The FA Cup second round draw is one of the most anticipated events of the English football season even if the Premier League teams have to wait a little longer for their introduction, as surprise packages from down the EFL pyramid and even further below await their fate. While 80 teams will go into the draw, only 40 will remain after Monday evening as the most prestigious domestic cup competition in the world whittles down once again.
One of the ties of the first round will see Charlton Athletic host Cray Valley Paper Mills FC, a team from the Isthmian League South East division, at The Valley. The eighth-tier part-timers are into the competition proper for only the second time in their history after qualifying wins over Lordswood, Uxbridge, Northwood and Carshalton Athletic before thrashing Enfield Town 5-2.
Fixtures for the first round proper will be held between Friday November 3 and Monday November 6, 2023, with clubs at this stage pocketing £40,000 from the competition’s prize fund. But progess to the second round is much more lucrative as the competition narrows down, with an extra £67,000 up for grabs for the victors.
All 44 clubs from the Championship and Premier League have the benefit of entering at third round stage in January, but there is still plenty to play for before then. Ahead of the second round draw, Express Sport have all the details you need to be prepared.
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Time, date and TV channel
The draw for the second round proper of the 2023-24 FA Cup will take place on Sunday, 5 November, with the entire draw broadcast live on ITV1.
Rather unusually, the draw has been scheduled to take place in between two ties, with Chesterfield taking on Portsmouth on ITV1 in their first-round tie at 12.15pm and Crewe Alexandra facing Derby County at 2.45pm. That game will be live on ITVX.
And with a short window of around 40 minutes, all 20 ties will be drawn out of the proverbial hat before the first round matches are completed.
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The winner of each of the ties below will use their assigned ball numbers in the second round draw, which are as follows:
1. Curzon Ashton or Barnet
2. Alfreton Town or Worthing
3. Chesterfield or Portsmouth
4. Bolton Wanderers or Solihull Moors
5. Exeter City or Wigan Athletic
6. Leyton Orient or Carlisle United
7. Kidderminster Harriers or Fleetwood Town
8. Hereford or Gillingham
9. Slough Town or Grimsby Town
10. Charlton Athletic or Cray Valley Paper Mills
11. Oxford United or Maidenhead United
12. Newport County or Oldham Athletic
13. Swindon Town or Aldershot Town
14. Crewe Alexandra or Derby County
15. Mansfield Town or Wrexham
16. Marine or Harrogate Town
17. Barnsley or Horsham
18. Port Vale or Burton Albion
19. Peterborough United or Salford City
20. Eastleigh or Boreham Wood
21. Bradford City or Wycombe Wanderers
22. Sheppey United or Walsall
23. Shrewsbury Town or Colchester United
24. Bristol Rovers or Whitby Town
25. Lincoln City or Morecambe
26. Sutton United or AFC Fylde
27. Reading or Milton Keynes Dons
28. Doncaster Rovers or Accrington Stanley
29. Chester or York City
30. Scarborough Athletic or Forest Green Rovers
31. Notts County or Crawley Town
32. Stockport County or Worksop Town
33. Yeovil Town or Gateshead
34. Stevenage or Tranmere Rovers
35. Chesham United or Maidstone United
36. Bromley or Blackpool
37. AFC Wimbledon or Cheltenham Town
38. Cambridge United or Bracknell Town
39. Northampton Town or Barrow
40. Ramsgate or Woking
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