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2017/18 FA Cup draw see’s competition debuts for Woodley United and Eversley & California

Sides among 18 making competition debuts

The 2017/18 Emirates FA Cup competition will see debuts for two local sides in Woodley United and Eversley & California amongst 737 entrants.

Newly promoted Hellenic Premier Division side Woodley and Combined Counties Division 1 side Eversley will feature in the competition for the first time after meeting the FA’s ground grading requirements for entry in to the worlds oldest club competition.

The sides are two of eighteen making their first appearances in the competition which will kick off on Saturday 5th August with the Extra Preliminary Round.

The Extra Preliminary Round draw released on Friday pitched Woodley at home to Hellenic Premier rivals Tuffley Rovers while Eversley will travel to Wessex Premier Division side Amesbury Town.

The eighteen sides making their debut – courtesy of are:

  • AC London
  • Bearsted
  • Biggleswade
  • Birstall United
  • City of Liverpool
  • Charnock Richard
  • Eversley & California
  • Framlingham Town
  • Litherland Remyca
  • Little Common
  • Kimberley MW
  • Rusthall
  • Stockton Town
  • Wadham Lodge
  • West Bridgford
  • Whitchurch Alport
  • Widnes
  • Woodley United

On Friday the FA released the Extra Preliminary and Preliminary Round draws for the FA Cup giving home ties to both Binfield and Bracknell Town as well as the FA Trophy, Youth Cup and Vase draws which you can see in full here.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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  1. […] The majority of sides played a competitive league match in midweek as preparation for the big kick off, and it’s a historic day for Woodley United and Eversley & California who are among 21 clubs making their cup debuts. […]


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