Emirates FA Cup First Round Draw: Merstham get magic tie
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.
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Best of luck to all of those involved!
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