IN MANY ways it was the perfect football family atmosphere. Kids were finishing their matches for East Thurrock at Rookery Hill in Corringham. The clubhouse was packed as players, staff, family and friends gathered to watch the FA Cup 1st round draw live on ITV.
East Thurrock were ball no 67 and the excitement was palpable. The atmosphere rose when a big ticket team came out of the “hat” and then oohs of disappointment when another team landed that plum tie. There were also a few teams that they did not want and again, a sense of relief when they avoided them.
But in the end, East Thurrock United were matched at home to league two, Macclesfield Town.
The tie will take place on Saturday November 12th at 3pm.
YT was there to record the draw and afterwards grabbed a few words with boss John Coventry.