FA Vase 2022/23 3rd Rd Review

First time in 4th Round ever

Holker Old Boys – 28th campaign

Erith Town – 27th campaign

Biggleswade United, Corsham Town – 22nd campaign

West Didsbury and Chorlton – 12th campaign

Pinchbeck United – 6th campaign

Brixham FC, Bury AFC, Jersey Bulls – 3rd campaign


Debut FA Vase clubs in 4th Round

Hartpury University, Horden Community Welfare


Equalling best run to 4th Rd

Egham Town – 3rd time in 40th campaign

Raynes Park Vale – 2nd time in 26th campaign

AFC Wulfrunians – 2nd time in 16th campaign

AFC Liverpool – 2nd time in 14th campaign


First time in 4th Round in a while

26 years – Romford FC (10 campaigns)

23 years – Eccleshill United

15 years – Harefield United

10 years – Peacehaven and Telscombe (7 campaigns)

8 years – Ascot United

7 years – AFC Wulfrunians

5 years – Tring Athletic

3 years – Atherstone Town Community Club, Deal Town


Into 4th Rd and a long time since last KO before 4th Rd

3 years – Anstey Nomads, Bridgwater United, Clevedon Town, Congleton Town


Avenged Previous FA Vase Defeat

Bury AFC 2-0 Abbey Hey (met last year)

Dunstable Town 2-3 Tring Athletic (lost 6-1 in 2010/11)


Biggest Wins of the 3rd Rd

Highgate United 0-7 Walsall Wood (Biggest WIN)

Hartpury University 7-0 Bovey Tracey (Biggest WIN & Biggest DEFEAT)

Belper United 0-6 Coventry Sphinx (Biggest DEFEAT)

Jersey Bulls 5-1 Athletic Newham

Ascot United 4-0 Little Common



Shaftesbury FC (5) 1-1 Brixham FC (6) (4-5 on pens)

Holker Old Boys (6) 4-2 Squires Gate (5)


Hat-tricks and more

3 – Jonny Le Quesne (Jersey Bulls)

3 – Ryan Bush (Buckland Athletic)


FA Vase 2022/23 3rd Round Preview

Twenty-six of the 64 clubs involved in the 3rd Round of the FA Vase would set a new club record in the competition if they were to make the 4th Round, and there are five ties where the winner is guaranteed to make that happen.

Royal Wootton Bassett Town host fellow Hellenic League Premier Division side Corsham Town with both clubs appearing in the 3rd Round for the second time. Pinchbeck United host St Panteleimon with neither side having gone beyond 1st Round before this season. And Step Five side Shaftesbury FC entertain Step Six opponents Brixham FC who unlike their hosts have appeared in 3rd Round before.

Two other such ties are all Step Six affairs and both involve one of the last two debut clubs still standing as a host club. Horden Community Welfare versus Darwen FC and Hartpury University versus Bovey Tracey will result in at least two Step Six sides in the 4th Round.

Holker Old Boys, Cheadle Town, Whittlesey Athletic, Sporting Bengal United and Larkfield and New Hythe Wanderers are five other Step Six sides for whom a victory would also equal a record Vase run.

Bury AFC host Abbey Hey in one of only five 3rd Round ties involving clubs who’ve met in the Vase before. Abbey Hey won 4-1 just last season on their way to a club record run of the 5th Round. Step Five side Clevedon Town beat Step Six New Milton Town 2-0 just two years ago, and Walsall Wood beat fellow Midland Football League Premier Division side Highgate United by the same score-line just three years ago.

Tring Athletic will be keen to avenge the 6-1 defeat by Dunstable Town in the Vase from 12 years ago, and both clubs will be looking to reach the 4th Round again after five years and 12 years respectively. Eastbourne Town versus Egham Town is the only tie where the clubs have met as many as two times before in the Vase. They have one win apiece but last met 32 years ago. Both are also looking to make the 4th Round for the first time in a while.

For a couple of clubs the wait to re-appear in the 4th Round is considerably longer. Eccleshill United, who travel to Longridge Town, have not achieved that feat for 23 years, whilst it is 26 years since Romford FC last appeared in the next round, although to be fair to the club they have only competed in the Vase nine times since then.

There are still three former winners involved all looking to repeat that feat this season. Holders Newport Pagnell Town are joined by Deal Town and Whitley Bay, the latter club here courtesy of their 2nd Round opponents being disqualified.

FA Cup 2022-23 2nd Rd Review

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Stats of the Round

Boreham Wood join a select number of just four Non-League clubs to appear in three or more successive FA Cup 3rd Rounds.

For second successive round Barnsley FC beat a club that they have now knocked out of the FA Cup four times out of four meetings.


First time in 3rd Round ever



Equalling best run to 3rd Rd

Fleetwood Town – 6th time in 24th campaign

Forest Green Rovers – 3rd time in 46th campaign


First time in 3rd Round in a while

13 years – Forest Green Rovers

8 years – Wrexham FC

4 years – Accrington Stanley, Grimsby Town, Ipswich Town, Walsall FC

3 years – Burton Albion, Fleetwood Town, Oxford United


Into 3rd Rd and long time since last KO before it

Derby County – 38 years

Barnsley FC – 7 years

Shrewsbury Town – 6 years

Boreham Wood, Gillingham FC – 3 years


First time knocked out as early as 2nd Rd for a while

3 years – Mansfield Town


Consecutive 2nd Rd Exits

3 – Carlisle United


Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Stockport County 3-1 Charlton Athletic (lost 0-3 75 years ago)


Biggest Wins of the 2nd Rd

Burton Albion 6-1 Chippenham Town

Ipswich Town 4-0 Buxton FC

King’s Lynn Town 0-3 Stevenage FC

Oxford United 4-1 Exeter City

Wrexham FC 4-1 Farnborough FC

Barnsley FC 3-0 Crewe Alexandra



Bristol Rovers (3) 0-2 Boreham Wood (5)

AFC Wimbledon (4) 0-2 Chesterfield FC (5)

Cambridge United (3) 1-2 Grimsby Town (4)


Stockport County (4) 3-1 Charlton Athletic (3)


Hat-tricks and more

3 – Paul Mullin (Wrexham FC)

3 – Will Collar (Stockport County)



Both Barnsley FC and Sheffield Wednesday beat their respective opponents in the FA Cup for the fourth time in four meetings.

FA Cup 2022-23 2nd Round Preview

Eleven non-league clubs have made it through to the FA Cup Second Round with Southern League Premier Central side Alvechurch FC the lowest ranked and only Level Seven club still standing.

The Church have won through five rounds to make the 2nd Round for only their second time. They travel to Forest Green Rovers having already dumped one EFL1 club out of the competition. A win for either club would equal their best run in the competition.

When the Church last featured in the 2nd Round 49 years ago they won 6-1 against King’s Lynn. And King’s Lynn Town have also reached the 2nd Round this season, equalling the current club’s best FA Cup run from two years ago. And the Linnets have a home tie against EFL2 Stevenage FC ‘live’ on TV on Saturday lunchtime with the EFL side looking to make 3rd Round for 3rd time in six seasons.

Four other Level Six clubs are still involved. Buxton FC are the other representatives of National League North and the Bucks are appearing in the 2nd Round in successive seasons for the first time ever in their 112th FA Cup campaign. A Cupset win at former Cup winners Ipswich Town would equal their best Cup run, last achieved 71 years ago. Ipswich haven’t reached the 3rd Round since being relegated from the Championship four years ago.

Three National League South sides remain in the competition with Chippenham Town setting a new FA Cup record by making their first appearance at this stage of the competition in what is their 108th campaign. The Bluebirds travel to EFL1 side Burton Albion looking to make more history for the club whilst the EFL side is looking to app[ear in 3rd Round for 4th time in seven seasons..

Another club appearing in the 2nd Round for the first time is Farnborough FC, 20 years after their predecessors, Farnborough Town, made it all the way to the 4th Round. The Boro travel to Wrexham FC in what is the only tie to guarantee a non-league club will appear in the 3rd Round. A win for the Red Dragons would result in their first appearance in that round for eight years. This tie will be shown on S4C on Saturday afternoon.

Another ‘live’ TV tie, on Sunday lunchtime, sees National League South leaders Ebbsfleet United host Fleetwood Town from EFL1. It’s the first time in 19 years that Fleet have appeared in the 2nd Round and the very first time under their current name, having finally won a 1st Round tie as Ebbsfleet United at the eighth attempt. A win for Fleetwood Town would equal their best run in the competition.

Four National League sides face EFL opposition on Saturday afternoon. Dagenham and Redbridge are the only home side as they host Gillingham FC of EFL2. It’s their first meeting in the FA Cup although Gillingham did twice beat Dagenham FC in the competition in the past.

Barnet FC travel to EFL1 Accrington Stanley looking to avenge a 1-0 replay defeat from 13 years ago, whilst Chesterfield FC visit EFL2 AFC Wimbledon who have gone one round further in subsequent seasons for the last three years.

And last season’s last non-league club standing, Boreham Wood, go to EFL1 side Bristol Rovers looking to achieve the rare feat for a non-league club of reaching the 3rd Round for the 3rd successive season, although for the League side it would be the 4th successive season.

Two pairs of EFL clubs are meeting for the fourth time in the FA Cup, and in both cases past meetings have favoured one of the two sides. Sheffield Wednesday and Mansfield Town last met in the competition 32 years ago and the Owls have yet to concede against their opponents.

For the second successive round Barnsley FC face opponents whom they’ve beaten on all three previous occasions, with it being just two years since their third victory over Crewe Alexandra.

Walsall FC and Carlisle United have met twice before in FA Cup with one win apiece, but it’s 42 years since their last meeting in the competition. Shrewsbury Town and Peterborough United have also met twice in FA Cup before, also with one win apiece, but their last meeting in the competition occurred 57 years ago.

For Charlton Athletic and Stockport County you need to go back even further for their one and only previous FA Cup meeting back when the Addicks were the Cup holders in the 1947/48 season. Seventy-five years is a long time for the Hatters to have to wait to avenge that 3-0 defeat.

Oxford United and Exeter City are meeting for the first time in the FA Cup but theirs will be the 41st tie in the competition’s history between clubs containing an ‘x’ in their name. Likewise for Newport County and Derby County who’ve not met before in FA Cup, but theirs is only the 5th tie to involve two clubs with the County suffix in 150 years of FA Cup history.

FA Vase 2022/23 2nd Rd Review

First time in 3rd Round ever

Biggleswade United – 22nd campaign

Holyport FC – 15th campaign

Shaftesbury FC – 14th campaign

Laverstock and Ford – 13th campaign

West Didsbury and Chorlton – 12th campaign

Bovey Tracey, Darwen FC – 11th campaign

Belper United – 10th campaign

Little Common – 8th campaign

Pinchbeck United – 6th campaign

St Panteleimon – 5th campaign

Jersey Bulls – 3rd campaign

Larkfield and New Hythe Wanderers – 2nd campaign


Debut FA Vase clubs in 3rd Round

Hartpury University, Horden Community Welfare


Equalling best run to 3rd Rd

Highgate United – 3rd time in 34th campaign

Erith Town – 3rd time in 27th campaign

Cheadle Town – 2nd time in 42nd campaign

Holker Old Boys – 2nd time in 28th campaign

Corsham Town, Royal Wootton Bassett Town – 2nd time in 22nd campaign

Sporting Bengal United – 2nd time in 18th campaign

Prestwich Heys – 2nd time in 15th campaign

North Greenford United – 2nd time in 14th campaign

Brixham FC, Bury AFC, Whittlesey Athletic – 2nd time in 3rd campaign


First time in 3rd Round in a while

38 years – Cheadle Town

26 years – Holker Old Boys

22 years – Eccleshill United

16 years – Corsham Town

15 years – Romford FC (2 campaigns)

14 years – Harefield United

11 years – Sporting Bengal United, Squires Gate

10 years – Dunstable Town (4 campaigns), Peacehaven and Telscombe (7 campaigns)

7 years – AFC Wulfrunians, Brocton FC

4 years – Erith Town

3 years – Ascot United, Cribbs FC, Eastbourne Town, Lye Town


Into 3rd Rd and long time since last KO before 3rd Rd

6 years – Walsall Wood

4 years – Bridgwater United, Buckland Athletic, Congleton Town

3 years – Anstey Nomads, Clevedon Town, Coventry Sphinx, Fakenham Town, New Milton Town, Stourport Swifts


First time Knocked Out before 3rd Rd for a while

Coventry United – 6 years


Avenged Previous FA Vase Defeat

Tividale FC 0-3 Highgate United (lost previous 2 times 1-4)

Rugby Town 1-2 AFC Wulfrunians (lost just last year)

Colliers Wood United 0-1 Raynes Park Vale

Wellington FC 2-2 Royal Wootton Bassett Town (4-5 on pens)


Biggest Wins of the 2nd Rd

Montpelier Villa 0-7 Holyport FC (Biggest DEFEAT and Biggest WIN)

Elburton Villa 0-4 Bridgwater United

Buckland Athletic 5-1 Cullompton Rangers

Athletic Newham 4-0 Kennington FC (Biggest WIN)

Clevedon Town 4-0 Mangotsfield United

Lye Town 4-0 Ollerton Town

Walsall Wood 4-0 Sandbach United (Equal Biggest DEFEAT)



Glebe FC (5) 3-6 Sporting Bengal United (6)

Thackley FC (5) 0-3 Abbey Hey (6)

Barnoldswick Town (5) 1-2 Horden Community Welfare (6)

Mousehole FC (5) 1-2 Hartpury University (6)

Holker Old Boys (6) 3-1 FC Isle of Man (5)

Larkfield and New Hythe Wanderers (6) 2-0 Tunbridge Wells (5)

Bovey Tracey (6) 4-3 Brockenhurst FC (5)

Darwen FC (6) 2-1 Thornaby FC (5)

New Milton Town (6) 2-1 Cowes Sports (5)

Brocton FC (6) 1-0 Whitchurch Alport (5)

Whittlesey Athletic (6) 1-0 Oxhey Jets (5)


Hat-tricks and more

3 – Albie Hall (Newport Pagnell Town)

3 – Daniel Izekor (Athletic Newham)

3 – Liam George (Sporting Bengal United)


FA Vase 2022/23 2nd Round Preview

The 103 winning clubs from the 1st Round are joined by the remaining 25 clubs exempted until the 2nd Round based on last year’s performance including last season’s winners Newport Pagnell Town who travel to Baldock Town on Sunday, a club for whom a victory will mean a record run.

There are five other former winners still involved in this season’s competition and all face clubs that have all gone beyond this round before, too. Brigg Town and Rugby Town host Cheadle Town and AFC Wulfrunians respectively, whilst Whitley Bay, Stansted FC and Deal Town all are on the road Prestwich Heys, Norwich United and Phoenix Sports.

One of the special elements of the FA Vase is that every season at least one of the Finalists have always been a club appearing in that match for the first time and Tunbridge Wells are the only other of the 128 clubs still standing to have previously made a Final before. They travel to Larkfield and New Hythe Wanderers who are one of 20 clubs appearing in the 2nd Round for the first time ever.

Four of those clubs are experiencing FA Vase football for the first time this season. Horden Community Welfare travel to Barnoldswick Town for whom a victory would equal their best Vase run last achieved 10 years ago. The same is true for North Greenford United who host debutant club AFC Whyteleafe having made 3rd Round just two years ago.

Hartpury University travel to Mousehole FC with the winner of that tie setting a new best run in the competition. Likewise for the game involving debutant Wallingford and Crowmarsh who host Little Common.

Other ties where the winner will be celebrating a record FA Vase run include St Panteleimon versus Sheringham FC, the game between Fisher FC and Jersey Bulls, and the late Saturday night match where Montpelier Villa host Holyport FC.

FC Isle of Man look to continue their record run in the competition and avoid a Cupset at Holker Old Boys for whom a victory would see them in the 3rd Round for the first time in 26 years. West Didsbury and Chorlton are in the exact same position, but they travel to Bacup Borough who have now waited 29 years to appear in the 3rd Round again.

Other clubs looking to continue their record runs in the competition are FC St Helens (at AFC Liverpool), Pinchbeck United (hosting Dunkirk FC), Belper United (at home to Hinckley AFC), Little Oakley (travelling to Romford FC), Laverstock and Ford (entertaining Falmouth Town), Bovey Tracey (at home to Brockenhurst FC), and Elburton Villa (who host Bridgwater United).

There are also several clubs who have reached the 2nd Round before for whom a victory would set a new best run in the competition. Darwen FC are one such club who host Thornaby FC for whom a victory would equal their best run. Stone Old Alleynians travel to fellow Midland Football League side Atherstone Town Community Club looking to create history for the club. Eccleshall FC hope to do the same as they host Coventry Sphinx.

Ollerton Town travel to Lye Town knowing a victory would mean a record run whilst Woodford Town host Fakenham Town on Friday night knowing the same. Broadbridge Heath have the toughest task to achieve a record run as they host competition top scorers Ascot United. Bedfont FC travel to Peacehaven and Telscombe to try to set a new record for themselves.

Shaftesbury FC would set a new record with a win at Brimscombe and Thrupp whilst their hosts would equal their best run. Similarly, Andover New Street would set a best run whilst their opponents Brixham FC would equal theirs with a win.

A couple of clubs would not only achieve a record run with a victory but would also avenge a past Vase defeat. Thornbury Town host Cribbs FC having lost 3-1 to them in the competition just three years ago, whilst Cullompton Rangers lost 1-0 against their opponents this year, Buckland Athletic, back in 2014/15 season.

A win for Biggleswade United would also set a record run for the club and they have met their opponents in the Vase before, but they actually beat London Lions 3-0 when they met four years ago.

Several other clubs would equal their best Vase run with a victory at the weekend. These include Bury AFC who travel to Hallam FC having already knocked them out of this season’s FA Cup, Sandbach United who travel to Walsall Wood, Buckhurst Hill who go to Lakenheath FC, Sporting Bengal United who travel to Glebe FC, Erith Town who host Guildford City, and Kennington FC who go to Athletic Newham.

There are three ties where a win for either club would equal their best Vase run. Whittlesey Athletic host Oxhey Jets, Hellenic League sides Roman Glass St George and Corsham Town face each other, and Wellington AFC host Royal Wootton Bassett Town having well beaten their visitors 4-0 the only other time they met in the Vase 18 years ago.

A win for Highgate United would also equal their best Vase run but they face fellow Midland League opponents Tividale FC who they’ve faced twice before in the competition losing 4-1 both times in what is the most common tie of the round.

There are so many potential stories in this 2nd Round of the FA Vase that no matter which game you chose to go to you are almost guaranteed to see history in the making.

FA Cup 2022-23 1st Rd Review

Stats of the Round

Chippenham Town set a new record for most FA Cup campaigns before reaching 2nd Round for the first time – 108.

Alvechurch FC equalled the record for biggest gap between levels for a Level 7 club victory away at Level 3 opponents (versus Cheltenham Town).

Rochdale FC have exited the FA Cup in the 1st Round for a record 53rd time.


First time in 2nd Round ever

Chippenham Town – 108th campaign

Farnborough FC – 16th campaign


Equalling best run to 2nd Rd

King’s Lynn Town – 2nd time in 12th campaign


First time in 2nd Round in a while

49 years – Alvechurch FC

19 years – Ebbsfleet United

4 years – Accrington Stanley, Grimsby Town, Wrexham FC

3 years – Fleetwood Town, Oxford United


Into 2nd Rd and long time since last KO before it

38 years – Derby County

17 years – Peterborough United

9 years – Shrewsbury Town

8 years – Carlisle United

7 years – Barnsley FC

5 years – Portsmouth FC

4 years – Bristol Rovers, Exeter City, Mansfield Town

3 years – AFC Wimbledon, Boreham Wood, Harrogate Town, Stevenage FC, Stockport County


First time knocked out as early as 1st Rd for a while

7 years – Plymouth Argyle

6 years – Doncaster Rovers

5 years – Cheltenham Town, Tranmere Rovers


Consecutive 1st Rd KOs

4 – Bolton Wanderers

3 – Eastleigh FC, Northampton Town


Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Grimsby Town 5-1 Plymouth Argyle

Bristol Rovers 1-0 Rochdale FC


Biggest Wins of the 1st Rd

Milton Keynes Dons 6-0 Taunton Town (Equal Biggest WIN)

Grimsby Town 5-1 Plymouth Argyle

Stockport County 4-0 Swindon Town


Derby County 5-0 Torquay United



Cheltenham Town (3) 1-2 Alvechurch FC (7)

Chippenham Town (6) 1-0 Lincoln City (3)

Sutton United (4) 0-2 Farnborough FC (6)

Doncaster Rovers (4) 0-1 King’s Lynn Town (6)

Wycombe Wanderers (3) 0-2 Walsall FC (4)

Grimsby Town (4) 5-1 Plymouth Argyle (3)

Ebbsfleet United (6) 2-1 FC Halifax Town (5)

Chesterfield FC (5) 1-0 Northampton Town (4)


Hat-tricks and more

3 – Shaun Whalley (Accrington Stanley)



Barnsley FC have now knocked Bolton Wanderers out of the FA Cup four times in four meetings.

Buxton FC have made the 2nd Rd in successive seasons for the first ever time.

Ebbsfleet United have made 2nd Rd of FA Cup for first time since adopting the name in 2007.

Maidenhead United’s 136 year wait to reach the 2nd Round again goes on.

FA Cup 2022-23 1st Round Preview

The FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’ kicks off on Friday night as former winners Sheffield Wednesday host Morecambe FC looking to repeat the 2-1 victory against the Shrimps in the Cup from 11 years ago.

A second former winner Portsmouth FC also play on Friday night live on TV as they travel to National League North side Hereford FC forty years after Pompey beat Hereford United 4-1 in the Cup. A revenge of sorts would mean Hereford equalling their best Cup run.

Another live TV match, on Saturday lunchtime, could result in FA Cup history for South Shields if they defeat Forest Green Rovers four levels above them.

Another former winner Bradford City host local rivals Harrogate Town on Saturday lunchtime, too, whilst two other former Cup winners face each other later that afternoon.

In the centenary season of their lifting of the Cup in Wembley’s first final Bolton Wanderers host Barnsley FC having lost on all three previous occasions the two clubs have met in the Cup, the first time leading to the South Yorkshire side going on to lift the Trophy themselves.

Another former winner Charlton Athletic host Coalville Town from the Southern League Central Division. The Leicestershire side has already defeated one former winner in Notts County in the last round and is equalling their best Cup run just by being in the 1st Round.

Several other EFL 1 sides have potentially embarrassing banana skin games against non-league clubs from three or four levels below them. Cheltenham Town host the lowest ranked club still standing in this year’s competition, Alvechurch FC, from four levels below them and who are appearing in the 1st Round for the first time in 49 years, and Burton Albion host Needham Market from the same Southern League Premier Central Division who are appearing in the 1st Round for the first time ever.

Milton Keynes Dons and Fleetwood Town both host clubs from three levels below them in the shape of National League South sides Taunton Town and Oxford City respectively, whilst Lincoln City and Cambridge United have the more potentially perilous task of having to travel to sides from three levels below them, Chippenham Town and Curzon Ashton respectively.

Other EFL clubs looking to avoid an upset by a non-league side include Hartlepool United who travel to Solihull Moors who’ve made this round in each of the last seven seasons, Sutton United who host Farnborough FC appearing in the 1st Round for the first time, Gillingham FC who travel to AFC Fylde, Doncaster Rovers who host King’s Lynn Town, Shrewsbury Town who host York City, Stevenage FC who travel to Gateshead FC, Northampton Town who go to Chesterfield FC, Oxford United who visit Woking FC, and AFC Wimbledon who visit Weymouth FC.

Of the ties contested by two EFL sides Port Vale and Exeter City have one win apiece in past Cup meetings, Grimsby Town have had to wait five years to avenge defeat by Plymouth Argyle, it’s 20 years since Rochdale FC beat Bristol Rovers in a replay, and Tranmere Rovers have a three to one win ratio over Carlisle United, beating them 6-1 when last meeting 21 years ago.

But the EFL club who will be keenest to avenge past FA Cup defeats is Barrow FC who lost both times they’ve previously met Mansfield Town in the competition and have had to wait 86 years for the chance to make it third time lucky.

National League sides Boreham Wood and Eastleigh FC meet for the second successive season at this stage with the Spitfires keen to avenge last year’s 2-0 defeat.

Another all National League affair sees Maidenhead United host Dagenham and Redbridge with the home side looking to make 2nd Round for first time in 136 years.

Buxton FC versus Merthyr Town guarantees a club in the 2nd Round from, at highest, level six of the pyramid. Buxton made it there last year, but a win for the Martyrs would equal the best FA Cup run of any club from their town ever.

Another two National League sides battle it out live on TV on Sunday as Wrexham FC host Oldham Athletic with the Welsh Dragons ahead two wins to one in past Cup meetings.

On Sunday another former winner, Derby County, travel to National League side, Torquay United, with the match also being show live on TV.

The final game of the round involves another record Cup run equalling club and another former winner as Bracknell Town from Southern League Premier South host Ipswich Town live on TV on Monday night.

FA Vase 2022/23 1st Rd Review

First time in 2nd Round ever

Laverstock and Ford – 13th campaign

West Didsbury and Chorlton – 12th campaign

Bovey Tracey – 11th campaign

Belper United – 10th campaign

Bexhill United, Elburton Villa – 9th campaign

Little Common – 8th campaign

Little Oakley, Pinchbeck United – 6th campaign

St Panteleimon – 5th campaign

FC Isle of Man, Jersey Bulls, Sheringham FC – 3rd campaign

FC St Helens (2nd campaign – 1st campaign participated in), Larkfield and New Hythe Wanderers, Montpelier Villa


Debut FA Vase clubs in 2nd Round

AFC Whyteleafe, Hartpury University, Horden Community Welfare, Wallingford and Crowmarsh


Equalling best run to 2nd Rd

Biggleswade United – 6th time in 22nd campaign

Cullompton Rangers – 4th time in 23rd campaign

Shaftesbury FC – 3rd time in 14th campaign

Baldock Town – 3rd time in 12th campaign

Woodford Town – 3rd time in 11th campaign

Wolverhampton Casuals – 2nd time in 24th campaign

Eccleshall FC – 2nd time in 22nd campaign

Broadbridge Heath – 2nd time in 21st campaign

Andover New Street – 2nd time in 16th campaign

Holyport FC – 2nd time in 15th campaign

Ollerton Town – 2nd time in 13th campaign

Fisher FC – 2nd time in 12th campaign

Darwen FC – 2nd time in 11th campaign

Bedfont FC – 2nd time in 10th campaign

Stone Old Alleynians – 2nd time in 9th campaign

Thornbury Town – 2nd time in 4th campaign

Mousehole FC – 2nd time in 3rd campaign


First time in 2nd Round in a while

31 years – Eccleshall FC (20 campaigns)

19 years – Brigg Town (6 campaigns)

16 years – Corsham Town

14 years – Blackstones FC

13 years – Ollerton Town (11 campaigns)

12 years – Holyport FC

11 years – Bacup Borough, Cowes Sports

10 years – Burnham Ramblers (8 campaigns), Dunstable Town (4 campaigns), Tividale FC (8 campaigns)

9 years – Cheadle Town

8 years – Chessington and Hook United, Darwen FC

7 years – Colliers Wood United, Sporting Bengal United, Woodford Town (5 campaigns)

6 years – AFC Wulfrunians, Biggleswade United, Wolverhampton Casuals

5 years – Broadbridge Heath, Cullompton Rangers, Whitley Bay

4 years – Crowborough Athletic, Enfield FC, Erith Town, Hinckley AFC, Peacehaven and Telscombe, Squires Gate, Thackley FC

3 years – Ascot United, Barnoldswick Town, Bedfont FC, Dunkirk FC, Eastbourne Town, Fisher FC, Lye Town, Oxhey Jets, Roman Glass St George, Thornbury Town


Into 2nd Rd and long time since last KO before 2nd Rd

18 years – Romford FC (5 campaigns)

7 years – Falmouth Town (5 campaigns)

6 years – Coventry United, Leighton Town, Walsall Wood

5 years – Wellingborough Town

4 years – Atherstone Town Community Club, Deal Town

3 years – Brimscombe and Thrupp, Guildford City, Holker Old Boys, North Greenford United, Royal Wootton Bassett Town, Stourport Swifts


First time knocked out before 2nd Rd ever (Min 3 campaigns)

Worcester City – in 6th campaign


First time Knocked Out before 2nd Rd for a while

7 years – Westfields FC

3 years – Norwich CBS


Consecutive 1st Rd KOs

3 – Ashton and Backwell United, Newport (IOW) (across 4 years), Newton Aycliffe, Quorn FC, Romulus FC


Avenged Previous FA Vase Defeat

Cullompton Rangers 2-0 Bemerton Heath Harlequins (lost previous 2 times)

Holker Old Boys 3-1 Whickham FC (lost previous 2 times)

Brocton FC 1-1 Wolverhampton Casuals (3-4 on pens)

Blackstones FC 1-1 Bourne Town (3-1 on pens) (28 year wait to get revenge)


Biggest Wins of the 1st Rd

Lye Town 8-0 Northampton Sileby Rangers (Biggest WIN and Biggest DEFEAT)

Frimley Green 0-7 North Greenford United (Biggest DEFEAT and Biggest WIN)

Deal Town 7-0 Tooting Bec (Biggest WIN and Biggest DEFEAT)

AFC Whyteleafe 7-1 Snodland Town (Biggest WIN and Biggest DEFEAT)

Eastbourne Town 6-0 Brook House (Biggest DEFEAT)

Stapenhill FC 1-6 Walsall Wood (Equal Biggest WIN)

Rising Ballers Kensington 0-5 Harefield United (Biggest DEFEAT)

Whitchurch United 0-5 Broadbridge Heath

Street FC 1-5 Andover New Street (Biggest WIN)

Keynsham Town 0-4 Corsham Town (Equal Biggest WIN)

Brixham FC 4-0 Odd Down (Biggest WIN)

Newcastle Benfield 4-0 Newton Aycliffe

Peacehaven and Telscombe 4-0 Horley Town



Street FC (5) 1-5 Andover New Street (6)

Barton Town (5) 2-4 Cheadle Town (6)

Racing Club Warwick (6) 1-2 Dunkirk FC (6)

Pagham FC (6) 0-1 Sporting Bengal United (5)

Westfields FC (5) 0-1 Ollerton Town (6)

Rusthall FC (5) 2-2 Montpelier Villa (6) (won on pens)

Hinckley AFC (6) 4-1 Cogenhoe United (5)

Holker Old Boys (6) 3-1 Whickham FC (5)

Larkfield and New Hythe Wanderers (6) 3-1 Edgware and Kingsbury (5)

Cullompton Rangers (6) 2-0 Bemerton Heath Harlequins (5)

Sandbach United (6) 2-0 Kimberley Miners Welfare (5)

Darwen FC (6) 3-2 Charnock Richard (5)

FC St Helens (6) 2-1 Penistone Church (5)

Bedfont FC (6) 1-0 Redhill FC (5)

Elburton Villa (6) 1-0 Ashton and Backwell United (5)

Hartpury University (6) 1-0 Tuffley Rovers (5)

Burnham Ramblers (6) 0-0 Ely City (5) (4-2 on pens)


Hat-tricks and more

3 – Brett Agnew (Hallam FC)

3 – Charlie Mitchell (North Greenford United)

3 – Dean Ing (Longridge Town)

3 – Harry Laflin (Harefield United)

3 – Joe Condon (AFC Whyteleafe)

3 – Joshua Hesson (Lye Town)

3 – Luke Burdon (Larkfield and New Hythe Wanderers)

3 – Robin Deen (Peacehaven and Telscombe)

3 – Tom Chapman (Deal Town)

3 – Tommy Scorer (Kennington FC)

FA Vase 2022/23 1st Round Preview

Among the 206 clubs competing in the 1st Round of the FA Vase are 18 sides that have not appeared at this stage of the competition before.

There are two ties involving four of those clubs, although the anomaly of Wallingford and Crowmarsh having been exempted to this round on the back of Wallingford Town’s exploits last season is a strange one. They travel to fellow debutants London Samurai Rovers, whilst the other tie that guarantees one club continues their FA Vase record breaking run is Wormley Rovers v Sheringham FC.

Other clubs competing in the Vase for the first time are Frickley Athletic (who host Emley AFC), Horden Community Welfare (hosting Armthorpe Welfare), Hartpury University (at home to Tuffley Rovers), Basildon Town (who travel to Buckhurst Hill) and AFC Whyteleafe (who entertain Snodland Town).

The last tie in that list is another where the winners are guaranteed to be in 2nd Round of the Vase for the very first time. West Didsbury and Chorlton versus Golcar United is another as is Cheltenham Saracens against Belper United. Rusthall FC versus Montpelier Villa will also see club history being made.

Many other clubs are looking to appear in the 2nd Round for the very first time, too. Clubs such as Newcastle University, FC St Helens, Campion FC, Newent Town, Lydd Town, Larkfield and New Hythe Wanderers, Jersey Bulls, Whitchurch United, AFC Stoneham, Little Common, Bovey Tracey, Lydney Town, Bishops Lydeard and Elburton Villa all have home advantage to try to make club history.

Conversely, FC Isle of Man, Ashby Ivanhoe, Pinchbeck United, Aylesbury Vale Dynamos, St Panteleimon, Benfleet FC, Little Oakley, Eversley and California, Bexhill United, Crediton United, Laverstock and Ford and Tooting Bec all have the much harder task of trying to achieve that feat via an away victory.

Tooting Bec travel to Deal Town, one of three former winners of the Vase competing in this round. The 1994 winners Diss Town travel to fellow Step Six side Whittlesey Athletic, and Stansted FC visit Downham Town with the hosts looking to avenge defeat by their visitors in the competition from 33 years ago.

That is just one of 13 ties involving clubs that have faced each other in the FA Vase before and is the longest wait to seek revenge. Blackstones FC have had to wait 28 years for the opportunity to avenge defeat by fellow United Counties League Division One side Bourne Town, whilst Prestwich Heys beat their opponents this season, Winterton Rangers, just last year.

Also meeting for the second successive season in the Vase are Whitley Bay and Billingham Synthonia, the tie this 1st Round with the joint most head-to-heads, this being the fourth time they’ve been drawn together. Whitley Bay have a two to one win ratio in past meetings but it was Synthonia who won through last year. Also meeting for the fourth time in the Vase are Somerset based Wellington FC and Barnstaple Town with the former club ahead by two wins to one.

But it will be Whitchurch United who will be most keenest to put a past Vase defeat by this season’s opponent behind them having lost 7-0 when they last faced Broadbridge Heath in the competition 20 years ago.