Royston Town could host FA Cup first round draw

The FA Cup trophy. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

The FA Cup trophy. Picture: Nick Potts/PA - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Royston Town could host the draw for the FA Cup first proper on Monday, if they beat Maldon & Tiptree this weekend, the BBC has confirmed.

The Crows would be in the first round for the first time in their history if they are victorious at Garden Walk, with a Football League side a potential reward.

If Royston lose, their opponents on Saturday will host the draw, while their has been no confirmation of where it will be held if the tie goes to a replay.

Should the draw be held at Garden Walk, it will be coming to Hertfordshire for the second consecutive year after Hitchin Town played host last season.

Five-time Women's FA Cup winner Karen Carney and ex-Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford will conduct the draw from 7pm, live on BBC Two.

One club will receive a bye to round two when the first-round draw is made, following Bury's removal from the competition.

The final club left in the pot will receive the bye and be awarded the £36,000 prize money for a first-round winner.

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First round ball numbers

1 Accrington Stanley

2 AFC Wimbledon

3 Blackpool

4 Bolton Wanderers

5 Bradford City

6 Bristol Rovers

7 Burton Albion

8 Cambridge United

9 Carlisle United

10 Cheltenham Town

11 Colchester United

12 Coventry City

13 Crawley Town

14 Crewe Alexandra

15 Doncaster Rovers

16 Exeter City

17 Fleetwood Town

18 Forest Green Rovers

19 Gillingham

20 Grimsby Town

21 Ipswich Town

22 Leyton Orient

23 Lincoln City

24 Macclesfield Town

25 Mansfield Town

26 Milton Keynes Dons

27 Morecambe

28 Newport County

29 Northampton Town

30 Oldham Athletic

31 Oxford United

32 Peterborough United

33 Plymouth Argyle

34 Port Vale

35 Portsmouth

36 Rochdale

37 Rotherham United

38 Salford City

39 Scunthorpe United

40 Shrewsbury Town

41 Southend United

42 Stevenage

43 Sunderland

44 Swindon Town

45 Tranmere Rovers

46 Walsall

47 Wycombe Wanderers

48 Hednesford Town or Boston United

49 Gateshead or Colne

50 Barrow or Solihull Moors

51 Whitby town or Stourbridge

52 Hartlepool united or Brackley Town

53 Nantwich Town or Kings Lynn Town

54 Chorley or Spennymoor Town

55 Southport or Altrincham

56 Tamworth or Darlington

57 York City or Stockport County

58 Notts County or Belper Town

59 Chesterfield or Wrexham

60 FC Halifax Town or Harrogate Town

61 AFC Fylde or Peterborough Sports

62 Whyteleafe or Chippenham Town

63 Haringey Borough or Yeovil Town

64 Havant & Waterlooville or Dulwich Hamlet

65 Ebbsfleet United or Woking

66 Welling United or Eastleigh

67 Bromley or Aldershot Town

68 Maidstone United or Kings Langley

69 Maidenhead United or Wealdstone

70 Oxford City or Margate

71 Bowers & Pitsea or Chichester City

72 Hayes & Yeading United or Poole Town

73 Royston Town or Maldon & Tiptree

74 Potters Bar Town or Barnet

75 Torquay United or Boreham Wood

76 Sutton United or Billericay Town

77 Weymouth or Dover Athletic

78 Dartford or Kingstonian

79 Carshalton Athletic or Dagenham & Redbridge