FA Cup first-round draw start time, TV channel and ball numbers as Bristol Rovers enter

Everything you need to know about the first round proper draw of the FA Cup
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

Bristol Rovers enter world football’s oldest cup competition when the FA Cup first round draw takes place on Monday evening.

The FA Cup reaches its first round proper after this weekend’s action with some of English football’s fallen giants involved. It is the beauty of the Cup with the draw opening up all kinds of possibilities.

Teams from the third and fourth tier of English football enter the competition at the first round stage, whilst teams in National League join at the fourth qualifying round. Some teams began their FA Cup story in the early stages of August after getting through the preliminary qualifying rounds.

Four-time winners Bolton Wanderers, who play their trade in League One are one of the biggest clubs to be involved in the draw and they could play a team from the non-league. Sheffield Wednesday, formerly of the Premier League and are three-time winners, these days play in League One and are record one of the biggest attendances.

Seventh-tier South Shields are one of the lowest-ranked teams left in the competition after they defeated Scunthorpe United 1-0 last Saturday. Former Rovers coach Chris Hargreaves who has a few ex-Gas players at Yeovil Town got taken to a reply by Taunton Town which means both sides will be involved in the draw. Welsh side Merthyr Town are are also in the first round draw for the first time in 17-years after defeating fellow seventh-tier side Folkestone Invicta 2-1 last Saturday.

Needham Market from Suffolk, who are also from the seventh tier, are involved in the draw after beating Maidstone United who are two divisions above them in the English pyramid system. There is a potential for an all League One clash, whilst also renewing old rivalries against League Two teams.

Get the foil-made FA Cup trophies at the ready, here is everything you need to know about the first round proper.

When is the draw?

The FA Cup first round proper draw is to take place on Monday, October 17. Seven fourth round qualifying matches went to a replay and will be decided on Tuesday, 18 October.

Will it be shown on TV?

The draw will be shown live on BBC Two at 19:00 GMT. It will also be available on the FA Cup’s social media feeds. Any match involving Bristol Rovers and the match details will be covered by BristolWorld.

When are the matches played?

Matches are to be played in the second week of November. Ties can be played from Friday, November 4 to Monday, November 7. As for the teams that win their first round match, they will pocket £41,000 in prize money.

What are the draw numbers?

1. Accrington Stanley 2. AFC Wimbledon 3. Barnsley 4. Barrow AFC 5. Bolton Wanderers 6. Bradford City 7. Bristol Rovers 8. Burton Albion 9. Cambridge United 10. Carlisle United 11. Charlton Athletic 12. Cheltenham Town 13. Colchester United 14. Crawley Town 15. Crewe Alexandra 16. Derby County 17. Doncaster Rovers 18. Exeter City 19. Fleetwood Town 20. Forest Green Rovers 21. Gillingham 22. Grimsby Town 23. Harrogate Town 24. Hartlepool United 25. Ipswich Town 26. Leyton Orient 27. Lincoln City 28. Mansfield Town 29. Milton Keynes Dons 30. Morecambe 31. Newport County AFC 32. Northampton Town 33. Oxford United 34. Peterborough United 35. Plymouth Argyle 36. Port Vale 37. Portsmouth 38. Rochdale AFC 39. Salford City 40. Sheffield Wednesday 41. Shrewsbury Town 42. Stevenage 43. Stockport County 44. Sutton United 45. Swindon Town 46. Tranmere Rovers 47. Walsall 48. Wycombe Wanderers 49. Oldham Athletic AFC or Chester 50. Kidderminster Harriers or AFC Fylde 51. King’s Lynn Town 52. York City 53. South Shields 54. Solihull Moors 55. Curzon Ashton 56. Blyth Spartans or Wrexham 57. Altrincham or Gateshead 58. Chesterfield 59. Alvechurch 60. Buxton 61.Coalville Town 62. FC Halifax Town 63. Hereford 64. Torquay United or Hampton & Richmond Borough 65. Yeovil Town or Taunton Town 66. Maidenhead United 67. Eastleigh 68. Ebbsfleet United 69. Woking 70. Dagenham & Redbridge 71. Hendon or Chippenham Town 72. Weymouth 73. Oxford City 74. Bracknell Town 75. Boreham Wood 76. Barnet 77. Needham Market 78. Chelmsford City 79. Merthyr Town 80. Farnborough

Related topics: