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FA Cup first round draw revealed: Rovers face non-league minnows


Forest Green will face a trip to either Isthmian Premier Corinthian-Casuals or National League South St Albans in the FA Cup first round.

The non-league duo fought out a 1-1 draw on Saturday with St Albans salvaging a last-gasp equaliser to earn a home replay against James Bracken’s side on Tuesday night at Clarence Park.

St Albans, managed by former Arsenal striker Ian Allison, boast ex-Forest Green defender Tom Bender in their side and sit sixth in National League South and Bracken’s side is currently 20th in the Isthmian Premier Division.

Rovers were ball no18 in the draw made at the home of football, Wembley Stadium.

The FA Cup and Forest Green have proved to be unhappy bedfellows in recent years, losing out in the first round last season after a 6-2 thrashing at League One Lincoln City 

All ties take will take place between Friday, November 5th and Monday 8th, with winning clubs getting £22,629 from the competition prize fund.

FA Cup first round draw in full

Bradford v Exeter

Sunderland v Mansfield Town

Dorking or Hayes & Yeading v Sutton United

Sheffield Wednesday v Plymouth Argyle

Dagenham & Redbridge v Salford City

Carlisle United v Horsham

Dover or Yate Town v Yeovil or Weymouth

Scunthorpe United v Doncaster Rovers

Rotherham United v Bromley

Portsmouth v Harrow Borough

Gillingham v Cheltenham Town

Morecambe v Newport County AFC

Banbury United v Barrow

Fleetwood Town v Burton Albion

AFC Sudbury v Colchester United

Northampton v Cambridge United

Corinthian-Casuals or St Albans v Forest Green

Boston or Stratford v Shrewsbury Town

Pontefract or Halifax v Maidenhead United

Chesterfield v Southend United

Rochdale v Tamworth or Notts County

Kidderminster v Grimsby Town

Wigan v Solihull Moors

Boreham Wood v Eastleigh or Folkestone

York or Morpeth v Kettering or Buxton

Ipswich Town v Oldham Athletic

AFC Wimbledon v Brackley or Guiseley

Harrogate Town v Marine or Wrexham

Hartlepool v Wycombe

Kings Lynn v Walsall

Crewe v Swindon Town

Bolton v Stockport County

Charlton v Torquay or Havant

Oxford United v Bristol Rovers

Crawley Town v Tranmere Rovers

Leyton Orient v Ebbsfleet

MK Dons v Stevenage

Lincoln v Bowers & Pitsea

Port Vale v Accrington

Marske or Gateshead v Altrincham

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