Friday, 5 July 2013



The draw for the early rounds of the FA competitions has been made today and it has thrown Enfield Town two very difficult games in the Trophy and Cup. In the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round we travel to Calor Gas League Premier Division side St Albans City and in the Trophy we face our Ryman Premier friends Lowestoft Town at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium.

The Saints have made some really impressive signings this summer (midfielder Howard Hall from Hendon, goal machine John Frendo from Hitchin Town have joined along with Lee Chappell and Chris O'Leary who were regulars in the Wealdstone line up last season) and are one of the favourites for their league title. Arguably they are one of the strongest step four sides for the 2013/14 season. It's a nice short trip for the Town so let's hope we can all give the lads the support they need to get past The Saints!

There are some really exciting games to look forward to with the local derby between Hoddesdon Town and St Margaretsbury standing out. Enfield 1893 FC start with a home game against Spartan Premier Division London Tigers. There is a new name in the competition as you can see Tower Hamlets FC (Bethnal Green United have changed their name) travel out to Suffolk to play Walsham-Le-Willows.

to be played on the weekend of Saturday 17th August 2013
winners receive £1500.

Games featuring Essex Senior League sides
FC Clacton v Sporting Bengal United
Great Wakering Rovers v Halstead Town
Whitton United v London APSA
Stansted v Brantham Athletic
Clapton v Stanway Rovers
Sawbridgeworth Town v Mildenhall Town
Haverhill Rovers v Eton Manor
Newmarket Town v Ilford
Barking v Bowers & Pitsea
Woodbridge Town v Hullbridge Sports
Basildon United v Southend Manor
Walsham Le Willows v Tower Hamlets (formerly Bethnal Green United)
Takeley v Hadleigh United
Wellingborough Town v Haringey & Waltham Development
Haringey Borough v Rushden & Higham United
Enfield 1893 v London Tigers

Games featuring Spartan South Midland League sides
Berkhamstead v AFC Dunstable
Hadley v Oxhey Jets
Hoddesdon Town v St Margaretsbury
Kings Langley v Long Buckby
Newport Pagnell Town v Hatfield Town
Hillingdon Borough v Leverstock Green
Cogenhoe United v Tring Athletic
London Lions v Stotfold
Irchester United v Biggleswade United
Harefield United v Woodford United
Codicote v Crawley Green
Holmer Green v Ampthill Town
Hertford Town v Colney Heath
Enfield 1893 v London Tigers
Cockfosters v Hanwell Town
London Colney v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

The Preliminary Round gets a bit complex with many either/or ties so we'll skip to the 1st Qualifying Round games involving the teams from Enfield Town's Ryman Premier Division. Here we see Town's away trip to Clarence Park is probably the toughest game any of the Ryman Premier sides have.
FA CUP with Budweiser 1st QUALIFYING ROUND
to be played on the weekend of Saturday 14th September 2013
winners receive £3000

Games featuring Ryman Premier Division sides
Hampton & Richmond v Ashford Town or Bishops Cleeve
Billericay Town v Leiston
Grays Athletic v Takeley or Hadleigh United or Romford
Harlow Town or Walsham Le Willows or Tower Hamlets v Lowestoft Town
AFC Hornchurch v East Thurrock United
Bury Town v Thurrock or Felixstowe & Walton United or Saffron Walden Town
Aveley or Waltham Forest v Canvey Island
Hendon v Leighton Town or Irchester United or Biggleswade United
Wingate & Finchley v Biggleswade Town
Harrow Borough v North Greenford United or Cogenhoe United or Tring Athletic
St Albans City v Enfield Town
Wealdstone v Kings Langley or Long Buckby or Newport Pagnell Town or Hatfield Town
Leatherhead or Tooting & Mitcham United v Carshalton Athletic
Chalfont St Peter or Tadley Calleva or Ascot United v Metropolitan Police
Peacehaven & Telscombe or Aashford United or Worthing United v Lewes
Three Bridges or Hythe Town v Maidstone United
Thamesmead Town v Cray Valley (PM) or Lancing or Redhill
Margate v Kingstonian
Dulwich Hamlet v Dorking or Shoreham or Walton Casuals
Cray Wanderers v Faversham Town or Worthing
Frome Town v Bognor Regis Town

In the FA Trophy Billericay Town fans will be saving their pennies and pounds as if Guernsey get past Barkingside in the Preliminary Round they will travel to the Channel Islands to face the The Green Lions.  

To be played on the weekend of Saturday 19th October 2013
winners receive £2,700
Games featuring Ryman Premier Division sides
Tooting & Mitcham United or Eastbourne Town v East Thurrock United
Lewes v Leatherhead or Harlow Town
Thamesmead Town v Metropolitan Police
Wingate & Finchley v Hitchin Town
Hampton & Richmond Borough v Bedford Town
Folkestone Invicta or Waltham Forest v Kingstonian
Leiston v Wealdstone
Cray Wanderers v Hendon
Burgess Hill Town or Wroxham v Margate
Grays Athletic v Herne Bay or Merstham
Barkingside or Guernsey v Billericay Town
Bury Town v Dereham Town
Uxbridge or Heybridge Swifts v Canvey Island
Redhill or Burnham Ramblers v Carshalton Athletic
Hemel Hempstead Town v AFC Hornchurch
Maldon & Tiptree v Maidstone United
Dulwich Hamlet v Harrow Borough
Bognor Regis Town v Thurrock or Corinthian Casuals
Enfield Town v Lowestoft Town

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