Thurlow Nunn League First Division sides did rather well in the FA Vase on Saturday with no less than eight winning their ties and only three losing. Six of those victories were against Step 5 opponents – Norwich CBS, Whitton United, Halstead Town and Holland FC all knocked out Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division teams while Framlingham Town beat Waltham Forest from the Essex Senior League and Woodbridge Town overcame former Vase winners Hoddesdon Town. Debenham LC scored two injury time goals to eliminate Brimsdown and Swaffham Town hit 6 at Stewarts and Lloyds to complete the octet. Holland FC and Norwich CBS were making their debuts in the competition.
Premier Division Histon, Great Yarmouth Town and Hadleigh United also went through against teams from other leagues while Coggeshall Town won at FC Clacton.
Second Qualifying Round Draw (as per Saturday evening) is:-
Godmanchester Rovers v. Raunds Town
Swaffham Town v. Rushden & Higham United
Histon v. Cogenhoe United or Rothwell Corinthians
Thetford Town v. Oakham United
Wellingborough Whitworths v. Wisbech St Mary
Redbridge v. Coggeshall Town
Tower Hamlets v. Little Oakley
Enfield Borough v. Woodbridge Town
Wroxham v. Norwich CBS
Basildon Uited or St Margaretsbury v. Walsham le Willows
Barkingside or Southend Manor v. Whitton United
Halstead Town v. Stanway Rovers
Diss Town v. Framlingham Town
Kirkley & Pakefield v. Burnham Ramblers
Great Yarmouth Town v. Debenham LC
Wodson Park v. Holland FC
Stowmarket Town or Team Bury v. Enfield 1893 or Haverhill Borough
Hadleigh United v. Sawbridgeworth Town
Matches scheduled for September 23rd.
Felixstowe & Walton United, Gorleston, Ely City and Newmarket Town join the competition at a later stage