Emirates FA Cup First Round Draw: Merstham get magic tie



Man United to win the Emirates FA Cup

The balls have been released and we know now the make-up of this year’s Emirates FA Cup First Round Draw. 

Past winners Paul Ince and David James were on-hand to conduct the draw with Isthmian Premier outfit Merstham making their First Round Proper debut against League One Oxford in arguably the headline game of the round.

Meanwhile, lowest-ranked side Westfields will host the winner of the Replay between York City and Curzon Ashton.

Once the upcoming Fourth Qualifying Round Replays have been decided there will be 80 teams remaining in the world’s greatest cup competition, with the 32 eventual winners being joined by 48 teams from the lower two divisions of the EFL.


Here’s the Emirates FA Cup First Round Draw in full:

Sheffield United v Leyton Orient

Millwall v Southend United

Dagenham and Redbridge v FC Halifax Town

Merstham v Oxford United

Taunton/Hemel Hempstead v Barrow

Southport v Fleetwood Town

Yeovil v Solihull Moors

Stockport County v Torquay United/Woking

Dartford v Sutton United

Walsall v Macclesfield Town

Port Vale v Stevenage

Northampton Town v Harrow Borough/Margate

Cambridge United v Dover Athletic

Westfields v York City/Curzon Ashton

MK Dons v Spennymoor Town

Gillingham v Brackley Town

Alfreton Town/Gateshead v Newport County

Portsmouth v Wycombe Wanderers

Maidstone United v Rochdale

Bury v AFC Wimbledon

St Albans City v Carlisle United

Borehamwood v Notts County

Mansfield Town v Plymouth Argyle

Braintree Town v Eastbourne Borough

Hartlepool United v Wrexham/Stamford

Bolton Wanderers v Grimsby Town

Bradford City v Accrington Stanley

Oldham Athletic v Doncaster Rovers

Eastleigh v Swindon Town

Shrewsbury Town v Barnet

Morecambe v Coventry City

Crawley Town v Bristol Rovers

Whitehawk v Stourbridge

Colchester United v Chesterfield

Lincoln City/Guiesley v Altrincham

Exeter City v Luton Town

Charlton Athletic v Scunthorpe United

Cheltenham Town v Crewe Alexandra

Peterborough United v Chesham United

Blackpool v Kidderminster Harriers

Ties will be played the weekend of Saturday November 5 – Sunday November 6.

Keep your eyes peeled to Ladbrokes News and @Ladbrokes for plenty more Emirates FA Cup build-up and exclusive content.

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Best of luck to all of those involved!

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing


William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.