FA Cup and FA Vase draws throw up Gloucestershire derbies as teams discover their opponents

Pre-season is just getting underway for most of our teams as we get further into July and now we know who they are up against in the early qualifying rounds of the FA Cup and the FA Vase. 

Mixed fortunes befell the Gloucestershire teams in these competitions last season, with history made for one side and lacklustre performances from others.

Mark Moore led Longlevens to the First Round of the Buildbase FA Vase for the first time in their history, where they gallantly crashed out to Sevenoaks.

Meanwhile, Tuffley Rovers went out of the FA Cup to a good Swindon Supermarine side in the qualifying rounds, although they progressed further than Longlevens and Fairford Town, with the former knocked out in the preliminary round after a win over Fairford in the extra preliminary round.

Here is the draw for the Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round involving our sides:

Tuffley Rovers v Colney Heath

Hadley v Fairford Town

Bishops Cleeve v Stotfold

AFC Hayes v Lydney Town

Holmer Green v Longlevens

Holyport v Brimscombe & Thrupp

All ties must be played on Saturday 11 August 2018, kick-off 3.00pm with replays on or before Thursday 16
August 2018, kick-off 7.45pm.

Here is the draw for the Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round involving our sides:

Northwood v Holmer Green or Longlevens

Tuffley Rovers or Colney Heath v Cinderford Town

Leighton Town or Royal Wootton Bassett Town v AFC Hayes or Lydney Town

Bishops Cleeve or Stotfold v Flackwell Heath or North Greenford United

Brackley Town Saints or London Colney v Hadley or Fairford Town

Cirencester Town v Windsor or Highworth Town

Slimbridge v Oxhey Jets or Wantage Town

Holyport or Brimscombe & Thrupp v Hayes & Yeading United

Coventry United or Rugby Town v Evesham United

All ties must be played on Saturday 25 August 2018, kick-off 3.00pm with replays on or before Thursday 6
September, kick-off 7.45pm.

Here is the draw for the Buildbase FA Vase First Qualifying Round involving our sides:

Fairford Town v Baffins Milton Rovers

Brimscombe & Thrupp v Ash United

Lydney Town v Abbey Rangers

All ties must be played on Saturday 1 September 2018, kick-off 3.00pm with replays on or before Thursday 6
September 2018, kick-off 7.45pm.

Here is the draw for the Buildbase FA Vase Second Qualifying Round involving our sides:

Longlevens v Tuffley Rovers

Cheltenham Saracens v Flackwell Heath

Chipping Sodbury Town v Lydney Town or Abbey Rangers

Fairford Town or Baffins Milton Rovers v New College Swindon

Easington Sports v Brimscombe & Thrupp or Ash United

Chippenham Park or Bitton v Bishops Cleeve

All ties must be played on Saturday 15 September 2018, kick-off 3.00pm with replays on or before Thursday
20 September 2018, kick-off 7.45pm.