Wembley dream for local teams in FA Vase

The FA Vase
The FA Vase

Five local sides will be dreaming of taking a step nearer to Wembley on Saturday as they take to the field in the FA Vase.

The second qualifying round means teams are just eight wins away from taking to the hallowed turf in the level-localised competition.

A place in the first round proper is at stake for Horsham, Loxwood, Horsham YMCA, Broadbridge Heath and Steyning Town along with £800 prize money.

Hornets manager Dominic Di Paola, who reached the last 16 with East Preston in 2014, takes his side to Sussex rivals and division-lower side Selsey.

Loxwood reached the second round in their debut in the competition last year before an unfortunate and somewhat harsh 3-2 defeat to Newport away on the Isle of Wight.

New Magpies boss Mark Beard, more know for his FA Cup exploits with Millwall, sees his side welcome Arundel to Plaistow Road.

Broadbridge Heath get their competition underway after a first-round bye at Newhaven, Steyning face a trip to Rochester United, while Horsham YMCA, will hope to bounce back from their FA Cup replay defeat at Aveley on Wednesday, as they travel to Croydon.

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