It’s a big day for a number of local non-league sides with the Emirates FA Cup first qualifying round kicking off today.
Billericay Town vs Stowmarket Town
Billericay Town host Isthmian North Division outfit Stowmarket Town at New Lodge. The Blues have had a positive start to the season having won four and lost one in their opening five games.
The visitors meanwhile have endured a disappointing campaign so far, winless in their three league matches and sitting in 17th place.
Canvey Island vs Lowerstoft Town
Canvey Island have had an inconsistent start to their season and they take on Lowerstoft Town.
Brad Wellman’s side enjoyed derby day delight with a 3-1 victory at Concord Rangers last time out and they will be looking to build upon Monday’s result in today’s FA Cup clash.
Concord Rangers vs Wroxham
Island rivals Concord welcome Wroxham to the Aspect Arena.
They have had a poor start to the season after relegation from the Vanarama National League South last term, sitting bottom of the table with no points on the board.
Wroxham, who sit in ninth place in the Isthmian North Division, will be looking to cause an upset as they head to the Beach Boys.
Hashtag United vs Brentwood Town
There is an Essex derby at the Len Salmon Stadium with Hashtag United, promoted from the Isthmian North last season, hosting Craig Shipman’s Brentwood Town.
The latter are yet to win this term and they shared the spoils with East Thurrock United in a 1-1 draw last time out.
Hornchurch vs Fakenham Town
Unbeaten Hornchurch face Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side Fakenham Town, one of only a number of sides from this level to still be competing in the competition.
They progressed to the first qualifying round after beating AFC Rushden & Diamonds.
Brightlingsea Regent vs Sawbridgeworth Town
Brightlingsea Regent have won all of their games since their relegation from the Isthmian Premier Division – they welcome Sawbridgeworth Town.
Heybridge Swifts vs Gorleston
Heybridge Swifts lock horns with Gorleston, both from the Isthmian North Division.
Hullbridge Sports vs Kettering Town
Hullbridge Sports will be looking to cause an upset at Lower Road as they host Southern League Premier Division Central outfit Kettering Town.
Bowers & Pitsea, Basildon United, Redbridge, Maldon & Tiptree and Grays Athletic were knocked out in the last round so will not be involved in today’s matches.
You can hear about your local sides’ FA Cup game by listening to John Chubb for Phoenix Sport from 3pm-6pm. You can listen via our website by clicking here or on 98FM.