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|Buildbase FA Trophy & Vase Dates Set|
|Friday 20 November 20 I 14:12:57|
...national lockdown between 5th November and 3rd December, the confirmed schedule below has been agreed in conjunction with relevant Leagues for the restart of the competition.
The objective of the following schedule is to ensure the competition can complete as many fixtures as possible on time in an equitable manner and to ensure it remains on schedule.
First Round Proper
Tuesday 8th December as the default date. Clubs can play on Saturday 5th OR Sunday 6th December providing both clubs are in agreement. Any postponed matches would need to be rescheduled within the five-day postponement window (i.e. on or before Sunday 13th December).
Second Round Proper
Tuesday 15th December as the default date. Any postponed matches must be rescheduled within the five-day postponement window (i.e. on or before Sunday 20th December).
Third Round Proper
Saturday 19th December as the default date. Any postponed matches must be rescheduled within the five-day postponement window (i.e. on or before Thursday 24th December).
The FA fully appreciate the challenges some clubs may face as a result of this scheduling. However, due to the impact of COVID-19 and the uncertainty it has created, the proposed schedules and actions above are considered appropriate to bring the competition back on schedule as quickly as possible and to mitigate any further risk to it progressing.
Please also be advised there would need to be a further review of the competition should the national lockdown be extended beyond 3rd December.
Revised dates for the Buildbase FA Vase are as follows:
First Round Proper - Saturday 5 OR Sunday 6 December [for the 12 outstanding matches]
Second Round Proper - Saturday 5 December
Second Round Proper [results from outstanding matches in First Round Proper] - Saturday 12 December
Third Round Proper - Saturday 19 December
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