Big away trip coming for FA Cup heroes Colney Heath after draw for early rounds of this year’s competition

The draws for the early rounds of the 2018-19 Emirates FA Cup Final have been announced. Picture: Ni

The draws for the early rounds of the 2018-19 Emirates FA Cup Final have been announced. Picture: Nick Potts/PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Last year’s Emirates FA Cup heroes Colney Heath will begin this year’s campaign with a mammoth away trip to Gloucestershire.

The Magpies reached the second qualifying round last year and almost produced a shock result against Burgess Hill Town, taking the Bostik Premier Division side to a replay.

Their run this year though begins in the extra-preliminary round at the wonderfully named Tuffley Rovers, located on the outskirts of Gloucester.

Should they win that they will be at home to Cinderford Town.

London Colney are also away, at Brackley Town Saints, while Harpenden Town get a home tie against familiar foes Edgware Town.

Their prizes are home matches against Hadley or Fairford Town and Southall or Leverstock Green respectively.

Preliminary round ties will take place on August 25 with the extra-preliminary matches on August 11.

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FA Cup preliminary round draw

57 Biggleswade FC or Northampton On Chenecks v Soham Town Rangers

62 Daventry Town or Potton United v Swaffham Town or Yaxley

64 Spalding United v Biggleswade United or Wellingborough Town

69 Aveley v Potters Bar Town

76 Wivenhoe Town or Brantham Athletic v Welwyn Garden City

87 Romford v Ipswich Wanderers or Baldock Town

95 Bishops Cleeve or Stotfold v Flackwell Heath or North Greenford United

97 Brackley Town Saints or London Colney v Hadley or Fairford Town

101 Tuffley Rovers or Colney Heath v Cinderford Town

102 Harpenden Town or Edgware Town v Southall or Leverstock Green

FA Cup extra preliminary round draw

68 Arlesey Town v Desborough Town

72 Biggleswade United v Wellingborough Town

74 Daventry Town v Potton United

75 Biggleswade FC v Northampton On Chenecks

93 Ipswich Wanderers v Baldock Town

101 Tuffley Rovers v Colney Heath

103 Harpenden Town v Edgware Town

105 Brackley Town Saints v London Colney

108 Bishops Cleeve v Stotfold