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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.

Full report to come but click here to view pictures of the game


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.

I'm delighted to see Tariq score his first goal for the club. At just 18 years old and in the FA Cup that was a great moment for him.

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.  

Dan Hogan got his first start of the season and showed why he became a regular last year and Will Thomas, at 19, captained a team to a win in the FA Cup - another great achievement.

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.

The players should take full credit for a fairly good start to the season which gives us the foundations to build on over the coming months.

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.

Thanks for your continued support.








Thurs 24 v Molesey U-23s, 7.30pm

Sat 26 v Corinthian Casuals, 3.00pm

Thurs 23 v Lewes U-23s, 3.00pm



May 2017

1st prize £60 – B McCorquodale

2nd prize £20 –R Holah

3rd prize £10 -  R Tramontin


June 2017:

1st prize £60 - D Guess

2nd prize £20 - K Astley

3rd prize £8 – D Owen


July 2017

1st Prize £60 – M Thomas

2nd Prize £20 – L Parrett

3rd Prize £10 – S Hedgecock


East Grinstead Town FC is an unincorporated association / members club and a Community Amateur Sports Club (reg no CASC 02270)

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