FA Cup First Round Draw: Lincoln City to Host Lower League Bowers & Pitsea, While Colchester United Will Face AFC Sudbury

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As 48 sides from League One and League Two join the non-league sides, the magic of the draw for round one of the FA Cup has landed non-league side AFC Sudbury a tie against Colchester United against, while Sheffield Wednesday will face Plymouth Argyle when the ties begin on Friday, November 5.

FA Cup First Round Draw: Bowers & Pitsea Land Dream Away Tie

AFC Sudbury Rewarded for Their Efforts

Step four side AFC Sudbury provided one of the shocks of the round, defeating National League South Leaders Dartford 3-1.

A resilient effort from the Suffolk side saw them come back from a goal down to put their name into the draw for the first time since the turn of the century. Dartford had taken the lead on the stroke of half-time, before a quick response and a red card saw the game turned in favour of the home side.

As the lowest-ranked side guaranteed a place in round one, Sudbury have been rewarded for their efforts with a home tie against Colchester United. Situated just over 15 miles away, the League Two side will enjoy a trip to their Suffolk compatriots


The biggest side to enter the draw at this stage have been draw at home against Mansfield Town.

Lee Johnson’s side have started their fourth season in League One in esteemed fashion, having just suffered two defeats in the third tier. Despite a 4-0 defeat to Portsmouth, the Mackems bounced back with a resolute performance against Gillingham on Saturday.

Mansfield, meanwhile, are struggling for form in League Two. Nigel Clough’s side are currently languishing above the relegation zone in 22nd place.

Bowers & Pitsea Land Dream Away Tie

Non-league side Bowers & Pitsea reached the first round with a win over Aldershot Town, and will now travel to League One side Lincoln City.

The Step four side battled hard against their National League opponents, but have now landed a lucrative tie. Michael Appleton’s Lincoln are 13th in League One, following a last-gasp 2-1 win against Charlton Athletic.

Draw in Full

Bradford City v Exeter City

Sunderland v Mansfield Town

Dorking Wanderers/Hayes & Yeading vs Sutton United

Sheffield Wednesday v Plymouth Argyle

Dagenham & Redbridge v Salford City

Carlisle United v Horsham

Dover Athletic/Yate Town v Yeovil Town/Weymouth

Scunthorpe United v Doncaster Rovers

Rotherham United v Bromley

Portsmouth v Harrow Borough

Gillingham v Cheltenham Town

Morecambe v Newport County

Banbury United v Barrow AFC

Fleetwood Town v Burton Albion

AFC Sudbury v Colchester United

Northampton Town v Cambridge United

Corinithian Casuals/St Albans City v Forest Green Rovers

Boston United/Stratford Town v Shrewsbury Town

Pontefract Colleries/Halifax Town v Maidenhead United

Chesterfield v Southend United

Rochdale v Tamworth /Notts County

Kidderminster Harriers v Grimsby Town

Wigan Athletic v Solihull Moors

Boreham Wood v Eastleigh/Folkestone Invicta

York City/Morpeth Town v Kettering Town/Buxton

Ipswich Town v Oldham Athletic

AFC Wimbledon v Brackley Town/Guiseley

Harrogate Town v Marine/Wrexham

Hartlepool United v Wycombe Wanderers

King’s Lynn Town v Walsall

Crewe Alexandra v Swindon Town

Bolton Wanderers v Stockport County

Charlton Athletic v Torquay/Havant & Waterlooville

Oxford United v Bristol Rovers

Crawley Town v Tranmere Rovers

Leyton Orient v Ebbsfleet United

MK Dons v Stevenage

Lincoln City v Bowers & Pitsea

Port Vale v Accrington Stanley

Marske United/Gateshead v Altrincham


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