Ives forced to try again in Vase test

POOR weather put paid to many of the weekend s football fixtures, with St Ives Town s FA Vase tie against Romford the most high-profile casualty. The Westwood Road fixture was called off at around 2pm on Saturday with the pitch deemed too muddy to play —

POOR weather put paid to many of the weekend's football fixtures, with St Ives Town's FA Vase tie against Romford the most high-profile casualty.

The Westwood Road fixture was called off at around 2pm on Saturday with the pitch deemed too muddy to play - the fixture has been rescheduled for this Saturday, December 15.

St Ives joint-manager Jez Hall is again appealing to fans to turn out in force to support his side as they look to take another step on the road to Wembley.

Meanwhile, the draw for the fourth round of the Vase has been made and the winners of the St Ives-Romford tie will face a home tie against either Hampshire outfit Brockenhurst or Somerset side Bitton AFC.


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Elsewhere, Eynesbury Rovers lost 5-0 at home to Daventry United, Huntingdon Town's trip to Thrapston was cancelled, as was St Neots Town's game at Wellingborough.

At local level many games were also cancelled, though Brampton's game with Comberton did go ahead. Sam Miles rescued a point as Brampton came back from two goals down with Stuart Harris grabbing the other.

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