FA Cup draw made for third round qualifying with 40 fixtures announced and prize money revealed

THE FA CUP has now reached the third qualifying round stage – with the tournament edging closer to the first round proper.

Non-League clubs have gone into the hat for the third-round qualifying draw with 40 fixtures and prize money announced.

Manchester City won the FA Cup last season after beating Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty

Tier 6 clubs- The National League North and South entered the second qualifying round.

While some clubs in the competition have gone through as many as four matches to get to this stage.

There are only two ninth-tier sides remaining – Reading City and Emley who both earned themselves replays to Winchester City and Mossley respectively.

Also, the shock result from eighth division side Nantwich Town who beat Banbury United 2-1 means they will play Chester in the next round.


Meanwhile, Yeovil who were relegated to non league in 2019 and thrashed ninth-tier AFC Stoneham 7-1 in the second qualifying stage have been drawn to play Didcot Town.

Canvey Island will make a trip on Tuesday to Essex rivals and Jamie O’Hara’s former team Braintree after a 1-1 draw at Park Lane to decide who goes into the next round.

Also, Bath City scraped through into the next stage after their last-minute win against Larkhall Atheltic and now go head-to National League South rivals Weymouth.

Now the remainder of non-league teams in the FA Cup continue to fight their way into the first round proper where they are met with League One and Two teams.

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And wins at this stage of the competition for the non-league teams are crucial as the prize money really starts to ramp up.


Winning clubs at this stage will not only reach the fourth round qualifying stage but will also pick up £5625 from the competition’s prize fund while losing clubs will also collect £1875.

This is a fraction of the £2million FA Cup winners earn.

Manchester City won the tournament last time out, as part of a historic treble in 2022/23.

And while teams at this stage have no thoughts of going all the way, they will have an eye on drawing a Football League side in the first round.


Third round qualifying games will be played on September 30th 2023 at 3pm.

1 Blyth Spartans or Bradford (Park Avenue) vs Worksop Town

2 Whitby Town vs Morpeth Town

3 Darlington vs Farsley Celtic or Scarborough Athletic

4 Leek Town vs South Shields

5 Lancaster City vs Ashton United or Atherton Collieries

6 Hyde United vs Spennymor Town or Marine

7 Chester vs Nantwich Town

8 Curzon Ashton vs Runcorn Linnets or Chorley

9 Alfreton Town vs Mossley or Emley

10 Macclesfield vs Warrington Rylands

11 Hereford vs Cambridge City

12 Stourbridge vs Mickleover

13 Hitchin Town vs Kettering Town

14 King’s Lynn Town or Aveley vs Hornchurch

15 Gorleston vs Hemel Hempsted Town

16 Halesowen Town vs Enfield Town

17 Bishop’s Stortford or Biggleswade Town vs Barton Rovers or Wroxham

18 Coalville Town vs Tamworth

19 Bromsgrove Sporting vs Ware or Chelmsford City

20 Rushall Olympic vs Boston United

21 Peterborough Sports or Redditch United vs Needham Market

22 Canvey Island or Braintree Town vs Scunthorpe United or Brackley Town

23 Billericay Town vs St Albans City

24 AFC Totton vs Berkhamsted

25 Bracknell Town vs Poole Town

26 Wingate & Finchley or Farnborough vs Weston Super Mare

27 Dover Athletic vs Haringey Borough

28 Merthyr Town or Taunton Town vs Sheppey United

29 Yeovil Town vs Didcot Town

30 Salisbury vs Slough Town

31 Gosport Borough vs Welling United

32 Torquay United vs Hungerford Town

33 Reading City or Winchester City vs Maidstone United

34 Carshalton Atheltic vs Northwood or Cray Valley

35 Horsham or Marlow vs Hanworth Villa

36 Lewes vs Hampton & Richmond Borough

37 Chesham United vs Margate or Folkstone Invicta

38 Cray Wanderers or Ramsgate vs Plymouth Parkway or Frome Town

39 Worthing vs Whitehawk

40 Weymouth vs Bath City

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