BASHLEY will be hoping to rediscover the FA Vase glory days when they host Bridgwater Town in the first round at Bashley Road on Saturday (3pm).

The New Forest club enjoyed three fruitful runs in the competition during their first spell in the Wessex League between 1987 and 1990.

Beaten semi-finalists in 1987-88, they also reached the quarter-finals and fifth round as they won a hat-trick of Wessex League titles.

Eliminated in the second qualifying round on their return to the FA Vase last season, Bash put out Hythe & Dibden at the same stage last month.

Second-half goals from Brad Morris, Sam Jackson, Kabba Jack and Lewis Ross earned them a 4-0 win over the Wessex One outfit to set up a home tie with Bridgwater, currently 13th in the Premier Division of the Western League.

Bash, who are 16th in Sydenhams Wessex Premier, warmed up with a 3-2 win over Hamworthy United in the quarter-final of the Bournemouth Senior Cup on Tuesday.

Wessex Premier high-fliers Lymington Town were victorious against the Hammers in the FA Vase, their 6-2 triumph at the County Ground last month setting up a trip to Farnham Town, who are currently 18th in the Premier Division of the Combined Counties League (3pm).

And free-scoring Brockenhurst, who plundered 10 goals in the two qualifying rounds, host South West Peninsula Division One East leaders Crediton United at the Meadens Skoda Arena (3pm).

Mitchell Speechley-Price hit a hat-trick in their extra-time win at Shaftesbury before repeating the feat as the Badgers triumphed 5-3 against Combined Counties Premier Godalming Town.

In Wessex Premier, Poppies host Bemerton, while Hamworthy United travel to Alresford Town.

Verwood entertain fellow strugglers Folland Sports in Wessex One, while New Milton visit Andover New Street and Ringwood Town head to Whitchurch United (all 3pm).