FA VASE DRAW: Ely handed home tie

HOME ADVANTAGE: Ely will be at home in the fourth round of the FA Vase
HOME ADVANTAGE: Ely will be at home in the fourth round of the FA Vase

Ely City’s reward for reaching the fourth round proper of The Buildbase FA Vase for just the second time in their history is a home encounter against Shepshed Dynamo.

Brady Stone’s men have already played five matches in this season’s competition — the most recent of which was a 3-2 win at Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.

George Darling, Craig Neal and Kelvin Enaro were the scorers for the Robins, who had reserve-team defender Dean Grogan in goal in the absence of number one custodian Harry Reynolds.

They will now host Midland Football League Premier Division side Shepshed for a place in the fifth round after they beat Long Eaton 4-2 after extra-time at the weekend.

Shepshed are currently ninth in their league thanks to a return of eight wins from 17 outings.

The tie will be played on Saturday, January 7, with the winner pocketing £1,500 in prize money.