FA Cup draw throws up another Sussex derby

Sussex sides still in the FA Cup have discovered who they will face in the first qualifying round - although some have preliminary round replays ahead of them this week in order to reach the next stage.

Monday, 23rd August 2021, 1:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th August 2021, 8:20 am
Action from Haywards Heath's FA Cup win at Lancing in the last round on Saturday / Picture: Stephen Goodger

The draw was made Monday lunchtime following the weekend’s action in the preliminary round.

With the preliminary round producing 155 winners progressing into the qualifying stages, those teams will now be joined by a further 87 clubs from Step 3 of the National League System who enter the Cup at this stage.

That means 121 first round qualifying ties will be played across the weekend of Saturday, September 4. And for the winning clubs at that stage there will be £2250 in money from the prize fund while the losing clubs will also collect £750.

Haywards Heath v Horsham looks the pick of the ties for Sussex teams.

Burgess Hill Town will be at home to Bracknell Town while Worthing will host Corinthian Casuals. Lewes will entertain Met Police while Littlehampton - if they beat Sittingbourne in a replay - will be at home to Whitehawk. Bognor are away to Hayes and Yeading.

Hastings United will go to Harefield, and Chichester City will be away to Northwood or Burnham. Peacehaven will visit Farnborough and Steyning will be away to Cray Wanderers if they win their replay against Sutton Common Rovers. Also in replay action are Three Bridges and the winner of their rematch with South Park tonight will travel to face the winner of the Reading City v Broadfields Utd replay.