NEW dates have been announced for the Buildbase FA Vase, following the suspension of 2020/21 competition during the period of the national lockdown (November 5 to December 2).

Bridgwater Town defeated Welton Rovers 5-0 in their first round proper tie last month, and they were drawn at home to Hellenic League Premier Division side Royal Wootton Bassett Town in the second round.

With 12 first round matches still to be played, the fixture schedule which has been announced aims yo get the competition back on track “in an equitable manner”.

Saturday, December 5 is the default date for all second round proper matches, with with any postponed games rescheduled within the eight-day Postponement Window (i.e. on or before Sunday, December 13).

The 12 outstanding first round ties would be played on December 5-6, and the second round ties dependent on those first round results would be on December 12.

The default date for third round proper matches is Saturday, December 19.