2017-18 FA Cup EP Rd Tie-by-Tie Preview

Here it is, a full tie-by-tie preview of all 185 FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round ties.

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Tie-by-tie Preview (Listed in Tie No. order)

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Tie No. 1 Penrith (NL 1) v West Auckland Town (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: West Auckland Town has not lost in the Extra Preliminary Round for six seasons. Penrith has gone out at this stage of the FA Cup three times during the same period.

 

Tie No. 2 Billingham Town (NL 2) v Pickering Town (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Billingham Town lost their last two Extra Preliminary Round ties whilst Pickering Town won their last two. Billingham Town return after two seasons away.

 

Tie No. 3 Barnoldswick Town (NWCL Premier) v Jarrow Roofing Boldon Community Association (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: extra preliminary v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Barnoldswick Town is entering the FA Cup for the seventh time. The club has gone out in the Extra Preliminary Round every time so far. Jarrow Roofing has the longest name of all clubs in this year’s competition and equalled best Cup run just four seasons ago.

 

Tie No. 4 Sunderland Ryhope Community Association (NL 1) v Garforth Town (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Neither side has won in the FA Cup for a while. For Garforth Town it is two seasons, but for Sunderland Ryhope CA it is five seasons. In fact Sunderland Ryhope has only won one of their 14 FA Cup ties to date, bizarrely a 7-0 thrashing of Birtley Town in 2011/12.

 

Tie No. 5 Shildon (NL 1) v Morpeth Town (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Both these clubs had good FA Cup runs last season winning seven ties between them.

 

Tie No. 6 Consett (NL 1) v Bishop Auckland (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 4

History: Six previous meetings (the most of the round) with three wins apiece. Four of the ties have been decided in a replay.

Facts: Neither side has been knocked out in Extra Preliminary Round for a few years, Consett last in 2013/14, and Bishop Auckland last in 2011/12. Last season they won eight FA Cup ties between them.

 

Tie No. 7 Washington (NL 1) v Dunston UTS (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Neither side has been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round for a few years. It last happened to Washington in 2012/13, and to Dunston UTS last in 2009/10.

 

Tie No. 8 Bridlington Town (NCEL Premier) v Billingham Synthonia (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, although Billingham Synthonia has four encounters with the original Bridlington Town club, winning two apiece.

Facts: Both clubs have competed in the FA Cup every season since the turn of the 21st Century, but only once (Bridlington Town 2002/03) has either side gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

Tie No. 9 Newton Aycliffe (NL 1) v Chester-le-Street Town (NL 2)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: The lower league side has the better ‘Best Run’ and has not been knocked out of Extra Preliminary Round since 2012/13, although they didn’t compete in the Cup for four of the last five seasons. The Newts have lost four of their six Extra Preliminary Round matches to date.

 

Tie No. 10 Seaham Red Star (NL 1) v Whitley Bay (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Seaham Red Star has gone out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round seven times in their last eight campaigns over 10 years. It’s just three EP exits out of the last four for Whitley Bay.

 

Tie No. 11 Thackley (NCEL Premier) v Harrogate Railway Athletic (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 2

History: One previous FA Cup meeting in 2010/11 won 5-0 by Thackley, the Dennyboys’ biggest ever FA Cup win.

Facts: Harrogate Railway Athletic have never gone out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round and have 30 Cup campaigns under their belt. Thackley is the only NCEL club to have competed in the FA Cup as members of that League in each of the 35 years the League has been in existence.

 

Tie No. 12 Guisborough Town (NL 1) v Stockton Town (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Stockton Town are making their FA Cup debut.

Facts: Stockton Town will become the fifth club to face Guisborough Town in their first ever FA Cup match. Guisborough have a chequered record having won two and lost two of their previous four games against FA Cup debutants.

 

Tie No. 13 Ashington (NL 1) v Sunderland Ryhope Colliery Welfare (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 3 v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, but Ashington did beat Ryhope Colliery Welfare 1-0 in 1969/70 season. Ryhope Colliery Welfare merged with Sporting Club Vaux in 1988 to form Vaux Ryhope who became Sunderland Ryhope Colliery Welfare in 2015.

Facts: Former Football League club Ashington are in their 101st FA Cup campaign having first competed in the competition in 1888-89 season. Sunderland Ryhope CW are in only their third campaign having gone out in the Extra Preliminary Round on both of the previous two occasions.

 

Tie No. 14 Newcastle Benfield (NL 1) v West Allotment Celtic (NL 2)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Newcastle Benfield were last knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round back in the 2013/14 season, whilst West Allotment Celtic has gone out at this stage in both the last two seasons.

 

Tie No. 15 Albion Sports (NCEL Premier) v Nelson (NWCL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Albion Sports have exited the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in each of the last two seasons. Nelson is one of three former Football League clubs in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round and last season’s EP Round win is their only victory in the competition in their last eight campaigns over 13 years.

 

Tie No. 16 Team Northumbria (NL 1) v Heaton Stannington (NL 2)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Both clubs have had gaps before re-entering the FA Cup in recent years. Team Northumbria have competed just twice in the last six seasons whilst Heaton Stannington went almost 40 years without FA Cup football before returning for the 2015/16 season.

 

Tie No. 17 Marske United (NL 1) v North Shields (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Both sides have avoided Extra Preliminary Round exits over the past few years. North Shields have gone out in the Preliminary Round in each of the last three seasons whilst Marske United are hoping for an eighth successive season of avoiding defeat at this stage of the competition.

 

Tie No. 18 Litherland REMYCA (NWCL 1) v AFC Liverpool (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: N/A v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Litherland REMYCA are making their FA Cup debut.

Facts: A tasty local derby for REMYCA in their debut FA Cup match hosting a club less than four miles away. AFC Liverpool have lost 4 of their 7 Extra Preliminary Rounds so far, and lost heavily 4-1 to Hemsworth Miners Welfare the last time they faced a club making their FA Cup debut.

 

Tie No. 19 AFC Emley (NCEL 1) v Burscough (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v Round 2

History: One previous FA Cup meeting two seasons ago won 3-1 by Burscough.

Facts: AFC Emley have made the Preliminary Round in each of the last four seasons and six times in their 10 previous campaigns. Burscough have never been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round throughout 70 FA Cup campaigns, although this is their first appearance at this stage of the competition for 20 years.

Note: This tie will take place on Sunday 6th August.

 

Tie No. 20 Squires Gate (NWCL Premier) v Ashton Athletic (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 13 years since Squires Gate last registered their best ever FA Cup run whilst Ashton Athletic reached that level for the first time last season.

 

Tie No. 21 Cammell Laird 1907 (NWCL 1) v Maltby Main (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is over 10 years since either side registered their best ever FA Cup performance, Cammell Laird in 2005/06 and Maltby Main one year earlier in 2004/05.

 

Tie No. 22 Padiham (NWCL Premier) v City of Liverpool (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as City of Liverpool are making their FA Cup debut.

Facts: It is six years since Padiham last went out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round and they have twice posted their best ever run during that time. However, this is the first time that the club will face another making their FA Cup debut.

 

Tie No. 23 Pontefract Collieries (NCEL Premier) v Alsager Town (NWCL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: After seven successive Extra Preliminary Round knockouts Alsager Town have won through in the last two seasons. Similarly, Pontefract Collieries had seven EP Round knock outs in eight seasons prior to the last two years where they have also won through.

 

Tie No. 24 Hallam (NCEL 1) v Bootle (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: The joint equal shortest combined names in this year’s Extra Preliminary Round (just 12 letters in total). Hallam has not won an FA Cup tie since 2009/10 losing on their last four appearances. Bootle has only twice gone out at this stage of the competition in the last 10 years.

Note: Game now on Sunday 6th August

 

Tie No. 25 Runcorn Town (NWCL Premier) v AFC Darwen (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: AFC Darwen are yet to taste victory in the FA Cup having fallen at this hurdle in both their previous two campaigns. Runcorn Town have just one EP Round exit in six campaigns, although it was last season.

 

Tie No. 26 Northwich Victoria (NWCL Premier) v 1874 Northwich (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: QUARTER FINAL v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Arguably the tie of the round, as the breakaway fan club travel to the club from which they broke. Neither club has ever been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Rounds, but of course their histories couldn’t be more different. 1874 Northwich have had just three FA Cup campaigns reaching the Preliminary Round each time whilst Northwich Victoria are making their 109th appearance in the FA Cup and this is only the club’s second ever appearance in the Extra Preliminary Round, the first coming back in the 1948/49 season.

 

Tie No. 27 Widnes (NWCL Premier) v Handsworth Parramore (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: N/A v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Widnes are making their debut in the competition.

Facts: This will be the first time Handsworth Parramore have faced a club in their debut FA Cup game, but they have never lost an Extra Preliminary Round tie in their short three year FA Cup career, and set a personal best Cup run last season.

Note: Game now on Sunday 6th August

 

Tie No. 28 Congleton Town (NWCL Premier) v New Mills (NWCL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: Round 1 v 2nd qualifying

History: The two clubs met in the FA Cup only last season with Congleton Town the convincing 3-0 winners.

Facts: In their 79 campaigns Congleton Town have only been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round once, way back in the 1930/31 season. It’s happened to New Mills twice in just 12 campaigns.

 

Tie No. 29 Irlam (NWCL Premier) v Abbey Hey (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Irlam has just one FA Cup victory under its belt during the club’s four campaigns to date. Abbey Hey have either been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round or the 2nd Qualifying Round in their last nine campaigns. Which is it to be this year?

 

Tie No. 30 Armthorpe Welfare (NCEL 1) v Liversedge (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Despite having almost made the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in 2004/05 season, Liversedge have gone out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in eight of their last nine campaigns, including in each of the last five seasons. Armthorpe Welfare have managed seven wins during the same period.

 

Tie No. 31 Parkgate (NCEL Premier) v Barnton (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Parkgate have had their best two FA Cup runs so far in their first two campaigns and stopped a run of four successive Extra Preliminary Round knock outs last season. Barnton only returned to the FA Cup last year after a 67 year absence and haven’t won in the competition since 1948.

 

Tie No. 32 Athersley Recreation (NCEL Premier) v West Didsbury and Chorlton (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Whoever wins this tie will at least equal their best ever FA Cup run. Athersley Recreation has won only once in their three campaigns, whilst West Didsbury has only failed to progress beyond the Extra Preliminary Round once in their four campaigns.

 

Tie No. 33 Charnock Richard (NWCL Premier) v Penistone Church (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: N/A v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Charnock Richard are making their debut in the competition.

Facts: Whoever wins this tie will taste victory in the FA Cup for the first time as Penistone Church have lost both their two previous FA Cup ties. This is the first time they will have met a club making their FA Cup debut, too.

 

Tie No. 34 Maine Road (NWCL Premier) v Winsford United (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 2

History: One previous FA Cup meeting six years ago won 1-0 by Maine Road after a replay.

Facts: Maine Road are trending to reach the 2nd Qualifying Round this season having been knocked out in the EP, the PR and Q1 successively in the last three seasons. Winsford United’s best FA Cup run came the season before the Football League began when still known as Over Wanderers, but the club has made the 1st Round ‘Proper’ twice in the last 25 years, although more commonly they exit at this stage of the competition.

 

Tie No. 35 Runcorn Linnets (NWCL Premier) v Hemsworth Miners Welfare (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v preliminary

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings both won by Hemsworth Miners Welfare including a 2-1 victory at this stage last season.

Facts: That defeat for Runcorn Linnets last year was only the second time in nine campaigns that the club had gone out in the Extra Preliminary Round, they just happened to be the two times they were drawn against Hemsworth Miners Welfare!

 

Tie No. 36 Hanley Town (NWCL Premier) v Atherstone Town (MFL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: preliminary v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Hanley Town have just one victory and two defeats in the three FA Cup matches they have played so far across two campaigns. The Adders are returning to the FA Cup after a couple of seasons away and have twice registered their best run in the nine seasons they have competed in it.

 

Tie No. 37 Coventry United (MFL Premier) v Rugby Town (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Coventry United have only one FA Cup campaign under their belt and are one of those rare clubs who have actually won more FA Cup ties than they have lost (technically, one was awarded). Rugby Town has never been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round, but that is because they have never competed at this stage of the competition before.

 

Tie No. 38 Sporting Khalsa (MFL Premier) v Stourport Swifts (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Sporting Khalsa are yet to lose an Extra Preliminary Round tie (in four campaigns) whilst Stourport Swifts only lost their first one last season (in their 25th campaign).

 

Tie No. 39 AFC Wulfrunians (MFL Premier) v Shawbury United (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Both clubs went out in the Extra Preliminary Round last season. AFC Wulfrunians in the conventional manner, but Shawbury United were disqualified following a floodlight failure incident in their replay with Coventry United.

 

Tie No. 40 Wolverhampton Sporting Community (WMRL Premier) v Haughmond (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: extra preliminary v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Both sides entered the FA Cup for the first time last season and both sides fell at the first hurdle meaning one of them at least will taste FA Cup victory for the first time.

 

Tie No. 41 Tividale (WMRL Premier) v Highgate United (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It has been a few seasons since either side exited the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round. For Tividale it is six seasons and for Highgate United it is five years, although they only returned to the FA Cup after a three year absence last season.

 

Tie No. 42 Walsall Wood (MFL 1) v Whitchurch Alport (NWCL 1)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 6

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Whitchurch Alport are making their FA Cup debut.

Facts: Walsall Wood have gone out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons. The Wood have also faced two FA Cup debutants before, losing both times after a replay. This tie guarantees a Step 6 club in the Preliminary Round.

 

 

Tie No. 43 Coventry Sphinx (MFL Premier) v Boldmere St Michaels (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Coventry Sphinx exited the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round last seasons for the first time in eight years. Boldmere St Michaels have suffered that fate five times during the same period.

 

Tie No. 44 Daventry Town (UCL Premier) v Worcester City (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Daventry Town suffered their first Extra Preliminary Round exit in 12 years (eight campaigns) last season. Worcester City are appearing in the round for the first time in 80 years and it’s a further three years before then since they last lost at this stage of the competition.

 

Tie No. 45 Wolverhampton Casuals (WMRL Premier) v Malvern Town (WMRL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 6

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Wolverhampton Casuals have gone out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in each of the last three seasons, three out of a record 22 occasions that the club has suffered that fate. Malvern Town have departed at this stage in each of their last four campaigns over six season. This tie guarantees a Step 6 club in the Preliminary Round, history suggests it’ll be Malvern Town.

 

Tie No. 46 Westfields (MFL Premier) v Bewdley Town (WMRL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: Round 1 v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Westfields were the last Step 5 club standing last season as they won through six ties to make it all the way to the 1st Round ‘Proper’. Bewdley Town are returning to the FA Cup after two years away, and haven’t won a Cup tie since 2012/13 season.

 

Tie No. 47 Coleshill Town (MFL Premier) v Wellington (WMRL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v preliminary

History: One previous FA Cup meeting ten years ago won 3-2 by Wellington after a replay.

Facts: It is four seasons since Coleshill Town last went out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round and the club have equalled their best run in the competition since then. Wellington are returning to the Cup after a couple of seasons away, but have made the Preliminary Round in each of their last two campaigns.

 

Tie No. 48 Bromsgrove Sporting (MFL Premier) v Rocester (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Bromsgrove Sporting have never failed to make the Preliminary Round in each of their three FA Cup campaigns so far. Rocester won their last two Extra Preliminary Round ties, too.

 

Tie No. 49 Brocton (MFL 1) v Cadbury Athletic (MFL 1)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 6

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Brocton have had five Extra Preliminary Round exits in their nine FA Cup campaigns. Cadbury Athletic are returning to the FA Cup after a season away, but have only ever won one match in five campaigns. This tie guarantees a Step 6 club in the Preliminary Round.

 

Tie No. 50 Kimberley Miners Welfare (EMCL) v Blaby and Whetstone Athletic (EMCL)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 6

Best Runs: N/A v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Kimberley Miners Welfare are making their FA Cup debut.

Facts: Blaby and Whetstone Athletic have experienced defeat just once at this stage of the competition in their five previous campaigns. This will be the first time the club will face opponents making their FA Cup debut. This tie guarantees a Step 6 club in the Preliminary Round.

 

Tie No. 51 Oadby Town (UCL Premier) v St Andrews (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Oadby Town have exited the competition at this stage three times in the last four seasons. However, St Andrews have only ever won one FA Cup match, their first ever game, and have lost all six subsequent ties over the last eight years.

 

Tie No. 52 Birstall United (EMCL) v South Normanton Athletic (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: N/A v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Birstall United are making their FA Cup debut.

Facts: It couldn’t be a more onerous debut for Birstall United as they face South Normanton Athletic in their first ever FA Cup match, a club that is from a higher level in the pyramid, a club that has never been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in 23 campaigns, and a club that has beaten opponents making their FA Cup debut in each of the last two seasons.

 

Tie No. 53 Bottesford Town (NCEL Premier) v Long Eaton United (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Both clubs have won their last two Extra Preliminary Round ties.

 

Tie No. 54 Leicester Road (MFL 1) v Sleaford Town (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: With just one FA Cup campaign under their belt so far, Leicester Road are one of those rare clubs that have actually won more FA Cup ties than they have lost. They won as many games in their one campaign as Sleaford Town have down in their last four.

 

Tie No. 55 Dunkirk (EMCL) v Leicester Nirvana (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting just last season when the lower level Dunkirk won 2-1 at Leicester Nirvana.

Facts: Dunkirk have made it through the Extra Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons. Leicester Nirvana had their best runs in the competition in their first two campaigns when still known as Thurnby Nirvana.

 

Tie No. 56 Kirby Muxloe (UCL Premier) v Barton Town (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 6-3 by Barton Town (as Barton Town Old Boys) in the 2009/10 season, the heaviest ever defeat in the Cup for Kirby Muxloe.

Facts: Kirby Muxloe set their best FA Cup run last season and have only once gone out of the competition in the Extra Preliminary Round in eight campaigns. Barton Town are competing in the Cup under their new name for the first time.

 

Tie No. 57 AFC Mansfield (NCEL Premier) v Hall Road Rangers (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: AFC Mansfield had their best run in the FA Cup last season and have actually won twice as many FA Cup ties than they have lost during their two years competing in it. Hall Road Rangers are competing in the FA Cup for the first time in four seasons, and their only Cup win since 2007/08 season was wiped out after they were disqualified for fielding an ineligible player.

 

Tie No. 58 Staveley Miners Welfare (NCEL Premier) v Loughborough University (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Staveley Miners Welfare have gone out in the Extra Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons, whilst it is seven years since Loughborough University suffered the same fate.

 

Tie No. 59 Retford United (NCEL 1) v Quorn (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Both sides have gone out of the competition in the Extra Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons.

 

Tie No. 60 Clipstone (NCEL Premier) v West Bridgford (EMCL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as West Bridgford are making their FA Cup debut.

Facts: Clipstone have won four and lost just three of their seven FA Cup ties so far, and they also won on the only other occasion they have face opponents making their FA Cup debut.

 

Tie No. 61 Heanor Town (MFL Premier) v Aylestone Park (EMCL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: Round 1 v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Whilst Heanor Town have appeared in the FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’ six times, Aylestone Park have had just one FA Cup match to date, which they lost last season and will be hoping to score their first FA Cup goal this year.

Note: This match is to be played on Friday 4th August.

 

Tie No. 62 Worksop Town (NCEL Premier) v Hinckley AFC (MFL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: Round 3 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Worksop Town are appearing in the FA Cup for the 110th time, but won their first Cup game in three seasons last year. Hinckley AFC are appearing for only the third time, but have actually won more FA Cup matches than they have lost (three to two).

 

Tie No. 63 Boston Town (UCL Premier) v Radford (EMCL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: Round 1 v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Boston Town have exited the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons. Radford have won just one FA Cup match in three campaigns over eight years.

 

Tie No. 64 Rainworth Miners Welfare (NCEL Premier) v Shepshed Dynamo (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Rainworth Miners Welfare have gone out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons. Shepshed lost in this round last season for only the second time in 22 campaigns.

 

Tie No. 65 Harrowby United (UCL 1) v Grimsby Borough (NCEL 1)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 6

Best Runs: preliminary v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Harrowby United won their only FA Cup match so far last season in their third campaign. Grimsby Borough return to the FA Cup after a six season hiatus but have just played one, lost one so far in their FA Cup history.

 

Tie No. 66 Biggleswade (SSML Premier) v Wisbech Town (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: N/A v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Biggleswade are entering the competition for the first time to become the third club from their town to be in the FA Cup this season.

Facts: Wisbech Town have not lost at this stage of the competition for four seasons. The club seems to have a habit of facing opponents making their FA Cup bow having done so seven times before. They have won three, lost four of those encounters.

 

Tie No. 67 Swaffham Town (ECL 1) v Rothwell Corinthians (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Whoever wins this tie will at least equal their best ever FA Cup run. Neither side has a good recent record of winning FA Cup matches, though. Swaffham Town won their first ever game in the competition but have failed to do so since over four campaigns. Rothwell Corinthians haven’t won an FA Cup tie since 2011/12 having competed three times since then.

 

Tie No. 68 Raunds Town (UCL 1) v Yaxley (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting in 2001/02 won 2-1 by Yaxley.

Facts: Raunds Town are returning to the FA Cup after a season away in what will be only their second campaign in six seasons. Yaxley equalled the second highest margin of victory in the FA Cup in the 21st Century when they won 12-0 at this stage last year and have progressed to the next round in both of the last two seasons.

 

Tie No. 69 Peterborough Northern Star (UCL Premier) v Deeping Rangers (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Peterborough Northern Star have gone out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons, whilst Deeping Rangers have won through both times.

 

Tie No. 70 Cogenhoe United (UCL Premier) v Godmanchester Rovers (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Cogenhoe United have progressed beyond this stage of the competition in each of the last three seasons. However, Godmanchester Rovers have done so for each of the last six seasons being knocked out in the Preliminary Round each time.

 

Tie No. 71 Ely City (ECL Premier) v Holbeach United (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings with Holbeach United up two wins to one, winning the last encounter 4-0 after a replay just two seasons ago.

Facts: Holbeach United haven’t gone out at this stage of the FA Cup since the 2010/11 season, whilst Ely City have suffered Extra Preliminary Round knock outs in each of the last four seasons.

 

Tie No. 72 Huntingdon United (UCL 1) v Newport Pagnell Town (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Huntingdon Town are on a run of three successive Extra Preliminary Round knock outs including, ignominiously, a second worst equalling 21st Century 12-0 defeat last season. Newport Pagnell Town have had just one FA Cup win during the same period.

 

Tie No. 73 Eynesbury Rovers (UCL Premier) v Thetford Town (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Eynesbury Rovers won their first FA Cup games last season for the first time in 16 years, although it was only their third campaign in that time. Thetford Town have been knocked out at the Extra Preliminary Round stage four times in their last seven campaigns.

 

Tie No. 74 Northampton Sileby Rangers (UCL Premier) v Harborough Town (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: In their three FA Cup campaigns to date Northampton Sileby Rangers have never failed to progress beyond the Extra Preliminary Round. Harborough Town have gone out at this stage just once in their four campaigns.

 

Tie No. 75 Wellingborough Whitworth (UCL Premier) v Desborough Town (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: extra preliminary v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Wellingborough Whitworth return to the FA Cup after a season away, but have only competed twice in the past, losing both times in the Extra Preliminary Round. Desborough Town are in the FA Cup for the 97th time, always competing as a member of the top division of the United Counties League.

 

Tie No. 76 Fakenham Town (ECL Premier) v Wellingborough Town (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Fakenham Town have won just one FA Cup match in their last five campaigns whilst Wellingborough Town have been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in each of the last four seasons, with just one win in six campaigns.

 

Tie No. 77 Histon (ECL Premier) v Northampton ON Chenecks (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 3 v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Histon are appearing at the stage of the competition for the first time since being knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round for the only time in the 1933/34 season. Conversely, Northampton ON Chenecks have only had one FA Cup tie to date which they lost on penalties after two 1-1 draws in the Extra Preliminary Round last season.

 

Tie No. 78 Potton United (UCL 1) v Biggleswade United (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Potton United return to the FA Cup after one season away but have gone out in the Extra Preliminary Round in each of their last four campaigns over nine years. For the fourth consecutive season last year, Biggleswade United equalled their best ever FA Cup run.

Note: This tie will be played on Friday 4th August.

 

Tie No. 79 Hoddesdon Town (SSML Premier) v Haverhill Rovers (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Over the last three seasons Hoddesdon Town have won each of their Extra Preliminary Round ties whilst Haverhill Rovers have lost each of theirs.

 

Tie No. 80 Sawbridgeworth Town (ESL) v West Essex (ESL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as West Essex are making their debut in the competition.

Facts: Sawbridgeworth Town set their best ever FA Cup run last season, and they won 4-1 the only time they faced opponents making their FA Cup debut, albeit 70 years ago.

 

Tie No. 81 Enfield 1893 (ESL) v Haverhill Borough (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: E field 1893 have been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in each of the last five seasons. Haverhill Borough are returning to the FA Cup after a season away and so far it is won two, lost two for them in FA Cup ties.

 

Tie No. 82 Redbridge (ESL) v Stansted (ESL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Redbridge were knocked out of the FA Cup at this stage of the competition for the first time ever last season in the club’s 41st campaign. Stansted have won just one FA Cup tie over the last five seasons.

 

Tie No. 83 Takeley (ESL) v Wivenhoe Town (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Takeley have won just one FA Cup tie in their seven campaigns, whilst Wivenhoe Town have achieved the same level of success in their last seven campaigns over the last nine years.

 

Tie No. 84 Kirkley and Pakefield (ECL Premier) v Saffron Walden Town (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Neither side has been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round for a few years. Kirkley and Pakefield last suffered it in 2011/12 season whilst Saffron Walden Town it was a little more recently in the 2013/14 season.

 

Tie No. 85 Southend Manor (ESL) v Wroxham (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Southend Manor have won just one FA Cup tie in the last four seasons whilst Wroxham have never experienced defeat at this stage of the competition in their 22 campaigns.

 

Tie No. 86 Framlingham Town (ECL 1) v Wadham Lodge (ESL)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: N/A v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as both clubs are making their debut.

Facts: One of only two Extra Preliminary Round this year ties involving clubs who’ve never competed in the FA Cup before. Wadham Lodge have waited nine years for this to happen, Framlingham Town have waited 130 years. Only four clubs have waited longer to make their FA Cup debut.

 

Tie No. 87 FC Broxbourne Borough (SSML 1) v Tower Hamlets (ESL)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: FC Broxbourne Borough have failed to progress beyond the Extra Preliminary Round in each of their last three campaigns over five years. Conversely, Tower Hamlets have progressed to the Preliminary Round three times in the last four seasons.

 

Tie No. 88 Barkingside (ESL) v Stowmarket Town (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Barkingside have progressed to the Preliminary Round in each of the last four seasons whereas Stowmarket Town have failed to go beyond the Extra Preliminary Round in each of their last four campaigns over 10 years. This is the Stow’s first FA Cup campaign for six years.

 

Tie No. 89 Ilford (ESL) v Woodbridge Town (ECL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Ilford have made it beyond the Extra Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons. Woodbridge Town have failed to do the same in each of their last six campaigns. It’s been three years since they last competed in the FA Cup.

 

Tie No. 90 FC Clacton (ECL Premier) v Clapton (ESL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Just two Extra Preliminary Round exits for FC Clacton in their 10 FA Cup campaigns so far. Clapton, on the other hand, have only won two FA Cup matches in the same period.

 

Tie No. 91 Hadleigh United (ECL Premier) v Sporting Bengal United (ESL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Hadleigh United were knocked out of the FA Cup at this stage in both of the last two seasons and in more than half of their 16 campaigns so far. Sporting Bengal United have only won three FA Cup matches during their 10 campaigns, but two came last season as they registered their best Cup run.

 

Tie No. 92 FC Romania (ESL) v Waltham Forest (ESL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: FC Romania won three games in their debut FA Cup season but have followed that up with three successive Cup defeats. Waltham Forest equalled their best Cup run last season for the fourth time.

 

Tie No. 93 Hackney Wick (ESL) v Long Melford (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: N/A v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Hackney Wick are making their debut in the competition. Note: The FA don’t recognise Hackney Wick as a new club, seeing them as a continuation of London Bari who competed in the last two competitions, losing in the Extra Preliminary Round both times. I regard London Bari being absorbed into Hackney Wick who were formed in 2015.

Facts: Whatever Hackney Wick’s status, a win in the FA Cup this season will be the club’s first ever FA Cup win. Long Melford have progressed to the Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons. Coincidentally, London Bari faced Long Melford in their debut FA Cup game. Long Melford won that one 3-0.

 

Tie No. 94 Felixstowe and Walton United (ECL Premier) v Brantham Athletic (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Felixstowe and Walton United had their best FA Cup run last season. Brantham Athletic have alternated between reaching 1st Qualifying Round and going out in the Extra Preliminary Round in the last four seasons. The trend suggests the former this year.

 

Tie No. 95 Stanway Rovers (ECL Premier) v Gorleston (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting in 2012/13 won 3-1 by Gorleston.

Facts: Stanway Rovers have progressed beyond the Extra Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons whereas Gorleston have been knocked out at this stage of the FA Cup in each of the last three years.

 

Tie No. 96 Hullbridge Sports (ESL) v Ipswich Wanderers (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Hullbridge Sports have progressed beyond the Extra Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons whilst Ipswich Wanderers have only gone out at this stage of the competition twice in 15 campaigns, although one occasion was last season.

 

Tie No. 97 St Margaretsbury (SSML Premier) v Burnham Ramblers (ESL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting in 2003/04 won 3-1 by St Margaretsbury.

Facts: Both clubs were knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round last season, St Margaretsbury for the fourth time, Burnham Ramblers for the third, although for the second year running.

Note: This tie is to be played on Sunday 6th August.

 

Tie No. 98 Great Yarmouth Town (ECL Premier) v Diss Town (ECL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: Round 2 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Great Yarmouth Town have gone out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons in what were the club’s 99th and 100th campaigns. Diss Town return to the FA Cup after one season away, but have exited the competition at this stage in every one of their last eight campaigns.

 

Tie No. 99 Newmarket Town (ECL Premier) v Great Wakering Rovers (ESL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting in 2006/07 won 4-1 by Great Wakering Rovers.

Facts: Newmarket Town have been knocked out at this stage of the FA Cup five times in the last 10 seasons. Great Wakering Rovers have never exited the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in any one of their 21 campaigns, and have been knocked out in the Preliminary Round in each of the last six seasons.

 

Tie No. 100 Walsham-le-Willows (ECL Premier) v Basildon United (ESL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: The Willows have exited the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in every one of the last five seasons. Conversely, Basildon United have never failed to progress beyond the Extra Preliminary Round in the same time period.

 

Tie No. 101 Welwyn Garden City (SSML Premier) v North Greenford United (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Neither side has gone out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round for quite a few years. For Welwyn Garden City it is seven years, although they’ve only competed in the FA Cup three times since then. For North Greenford United it is eight years, and the club has equalled its best ever Cup run three times since they last did go out at this stage.

 

Tie No. 102 Cockfosters (SSML Premier) v Risborough Rangers (SSML 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Cockfosters went out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round for only the second time last season in 10 campaigns. Risborough Rangers are returning to the FA Cup after one season away having had just won campaign where they made it beyond the Extra Preliminary Round.

 

Tie No. 103 Holmer Green (SSML Premier) v AFC Hayes (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting three seasons ago won 4-0 by AFC Hayes in a replay.

Facts: Holmer Green have exited the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round seven times in their last eight campaigns over 11 years. AFC Hayes have never gone out at this stage of the competition in any one of their 23 campaigns.

 

Tie No. 104 Lydney Town (HL Premier) v Wantage Town (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Lydney Town have won just one FA Cup tie in four campaigns over eight years. Wantage Town equalled their best Cup run last season and have not exited in the Extra Preliminary Round for seven years.

 

Tie No. 105 Langford (SSML 1) v Hadley (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Langford return to the FA Cup after five years away and have been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in each of their last four appearances. Hadley set their best FA Cup run last season, winning more FA Cup matches in that year than they had in all their previous six campaigns.

 

Tie No. 106 Highworth Town (HL Premier) v London Colney (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Highworth Town have avoided defeat in the Extra Preliminary Round in each of their last three campaigns. London Colney equalled their best ever run in the FA Cup last season for the eighth time.

Note: This tie is to be played on Sunday 6th August.

 

Tie No. 107 Stotfold (SSML Premier) v Berkhamsted (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 10 years since Stotfold registered their best ever run in the FA Cup. Berkhamsted have gone out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round twice in the last three seasons.

 

Tie No. 108 Woodley United (HL Premier) v Tuffley Rovers (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: N/A v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Woodley United are competing in FA Cup for the first time.

Facts: Tuffley Rovers have only once gone beyond the Extra Preliminary Round in their last five campaigns over 14 years. The club has never before faced opponents who are playing their first FA Cup match.

 

Tie No. 109 Southall (SSML 1) v Harpenden Town (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 3 v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Southall are returning to the FA Cup for the first time in 12 years. They have never exited the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in any one of their previous 93 campaigns. Harpenden Town only returned to the FA Cup last season after 11 years away, and have not gone out at this stage of the competition since 2004/05 season, although that is only three campaigns ago.

 

Tie No. 110 Flackwell Heath (HL Premier) v Burnham (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 4-0 by Burnham in 2001/02 season. That win for Burnham is their joint highest ever win in the competition.

Facts: Flackwell Heath have exited the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round four times in the last six seasons. Burnham lost at this stage for the first time ever last season after 21 campaigns of avoiding doing so.

Note: This tie will take place on Friday 4th August.

 

Tie No. 111 Highmoor-Ibis (HL Premier) v Buckingham Town (UCL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Just one Extra Preliminary Round knock-out so far for Highmoor-Ibis in four FA Cup campaigns. Buckingham town are returning to the FA Cup after an eight season hiatus having been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round in each of their last three campaigns.

 

Tie No. 112 Fairford Town (HL Premier) v Longlevens (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Fairford Town have lost six Extra Preliminary Round ties in their last seven campaigns over eight years. Longlevens have just one FA Cup campaign under their belt winning through the Extra Preliminary Round last season.

 

Tie No. 113 Edgware Town (SSML Premier) v Leverstock Green (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Edgware Town have never been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in any one of their 54 previous campaigns. Leverstock Green have lost at this stage nine times in their 13 FA Cup campaigns.

 

Tie No. 114 Chipping Sodbury Town (TWL Premier) v Brackley Town Saints (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: N/A v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as both clubs are making their inaugural FA Cup campaigns this year.

Facts: Brackley Town Saints have waited just three years to take part in the FA Cup, Chipping Sodbury Town have waited 132 years. Just Brading Town (137 years) and Radcliffe Olympic (134 years) have had to wait longer after forming to compete in the FA Cup.

 

Tie No. 115 Leighton Town (SSML Premier) v Oxhey Jets (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Leighton Town were knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round last season for the first time ever in their 55th FA Cup campaign. Oxhey Jets ending a run of three successive Extra Preliminary Round exits by winning their tie at this stage last year.

 

Tie No. 116 Windsor (HL Premier) v Wembley (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings although Wembley did lose twice to Windsor and Eton.

Facts: The only one of the 185 Extra Preliminary Round ties to involve two teams with the same initials. Windsor have gone out at this stage of the competition in both the last two seasons whilst Wembley won both their Extra Preliminary Round ties in the same period.

 

Tie No. 117 Brimscombe and Thrupp (HL Premier) v Sun Sports (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Both clubs had their best ever FA Cup runs last season although they ha e only had five campaigns between them.

 

Tie No. 118 Royal Wootton Bassett Town (HL Premier) v Crawley Green (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Royal Wootton Bassett Town have failed to win in the FA Cup since adding the word ‘Royal’ to their name having had two successive Extra Preliminary Round exits since that change. Crawley Green have gone out at this stage four times in their eight campaigns so far.

 

Tie No. 119 Colney Heath (SSML Premier) v Tring Athletic (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Colney Heath have exited the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round five times in their nine previous campaigns whilst Tring Athletic have gone out at this stage just twice in 12 campaigns.

 

Tie No. 120 Ardley United (HL 1 West) v Baldock Town (SSML 1)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 6

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Ardley United have avoided defeat at this stage of the competition more times than they have experienced it. Baldock Town have won just one FA Cup tie in the two seasons they have competed in it.

 

Tie No. 121 Corinthian (SCEL Premier) v Deal Town (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: The two Extra Preliminary Round exits experienced by Corinthian in the last three seasons are the only two exits they have had at this stage of the competition in 16 campaigns. Deal Town have experienced four Extra Preliminary Round exits in the last 11 seasons, one more than in their previous 51 campaigns.

 

Tie No. 122 Hassocks (SCL Premier) v Hollands and Blair (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Hassocks are returning to the FA Cup after three seasons away having had three Extra Preliminary Round exits in their last four campaigns. Hollands and Blair have had only one campaign so far making the Preliminary Round last season.

 

Tie No. 123 Sheppey United (SCEL Premier) v AFC Croydon Athletic (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: extra preliminary v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: The current Sheppey United had their first FA Cup campaign last season, whilst AFC Croydon have had four campaigns so far. Both sides are yet to register their first win in the competition.

 

Tie No. 124 Crowborough Athletic (SCEL Premier) v Lingfield (SCL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Crowborough Athletic have been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round seven times in the last eight seasons, including the last four campaigns. Lingfield are returning to the FA Cup after a season away after having gone out in the Extra Preliminary Round in each of their last three campaigns.

Note: This tie to be played on Friday 4th August (at Maidstone United’s ground).

 

Tie No. 125 Sutton Common Rovers (CCL Premier) v Canterbury City (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Whoever wins this tie will at least equal their best ever FA Cup run. Sutton Common Rovers have won just one FA Cup tie in seven campaigns. Canterbury City have only gone out at this stage once in the first of their four campaigns.

Note: This tie kicks off at 4.30pm on Saturday (at Sutton United’s ground).

 

Tie No. 126 Newhaven (SCL Premier) v Peacehaven and Telscombe (SCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Newhaven haven’t been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round since the 1924/25 season. It’s been a while since Peacehaven and Telscombe have gone out at this stage, too, although it is only eight years for them.

 

Tie No. 127 Colliers Wood United (CCL Premier) v AFC Uckfield Town (SCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Colliers Wood United set their best FA Cup run last season. AFC Uckfield Town have had just one FA Cup campaign, losing in the Extra Preliminary Round last season. Note: the FA consider AFC Uckfield Town to be a continuous club to AFC Uckfield who had six campaigns in the FA Cup, all of which they exited in the Extra Preliminary Round.

 

Tie No. 128 Chessington and Hook United (CCL 1) v Lancing (SCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is seven years since Chessington and Hook United last were knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round whilst Lancing have gone out at this stage of the competition in each of the last four seasons.

 

Tie No. 129 East Preston (SCL Premier) v Saltdean United (SCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Just one Extra Preliminary Round exit in five seasons for East Preston whilst Saltdean United are returning to the FA Cup after a 10 year hiatus having gone out at this stage of the competition five times in their last seven campaigns.

 

Tie No. 130 Epsom and Ewell (CCL Premier) v Banstead Athletic (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Epsom and Ewell have alternated between Extra Preliminary Round and Preliminary Round exits in the last four years, trending towards the former this year. Banstead Athletic have had two Extra Preliminary Round exits in their last three FA Cup campaigns over five years.

Note: This tie will take place on Sunday 6th August.

 

Tie No. 131 Hailsham Town (SCL 1 v Redhill (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting, a 1996/97 season 2-1 victory for Redhill in a replay.

Facts: Hailsham Town have been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in each of the last eight seasons. Redhill have just one exit at this stage of the competition in the last six seasons.

 

Tie No. 132 Loxwood (SCL Premier) v Holmesdale (SCEL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: preliminary v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Whoever wins this tie will at least equal their best ever FA Cup run. Loxwood have won just one FA Cup tie in their two campaigns. Holmesdale have lost as many Extra Preliminary Round ties as they have won in their eight campaigns to date.

 

Tie No. 133 Tunbridge Wells (SCEL Premier) v Beckenham Town (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting, a 4-1 win for Beckenham Town in 2012/13 season, which is the Becks’ equal biggest FA Cup win.

Facts: Tunbridge Wells have gone out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round three times in the last five seasons. Beckenham Town have won through this stage of the competition in each of the last two seasons.

 

Tie No. 134 Walton and Hersham (CCL Premier) v Mile Oak (SCL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: Round 2 v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Walton and Hersham have never been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round in any of their 71 campaigns, although last year was their first appearance at this stage ever. Mile Oak have exited the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in each of their last four campaigns over seven years.

 

Tie No. 135 Sevenoaks Town (SCEL Premier) v Broadbridge Heath (SCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Sevenoaks Town set their best ever FA Cup run last season after four successive Extra Preliminary Round exits. Broadbridge Heath are returning to the FA Cup after an absence of 13 years, although they have had only one campaign to date with one Extra Preliminary Round exit.

 

Tie No. 136 Hanworth Villa (CCL Premier) v Bedfont and Feltham (CCL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Hanworth Villa have been knocked out just once in the Extra Preliminary Round in their six campaigns, as have Bedfont and Feltham but they’ve only participated three times so far in the competition.

 

Tie No. 137 Glebe (SCEL Premier) v Lordswood (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: extra preliminary v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Technically, Glebe have never competed in the FA Cup before having been disqualified before kicking a ball last time they were drawn to take part two seasons ago. Lordswood have gone out at this stage of the Cup in both the last two seasons.

 

Tie No. 138 Whitstable Town (SCEL Premier) v Croydon (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 2

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings with Croydon winning 5-0 in a replay in 1984/85 and Whitstable Town winning 3-0 in 2010/11.

Facts: Whitstable Town haven’t been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round since the 1949/50 season. For Croydon it is five years since they tasted defeat at this stage of the FA Cup.

 

Tie No. 139 Worthing United (SCL Premier) v Steyning Town (SCL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Worthing United have been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in each of the last four seasons. Steyning Town return to the FA Cup after a 12 year absence and this will be the first time ever the club has had to participate in the Extra Preliminary Round.

 

Tie No. 140 Arundel (SCL Premier) v Pagham (SCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Arundel are trending to reach the 2nd Qualifying Round this season having been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round, Preliminary Round and 1st Qualifying Round successively over the last three seasons. Pagham have reached the 1st Qualifying Round in each of their last three seasons since last being knocked out at this stage of the Cup.

 

Tie No. 141 Horley Town (CCL Premier) v Raynes Park Vale (CCL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 3-1 by Raynes Park Vale in a replay in 2008/09.

Facts: Horley Town have gone out at this stage of the Cup twice in the last three seasons, whilst Raynes Park Vale have done the same in each of the last two.

 

Tie No. 142 Abbey Rangers (CCL Premier) v Cray Valley Paper Mills (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: extra preliminary v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Just one FA Cup campaign to date for Abbey Rangers losing at this stage last season. Cray Valley Paper Mills have managed to get through this Round three times in their four campaigns.

 

Tie No. 143 Eastbourne Town (SCL Premier) v Bearsted (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Bearsted are competing in the FA Cup for the first time.

Facts: Eastbourne Town have never been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in any of their previous 68 campaigns. Bearsted will become the fifth club Eastbourne Town has faced making their FA Cup debut although the last occurred way back in 1889/1900 season. Eastbourne Town have won two, lost two of their four previous ties against FA Cup debutants.

 

Tie No. 144 Spelthorne Sports (CCL Premier) v Chertsey Town (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Spelthorne Sports are yet to taste defeat at this stage of the FA Cup having made the Preliminary Round in both of their previous two campaigns. Chertsey Town are trending to reach the 2nd Qualifying Round this season having been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round, Preliminary Round and 1st Qualifying Round successively over the last three seasons.

 

Tie No. 145 Rochester United (SCEL Premier) v Erith Town (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Rochester United have won two, lost two in their short FA Cup history to date and went out in this Round last season. Erith Town have avoided defeat at this stage in both of their last two campaigns.

 

Tie No. 146 Erith and Belvedere (SCEL 1) v Wick (SCL 1)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 6

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings both won by Wick, in successive years at the turn of the 21st Century, with Erith and Belvedere yet to score against their opponents in the Cup.

Facts: Erith and Belvedere have gone out of the FA Cup twice in the Extra Preliminary Round in the last five seasons. That’s twice as often than in their previous 78 campaigns. Wick have the equal shortest name of all clubs competing in the FA Cup and they have gone out at this stage of the competition six times in their last seven campaigns over 11 years.

 

Tie No. 147 AC London (CCL 1) v Crawley Down Gatwick (SCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: N/A v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as AC London are competing in it for the first time.

Facts: Crawley Down Gatwick have exited the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round twice in the last three seasons. The club has also faced one FA Cup debutant before but they lost that match against Guernsey.

 

Tie No. 148 Chatham Town (SCEL Premier) v Littlehampton Town (SCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 67 years since Chatham town last appeared in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round, a tie which they lost. Littlehampton Town have gone out at this stage of the competition five times in the last nine seasons.

 

Tie No. 149 Little Common (SCL 1) v Eastbourne United Association (SCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: N/A v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Little Common are competing in it for the first time.

Facts: Eastbourne United have not gone out at this stage of the competition since 2010/11 having had four FA Cup campaigns since then. Little Common will become the fourth club making their FA Cup debut that Eastbourne United will have faced. Their record to date versus other debutants is won one, lost two.

 

Tie No. 150 Rusthall (SCEL Premier) v CB Hounslow United (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: N/A v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Rusthall are competing in it for the first time.

Facts: CB Hounslow United have just one FA Cup campaign themselves having reached the 1st Qualifying Round last season. Unsurprisingly, this is the first time they have faced a club making their FA Cup debut.

 

Tie No. 151 Haywards Heath Town (SCL Premier) v Bedfont Sports (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Haywards Heath Town have just one Extra Preliminary Round knock-out in their previous 55 FA Cup campaigns. Bedfont Sports equalled their best Cup run in both of the last two seasons.

 

Tie No. 152 Horsham YMCA (SCL Premier) v Three Bridges (SCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Both clubs were knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round the last time they appeared in it. For Horsham YMCA that was last season, for Three Bridges that was in 2011/12.

 

Tie No. 153 Bracknell Town (HL Premier) v Cowes Sports (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Bracknell Town successfully negotiated this Round in the last two seasons. Cowes Sports have five Extra Preliminary Round exits in last eight campaigns.

 

Tie No. 154 Thatcham Town (HL Premier) v Petersfield Town (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Thatcham Town have been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round twice in the last three seasons. Petersfield Town won through this Round in each of the last two seasons and posted their best ever FA Cup run two years ago.

 

Tie No. 155 Christchurch (WL 1) v AFC Portchester (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Christchurch have been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round three times in the last four seasons. AFC Portchester last went out at this stage in 2012/13 and have reached their best ever FA Cup run three times since then.

 

Tie No. 156 Farnham Town (CCL Premier) v Fawley (WL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Farnham Town have successfully negotiated this Round in both the last two seasons. Fawley have entered the FA Cup five times and have been eliminated in the Extra Preliminary Round each time.

 

Tie No. 157 Bashley (WL Premier) v Fareham Town (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 by Fareham Town in the 1988/89 season.

Facts: Bashley have never been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round although last season was the first time they had competed in it in their 29 previous campaigns. Fareham Town have had four Extra Preliminary Round exits in the last 10 years.

 

Tie No. 158 Hamworthy United (WL Premier) v Bemerton Heath Harlequins (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Hamworthy United have made the 1st Qualifying Round in each of their last two campaigns whilst Bemerton Heath Harlequins haven’t tasted defeat in this Round since 2013/14.

 

Tie No. 159 Team Solent (WL Premier) v Brockenhurst (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Team Solent won their first FA Cup match last season at their fourth attempt. Brockenhurst last lost in the Extra Preliminary Round three seasons ago and equalled their best ever FA Cup run the following season.

 

Tie No. 160 Badshot Lea (CCL 1) v Verwood Town (WL 1)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 6

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Badshot Lea have suffered defeat at this stage of the competition just once in their eight previous campaigns and have exited in the Preliminary Round in each of the last four seasons. After waiting six seasons to register their first FA Cup win, Verwood Town achieved it again for the second successive time last season.

Note: This match will take place on Sunday 6th August.

 

Tie No. 161 Amesbury Town (WL Premier) v Eversley and California (CCL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: preliminary v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Eversley and California are making their debut in the competition.

Facts: Amesbury Town won their first FA Cup match last season at the fifth attempt. On the only other occasion they faced opponents making their FA Cup debut they were well beaten 5-0, their equal record highest FA Cup defeat.

 

Tie No. 162Camberley Town (CCL Premier) v Blackfield and Langley (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Camberley Town have suffered two Extra Preliminary Round eliminations in the last three seasons whereas Blackfield and Langley have not gone out at this stage of the competition during the same time period.

 

Tie No. 163 Whitchurch United (WL 1) v Laverstock and Ford (WL 1)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 6

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Victory at this stage last season stopped a run of four successive Extra Preliminary Round exits for Whitchurch United. Laverstock and Ford have only one FA Cup victory under their belt in their three campaigns so far.

 

Tie No. 164 Ringwood Town (WL 1) v Ascot United (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Ringwood Town return to the FA Cup after five years away having gone out in the Extra Preliminary Round in both their last two campaigns. Ascot United set their best ever Cup run last season.

 

Tie No. 165 Binfield (HL Premier) v Chichester City (SCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Binfield have suffered two Extra Preliminary Round eliminations in the last three seasons whilst Chichester City have experienced the same fate six times out of the last seven seasons.

 

Tie No. 166 Horndean (WL Premier) v Melksham Town (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Both clubs are on unwanted mini-runs of being eliminated in the Extra Preliminary Round. For Horndean it is two successive seasons, following four consecutive seasons of equalling their best ever FA Cup run. For Melksham Town it is four successive seasons of Extra Preliminary Round knock outs.

 

Tie No. 167 Knaphill (CCL Premier) v Bournemouth (Amateurs) (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Both clubs have been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in both of the last two seasons.

 

Tie No. 168 Newport (IOW) (WL Premier) v Guildford City (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, but Newport (IOW) did beat the original Guildford City in the 1945/46 season.

Facts: Newport (IOW) have been eliminated from the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons. Guildford City are trending to reach the 2nd Qualifying Round this season having been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round, Preliminary Round and 1st Qualifying Round successively over the last three seasons.

 

Tie No. 169 Godalming Town (CCL Premier) v Westfield (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 by Godalming Town in 2005/06.

Facts: Godalming town have not been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round since changing their name from Godalming and Guildford in 2005, although this is only the second appearance in this Round since then. Westfield, on the other hand, have gone out at this stage in both of the last two seasons.

 

Tie No. 170 Sholing (WL Premier) v Alresford Town (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Sholing haven’t been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round since 2008/09 when the club was still known as VT FC. Alresford Town set their best ever FA Cup run last season.

Note: This match will take place on Friday 4th August.

 

Tie No. 171 Lymington Town (WL Premier) v Andover Town (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Lymington town have exited the FA Cup in this Round in each of the last three seasons. Andover Town are yet to taste defeat in this Round having made Preliminary Round then 1st Qualifying round in their two campaigns so far.

 

Tie No. 172 Clevedon Town (TWL Premier) v Bitton (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 2nd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 by Clevedon Town in a replay in the 2002/03 season.

Facts: Clevedon Town experienced their first Extra Preliminary Round defeat in 83 years two seasons ago. Bitton have made it through to the Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons.

 

Tie No. 173 Cadbury Heath (TWL Premier) v Longwell Green Sports (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: After three successive Extra Preliminary Round exits Cadbury Heath set their best ever FA Cup run last season. Longwell Green Sports have three Extra Preliminary Round exits in their eight campaigns so far.

 

Tie No. 174 Plymouth Parkway (SWPL Premier) v Portland United (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Plymouth parkway are yet to taste defeat in this Round having reached the 1st Qualifying Round four times and the Preliminary Round once in their five campaigns so far. Portland United return to the FA Cup following a 12 year hiatus and having been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round in both of their last two campaigns.

 

Tie No. 175 AFC St Austell (SWPL Premier) v Bridport (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Both clubs experienced their second Extra Preliminary Round exit in four seasons last year.

 

Tie No. 176 Wells City (TWL Premier) v Cribbs (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Wells City experienced their first Extra Preliminary Round elimination for 83 years last season. Cribbs have only won one FA Cup match in their three campaigns so far.

 

Tie No. 177 Shaftesbury (WL Premier) v Exmouth Town (SWPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Exmouth Town are competing for the first time. Note: The FA consider the current club to be a continuation of the one that folded with debts in 2006.

Facts: Shaftesbury return to the FA Cup after an eight year absence and after having been eliminated in the Extra Preliminary in all three of their last campaigns. Exmouth Town will become the third debut club Shaftesbury will face in the FA Cup having won their first game against an FA Cup debutant and scratching before facing their second.

 

Tie No. 178 Shepton Mallet (TWL Premier) v Tavistock (SWPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: preliminary v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Shepton Mallet reached their best ever Cup run for the seventh time last season in 15 campaigns. They have been eliminated in the Extra Preliminary Round in the other eight. Tavistock return to the FA Cup after a four year break and after having been knocked out at this stage in their last two campaigns.

 

Tie No. 179 Buckland Athletic (TWL Premier) v Bodmin Town (SWPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Buckland Athletic have experienced five Extra Preliminary Round exits in their nine FA Cup campaigns. Bodmin Town haven’t gone out at this stage for 11 years, setting their best FA Cup run in the period since then.

 

Tie No. 180 Cheddar (TWL 1) v Willand Rovers (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: extra preliminary v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Just one FA Cup campaign so far for Cheddar going out at this stage last season. After setting their best run three years ago, Willand Rovers have suffered two successive Extra Preliminary Round defeats.

 

Tie No. 181 Wellington (TWL Premier) v Hengrove Athletic (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Wellington return to the FA Cup after a period of six years and after having had two Extra Preliminary Round exits in their last three campaigns. Hengrove Athletic have just one FA Cup win under their belt in their five campaigns to date.

 

Tie No. 182 Street (TWL Premier) v Hallen (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: The joint shortest combined club names (12 letters) in this year’s Extra Preliminary Round. Street are trending to reach the 2nd Qualifying Round this season having been knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round, Preliminary Round and 1st Qualifying Round successively over the last three seasons. Hallen have gone out of the FA Cup at this stage in both the last two seasons.

 

Tie No. 183 Brislington (TWL Premier) v Sherborne Town (TWL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Brislington have been knocked out if the FA Cup in every Qualifying Round except the 3rd Qualifying Round at some time during their 21 campaigns. Just five Extra Preliminary Round knock outs so far for Sherborne Town in their 13 campaigns.

 

Tie No. 184 Bridgwater Town (TWL Premier) v Keynsham Town (TWL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Bridgwater Town have never experienced defeat in the Extra Preliminary Round in any one of their 21 FA Cup campaigns so far. Conversely, Keynsham Town have gone out at this stage of the competition in each one of their last six campaigns over 13 years.

 

Tie No. 185 Bradford Town (TWL Premier) v Odd Down (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Bradford Town have suffered five Extra Preliminary Round exits in seven FA Cup campaigns. Odd Down have experienced just one over the same period.

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