Club withdraws Vase offer after beaching FA rules

Winslow have been forced to withdraw their FA Vase free entry offer for football fans and goalscorer Drew Mitten (inset), who netted a brace in the 3-0 win over Risborough Rangers
Winslow have been forced to withdraw their FA Vase free entry offer for football fans and goalscorer Drew Mitten (inset), who netted a brace in the 3-0 win over Risborough Rangers

Winslow United have been forced to withdraw a community spirited offer of free entry to their match against Leverstock Green on Saturday after it emerged they were would be breaching FA rules.

Winslow entertain Leverstock in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase on Saturday afternoon in what is one of their biggest games of the season.

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As an added incentive to attract a bumper crowd and give back to the local community, the club offered anyone who holds a valid season ticket to any club from the Premier League all the way down to the non league free entry to the match.

After publicising the offer the club was made aware it was in breach of FA Vase rules and has now been forced to rescind it.

The club apologised for any inconvenience caused.

Meanwhile Winslow maintained their 100% home record when they beat Bucks rivals Risborough Rangers 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Drew Mitten bagged a brace and Vinny Shrieves struck to ensure Winslow United secured three points at Elmfields Gate.

United gave a debut to Rob MacDonald who showed some classy touches in his first outing at the Gate.

The first half saw United play around the edge of the Risborough penalty area before it fell to Mitten who curled a shot around the far post.

Vinny Shrieves headed over before the visitors attacked and had an effort which hit the crossbar and came down onto the line before the danger was cleared.

With the sides level at the break, it was the home side who took the lead when Vinny Shrieves produced some great play on the right hand side and his cross was directed in by Mitten.

On the hour Liam Gallagher’s cross was volleyed home by Mitten to double the home side’s advantage. The United striker has now scored nine times in the opening three Tuesday evening home games.

In the 81st minute it was Mitten who had a shot well saved and Vinny Shrieves who was on hand to follow up and fire home the rebound.

United held firm to keep their first clean sheet of the season and move up the table with a three vital points.