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FA Trophy fans are dreaming again after first qualifying round draw

FA Trophy

Fans and clubs from the top tiers of Non-League are dreaming of Wembley again after Monday’s draw for the first qualifying round of the Buildbase FA Trophy.

The winners of the weekend’s preliminary round ties, those looking to go again in replays this week, and the 88 clubs joining the competition at this stage are running the rule over their next opponents following the draw at the national stadium.

The 72 ties are scheduled to be played over the weekend of Saturday 26 October with the victors collecting £2,450 from the FA Prize fund and the losers £800.

Should they win again, those clubs who’ve come though the preliminary round and extra preliminary rounds will add the prize money to the £2,250 and £1,500 they’ve already banked.

Open to clubs from Steps 1-4, 296 teams entered the FA Trophy this season when the competition kicked off with 28 extra preliminary round ties on Saturday 28 September.

A place at next May’s Non-League Finals Day awaits for the eventual finalists in the Buildbase FA Trophy and the Buildbase FA Vase.

For more information on the round dates, exemptions and prize money visit thefa.com.

FA Trophy First Qualifying Round Draw
Redditch United v Histon or Corby Town
AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Banbury United
Evesham United or Halesowen Town v Stamford
Stourbridge v Nuneaton Borough
Peterborough Sports v Alvechurch
Biggleswade Town v Bedworth United
Lowestoft Town v Coalville Town
St Ives Town v Soham Town Rangers
Grantham Town v Rushall Olympic
Tamworth v Leiston
Stratford Town v Hednesford Town
Bromsgrove Sporting v Barwell
AFC Sudbury v Harrow Borough
Haywards Heath Town v Aylesbury Utd or Sevenoaks Town
Westfield v Beaconsfield Town
Hitchin Town v Bedfont Sports Club
Ashford United or Witham Town v Barton Rovers
Hornchurch v Berhamsted
Brightlingsea Regent v Royston Town
Metropolitan Police v Tilbury
Whitehawk v Hendon
Wingate & Finchley v Hayes & Yeading Utd
AFC Dunstable v Hastings Utd
Phoenix Sports v Kings Langley
Worthing v Walton Casuals
Yate Town V Tiverton Town
Melksham Town v Basingstoke Town
Truro City v Blackfield & Langley
Poole Town v Hartley & Wintney
Winchester City or Thame United v Frome Town
Marlow v Sholing
Salisbury v Dorchester Town
Willand Rovers v Larkhall Athletic
Wimborne Town v Taunton Town
Swindon Supermarine v Thatcham Town
Gosport Borough v Farnborough
AFC Totton v Weston super Mare
Highworth Town or Cinderford Town v Merthyr Town
Basildon United v Chesham United
Cambridge City v Needham Market

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