The draw for the FA Vase First Round Proper has been made today by the Football Association. Here are the games featuring local sides from the Spartan South Midlands and Essex Senior Leagues.
FA Vase First Round Proper
to be played on the weekend of Saturday 1st November
featuring Spartan South Midlands League teams
AFC DUNSTABLE V Haverhill Borough
BERKHAMSTED V KINGS LANGLEY
Enfield 1893 V TRING ATHLETIC
Eton Manor V ST MARGARETSBURY
Haringey Borough v BIGGLESWADE UNITED or Northampton Spencer
HERTFORD TOWN V Stanway Rovers
HOLMER GREEN V Ascot United
Ipswich Wanderers or Hadley v COCKFOSTERS
LONDON COLNEY V BALDOCK TOWN
OXHEY JETS V Tower Hamlets
Peterborough Northern Star V STOTFOLD
SUN SPORTS V HAREFIELD UNITED
WELWYN GARDEN CITY V Peterborough Sports
WEMBLEY V Bowers and Pitsea
Exempt to the Second Round Proper - AMPTHILL TOWN
There are still sixteen (possibly eighteen with replays) SSMFL sides left in the competition. The pick of the ties is probably the all Pemier Division clash between Sun Sports (currently third) versus Harefield United (second place).
featuring Essex Senior League sides
ENFIELD 1893 V Tring Athletic
ETON MANOR V St Margaretsbury
HARINGEY BOROUGH V Biggleswade United or Northampton Spencer
Oxhey Jets v TOWER HAMLETS
WALTHAM FOREST V Great Yarmouth Town
Wembley v BOWERS AND PITSEA
Only Bowers and Pitsea (4-0 winners at home to Haverhill Rovers) and Eton Manor (a fantastic 0-4 away win at Stowmarket Town) managed to get through to the Second Round Proper on Saturday. They are joined by Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Haringey Borough and Enfield 1893 who join the competition at this stage. FA Cup heroes and title contender's FC Romania crashed out with a surprising 5-1 defeat at sixteenth placed Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side Whitton United.
Waltham Forest play their first game back in the competition since 2001/02 when they welcome Great Yarmouth Town to East London. Last time they played in the Vase they were known at Leyton Pennant and got to the Third Round Proper.