Vauxhall Motors v Newcastle Benfield
Buildbase FA Vase Third Round
Saturday 30th November 2019
Newcastle Benfield make the long journey to Ellesmere Port on Saturday and the Syncreon Arena home of Vauxhall Motors as the Buildbase FA Vase reaches the third round stage.
This will be our second match in this seasons competition having comfortably seen off the challenge of Guisborough Town in round 2. Vauxhall Motors entered this seasons Vase at the first qualifying round stage back in August and progressed to the second qualifying round after a 2-0 away victory at Swallownest. Cheadle Heath Nomads were beaten 2-1 by Motors at the second qualifying round stage to progress to the first round proper. It was a trip to the North East in the first round as Jarrow were beaten 2-1 before further Northern League opponents awaited in the second round in the form of Ryhope CW. The men from Wearside were brushed aside as Vauxhall set up a clash against the Lions with a 4-1 victory.
Incredibly our hosts have won 13 games in a row and sit top of the North West Counties First Division South after a 2-1 victory at Sandbach United on Tuesday evening. Although debate always rages about the strength of other leagues when compared to the Northern League, it is clear Benfield will have to be at the very top of their game to avoid crashing out of this seasons competition against what will be very good opponents who will be brimming with confidence.
Having been dominated by North East clubs in recent times, the Lions will be dreaming they can add their name to the list of Vase winners come May 2020. Our hosts reached the semi finals in 1999/2000 where they agonisingly lost to Chippenham Town and given their current form, our hosts will be hoping to progress far in this seasons competition.
An intriguing clash lies ahead but all Benfield followers will be hoping it is us who awaits news of the fourth round draw come Monday afternoon.
For those booked on the supporters coach, this is scheduled to leave Sam Smith’s Park at 8-30am.
Next up for your diary is Whickham away in the Northern League on Wednesday evening (4th December), 7-30pm kick off.
2019-20 Buildbase FA Vase
1st round qualifying
31/8/19 Swallownest 0 Vauxhall Motors 2
2nd round qualifying
14/9/19 Cheadle Heath Nomads 1 Vauxhall Motors 2
12/10/19 Jarrow 1 Vauxhall Motors 2
2/11/19 Vauxhall Motors 4 Ryhope CW 1
2/11/19 Benfield 4 Guisborough Town 0