FA Trophy and Vase draws are confirmed

AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks and his team have been handed a home tie in the first qualifying round of the Buildbase FA Trophy
AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks and his team have been handed a home tie in the first qualifying round of the Buildbase FA Trophy

Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds have both been handed home draws in the first qualifying round of the Buildbase FA Trophy.

And both clubs will be taking on rivals from the Evo-Stik League South Premier Division Central.
The Poppies will entertain Stourbridge at Latimer Park while Diamonds will be at Hayden Road to host St Ives Town, with whom they recently shared a 0-0 draw in the league.
The ties will be played on Saturday, October 27 with each winning club picking up £3,250 in prize money.
Meanwhile, three local clubs now know who they will be facing in the second round of the Buildbase FA Vase.
Irchester United picked up a superb 2-1 victory at Deportivo Galacia yesterday (Sunday) thanks to goals from Jared Harewood and Ryan Lovell and their best-ever run in the competition now takes them to Hullbridge Sports.
Wellingborough Town came back from 2-0 down to beat London Colney 3-2 after extra-time on Saturday and they will have home advantage in the next round when they take on Tring Athletic at the Dog & Duck.
And Desborough Town enter the competition at this stage following their fine run last season with a tough away tie at Worcester City.
Irchester's and Wellingborouh's matches will be played on Saturday, November 3 while Desborough's game will be on Sunday, November 4 due to Worcester ground-sharing. Each winning club receiving £900 while losing teams will pick up £300.