Local clubs learn their FA Cup, Trophy and Vase fates

Tommy Wright and his Corby Town side will enter the FA Cup at the first qualifying round stage

Tommy Wright and his Corby Town side will enter the FA Cup at the first qualifying round stage

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Local clubs have discovered their fates after the draws for the early stages of the three main FA competitions were made this morning (Friday).

And Kettering Town could be in for a Northamptonshire derby in the preliminary round of the FA Cup after they were handed a trip to either Cogenhoe United or Wembley.

Corby Town will host either Rocester, Stafford Town or Norton United in the first qualifying round with the Poppies heading to Aylesbury or Aylesbury United should they progress through the preliminary stage.

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division trio AFC Rushden & Diamonds, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town all start in the extra preliminary round.

Diamonds will host Oxhey Jets with a home tie against former Wellingborough boss Craig Adams’ Bedford Town awaiting the winner.

Desborough will head to Boldmere St Michaels while the Doughboys host Bedfont & Feltham.

In the FA Trophy, Kettering will host Lincoln United in the preliminary round and will travel to Coalville Town or Mickleover Sports in the first qualifying stage if they are victorious.

The Steelmen will entertain Southern League Premier Division rivals Redditch United in the first qualifying round.

The draws involving our local clubs for the FA Cup, FA Trophy and FA Vase are listed below.

FA CUP

Extra preliminary round: Boldmere St Michaels v Desborough Town, Wellingborough Town v Bedfont & Feltham, AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Oxhey Jets. Ties to be played on Saturday, August 16, winners receive £1,500.

Preliminary round: AFC Wulfrunians or Alvechurch v Boldmere St Michaels or Desborough Town, Wellingborough Town or Bedfont & Feltham v Leighton Town, AFC Rushden & Diamonds or Oxhey Jets v Bedford Town, Cogenhoe United or Wembley v Kettering Town. Ties to be played on Saturday, August 30, winners receive £1,925.

First qualifying round: Hendon v AFC Rushden & Diamonds, Oxhey Jets or Bedford Town, Aylesbury United or Aylesbury v Cogenhoe United, Wembley or Kettering Town, Corby Town v Rocester or Stafford Town or Norton United, AFC Wulfrunians, Alvechurch, Boldmere St Michaels or Desborough Town v Heather St Johns or Coventry Sphinx or Bedworth United, Wellingborough Town, Bedfont & Feltham or Leighton Town v AFC Dunstable, Ampthill Town or Uxbridge. Ties to be played on Saturday, September 13, winners receive £3,000.

FA TROPHY

Preliminary round: Kettering Town v Lincoln United. Tie to be played on Saturday, October 18, winners receive £2,500.

First qualifying round: Coalville Town or Mickleover Sports v Kettering Town or Lincoln United, Corby Town v Redditch United. Ties to be played on Saturday, November 1, winners receive £2,700.

FA VASE

First qualifying round: Raunds Town v Woodford United, Northampton Spencer v Whitworth, Burton Park Wanderers v Buckingham Athletic, Irchester United v Staines Lammas, Crawley Green v Thrapston Town. Ties to be played on Saturday, September 6, winners receive £600.

Second qualifying round: Holmer Green v Desborough Town, Rothwell Corinthians v Bedfont Sports, Kings Langley v Burton Park Wanderers or Buckingham Athletic, Wootton Blue Cross or Biggleswade United v Northampton Spencer or Whitworth, Broadfields United or Harefield United v Wellingborough Town, Tring Athletic v Raunds Town or Woodford United, Irchester United or Staines Lammas v Crawley Green or Thrapston Town. Ties to be played on Saturday, October 4, winners receive £800.