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FA Vase First Round draw: Chatham v Alresford, Sheppey v Forest Hill, Deal v Kennington


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The draw has been made for the first round of the FA Vase.

Southern Counties East League big guns Sheppey and Chatham have both been handed home ties.

Sheppey (blue) on their way to a narrow win at Erith Town in the FA Vase second qualifying round on Saturday. Picture: Marc Richards (51641636)
Sheppey (blue) on their way to a narrow win at Erith Town in the FA Vase second qualifying round on Saturday. Picture: Marc Richards (51641636)

Sheppey's reward for a hard-fought 3-2 win at Erith Town on Saturday in the second qualifying round is a home tie with Forest Hill while Chatham - who enter the competition at this stage - host Hampshire-based Alresford Town.

There's an all-Premier Division derby as Deal Town host Kennington while former FA Vase finalists Tunbridge Wells make the trip to Hilltop of the Combined Counties League.

An all-Division 1 tie sees Stansfeld host Staplehurst Monarchs, Snodland Town travel to Paghham and Erith & Belvedere visit Southall.

Rochester and Lordswood are both drawn away from home, with ties against Frimley Green and Crawley Down Gatwick respectively.

Ties are due to be played on Saturday, October 23 with prize money of £825 to winning sides and £250 for losing teams.

FA Vase first round draw (October 23): Chatham Town v Alresford Town, Crawley Down Gatwick v Lordswood, Deal Town v Kennington, Fisher v Badshot Lea, Frimley Green v Rochester United, Harefield United v Kent Football United, Hilltop v Tunbridge Wells, Holmer Green v Glebe, Holmesdale v Athletic Newham, Milton United v Bridon Ropes, Pagham v Snodland Town, Sheppey United v Forest Hill, Southall v Erith & Belvedere, Stansfeld v Staplehurst Monarchs.

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