Today, Monday, shortly after 1pm


A total of 44 clubs, from step two of the National League System, will enter the second qualifying round stage

For Witton, that means they could be paired with any of the 22 teams from National League North

A total of 11 sides from the Northern Premier League’s Premier Division are definitely through, including Albion, while four others will be involved in midweek replays. That means seven others have been eliminated.

The draw, which will consist of 80 ties, is made on a geographical basis

Path to the second qualifying round for Witton

1QR Sep 08 Bottesford Town (h) 5-0

Albion ensured there was no repeat of last season’s early exit, when they succumbed to South Shields, after putting five goals without reply past Bottesford.

They did not look back from the moment Michael Wilson’s free-kick crept past goalkeeper Jordan Douglas midway through the first-half.

This is Witton’s 100th appearance in the FA Cup, and Saturday marked their biggest win in the competition since a 6-0 thrashing of Ossett Albion in a preliminary round tie on September 3, 2011.

Anthony Gardner, who made his 327th appearance for the club against Bottesford, was on the field in West Yorkshire that afternoon.

Prize money

There is a £9,000 reward for teams that win at this stage of the competition

For the diary

Second qualifying round ties are scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 22 2018