FA Cup 2016/17: Exeter draw Luton in First Round

Much to the disappointment of many Luton and Exeter supporters, the two league 2 teams will face each other in the first round proper of the FA Cup at St James Park. They will then meet again thee weeks later at St James Park in the League.

The game is scheduled to take place at 3pm on Saturday 5 November 2016, but fans will have to wait for confirmation from the TV companies. exeter_luton_programme090160

The two teams have met in two seasons before in the FA Cup. The most recent was when Luton were a Division 4 side and the two teams met in the first round of the FA Cup in the 1966/67 season. The teams drew 1-1 at St James Park, with Ray Keeley scoring for the Grecians in front of 4744 spectators. Luton won the replay 2-0.

Prior to that FA Cup, the two teams met in January 1960, in a third round match. Luton Town were in the top flight, Division 1, and had been beaten by Nottm Forest in the final at Wembley the previous season. Exeter had already beaten Barnstaple and Brentford to reach the third round. 20,000 fans had squeezed in to St James Park. But once Gordon Dale had been crocked by a Luton player, Exeter had no answer and lost 2-1, with an own goal for Exeter.

The draw in full is as follows:-

Sheffield United v Leyton Orient
Millwall v Southend United
Dagenham & Redbridge v FC Halifax Town
Merstham v Oxford United
Taunton/Hemel Hempstead v Barrow
Southport v Fleetwood Town
Yeovil v Solihull Moors
Stockport County v Torquay/Woking
Dartford v Sutton United
Walsall v Macclesfield Town
Port Vale v Stevenage
Northampton v Harrow Borough/Margate
Cambridge United v Dover Athletic
Westfields v Curzon Ashton
MK Dons v Spennymoor Town
Gillingham v Brackley Town
Alfreton/Gateshead v Newport County
Portsmouth v Wycombe Wanderers
Maidstone United v Rochdale
Bury v AFC Wimbledon
St Albans City v Carlisle United
Boreham Wood v Notts County
Mansfield Town v Plymouth Argyle
Braintree Town v Eastbourne Borough
Hartlepool United v Wrexham/Stamford
Bolton Wanderers v Grimsby Town
Bradford City v Accrington Stanley
Oldham Athletic v Doncaster Rovers
Eastleigh v Swindon Town
Shrewsbury Town v Barnet
Morecambe v Coventry City
Crawley Town v Bristol Rovers
Whitehawk v Stourbridge
Colchester United v Chesterfield
Lincoln City/Guiseley v Altrincham
Exeter City v Luton Town
Charlton Athletic v Scunthorpe United
Cheltenham Town v Crewe Alexandra
Peterborough United v Chesham
Blackpool v Kidderminster Harriers


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