Clubs learn FA Cup opponents
PUBLISHED: 13:55 07 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:55 07 July 2017
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Draws revealed for early rounds of 2017-18 competitions
London’s non-league clubs have learned their fates in the early rounds of the 2017-18 FA Cup, after the draws were revealed today (Friday).
The competition gets underway on August 5 with the extra preliminary round, with winners receiving £1,500 in prize money, and Redbridge will receive Essex Senior League rivals Stansted at Oakside.
Barkingside host Stowmarket Town, while Ilford are set to entertain Woodbridge Town, and Tower Hamlets visit FC Broxbourne Borough, as Clapton travel to the Essex coast to take on FC Clacton.
Sporting Bengal United go to Hadleigh United, with Hackney Wick hosting Long Melford.
The preliminary round takes place two weeks later on August 19, with £1,925 prize money on offer, and sees Hornchurch host Brentwood and Barking welcome Kirkley & Pakefield or Saffron Walden Town, while Romford visit the winners of the tie between Barkingside and Stowmarket.
If successful in the extra preliminary round, Clapton will welcome Norwich United, Tower Hamlets will host Takeley or Wivenhoe Town, Ilford will entertain Enfield or Haverhill Borough, Sporting Bengal will visit Hertford Town and Hackney Wick will entertain FC Romania or Waltham Forest.
Haringey Borough visit Bowers & Pitsea.
Meanwhile, the FA Trophy preliminary round draw (£3,000 prize money) puts Romford at home against Hastings United on October 7, as Hornchurch head to Thamesmead Town.
Haringey Borough host Whyteleafe, while Brentwood host South Park and Barking visit Chipstead.
The first qualifying round on October 28 sees Billericay host Tooting & Mitcham, Harrow entertain Haringey Borough or Whyteleafe and Hendon welcome Kings Langley, as Wingate & Finchley go to Biggleswade Town.
If successful in the earlier round, Barking will host Beaconsfield Town, Brentwood will welcome VCD Athletic or Bedford Town and Romford will entertain Ashford Town (Middx) or Uxbridge.
Meanwhile, Hornchurch would welcome Brightlingsea Regent should they progress.
The first qualifying round draw of the FA Vase, where winning teams receive £550 and losers take away £175, has given Barkingside, Ilford and Redbridge all home ties against Southend Manor, Cornard United and Brantham Athletic respectively, on September 9.
Tower Hamlets will host Hackney Wick, while Canning Town visit Enfield Borough and Sporting Bengal go to Great Wakering.
Second qualifying round ties on September 23 (worth £725 and £250 to winners and losers) include Redbridge or Brantham v FC Clacton or Coggeshall Town, Tower Hamlets or Hackney Wick v Little Oakley, Enfield Borough or Canning Town v Woodbridge Town or Hoddesdon Town, Barkingside or Southend Manor v Haverhill Rovers or Whitton United, West Essex v Great Wakering or Sporting Bengal and Ilford or Cornard v Hullbridge Sports.
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