The 2017/18 FA Cup kicks off on Saturday afternoon as most of you will by now be aware – so we thought we’d see how our clubs Extra Preliminary opponents got on in their opening games of the season.
Firstly, here’s the weekends fixture list in full:
- Amesbury Town v Eversley & California
- Binfield v Chichester City
- Bracknell Town v Cowes Sports (ko 2pm)
- Highmoor Ibis v Buckingham Town
- Ringwood Town v Ascot United
- Windsor v Wembley
- Woodley United v Tuffley Rovers
So lets do this club by club.
Amesbury Town – Lost 1-0 in the Wessex Premier to Blackfield & Langley and left this curious tweet..
Buckingham Town – No competitive game for the United Counties League Division 1 side and no real indication via website or social media as to their pre season campaign.
Chichester City – No competitive game for the Southern Combination Premier Division side before the FA Cup, the last fixture was a 4-2 defeat to Bostik League Hastings United on Tuesday with comedien Omid Djalili watching on.
watching from my dressing room during interval. Looks a brilliant game!
— Omid Djalili (@omid9) August 1, 2017
Cowes Sports – Sports lost their opening Wessex Premier fixture 2-0 at last seasons third placed side Sholing and had Callum Chase sent off – though he should be available for Saturday.
Ringwood Town – The Wessex Division 1 side were beaten 5-3 at home on Tuesday night by Laverstock & Ford.
Tuffley Rovers – Came from behind to draw 1-1 with Fairford Town in their Hellenic Premier Division opener and saw this brilliant cross/shot goal:
— Severn Sport (@SevernSport) August 1, 2017
Wembley – No competitive fixture for the Spartan South Midlands League side and it’s a similar position for opponents Windsor who haven’t played competitively prior to the Extra Preliminary Round.