United v Heather St Johns
57 Shifnal Town v Gornal Athletic
58 Barnt Green Spartak v Cadbury Athletic
59 Racing Club Warwick v Coventry United
60 Malvern Town v Tividale
61 Bardon Hill v Littleton
62 Lutterworth Athletic v Stone Old Alleynians
63 Brocton v Eccleshall
64 Continental Star v Wolverhampton Casuals
65 Stourport Swifts v Smethwick
66 Ellesmere Rangers v Pegasus Juniors
67 Clay Cross Town v Leicester Road
68 Clifton All Whites v Oadby Town
69 Borrowash Victoria v Bottesford Town
70 Gedling MW v Oakham United
71 Loughborough University v Arnold Town
72 Ollerton Town v Retford United
73 Pinxton v Harrowby United
74 Rainworth MW v Heanor Town
75 Graham St Prims v Kimberley MW
76 Teversal v Blidworth Welfare
77 Aylestone Park v Stapenhill
78 Belper United v Radford
79 Barrow Town v St Andrews
80 Long Eaton United v South Normanton Athletic
81 Brigg Town v Harborough Town
82 Holbrook Sports v Hinckley
83 Thetford Town v Framlingham Town
84 Yaxley v Eynesbury Rovers
85 Great Yarmouth Town v Bourne Town
86 Wisbech Town v Mildenhall Town
87 Ely City v Kirkley & Pakefield
88 Walsham Le Willows v Deeping Rangers
89 Gorleston v Wisbech St Mary
90 Diss Town v Team Bury
91 London Bari v Newbury Forest
92 FC Clacton v Enfield 1893
93 Wivenhoe Town v Wadham Lodge
94 FC Broxbourne Borough v Cornard United
95 Takeley v Tower Hamlets
96 Halstead Town v Hadley
97 Langford v Baldock Town
98 Stansted v Saffron Walden Town
99 Hadleigh United v Debenham LC
100 Burnham Ramblers v London Lions
101 Harpenden Town v Ilford
102 Whitton United v Biggleswade United
103 Woodbridge Town v Hatfield Town
104 Southend Manor v West Essex
105 Hertford Town v Clapton
106 Sporting Bengal United v Stowmarket Town
107 Codicote v St Margaretsbury
108 Redbridge v Eton Manor
109 Raunds Town v Northampton On Chenecks
110 Risborough Rangers v Broadfields United
111 Winslow United v Rushden & Higham United
112 Long Buckby v Hillingdon Borough
113 Bedfont & Feltham v Sandhurst Town
114 Ampthill Town v Northampton Sileby Rangers
115 Rothwell Corinthians v Burton Park Wanderers
116 AFC Hayes v Crawley Green
117 AFC Hillgate v Thrapston Town
118 Brackley Town Saints v Leighton Town
119 Spelthorne Sports v Tring Athletic
120 Cranfield United v Southall
121 Bicester Town v Potton United
122 FC Deportivo Galicia v Irchester United
123 London Tigers v Cogenhoe United
124 Daventry Town v Windsor
125 Stotfold v North Greenford United
126 Bedford v CB Hounslow United
127 Desborough Town v Woodford United
128 Stewarts & Lloyds Corby v Wellingborough Whitworths
129 Hanworth Villa v Bedfont Sports
130 Amersham Town v Highmoor Ibis
131 AFC Stoneham v Malmesbury Victoria
132 Buckingham Athletic v Binfield
133 Hook Norton v Bracknell Town
134 Shrivenham v Abbey Rangers
135 Ash United v Tytherington Rocks
136 Thame United v Tadley Calleva
137 Badshot Lea v Farnham Town
138 Fairford Town v Chipping Sodbury Town
139 Chertsey Town v Lydney Town
140 AFC Portchester v Holyport
141 Woodley United v Ardley United
142 Cove v Buckingham Town
143 Tunbridge Wells v Steyning Town
144 Hailsham Town v Lingfield
145 Croydon v Loxwood
146 Whitstable Town v Chichester City
147 Broadbridge Heath v Crowborough Athletic
148 Southwick v FC Elmstead
149 Bearsted v Pagham
150 Cray Valley (PM) v Glebe
151 St Francis Rangers v Ringmer
152 Raynes Park Vale v Haywards Heath Town
153 Arundel v Westfield
154 Horley Town v Hassocks
155 Sevenoaks Town v Crawley Down Gatwick
156 Little Common v Erith Town
157 Redhill v Deal Town
158 Guildford City v Eastbourne United
159 Chessington & Hook United v Rochester United
160 Bexhill United v Holmesdale
161 Shoreham v Meridian VP
162 Mile Oak v Erith & Belvedere
163 Littlehampton Town v Saltdean United
164 Worthing United v Peacehaven & Telscombe
165 Dorking v Beckenham Town
166 Bridon Ropes v Colliers Wood United
167 Langney Wanderers v Selsey
168 Brockenhurst v Ringwood Town
169 Corsham Town v United Services Portsmouth
170 Westbury United v Folland Sports
171 New Milton Town v Horndean
172 Oldland Abbotonians v Lymington Town
173 Whitchurch United v Laverstock & Ford
174 Hamworthy United v Amesbury Town
175 Cowes Sports v Cadbury Heath
176 Andover New Street v Gillingham Town
177 Hallen v Fawley
178 Bournemouth v Verwood Town
179 Hythe & Dibden v Team Solent
180 Bemerton Heath Harlequins v Downton
181 Romsey Town v Warminster Town
182 Christchurch v Swanage Town & Herston
183 Bridport v Cribbs
184 Alresford Town v Chippenham Park
185 Welton Rovers v Ashton & Backwell United
186 Liskeard Athletic v Portishead Town
187 Hengrove Athletic v Camelford
188 AFC St Austell v Crediton United
189 Cullompton Rangers v Wincanton Town
190 Shepton Mallet v Tavistock
191 Radstock Town v Torpoint Athletic
192 Wellington AFC v Bishop Sutton
193 Keynsham Town v Ivybridge Town
194 Cheddar v Elburton Villa
All ties must be played on Saturday 10 September 2016, kick-off 3.00pm with replays on or before Thursday
15 September 2016, kick-off 7.45pm. Clubs may mutually agree to penalties being taken after extra time
to determine the winner of a first match without having a replay and this must be confirmed on the
Match Arrangement Form, in accordance with FA Vase Rule 11(a).