With the First Round draw for 2021-22 FA Cup now ready to take place, here is all the information that you need to know ahead of the draw as League One and League Two clubs enter the competition.
Former FA Cup winners – Bolton Wanderers, Ipswich Town, Sunderland and Wigan feature amongst the 48 EFL clubs entering at this stage with the quartet handed the following ball numbers; 4, 22, 42 & 47 respectively.
46 non-league teams meanwhile feature in the draw due to 14 Fourth Qualifying Round ties going to replays, with eighth-tier AFC Sudbury the lowest ranked team definitely through to the First Round.
Seventh-tier Horsham, Harrow Borough, Banbury United plus Bowers & Pitsea are the three next lowest clubs to secure a guaranteed place in the next round, whilst Marine, Marske United and Morpeth Town feature amongst lower ranked non-league teams needing replays.
The First Round draw will be televised in the UK live on ITV on Sunday 17 October from 1:05pm BST as 40 ties are drawn with the First Round set to be held between Friday 5 November – Monday 8 November.
ITV’s involvement comes as the commercial free-to-air broadcaster replaces BT Sport as the secondary broadcaster, which sees ITV sharing live coverage with BBC for the next four seasons.
Now here are all the ball numbers and attached teams in full.
|18||Forest Green Rovers|
|26||Milton Keynes Dons|
|49||Marine or Wrexham|
|50||Marske United or Gateshead|
|52||Brackley Town or Guisely|
|54||Pontefract Collieries or Halifax Town|
|55||York City or Morpeth Town|
|56||Kettering Town or Buxton|
|57||Boston United or Stratford Town|
|58||King’s Lynn Town|
|62||Tamworth or Notts County|
|65||Dorking Wanderers or Hayes & Yeading|
|66||Corinthian Casuals or St Albans City|
|71||Dagenham & Redbridge|
|75||Yeovil Town or Weymouth|
|76||Eastleigh or Folkstone Invicta|
|77||Bowers & Pitsea|
|78||Dover Athletic or Yate Town|
|79||Torquay or Havant & Waterlooville|