NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Soham Town Rangers and Ely City learn of FA Cup and FA Trophy opponents

The Emirates FA Cup kicks-off for the new season on Saturday August 5 with the extra preliminary rou

The Emirates FA Cup kicks-off for the new season on Saturday August 5 with the extra preliminary round. PHOTO: The FA - Credit: Archant

Soham Town Rangers and Ely City have discovered who they will take on in the early qualifying rounds of the FA Cup and FA Trophy.

Robbie Mason’s Rangers will host lower-level Cogenhoe United or Godmanchester Rovers on August 19, while the Robins will welcome UCL Premier Division outfit Holbeach United to the Unwin Ground.

The winners of those games will scoop a prize of £1,925.

There’s a case of déjà vu for Soham in the FA Trophy as the Greens travel to Newcastle Town for the second consecutive season on October 7.

They triumphed 3-1 at the same stage of the competition last season thanks to a Dubi Ogbonna double and a Salim Relizani strike.


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And Brady Stone’s Ely have been rewarded for their record-breaking run in the FA Vase last season with a bye into the second round proper.

The city side reached the fifth round of the competition last season before losing 3-0 to Sporting Khalsa.

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