2014–15 FA Vase

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2014–15 FA Vase
Football Association Vase
Country England
 Wales
Teams536
ChampionsNorth Shields

The 2014–15 FA Vase is the 41st season of the FA Vase, an annual football competition for teams playing below Step 4 of the English National League System. The competition is to be played with two qualifying rounds preceding the six proper rounds, semi-finals (played over two legs) and final to be played at Wembley Stadium.

The 2015 winners were North Shields F.C., who beat Glossop North End A.F.C. 2–1 on 9 May at Wembley Stadium.

For the 2014–15 season 536 entrants were accepted, one more than the 2013–14 season.[1]

Calendar[edit]

The calendar for the 2014–15 FA Vase qualifying rounds, as announced by The Football Association.[2]

Round Date Matches Clubs New entries this round Prize money[3]
First Round Qualifying 6 September 2014 145 536 → 391 290 £600
Second Round Qualifying 4 October 2014 161 391 → 230 177 £800
First Round Proper 1 November 2014 102 230 → 128 43 £900
Second Round Proper 22 November 2014 64 128 → 64 26 £1,200
Third Round Proper 6 December 2014 32 64 → 32 none £1,500
Fourth Round Proper 17 January 2015 16 32 → 16 none £2,000
Fifth Round Proper 7 February 2015 8 16 → 8 none £2,500
Quarter Finals 28 February 2015 4 8 → 4 none £4,500
Semi Finals 21 March and 28 March 2015 2 4 → 2 none £6,000
Final 9 May 2015 1 2 → 1 none Runner-up £17,000 Winner £25,000

First Round Qualifying[edit]

First Round Qualifying fixtures were played on 6 September 2014, with replays taking place no later than 11 September 2014. Two-hundred and ninety teams entered at this stage of the competition. The draw was as follows:[4]

Second Round Qualifying[edit]

Second Round Qualifying fixtures were played on 4 October 2014, with replays taking place no later than 9 October 2014. One-hundred and seventy-seven new teams joined the one-hundred and forty-five who won their First Round Qualifying match at this stage of the competition. The draw was as follows:[5]

First Round Proper[edit]

First Round Proper fixtures were played on 1 November 2014, with replays taking place no later than 6 November 2014. Forty-three new teams joined the one-hundred and sixty-one who won their Second Round Qualifying match at this stage of the competition. Alnwick Town received a bye The draw was as follows:

Second Round Proper[edit]

Second Round Proper fixtures were played on 22 November 2014, with replays taking place no later than 27 November 2014. Twenty-six new teams joined the one-hundred and two who won their First Round match at this stage of the competition. The draw was as follows:

Third Round Proper[edit]

Third Round Proper fixtures were played on 6 December 2014, with replays taking place no later than 11 December 2014. No new teams were added for the remainder of the competition. The draw was as follows:

Fourth Round Proper[edit]

Fourth Round Proper fixtures were played on 17 January 2015, with replays taking place no later than 22 January 2015. The draw was as follows:

Fifth Round Proper[edit]

Fifth Round Proper fixtures were played on 7 February 2015, with replays taking place no later than 12 February 2015. The draw was as follows:

Quarter finals[edit]

Quarter Final fixtures were played on 28 February 2015, with replays taking place no later than 5 March 2015. The draw was as follows:

Semi-Finals[edit]

Semi-Final fixtures were played on 21 & 28 March 2015. The draw was as follows:

Final[edit]

Glossop North End1-2 (a.e.t.)North Shields
Tom Bailey Goal 55' [7][8] Gareth BainbridgeGoal 80'
Adam ForsterGoal 95'
Attendance: 9,674
Referee: Andrew Madley (West Riding FA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of 536 Clubs – Accepted". The Football Association. 4 July 2014.
  2. ^ "The FA Vase Round Dates, 2014–15". The Football Association. 4 July 2014.
  3. ^ "The FA Vase Prize Fund". The Football Association. 4 July 2014.
  4. ^ "First Round Qualifying". The Football Association. 4 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Second Round Qualifying". The Football Association. 4 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Final teams are drawn". thefa.com. football association. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  7. ^ "North Shields come from behind to lift The FA Vase". The Football Association. 9 May 2015.
  8. ^ "North Shields win FA Vase: RECAP updates, pictures and reaction from Wembley".