The draw for The Buildbase FA Vase Third Round has been made today with ties taking place on the weekend of Saturday 3rd December. Winning clubs will receive £975 from The Football Association's Vase prize fund. A victory would see teams just five games away from an appearance in the Final at Wembley on Sunday 21st May 2017. Below is the draw in full with the pick of the games to be played.
THIRD ROUND GAMES
North Shields v Shildon
One of the ties of the round as the 2015 winners of the Vase meat the current champions of the Northern League who reached the 2012/13 Vase semi-finals. The home side are currently top of the Northern League Division One and Shildon are in fourth place - they can catch up the table topper's if they win their six games in hand.
Newton Aycliffe v Morpeth Town
Another all Northern League at 7th placed Newton Aycliffe play title challenger's Morpeth Town, currently in 3rd place. The away side are the current holder's of the Vase - the home side reached the fifth round last season.
Cleethorpes Town v Bootle
South Shields v Charnock Richard or Staveley MW
Penrith v Atherton Collieries
Dunston UTS or Hemsworth MW v Sunderland RCA
Bottesford Town v Billingham Town
Hucknall Town v AFC Mansfield
Nuneaton Griff v Bromsgrove Sporting
A West Midlands derby - Nuneaton got the fifth round last season before losing to Salisbury. Sporting first played in the Vase in 2013 and their best performance is reaching this stage in 2014/15. Both play at Step six in the Midland League Division One with the home side currently in eighth place and the away side in second place - they are unbeaten in league fixtures - A fantastic crowd of 747 saw their 3-1 victory over Lichfield City in the last round on Sunday.
Sporting Khalsa v Sleaford Town or Leicester Nirvana
Coleshill Town v Westfields
Westfields, who have reached the Fourth Round on two previous occasions, visit fellow Midland League Premier Division side Coleshill Town. Just a few weeks ago Coleshill won 0-4 at Westfields in a league game so the FA Cup Heroes will be well up for gaining some revenge in this one.
Hinckley v Quorn
Long Eaton United v Shepshed Dynamo
Cockfosters or Wembley v Peterborough Sports
FC Romania or Ipswich Wanderers v Rothwell Corinthians or Tring Athletic
Newport Pagnell Town v London Colney
Gorleston v Basildon United
St Margaretsbury v Berkhamsted
An all Spartan South Midlands Premier Division game. St Mags have reserved their best from for the Vase beating Codicote, Halstead Town, Ilford and Stanway Rovers to get to this stage - a victory will make it their best performance in the Vase ever as they have reached the Third Round on two other occasions in 14/15 and 85/86. "Berkhamsted Town" reached the final of the Vase in 2001. Berkhamsted reached the fifth round last season losing to the eventual winner's Morpeth Town.
Biggleswade United or Sun Sports v Hoddesdon Town
Welwyn Garden City v Ely City
The Citizens v The Robins. The visitors best season in the Vase came 2012/13 when they reached the Fourth Round - they are currently in nineteenth place in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division so are another teams to have their best form in the competition. Adam Fisher's side are currently in sixth place of the SSMFL Premier Division - their best season in the Vase came in 2005/06 when they reached the Fourth Round.
Abbey Rangers v Eastbourne Town
Crowborough Athletic v Bedfont Sports
Crowborough's 0-1 victory at Eastbourne United in the Second Round on Saturday was their fourteenth victory in a row in league and cup competitions and their seventeenth game unbeaten - their last defeat came on Saturday 3rd September when they lost to AFC Croydon Athletic. Their visitors are currently in sixth place of the Combined Counties League Premier Division.
Croydon v Walton & Hersham or Glebe
Knaphill v Southall
Southall, who are in seventh place of the SSMFL Premier Division, surprised many by comfortably winning 0-4 at Camberley Town (who play a league above them in the Combined Counties League Premier) in the last round. Knaphill are fourth in the CCL Premier so will be tough opponents for the 1986 finalists.
Newhaven v Chichester City or Canterbury City
Sutton Common Rovers v Corinthian
Horsham YMCA v Buckland Athletic
Cullompton Rangers v Hartley Wintney or Melksham Town
or Bemerton Heath Harlequins
Team Solent v Bodmin Town
Brimscombe & Thrupp v Torpoint Athletic
or Bradford Town
Bristol Manor Farm v Thatcham Town
Exmouth v Blackfield & Langley