Newport (IOW) or Brighouse Town await Ascot United or Borrowash Victoria in round five of FA VaseBy Lewis Rudd
January 21, 2013
Ascot United will travel to either Newport (IOW) or Brighouse Town in round five of the FA Vase if they can secure victory at Borrowash Victoria this weekend.
The draw for the last 16 was made this monring, even though every round four fixture scheduled to take place on Saturday fell foul of the weather.
The tie with the East Midlands Counties Premier Division outfit was cancelled on Friday afternoon after a bout of heavy snow in Derbyshire covered the pitch at the Watkinson Construction Bowl, deeming it unplayable.
Confidence at the club to get the game to go ahead this Saturday, however, is not high, as yet more snow is forecast to fall over the East Midlands later this week.
A statement on the Borrowash website said: "The weather remains a challenge. The light snow is forecast to die out on Monday and only make a brief return on Friday.
"However, with temperatures forecast to be little above freezing, the question is will the pitch thaw out and drain?"
The winners of the fourth round tie will pocket £2,000 in prize money from the FA.