FA Competitions Entry Reminder

REMINDER

Please be advised the closing date to apply for FA Competitions 2019-2020 is MONDAY 1 APRIL 2019

If your Club has not applied and still wishes to do so, please follow the instructions below to submit your application and payment online.

**PLEASE DO NOT REPLY IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED**

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To apply for next season’s FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup, please use the direct link below to submit your application and payment online.

The application is ONLY available for online completion and online payment by credit or debit card, and an individual can make the payment with a personal card on the Clubs behalf.

https://eventspace.thefa.com/FA/the_fa_cup_the_fa_trophy_the_fa_vase_and_the_fa_youth_cup_competitions_season_2019-2020_25022019

On successful completion of the online application and online payment, you will receive an on screen confirmation and an automatic email confirmation will be sent to the participant from The FA. However, this does NOT constitute acceptance into the specified competition(s).

The closing date is Monday 1 April 2019.

A list of entries accepted will be available on www.TheFA.com towards the end of June 2019.

If you require any further information or assistance with completing the application please email competition.entries@thefa.com or call 0800 1691863 x 4583 / 4622

Top Two in Action on Tuesday Evening

The top two in the Premier Division are both in action on Tuesday evening.

Leaders Histon face a tricky visit to Kirkley & Pakefield in the replay of a match abandoned earlier this season because of a serious player injury. Kirkley would go fifth with three points, but Histon are unbeaten in 11 games.

Second placed Godmanchester Rovers are at home to Thetford Town while a third Premier Division match sees FC Clacton entertain Haverhill Rovers.

Long Melford Edge Epic Semi Final Tie

Congratulations to Long Melford on reaching the League Challenge Cup Final after an epic semi final battle against Benfleet last night. The tie was settled by a stoppage time winner from Will Wingfield to secure a 4-3 success.

Long Melford now play Fakenham Town in the final at Diss Town FC on Bank Holiday Monday May 6th, kick off 3.00pm.

Fakenham Town and Holland Reach Cup Finals

Congratulations to First Division Fakenham Town who beat Newmarket Town last night to reach the League Challenge Cup Final. The game finished 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes but the Ghosts won the penalty shoot out 4-2, the third round in a row in which they progressed in that manner. The final, against either Long Melford or Benfleet (who play tonight), is on Bank Holiday Monday May 6th, kick off 3.00pm at Diss Town FC

Congratulations also to Holland who have reached the First Division KO Cup Final after two Steve Eaton goals gave them a 2-0 semi final victory at Swaffham Town last night. Their opponents in the final will be Harleston Town with the venue and date tba.

Histon Now 12 Points Clear

Celebrating the Histon Winner

Histon continued their march towards the Thurlow Nunn League title with yet another last gasp victory last night. The winner in their 2-1 success at FC Clacton came in stoppage time and puts them 12 points clear at the top of the table.

Godmanchester Rovers have moved into second place after they came from behind to draw 1-1 at Brantham Athletic. Woodbridge Town slipped to third following a 2-1 loss at Haverhill Rovers.

Leading Goalscorers

Premier Division
Josh MayhewStowmarket Town16
Valter RochaThetford Town16
Kelsey TrotterWoodbrdige Town16
First Division
Jack FriendWSM & March30
Karl SwanboroughBurnahm Ramblers23
Ben ThompsonMulbarton Wanderers21
George SmithCoggeshall United21
Kelvin EnaroLakenheath21
Reserve League
Elliot BallardStowmarket Town21
Jared ChambersWitham Town19
Brandon McKayHaverhill Rovers17
Youth League
Jonathan LeeBrantham Athletic26
Joseph RiderSt Neots Town24
James BemroseEason & Otley College22
Maxwell DinnellCornard United21
Kieron WingfieldKing’s Lynn Town20

Important League Matches This Midweek

The top three in the Premier Division all face tricky away encounters on Tuesday evening. Leaders Histon go to in form FC Clacton, second placed Woodbridge Town travel to Haverhill Rovers and third placed Godmanchester Rovers are at Brantham Athletic.

There is also a First Division fixture on Tuesday and two on Wednesday. On Tuesday Newbury Forest and May & Baker will be hoping to clear some of their fixture backlogs when they meet at Redbridge while the next night Hackney Wick are at home to Wivenhoe Town in a  match postponed from Saturday. Wednesday evening also sees King’s Lynn Town Reserves entertain Diss Town in First Division North.

Big Cup Semi Finals This Week

There are three big cup semi finals this week.

In the League Challenge Cup both ties are Premier Division vs. First Division with Newmarket Town (winners in 2013-14) at home to Fakenham Town on Tuesday evening and Long Melford entertaining Benfleet on Wednesday. The latter fixture is probably the first time that the two clubs have ever met.

Also on Tuesday evening Swaffham Town are at home to Holland in a First Division KO Cup semi final postponed from last week. The winners will play Harleston Town in the final.