FA Cup countdown #1

30 Aug 2017 in News

FA Cup countdown #1 FA Cup countdown #1

Get set for Saturday's clash against Hednesford

As we build up to Saturday's big game against Hednesford Town, we look at what potentially lies in store for the winners.

FA Cup early rounds - how it works 

For those of you not familiar with the FA Cup, there are four qualifying rounds preceded by two preliminary rounds - so a club like Boston Town have to win through SIX ties to reach the 1st Round Proper, when League One and League Two clubs enter the competition.

But the way that non-league football has changed over the last couple of decades means there is now the tantalising prospect of drawing a big former league club much earlier than that. 

Clubs such as Stockport County and York City, who still attract healthy 3,000 crowds, will be in the draw for the next round for example. And there are clubs such as Leyton Orient, Tranmere Rovers, Wrexham and many more who will be in the hat for the 4th Qualifying Round.

An added incentive to win today's tie - as well as receiving prize money of £3,000 - is that it would mean being in the hat for the 2nd Qualifying Round alongside Boston United.

Saturday 2 September
FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
Boston Town v Hednesford Town
3pm KO
DWB Stadium, Tattershall Road, Boston

Please come along and support your local team in the most famous cup competition of them all! #EmiratesFACup

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