“There will be three, possibly five all-National South ties in this round”
64 teams will compete in this 4th, and final, Qualifying Round of this season's F.A. Cup that will be played on Saturday 20th October or during that weekend. The winners receiving £25,000 in prize-money plus, of course, entry into the draw for the 1st Round Proper that will include Football League Division One (level 3) and Division Two (level 4) clubs.
The 24 National League (level 5) teams will join the competition; together with 20 National North and South (level 6) teams that have already qualified - including 12 from National South; 8 teams from level 7; one team from level 8 (Winchester City) and one team from level 9 (Dunston UTS).
Ten ties remain undecided, including eight replays.
Dunston UTS, the level 9 team from Gateshead gained a fantastic home win against National North's Chester City at home in the last round (winning the tie 4 - 3) and they have been awarded a plumb home draw against city 'rivals' Gateshead from the National League.
The draw with teams from National South are:
Eastbourne Borough v Bristol Manor Farm (8) or SLOUGH TOWN
Woking v Welling United
Billericay Town v Taunton Town (7) or St. Albans City
Concord Rangers v Dover Athletic (5)
Hemel Hempstead Town v Oxford City
Weston-s-Mare v Bath City
Wealdstone v Sutton United (5)
Eastleigh (5) v Hampton & Richmond Borough
Torquay United v Winchester City (8)
Chippenham Town or Hendon (7)v Maidenhead United (5)
Dorking Wanderers (7) or Gloucester City v Bromley (5)
The Taunton Town v St. Albans City and Chippenham Town v Hendon 3rd Round Qualifying matches will take place this coming Wednesday, 10th October; while the two replays involving National South teams - Bristol Manor Farm v Slough Town and Dorking Wanderers v Gloucester City will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 9th October.
As National South league fixtures have been scheduled for 20th October, these league matches will need to be re-arranged including Slough's home fixture against Truro City.
Updated 14:44 - 8 Oct 2018 by David Hamlet