After a pulsating set of FA Vase Second Round ties, the Third Round draw has pulled out some bumper clashes for the teams involved.
By Amos Murphy
Abbey Hey awaits Bury in all NWCFL tie
Bury AFC will take on Abbey Hey in the Third Round of the FA Vase, in what will be a clash of North vs South in the North West Counties Football League.
A 3-1 triumph over Birtley Town in the Second Round saw Bury progress, with what is now their longest run in the competition.
Victory over Abbey Hey would extend their historic Vase journey, who themselves will be looking to make history in the competition.
Abbey Hey downed Carlisle City in a tight 1-0 Second Round affair, setting up a home tie against Bury in three weeks time.
Consett looking to avenge 2020 heartache in battle of North-East
Runners-up from the 2019/20 FA Vase Consett will take on Newcastle Benfield, as the Steelmen look to right the wrongs of two seasons ago.
Defeat to Hebburn Town ended Consett’s best-ever run in the FA Vase, with the Northern Football League Division One club now keen to go one step further.
They progressed on penalties against Thornaby FC and will take on fellow North-East side Newcastle Benfield in the Third Round.
Benfield were 2-0 winners over Emley AFC, with the Lions now looking to take another scalp against the runners-up from two campaigns prior.
Coventry derby as Sphinx take on United
An all Coventry affair will take place in the FA Vase Third Round, as Coventry Sphinx welcome Coventry United.
Having ran out 9-0 winners in the First Round, the Sphinx backed up an impressive result by grinding out a win against Racing Club Warwick.
For United, their progression was much-less comfortable, as they needed a 5-4 victory on penalties to see off Westfields.
United have now progressed beyond the Second Round in each of their last five seasons, with the Sphinx likely to be up against it in the Third Round.
Third Round draw in full:
AFC Liverpool vs Pilkington
Abbey Hey vs Bury AFC
Newcastle Benfield vs Consett AFC
Barton Town vs North Shields
Wythenshawe Town vs Billingham Synthonia
Stourport Swifts vs Rugby Town
Loughborough Students vs Sandbach United
Atherstone Town vs Whitchurch Alport
Coventry Sphinx vs Coventry United
Prestwich Heys vs Harborough Town
Lichfield City vs Congleton Town
Walsall Wood vs Anstey Nomads
Whittlesey Athletic vs Newport Pagnell Town
Tring Athletic vs Saffron Walden Town
London Lions vs New Salamis
Buckhurst Hill vs Wroxham
Lakenheath vs Shefford Town & Campton
Fakenham Town vs Hadley
Tunbridge Wells vs Wallingford Town
Glebe vs Beckenham Town
Abbey Rangers vs Athletic Newham
Stansfeld vs Frimley Green
Berks County vs Egham Town
Crawley Down Gatwick vs Raynes Park Vale
Littlehampton Town vs Sheppey United
Guildford City vs Southall
New Milton Town vs Keynsham Town
Bridgwater United vs Bashley
Street vs Brockenhurst
Buckland Athletic vs Wellington AFC
Royal Wootton Bassett Town vs Hamworthy United
Tavistock AFC vs Clevedon Town
All matches are due to take place the weekend commencing Saturday 11th December