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Home Vase draw for Trawlerboys

PUBLISHED: 12:29 07 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:27 05 July 2010

Lowestoft Town's bid to repeat - or even better - last season's run to Wembley will start on November 15 when they take on fellow Ridgeons Leaguers Tiptree at Crown Meadow.

Lowestoft Town's bid to repeat - or even better - last season's run to Wembley will start on November 15 when they take on fellow Ridgeons Leaguers Tiptree at Crown Meadow.

The Trawler Boys - the current Ridgeons Premier division leaders - had a bye into the second round and will fancy their chances of progressing as Tiptree are below half way in the table.

But the Essex side were in top form in the first round on Saturday with an 8-0 first round victory over Hertford Town.

Norfolk's only remaining team in the FA Vase - Dereham Town - will be on their travels as they aim to reach the third round.

The Magpies' reward for beating Newmarket 4-2 on Saturday is a second round trip to Yaxley or Kirkley & Pakefield on November 15. The two teams replay at Walmer Road tomorrow after a 4-4 draw at the weekend.

Dereham manager Matty Henman was satisfied with the second round draw - and unlike most soccer bosses isn't too worried about having home advantage.

“I am not too concerned about being away and part of the enjoyment of the cup is getting on the bus and going somewhere different. I would also prefer to play someone out of our own league as it is something new and a bit of an adventure,” he said.

Henman enjoyed successful FA Vase runs with Dereham during his playing days at the club and hopes a decent run this year will complement the team's promising start to the league campaign.

The Magpies are currently fourth in the Ridgeons Premier Division, four places above K&P. Yaxley are ninth in the United Counties Premier Division - considered to be somewhere between the Ridgeons premier and first divisions.

Yaxley lost 3-0 to Needham Market in the FA Cup earlier this year.

The second round winners get a guaranteed £1200 from the FA.

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