Ascot United are the only local side in the early rounds of this seasons SSE sponsored FA Women’s Cup and have been given a bye to the Second Qualifying Round which takes place on Sunday 18th September.
The First Qualifying Round on 4th September is just two matches with South Shields against Gateshead Leam Rangers and Wigan Athletic hosting MSB Woolton.
Southern Region Women’s Football League Division 1 South side United will host Premier Division Milton Keynes City at the Racecourse Ground.
The scheduling of the opening rounds of the FA Cup is a huge bonus for local teams who have previously had to play a tough cup tie as the opening game of the season but should now at least get a competitive league tie under their belts.
Here’s the part of the Second Qualifying Round draw affecting SRWFL clubs:
Queens Park Rangers Development vs Wargrave
Marlow vs Oxford City
Ascot United vs Milton Keynes City
Newbury vs Chinnor
Brentford vs Chesham United
Fleet Town vs Team Solent
The dates of the rounds in the 2016/17 competition are as follows.
Second Round Qualifying Sunday 18 September 2016
Third Round Qualifying Sunday 9 October 2016
Fourth Round Qualifying Sunday 13 November 2016
First Round Proper Sunday 4 December 2016
Second Round Proper Sunday 8 January 2017
Third Round Proper Sunday 5 February 2017
Fourth Round Proper Sunday 19 February 2017
Fifth Round Proper Sunday 19 March 2017
Sixth Round Proper Sunday 26 March 2017
Semi Final Monday 17 April 2017
Final Saturday 13 May 2017
Full tables, fixtures and results for the Southern Region Women’s Football League are here.