AFC Sudbury will face League Two’s Colchester United in the headline tie of First Round of 2021-22 FA Cup, following completion of the opening round draw.
AFC Sudbury overcame National League South’s Dartford 3-1 in the Fourth Qualifying Round to secure a place in the First Round Proper, which will now see them host EFL opposition in Colchester United at King’s Marsh.
This tie also marks the first time since 2000-01 season that The Suds have reached this stage of the FA Cup, albeit as the only eighth-tier team definitely left in the competition this season.
Banbury United is the only seventh-tier team in this round to be drawn at home as they face Barrow, whilst Horsham, Harrow Borough and Bowers & Pitsea were drawn away at Carlisle United, Portsmouth and Lincoln City respectively.
Elsewhere, there are 15 all-EFL ties in the First Round with League Two’s promotion-chasing Hartlepool handed a home tie against League One’s Wycombe Wanderers in one of the stand-out ties between EFL clubs.
League One’s Morecambe will host Newport County for the first time since their nervy meeting in last season’s League Two Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium.
All First Round ties will be played between 5-8 November 2021 and a full list of the First Round ties can be found below.
|Home Team||v||Away Team|
|Bradford City||v||Exeter City|
|Hayes & Yeading||v||Sutton United|
|Sheffield Wednesday||v||Plymouth Argyle|
|Dagenham & Redbridge||v||Salford City|
|Yate Town||v||Yeovil Town|
|Scunthorpe United||v||Doncaster Rovers|
|Fleetwood Town||v||Burton Albion|
|AFC Sudbury||v||Colchester United|
|Northampton Town||v||Cambridge United|
|St Albans City||v||Forest Green Rovers|
|Stratford Town||v||Shrewsbury Town|
|Halifax Town||v||Maidenhead United|
|Kidderminster Harriers||v||Grimsby Town|
|Wigan Athletic||v||Solihull Moors|
|Ipswich Town||v||Oldham Athletic|
|Hartlepool United||v||Wycombe Wanderers|
|King’s Lynn Town||v||Walsall|
|Crewe Alexandra||v||Swindon Town|
|Bolton Wanderers||v||Stockport County|
|Charlton Athletic||v||Havant & Waterlooville|
|Oxford United||v||Bristol Rovers|
|Crawley Town||v||Tranmere Rovers|
|Leyton Orient||v||Ebbsfleet United|
|Lincoln City||v||Bowers & Pitsea|
|Port Vale||v||Accrington Stanley|