Today, Monday, at 1pm


The fourth qualifying round draw takes place live on the Ray Stubbs Show on talkSPORT 2.

The station has confirmed that former Arsenal and Stevenage midfielder Adrian Clarke and non-league aficionado Tony Incenzo will draw the balls from the bag.


There will 64 teams vying for a spot in the first round proper, and at this stage of the competition 24 sides enter that make up the National League.

1874 Northwich, from the North West Counties League’s top-flight, and Northern League Division One outfit Shildon are the lowest-ranked clubs still standing.

Both play at Step Five in the National League System.

However 1874 will only secure a spot if they can beat Ossett Town in a replay on Tuesday night after the teams drew 2-2 at the weekend.

The qualifying competition is played on a geographical basis, so 1874 will be spared a trip to National League leaders Dover Athletic!

Prize money

There is £12,500 up for grabs for winning teams that reach the first round proper.

After four wins to date, against Northwich Victoria, West Didsbury & Chorlton, Mossley and North Ferriby United, 1874 have already ensured they will bank £10,925.

For the diary

The fourth qualifying round ties are scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 14