FA Cup and Vase draws

12 Jul 2019 in News

FA Cup and Vase draws FA Cup and Vase draws

Boston Town have been given yet more away cup ties - that's now NINE times in a row they've been drawn away in all competitions!

They will travel to Mulbarton Wanderers in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round on Saturday 10 August.

However, the Poachers will then finally get a home tie if that win that game - against Leicester Nirvana or Oadby Town in the Preliminary Round at the DWB Stadium on Saturday 24 August.

The Poachers are also away to Quorn in the FA Vase First Qualifying Round on Saturday 31 August.

Again, if they win that game, they will be at home, this time to Shirebrook Town or Arnold Town in the Second Qualifying Round on Saturday 14 September.

It will be a trip to the unknown when Boston travel to Norfolk-based Mulbarton. The club have enjoyed a string of promotions, reaching the Eastern Counties League Divison One North in 2018-19 and this is the first time they've played in the FA Cup.

Leicester Nirvana, Oadby and Quorn all play in the United Counties League Premier Division alongsde Boston Town but Shirebrook and Arnold, like Mulbarton, both play at a lower level of the non-league system.

Success on the field in these competitions can provide a valuable injection of funds for clubs playing at this level. Boston Town enjoyed a money-spinning run to the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round two years ago and the amount of prize money on offer for the competition was increased significantly the last season.

In 2019-20, FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round winners receive £2,250 in prize money, with £2,890 going to the Preliminary Round winners. 

Prize money in the FA Vase is £550 for First Qualifying Round winners and £725 for the Second Qualifying Round.

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