FA Cup Draw - This Saturday!
The first round draw for the FA Cup takes place this Saturday, at 5.30pm and Nottingham Forest will be in the hat.
Saturday is the fourth and final qualifying round before teams from Leagues 1 and 2 join in. Forest could be playing any side from either the Unibond, Blue Square or Conference Leagues. Makes the mouth water doesn't it? That though, I suppose is the beauty of the FA Cup.
Last season in the first round, the Reds were drawn away at Salisbury City. The match was shown live on the BBC and ended in a 1-1 draw. The replay saw us win 2-0 and meant a home tie against the mighty Yeading that we won comfortably 5-0.
Hoping to be in the hat and probably hoping to pull out the Reds at home will be Nigel Clough's Burton Albion. They have a local derby with neighbours Tamworth, who incidentally have former Forest player Des Lyttle in their ranks.
The fixtures for the 4th qualifying round:
Evesham United v Halifax Town
Corby Town v Droylsden
Kendal Town v Altrincham
Rushden & Diamonds v Solihull Moors
Burton Albion v Tamworth
Histon v Bamber Bridge
Stafford Rangers v Cambridge United
Southport v Northwich Victoria
Farsley Celtic v Barrow
Bradford (Park Avenue) v Gainsborough Trinity
Workington v Boston United
York City v Rushall Olympic
Kidderminster Harriers v Vauxhall Motors
Harrogate Railway v Harrogate Town
Chasetown v Nuneaton Borough
Weymouth v Hitchin Town
AFC Hornchurch v Team Bath
Maidenhead United v Hayes & Yeading United
Salisbury City v Stevenage Borough
Merthyr Tydfil v Oxford United
Hampton & Richmond Borough v Wealdstone
Bath City v Torquay United
Crawley Town v Aldershot Town
Chippenham Town v Horsham
Eastleigh v Forest Green Rovers
Eastbourne Borough v Bromley
Ware v Tonbridge Angels
Folkestone Invicta v Billericay Town
Grays Athletic v Lewes
Woking v Staines Town
Ebbsfleet United v Exeter City
Havant & Waterlooville v Leighton Town