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The FA Cup at Hereford in 2016. Photo: The FA.

When the 2020/21 FA Cup First Round draw will take place

Until Reading FC join the party, Maidenhead United are Berkshire's sole hope for the First Round Proper
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The FA Cup at Hereford in 2016. Photo: The FA.

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We’re just 90 minutes – and possibly penalties – from the First Round Proper of the 2020/21 Emirates FA Cup and as it stands there is just one possible Berkshire representative in it.

Vanarama National League Maidenhead United make their bow in this year’s competition on Saturday when they host Pitching In Isthmian League South East Division One side Cray Valley (PM) at York Road, a game that until a week ago might have looked good for an FA Cup upset.

The Magpies had a wretched start to the National League season, losing their opening three games but since then have upset the odds themselves winning two in a row at Wrexham and Notts County. Step 4 Cray meanwhile have already played four times this season in the competition.

But you came here for details of the FA Cup First Round draw right? Happy to oblige!

The Football Association have confirmed, along with the matches to be broadcast on the BBC and BT Sport, that the draw for the First Round Proper of the Emirates FA Cup will form part of BT Sport’s coverage on Monday 26 October, from 7.10pm.

The matches to be broadcast are as follows:

SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER 2020: Ilkeston Town v Hartlepool United (3pm) – Live on BBC iPlayer, Red Button and BBC Sport website and app

MONDAY 26 OCTOBER 2020: Bishop’s Stortford v St Albans City (7.45pm) – Live on BT Sport 1 – the draw will be part of this coverage.

All the latest FA Cup news is here. If you are looking to get to a game in Berkshire the latest fixtures all here.

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