Exeter City have been paired with Heybridge Swifts in the first round proper of the FA Cup. The tie will be played at St James Park on the weekend of 3-6 November. The actual date will be confirmed once the BBC has decided which games it will cover in it’s various shows that weekend.
The winning team will receive £18,000 from The FA’s prize fund.
Essex based Heybridge Swifts are currently in 12th place in the Isthmian League North Division with 15 points, but have only played six games. The Swifts have played in six games in this competition to far to get to the first round proper.
- 4th qualifying round Harringey Borough 2 Heybridge Swifts 4.
- 3rd qualifying round Heybridge Swifts 2 Frome Town 1.
- 2nd qualifying round replay Heybridge Swifts 1 Metropolitan Police 1. Heybridge Swifts winning 4-3 on penalties .
- 2nd qualfying round Metropolitan Police 2 Heybridge Swifts 2.
- 1st qualifying round Arsley Town 0. Heybridge Swifts 7.
- Preliminary Round Heybridge Swifts 6 Havershill Rovers 1.
We have met before, and with Paul Tisdale in charge of the Grecians. In December 2006 we met in a FA Trophy first round tie at St James Park and Exeter won 3-0. Details of that game can be found at http://www.grecians.co.uk/wordpress/?sp_event=4692
The full first round draw is:-
1 Stevenage v Nantwich Town or Kettering Town
2 Bradford City v Chesterfield
3 Port Vale v Oxford United
4 Newport County v Walsall
5 Morecambe v Hartlepool United
6 Yeovil Town v Southend United
7 Peterborough United v Tranmere Rovers
8 Cambridge United v Sutton United
9 Forest Green Rovers v Macclesfield Town
10 AFC Fylde v Kidderminster Harriers
11 Luton Town v Portsmouth
12 Shrewsbury Town v Aldershot Town
13 Hereford v AFC Telford United
14 Guiseley v Accrington Stanley
15 Blackburn Rovers v Barnet
16 East Thurrock United or Ebbsfleet United v Doncaster Rovers
17 Leatherhead v Brackley Town or Billericay Town
18 Boreham Wood v Blackpool
19 Shaw Lane Association v Mansfield Town
20 Colchester United v Oxford City
21 Plymouth Argyle v Grimsby Town
22 AFC Wimbledon v Lincoln City
23 Rochdale v Dover Athletic or Bromley
24 Coventry City v Maidenhead United
25 Chorley or Boston United v Fleetwood Town
26 Carlisle United v Oldham Athletic
27 Notts County v Bristol Rovers
28 Dartford v Swindon Town
29 Cheltenham Town v Maidstone United or Enfield Town
30 Woking or Concord Rangers v Bury
31 Crewe Alexandra v Rotherham United
32 Gillingham v Dagenham & Redbridge or Leyton Orient
33 Hyde United v MK Dons
34 Gainsborough Trinity v Slough Town
35 Solihull Moors or Ossett Town v Wycombe Wanderers
36 Northampton Town v Scunthorpe United
37 Charlton Athletic v Truro City
38 Wigan Athletic v Crawley Town
39 Gateshead v Chelmsford City
40 Exeter City v Heybridge Swifts