Jamie McClurg. Photo: Richard Claypole.
Jamie McClurg. Photo: Richard Claypole.

The Buildbase FA Vase First Round Proper form guide

A look at the form of Bracknell Town, Windsor and Sandhurst Town's opponents
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Jamie McClurg. Photo: Richard Claypole.
Jamie McClurg. Photo: Richard Claypole.

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It’s the FA Vase First Round Proper on Saturday and three sides from Berkshire remain in contention for the showpiece Wembley final in May.

Bracknell Town make their bow in the competition after receiving a bye from the qualifying rounds while Windsor and Sandhurst Town are also in action.

The full first round proper draw is here, but in the meantime here’s our form guide to all three sides opponents. The odds are taken from Bet Victor.

Buckingham Athletic

League: Spartan South Midlands Division 1  FAV opponents: Bracknell Town

On paper Bracknell have the easiest path to the Second Round of the three sides we’re featuring but SSML Division 1 Buckingham aren’t necessarily going to be push overs.

The Ath are 7th of 20 in the division and have taken six points from their last three league games. As well as winning through two rounds in the FA Vase they have scored over five goals in three games this season including an opening day 8-0 win over Codicote.

Last five games: WLWWW Odds: Bracknell (1/2), Draw (3/1), Athletic (4/1)

Related: Our preview of all the weekends fixtures is here

Flackwell Heath

League: Hellenic Premier Division FAV opponents: Windsor

The Heathens are currently second in the Premier Division and looking good for the second promotion spot possibly available this season. The two sides haven’t met yet this season but will face each other in consecutive games now with a County Cup tie schedule for seven days later.

Windsor FC's interesting choice of kit. Photo: getsurrey.co.uk
Windsor FC. Photo: getsurrey.co.uk
Despite a lofty position though, Flackwell aren’t in the best form with two defeats in their last five league games – though those were to promotion rivals Highworth and Bracknell.

Last five games: WLDWL Odds: Flackwell (4/9), Draw (7/2), Windsor (4/1)

Plymouth Parkway

League: South West Peninsula League Premier FAV opponents: Sandhurst Town

Where to start. Parkway have won their last 17 games in all competitions – their last defeat was on 5th August in the FA Cup and they top the SWPL Premier Division with 39 points from a possible 39.

The Devon side are formidable opponents for Hellenic League Division 1 East Sandhurst Town who will travel down on Saturday for the tie.

Last five games: WWWWW Odds: Parkway (1/6), Draw (11/2), Sandhurst (8/1)


Main image: Jamie McClurg by Neil Graham.


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