Lancing, Littlehampton and Steyning make FA Vase progress

The Worthing and Littlehampton ares still has three teams left in the FA Vase after last weekend’s first round.

Thursday, 5th November 2020, 3:43 pm
Worthing Utd were beaten by Edgare Town / Picture: Stephen Goodger

All have home advantage in round two – but when that will take place is anyone’s guess.

The new national lockdown restrictions that came into force today mean the Vase’s second round won’t take place on November 28 as planned.

The hope will be that football at grass-roots level can resume on the first weekend of December and if so, the Vase seems likely to resume soon after.

Lancing will be at home to Edgware Town after a 1-0 first-round win at Reading City, courtesy of a 77th-minute strike by Finn Daniels-Yeomans.

Edgware reached the next stage with a 2-0 win at Lancing’s near neighbours Worthing United. See a picture special from that game here.

Most observers at Lyons Way felt the hosts could have few complaints about the result.

Also through to round two are Littlehampton Town, who will be at home to Sheppey United at the next stage.

A goal in each half – scored by Joe Benn and Jordan Clark – earned Golds a 2-0 win at Fleet on Saturday, continuing their fine start to 2020-21.

Completing the trio of local sides enjoying Vase success are Steyning Town, who hit NINE past SCFL rivals Seaford Town at The aptly-named Shooting Field.

A seven-minute hat-trick by Harry Heath led the way and George Cousins (2), Alex Gathern, Thomas Howard-Bold, Max Howell and Toby Bloomfield also netted. Steyning will host Walton & Hersham next.