The draw for the first qualifying round of the FA Vase has taken place today and we are pleased to say Clapton CFC will be taking part.
We have been drawn away to Eastern Senior League South side Wivenhoe Town with the tie to be played at their Blackstone Stadium on Saturday, August 31st.
The successful team will play either Barkingside of the Eastern Senior League South or FC Broxbourne Borough of the Spartan South Midlands League Division One away in the second qualifying round. That tie will take place on Saturday, September 14th.
A mere nine wins for Geoff Ocran and his team and we will reach the final, which will take place at Wembley Stadium on May 17th 2020.
There are 667 clubs from Steps 5-7 entered in the Vase this season. The full draw for both of the first two qualifying rounds can be found here.
Our acceptance into the FA Vase means we will not be competing in the Anagram Records Trophy, which is for clubs in the South East who don’t qualify for the Vase. Last season we reached the final before losing to Catholic United.
We will be playing in the Essex Premier Cup and the Alec Smith Premier Division Trophy, the league cup competition for teams in our new division, the Middlesex County Premier League. We won our league cup competition, the Jim Rogers Memorial Trophy, last season.
Unfortunately the men’s team don’t yet qualify for the FA Cup – but our women’s team have. The draw for that has not yet been made.