Either Crediton United or Clevedon Town will await Falmouth Town in the second qualifying round of this season’s FA Vase.

Town are returning to the competition after a two-season absence, with their last foray into the competition coming in 2015 when they lost 1-0 at home to Newquay in the first qualifying round.

Falmouth boss Andrew Westgarth said: “The only thing I wanted really with it being a national competition was to get a non-South West Peninsula League team really, so when it came out I was delighted that we’ve got a side that we’d never normally face so I’m really pleased.”

Crediton finished sixth in the SWPL Division 1 East (step 7) last season, while Clevedon finished 12th in the Western League Premier (step 5).

The two sides will meet in the first qualifying round of the competition at Crediton’s Lords Meadow ground, with the winner travelling to Bickland Park on Saturday, September 15.

“Obviously it would have been nice to get an away trip for the boys to have a bit of a social,” Westgarth said. “But it’s just as good getting a home tie, so yeah I’m really looking forward to it.”

Town have already progressed one round after being handed a bye from round one, and Westgarth is hoping for another cup run to follow up his side’s Walter C Parson Cup success last season.

“We don’t want go get too far ahead of ourselves but if we could go on a nice little run then it would be brilliant,” he said.

“You never know, St Austell did it a couple of years back when they got to the semi-finals. Teams have done well historically, I think Torpoint got to the quarter-final one year, Porthleven too.

“I don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves but it just goes to show that teams down this way can do it.”

No more signings expected

Westgarth also confirmed that Sam Gerken has opted to stay at Wadebridge for personal reasons, after initially agreeing to play for Town this season. However Westgarth is not in the market for an immediate replacement.

“No I think we’ll probably be sorted now. Getting Gerks in, he ticked a lot of boxes in the sense that he could play right-back, centre-half, centre-midfield, and to find another player like that is not that easy really.

“It’ll be one of those ones where once everyone settles down the odd player might turn up and present itself, but at the minute I think we have a good squad. We’ve got the uni boys until they go away and we’ve got Josh Richards back in October.”