Today, Monday, shortly after 1pm


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

The station has confirmed that reporter Tony Incenzo, a non-league football aficionado, will be one of their guests on hand to help.


Of the remaining teams, 1874 Northwich are the only representative from the North West Counties League.

The FA has confirmed that they will be ball number five.

A head-to-head with Marske United, established as favourites to lift the trophy at Wembley by bookmakers, is a possibility.

However the Northern League Division One side are not yet certain of a place in the last 16 after their fourth-round date with Hinckley United was postponed.

The two teams will try again on Saturday.

The draw has previously been made on a geographical basis. However that no longer applies.

Path to this stage for 1874

1QR Sep 09 Vauxhall Motors (a) 5-4 (aet)

2QR Sep 26 Congleton Town (a) 1-0 (replay)

1R Oct 21 Irlam (a) 1-0

2R Nov 14 Tow Law (h) 5-1

3R Dec 02 Ashton Ath (h) 2-0

4R Jan 07 Pontefract Collieries (h) 3-1

1874 Northwich have progressed to the competition’s last 16 for the first time in the club’s short history following a 3-1 win against North East Counties League title-hopefuls Pontefract Collieries on Sunday.

Mark Jones’ goal established an interval lead at Wincham Park before captain Mark Whitehouse levelled for the West Yorkshire side midway through the second-half.

However front man Scott McGowan’s brace settled the outcome in his side’s favour.

Prize money

There is £2,250 up for grabs for those teams that progress to the last eight of this season’s edition.

Clubs eliminated at this stage receive £750.

After six wins to date, 1874 Northwich have already ensured they will bank £6,000 from this season’s edition.

They can add that to £10,925 earned this season by prevailing in four FA Cup ties.

What do the bookies think?

BetVictor rate 1874 Northwich as 10/1 – along with Stockton Town – to win the competition after Sunday’s victory.

Marske are favourites at 4/1, with Bromsgrove Sporting 6/1 and Bracknell Town 8/1.

To see the list in full, click here

For the diary

Fifth round ties are scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 3 2018