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FA Cup first round draw: live updates and latest news as League One and Two teams enter the fray

Will Magee
Forty-seven clubs from the Football League are in the draw, along with 32 non-league sides - PA

  • The draw for the first round of the 2019/20 FA Cup begins at 7.10pm on BBC Two
  • 47 EFL teams join 32 non-league sides in the draw, with one team receiving a bye

7:44PM

Some exciting ties!

Among the first-round ties which stand out, Maldon & Tiptree's away day at Leyton Orient has "magic of the cup" written all over it. So too does Carlisle United's trip to Dulwich Hamlet and Portsmouth's visit to Harrogate Town.

Much to look forward to, all told.

7:31PM

Chichester City get a bye

The lowest-ranked side in the competition get a bye to the second round.

Lovely stuff for Chichester City fans.

7:30PM

The other ties in full

Haringey Borough or Yeovil vs Hartlepool

Cambridge United vs Exeter City

Whitby or Stourbridge vs Welling or Eastleigh

Salford vs Burton Albion

Forest Green Rovers vs Sutton United or Billericay

York City vs Altrincham

Bristol Rovers vs Bromley

Ebbsfleet or Woking vs Notts County

Walsall vs Darlington

Nantwich vs Fylde

AFC Wimbledon vs Doncaster

Hayes & Yeading or Poole Town vs Oxford United

Shrewsbury vs Bradford

Grimsby vs Newport

Gateshead vs Oldham

Mansfield vs Chorley

Dover vs Southend United

Tranmere vs Wycombe

Carshalton vs Boston

Cheltenham vs Swindon

Accrington Stanley vs Crewe

Potters Bar Town or Barnet vs Fleetwood

Macclesfield vs Kingstonian

Maidenhead United or Wealdstone vs Rotherham United

Blackpool vs Morecambe

MK Dons vs Port Vale

Stevenage vs Peterborough

7:28PM

Chippenham Town vs Northampton

Chippenham Town of the National League South will host Northampton Town.

7:26PM

Leyton Orient vs Maldon & Tiptree

Massive tie for Maldon & Tiptree.

7:25PM

Maidstone vs Torquay

A non-league special, there.

7:23PM

Chesterfield or Wrexham vs Rochdale

Dependent on a replay, this one.

7:22PM

Bolton Wanderers vs Plymouth Argyle

Bolton, currently rock bottom of League One, will face League Two Plymouth.

7:19PM

Dulwich Hamlet vs Carlisle United

Hamlet are in the first round for the first time since 1998 and will host Carlisle.

7:18PM

Sunderland vs Gillingham

An all-League One affair at the Stadium of Light.

7:17PM

Colchester vs Coventry City

League Two Colchester host League One Coventry.

7:16PM

Harrogate Town vs Portsmouth

Huge tie for Harrogate, that.

7:15PM

Crawley Town vs Scunthorpe United

An all-League Two clash.

7:15PM

Next up...

Oxford City vs Solihull Moors!

7:14PM

First tie...

Ipswich Town vs Lincoln City!

7:11PM

Tense times at Dulwich Hamlet

 

7:11PM

Chit-chat over and done with

Mark Chapman has finished the preamble and the balls are out.

Please, stop sniggering at the back there.

7:00PM

Ball numbers

In an attempt to maximise the impending drama, the ball numbers are as follows:

1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY

2 AFC WIMBLEDON

3 BLACKPOOL

4 BOLTON WANDERERS

5 BRADFORD CITY

6 BRISTOL ROVERS

7 BURTON ALBION

8 CAMBRIDGE UNITED

9 CARLISLE UNITED

10 CHELTENHAM TOWN

11 COLCHESTER UNITED

12 COVENTRY CITY

13 CRAWLEY TOWN

14 CREWE ALEXANDRA

15 DONCASTER ROVERS

16 EXETER CITY

17 FLEETWOOD TOWN

18 FOREST GREEN ROVERS

19 GILLINGHAM

20 GRIMSBY TOWN

21 IPSWICH TOWN

22 LEYTON ORIENT

23 LINCOLN CITY

24 MACCLESFIELD TOWN

25 MANSFIELD TOWN

26 MILTON KEYNES DONS

27 MORECAMBE

28 NEWPORT COUNTY

29 NORTHAMPTON TOWN

30 OLDHAM ATHLETIC

31 OXFORD UNITED

32 PETERBOROUGH UNITED

33 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

34 PORT VALE

35 PORTSMOUTH

36 ROCHDALE

37 ROTHERHAM UNITED

38 SALFORD CITY

39 SCUNTHORPE UNITED

40 SHREWSBURY TOWN

41 SOUTHEND UNITED

42 STEVENAGE

43 SUNDERLAND

44 SWINDON TOWN

45 TRANMERE ROVERS

46 WALSALL

47 WYCOMBE WANDERERS

48 BOSTON UNITED

49 GATESHEAD

50 SOLIHULL MOORS

51 WHITBY TOWN OR STOURBRIDGE

52 HARTLEPOOL UNITED

53 NANTWICH TOWN

54 CHORLEY

55 ALTRINCHAM

56 DARLINGTON

57 YORK CITY OR STOCKPORT COUNTY

58 NOTTS COUNTY

59 CHESTERFIELD OR WREXHAM

60 HARROGATE TOWN

61 AFC FYLDE

62 CHIPPENHAM TOWN

63 HARINGEY BOROUGH OR YEOVIL TOWN

64 DULWICH HAMLET

65 EBBSFLEET UNITED OR WOKING

66 WELLING UNITED OR EASTLEIGH

67 BROMLEY

68 MAIDSTONE UNITED

69 MAIDENHEAD UNITED OR WEALDSTONE

70 OXFORD CITY

71 CHICHESTER CITY

72 HAYES & YEADING UNITED OR POOLE TOWN

73 MALDON & TIPTREE

74 POTTERS BAR TOWN OR BARNET

75 TORQUAY UNITED

76 SUTTON UNITED OR BILLERICAY TOWN

77 DOVER ATHLETIC

78 KINGSTONIAN

79 CARSHALTON ATHLETIC

6:41PM

FA Cup first round draw coming up

The FA Cup first round draw is imminent, with 47 teams from League One and League Two about to meet the 32 non-league sides who have survived the perils, pitfalls, sharpened bamboo stakes and grenade-triggering tripwires of the qualifying rounds.

Broadcast live on BBC Two, the draw will be eagerly awaited throughout the lower leagues even as the behemoths of the Premier League and Championship lumber on oblivious. Former England winger Karen Carney and ex-Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford will oversee proceedings with the draw taking place at the Maldon Stadium, home of Maldon & Tiptree.

There are an odd number of clubs entering the draw this year owing to Bury's expulsion from the Football League, meaning that the final club left in the draw will receive an automatic bye to the second round (along with the £36,000 prize money which comes with progression past this stage of the competition).

Among the non-league sides involved, some come from as low as the eighth tier of the football pyramid. Chichester City and Maldon & Tiptree – representing the Isthmian League South East Division and the Isthmian League North Division respectively – are the lowest-ranked sides left in the tournament, while Nantwich Town, Carshalton Athletic and Kingstonian all play in the seventh tier.

Other seventh-tier sides in the pot include Potters Bar Town, Haringey Borough, Hayes & Yeading, Poole Town, Whitby Town and Stourbridge, though they all face either replays or reorganised games in their bid to reach the first round proper.

They could be handed huge ties against the likes of Portsmouth, Sunderland, Blackpool and Coventry City. For non-league sides with limited resources, the significance of a lucrative match-up against a Football League giant cannot be overstated.

Tinfoil FA Cup replicas at the ready! Credit: Getty Images