Sunday, 24 January 2016



Morpeth Town v South Shields 
see below
Bodmin Town v Ipswich Wanderers
match to be decided on the day via possible extra time and kicks from the penalty mark 

One of two Fourth Round ties yet to be played (the other is Morpeth Town v North Shields) as Carlsberg South West Peninsula Premier Division table topper's Bodmin Town face Ipswich Wanderers who are currently in thirteenth placed of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division albeit with games in hand over all the teams above them. 

It's roughly a 660 mile round trip from The Wanderers Humber Doucy Lane to Bodmin's Priory Park and back again so it'll be trip to remember whatever the result for the Suffolk side. 

Bodmin's previous best run in the FA Vase came recently in 2012/13 when they went out in the Fifth Round to Gornal Athletic. The Wanderers also got to the same stage back in 2006/07 when AFC Totton knocked them out with a 1-2 defeat. 

Sunderland RCA v Bristol Manor Farm 
Another long trip - this time Toolstation Western League Premier Division league leader's Manor Farm travel from the South West to the North East to play "Sunderland Ryhope Community Association" to give them their full name. The CA are mid-table in the Northern League Division One and this is their best run in the competition since entering in 2006 - they have reached the second round on two previous occasions. Manor Farm reached the fourth round in 2009/10 when they were knocked out by Whitehawk (whatever happened to them??) and in 1983/84 they were beaten in the fifth round by Stansted. 

Camberley Town v Newton Aycliffe 
Another Northern League Division One side in Newton Aycliffe travel South to face Combined Counties League side Camberley Town. The Newtonians are sixth in their division with games in hand over the teams above them so will be very strong opponents against The Krooners who are fourth in their league. Camberley's previous best in the Vase was in 1985/86 when they reached the Quarter Final stage where they were defeated by Halesowen Town. The North East side reached the 3rd round in 1991/92 before they folded in March 1994 before reforming in the Durham Alliance and then climbing the pyramid through the Wearside League and now the Northern League. 

Berkhamsted v Morpeth Town / North Shields 
The Spartan South Midlands League side have an excellent home record in the league with their only defeat so far coming on Saturday against one of the title favourite's London Colney. They face the winner's of the all Northern League fourth round tie (scheduled to be played this Wednesday) between Morpeth Town (4th) and North Shields (10th).  

North Shields are the current holders of the Vase with Morpeth's previous best coming in 2013/14 when they made the long trip to Eastbourne United going down 6-1 in the Fifth Round. Berkhamsted (formed after Berkhamsted Town folded) have reached the second round on two occasions so far - Berkhamsted Town famously reached the final in 2001 when they lost to Taunton Town at Villa Park.

Cleethorpes Town v Kidlington 
Cleethorpes Town were formed in 1998 as "Lincolnshire Soccer School" and have risen through the divisions first starting in the Central Midlands League then dropping down to the Humber Premier League and then the Lincolnshire League. They were renamed Cleethorpes Town in 2013 from "LSS Lucarlys" with a previous FA Vase best being the second round on previous occasions in 2014 and 2015. A bit of trivia is that they and Grimsby Borough share The Bradley Football Development ground in Grimbsy and their Vanarama National league neighbour's Grimsby Town play at Blundell Park which is in Cleethorpes. They are currently placed in 4th position in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division. 

Their visitors are Kidlington of the Hellenic League Premier Division where they are currently placed 4th. Back in 1976/77 they reached the fifth round being knocked out by Gosport Borough. The Greens joined the Hellenic League in 1954 and their top finish came last season when they were 4th in the Premier Division.

Nuneaton Griff v Salisbury 
The Griff are in fifth place of the Midland League Division One and welcome Steve Calridge's Salisbury FC who are table topper's of the Wessex League. Salisbury FC were formed from the ashes of Conference side Salisbury City who folded in 2014. This is Nuneaton's best performance in the Vase in their history with their previous best being in 2003/04 when they reached the second round. 

Ashford United v Dunston UTS 
The 2012 winners and current fourth placed team in the Northern League make the long journey down to Kent to face Southern Counties East League side Ashford United. The Nuts and Bolts (as United are known) were re-formed in 2011 from the ashes of former club Ashford Town. Their Homelands ground has a 3G pitch so this will be something the Dunston team will have to adjust to. The home side have reached the Fourth Round stage for the last two seasons going out to Hanwell Town and Norwich United. 

Hartley Wintney v Hereford
The current table topper's of the Combined Counties League welcome Midland League Premier Division table topper's and Vase favourite's Hereford along with their huge away support to Green Lane in one of the biggest games in their history. A massive crowd of 4026 saw Hereford's top of the table clash with Alvechurch at Edgar Street on Saturday. This total beat League Two side's Exeter City, Newport County, Stevenage and Yeovil Town along with League One side's Burton Albion, Fleetwood Town and Scunthorpe United matches at the weekend.

Bodmin Town/Ipswich Wanderers v Bowers & Pitsea
date to be arranged
The winners of the Bodmin Town v Ipswich Wanderers tie face a home game against Essex Senior League side Bowers and Pitsea who reached the last 16 of the Vase for the first time in their history with a victory over Sutton Common Rovers on Saturday.  

LIST OF LEAGUE'S represented in the Fifth Round 

Combined Counties League Premier (2) - Hartley Wintney and Camberley Town.
Essex Senior League (1) - Bowers and Pitsea. 
Hellenic League Premier (1) - Kidlington.
Midland League Premier (1) - Hereford FC.
Northern League Division One (3) - Dunston UTS, Newton Aycliffe, Sunderland RCA.
Southern Counties East League (1) - Ashford United.
Spartan South Midlands League Premier (1) - Berkhamsted. 
Sydenhams Wessex League Premier (1) - Salisbury FC.
Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier (1) - Cleethorpes Town.
Toolstation Western League Premier Division (1) - Bristol Manor Farm.

Midland League Division One (1) - Nuneaton Griff.

* to be joined by either North Shields or Morpeth Town (both Northern League Premier) and either Bodmin Town (Carlsberg SW Peinsula Premier - the only other Step 6 side left in the competition) or Ipswich Wanderers (Thurlow Nunn Premier)


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