The draw for the opening stages of the Emirates FA Cup, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup was made today at FA Headquarters. In the Emirates FA Cup City have been drawn away to Tadley Calleva in the Extra-Preliminary round. The tie will be Saturday 15 August. Tadley play in the Sydenhams Wessex League Division One where they finished last season in third position. Scoring goals was not a problem for the Hampshire side last year as they found the back of the net 86 times in just 28 league matches; the best scoring record in the division. The winners of this tie will be away to Highmoor Ibis or Thatcham Town in the Preliminary round.
Meanwhile Guildford City face another away tie in the 1st Qualifying round of the FA Vase on Saturday 5 September. This time we travel into Sussex to face Newhaven Town of the newly named Southern Combination League (formerly Sussex League). The winners of this tie will play at home to Broadbridge Heath on 3 October. Last season City went out of the FA Vase competition in extra-time against Littlehampton Town in a thrilling and highly charged cup tie.
At the same time the draw was made for the opening stage of the FA Youth Cup. Our Under 18 side have been drawn away to Three Bridges in a tie due to be played in the week commencing 7 September.