Newark FC learn fate in FA Vase with draw against fellow Midlands Football League Premier Division side Boldmere St Michaels
Newark will travel to a step five side in their first FA Vase game of this season’s campaign.
The Highwaymen face an away trip to fellow Midlands Football League Premier Division side Boldmere St Michaels in the second round of the FA Vase.
Due to the national lockdown, the Football Association are yet to announce a date for the cup tie.
The governing body said: “It remains the FA’s intention to complete the Vase with all clubs having the opportunity to play their fixtures.”
The winner will receive £900 in prize money.
Newark chairman Gary Clarke said he was happy with the draw.
“It is going to be a tough game — all games (against teams in our division) are difficult,” said Clarke.
“The difference between this and a league game is there has to be a winner, where as in a league game — and I am not suggesting Boldmere would — teams can play to get the draw, but you can’t do that here.”
Clarke said he hoped his side could replicate an entertaining run similar to that of the FA Cup, which saw Newark venture to the second qualifying round.
The FA said Vase ties would not be played during lockdown.