There’s a full weekend of Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round fixtures at the weekend but there’s one question that needs to be answered..
When is the draw for the First Qualifying Round?
The eagerly anticipated draw will be made public on Monday 21st August after the weekends fixtures at 1pm.
What do we know about the FA Cup so far?
There are four East Berkshire teams form the group that started the Extra Preliminary Round remaining. Those are Bracknell Town, Binfield, Ascot United and Highmoor Ibis.
All four sides are in Preliminary Round action on Saturday, playing for a prize fund of £1,924 and a place in the first qualifying round.
All three sides have already earned £1,500 from their Extra Qualifying Round wins.
Any Preliminary Round replays should take place the Tuesday or Wednesday after the original match.
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When do higher clubs enter?
Teams from the regional Southern, Northern and Isthmian division 1’s have already entered in to the Preliminary Round stage.
Teams from those leagues Premier Divisions (Slough Town for example) will enter at the First Qualifying Round stage while National League Premier sides like Maidenhead United will enter at the Fourth Qualifying Round stage.
One thing is for sure, we’ll keep you up to date at FiB on our FA Cup page with the draw as soon as it happens.