THE FA Cup starts now.

And that means three teams from mid Cheshire – 1874 Northwich, Northwich Victoria and Winsford United – attempting to make progress through the early rounds.

They are all in action on Saturday.

Here’s everything you need to know:



Saturday, August 10 (kick-off 3pm) 



Clitheroe v 1874 Northwich 

Northwich Victoria v Silsden (at Witton Albion FC) 

Vauxhall Motors v Winsford United 

To see the extra preliminary round draw in full, click here 


Prize money 

Winners £2,250 

Losers £750 


Tell me when a replay would take place 

Monday, August 12 (kick-off 7.45pm) 

Winsford United v Vauxhall Motors 


Tuesday, August 13 (kick-off 7.45pm) 

1874 Northwich v Clitheroe (at Barnton FC) 

Silsden v Northwich Victoria  


And if they get through? 

Clitheroe or 1874 Northwich v Thackley or Handsworth Parramore 

Northwich Victoria or Silsden v Prescot Cables 

Ramsbottom United v Vauxhall Motors or Winsford United 

Those ties are scheduled for Saturday, August 24


What about Witton Albion? 

Carl Macauley’s men are exempt until the first qualifying round on Saturday, September 7