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.
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.
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.