Update as of 1st APRIL.
The remnants of the “curtailed” 20/21 season are gradually being reformed into some sort of schedule, albeit one that will be played out behind closed doors without, unfortunately, with spectators.
The recovery roadmap allows us to return to training from the 29th of March, and together with a number of friendly matches, we will prepare for the Middlesex County Cup quarter final tie, away to Hanwell Town, scheduled for the 13th April. The following Saturday we travel to Norwich to take on Mulbarton Rovers in the last 16 of the FA Vase.
In the worst case two defeats could mean that our season will be over but, looking on the positive side, the next round of the FA Vase will be on the 23rd April with the Middx Cup to be scheduled.
MULBARTON WANDERERS v HANWORTH VILLA
April 17th 2021 @ 3pm
Buildbase FA Vase – 4th Round
@ The Common, Mulbarton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8AE
Our reward for a tough away victory in the last round is an equally tough, even further away trip in the 4th Round. Mulbarton is 125 miles away and home to the current top scoring side in the Buildbase FA Vase.
At the suspension of the season Wanderers were sitting in 8th position in the Eastern Counties league Division One North, with 5 wins and 3 draws from their 10 league games to date, the Wanderers are step 5 wolves in step 6 sheep’s clothing. At the time of last season’s abandonment, they were 6 points clear at the top of the table with an impressive 21 wins and 4 draws from 28 games played.
This is Mulbartons 3rd campaign in the FA Vase and victories over Peterborough Northern Stars, Gt Yarmouth Town, Newport Pagnell, Cogenhoe United and Ampthill Town mean that this is their most successful run to date.
This tie, originally scheduled for the 9th January is due to come your way in the near future
LITTLEHAMPTON TOWN 2 – 2 HANWORTH VILLA
Saturday 19th September 2020 @ 3pm
Buildbase FA Vase – 3rd Round
This was already going to be a tough enough task, away to a team very much in form, when things got made more difficult when our supporters were prevented from travelling. On the day things got worse. A strong wind, rain and a boggy pitch made it very difficult to play the type of football we favour, but the boys dug deep and eventually scraped through against a very gritty opponent....click for more
HANWORTH VILLA 2 – 2 CORINTHIAN
Saturday 5th December 2020
Buildbase FA Vase – 2nd round
We were expecting a tough game against last season’s losing semi-finalists, and so it proved as we had to claw back a 2-goal deficit to take the tie to penalties.
The shoot out proved to be of equal quality to the preceding 90 minutes, with both sides scoring with their mandatory 5, before Terry Buss saved the first Corinthian sudden death attempt to send the Ranch wild.
The game attracted a decent crowd, with a number of ground hoppers, one of which wrote a very comprehensive match report covering his match day experience. Click the following link to find out how he saw the game.
In accordance with FA guidelines the club have produced a COVID-19 Risk Assessment designed to help keep all visiting officials, players and spectators safe when visiting Rectory Meadow. The assessment can be downloaded via the link below, please take the time to read the document, and to comply when visiting the ground.
Stay safe everyone, and we hope to welcome you very soon