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Extra Preliminary Round in FA Trophy

 



CleethorpesOggy
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Jun 11, 2018, 10:53 PM

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I suppose the addition of another round was inevitable following the restructure. If I have worked the figures out correctly (not a certainty!), 56 step 4 sides will contest the new EP (with 84 byes available).

Will this be a random draw or taken from last season's finishing positions?

FA Trophy:
QUALIFYING ROUNDS
Extra Preliminary 29/9
Preliminary 13/10
1st Qualifying 27/10
2nd Qualifying 10/11
3rd Qualifying 24/11

MAIN ROUNDS
1st Round 15/12
2nd Round 12/1
3rd Round 2/2
4th Round 23/2
Semi Finals
Leg 1 16/3
Leg 2 23/3
FINAL 19/5


John Treleven
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Jun 12, 2018, 6:19 AM

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Previously only the Step 4 clubs played in the Preliminary Round (with 8 of them receiving a bye)


Choirboy Dave
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Jun 12, 2018, 11:34 AM

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The FA Trophy 2nd qualifying is scheduled for Saturday 10th November 2018.
Elsewhere I have seen this is also the date of the FA Cup 1st round.
Something must be wrong, as I am sure there will be a few clubs involved in both.



Poole Town from 30 August 2014. Watford from 25 September 1982 to 12 August 2014 Matches 1772 (1616W, 203PT) Grounds combined total 168 (112 Watford + 57 Poole Town - 1 both = 168)


Bullet Header
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Jun 18, 2018, 8:36 AM

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The FA Trophy 2nd qualifying is scheduled for Saturday 10th November 2018.
Elsewhere I have seen this is also the date of the FA Cup 1st round.
Something must be wrong, as I am sure there will be a few clubs involved in both.
No, you're not wrong. It will affect a few clubs, although most of the non-league teams still involved in the F A Cup at that stage will be from the National League or National League North & South and they don't enter the Trophy until later on. In 2017/18 I believe 8 clubs from step 3 or below made it through to the 1st Round Proper of the F A Cup - and two of those were Hereford and Billericay. Without looking I'd imagine that not all of those 8 would have won their equivalent F A Trophy 1Q tie last year.



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Wijit99
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Jun 18, 2018, 10:47 AM

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A couple of the teams last year who made it to the FA cup 1st round did make it to at least the 2nd round Q of the Trophy.

Hereford, Billericay, Leatherhead, Slough and Heybridge swifts that I can find all did the double of FA trophy 2nd Q and FA Cup 1st round.

Last year the dates were staggered so there were no conflicts.

I would guess that if a team does the double this year they would play the Trophy game a week later as there is a 2 week gap between rounds.

 
 


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