Wasps through in FA Cup
3-2 victory over VCD Athletic means trip to Premier Division Margate in the first qualifying round
Wasps progressed to the first qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2010 after a 3-2 win over VCD Athletic at East Court on Saturday.
Goals from Marcus Elliott - his fourth of the seaso - Dean Bown and Tariq Straker, their first in Grinstead colours, saw off our Bostik South Division rivals.
We will now be away to Margate in the first qualifying round. The tie takes place at Hartsdown Park on Saturday, September 2, kick off 3pm.
Update from manager Matt
Obviously, I have missed the last two games on holiday but have been in regular contact with the staff and players and I’m delighted we are through to the next round of the FA Cup and would like to take this opportunity to thanks Ben, Danny and Craig in my absence who have continued our good work in pre-season.
The game yesterday from all accounts wasn't the greatest spectacle but the papers say this morning 3-2 and through to the next round which in cup football is the most important thing. Having knocked out a team that was playing premier division football 18 months ago is even more pleasing and shows how far we are moving forwards as a club.
Also scoring his first goal was Dean Bown who came in late in pre-season. He is 20 years old but has recovered from a long-term injury and I'm hoping to see him flourish in a Grinstead shirt this season.
We now have two very tough tests coming up against Corinthian Casuals and South Park before we go back into the FA Cup again and this week will give us a good chance to get on the training ground as there is always work to do to improve.
I'm also delighted to announce the signing of Omari Delagdo, who was with Carlshalton last season. Omari is a big powerful forward who can play centrally or in wide areas and he will add to the firepower already in the ranks.
Thurs 24 v Molesey U-23s, 7.30pm
Sat 26 v Corinthian Casuals, 3.00pm
Thurs 23 v Lewes U-23s, 3.00pm
200 CLUB WINNERS
1st prize £60 – B McCorquodale
2nd prize £20 –R Holah
3rd prize £10 - R Tramontin
1st prize £60 - D Guess
2nd prize £20 - K Astley
3rd prize £8 – D Owen
1st Prize £60 – M Thomas
2nd Prize £20 – L Parrett
3rd Prize £10 – S Hedgecock
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A great day for Dean Bown and Tariq Straker, who scored their first goals for Wasps in Saturday's FA Cup win over VCD Athletic
Pictures by Stuart Gibson