Charlton Athletic, Leyton Orient and AFC Wimbledon amongst the opponents for our sides in the FA Youth Cup

By Ian Townsend

Ten of our sides have negotiated the Qualifying Rounds to reach the First Round of the FA Youth Cup- and now, time for the big boys!

The First Round of the FA trophy was drawn this afternoon, and a number of our Youth League sides have been paired with the future stars of professional clubs. Ten of our clubs are already through- and hopefully Corinthian-Casuals can join them later!

AFC Sudbury, who have already disposed of Needham Market, Histon, Mildenhall Town and Dereham Town, will host Chelmsford City, whilst Worthing will bring Charlton Athletic to Woodside Road. The young Mackerel Men (Mackerel Boys?) have reached this stage by defeating Horsham YMCA, Hastings United and Kings Langley.

Sutton Common Rovers are on the road to the city of the dreaming spires, as they travel to Oxford United. The young Rovers defeated Steyning Town, Redhill, Eastbourne Borough and Marlow.

Lewes, who walloped Hemel Hempstead Town last night and have also defeated Worthing United and Kingstonian, will host Bromley, whilst Corinthian-Casuals will head to Hayes & Yeading United if they can first defeat Welling United. Casuals have already defeated Walton and Hersham, Montpellier Villa and Burgess Hill Town , whilst Hayes, who are in our Youth West Division, have defeated Chalfont St Peter and Langley.

Leatherhead will host Leyton Orient after already removing Horsham, Tooting & Mitcham Utd, Bognor Regis Town and Farnham Town, whilst Cray Valley PM host Aldershot Town, after the young Millers defeated Bexhill United last night and Sutton Athletic and Phoenix Sports in the previous rounds. The Shots, from our Youth Central Division, reached this stage by defeating Tonbridge Angels and Basingstoke Town.

Woking Under 18's, top of our Youth Central Division, defeated Dover Athletic and Met Police to set up a trip to AFC Wimbledon, whilst Sutton United, who are also in our Youth Central Division and enter the competition at this stage, host Gillingham.

Matches will be played by November 6th.

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