First qualifying round draw made!

By David Watters

The EVO-STIK League's flag-bearers in the Emirates FA Cup have started running the rule over their opponents in the world's oldest cup competition after Tuesday's draw for the first qualifying round.

The Northern Premier League's clubs were pulled out of the hat at lunchtime at Wembley, Radcliffe versus Stalybridge Celtic the first to emerge from the famous velvet bag as 116 ties were scheduled in the 138th running of the Emirates FA Cup.

The first round qualifying is scheduled to take place over the weekend of Saturday 8 September with winning clubs set to bank £6,000 from the FA prize, double last season's prize money, after those who came through the weekend's preliminary round ties collected £2,890.

A total of 44 EVO-STIK League clubs, including the 13 preparing to go again in replays next week - or in Leek Town's case play in their delayed preliminary round tie - went into the draw. To view the draw, rounds dates, exemptions and the FA prize fund, visit:

Emirate FA Cup First Qualifying Round Draw
1 Radcliffe v Stalybridge Celtic
2 Squires Gate or Droylsden v Glossop North End or City of Liverpool
3 Lancaster City v Trafford
4 South Shields v Garforth Town
5 Warrington Town v Burscough
6 Runcorn Town v Irlam
7 Whitley Bay v Whitby Town
8 Marine v Scarborough Athletic
9 Colne v Hyde United
10 Newcastle Benfield v Workington
11 Dunston UTS v North Ferriby United
12 Knaresborough Town v Selby Town or Kendal Town
13 Atherton Collieries v Kidsgrove Athletic or Ramsbottom United
14 Albion Sports or Guisborough Town v Farsley Celtic
15 Congleton Town v Consett
16 Witton Albion v Bottesford Town
17 Sunderland RCA or Clitheroe v Mossley or Ossett United
18 Ashton Athletic v Morpeth Town
19 Maltby Main v Frickley Athletic
20 Parkgate v Litherland Remyca or Charnock Richard or Leek Town
21 Bamber Bridge v Tadcaster Albion
22 Basford United v Staveley MW
23 Highgate United v Stourbridge
24 Cleethorpes Town or Loughborough University v Walsall Wood
25 AFC Mansfield v Stourport Swifts
26 Romulus v Belper Town
27 Nantwich Town v Worksop Town
28 Sutton Coldfield Town v Rushall Olympic
29 Quorn v Atherstone Town
30 Coalville Town v Racing Club Warwick
31 Hednesford Town v Tamworth
32 Grimsby Borough v Stafford Rangers
33 Matlock Town v Halesowen Town
34 Barwell v Buxton
35 Daventry Town v Grantham Town
36 Mickleover Sports v Market Drayton Town or Haughmond
37 Anstey Nomads v Oadby Town
38 Chasetown or Wednesfield v Gainsborough Trinity
39 Redditch United v Rugby Town
40 Stratford Town v Alvechurch
41 Leverstock Green v Brackley Town Saints or Hadley
42 St Neots Town v Bishop’s Stortford
43 Burnham v Bury Town
44 Cambridge City v Brightlingsea Regent
45 Aylesbury United v Marlow
46 Heybridge Swifts v Newmarket Town
47 Hanwell Town v Potters Bar Town
48 Brantham Athletic v Spalding United
49 Corby Town or Dunstable Town v Hertford Town
50 AFC Sudbury v Royston Town
51 Ware v Lowestoft Town
52 Hendon v Harlow Town
53 Brentwood Town or Spelthorne Sports v Haringey Borough
54 Haverhill Rovers v Long Melford
55 AFC Hornchurch v Harrow Borough
56 AFC Dunstable or Swindon Supermarine v Woodbridge Town
57 FC Romania v Biggleswade or Soham Town Rangers
58 Chesham United v Biggleswade Town
59 Chalfont St Peter v Kempston Rovers
60 Great Wakering Rovers v Northampton Sileby Rangers or Wisbech Town
61 Romford v Kettering Town
62 King’s Lynn Town v Histon or Eynesbury Rovers
63 Hayes & Yeading United v Deeping Rangers or AFC Rushden & Diamonds
64 Northwood v Kings Langley
65 Coggeshall Town or Witham Town v Berkhamsted
66 Saffron Walden Town v St Ives Town
67 Walthamstow v Beaconsfield Town
68 Wingate & Finchley v Didcot Town or Aylesbury
69 Cheshunt v Leiston
70 Hitchin Town v Godmanchester Rovers
71 Bowers & Pitsea v Takeley
72 Basildon United v Stamford or Peterborough Sports
73 Barton Rovers v Needham Market
74 Enfield Town v Bedford Town
75 Ramsgate v Sevenoaks Town
76 Hastings United v Kingstonian
77 Metropolitan Police v Cray Wanderers or Rusthall
78 Faversham Town v Worthing
79 Farnborough v Molesey or Lewes
80 AFC Uckfield Town v AFC Croydon Athletic or Hanworth Villa
81 Fleet Town v East Grinstead Town
82 Phoenix Sports v Lancing
83 Merstham v Cray Valley (PM)
84 Raynes Park Vale or Spelthorne Sports v Loxwood or Erith Town
85 Hythe Town v Tonbridge Angels
86 Egham Town v Staines Town
87 Corinthian Casuals v Whyteleafe or Saltdean United
88 Margate v Horndean
89 Moneyfields v Thamesmead Town
90 Whitstable Town v Bognor Regis Town
91 Horsham YMCA v Tooting & Mitcham United
92 Corinthian v Horsham
93 Pagham v Whitehawk
94 Leatherhead v Herne Bay
95 Beckenham Town or Epsom & Ewell v Walton Casuals
96 Burgess Hill Town v Folkestone Invicta
97 Dorking Wanderers v Hartley Wintney
98 Sittingbourne v Gosport Borough
99 Weymouth v Banbury United
100 Melksham Town v Merthyr Town
101 Bitton v Westbury United
102 AFC Stoneham v Cirencester Town
103 Salisbury v Yate Town
104 Bodmin Town or Cadbury Heath v Cinderford Town
105 Binfield v Buckland Athletic
106 Frome Town v Winchester City
107 Wimborne Town v Dorchester Town
108 Shaftesbury v Poole Town
109 Sholing v Hamworthy United
110 Plymouth Parkway v Street
111 Taunton Town v Thatcham Town or Bemerton Heath Harlequins
112 Paulton Rovers v Basingstoke Town
113 Bridport v Tiverton Town
114 Bishop’s Cleeve v Slimbridge or Wantage Town
115 Chipping Sodbury Town v Bideford or Bristol Manor Farm
116 Lymington Town v Royal Wootton Bassett Town or Lydney Town

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