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FA Vase first round draw

ByMatthew Panting

The draw has been made for the first round of the FA Vase with a number of Southern Counties East League clubs involved.

There are four all-Southern Counties East League ties, with the potential of a fifth should Greenwich get past Molesey.

K Sports (stripes) find themselves outnumbered by Glebe in the second qualifying round on Saturday. Picture: Matthew Walker FM16606991
K Sports (stripes) find themselves outnumbered by Glebe in the second qualifying round on Saturday. Picture: Matthew Walker FM16606991

Chatham, exempt until the first round, were handed a home tie with Beckenham while Sheppey's reward for winning at Lordswood is another club in their division - Corinthian.

Division 1 Kennington host Premier Division Crowborough while there is a derby in prospect at Bayliss Avenue where Welling Town are drawn at home to Erith & Belvedere.

Deal Town and Snodland Town were both handed away ties, at Westside and Sutton Common Rovers respectively.

Punjab United were drawn at home to Newhaven while Rusthall - another Division 1 side to get to this stage - are at home to Worthing United. Glebe's reward for defeating K Sports is a trip to Peacehaven.

Sheppey (blue) come under pressure against Lordswood on Saturday. Picture: Sean Aidan FM16615609
Sheppey (blue) come under pressure against Lordswood on Saturday. Picture: Sean Aidan FM16615609

First round ties:

Chatham Town v Beckenham Town

Fisher v Molesey or Greenwich

Kennington v Crowborough Athletic

Peacehaven v Glebe

Punjab United v Newhaven

Rusthall v Worthing United

SC Thamesmead v Ascot United

Sheppey United v Corinthian

Southall v Knaphill or Tunbridge Wells

Sutton Common Rovers v Snodland Town

Welling Town v Erith & Belvedere

Westside v Deal Town

Bearsted and Canterbury are exempt until the second round of the competition after reaching at least the fourth round last year.

First round ties are due to be played on Saturday, October 12 with the winners banking £825 in prize money. Losing teams will get £275.

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