BRIDGWATER Town’s FA Vase run leads them to Gloucestershire this weekend, as they take on Brimscombe & Thrupp in the third round.

Tomorrow’s match (ko 3pm) takes place at Brimscombe’s The Meadow ground, and is worth £1,125 to the winning club.

The hosts are currently fifth in the Hellenic League Premier Division standings, with four wins and two draws from their opening six matches; last Saturday they beat bottom side Shrivenham 2-1.

Their Vase run has already seen them knock out two Western League sides - Longwell Green Sports (4-2) and Bradford Town (3-2) - while Bridgwater have defeated Welton Rovers (5-0) and Royal Wootton Bassett Town (2-1) to reach this point.

Bridgwater were without a match last weekend, with the Western League set to return tomorrow - enabling them to focus on this vital Vase tie and working on their fitness as part of performance coach Ewan Greenhill’s rigorous training programmes.

Greenhill arrived at the Robins alongside new owner Adam Murry, whose overhaul of the club includes the setting up of a youth academy.

Further details have now been announced, with a pathway for Under-10 to Under-16 boys to be set up, and trials for the academy set to take place in May and June 2021.

The academy coaching team will be Uefa-licensed and members of the Football Association’s Licensed Coaches Club, and they will strive to develop players in a holistic way, meeting the needs of players in areas such as education, lifestyle and welfare.