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Imps to learn Emirates FA Cup First Round opponents tonight

21 October 2019

The First Round draw for the Emirates FA Cup will take place on Monday, 21st October live on BBC Two at approximately 7:10pm.

First Round fixtures will take place between Friday, 8th November and Monday, 11th November depending on TV selections.

The Imps will be ball number 23 and can be drawn against any Sky Bet League One or Two side, as well as any remaining Non-League sides from the Fourth Qualifying Round ties. 

Conducted by Karen Carney and Jermaine Beckford, the draw will be broadcast live from the home ground of either Royston Town or Maldon & Tiptree, depending on which side is victorious on Saturday afternoon.

The Imps could face one of 32 non-League clubs that progress from the Fourth Qualifying Round Fixtures, or one of the 47 clubs from Leagues One and Two.

Due to Bury FC’s removal from the English Football League and subsequently The Emirates FA Cup, there will be an odd number of clubs entering the draw.

As a result the final club left in the draw, that isn’t drawn to play in a tie in the First Round Proper, will receive an automatic bye to the Second Round Proper and will also receive the prize fund payment applicable for the First Round Proper.

The First Round Proper is scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, 9th November with winning clubs collecting £36,000 from The FA prize fund.

A full list of potential opponents can be found here.


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