FA Cup 1st Round Draw



Good evening, and welcome to coverage of the draw for the First Round Proper of the 2017/18 FA Cup. This round sees sides from leagues 1 and 2 join the competition alongside the 22 non-league sides definitely through and the 20 non-league sides awaiting replays.

In this draw we have two sides who have won the FA Cup in the last 10 years, Portsmouth and Wigan as well as Shaw Lane, a side who were only formed in the season Wigan actually won the thing. Other teams include Blackburn, in the first round for the first time in absolute yonks to tiny teams like Heybridge Swifts and the reformed Hereford, in the first round for the first time as a phoenix club.

Lincoln and Sutton, two giant killers from last year are also in the draw. Truro, the first Cornish team to make the first round in 48 years, could provide a long and tricky trip for a football league team. And I'm sure there will be some cracking ties that come out of nowhere, and hopefully a local derby or two.

The draw is about 5 minutes away. I'll endeavour to get all the ties with you in a timely manner, but if you've joined us for any of the league cup draws this season you'll know that they can be a challenge.

Right then, here we go...

A bit of waffle from draw-doers Kelly Smith and Dean Saunders first however!

Right, balls are in the bowl, let's get this show on the road...

Stevenage v Nantwich or Kettering

Bradford City v Chesterfield

Peter Lowe

Which Bradford

Port Vale v Oxford United

Harvey Waywell

Which Oxford?