Diamonds face Kings Langley trip in FA Cup

The draws for the early stages of next season's FA Cup have been made

The draws for the early stages of next season's FA Cup have been made

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds will travel to Kings Langley in the preliminary round of next season’s FA Cup.

The draws for the early stages of the FA competitions were made this morning and, in the extra preliminary round, the standout local tie sees newly-promoted ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division side Rothwell Corinthians take on Division One outfit Thrapston Town with the winners being rewarded with a trip to Bedford Town.

Diamonds were exempt from the extra preliminary round following their promotion to the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central.

In the FA Trophy, meanwhile, Kettering Town face a tricky trip to either St Ives Town or Rugby Town – two sides they battled with in Division One Central last season – in the first qualifying round.

Diamonds will host Basford United in the preliminary round with the winners being at home to Grantham Town at the next stage.

FA CUP

Extra preliminary round: Wellingborough Town v Ashford Town (Middx), Rothwell Corinthians v Thrapston Town, Whitworth v Northampton Spencer, Biggleswade United v Desborough Town, Raunds Town v Crawley Green . All ties to be play on Saturday, August 15.

Preliminary round: Wellingborough Town or Ashford Town (Middx) v Oxhey Jets or AFC Kempston Rovers, Beaconsfield SYCOB v Raunds Town or Crawley Green, Biggleswade United or Desborough Town v Chalfont St Peter, Uxbridge v Whitworth or Northampton Spencer, Bedford Town v Rothwell Corinthians or Thrapston Town, Kings Langley v AFC Rushden & Diamonds, All ties to be played on Saturday, August 29.

FA TROPHY

Preliminary round: AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Basford United. Tie to be played on Saturday, October 3.

First qualifying round: AFC Rushden & Diamonds or Basford United v Grantham Town, St Ives Town or Rugby Town v Kettering Town. Ties to be played on Saturday, October 31.

FA VASE

First qualifying round: Holmer Green v Wellingborough Town, Whitworth v Edgware Town, Thrapston Town v Sileby Rangers, Burton Park Wanderers v Tring Athletic, New Bradwell St Peter v Rushden & Higham United, Hanworth Villa v Desborough Town, Irchester United v Risborough Rangers, Rothwell Corinthians v Bedford, All ties to be played on Saturday, September 5.

Second qualifying round: Raunds Town v Holmer Green or Wellingborough Town, Whitworth or Edgware v Winslow United, Rothwell Corinthians or Bedford v Burton Park Wanderers or Tring Athletic, Thrapston Town or Sileby Rangers v New Bradwell St Peter or Rushden & Higham, Cricklewood Wanderers v Irchester United or Risborough Rangers, Hanworth Villa or Desborough Town v Oxhey Jets. All ties to be played on Saturday, October 3.