This lunchtime saw the draws for the early rounds of the FA Competitions.
The Draw was made for the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.
Cray Wanderers have been drawn at home to the winner of the Rusthall v Wick Extra Preliminary Round tie. That game will take place on Saturday 11th August. The winners will play the Wands on Saturday 25th August. More details will follow about this game in due course.
Rusthall which is close to Tunbridge Wells are in the Southern Counties East League Premier Division and finished 19th last season. Last season was their first at that level and also their first FA Cup appearance.
Sussex side Wick are in Division One of the Southern Combination and finished 5th last season.
Also today the Draw has been made for the Preliminary Round of the Buildbase FA Trophy.
The Wands have been drawn away to Canvey Island of the Bostik North. This tie will be played on National Non-League Day on Saturday 13th October.
Canvey Island like Cray reached the playoffs last season and promises to be a very good cup tie.
More details to follow in the next couple of months but of course we do play in a Pre-Season game on 31st July so we will get acquainted fairly soon.
Finally the Draw was made for the Preliminary Round & 1st Round of the FA Youth Cup.
Cray Wanderers have been drawn at home in the Preliminary Round against Holmesdale. The tie is due to be played w/c 3/9/18.
The winners will be away to Bridon Ropes or VCD Athletic in 1st Qualifying Round.