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Winners crowned in both clubs’ first ever FA Vase Final at Wembley

The winners of this year’s FA Vase have been crowned in what was both clubs’ first ever Final in this competition at Wembley.

The 2021 tie was the 47th final of the Football Association’s cup competition for teams at levels 9–11 of the English football league system.

The match was contested between Binfield, of the Hellenic League Premier Division, and Warrington Rylands, of the North West Counties League Premier Division.

Route to the Final


5 December 2020 – Second Round – Newhaven 2–2 (1–4 p) Binfield
19 December 2020 – Third Round – Deal Town P–P Binfield
27 December 2020 – Third Round – Deal Town P–P Binfield
10 April 2021 – Third Round – Deal Town 1–4 Binfield
17 April 2021 – Forth Round – Fakenham Town 2–2 (1–4 p) Binfield
24 April 2021 – Fifth Round – Hadley 0–0 (4–5 p) Binfield
1 May 2021 – Quarter-Final – Long Eaton United 0–5 Binfield
8 May 2021 – Semi-Final – United Services Portsmouth 1–1 (3–4 p) Binfield

Warrington Rylands

19 September 2020 – First Round Qualifying – Daisy Hill 2–5 Warrington Rylands
10 October 2020 – Second Round Qualifying – Warrington Rylands 6–0 Goole
31 October 2020 – First Round – Warrington Rylands 2–0 Padiham
5 December 2020 – Second Round – Jarrow P–P Warrington Rylands
12 December 2020 – Second Round – Jarrow 1–1 (4–5 p) Warrington Rylands
19 December 2020 – Third Round – Longridge Town 1–2 Warrington Rylands
17 April 2021 – Fourth Round – Shildon 0–0 (4–5 p) Warrington Rylands
24 April 2021 – Fifth Round – Warrington Rylands 1–1 (3–1 p) West Auckland Town
8 May 2021 – Quarter-Final – Warrington Rylands 1–0 Hebburn Town
15 May 2021 – Semi-Final – Warrington Rylands 2–1 Walsall Wood

How did it play out? Have a read below…

It was a good early start for the Moles as Binfield worked the ball out wide. A cross was whipped in but no one could get on the end of it.

Binfield continued to shoe that they were the brighter of the two, they sent in a few more corners, however it came to nothing and Rylands cleared them away. 

Rylands think they’re ahead but the linesman indicates offside. 22 minutes played and it was still 0-0.

Warrington Rylands took the lead as Elliott Nevitt just caught the volley and the ball went in the back of the net in the 27th minute.

Both sides were proving quick on the counter-attack as the game is end to end in the first 30.

Stephen Milne took a slip under his own feet with the ball and Binfield capitalise to take back possession from Rylands.

Ferdinand takes a shot at goal for Binfield, but he was just off balance so it sailed over the crossbar.

Minutes later, Ferdi headed it home to level Binfield just before the break, however not before Warrington could go and re-take the lead.

A Rylands player was brought down in the box and the penalty is converted making it Warrington Ryland 2-1 up going into the break.

The second half began with calls of another penalty in the Rylands box but the referee turned it down.

Sean Moore was there to take a free kick for Binfield as they looked to try and get themselves another equaliser, however it was denied by the Rylands wall.

Another goal was scored in the tie, this time on the 59th minute. And it’s hat-trick hero Elliott Nevitt who heads home to score again. 3-1 Warrington, a mountain to climb for Binfield by this point.

Yet another goal in the game and it came from Ferdinand who was on hand again to continue making it a tense final, especially for those in the stands.

After a keeper made a save, the rebound flew to Maloney who flicked the ball to Ferdinand.

He nutmegged a Rylands defender on the volley to get one back for Binfield. 3-2 to Warrington with just under 30 minutes left.

Fans reacted as the winners were crowned in both clubs’ first ever FA Vase Final at Wembley, see what they had to say below…


@Poole10: What be a brilliant journey from @Binfieldfc and great to follow the progress. Hats off to everyone involved with the club . And of course congrats to @RylandsFC on their FA Vase win

@PaulDWB: Well played both teams, fantastic advert for this level of football. Congrats to @RylandsFC and @Binfieldfc be proud of what you’ve achieved on the pitch and off. The community spirit you’ve generated in the lead up to this should not be underestimated

@TonyRushforth: Thanks for giving us a great and proper fans football match with no VAR. The players should be very proud of themselves they gave it everything

@fenners100: Fantastic effort boys. Binfield are proud of you. We’ll be back!!!

@MEdgington33: Fantastic achievement to get there.

@loccbrown: Unlucky lads. Just weren’t our afternoon


@StevenCunny: Get in boys, so proud to say I am a Warrington lad. Proud of all the @RylandsFC lads

@mstringfellow69: Absolutely brilliant for the town..well done

@Goo1878: Congratulations, well done everyone 👏👍

@JoshMcCluskey8: Outrageous achievement! Congratulations lads

@RickWard2105: GET IIIIIIINNNNNNN!!!!!

@sweens2: Great lads what a game we listened on utube Well deserved

@sgarnett1990: Well done everyone involved with the club – Enjoy

@WillNSNO: Well done and well deserved 👏

@sambirchallx: Absolutely amazing 🤩 well done lads 💙💙💙

@HeathRavey: Congratulations to all involved. Fantastic final and advert for our leagues

@davidrbarker: Fantastic result, congratulations @Stuwells7 and all!

@tawhite1998: Amazing lads. Nevitt statue coming in the morning I hope. What a hat trick!

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