FA Vase & Trophy Draws Announced

The second round of the FA Vase and FA Trophy have been announced today with local sides in action in both competitions.

Rainworth Miners Welfare who famously reached the final of the FA Vase in 1982 have been drawn away at Leicester Nirvana or Anstey Nomads who’s first round game was called off at the weekend due to both sides having waterlogged pitches. Rainworth themselves edging fellow East Midlands Counties League opposition Belper United in a 3-2 win at Kirklington Road on Saturday thanks to a late Kyle Hempshall winner.

Another East Midlands Counties league side involved in round two of the Vase is Radford FC who have been awarded a home tie against Bewdley Town after seeing off Paget Rovers 4-0 in the last round. Newark will make their competition entrance at this stage with a trip to Boldmere St Michaels.

In the FA Trophy Basford United have been rewarded after their late win against Alvechurch at the weekend with another home tie against West Midlands opposition, this time Steve Chettle’s men will host Rushall Olympic, these days of the Southern League Premier Division.

The FA remains in dialogue with the government as to when these matches can take place with an update provided as soon as we have it.

Meanwhile the FA have stated that despite lockdown restrictions, all matches in the first round of the FA Cup will go ahead as planned this weekend with Mansfield Town in action against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

*Main image @FA both Basford United & Notts County will be hoping for good runs in the FA Trophy.

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