FA Cup & FA Trophy Draws
The draws have been made for the early rounds of this year’s FA Cup and FA Trophy competitions.
In the FA Cup Preliminary Round we face an away fixture at one of two Step Five sides, either Colliers Wood United of the Combined Counties Premier League or our old friends from the Southern Counties East League (formerly the Kent League), Lordswood.
In a strange twist, we are due to visit Lordswood during pre-season! If we end up playing the same side twice, then Tim Dixon will hope that our excellent record at Martin Grove continues. Most long-standing Hythe supporters struggle to remember anything other than excellent high-scoring performances at one of our favourite venues of recent years.
The tie will be played on Saturday 30th August, with the winner receiving prize money of £1,925. If we are successful in the Preliminary Round then we will move onto an all Ryman South affair, at home to local rivals Whitstable Town or Walton Casuals, with the winner receiving £3,000 in prize money.
The FA Cup with Budweiser - Preliminary Round
Colliers Wood United or Lordswood v Hythe Town
Saturday 30th August 2014
Winners to Receive £1,925
The FA Cup with Budweiser - First Round Qualifying
Colliers Wood United or Lordswood or Hythe Town v Walton Casuals or Whitstable Town
Saturday 13th September 2014
Winners to Receive £3,000
In the FA Trophy Preliminary Round we face a home tie with Ryman North side, Maldon & Tiptree, who finished last season with a league position of 9th. The tie will be played on Saturday 18th October, with the winner receiving prize money of £2,500.
The winner of that match will then travel to Romford (who finished 11th in the Ryman North last season) or Uxbridge (another mid-table Step Four side, from the Calor League Division One Central), the winner receiving £2,700 in prize money.
The FA Carlsberg Trophy - Preliminary Round
Hythe Town v Maldon & Tiptree
Saturday 18th October 2014
Winners to Receive £2,500
The FA Carlsberg Trophy - First Round Qualifying
Romford or Uxbridge v Hythe Town or Maldon & Tiptree
Saturday 1st November 2014
Winners to Receive £2,700
Originally Published - 04/07/14