Cup draws for teams in Thurrock

THURROCK clubs have a number of exciting ties in the early rounds of the FA competitions.

Draws in the FA Cup, FA Vase, FA Trophy and FA Youth Cup were made.

Clubs from the Essex Senior League will enter the FA Cup at the extra-preliminary round of the competition, with ties being played on August 16, the weekend after the start of the new football season.

Winners of those ties will be awarded £1,500 and will progress to the preliminary stage a fortnight later on August 30, where clubs from the Ryman North division enter the fray.

Thurrock will travel to Cheshunt, Aveley will play Basildon United at Mill Field (If they overcome Stanway Rovers), whilst Tilbury will visit Brantham Athletic or Codicote.

The first qualifying round will see sides from the Ryman Premier Division enter the cup.

East Thurrock United have a tough challenge at AFC Hornchurch on September 13.

Aveley or Basildon could play Tilbury.

Grays Athletic will start the competition at home, against Hatfield Town, Baldock Town or Harlow Town.

The FA Trophy kick off on October 18 with Thurrock travelling to Tilbury and Aveley will play Burgess Hill Town.

Grays travel to Hampton & Richmond Borough, with East Thurrock also on the road at Hungerford Town.

Aveley will host Chesham United if they win.

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