US Portsmouth and Fareham Town find out potential FA Vase third round opponents

Both US Portsmouth and Fareham Town now know who they could face in the FA Vase third round - if they can get there.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 1:34 pm
Fareham Town celebrate a goal in the FA Vase first-round triumph against Roman Glass St George. Picture: Keith Woodland (051220-415)

The Wessex League duo have second round matches this Saturday but the round three draw has now been made.

Fareham, who were 4-1 winners over Roman Glass St George at Cams Alders on Saturday, could face a long trip to unbeaten Western League Premier Division leaders Plymouth Parkway for the right to reach the last-32 of the competition on Saturday, December 19.

However, the Reds must first see off South Western Premier League outfit Helston Athletic as they head to Cornwall this weekend in order to book a date with Plymouth in the third round.

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Meanwhile, Glenn Turnbull's Wessex League Division One side know victory over Brockenhurst in the second round on Saturday would set up another home tie in round three.

The winner of their meeting with Brock at the Victory Stadium this weekend will host either Milbrook or Bashley in the next round.

USP have already dumped out higher-league opposition in Wessex League Premier Division pair AFC Portchester and Bournemouth Poppies to reach this stage of the competition.

They are now bidding to make it a hat-trick of FA Vase wins over league above opponents when they entertain Brockenhurst.

And they know another home tie will await them if they can spring another surprise in the competition.