The FA Vase trail startes here……

This weekend sees the start of the Buildbase FA Vase competition for the 2018/19 season and as always on Counties Podcast, we will be following it from start to finish, ending up at Wembley on Non-League Finals day on Sunday May 19th.

As is a tradition these days on Counties Podcast, Martin Fallon’s infamous Vase Randomiser has picked out clubs for each presenter to follow the progress of through the competition of, and this year we are giving you lot a side!  We will go though the fates of our various clubs in our Non-League Finals day Podcast which is always one of our most popular downloaded episodes.

Ok, so who have we all got…….

Martin Fallon – BARTON TOWN Vs AFC Liverpool

Gary Langley – Wincanton Town Vs RADSTOCK TOWN

Mark Ashmore – Spelthorne Sports Vs NORTHAMPTON ON CHENECKS

The Listeners – Enfield Borough Vs HALSTEAD TOWN

Interesting selections and of course Mr Fallon had to get a side that is facing NWCFL opposition so it’s divided loyalties for him this weekend.  We will be out and about at our own clubs various games this weekend and Mr Langley is heading off to watch Red Martin’s Lower Breck side take on Rob McKay’s West Didsbury & Chorlton in a historic tie at the Anfield ASCC.

A quick look at the clubs we have drawn sees a familiar name for Mr F, Barton Town play in the Northern Counties East League and have come up against a few of our NWCFL sides of late, they are based in Lincolnshire and play at Marsh Lane.

Mr Langley has been given Radstock Town, they play out of Radstock in Somerset and compete in the Western League Division One.

Mr Ashmore drew a doozy! Northampton on Chenecks are a new one on us to be honest although a google search shows that the are a club of good repute and high standing in the Northamptonshire area.  They ply their trade in the United Counties League Premier Division and have been going since 1946.

For your good selves, you have drawn Halstead Town who have been going since 1879 and hail from Essex.  They play in the Eastern Senior League and have a reasonable record in the competition.

Let battle commence!