In the Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round Blues have been drawn away at either Litherland REMYCA or Charnock Richard, both of the Hallmark Securities North West Counties League Premier Division.
It could prove a tricky tie with Charnock Richard finishing 6th in the table last season and Litherland having won promotion as runners-up in the First Division. Either way Blues will be playing opposition they haven't faced before.
The match will be played on Saturday 25th August and the winners will receive 32890 and the losers £960 under the FA's new increased FA Cup prize fund.
In the Buildbase FA Trophy we kick-off our campaign in the Preliminary Round with a home tie against more familiar opponents in the form of either Loughbrough Dynamo or Market Drayton Town. The winners will receive £3,000.
In the FA Youth Cup we have been drawn away to Rushall Olympic, tie to be played in the week commencing Monday 3rd September.
FA Cup round dates are as follows:
Preliminary Round Saturday 25th August
First Round Qualifying Saturday 8th September
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 22nd September
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 6th October
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 20th October
First Round Proper Saturday 10th November
FA Trophy round dates are as follows:
Preliminary Round Saturday 13th October
Updated 18:50 - 15 Jul 2018 by Jon Eeles
First Round Qualifying Saturday 27th October
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 10th November
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 24th December
First Round Proper Saturday 15th December