The Emirates FA Cup draw is due to take place on Monday and Athletic will be hoping their name will be among the 79 teams in the First Round Proper!

The winner of our Fourth Qualifying tie between ourselves and Weymouth will be allocated ball number 77 in Monday’s draw, to be broadcast live on BBC Two from 7 pm.

Due to Bury FC’s removal from the English Football League and consequently the Emirates FA Cup, there will be an odd number of clubs entering the draw.  As a result, the final club left in the draw, that is not drawn to play in a tie in the First Round Proper, will receive an automatic bye to the Second Round Proper and will also receive the £36,000 prize fund given to victorious sides in the First Round.

Whites travel to Weymouth on Saturday 19th October, kick off 3 pm, with the winner advancing to the First Round Proper, due to take place during the weekend of Saturday 9th November.