Dockers to play Hampshire side Cove in first round of FA Vase

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S38391H13-FootballSouthwick''Football. Sussex League. Southwick V Newhaven. Action from the match.
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Newhaven will play Hampshire side Cove in the first round proper of the FA Vase.

Paul Harrison’s men were handed the home draw earlier today after easing past County League Division 3 outfit Southwick in the second qualifying round on Saturday.

Cove are based near Farnborough and play in the Combined Counties League Premier Division: like Sussex County League Division 1 one rung below Ryman South.

Cove are lying 18th out of 22 in the CCLP table having won two, drawn one and lost five of their opening eight league games.

They play at 19th-placed Alton tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

The first round proper match will be played at Fort Road on Saturday October 19 and will kick off at 3pm. Any replay is scheduled to be played on or before Thursday October 24, kick-off 7.45pm.

The Dockers picked up £800 for Saturday’s win and will receive £900 if they beat Cove.