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FA Vase First Qualifying Round – 2022/23


FA Vase First Qualifying Round Results

Saturday 27th August

Alfold 1-3 Deal Town

Clapton P-P Punjab United

Cobham 1-2 Lydd Town

East Preston 0-9 Erith & Belvedere

Erith Town 6-0 Loxwood

Faversham Strike Force 0-2 Horsham YMCA

FC Elmstead (p)2-2 Barking

Fisher 3-2 Oakwood

Kent Football United AWO Sutton Athletic

Lordswood 0-2 Crowborough Athletic

Lewisham Borough 1-3 Broadbridge Heath

Midhurst & Easebourne (p)1-1 Greenways

Mile Oak 1-3 Welling Town

Saltdean United 1-6 Kennington

Staplehurst Monarchs 2-2(p) Pagham

Tooting Bec 1-0 Sporting Club Thamesmead

Westside (p)1-1 Whitstable Town

Wick 1-3 AFC Whyteleafe

Worthing United 1-3 Forest Hill Park

Sunday 28th August

Canterbury City 1-2 Phoenix Sports

Tuesday 6th September

Punjab United v Clapton



11 SCEFL sides picked up FA Vase wins on the Saturday meaning we still have 29 teams with their Wembley dreams alive.

Erith & Belvedere were the biggest winners of the day as they returned from East Preston as 9-0 victors with both Tunde Aderonmu and Malachi Hudson claiming hat-tricks.

Kennington won 6-1 at Saltdean United while Erith Town also hit 6, with Steadman Callender’s double against Loxwood making him the Docker’s all time record goalscorer.

Thanks to a 3-1 win at Worthing United, Forest Hill Park have set up an interesting next-round tie against Fisher, who themselves came out best in a 5-goal thriller with Oakwood.

Kanan Fitton was again on target for FC Elmstead, who made it past Barking on penalties while AFC Whyteleafe are now played one, won one in the Vase, after a 3-1 victory at Wick.

3-1 was also the scoreline as Deal Town and Welling Town enjoyed away trips to Southern Combination sides and Lydd Town came from behind to win late on at Cobham.

Tooting Bec edged past SC Thamesmead in the only all-SCEFL match but Punjab United wasted their time travelling to East London after Clapton’s awful home pitch once again failed a late pitch inspection.

Greenways, Staplehurst Monarchs and Whitstable Town were all unlucky losers after a penalty shoot-out while normal time defeats for Faversham Strike Force, Lewisham Borough and Lordswood, see them all exit the competition at the first hurdle.

Canterbury City hosted Phoenix Sports on Sunday, with the visitors coming from behind to win 2-1. Luke Leppard and Alfie Evans got the goals for the victors.

Punjab United host their away tie with Clapton on Tuesday 6th September.



FA Vase Exemptions

Glebe, Stansfeld and Tunbridge Wells will enter the FA Vase competition at the Second Round Proper stage.

FA Vase Second Round Qualifying – SCEFL Teams

Snodland Town v Sutton Athletic
Larkfield & New Hythe v Meridian VP
Horley Town v Holmesdale
Bearsted v Arundel
Erith Town v Rochester United
Kennington v Punjab United
AFC Croydon Athletic v AFC Whyteleafe
FC Elmstead v Deal Town
K Sports v Rusthall
Bridon Ropes v Phoenix Sports
Tooting Bec v Billingshurst
Lydd Town v Hollands & Blair
Forest Hill Park v Fisher
Croydon v Redhill
Broadbridge Heath v Erith & Belvedere
Peacehaven & Telscombe v Welling Town

Ties are due to be played on 24th September.