FA VASE Claridge's Whites host Lafferty's Lillywhites

fa vase logoSteve Claridge’s Salisbury FC versus 2015 FA Vase semi-finalists AFC St Austell, managed by Phil Lafferty, appears to be the stand-out tie of this season's second round.

Salisbury top the Wessex League, Lafferty’s Lillywhites are defending South West Peninsula League champions.

It’s a mixed bag draw for the Western League’s top sides.

Lee Lashenko’s leaders Bristol Manor Farm have been drawn at home to Lymington Town – sixth in the Wessex League - while Ray Johnston's second placed Odd Down AFC, from Bath, visit high-flying Hellenic Premier outfit Highworth Town, near Swindon.

Third placed Melksham Town face a tough Cornish test at Darren Gilbert’s Peninsula Premier leaders Bodmin Town, who rallied from 3-1 down to win 5-3 at St Austell to maintain their outstanding 16-match unbeaten league start.

Adam Castle’s fourth placed Buckland Athletic host Southampton’s Sholing, fifth in the Wessex League and with a proven competition pedigree as 2014 Vase winners.

Promotion chasing First Division Hengrove Athletic host sixth placed Premier side Barnstaple Town in one of two all-Western League second round ties.

The other pits eighth placed Bradford Town against 16th placed Cadbury Heath along the Trowbridge Road to Wembley. Paul Shanley's Bobcats upset league pace setters Manor Farm 4-0 last month.

FA VASE second round draw featuring selected #SWfootball sides

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