FA Cup coming to Gloucestershire after a number of home ties in early round draws


Seven of our local sides have been drawn at home in the 2024/25 FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round, including Tuffley Rovers, Longlevens, Hartpury University and a mouth-watering local derby.

As usual, the Extra Preliminary Round takes place on the first Saturday of August (Saturday 3 August) and after the early rounds have been published, we have a whole host of games to enjoy across the county.

Both Tuffley Rovers and Longlevens will be hosting ties in Gloucester, with Kidlington and Winslow United the respective visitors.

Elsewhere, both of the Forest of Dean sides Lydney Town and Cinderford Town, have been drawn at home – with the visitors Thornbury Town and Nailsea & Tickenham.

Southern League side, Evesham Untied, welcome Newcastle Town to the Jubilee Stadium, whilst Hartpury University host Risborough Rangers.

The stand-out Extra Preliminary Round tie sees Fairford Town and Cirencester Town meet at Cinder Lane in a local derby.

The winner of that tie could host Hartpury in the Preliminary Round, whilst Bishops Cleeve could host Lydney, if they beat Highworth Town and Lydney beat Thornbury.

Other than Cleeve’s draw, the other away draws see Brimscombe & Thrupp heading to Virginia Water and Slimbridge head to Malmesbury Victoria.

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Check out the full draws for both the Extra Preliminary and Preliminary Rounds of the FA Cup:

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round – Saturday 3 August (subject to change)

Evesham United vs Newcastle Town

Tuffley Rovers vs Kidlington

Malmesbury Vics vs Slimbridge

Lydney Town vs Thornbury Town

Longlevens vs Winslow United

Cinderford Town vs Nailsea & Tickenham

Virginia Water vs Brimscombe & Thrupp

Highworth Town vs Bishops Cleeve

Fairford Town vs Cirencester Town

Hartpury University vs Risborough Rangers

FA Cup Preliminary Round – Saturday 17 August (subject to change)

Westfields or Daventry Town vs Evesham United or Newcastle Town

Brislington or Wallingford & Crowmarsh vs Malmesbury Vics or Slimbridge

Reading City or Ardley United vs Cinderford Town or Nailsea & Tickenham

Tuffley Rovers or Kidlington vs Yate Town or Holyport

Virginia Water or Brimscombe & Thrupp vs Ascot United or Milton United

Fairford Town or Cirencester Town vs Hartpury University or Risborough Rangers

Longlevens or Winslow United vs Binfield or Wokingham & Emmbrook

Highworth Town or Bishops Cleeve vs Lydney Town or Thornbury Town

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