FA Cup first round draw ball numbers confirmed as EFL sides enter competition

One of the most important cup draws of the season takes place on Monday night.

The FA Cup first round proper sees 32 non-league clubs join teams from League One and League Two as they hope to land a lucrative tie that can change a club’s fortunes.

Clubs from as low as the eighth tier of the pyramid remain in the competition – and securing a tie against the likes of Sunderland, Portsmouth or Ipswich Town could secure them financially for years.

Chichester City and Maldon & Tiptree of the eighth are the lowest-ranked teams left in the FA Cup, while Nantwich Town, Carshalton Athletic and Kingstonian of the seventh have also made the cut.

Other teams from the seventh tier, such as Potters Bar Town, Haringey Borough, Hayes and Yeading, Poole Tow,, Whitby Town and Stourbridge could also progress if they win their replays or re-staged games.



The FA Cup draw’s ball numbers have been confirmed

One lucky team will receive a bye into the second round due to Bury’s demise. That team will be the one left in the hat at the end of the draw.

Here are the ball numbers for the first round draw, which takes place shortly after 7pm on Monday.

FA Cup first round draw ball numbers

(Brackets indicate the tier of football the team is currently playing at)

  1. Accrington Stanley (3)
  2. AFC Wimbledon (3)
  3. Blackpool (3)
  4. Bolton Wanderers (3)
  5. Bradford City (4)
  6. Bristol Rovers (3)
  7. Burton Albion (3)
  8. Cambridge United (4)
  9. Carlisle United (4)
  10. Cheltenham Town (4)
  11. Colchester United (4)
  12. Coventry City (3)
  13. Crawley Town (4)
  14. Crewe Alexandra (4)
  15. Doncaster Rovers (3)
  16. Exeter City (4)
  17. Fleetwood Town (3)
  18. Forest Green Rovers (4)
  19. Gillingham (3)
  20. Grimsby Town (4)
  21. Ipswich Town (3)
  22. Leyton Orient (4)
  23. Lincoln City (3)
  24. Macclesfield Town (4)
  25. Mansfield Town (4)
  26. MK Dons (3)
  27. Morecambe (4)
  28. Newport County (4)
  29. Northampton Town (4)
  30. Oldham Athletic (4)
  31. Oxford United (3)
  32. Peterborough United (3)
  33. Plymouth Argyle (4)
  34. Port Vale (4)
  35. Portsmouth (3)
  36. Rochdale (3)
  37. Rotherham United (3)
  38. Salford City (4)
  39. Scunthorpe United (4)
  40. Shrewsbury Town (3)
  41. Southend United (3)
  42. Stevenage (4)
  43. Sunderland (3)
  44. Swindon Town (4)
  45. Tranmere Rovers (3)
  46. Walsall (4)
  47. Wycombe Wanderers (3)
  48. Boston United (6)
  49. Gateshead (6)
  50. Solihull Moors (5)
  51. Whitby Town (7) or Stourbridge (7)
  52. Hartlepool United (5)
  53. Nantwich Town (7)
  54. Chorley (5)
  55. Altrincham (6)
  56. Darlington (6)
  57. York City (6)
  58. Notts County (5)
  59. Chesterfield (5) or Wrexham (5)
  60. Harrogate Town (5)
  61. AFC Fylde (5)
  62. Chippenham Town (6)
  63. Haringey Borough (7) or Yeovil Town (5)
  64. Dulwich Hamlet (6)
  65. Ebbsfleet United (5) or Woking (5)
  66. Welling United (6) or Eastleigh (5)
  67. Bromley (5)
  68. Maidstone United (6)
  69. Maidenhead United or Wealdstone (6)
  70. Oxford City (6)
  71. Chichester City (8)
  72. Hayes and Yeading (7) or Poole Town (7)
  73. Maldon and Tiptree (8)
  74. Potters Bar Town (7) or Barnet (5)
  75. Torquay United (5)
  76. Sutton United (5) or Billericay Town (6)
  77. Dover Athletic (5)
  78. Kingstonian (7)
  79. Carshalton Athletic (7)

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