FA CUP 11 regional teams in first round draw tonight

FA CUP LOGOThe eagerly-anticipated FA Cup first round draw will be made live on BBC 2 at just after 1910 tonight.

At least 10 regional football teams will feature in the FA Cup first round next month and it could be 11 if Jerry Gill’s Bath City win their replay at Chelmsford City tonight.

By the time they kick off at 1930 both Bath and Chelmsford will know who they will meet if they win through.

The National League South rivals drew goalless at Twerton Park on Saturday.

The first round is set to take place over the weekend of November 3-6 with winning clubs receiving £18,000 from the Football Association’s prize fund.

Lee Hodges’ National League South high flyers Truro City are through to the first round proper for the first time.

They are only the second Cornish club to reach this stage following Noah Keats two goals and a Tom McHale penalty save in Saturday's 2-0 win at Hampton & Richmond Borough.

No Cornish side has ever made it further than the first round, despite Falmouth Town’s valiant attempts in 1962–63, 1967–68 and 1969–70.

One of Hodges’ former clubs Plymouth Argyle are among 48 Football League clubs joining the competition over the first weekend in November.


Selected regional FA Cup first round draw numbers to lookout for...

7 Bristol Rovers FC

12 Cheltenham Town FC

19 Exeter City FC

21 Forest Green Rovers FC

29 Newport County AFC

35 Plymouth Argyle FC

44 Swindon Town FC

48 Yeovil Town FC

65 Hereford FC

67 Bath City FC or Chelmsford City FC

72 Truro City FC

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