FA Vase Weekend Coming Up

It’s the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Vase this weekend with the ties involving Thurlow Nunn League sides listed below. All matches are 3pm kick offs on Saturday, apart from Coggeshall United v. Long Melford, which is being played on Sunday afternoon, kick off 2pm.

Colney Heathv.Haverhill Rovers
Coggeshall Unitedv.Long Melford
FC Broxbourne Boroughv.Wivenhoe Town
FC Clactonv.Redbridge
Frenfordv.Hashtag United
Great Yarmouth Townv.Norwich United
Hadleigh Unitedv.Haverhill Borough
Huntingdon Townv.Mulbarton Wanderers
Kirkley & Pakefieldv.Debenham LC
Langfordv.Hackney Wick
Lopes Tavaresv.Catholic United
March Town Unitedv.Walsham Le Willows
Mildenhall Townv.Newmarket Town
Netherton Unitedv.Wroxham
West Essexv. Brantham Athletic
Stanway Roversv.Wodson Park
Takeleyv.Wormley Rovers
Thetford Townv.Peterborough Northern Star
Whitton Unitedv.St Margaretsbury
White Ensignv.Newbury Forest

Leyton Athletic

Leyton Athletic have given the Eastern Counties League notice of their withdrawal from the competition with immediate effect. This follows their inability to source a venue that meets FA requirements.   As a consequence all of their remaining fixtures are cancelled and the match they played at Holland FC will be expunged from the records.

Top Three Have Mixed Fortunes Tuesday Night

The top three in the Premier Division were all in action on Tuesday evening with Stowmarket Town increasing their lead at the top to 3 points after beating Hadleigh United 3-0. That’s 15 goals without reply for Stowmarket in the last three matches. Norwich United are now second after a Ben Fowkes hat trick helped them to a 3-2 victory at Thetford Town. Woodbridge Town dropped their first league points of the season, losing 5-2 to Kirkley & Pakefield. Kaiden Goldspink netted four of the home team’s goals.

FA Vase Update

Several good wins for Thurlow Nunn League sides in the First Round Qualifying of the FA Vase over the weekend. Two of our sides hit six with Frenford marking their competition debut with a 6-0 victory at higher league opponents Potton United. Hadleigh United also scored six, beating Stotfold 6-2 to win by that scoreline for the second Saturday running.

The next round is to be played over the weekend of 13th/14th/15th September and ties involving Thurlow Nunn League sides are as follows:-

Colney Heathv.Haverhill Rovers
Coggeshall Unitedv.Long Melford
FC Broxbourne Boroughv.Wivenhoe Town
FC Clactonv.Redbridge
Frenfordv.Hashtag United
Great Yarmouth Townv.Norwich United
Hadleigh Unitedv.Haverhill Borough
Huntingdon Townv.Mulbarton Wanderers
Kirkley & Pakefieldv.Debenham LC
Langfordv.Hackney Wick
Lopes Tavaresv.Catholic United
March Town Unitedv.Walsham Le Willows
Mildenhall Townv.Newmarket Town
Netherton Unitedv.Wroxham
West Essexv. Brantham Athletic
Stanway Roversv.Wodson Park
Takeleyv.Wormley Rovers
Thetford Townv.Peterborough Northern Star
Whitton Unitedv.St Margaretsbury
White Ensignv.Newbury Forest

FA Vase Starts This Weekend

The FA Vase Road to Wembley begins this weekend with 41 Thurlow Nunn League sides beginning their journeys. Lakenheath, Lopes Tavares, Frenford and Benfleet are all making their debuts in the competition. Ties involving Thurlow Nunn League sides are:-

Fri19:45Hackney Wickv.May & Baker
Fri19:45Walsham Le Willowsv.Lakenheath
Sat15:00Debenham LCv.Wisbech St Mary
Sat15:00Diss Townv.Huntingdon Town
Sat15:00Ely Cityv.Peterborough Northern Star
Sat15:00Erith & Belvederev.Fire United
Sat15:00Fakenham Townv.Norwich United
Sat15:00FC Broxbourne Boroughv.Barkingside
Sat15:00FC Clactonv.Southend Manor
Sat15:00Framlingham Townv.Great Yarmouth Town
Sat15:00Hadleigh Unitedv.Stotfold
Sat15:00Halstead Townv.Haverhill Borough
Sat15:00Hashtag Unitedv.Leyton Athletic
Sat15:00Hoddesdon Townv.Stanway Rovers
Sat15:00Hollandv.Baldock Town
Sat15:00Ipswich Wanderersv.Enfield Borough
Sat15:00Long Melfordv.Little Oakley
Sat15:00Lopes Tavaresv.Harwich & Parkeston
Sat15:00Mildenhall Townv.Swaffham Town
Sat15:00Newmarket Townv.Gorleston
Sat15:00Norwich CBSv.March Town United
Sat15:00Potton Unitedv.Frenford
Sat15:00Sporting Bengal Unitedv.Wormley Rovers
Sat15:00Takeleyv.Burnham Ramblers
Sat15:00Wivenhoe Townv.Clapton Community
Sun14:00Benfleetv.Haverhill Rovers
Sun15:00Downham Townv.Netherton United
Sun15:00White Ensignv.Cornard United

Stowmarket Town Go Top After Tuesday’s Matches

Stowmarket Town leapfrogged to the top of the Premier Division after a Josh Mayhew hat trick helped them to a 5-0 win at Brantham Athletic on Tuesday evening. Second placed Norwich United ended Wroxham‘s 100% record as the two local rivals drew 1-1 at Plantation Park. Another 100% record to go was that of Stanway Rovers who lost 2-0 at home to FA Cup heroes Whitton United.

The top four in First Division North played against each other with Ipswich Wanderers retaining top spot after a first half Lewis Kincaid goal earned them a 1-0 victory at Debenham LC. Lakenheath are now second following an impresssve 4-0 home win over Downham Town. Reece Clarke netted a hat trick for the Suffolk side as Downham dropped their first points of the season. Sheringham moved up to 5th after coming from behind to win 3-2 at Norwich CBS.

Second half goals from Callum Vincent and Jamie Baker gave new First Division South leaders Halstead Town a hard earned 2-0 victory over the team had been leaders, Wivenhoe Town. Moving into second place are Wormley Rovers. Their 3-0 win away to Hackney Wick means they have won all three of their league games, with a goal difference of 10-0.

In The League Today

With most sides involved in the FA Cup Norwich United would have had hopes of reclaiming top spot in the Premier Division but a first half header gave visitors Mildenhall Town a solitary goal victory.

Another side to lose their 100% league record were Haverhill Rovers who crashed 6-2 at Hadleigh United with Joel Glover netting a hat trick for the home side.

Downham Town are the new leaders of First Division North after winning 3-0 at Cornard United to keep up their 100% record with no goals conceded. Tuesday evening they travel to Lakenheath, the only other side in the division with a 100% record.

There are also new leaders in First Division South where a 4-1 win for Wivenhoe Town at Burnham Ramblers was enough to fire them above Halstead Town on goal difference. On Tuesday evening it’s Halstead Town v. Wivenhoe Town!

Whitton and March Through in FA Cup

Congratulations to both Whitton United and March Town United who have both fought their way through to the First Round Qualifying of the FA Cup after overcoming higher league opponents this afternoon.

Whitton came from behind to beat Bet Victor Isthmian League Hertford Town 2-1 with Jacob Lay scoring the 80th minute winner for the team in green. A Jack Friend brace helped First Division March overcome United Counties League Wellingborough Town 2-1. It was the visitor’s first defeat of the season.

Four other Thurlow Nunn League sides have earned replays against higher league opponents. Ely City twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Wisbech Town while White Ensign‘s FA Cup adventure continues after a credible 3-3 draw at Takeley. There were 1-1 home draws for Godmanchester Rovers (v. St Neots Town) and FC Clacton (v. Witham Town). Three of the replays are scheduled for Tuesday 3 September with White Ensign’s scheduled for Wednesday 4 September.

The draw for the First Round Qualifying will be held on Tuesday 27 August at 1pm.

FA Cup Preliminary Round This Weekend

It’s the FA Cup Preliminary Round this weekend with 17 Thurlow Nunn League teams involved. All but Long Melford, who host Colney Heath, are pitted against teams from higher up the non-league pyramid.

Great Yarmouth Town entertain Rothwell Corinthians on Friday evening but the other 16 ties are all Saturday afternoon with 3pm kick offs.

Great Yarmouth Town v. Rothwell Corinthians

Gorleston v. Kempston Rovers

Wisbech Town v. Ely City

March Town United v. Wellingborough Town

Wroxham v. Stamford

Godmanchester Rovers v. St Neots Town

Harwich & Parkeston v. Romford

Long Melford v. Colney Heath

London Colney v. Halstead Town

Whitton United v. Hertford Town

FC Clacton v. Witham Town

Bowers & Pitsea v. Barkingside

Tilbury v. Stanway Rovers

Cheshunt v. Stowmarket Town

Basildon United v. Framlingham Town

Waltham Abbey v. Woodbridge Town

Takeley v. White Ensign