2018-19 FA Cup: First Round Draw Highlights

After six qualifying rounds, its time for the 2018-19 FA Cup to finally get fully underway as League One and Two clubs join the hat for Round One Proper. 

Sunderland, Lincoln City and National League leaders – Salford City are amongst the teams featuring in this round, so which ties stand out from the rest?

Ties will be played weekend of 9-12th November. 

Haringey Borough vs AFC Wimbledon

Without any doubt, this is the stand out matchup as North and South London collide in a local derby. 

AFC Wimbledon have a decent FA Cup record since gaining promotion to Conference South in 2008, only suffering four first round exits so will be favourites to win this match.

Haringey meanwhile came through five qualifying rounds to get to this stage, playing four of their five games at home and winning all without needing a replay. 

This is however a local derby so we are guaranteed plenty of drama. 


Hampton and Richmond Borough vs Oldham Athletic 

Hampton and Richmond Borough will definitely fancy their chances against an Oldham side, who are struggling in League Two. 

The Beavers have however lost their last two FA Cup First Round appearances whilst Oldham 

Oldham meanwhile have altered between Rounds One and Two exits for past four seasons, losing at this stage this time last season. None of those four exits however have come against a non league team, so could Hampton and Richmond Borough deliver a cupset?

Met Police vs Newport County

Newport managed to take Tottenham Hotspur to a Fourth Round replay last season, but could Met Police sentence them to an early exit?

Met Police’s last two first round appearances came at home to Crawley Town but Newport will pose tougher competition as they currently sit fourth in League Two. 

The Welsh side have also suffered only one First Round exit since gaining promotion to League Two in 2013, making chances of a cupset unlikely. 

Met Police however know that this is the FA Cup where anything goes so can’t be ruled out. 






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