Ar Tarn could host Poppies in FA Cup

Desborough Town could face Kettering Town in the FA Cup
Desborough Town could face Kettering Town in the FA Cup

Kettering Town could well be making the short trip to Desborough Town in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.

The draws for the early stages of the competition were made today and the Poppies will travel to Ar Tarn on September 8 but only if Desborough get past their extra preliminary round and preliminary round matches.

In the FA Vase, AFC Rushden & Diamonds could play their landlords Wellingborough Town in the first round proper should both sides get through their qualifying round matches.

Full draws

FA Cup

Extra preliminary round (winners get £1,000): Ely v Rothwell Corinthians, Peterborough Northern Star v Whitworth, Dereham v S&L Corby, Rushden & Higham v Bugbrooke, Thrapston v Cogenhoe, Wellingborough Town v March, Wisbech v Desborough, Irchester v Huntingdon. Ties to be played on Saturday, August 11.

Preliminary round (winners get £1,750): Dereham or S&L Corby v Woodford United, Peterborough Northern Star or Whitworth v Thrapston or Cogenhoe, Wellingborough Town or March v King’s Lynn Town, Irchester or Huntingdon v Fakenham or St Ives, Rushden & Higham or Bugbrooke v Ely or Rothwell Corinthians, Wisbech or Desborough v Northampton Spencer or Yaxley. Ties to be played on Saturday, August 25.

First qualifying round (winners get £3,000): Cambridge City v Irchester/Huntingdon/Fakenham/St Ives, Godmanchester/Thetford/Daventry Town v Wellingborough Town/March/King’s Lynn Town, St Neots Town v Peterborough Northern Star/Whitworth/Thrapston/Cogenhoe, Rushden & Higham/Bugbrooke/Ely/Rothwell Corinthians v Dereham or S&L Corby v Woodford United, Wisbech/Desborough/Northampton Spencer/Yaxley v Kettering Town. Ties to be played on Saturday, September 8.

FA VASE

First qualifying round (winners get £500): March v Thrapston, Godmanchester v Rothwell Corinthians, Huntingdon v Desborough, Wellingborough Town v Bugbrooke. Ties to be played on Saturday, September 1.

Second qualifying round (winners get £700): Rushden & Higham v Eynesbury, Cambridge University Press v March or Thrapston, S&L Corby v Raunds, Swaffham v Whitworth, AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Cambridge Regional College or Fakenham, Thetford v Godmanchester or Rothwell Corinthians, Wellingborough Town or Bugbrooke v Yaxley, Huntingdon or Desborough v Irchester. Ties to be played on Saturday, September 15.

First round proper (winners get £900): Wellingborough Town/Bugbrooke/Yaxley v AFC Rushden & Diamonds/Cambridge Regional College/Fakenham, Thetford/Godmanchester/Rothwell Corinthians v Cambridge University Press/March/Thrapston, Swaffham/Whitworth v Huntingdon/Desborough/Irchester, Dereham/Cogenhoe v S&L Corby/Raunds.