First round fixtures as non-league hopefuls plot giant killings – Diverse Bulletin

The FA Cup first round draw has now taken place as non-league hopefuls will be joined by English sides in League One and League Two. The fixtures are set to take place on Saturday, November 6 with lucrative rewards as clubs in the Championship and Premier League await in the latter rounds. 

Hundreds of hopefuls from across the country have been cut down dramatically as 80 sides will compete in the FA Cup first round proper. 

Some replays are still to be decided, although the likes of Bowers & Pitsea, Folkestone Invicta and Havant & Waterlooville are still alive and kicking. 

League One and League Two teams represented the grand prizes for those pinching themselves to have got this far. 

Sleeping giants like Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday also found themselves in the draw, two targets for lower league opposition who will surely be aiming for the kind of memorable shocks which have made the competition famous. 

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Northampton Town v Cambridge United

Corinthian Casuals or St Albans v Forest Green Rovers

Boston Utd or Stratford Town v Shrewsbury

Pontefract or Halifax Town v Maidenhead

Chesterfield v Southend Utd

Rochdale v Tamworth or Notts County

Kidderminster Harriers v Grimsby Town

Wigan v Solihull

York City or Morpeth v Kettering or Buxton

Ipswich v Oldham.

Wimbledon v Brackley or Guiseley

Harrogate Town v Marine or Wrexham

Boreham Wood v Eastleigh or Folkestone Invicta

Hartlepool United v Wycombe Wanderers

King’s Lynn Town v Walsall

Crewe Alexandra v Swindon Town

Bolton Wanderers v Stockport County

Charlton Athletic v Torquay United or Havant & Waterlooville

Oxford United v Bristol Rovers

Crawley Town v Tranmere Rovers

Leyton Orient v Ebbsfleet United

Milton Keynes Dons v Stevenage

Lincoln City v Bowers & Pitsea

Port Vale v Accrington Stanley

Marske or Gateshead v Altrincham

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