FA Cup & FA Vase draws to take place Friday 7th July – West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC

FA Cup & FA Vase draws to take place Friday 7th July

This Friday (7th July) will see the club learn of their first opponents of the season as draws for both the opening rounds of the 2017/18 FA Cup and FA Vase are to be made. Confirmation of the time of the draw, as well as when the full announcement of fixtures, is yet to be confirmed by The FA.

The Extra Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup is scheduled to be played on Saturday 5th August, with the winner of any tie then due to play in the preliminary round on Saturday 19th August. In last season’s competition, West were drawn against AFC Liverpool, progressing to the next round after a replay but losing at home to Squires Gate to end the cup run.

The First Qualifying Round of the Buildbase FA Vase is scheduled to be played on Saturday 9 September, with the following round slated for Saturday 23 September. Last season, West fell at the first hurdle after extra time away to Penistone Town – although the previous season’s exploits will live longer in the memory of many. Having made the First Round of the Vase by beating a beleaguered Dinnington Town team 15-1, West conceded 4 goals by half time at home to Morpeth Town, before valiantly clawing back to parity by the end of the allotted 90 minutes – and then immediately gifting the visitors a winner. Having scraped a 5-4 victory, Morpeth then went on to win the Vase outright.

The first batch of Hallmark Security League fixtures will also be made available in the coming weeks.

See the full round dates of both the FA Cup and FA Vase below.

2017/18 FA Cup round dates

Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 5 August 2017
Preliminary Round Saturday 19 August 2017
First Round Qualifying Saturday 2 September 2017
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 16 September 2017
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 30 September 2017
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 14 October 2017
First Round Saturday 4 November 2017
Second Round Saturday 2 December 2017
Third Round Saturday 6 January 2018
Fourth Round Saturday 27 January 2018
Fifth Round Saturday 17 February 2018
Quarter Final Saturday 17 March 2018
Semi-Final Saturday 21 April 2018
The Final Saturday 19 May 2018

2017/18 FA Vase round dates

First Round Qualifying Saturday 9 September 2017
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 23 September 2017
First Round Saturday 21 October 2017
Second Round Saturday 11 November 2017
Third Round Saturday 2 December 2017
Fourth Round Saturday 6 January 2018
Fifth Round Saturday 3 February 2018
Quarter Final Saturday 24 February 2018
Semi-Final first leg Saturday 17 March 2018
Semi-Final second leg Saturday 24 March 2018
The Final Sunday 20 May 2018