FA Vase draw: Hadleigh face away trip

The FA Vase
The FA Vase

Hadleigh United’s reward for overcoming Welwyn Garden City in extra-time on Saturday is a trip to either Hampshire or Gloucestershire.

The Brettsiders will face the winners of the replayed tie between Moneyfields (Portsmouth) or Bitton (Bristol) in the fourth round on January 18.

Hadleigh won 3-2 at the Millfield on Saturday with goals from Tesfaye Bramble and Neil Calver in normal time, before Michael Barwick’s dramatic winner after 118 minutes — two minutes from time in extra-time.

Bitton AFC currently play in the Toolstation Western Football League Premier Division, while Moneyfields (formerly known as Portsmouth Civil Service) ply their trade in the Wessex League Premier Division.

Hadleigh have reached the fourth round of the competition for the second consecutive year, having made it to the quarter finals (sixth round) last season in a club record run before losing at Tunbridge Wells.

Stuart Crawford’s Hadleigh side received £1,500 in prize money for Saturday’s third round win.