Local clubs learn FA competition draws

PUBLISHED: 13:01 08 July 2016

The new football season is fast approaching

The new football season is fast approaching


Derby dates in store for rivals

The early rounds of next season’s FA Cup have thrown up some interesting ties, with London Bari and Clapton set to meet in an extra preliminary derby at the Old Spotted Dog.

The two rivals will meet on August 6, with the winners going on to visit Sporting Bengal United or Ipswich Wanderers in the preliminary round two weeks later.

Redbridge host Waltham Forest at Oakside, for the right to then entertain Hoddesdon or Stansted, while Tower Hamlets visit Enfield and, if successful, will go to Sawbridgeworth or Southend Manor.

Barkingside welcome Hadleigh United to Cricklefield Stadium, with the victors visiting Haringey Borough, while Barking host Takeley at Mayesbrook Park for the right to host Stanway Rovers or FC Romania.

Ilford are set to host Burnham Ramblers, with the winners then having a home tie against Broxbourne or Felixstowe & Walton United.

Romford enter the competition at the preliminary round stage and will host the winners of the extra preliminary tie between Wivenhoe and Hullbridge.

Ryman North rivals Hornchurch, meanwhile, face a tricky trip to Aveley’s Mill Field.

The draw for the preliminary round of the FA Trophy (October 8) has handed Hornchurch a home tie against Ashford Town (Middx), while Romford visit Molesey.

If successful, Urchins will visit Tonbridge Angels in the first qualifying round, while Romford’s reward would be a trip to Potters Bar or Horsham.

First qualifying round ties in the FA Vase include London Bari v Newbury Forest, Takeley v Tower Hamlets, Harpenden v Ilford, Hertford Town v Clapton, Sporting Bengal v Stowmarket Town and Redbridge v Eton Manor.

Barkingside visit Bari or Forest in the second qualifying round, while Barking are exepmt until the first round.

And preliminary round ties in the FA Youth Cup include Ilford v Clapton, Hullbridge v Hornchurch, Saffron WAlden Town v Barking and Aveley v Redbridge, while Barkingside host Concord in the first qualifying round and Tower Hamlets visit Hullbridge or Hornchurch.

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