Kent clubs find out FA Cup fate
Kent clubs find out FA Cup fate

The first two qualifying rounds of the FA Cup have been drawn with Kent clubs looking for a strong cup run this season.

The extra preliminary round and the preliminary round fixtures of the world’s oldest knockout competition were announced on Friday afternoon.

The ties involving Kent sides in the extra preliminary round are as follows, with the games being played on August 10:

Punjab United v Broadbridge Heath

Welling Town v AFC Uckfield Town

Redhill v K Sports

Glebe v Hollands and Blair

Sheppey United v East Preston

Sutton Athletic v Deal Town

Greenwich Borough v Canterbury City

Beckenham Town v Raynes Park Vale

Cray Valley PM vs Chatham Town

Tunbridge Wells vs Pagham

Horley Town vs Bearstead

Lordswood vs Steyning Town Community


Both Punjab United and Welling Town are also making their debuts in the competition.

The winners of these ties will receive £2,250 from the FA’s prize fund with the losing sides getting £750.

The preliminary round of the competition sees more Kent sides enter the fray with those in the Ryman North and South entering the competition.

The preliminary round ties involving Kent sides are as follows:

Tooting and Mitchan United v Faversham Town

Sittingbourne v Uxbridge

Cray Wanderers v Hythe Town

Sutton Athletic or Deal Town v Ashford Town (Middx)

Lordswood or Steyning Town Community v Ramsgate

Herne Bay v AFC Croydon Athletic or Virginia Water

Sheppey United or East Preston v Glebe or Hollands and Blair

Cray Valley PM or Chatham Town v Whyteleafe

Whitstable Town v Crawley DOwn Gatwick or Newhaven

Burgess Hill Town v Sevenoaks Town

VCD Athletic v Welling Town or AFC Uckfield Town

Redhill or K Sports v Balham or Rusthall

South Park v Greenwich Borough or Canterbury City

Beckenham Town or Raynes Park Vale v Ashford United

Phoenix Sports v Staines Town

Hastongs United v Punjab United or Broadbridge Heath


The preliminary round will be held on August 24 with the winning sides receiving £2,890 and the unsuccessful sides getting £960 from the FA’s prize fund.