Local clubs find out FA Cup opponents

PUBLISHED: 12:25 03 July 2015 | UPDATED: 12:33 03 July 2015

Latest news from the Essex FA

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Barkingside, Redbridge and Ilford preparing for FA Cup whilst FA Vase and FA Trophy draw also made this morning

Local clubs Barkingside, Redbridge and Ilford found out who they will be facing in the FA Cup earlier today when the draw was made.

Although Side and the Motormen finished in the bottom three of the Ryman North last season, they earned reprieves and therefore won’t be alongside the Foxes in the Essex Senior League.

That means Allan Fenn’s side enter the FA Cup in the extra preliminary round and they will face league rivals Bowers & Pitsea on August 15 with the winners receiving £1,500.

If Ilford progress against Bowers they will join Barkingside and Redbridge in the preliminary round of the competition, which takes place on August 29 with the winners earning £1,925.

Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton will be preparing to welcome league rivals Heybridge Swifts to Oakside, whilst Gursel Gulfer and Side will entertain Debenham LC or Ipswich Wanderers at Cricklefield.

The FA Trophy draw occurred this morning as well with Barkingside finding out they will travel to league rivals Tilbury on October 3 for their preliminary round clash, which could earn them £2,500 in prize money. Redbridge are on the road too and will travel to Arlesey Town.

If the Motormen make it through that match they will visit either Corinthian Casuals or Three Bridges for the first qualifying round of the competition on October 31 with the winners receiving £2,700.

Barkingside will welcome Tooting & Mitcham United or Walton & Hersham to Cricklefield if they defeat Tilbury.

Ilford, meanwhile, are in the FA Vase but they have been given a bye through the first qualifying round. In the second qualifying round, taking place on September 5, they will travel to Woodbridge Town with the winners receiving £800.

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