The actual first round of the FA Vase takes place this weekend with three teams from the region participating in the competition.
Falmouth Town will face arguably their toughest test this season when they host Bradford Town from the Hellenic League. Bradford plays in a division one notch higher than Falmouth and is sixth in the P12, W8 D1, L3 table. They enter this exceptional game after winning their last three games, most recently a 2-3 away win over Calne Town.
Winning three games on the rebound is nothing compared to Falmouth Towns’ winning streak. Saturday’s hosts have won every game they’ve played this season – 12 in the league, two in the Walter C Parson League Cup and one in the Cornwall Senior Cup. Their last game saw Town advance to the next round of the Walter C Parson Cup with a 2-5 away win at Sidmouth Town. The full draw for the third round of this competition is available here.
Wendron United are hoping to win on another milestone day for the football club. This is their first time in the competition, they beat Bishop Sutton 2-1 to enter this round. Their opponent of the day is Bournemouth FC who play in the Wessex League. Wendron has won his last two games with a 6-1 win over Bovey Tracey and a 0-4 away win over Sticker in midweek.
Helston Athletic has the opportunity to find his way back to victory after two consecutive league draws against Tavistock and Bitton respectively. They play against the Oldland Abbotonians who are in a promotion battle in Western League Division One. They are currently second with 26 points in 15 games this season.
Return to League Action Penryn Athletic takes on Wadebridge at Kernick Road. This is Athletic’s first season in the league and they will be looking to take advantage of other teams not playing due to Vase matches. Their midweek game against Godolphin Atlantic was postponed due to bad weather.
On Sunday, October 24, in the Southwest Regional Women’s League, Helston Athletic Women can claim back-to-back wins when they host Feniton Women. Helston won his last 2-3 away game at Saltash United.
In Division 1 of the Cornwall Women’s Football League, FXSU Ladies will face a second consecutive trip against the Helston Athletic Women’s Development Team. The kickoff of this match is at 11:00 a.m. rather than at 2:30 p.m. as usual
In the second division, Wendron United Ladies have the chance to secure their first victory of the championship season when they travel to Bodmin Women.
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