ROYAL Wootton Bassett Town have been a handed home tie against Cornwall-based Camelford in the Buildbase FA Vase first round later this month.

The tie is Bassett’s reward for their narrow 1-0 victory away against Stonehouse Town in the second qualifying round on Saturday.

Camelford, meanwhile, have advanced to this stage courtesy of a 5-1 home win against Hellenic League Almondsbury and a 6-5 victory on penalties over Wadebridge Town following a 0-0 draw.

It will be the first ever meeting between the teams – and only Bassett’s second ever game against South West Peninsula League opposition.

The club’s only previous experience against such opponents came in the first round of the 2001-02 FA Vase – Bassett’s first ever entry in the competition – when they hosted St Blazey at Rylands Way in a well-attended game in which the visitors won 2-0.

Bassett’s opponents that afternoon were a very strong side – and Camelford look set to represent an extremely tough test too.

After nine games, they currently sit top of the South West Peninsula League Premier Division West with seven wins, one draw and one defeat – scoring 28 times and conceding 11 goals.

That represents a significant improvement on their two previous campaigns. In 2018-19, Camelford finished 18th while in 2019-20 they were in mid-table when the season was abandoned.