Thursday, 14 July 2016


The draw for the early rounds of the FA Trophy has been made earlier in the week and here are details of the Preliminary Round games.

to be played on the weekend of Saturday 8th October

Witton Albion v Brighouse Town
1992 Runner's Up Witton Albion who also reached the semi-final in 1991 and 1993 take on Brighouse Town. Since there success in the early 90's the best run they have had was the 2nd Round Proper in 2000/01 and 2006/07. Town were promoted to Step 5 in 2014 and have lost both their FA Trophy games so far against Ossett Town and Warrington Town.
Glossop North End v Tadcaster Albion
Prescot Cables v Ossett Albion
Colne v Trafford
Burscough v Kendal Town
2003 winner's Burscough won four games in the Trophy last season beating Bamber Bridge, Colwyn Bay, Kettering Town and Marine before losing to Guiseley in a First Round proper replay. They welcome Kendal Town to Victoria Park who since entering the trophy in 2000 have never gone past the second round proper stage. 
Clitheroe v Stocksbridge Park Steels
Colwyn Bay v Hyde United
Northwich Victoria v Mossley
Both sides have been to Wembley in the FA Trophy. Back in 1980 Mossley lost to Dagenham with The Vics famously winning in 1984 in a replay against Bangor City - They also reached the final in 1996 losing to Macclesfield Town. 
Shaw Lane Association v Scarborough Athletic
Belper Town v Goole
Radcliffe Borough v Farsley Celtic
Lancaster City v Droylsden
Ramsbottom United v Sheffield
Ossett Town v Bamber Bridge
Bedworth United v Rugby Town
Stamford v Basford United
AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Histon
Gresley v Spalding United
Carlton Town v Chasetown
Newcastle Town v Soham Town Rangers
Loughborough Dynamo v Leek Town
Lincoln United v Romulus
Aylesbury v Ware
Sittingbourne v Bury Town
Maldon & Tiptree v Great Wakering Rovers
East Grinstead Town v Three Bridges
Witham Town v Aveley
Cray Wanderers v Carshalton Athletic
Potters Bar Town v Horsham
Thurrock v Bowers & Pitsea
B&P make their debut in the Trophy having reached the Vase Semi-Final last season. They make the short trip to face fellow Isthmian League Division One (North) side Thurrock.
Chipstead v Kempston Rovers
Aylesbury United v Chatham Town
Uxbridge v AFC Dunstable
Lewes v Tilbury
South Park v Guernsey
Whyteleafe v Cheshunt
Haringey Borough v Hythe Town
Dorking Wanderers v Northwood
Wroxham v Godalming Town
Norwich United v Tooting & Mitcham United
Ramsgate v Hastings United
AFC Hornchurch v Ashford Town (Middx)
Molesey v Romford
Brentwood Town v Marlow
Arlesey Town v Chalfont St Peter
Corinthian Casuals v Thamesmead Town
Brightlingsea Regent v Dereham Town
VCD Athletic v Greenwich Borough
Royston Town v Egham Town
Hanwell Town v Bedford Town
Barton Rovers v Herne Bay
Slimbridge v Swindon Supermarine
Bridgwater Town v North Leigh
Winchester City v Petersfield Town
Wimborne Town v AFC Totton
Salisbury v Hereford
The battle of two of the biggest teams in the Trophy at this stage of the competition and a replay of last season's Vase Semi-Final. Likely to attract a huge crowd with Hereford fans travelling in numbers to the Cathedral City.
Paulton Rovers v Tiverton Town
Bishop’s Cleeve v Didcot Town
Mangotsfield United v Yate Town
Farnborough v Barnstaple Town
Fleet Town v Bideford
Kidlington v Wantage Town
Taunton Town v Larkhall Athletic
Shortwood United v Evesham United

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