The draw for the next round of the FA Vase caused a bit of a fuss, with Falmouth Town and Helston Athletic set to renew their rivalry in next month’s first round proper.

Town boss Andrew Westgarth expressed his disappointment at drawing a local team - and rivals at that - instead of an unfamiliar side from elsewhere in the region.

The crux of his disappointment was that rather than getting the chance to play a new team in Dorset or Hampshire, Town are instead having to play a team 20 minutes away in a fixture that gets played several times a season already.

One possible way to avoid this in future would be to change how the draw is made and create a rule that saw teams from the same league kept apart for the first few rounds.

This would mean that local teams would avoid Cornish clubs altogether and instead be drawn against Western League clubs.

This way we would get teams playing different clubs, rather than the ones they play in the league every week, players and supporters get a nice away day journey to a new place, and clubs are not having to do any more travelling than they would under the current rules.

I posted this question on Twitter on Monday after the draw was made, asking people if they would rather see a more structured draw for the earlier rounds.

Nearly 250 people replied to the poll, with 53 per cent saying they would support this change, while 47 per cent wished for the current, open format to remain.

The results of that poll is unlikely to lead to change down the line, and I understand the desire for a more open draw, but hopefully it gives an indication as to what many people believe the Vase is all about: memorable journeys to and matches against new clubs.