FA Cup – Extra Preliminary Round:
Hanworth Villa v Fisher
Saturday 10 August 2019
with replays on or before Thursday 15 August 2019, kick-off 7.45pm
Fisher have been drawn away to Middlesex side Hanworth Villa in the extra-preliminary round of the FA Cup which will be played on Saturday 10 August with the winners going on to meet Bedfont Sports in the next round.
The Villains play in the Combined Counties league where they finished 15th last season in the Premier Division. Their home ground is Rectory Meadows, or “The Ranch” as it is known locally, in Hounslow, Middlesex. It easily accessible by car, but public transport will involved a train and bus ride and the most difficult part of the journey is probably the last 400 yards once you have entered Park Road.
The club was established in 1976 and initially played in the Hounslow & District League,they later transferred to the West Middlesex League before joining the Middlesex County League in 1984.
The Emirates FA Cup’s 2019-20 campaign gets underway on Saturday 10 August when the extra preliminary round kicks-off across the country.
With a total number of 736 clubs entered into the FA Cup this season, 368 of them are preparing to start their Cup campaign at its earliest stage with 184 ties scheduled.
Those winners will progress into the preliminary round, where they will be joined by 136 clubs who enter the competition at this stage on Saturday 24 August, with a further 160 ties scheduled.
The prize fund for this term’s competition has also been released, with both winning and losing clubs at the earliest stage receiving payment as those who progress from the extra preliminary round pick up £2250 and the losing teams get £750.
And that theme of losing clubs receiving prize money continues until the competition reaches the first round proper in November.
There are 50 new entries to this season’s competition from the 2018-19 campaign, of which 23 of them will be FA Cup debutants.
We have a by in the first and second qualifying rounds this season so we will make our first appearence in the Vase for the first round proper which won’t happen until Saturday 12 October 2019. The draw for who we will be playing will obviously be published nearer the time.