Isuzu FA Vase - Draw for the Fourth Round Proper

Mon 4th December 2023 | FA Challenge Vase
By Martin Fallon

The draw has been made for the Fourth Round Proper of the Isuzu FA Vase. 

Six of our sides are still in the competition, with all of them suffering from frozen pitches at the weekend in their Third Round ties. These have all all been rearranged for next Saturday.

Ties involving our sides

The Fourth Round Proper is the last 32 of the competition. Despite it being a national competition, there are still three different "zones" at this stage, and with the NWCFL being a northern zone, all six of our remaining clubs are in that zone.

First out of the hat was Ramsbottom United or Hallam from the Northern Counties East. The winners of that will be at home in the Fourth Round to either Northern League side Newcastle University or former NWCFL side Silsden who now play in the Northern Counties East. Newcastle have previously knocked out Kendal Town and Atherton LR from the Vase this season, whilst Silsden beat Abbey Hey in the Second Round.

Irlam face Northern League side Whickham in the Third Round and if they win that then they will be heading back up to the North East in the Fourth Round against either Blyth Town or Bishop Auckland. Both of these have played NWCFL sides in the Second Round, with Blyth beating AFC Liverpool at home and Bishop Auckland winning at Stockport Georgians.

We could have an all-NWCFL clash in the Fourth Round, with West Didsbury & Chorlton potentially facing fellow Premier Division side Charnock Richard. Both teams though will have to win their Third Round games next Saturday, with both facing opposition that have previously been in the NWCFL. Last season's Quarter Finalists West Didsbury & Chorlton travel to Emley, with Charnock heading to Carlisle City.

And it could be yet another former NWCFL side who face the winners of the the big clash between Ashville and South Liverpool. The victors in that will be at home to either Northern Counties East League side Lincoln United or Midland League side Congleton Town. 

Isuzu FA Vase Fourth Round Proper
Saturday 13th January 2024
Winners Receive £1,875
Losers Receive £600

Zone 1
Tie 01 - Ramsbottom United or Hallam v Newcastle University or Silsden
Tie 02 - Blyth Town or Bishop Auckland v Whickham v Irlam
Tie 03 - Emley or West Didsbury & Chorlton v Carlisle City v Charnock Richard
Tie 04 - Ashville or South Liverpool v Lincoln United or Congleton TownZone 2

Other Ties

Zone 2
Tie 05 - Biggleswade United or Whitchurch Alport v Fakenham Town or Great Wakering Rovers
Tie 06 - Worcester City or Boston Town v Highgate United or Lichfield City
Tie 07 - Stourport Swifts v Ashby Ivanhoe or Tividale
Tie 08 - Romford v Stanway Pegasus
Tie 09 - Walsham Le Willows or White Ensign v Tilbury or Saffron Walden Town

Zone 3
Tie 10 - Farnham Town v Bridgwater United
Tie 11 - Holmesdale v Highworth Town
Tie 12 - Jersey Bulls v Hamworthy Recreation or Wells City
Tie 13 - Hilltop v Erith Town or Hamble
Tie 14 - North Greenford United v Brixham
Tie 15 - Deal Town v Cobham
Tie 16​ - Falmouth Town v Hartpury University

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