Friday October 11
SC Thamesmead 1-5 Ascot United
Saturday October 12
Chatham Town 1-1 Beckenham Town
Fisher 3-0 Greenwich Borough
Peacehaven & Telscombe 3-5 Glebe
Punjab United 0-3 Newhaven
Rusthall 0-2 Lancing FC
Sheppey United 0-2 Corinthian
Sutton Common Rovers 5-1 Snodland Town
Welling Town 5-1 Erith & Belvedere
Sunday October 13
Kennington 4-2 Crowborough Ath
Southall 4-4 Tunbridge Wells
Westside FC P-P Deal Town
This FA Vase weekend kicked off on Friday night with SC Thamesmead hosting Ascot United. The visitors have made an impressive start to their campaign in the Combined Counties Premier Division and you could see why as they raced away with the game, eventually winning 5-1.
Saturday brought better news as we managed to get 5 sides through from the 8 games played. To be fair 4 of those were playing in all-SCEFL ties leaving only Glebe that overcome foreign opposition. The Foxes returned from their trip to Peacehaven FC as 5-3 winners in an entertaing game that went right to the wire. Jesse Darko, Jamie Philpott, Anthony Dwyer and Stacy Long were all on target as Glebe made sure that their name was in Monday’s Second Round hat.
They will be joined by Welling Town who were impressive victors at home to Erith & Belvedere in the ‘Live’ game at Bayliss Avenue. A long range strike from Jhoan Tabima got the ball rolling with Adam O’Neill then placing home a free-kick just before the break. Goals from Elyon Marshall-Katung, Carl Oblitey and Luis Montoya made it five with the Deres consolation coming from Kameiko Pope-Campbell.
A goal in each half was enough for Corinthian to see of Sheppey United at Holm Park. Kameron Gyeabour and Oscar Housego the scorers for the Hoops in a solid display.
Fisher booked their place in the Second Round with a 3-0 win over Greenwich Borough. Billy Brown grabbed a second half brace after Luke With had given the hosts an early lead.
Chatham Town and Beckenham Town could not be split after 120 minutes of football so will have to do it all again at Eden Park Avenue on Wednesday night. Byron Walker’s cross/shot put the Chats in the lead just after the hour mark before Becks reponded with a customary 90th minute goal, this time from Malik Nosike. The top two in the Premier Division didn’t add to the scoreline in extra-time so will go at it again in another 4 days.
Despite taking the lead Snodland Town are now out of the competion, losing 5-1 to a strong side in Sutton Common Rovers. Punjab United’s journey is also over as they lost 3-0 at home to Newhaven while Rusthall battled hard before falling 2-0 to Lancing FC.
Kennington overame Crowborough Athletic on Sunday to book their place in the second round. Tom Scorer’s first half double got the Ton on the way with Gary Clarke rounding things off in the last minute for a 4-2 win.
A 97th minute leveller for Southall forced Tunbridge Wells to go to extra-time after a classic 4-4 draw in Stanwell.
Canterbury City and Bearsted will enter the competition in the Second Round.