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Here’s the draw for the 2018/19 Buildbase FA Trophy early rounds

The local draw for this season’s FA Trophy

Here’s the draw for the 2018/19 Buildbase FA Trophy early rounds

After a few years break, both Bracknell Town and Thatcham Town return to the Buildbase FA Trophy which is the FA competition for clubs competing at steps 1-4 of the non-league pyramid.

In previous years the competition has commenced with a Preliminary Round but the new divisions at step 3 and step 4 has seen an increase in the numbers of entrants which means this year there will also be an Extra Preliminary Round.

That said, both Bracknell and Thatcham have received a BYE through to the Preliminary Round so we have no local representation in the Extra Preliminary Round.

Bracknell were last in the FA Trophy in 2009/10 coincidentally losing 8-1 to Thatcham in the First Qualifying Round whilst the Kingfishers last competed in 2013/15 losing to Mangotsfield United 3-1 in the Preliminary Round.

We will bring you the full draw later but the early round draws for our local sides is as follows.

Buildbase FA Trophy Extra Preliminary Round ties:

Bracknell Town BYE

Thatcham Town BYE

To be played on Saturday 29th September.

Buildbase FA Trophy Preliminary Round ties:

Ashford United or Haywards Heath Town v Bracknell Town

Thatcham Town v Cirencester Town

To be played on Saturday 13th October.

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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