East coast derby is pick of the region’s FA Vase draws

The FA Vase first round draw has thrown up a few interesting ties in the region.

The FA Vase first round draw has thrown up a few interesting ties in the region. - Credit: Archant

The region's sides can make plans for FA Vase progress following the first round draw, which was made on Monday.

The pick of the draw was a tasty east coast derby as Thurlow Nunn Premier Division Gorleston host Great Yarmouth Town.

High-flying Norwich United, currently third in the top-flight table, host Essex Senior League Premier Division strugglers Bowers & Pitsea as the two step side meet.

Diss Town, whose start to the new campaign has been a little more hit and miss than the Planters, will host step six outfit Eynesbury Rovers – as side in top form as they sit second in UCL Division One.

Mildenhall will travel to Thurlow Nunn Premier rivals Newmarket, while Thetford Town have been handed a tough trip to UCL Premier leaders Huntingdon Town and Swaffham Town will host Essex Senior League Premier midtable side Hullbridge Sports.

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The winning clubs from the 98 first round ties will each receive £900 from the FA's prize fund. All ties must be played on Saturday, October 19 with any replays on or before the following Thursday.

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