Seasiders learn FA Competition opponents

The draws for the early rounds of the Emirates FA Cup, FA Trophy and FA Youth Cup have been made.

The Seasiders will enter the 21/22 Emirates FA Cup on Saturday 21st August at the Preliminary Round stage and it's a home draw to look forward to against either Southend Manor or London Colney who play their Extra Prelim tie on 7th August for the right to travel to the Goldstar Ground. Winning clubs will receive £1,444. Losing clubs will receive £481.

Last season we went out to Hashtag United after an epic penalty shoot out but we'll be hoping to progress in the Worlds most famous cup competition against opponents who both play at Step 5. Manor play in the Essex Senior League and London Colney compete in the Spartan South Midland League Premier Division.

After our FA Trophy exploits last season (pic- celebrations v Westfield), it's a tough start this time around with a trip to Maldon & Tiptree in the Second Qualifying Round on Saturday 9th October. Winning clubs will receive £1,875 and losing clubs will receive £625 .

In the FA Youth Cup, Fakenham Town will be the opponents for our U18's at the Goldstar Ground week commencing 30th August. The winners will travel to Swaffham Town or Whitton United w/c 13th September.