FA Vase draw throws up possibilty of a couple of all-local ties

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Today’s FA Carlsberg Vase draw has thrown up the possibility of a couple of local derbies in the second qualifying round.

Peacehaven could play AFC Uckfield while Ringmer could face Newhaven.

In the First Round Qualifying, Ringmer travel to Shoreham, Crowborough entertain Guernsey, Peacehaven must travel to Dorking, Hailsham Town host Arundel, and AFC Uckfield entertain Molesey, while the two teams this year playing in senior football for the first time in many seasons – Newhaven and Saltdean United – both have home draws, against Littlehampton Town and Banstead Athletic respectively.

Those ties take place on Saturday, September 1 at 3pm and the winners in that round receive £500.

If all the above teams make it through that round a couple of all-local ties could be produced in the Second Round Qualifying. Peacehaven could end up taking on AFC Uckfield at The Sports Park, while Ringmer could find themselves hosting The Dockers from Newhaven.

If Hailsham progress they would be handed a home draw against Deal Town, while Saltdean would have to travel to face either Ash United or Knaphill. Crowborough would have a home tie against Farnham Town or Kent Football United, while Seaford Town, who enter the competition at the Second Round Qualifying stage, are drawn to face either Redhill or Horley Town away.

The Second Round Qualifying stage is due to take place on Saturday, September 15 and winners receive £700.

Should either Peacehaven or AFC Uckfield make it into the First Round Proper, they would face a trip to Lancing, and if either Ringmer or Newhaven get through they would be drawn at home to Beckenham Town, Corinthian or Wick.

If Hailsham Town get that far they would find themselves hosting Hassocks at the Beaconsfield, while Saltdean would have to travel to Sevenoaks Town.

Seaford Town would have to make a visit to Rye United while Crowborough would travel to Whyteleafe.

The First Round Proper takes place on Saturday, October 13 and winners receive £900.