Fareham Town faced with a hefty bill for FA Vase trip to Plymouth as tie is taking place behind closed doors

Fareham Town are being faced with a hefty bill for next month’s FA Vase trip to Plymouth Parkway.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 3:21 pm
Action from Fareham Town's FA Vase win over Roman Glass St George in December at Cams Alders. Picture: Keith Woodland

The News understands overall expenses - which are to be shared between the clubs - in order to fulfill the fixture on April 10 will work out at around £750 for both teams.

Usually, travel and match-day costs for Vase ties are covered by the gate receipts collected by the home team.

However, with Fareham s third round meeting at Parkway – who were leading the Western League at the time of its curtailment last month - and all remaining matches up until the final of the competition being played behind closed doors under current Government restrictions, clubs must share expense costs between them.

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The Reds' cost of coach hire alone for the trek to west Devon is £995.

But both clubs will have the boost of receiving some prize money.

The winners will cover their expense costs and receive £1,125 for reaching the last 32.

Meanwhile, the losers will collect £350.

Fareham have so far banked £2,450 from winning through three Vase rounds.

They collected £725 from beating Badshot Lea on penalties in the second qualifying round and another £825 from caning Roman Glass St George 4-1 in the first round – both ties taking place at Cams Alders.

Another £900 cheque followed for a 2-0 second round win against Helston Athletic in Cornwall.

The winners of the Parkway v Fareham tie host Clevedon Town on April 17 - the same day as the all-Wessex clash between US Portsmouth and Christchurch.

The Vase final is due to be held at Wembley on May 22.