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Opening round FA Vase ties are announced

A derby between Walsham-le-Willows and Diss Town was the standout tie as the FA this afternoon revealed the draw for the first two rounds of the 2018/19 Buildbase FA Vase.

VASE CLASH: Action from when Walsham and Diss clashed in 2012
VASE CLASH: Action from when Walsham and Diss clashed in 2012

Lower-league Diss, who famously won the competition in 1994, will make the short trip down the A143 for the First Qualifying Round encounter on Saturday, September 1.

Elsewhere, newly-promoted Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division side Framlingham Town play host to Wisbech St Mary, while Hadleigh United travel to St Margaretsbury and Long Melford head to Baldock.

Meanwhile, in the Second Round Qualifying, there is potential for a derby clash between Newmarket Town and Ely City on Saturday, September 15.

NEIGHBOURS: Newmarket could face Ely in this year's FA Vase
NEIGHBOURS: Newmarket could face Ely in this year's FA Vase

For that to happen, Newmarket must first beat Downham Town at home, while Ely will have to negotiate a way past Norwich United at the Ellgia Stadium.

At the same stage, Team Bury will travel to higher-league Histon despite their long-term future remaining uncertain.

Thetford Town make the trip to the Norfolk coast to take on Great Yarmouth Town, with Haverhill Borough welcoming the winners of Whitton United versus Hatfield Town.

Saturday, September 1

First Round Qualifying

Framlingham Town v Wisbech St Mary

Walsham-le-Willows v Diss Town

Newmarket Town v Downham Town

Ely City v Norwich United

St Margaretsbury v Hadleigh United

Baldock Town v Long Melford

Haverhill Rovers v Ilford

Holland v Cornard United

Enfield Borough v Halstead Town

Saturday, September 15

Second Round Qualifying

Histon v Team Bury

Walsham-le-Willows or Diss Town v Deeping Rangers or Blackstones

Framlingham Town or Wisbech St Mary v Swaffham Town

Great Yarmouth Town v Thetford Town

Newmarket Town or Downham Town v Ely City or Norwich United

Southend Manor or Ipswich Wanderers v Haverhill Rovers or Ilford

Haverhill Borough v Whitton United or Hatfield Town

Little Oakley v St Margaretsbury or Hadleigh United

Enfield Borough or Halstead Town v Sporting Bengal United

Baldock Town or Long Melford v Stanway Rovers or White Ensign

Codicote v Holland or Cornard United

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