Weekend fixtures and everything you need to know about Saturday’s FA Vase First Qualifying Round ties

Ascot United celebrate an FA Vase third round win at Colliers Wood United. Photo: Mark Pugh.

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Ascot United celebrate an FA Vase third round win at Colliers Wood United. Photo: Mark Pugh.

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The weekend see’s the start of the 2017/18 FA Vase competition as well as a smattering of Hellenic League fixtures so we thought we’d combine everything for you in one place.

Here’s what you need to know about the opening Vase weekend and scroll down for the full weekend fixture list.

Competition debut

Saturday marks a competition debut for AFC Aldermaston in the FA Vase when they host Romsey Town at the Rec Soc.

The Atom Men returned to the Hellenic League last season after 30 years away and Saturday marks their first appearance in any national FA competition.

Even the defeated side gets a share of the prize

In a departure from the FA Cup where the winners take all the glory, in the FA Vase even the losing side get a share of the spoils.

Don’t get to excited though, the losing side in the First Qualifying Round pocket £175 while the winners take £550. You can see how the prize fund is distributed here.

Why Bracknell Town have a by to the first round proper

Four Hellenic Premier Division clubs have received an exemption from the qualifying rounds. These sides are selected from the three in the league in the league that finished 2nd to 4th plus the relegated side from step 4 so this season that is Bracknell Town, Thatcham Town and Flackwell Heath along with relegated Wantage Town.

Thanks to the bye, Bracknell have already equalled last seasons performance when they lost to Croydon in the Firs Round Proper.

When is the Second Qualifying Round draw?

It’s already been drawn…

Fixtures

FA Vase First Qualifying Round

  • Abingdon United vs Highmoor Ibis
  • AFC Aldermaston vs Romsey Town
  • Windsor vs Devizes Town
  • Ascot United vs Farnham Town (Sunday)
  • Oxford City Nomads vs Woodley United (Sunday)

Hellenic League Premier Division

  • Bracknell Town vs Flackwell Heath
  • Burnham vs Binfield

Hellenic League Division 1 East

  • Chinnor vs Sandhurst Town
  • Thame Rangers vs Virginia Water
  • Wokingham & Emmbrook vs Penn & Tylers Green

Thames Valley Premier League Premier Division

  • Reading YMCA vs Berks County

Southern Region Women’s League Premier (Sunday)

  • Ascot United vs Chesham United

Southern Region Women’s League Division 1 (Sunday)

  • Oxford City Nomads vs Woodley United

Thames Valley Counties Women’s League Divsion 2 East (Sunday)

  • Holyport Ladies FC vs Ascot Ladies Reserves
  • Sandhurst Town vs Guildford Saints FC

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