In the FA Cup Extra Preliminary round Guildford City will host Ashford United. The match will be played at the Spectrum on Saturday 16 August, kick-off 3pm. Our opponents play in the Southern Counties East League (formerly the Kent League) where last season they finished as runners up to Whyteleafe.
Ashford United are rising again through the ranks after recent boardroom difficulties saw the club’s future put in doubt. Ashford United have a grand history, a strong support and a big gate can be anticipated for what is sure to be an entertaining encounter.
The winners of this Extra-Preliminary round clash will host Chipstead in the next round. Our manager Kev Rayner of course had a spell in charge at Chipstead last season and so there will be plenty of incentive to make it past the first hurdle.
In the FA Vase Guildford City have an exemption until the 1st round proper and so won’t come come into the competition until 1 November.