WITTON Albion don’t enter the FA Cup until September but a draw for the early qualifying rounds has affected them.

Carl Macauley’s men won’t now host Radcliffe in a Northern Premier League fixture on Saturday, August 24 and instead will have extra time to prepare for a derby clash with Nantwich Town 48 hours later.

Boro play a preliminary round tie in the FA Cup against either Runcorn Town or Rylands.

There is disruption too for Albion’s pre-season schedule.

They had been due to travel to former Premier Division rivals Marine for a friendly on Saturday, August 10.

However AFC Liverpool, tenants of the Crosby club, have been drawn at home in the FA Cup the same afternoon.

The Mariners can’t travel to Northwich instead because Northwich Victoria, who have a ground-share agreement with Witton, need the pitch to host Silsden in a knockout game.

Albion have found a solution, and will visit Macauley's previous club on Friday night instead.

They enter the FA Cup at the first qualifying round stage.

Meanwhile a list of entries for the FA Trophy has confirmed they begin their latest campaign in that competition at the end of October.