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Senior Cup Draw This Week

U's to discover first opponents

24 September 2018

The Third Round draw for the 2018/19 BBC Essex Senior Cup will be broadcast by the competition’s official supporters on their ‘Wednesday Sport’ show on 26th September at around 7:20pm, featuring Southend United and Colchester United.

Sky Bet Football League clubs, as well as ‘Manarama’ National and Bostik Isthmian League sides, enter the competition at this stage alongside the remaining teams from the other end of the pyramid in the Essex and Eastern Senior Leagues.

As normal, 26 clubs from Step Four and above receive a bye to the last 32. They include:-

Football League: Southend United, Colchester United. National League: Braintree Town, Dagenham & Redbridge. National League South: Billericay Town (holders), Chelmsford City, Concord Rangers, East Thurrock United. Isthmian League Premier: AFC Hornchurch, Brightlingsea Regent, Harlow Town. Isthmian League North/Central: Aveley, Barking, Basildon United, Bowers & Pitsea, Brentwood Town, Canvey Island, Coggeshall Town, Grays Athletic, Great Wakering Rovers, Heybridge Swifts, Maldon & Tiptree, Romford, Tilbury, Waltham Abbey, Witham Town.

Six Second Round winners from Steps Five and Six will also proceed to the Third Round. The schedule for Round Two currently looks like this:-

Southend Manor 2-2 Ilford (3-0 pens)
White Ensign vs Wivenhoe Town (Tuesday 25th September, 7:45pm)
Benfleet 2-3 Leyton Athletic
Stansted 2-3 Redbridge
Takeley vs Hullbridge Sports (Tuesday 25th September, 7:45pm)
Saffron Walden Town vs West Essex (Saturday 29th September, 7:45pm)

You can listen to BBC Essex on digital/DAB radio or by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/essex. Competition information is also shared at www.essexfa.com, by following @EssexCountyFA on Twitter and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook. To find out more about the Vanarama National League’s support of Prostate Cancer UK, visit http://bit.ly/Manarama2018.

Draw Ball Numbers

1 - AFC Hornchurch
2 - Aveley
3 - Barking
4 - Basildon United
5 - Billericay Town
6 - Bowers & Pitsea
7 - Braintree Town
8 - Brentwood Town
9 - Brightlingsea Regent
10 - Canvey Island
11 - Chelmsford City
12 - Coggeshall Town
13 - Colchester United
14 - Concord Rangers
15 - Dagenham & Redbridge
16 - East Thurrock United
17 - Grays Athletic
18 - Great Wakering Rovers
19 - Harlow Town
20 - Heybridge Swifts
21 - Maldon & Tiptree
22 - Romford
23 - Southend United
24 - Tilbury
25 - Waltham Abbey
26 - Witham Town
27 - Southend Manor
28 - White Ensign or Wivenhoe Town
29 - Leyton Athletic
30 - Redbridge
31 - Takeley or Hullbridge Sports
32 - Saffron Walden Town or West Essex


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