Wednesday, 27 October 2021

A NARROW HARD FOUGHT VICTORY FOR LONDON COLNEY AGAINST MK IRISH

It wasn't 90 minutes that will live long in the memory for the 35 people who watched London Colney and Milton Keynes Irish last night - it which was a game that was slightly bad tempered and tetchy at times. London Colney, under manager Jack Metcalfe, had been narrowly beaten by Newport Pagnell Town in the FA Vase on Saturday with the visitors also going out of the Vase in a 2-0 defeat at Step Six side Ipswich Wanderers. 

The game was won by an impressive individual goal by Wilberforce Ocran in the second half. He had had a close range effort well save by Jack Taylor in the Irish goal in the first half. Ocran collected the ball outside of the box and dribbled the ball around the advancing keeper to slot the ball into the net. The 22 year old who spent two years as a professional with Charlton Athletic between 2018 to 2020 has recently signed on a dual registration basis with Isthmian League Premier Division Hornchurch FC where he has recently been featured on their bench. 

The talking point in the game came just after half time when Colney's Callum Ismail and Irish's Rob McDonald were bother booked. The incident is below - In modern football you could argue both maybe should of bee sent off - but the referee did well in calming things down and issuing two yellow cards.. see what you think?

MK Irish pushed for an equaliser towards the end of the game but found a hard working London Colney difficult to break down - when they did they found Marcus Klepka in the home goal in good form and making some good saves. 

The Irish will want to put this game behind them in their home game against Tring Athletic on Saturday. London Colney travel to Harefield United who drew 2-2 at home to Aylesbury Vale Dynamoes last night. 

Jack Metcalfe is building a good young side at London Colney - It would be good to see a few more people through the turnstiles at Cotlandswick. They have average just 36 people in their eleven home league and cup games so far this season.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS   

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE - NUMBERS & NEWS

BROMLEY are the form side over the last six games played - they have won all six in a row which have included 4 clean sheets too. Could it be The Ravens season and they follow their rival's Sutton United into the football league? The 2018 FA Trophy runner's up finished in their highest position ever last season (seventh) and lost out to Hartlepool United in the play-offs. Andy Woodman has been in charge since March this season after the departure of Neil Smith who had been in charge at Hayes Lane for five year. 

DOVER ATHLETIC have yet to win this season with just three draws in their eleven games played which came at home to high flying Chesterfield (0-0), another 0-0 draw at home to Solihull Moors and a 1-1 draw away from home at Weymouth. With The Whites starting on -12 points this season - which they were deducted for failing to fulfil fixtures last season (we won't argue the rights and wrongs about it here) - it's looking like the Kent club will be back in the Vanarama South for the 22/23 season. They are a huge 17 points off of safety. They last played at Step Two in the 2013/14 season. There best finish in non-league's top division came in the 2015/16 when they finished fifth and lost to Forest Green Rovers in the play-off semi-final. It doesn't get any easier for Andy Hessenthaler's side as they face Stockport County at home on Saturday and have to travel back to Step Three side Yate Town tonight in an FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round replay after a 1-1 draw last weekend - the original game scheduled for Tuesday wasn't played due to floodlight issues. 

STOCKPORT COUNTY were one of the pre-season favourites for the title and have made some real ripples in the division last week by signing League One Bolton Wanderer's Captain Antoni Sarcevic. The midfielder had helped his former club to promotion from the fourth tier and has also played in the football league for Crewe Alexandra, Fleetwood Town, Shrewsbury Town and Plymouth Argyle - The 29 year old has made 299 football league appearances in total. He made his debut for his new club in their 2-1 defeat at Notts County last weekend. 

County have lost four games on their eleven played in the Vanarama National League which isn't good by their high standards - last season they lost only seven in their forty-two games played. 

At 726 BOREHAM WOOD have the lowest average crowd in the division but they have consistently punched above their weight qualifying for the play-offs twice since they were promoted to the Vanarama National League - In 2018 they were so close to moving up to the football league losing to Tranmere Rovers in the play-off final at Wembley and in 2019 they lost to Harrogate Town in the semi-final.  Many people they wouldn't do as well this season with the loss of striker Kabongo Tshimanga to league rival's Chesterfield - He scored against his former club on Saturday in The Spireites 2-1 win. 

WEALDSTONE have a had difficult start to their season with only two wins from twelve games played so far at Kings Lynn Town (currently 20th) and at home to Altrincham (9th) - they are without a win in four games in which they have only scored two goals and conceded eight goals - two of those games have ended all square though so all is not lost. They host table topping Grimsby Town tonight which should attract a decent crowd to Grosvenor Vale. 

The pressure is on YEOVIL TOWN boss Darren Sarll - The Glovers are without a win six league games - they host WOKING tonight who are currently in 12th place. 

With the take over of WREXHAM and some big names brought into their squad over the summer the Welsh club were favourites for the title (and they still are! - see below - I certainly wouldn't want to put my 10p on them) with many people but it's not gone according to plan so far. They are currently in 11th place - 13 points off the top - but do have games in hand over sides above them apart from Bromley. They travel to MAIDENHEAD UNITED tonight - The Magpies have struggled so far with just 3 wins in 11 games but a win tonight would put them just 2 points below Wrexham. 

TONIGHTS FIXUTRES 
Aldershot Town v Weymouth 
Altrincham v Solihull Moors 
Chesterfield v Eastleigh 
FC Halifax Town v Dagenham & Redbridge 
King's Lynn Town v Boreham Wood
Maidenhead United v Wrexham 
Notts County v Bromley 
Stockport County v Barnet 
Wealdstone v Grimsby Town 
Yeovil Town v Woking 

TOP SCORERS LIST 
Kabonga Tshimanga (Chesterfield) - 10 goals 
Michael Cheek (Bromley) - 9 goals 
Tahvon Campbell (Woking) - 8 goals 
Billy Waters (FC Halifax Town) - 8 goals 

CURRENT TITLE ODDS 
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Wrexham 7/2 
Chesterfield 7/2 
Grimsby Town 9/2 
Stockport County 5/1 
Notts County 10/1 
Boreham Wood 12/1 
Dagenham & Redbridge 12/1 
Bromley 22/1 
Solihull Moors 22/1 
All others 40/1 and over 

Monday, 25 October 2021

A TOUGH START FOR LONDON SPORTS CLUB BUT THE ONLY WAY IS UP

 It's been a tough start to the Middlesex County League Division One North/West for newly formed London Sports Club who are currently based in East Acton playing at The Park Club. The club were formed by 24 year old Muchahit Cinar and a group of friends - He has previously represented Crawley Town at under 23 level. 

Their website has a their main goal in football being a very bold and highly ambitious one 'to get to the Vanarama National League within eight years' with the club established for 'the sole purpose of developing talented players and providing a platform for them to shine and feel safe in a team and in return, help London SC to achieve its goals.' 

LEAGUE RESULTS SO FAR 
Saturday 9th October - Starlight L 0-9 
Saturday 16th October - SPEEDY UNITED L 0-17 
Saturday 23rd October - HILLTOP RESERVES L 0-16 

They host Connaught Old Boys of the Wimbledon and District League Bill Tutt League One this weekend in a London FA Saturday Junior Cup Second Round game - LSC were given a bye in the last round as their opponents withdrew.

The Cold End wishes them the best of luck for the forthcoming season! 

You can follow the fortunes of the club on Twitter at @LondonLSC

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE - THE SEASON SO FAR

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE - CURRENT TABLE 
POSITION TEAMPGD  PTS 
1.STANWAY ROVERS18+2036
2.WALTHAMSTOW13+2834
3. REDBRIDGE 16+17 32 
4. SAFFRON WALDEN TOWN 14 +23 31
5. ATHELTIC NEWHAM 14+2030
6. STANSTED14+2030
7. WHITE ENSIGN   17+1328
8. FC CLACTON 14+4 25
9. ENFIELD 14+1824 
10. TAKELEY 15+323
11.WEST ESSEX 15+223 
12. COCKFOSTERS 15-421 
13. WOODFORD TOWN 14-519
14. ST MARGARETSBURY 15-716 
15. ILFORD 15-1215
16. LITTLE OAKLEY 12-114 
17. CLAPTON 15 -514
18.  HODDESDON TOWN  14-1411
19.SOUTHEND MANOR 16-278
20.SAWBRIDGEWORTH TOWN16-375
21.SPORTING BENGAL UNITED16 -584

Stanway Rovers currently lead the Essex Senior League but it's second placed Walthamstow and fourth placed Saffron Walden Town who look best placed due to their games in hand. The Stows only defeat so far in the league was against Saffron Walden Town who won 1-2 at Wadham Lodge in September. 

Nobdoy would of expected Athletic Newham and White Ensign who were promoted from Step Six last season to be doing so well so far - they have surprised many people with their results. Little Oakley, who are the other side promoted, are further down the league but nine points above the drop zone with the bottom three of Southend Manor, Sawbridgeworth Town and Sporting Bengal United looking in danger of being cut-adrift from the rest of the divisions. 


Sporting Bengal United only positive results so far were a 2-1 home win over fellow struggler's Hoddesdon Town and a 2-2 draw at home to Sawbridgeworth Town on Saturday. 

Sawbo have a decent 1-1 draw at home to Stansted, a 3-0 home win over Southend Manor and the aforementioned 2-2 draw. 

Southend Manor's two wins have come against Sporting Bengal United and a 1-0 win over Clapton along with two draws against St Margaretsbury and Cockfosters. 

Sporting Bengal United recently parted with their manager of 5 years Imrul Gazi who is quite rightly considered a club legend at the Mile End Stadium. Shipon Miah has taken over being assisted by new head coach Rui Costa as they look to turn around the fortunes of the East London club. 

Southend Manor have also had a change in management with Ryan Gordon taking over at the end of Spetember. 

Sawbridgeworth Town have also brought in former Burnham Ramblers and Basildon United boss Alex Salmon to work alongside Kieran Amos as joint managers at the end of September. 

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES 

Tuesday 26th October 
St Margaretsbury v Woodford Town
Stansted v Hoddesdon Town

Saturday 30th October 
Clapton v Hoddesdon Town
Cockfosters v Sporting Bengal United
FC Clacton v Woodford Town
Ilford v Saffron Walden Town
Little Oakley v White Ensign
Sawbridgeworth Town v Stanway Rovers
Southend Manor v Redbridge
St Margaretsbury v Stansted
Walthamstow v Athletic Newham

Tuesday 2nd November 
Walthamstow v Takeley

Wednesday 3rd November
Enfield v West Essex

Friday 5th November
Woodford Town v Little Oakley

Saturday 6th November 
Clapton v Walthamstow
Hoddesdon Town v Southend Manor
Redbridge v Sawbridgeworth Town
Saffron Walden Town v FC Clacton
Sporting Bengal United v Enfield
St Margaretsbury v Ilford
Stanway Rovers v Takeley
West Essex v Cockfosters
White Ensign v Athletic Newham

FA VASE SECOND ROUND DRAW

To be played on the weekend of Saturday 20th November
WInners £900 losers £275 
The Cold End ties of the round are highlighted in RED

North Shields v North Ferriby 
The 2015 winners of the FA Vase host the team formed after North Ferriby United (Vase runner's up in 1997 and FA Trophy winners in 2015) were dissolved in 2019. The Villagers are currently in second place of the Step Six Northern Counties East League Division One with The Robins in fifth place of the EBAC Northern League Division One.   
Billingham Synthonia v West Auckland Town 
A huge all EBAC Northern League game as Division Two side Billingham Synthonia welcome twice runner's up West Auckland Town who in the last four seasons have reached the 4th round, quarter-final, 5th round and 5th round. The Synners who lost their Central Avenue ground in 2017 have been ground-sharing since - they currently share with Wearside League side Norton and Stockton Ancients at the Norton Sports Complex. To get to this stage they have beaten Division One side Whitley Bay, Division Two side Brandon United and FC Isle of Man of the North West Counties League Division One South. They reached the SF stage back in 06/07 where narrowly missed out on a trip to Wembley as they went on on penalty kicks to AFC Totton and also reached the fifth round stage in 2011 and 2012. 
Thornaby v Consett AFC 
Another massive all EBAC Northern League game as Thornaby (currently in 7th place) entertain table topper's Consett AFC who lost to Hebburn Town in the 2020 final. It was a 2-2 draw in August when they met in the league at Consett in front of a crowd of 544 people. 

Rugby Town v Hinckley Leicester Road 
Around 20 miles seperate the Warwickshire towns of Rugby and Hinckley so this will be a much anticipated local derby. Both play in the UHLSport United Counties Premier Division South - The Knitters only defeat so far this season came in the FA Cup against Hanley Town with 19 games played, one defeat, one draw and 17 wins. Rugby Town (as VS Rugby) famously won the Vase in 1983 beating Halesowen Town 1-0 at Wembley. 146 people saw Hinckley LR beat Rugby Town 3-1 in the league in September. 

Racing Club Warwick v Coventry Sphinx 
Another local derby game as Coventry Spinx, who won 9-0 in the last round, make the short journey to Midland League Premier Division side Racing Club Warwick who have defied their league form in the FA Vase. They have only one win in eleven league games but have beaten Chelmsley Town and Bewdley Town to get to this stage. 

Whittlesey Athletic v Worcester City 
The home side were only formed in 2014 as a result of Peterborough & District League side's Whittlesey United and Coates Athletic. The new club won promotion to the United Counties League Division One for the 2016/17 but pulled out of the league midway through the campaign. The 2018/19 season saw them gain promotion back to the UCL with them moving to the Thurlow Nunn League Division One North for the 21/22 season. I'd say the game versus Worcester City is the biggest one in the club's short history and the away side will bring a good number of fans to Cambridgeshire. City, who took voluntary demotion from Step 2 to Step 5 in 2017 reached the fifth round of the Vase in 19/20. 

Shefford Town & Campton v Risborough Rangers 
An all Spartan South Midlands League tie as Division One takes on Premier Division. The home side recorded an impressive 0-1 victory as Essex Senior side Ilford in the last round with the visitors making a really impressive start to their Premier Division campaign where they are currently unbeaten. 
Newport Pagnell Town v Leighton Town
A huge game as the home side who were quarter finalists in 2017 and reached the fourth round in 2109 host the quarter-finalists of 2018, 2020 and 2021. The visitors will bring a good away support on the short trip to Willen Road which is around 15 miles in distance. 
Gorleston v Buckhurst Hill
The visitors return to the Norfolk coast after their 1-5 win at Great Yarmouth Town in the last round - This game will be a tougher task for Buckhurst Hill as The Greens are top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division. However, they have had an amazing start to life in the Thurlow Nunn First Division South losing just one league game so far and beating Newbury Forest and Essex Senior League side Enfield FC to get to this stage.  
Wroxham v Newmarket Town 
An all Thurlow Nunn Premier game that will attract a big crowd. Wroxham are currently second in the table with Newmarket Town in eighth. The Yachtsmen won 3-5 in a league game at Newmarket in September - they got to the final in 2010 losing to Whitley Bay and reached the QF stage of the 19/20 competition. The Jockey's best run came in 05/06 when they were knocked out by Cammell Laird at the QF stage. 
Deal Town v Littlehampton Town 
Deal Town famously won the 2000 FA Vase and got the QF stage of the 19/20 competition where they lost at Consett AFC who went onto reach the final. Littlehampton Town were semi-finalists in the 90/91 season losing to Gresley Rovers. They are currently top of the Southern Combination Premier Division scoring 52 goals in just 15 league games! 
Crawley Down Gatwick v British Airways
What's not to love than an airport derby as 'Gatwick' take on 'Heathrow' - Not too long ago Crawley Down Gatwick were members of the Isthmian League for three seasons between 2011 to 2014 after moving through the Sussex County divisions (now the Southern Combination League) after the club was formed as Crawley Down Village in 1993. The club known as Crawley Down Gatwick since 2012 dropped down to Step 6 for one season in 2015/16 but have been in the Southern Combination Premier since. Their Haven Sportsfield home is around six miles from Gatwick Airport - Reaching the second round this season matches their best run in the competition as they have reached this stage twice before in 14/15 (lost to Greenwich Borough) and in 07/08 they lost to Brockenhurst.

British Airways Football Club were formed in 1974 when a work's teams representing British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways merged. The club has teams playing in the London Commercial League and West Middlesex League before joining the Middlesex County League in 2007. They were Premier Division champions in 2013 and 2018 and moved up to the Combined Counties League. Their spiritual home is the Concorde Centre in Cranford but they currently groundshare with Bedfont and Feltham. 

They lost in the FA Vase for three seasons in a row before this season where they have Step Five sides Dunstable Town (on PKS after a 2-2 draw) and Desborough Town 3-1 along with a comfortable 4-0 win over Step Six side Epsom and Ewell in the last round.  


Southall v Chatham Town 
Southall are currently second in the Combined Counties Premier North and reached the QF in 16/17 as well as being runner's up in 1986. They comfortably beat Erith and Belvedere in the First Round who were expected to do well this season. Chatham Town are having a good season in the Southern Counties East Premier winning nine of ten league games so far. One of the ties of the round! 
Athletic Newham v Pagham
The visitors are currently in second place of the Southern Combination Premier just behind free scoring Littlehampton Town. The home side have moved up from Step 6 to the Essex Senior League and have really performed well so far surprising many - they crept through with a victory on penalty kicks after a 1-1 at Holmesdale at the weekend. Striker Richard Kone has been a stand out player for Athletic Newham scoring 22 goals in 15 games so far. What is a shame is that their crowds have hovered around the 25-40 mark so far. With such a quality side on offer it would be good to see Newham locals watch them play. 

Buckland Athletic v Falmouth Town AFC 
The home side are doing very well in the Toolstation Western Premier being currently in third place - Falmouth Town are top of the step 6 South West Penninsular West winning all 12 league games played so far. They have ambitions to move up to the Western Premier so this game will be a good indication of how well they will do if they do go up for the 22/23 season. 

Bridgwater United v Mousehole AFC
A 'lcoal' tie for Mousehole AFC as they make the 300 mile round trip to play fellow Toolstation Western Premier Division side Bridgwater United. This should be a very attended game as 401 saw the home side win 6-2 in the league in October at Fairfax Park. Bridgwater (as Brigwater Town) have reached the 3rd and 4th round in the last two seasons.  
Wellington AFC v Christchurch 
A tie which sounds like it could be played in the Southern Hemisphere as aside from Auckland these are two biggest cities in the New Zealand - The visitors are struggling towards the drop zone of the Wessex Premier this season but have a good record in the competition in recent times reaching the fourth round in the last two seasons. They make the trip from Dorset to Somerset to play Wellington AFC who are currently 15th of 19 teams in the Toolstation Western Premier whose best run in the competition is getting to the Third Round on two previous occasions. 

Glebe v Hanworth Villa 
Cockfosters v Tring Athletic
Saffron Walden Town or Kirkley & Pakefield v Cornard United 
Fakenham Town v Stansted 
Baldock Town v Hadley 
New Salamis v Ipswich Wanderers
Norwich CBS v Lakenheath 
Flackwell Heath v Guildford City 
Raynes Park Vale v Blackfield & Langley 
Fareham Town v Abbey Rangers 
Milton United v Beckenham Town 
Cobham v Egham Town 
Frimley Green v United Services Portsmouth 
Stansfeld v Badshot Lea
Tunbridge Wells v Walton & Hersham 
Wallingford Town AFC v North Greenford United 
Harefield United v Berks County 
Sheerwater v Sheppey United 
Wendron United v New Milton Town 
Andover New Street v Hamworthy United 
Liskeard Athletic v Keynsham Town 
Royal Wootton Bassett Town v Torpoint Athletic 
Brixham AFC v Tavistock AFC 
Bemerton Heath v Clevedon Town
Bashley v Shaftesbury
Street v Oldland Abbotonians 
Walsall Wood v Deeping Rangers 
Mulbarton Wanderers v London Lions
Aylestone Park v Anstey Nomads 
Loughborough Students v Gresley Rovers 
Boldmere St Michaels v Congleton Town 
Whitchurch Alport v Malvern Town 
Coventry United v Westfields 
Prestwich Heys v Winterton Rangers 
Sandbach United v Hanley Town 
Lichfield City v Highgate United 
Stourport Swifts v Kimberley Miners Welfare
Atherstone Town v Long Eaton United
Harborough Town v Wellingborough Town
Bury AFC v Birtley Town 
Holker Old Boys AFC v Wythenshawe Town 
Pilkington v Burscough 
AFC Liverpool v Redcar Town 
Eccleshill United v Barton Town
Newcastle Benfield v Emley AFC 
Carlisle City v Abbey Hey  
Brockenhurst v Brimscombe & Thrupp

TEAMS LEFT IN THE COMPETITION BY LEAGUE

STEP FIVE

FORMER WINNERS 
FORMER RUNNER'S UP 
FORMER SEMI-FINALISTS

COMBINED COUNTIES PREMIER NORTH (5)
Abbey Rangers 
Egham Town
Hanworth Villa 
North Greenford United  
Southall 

COMBINED COUNTIES PREMIER SOUTH (6)
Badshot Lea 
Cobham
Frimley Green 
Guildford City 
Raynes Park Vale 
Sheerwater
Walton & Hersham 

EASTERN COUNTIES PREMIER (6/7)
Gorleston 
Fakenham Town 
Kirkley & Pakefield # to be confirmed 
Lakenheath 
Mulbarton Wanderers 
Newmarket Town
Wroxham 

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE (3/4)
Athletic Newham 
Cockfosters 
Saffron Walden Town # to be confirmed 
Stansted

HELLENIC PREMIER (4)
Brimscombe & Thrupp
Malvern Town 
Royal Wooton Bassett Town  
Westfields 

MIDLAND LEAGUE PREMIER (9) 
Boldmere St Michaels 
Hanley Town 
Highgate United 
Lichfield City 
Racing Club Warwick 
Stourport Swifts 
Walsall Wood 
Whitchurch Alport 
Worcester City 

NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE (4) 
Consett AFC 
Newcastle Benfield 
North Shields
Thornaby 
West Auckland Town 
 
NORTH COUNTIES EAST PREMIER (5)
Barton Town 
Congleton Town 
Eccleshill United  
Emley AFC*
Winterton Rangers 

NORTH WEST COUNTIES PREMIER (3)
AFC Liverpool 
Burscough 
Prestwich Heys 

SOUTHERN COUNTIES EAST PREMIER (6) 
Beckenham Town 
Chatham Town 
Deal Town 
Glebe 
Sheppey United
Tunbridge Wells

SOUTHERN COMBINATION PREMIER (3)
Crawley Down Gatwick
Littlehampton Town
Pagham 

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS PREMIER (8) 
Baldock Town
Flackwell Heath 
Hadley 
Harefield United
Leighton Town 
New Salamis  
Risborough Rangers 
Tring Athletic 

UNITED COUNTIES PREMIER NORTH (5)
Antsey Nomads 
Deeping Rangers
Gresley Rovers*
Long Eaton Town 
Loughborough Students  

UNITED COUNTIES PREMIER SOUTH (7)
Coventry Sphinx
Coventry United  
Harborough Town 
Hinckley Leicester Road 
Newport Pagnell Town 
Rugby Town
Wellingborough Town 

WESSEX PREMIER (8)
Bashley
Blackfield and Langley 
Brockenhurst 
Christchurch 
Fareham Town 
Hamworthy United 
Shaftesbury 
United Services Portsmouth

WESTERN PREMIER (8)
Bridgwater United
Buckland Athletic 
Clevedon Town
Keynsham Town 
Mousehole
Street 
Tavistock AFC 
Wellington AFC 

STEP SIX

COMBINED COUNTIES DIVISION ONE (4) 
Berks County
British Airways
London Lions  
Wallingford Town  

EASTERN COUNTIES FIRST DIVISION (SOUTH) (4)
Buckhurst Hill
Cornard United  
Ipswich Wanderers 

EASTERN COUNTIES FIRST DIVISION (NORTH) (2)
Norwich CBS 
Whittlesey Athletic 

MIDLAND LEAGUE DIVISION ONE (1)
Atherstone Town 

NORTH WEST COUNTIES DIVISION ONE SOUTH (3)
Abbey Hey 
Sandbach United
Wythenshawe Amateurs 

NORTH WEST COUNTIES DIVISION ONE NORTH (3)
Bury AFC 
Holker Old Boys AFC 
Pilkington 

NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION TWO (4)
Billingham Syntonia
Birtley Town 
Carlisle City 
Redcar Town 

NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST DIVISION ONE (1)
North Ferriby*

SOUTH WEST PENNINSULAR PREMIER EAST (2)
Brixham AFC 
Torpoint Athletic 

SOUTH WEST PENNINSULAR PREMIER WEST (3)
Falmouth Town 
Liskeard Athletic 
Wendron United 

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS DIVISION ONE (1)
Shefford Town & Campton

HELLENIC LEAGUE DIVISION ONE (1)
Milton United 

SOUTHERN COUNTIES EAST DIVISION ONE (1)
Stansfield 

UNITED COUNTIES DIVISION ONE (2) 
Aylestone Park 
Kimberley MW 
 
WESSEX LEAGUE DIVISION ONE (3)
Andover New Street 
Bemerton Heath Harlequins 
New Milton Town 

WESTERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE (1)
Oldland Abbotonians 

FORMER WINNERS & SEMI-FINALISTS

(1) Bashley lost to Emley AFC at the semi-final stage in the 1987/88 season. 
(2) Billingham Synthonia reached the semi-final in 2006/07 where they lost to AFC Totton. 
(3) Consett AFC were finalists in the delayed 2019/20 competition where they lost to Hebburn Town.
(4) Deal Town won the 2000 final winning 1-0 against Chippenham Town. 
(5) North Shields were winners of the FA Vase in 2015 beating Glossop NE in the final. 
(6) Stansted beat Stamford 3-2 in the 1984 final.  
(7) Wroxham lost to Whitley Bay in the 2010 final. 
(8) Tunbridge Wells lost to Spennymoor Town in 2013 final. 
(9)United Services Portsmouth lost to Binfield in the 20/21 semi-final. 
(10) VS Rugby win the 1983 final defeating Halesowen Town 1-0 in the final. The club have since changed their name to Rugby United in 2000 and then Rugby Town in 2005. 
(11) Walsall Wood lost to Warrington Rylands in the 20/21 semi-final. 
(12) West Auckland Town have a rich history in the FA Vase but have never won the competition. They were finalists in 2012 (lost to Dunston UTS) and 2014 where they lost to Sholing. In the last four seasons they have reached the 4th round, quarter-final and the fifth round twice.  
(13) Southall lost to Halesowen Town in 1986 final.  

* denotes reformed club of original club who have reached the final or semi-final of the competition as follows: 

*Emley AFC reached the 1988 final where they lost to Colne Dynamoes. They moved to Wakefield in 2000 and became Wakefield & Emley in 2002, Wakefield-Emley in 2004 and then Wakefield FC in 2006 when the clubs colours were also changed. Wakefield FC were dissolved in 2014. A new club 'AFC Emley' were formed in 2005 and play at The Welfare Ground the former home of the original club - they were renamed Emley AFC at the start of the 2019/20 season. 

* The original Gresley Rovers lost to Guiseley in the 1991 final replay 3-1 after a 4-4 draw at Wembley. They also reached the Semi-Final stage in 1993 losing to Bridlington Town. In 2009 they were liquidated and a new club formed named Gresley FC who adopted the name of Gresley Rovers in 2020. Rovers had defeated Littlehampton Town in the semi-final.
 
* North Ferriby FC are a new team formed in 2019 following the demise of North Ferriby United who reached the semi-final in 1988/89 losing to Tamworth and reached the final in 1997 losing to Whitby Town. 

PREVIOUS WINNERS OVER LAST TEAN SEASONS & WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
1975 - Hoddesdon Town - Essex Senior League (Step 5) 
1976 - Billericay Town - Vanarama South (Step 2) 
1977 - Billericay Town - Vanarama South (Step 2) 
1978 - Blue Star - Northern Alliance Premier (Step 7)  (A)
1979 - Billericay Town - Vanarama South (Step 2) 
1980 - Stamford - Northern Premier Division One Midlands (Step 4) 
1981 - Whickham - Northern League Division One (Step 5) 
1982 - Forest Green Rovers - League Two 
1983 - VS Rugby - United Counties Premier South (Step 5) 
1984 - Stansted - Essex Senior League (Step 5) 
1985 - Halesowen Town - Northern Premier Division One Midlands (Step 4) 
1986 - Halesowen Town - Northern Premier Division One Midlands (Step 4) 
1987 - St Helens Town - North West Counties D1 North (Step 6) 
1988 - Colne Dynamoes - Dissolved in 1990 (B) 
1989 - Tamworth - Southern League Premier Central (Step 3)
1990 - Yeading - Southern League Premier South (Step 3) (C) 
1991 - Guiseley - Vanarama North (Step 2) 
1992 - Wimborne Town - Southern League Premier South (Step 3) 
1993 - Bridlington Town - Northern Premier D1 East (Step 4) 
1994 - Diss Town - Thurlow Nunn First Division North (Step 5) 
1995 - Arlesey Town - Spartan South Midlands Premier (Step 5) 
1996 - Brigg Town - Northern Counites East D1 (Step 6) 
1997 - Whitby Town - Northern Premier League Premier (Step 3) 
1998 - Tiverton Town - Southern League Premier South (Step 3) 
1999 - Tiverton Town - Southern League Premier South (Step 3) 
2000 - Deal Town - Southern Counties East Premier (Step 5) 
2001 - Taunton Town - Southern League Premier South (Step 3) 
2002 - Whitley Bay - Northern League Division One (Step 5) 
2003 - Brigg Town - Northern Counties East D1 (Step 6)  
2004 - Winchester City - Southern League D1 South (Step 4) 
2005 - Didcot Town - Southern League D1 Central (Step 4) 
2006 - Nantwich Town - Northern Premier League Premier (Step 3) 
2007 - Truro City - Southern League Premier South (Step 3) 
2008 - Kirkham & Wesham - Vanaram North (Step 2) (D) 
2009 - Whitley Bay - Northern League Division One (Step 5)  
2010 - Whitley Bay - Northern League Division One (Step 5) 
2011 - Whitley Bay - Northern League Division One (Step 5) 
2012 - Dunston UTS - Northern Premier League Division One East (Step 4) 
2013 - Spennymoor Town - Vanarama National North (Step 2) 
2014 - Sholing - Southern League Division One South (Step 4) 
2015 - North Shields - Northern League Division One (Step 5) 
2016 - Morpeth Town - Northern Premier League Premier Division (Step 3) 
2017 - South Shields - Northern Premier League Premier Division (Step 3) 
2018 - Thatcham Town - Isthmian League Division One South Central (Step 4) 
2019 - Chertsey Town - Isthmian League Division One South Central (Step 4) 
2020 - Hebburn Town - Northern Premier League Division One East (Step 4) 
2021 - Warrington Rylands - Northern Premier League Division One West (Step 4) 

A) denotes club ceased operations in 2009 and reformed in 2018
B) denotes Colne Dynamoes dissolved in 1990. Colne FC were formed in 1996 and play at The Holt House ground former home of the Dynamoes. Colne FC got to the SF stage in 03/04 losing to AFC Sudbury. 
C) Yeading merged with Hayes in 2007 to form 'Hayes & Yeading United'. 
D) Kirkham and Wesham were re-named AFC Fylde in 2008. 


Random FA Vase Fact - Scottish club Annan Athletic competed in the first two FA Vase competitions when they were members of the Carlisle and District League. 

Sunday, 24 October 2021

FA VASE FIRST ROUND RESULTS & NEWS

FA VASE FIRST ROUND RESULTS
FRIDAY 22nd OCTOBER
Newark 1-1 Deeping Rangers - Deeping Rangers won 3-1 on PK 
Southall 3-0 Erith & Belvedere 

SATURDAY 23rd OCTOBER 
Fareham Town 1-1 Jersey Bulls - Fareham Town won 4-3 on PK
Carlisle City 5-1 Chester-Le-Street Town
Pilkington 7-3 West Allotment Celtic 
Heaton Stannington 2-5 Eccleshill United 
Seaham Red Star 0-0 Wythenshawe Amateurs - Wythenshawe Amateurs won 4-3 on PK
Newcastle Benfield 3-2 Golcar United 
Abbey Hey 6-0 Parkgate  
Prestwich Heys  4-2 Penrith 
Swallownest 1-3 Birtley Town 
Burscough 1-1 Garforth Town - Burscough won 6-5 on PK 
Emley AFC 4-1 Longridge Town 
Sunderland Ryhope CW 1-2 Bury AFC 
Holker Old Boys 3-2 Skelmersdale United 
Barton Town 3-1 Cleator Moor Celtic  
Thornaby 4-0 South Liverpool 
Consett FC 2-1 Atherton LR 
Grimsby Borough 1-1 Redcar Town - Redcar Town  won 4-1 on PK 
Vauxhall Motors 1-2 North Shields 
Winterton Rangers 5-1 Goole AFC 
Bewdley Town 1-3 Racing Club Warwick 
Wellingborough Whitworths 1-6 Highgate United
Heather St Johns 1-2 Atherstone Town
Gresley Rovers FC 7-2 Harrowby United 
Quorn 1-4 Hinckley Leicester Road  
Eynesbury Rovers 1-2 Sandbach United 
Kimberley MW 3-2 Studley
Boston Town 0-1 Hanley Town 
Radford 1-2 Boldmere St Michaels 
Worcester City 2-1 Lutterworth Town 
Romulus 1-1 Harborough Town - Harborough Town won 5-4 on PK
Whittlesey Athletic 1-0 Wolverhampton Casuals 
Whitchurch Alport  2-1 Sleaford Town 
Graham St Prims 0-4 Lichfield City 
Coventry Sphinx 9 -0 AFC Bridgnorth 
Eastwood Community 1-1 Loughborough Students - Loughborough won 4-2 on PK
Aylestone Park 4-0 Wednesfield
Whitton United 2-4 Cockfosters 
Mildenhall Town 1-2 Lakenheath
Saffron Walden Town 3-1 Kirkley & Pakefield #
# Game abandoned in injury time - result to be confirmed
Stansted 1-1 Wivenhoe Town - Stansted FC won 4-1 on PK
Wroxham 6-0 Benfleet 
Ipswich Wanderers 2-0 Milton Keynes Irish 
Buckingham Athletic 2-2 Cornard United - Cornard United won 4-2 on PK
Norwich United 1-2 New Salamis 
London Colney 0-1 Newport Pagnell Town 
Ampthill Town 0-4 Norwich CBS 
Ardley United 1-1 Tring Athletic  - Tring Athletic won 4-3 on PK
Hoddesdon Town 0-0 Gorleston - Gorleston won 5-4 on PK
Ilford 0-1 Shefford Town & Campton
Great Yarmouth Town 1-5 Buckhurst Hill 
Risborough Rangers 3-1 Long Melford 
Holmer Green 1-3 Glebe 
Newmarket Town 2-1 Redbridge 
London Lions 4-2 Thetford Town 
North Greenford United 3-2 Ash United 
Fisher 1-2 Badshot Lea 
Hilltop FC 2-3 Tunbridge Wells
Abbey Rangers 2-2 Horley Town - Abbey Rangers won 4-2 on PK
Littlehampton Town 3-2 Moneyfields
British Airways 4-0 Epsom & Ewell
Clapton 0-2 Beckenham Town  
Pagham 1-1 Snodland Town - Pagham win 4-2 on PK 
Wallingford Town AFC 0-0 Ascot United - Wallingford Town AFC won 6-5 on PK
Stansfeld 3-1 Staplehurst Monarchs United 
Blackfield & Langley 4 -2 Wokingham & Emmbrook 
Sheppey United 4-0 Forest Hill Park
Rayners Lane 2-3 Sheerwater 
Chatham Town 6-0 Alresford Town 
Holmesdate 1-1 Athletic Newham - Athletic Newham won 6-5 on PK 
Milton United 2-1 Bridon Ropes 
Harefield United 3-0 Kent Football United
Guildford City 4-0 Shoreham 
Deal Town 4-0 Kennington 
Frimley Green 2-1 Rochester United 
Berks County 2-1 Burnham 
Crawley Down Gatwick 3-2 Lordswood 
Egham Town 4-1 Colliers Wood United 
Raynes Park Vale 2-0 Redhill 
Dobwalls 0-3 Bashley 
Royal Wootton Bassett Town 4-0 Downton 
Wendron United 4-2 Bournemouth FC 
Buckland Athletic 3-0 Camelford 
Newton Abbot Spurs 1-2 Brixham AFC
Tuffley Rovers 1-4 Street 
Cribbs 1-2 Andover New Street 
Liskeard Athletic 4-2 Laverstock & Ford 
Bitton 2-4 New Milton Town 
Oldland Abbotonians 2-2 Helston Athletic - Oldland Abbotonians won 5-3 on PK
Brimscombe & Thrupp 2-1 Welton Rovers 
Mousehole 4-0 Wells City 
Brockenhurst 6-0 Bodmin Town 
Longlevens AFC 0-3 Shaftesbury 
Newquay 2-3 Keynsham Town 
Torpoint Athletic 4-1 Chipping Sodbury Town 
Millbrook 1-2 Wellington AFC 
Ashton & Backwell United 0-0 Bemerton Heath -  Bemerton Heath FC won 5-4 on PK
Falmouth Town AFC 2-1 Bradford Town 
Cadbury Heath 1-1 Hamworthy United - Hamworthy United FC won 6-5 on PK
Billingham Synthonia 4-2 FC Isle of Man

SUNDAY 24th OCTOBER
Coventry United 2-1 Birstall United 
AFC Liverpool 2-1 Newton Aycliffe 
Belper United 1-2 Rugby Town 
Baldock Town 5-1 Hillingdon Borough

TEAMS LEFT IN THE COMPETITION BY LEAGUE

STEP FIVE

FORMER WINNERS 
FORMER RUNNER'S UP 
FORMER SEMI-FINALISTS

COMBINED COUNTIES PREMIER NORTH (5)
Abbey Rangers 
Egham Town
Hanworth Villa 
North Greenford United  
Southall 

COMBINED COUNTIES PREMIER SOUTH (6)
Badshot Lea 
Cobham
Frimley Green 
Guildford City 
Raynes Park Vale 
Sheerwater
Walton & Hersham 

EASTERN COUNTIES PREMIER (6/7)
Gorleston 
Fakenham Town 
Kirkley & Pakefield # to be confirmed 
Lakenheath 
Mulbarton Wanderers 
Newmarket Town
Wroxham 

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE (3/4)
Athletic Newham 
Cockfosters 
Saffron Walden Town # to be confirmed 
Stansted

HELLENIC PREMIER (4)
Brimscombe & Thrupp
Malvern Town 
Royal Wooton Bassett Town  
Westfields 

MIDLAND LEAGUE PREMIER (9) 
Boldmere St Michaels 
Hanley Town 
Highgate United 
Lichfield City 
Racing Club Warwick 
Stourport Swifts 
Walsall Wood 
Whitchurch Alport 
Worcester City 

NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE (5) 
Consett AFC 
Newcastle Benfield 
North Shields
Thornaby 
West Auckland Town 
 
NORTH COUNTIES EAST PREMIER (5)
Barton Town 
Congleton Town 
Eccleshill United  
Emley AFC*
Winterton Rangers 

NORTH WEST COUNTIES PREMIER (3)
AFC Liverpool 
Burscough 
Prestwich Heys 

SOUTHERN COUNTIES EAST PREMIER (6) 
Beckenham Town 
Chatham Town 
Deal Town 
Glebe 
Sheppey United
Tunbridge Wells

SOUTHERN COMBINATION PREMIER (3)
Crawley Down Gatwick
Littlehampton Town
Pagham 

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS PREMIER (8) 
Baldock Town
Flackwell Heath 
Hadley 
Harefield United
Leighton Town 
New Salamis  
Risborough Rangers 
Tring Athletic 

UNITED COUNTIES PREMIER NORTH (5)
Antsey Nomads 
Deeping Rangers
Gresley Rovers*
Long Eaton Town 
Loughborough Students  

UNITED COUNTIES PREMIER SOUTH (7)
Coventry Sphinx
Coventry United  
Harborough Town 
Hinckley Leicester Road 
Newport Pagnell Town 
Rugby Town
Wellingborough Town 

WESSEX PREMIER (8)
Bashley
Blackfield and Langley 
Brockenhurst 
Christchurch 
Fareham Town 
Hamworthy United 
Shaftesbury 
United Services Portsmouth

WESTERN PREMIER (8)
Bridgwater United
Buckland Athletic 
Clevedon Town
Keynsham Town 
Mousehole
Street 
Tavistock AFC 
Wellington AFC 

STEP SIX

COMBINED COUNTIES DIVISION ONE (4) 
Berks County
British Airways
London Lions  
Wallingford Town  

EASTERN COUNTIES FIRST DIVISION (SOUTH) (4)
Buckhurst Hill
Cornard United  
Ipswich Wanderers 

EASTERN COUNTIES FIRST DIVISION (NORTH) (2)
Norwich CBS 
Whittlesey Athletic 

MIDLAND LEAGUE DIVISION ONE (1)
Atherstone Town 

NORTH WEST COUNTIES DIVISION ONE SOUTH (3)
Abbey Hey 
Sandbach United
Wythenshawe Amateurs 

NORTH WEST COUNTIES DIVISION ONE NORTH (3)
Bury AFC 
Holker Old Boys AFC 
Pilkington 

NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION TWO (4)
Billingham Synthonia
Birtley Town 
Carlisle City 
Redcar Town 

NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST DIVISION ONE (1)
North Ferriby*

SOUTH WEST PENNINSULAR PREMIER EAST (2)
Brixham AFC 
Torpoint Athletic 

SOUTH WEST PENNINSULAR PREMIER WEST (3)
Falmouth Town 
Liskeard Athletic 
Wendron United 

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS DIVISION ONE (1)
Shefford Town & Campton

HELLENIC LEAGUE DIVISION ONE (1)
Milton United 

SOUTHERN COUNTIES EAST DIVISION ONE (1)
Stansfield 

UNITED COUNTIES DIVISION ONE (2) 
Aylestone Park 
Kimberley MW 
 
WESSEX LEAGUE DIVISION ONE (3)
Andover New Street 
Bemerton Heath Harlequins 
New Milton Town 

WESTERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE (1)
Oldland Abbotonians 

FORMER WINNERS & SEMI-FINALISTS

(1) Bashley lost to Emley AFC at the semi-final stage in the 1987/88 season. 
(2) Billingham Synthonia reached the semi-final in 2006/07 where they lost to AFC Totton. 
(3) Consett AFC were finalists in the delayed 2019/20 competition where they lost to Hebburn Town.
(4) Deal Town won the 2000 final winning 1-0 against Chippenham Town. 
(5) North Shields were winners of the FA Vase in 2015 beating Glossop NE in the final. 
(6) Stansted beat Stamford 3-2 in the 1984 final.  
(7) Tunbridge Wells lost to Spennymoor Town in 2013 final. 
(8)United Services Portsmouth lost to Binfield in the 20/21 semi-final. 
(9) VS Rugby win the 1983 final defeating Halesowen Town 1-0 in the final. The club have since changed their name to Rugby United in 2000 and then Rugby Town in 2005. 
(10) Walsall Wood lost to Warrington Rylands in the 20/21 semi-final. 
(11) West Auckland Town have a rich history in the FA Vase but have never won the competition. They were finalists in 2012 (lost to Dunston UTS) and 2014 where they lost to Sholing. In the last four seasons they have reached the 4th round, quarter-final and the fifth round twice.   
(12) Southall were runner's up to Halesowen Town in 1986. 

* denotes reformed club of original club who have reached the final or semi-final of the competition as follows: 

*Emley AFC reached the 1988 final where they lost to Colne Dynamoes. They moved to Wakefield in 2000 and became Wakefield & Emley in 2002, Wakefield-Emley in 2004 and then Wakefield FC in 2006 when the clubs colours were also changed. Wakefield FC were dissolved in 2014. A new club 'AFC Emley' were formed in 2005 and play at The Welfare Ground the former home of the original club - they were renamed Emley AFC at the start of the 2019/20 season. 

* The original Gresley Rovers lost to Guiseley in the 1991 final replay 3-1 after a 4-4 draw at Wembley. They also reached the Semi-Final stage in 1993 losing to Bridlington Town. In 2009 they were liquidated and a new club formed named Gresley FC who adopted the name of Gresley Rovers in 2020. Rovers had defeated Littlehampton Town in the semi-final.
 
* North Ferriby FC are a new team formed in 2019 following the demise of North Ferriby United who reached the semi-final in 1988/89 losing to Tamworth and reached the final in 1997 losing to Whitby Town. 

PREVIOUS WINNERS OVER LAST TEAN SEASONS & WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
2012 - Dunston UTS - Northern Premier League Division One East (Step 4) 
2013 - Spennymoor Town - Vanarama National North (Step 2) 
2014 - Sholing - Southern League Division One South (Step 4) 
2015 - North Shields - Northern League Division One (Step 5) 
2016 - Morpeth Town - Northern Premier League Premier Division (Step 3) 
2017 - South Shields - Northern Premier League Premier Division (Step 3) 
2018 - Thatcham Town - Isthmian League Division One South Central (Step 4) 
2019 - Chertsey Town - Isthmian League Division One South Central (Step 4) 
2020 - Hebburn Town - Northern Premier League Division One East (Step 4) 
2021 - Warrington Rylands - Northern Premier League Division One West (Step 4) 

SPOTLIGHT ON SOME OF THE CLUBS REMAINING 

FALMOUTH TOWN AFC 
The Ambers are having an amazing season so far winning all twelve of their league games and leading the division from Camleford AFC and Liskeard Athletic (also qualified for this stage) in second and third places. Fourth placed Wendron United have also qualified for the second round. 

The club have been attracting some good crowds to their games at Bickland Park with 570 at their first round win versus Hellenic Premier Division side Bradford Town. 

Andrew Westgarth recently celebrated 250 games in charge with a 1-5 away win over Penzance AFC. The Cornish club's fortunes both on and off the pitch have been transformed in recent years  and look set for promotion to the Western League and beyond. 

Could they go beyond their best ever run in the Vase in 1986/87 when they beat Westbury United, Bristol Manor Farm, Exmouth Town, Wimborne Town, Clevedon Town and Witham Town before travelling to St Helens Town in the Quarter-Final and drawing 1-1 - they narrowly lost the replay 0-1 at home with St Helens Town going on to win the competition. 

OLDLAND ABBOTONIANS 
The club were formed in 1998 when Oldland FC and Longwell Green Abbotonians merged. They have been members of the Western League Division One since promotion from the Somerset County League in 2007. This season is their best run in the Vase as they have never got past the Second Qualifying Round stage since entering in 2012. 

They went through on penalty kicks (W 5-4) after a 2-2 draw at home to Western Premier Division side Helston Athletic. 

MILTON UNITED 
Based in the Oxfordshire village of Milton and currently play in the Hellenic League Division One. There best run in the Vase has been reaching the second round stage on three seperate occasions in 93/94, 94/95 and 04/05. 

A quirk maybe they could draw Wessex League Division One side NEW MILTON TOWN in the next round - so it'll be similar to last season when Hadley played Hadleigh United. They represent the Hampshire town of New Milton which is around 80 miles from their home ground.
ATHERSTONE TOWN 
A huge club with lots of history currently playing at Step Six of the non-league ladder in the Midland League Division One. The original Atherstone Town club formed in 1887 and famously reached the final of the FA Amateur Cup in 1908 where they were defeated by Clapton. They reached the semi-final stage a year later. In their last season in existence they were members of the Southern League Premier Division in 78/79 alongside clubs such as Maidstone United, Yeovil Town, Barnet and Cheltenham all of whom went on to join the football league.  

They were were immediately reformed as Atherstone United and moved up to the Southern League Premier Division by 1989 - they finished fourth in 93/94 ahead of Crawley Town in fifth place. They were relegated to the Southern League Western Division in 2000 and folded midway though the 03/04 campaign. 

A new Atherstone Town club were formed in 2004 and have been members of the Midland League Division One since 2014. 

The Adders had a tremendous run to the quarter-final stage in 2019/20 competition where they lost to Consett AFC 1-3 at home in front of a crowd of 950 people. 

They are currently top of the Midland League Division One. 
 
CARLISLE CITY 
The Sky Blues were formed in 1975 and took over the lease of the Gilford Park the former home of Cletic Nation who had folded due to financial issues in 2015. They currently play in the EBAC Northern League Division Two - Their best FA Vase run came back in 1976/77 when they reached the Third Round losing to Leeds & Carnegie Polytechnic. They last reached the second round stage when The Police were Walking on the Moon in 1979/90 when Smith's Dock beat them 0-2. 

It would be great to see them get through to the later stages of the competition and draw either Mousehole, Falmouth Town or Wendron United which would be just below a 1,000 round trip between the two stadiums. 
AFC LIVERPOOL 
The club's full name is AFFORDABLE FOOTBALL CLUB LIVERPOOL and they were formed by a group of Liverpool fans back in 2008 who had been priced out of Premier League football as a not-for-profit organisation - they currently ground-share with Marine at Rossett Park. They got to the Third Round of the VASE in 2010/11 when they were well beaten by Whitley Bay.  In league games this season they have averaged a crowd of 127.

HOLKER OLD BOYS 
Step Six Holker Old Boys caused a shock in the First Round by beating step five Skemersdale United 3-2. The Barrow based side's best run in the Vase prior to this season was to get to the third round in 1996/97 when they lost to Dunston Federation Brewery (now Dunston UTS). 

MOUSEHOLE AFC  
Representing the small Cornish fishing port/village just outside of Penzance there were reports of a possible merger with Penzance AFC a few years ago as their Trungle Park home was not sufficient for playing at a higher level of non-league football. The Seagulls have moved up to the Western League Premier Division thanks to a sponsorship agreement with Endorsed Group who are local recruitment and software company.  The 21/22 season is only the second time they have entered the Vase. 

THE DRAW FOR THE SECOND ROUND TAKES PLACE TOMORROW.