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The draw for the Emirates FA Cup 2016/17 early rounds has been made

Ascot United, Binfield and Bracknell Town all know their opponents for the opening rounds of the 2016/17 Emirates FA Cup after the draw was released on the FA website this afternoon.

This seasons competition kicks off on Saturday 6th August with the Extra Preliminary Round coming after just one full round of league fixtures. Full dates of the 2016/17 competition are here.

Last season, Bracknell Town and Thatcham Town were the ‘top performers’ locally reaching the First Qualifying Round, can anyone do better in 2016/17?

Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round ties:

Ascot United vs Milton United
Bedfont Sports vs Windsor
Binfield vs North Greenford United
Carterton vs. Highmoor Ibis
Thatcham Town vs Bracknell Town

See the full nationwide draw for the Extra Preliminary Round here.

Ties to be played Saturday 6th August

VERDICT: FA Cup draw has given Bracknell Town the toughest task

Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round ties:

Ascot United or Milton United v Didcot Town
Binfield or North Greenford United vs Kidlington
Carterton or Highmoor Ibis vs. Brimscombe & Thrupp or Henley Town
Egham Town vs Thatcham Town or Bracknell Town
Slimbridge v Bedfont Sports or Windsor

See the full nationwide draw for the Preliminary Round here.

Ties to be played Saturday 20th August

Dates for your diary: How the 2016/17 season is panning out


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Darrell Freeland

Darrell is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of local football, it's teams and leagues and was previously club secretary at Bracknell Town FC. 'Duds' sadly passed away in April 2019 - this website is dedicated to his memory.


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