Walthamstow will spend Non-League day playing in the FA Vase as they travel to Preston Park in Harefield to take on Broadfields United of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division. Kick off for this one is 3pm.
Ryan Maxwell’s side will be hoping they can replicate their good form in the FA Cup (before going out) as they look to go as far as possible in the FA Vase. Although it was a disappointing end to the FA Cup journey, Walthamstow did very well and even beat two teams in the league above but the FA Vase will give them a more realistic chance of having a Wembley final.
Going back to that incredible run, Walthamstow played a total of 5 games with winning 3, drawing 1 and losing 1 whilst scoring 12 and conceding 3. After being fellow-ESL side Sporting Bengal 5-0, they went onto beat Great Wakering by 2 goals to nil and Aylesbury United 3-0 away from home before losing to Abbey Rangers in the 2nd Qualifying Round replay following a 1-1 draw at home.
Stow also remain unbeaten in the league having played 6 games so far. They have won 5 and drawn once while scoring 17 and conceding only 1.
Stow’s opponents, Broadfields United, have already played 11 times in the league this season with a mixed record. They’ve won 5, drawn once and lost 5 whilst scoring 15 but conceding 24. Their wins have come against Dunstable Town, Wembley FC, Harpenden Town, Leighton Town and Edgware Town whist they’ve drawn against Leverstock Green and lost against Eynesbury Rovers, Crawley Green, Newport Pagnell Town, Colney Heath and Biggleswade United.
They were eliminated from the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round following a 3-1 loss to Bridon Ropes and have also already won an FA Vase game against Hanworth Villa in the 2nd Qualifying Round.
There is no doubt that Walthamstow will be the favourites for this one based on form and their run in the FA Cup. Although both teams are level 9 of the English Football Pyramid, Ryan Maxwell’s troops will hope their form can help them through but it will be a tough game for both sides.
Get down to Preston Park and cheer on Walthamstow.