FA Cup fourth qualifying round draw will take place live on talkSPORT 2 from Wembley today

4 Oct

The FA Cup’s famous velvet bag is returning to talkSPORT 2 when the Emirates FA Cup fourth qualifying round takes place today from 12pm, live on Football First.

Ray Stubbs will host the draw from Wembley, where the final will take place in seven months’ time.
National League clubs will join the draw for the fourth qualifying round

Sixty four non-League teams are vying for a coveted spot in the first round proper – and £25,000 prize money – where teams from League One and League Two join the action.

Stubbsy will be joined by former Chelsea, Swindon and Luton striker Sam Parkin, plus non-League football connoisseur Tony Incenzo to draw out the numbered balls.

Ahead of the draw, Stubbs said: “It’s fascinating how a velvet bag and the rustle of the numbered balls can generate such excitement.

“Football First reports on football at every level of the football pyramid and everyone who works on the programme is delighted to be involved in Monday’s draw.

“When the draw is released for the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup we pick a team and follow them through the competition, if they are knocked out we then focus on the team who beat them.

“We started out with Haverhill Rovers – who started with a derby win over Haverhill Borough and a giant-killing of Maldon & Tiptree – and a couple of rounds later we’re following Leatherhead.

“So we’ll be excited to discover who the Tanners will face, with so much at stake. The financial rewards and prestige of making it into the first round proper of the greatest cup competition in football is immense. All the best to all the clubs involved.”

The third qualifying round takes place this weekend with 80 teams battling out for a place in the next phase, with £15,000 going to the winners following the doubling of The FA’s prize fund this season.

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