Derby tie the highlight as teams find out their fates in FA Cup, FA Vase and FA Trophy

PUBLISHED: 15:19 07 July 2017

Potton United will be in derby action in the FA Cup extra preliminary round. Picture: DAVE YOUNG

Potton United will be in derby action in the FA Cup extra preliminary round. Picture: DAVE YOUNG


A local derby is the highlight of the FA Cup extra preliminary round draw – one of many good games following the reveal of the three national football competitions.

Potton United host Biggleswade United with the winner getting a home tie against AFC Dunstable.

Biggleswade FC’s first outing in the FA Cup gives them a home game against Wisbech Town with Spalding Town visiting the winners in the preliminary round.

Biggleswade Town are exempt to the first round qualifying as are Hitchin Town.

Elsewhere in the FA Cup Bladock Town travel to Ardley Town with a home tie against Welwyn Garden City or North Greenford United waiting in the the preliminary round.

Stotfold face Berkhamsted at home with a trip to Royal Wootton Bassett Town or Crawley Green up next, should they win.

Langford’s participation in the FA Cup starts with a home game against Hadley and victory would send them to either Southall or Harpenden Town.

Arlesey Town come in a the preliminary round stage where they will be at home to Wellingborough Whitworths or Desborough Town.

Codicote aren’t in the FA Cup but they have been given a bye in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase and will play away to either Royal Wootton Bassett Town or Fairford Town in the second qualifying.

Biggleswade FC also start in the second qualifying round where they are at home to Northampton Sileby Rangers.

Stotfold will start away to Cricklewood Wanderers with Rayners Lane at home if they win.

Baldock Town go to Oxford City Nomads or Woodley United should they beat Buckingham Town while Biggleswade United will host Thrapston Town if they beat Downham Town in the first qualifying round.

Potton United could play March Town United in the second qualifying round if they beat Netherton United and Peterborough Northern Star respectively.

Langford play Amersham Town with Crawley Green or Tuffley Rovers the second qualifying round reward.

Hitchin Town get their FA Trophy campaign started with a home tie against Cheshunt or Herne Bay in the first qualifying round, which is the same stage where Biggleswade Town begin.

They start at home to Wingate & Finchley.

Arlesey Town go to Needham Market in the first qualifying round.

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