2009–10 FA Cup qualifying rounds

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2009–10 FA Cup qualifying rounds
Country England
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The 2009–10 FA Cup qualifying rounds opened the 129th season of competition in England for 'The Football Association Challenge Cup' (FA Cup), the world's oldest association football single knockout competition. As in the previous year, 762 clubs were accepted for the competition.

The large number of clubs entering the tournament from lower down (Levels 5 through 10) in the English football pyramid meant that the competition started with six rounds of preliminary (2) and qualifying (4) knockouts for these non-League teams. The 32 winning teams from Fourth Round Qualifying progressed to the First Round Proper, where League teams tiered at Levels 3 and 4 entered the competition.

Calendar and prizes[edit]

The calendar for the 2009–10 FA Cup qualifying rounds, as announced by The FA.

Round Main date Leagues entering at this round New entries this round Winners from previous round Number of fixtures Prize money
Extra Preliminary Round 15 August 2009 Levels 9-10 406 none 203 £750
Preliminary Round 29 August 2009 Level 8 131 203 167 £1,500
First Qualifying Round 12 September 2009 Level 7 65 167 116 £3,000
Second Qualifying Round 26 September 2009 Conference North
Conference South
44 116 80 £4,500
Third Qualifying Round 10 October 2009 none none 80 40 £7,500
Fourth Qualifying Round 24 October 2009 Conference Premier 24 40 32 £12,500
For the next rounds look 2009–10 FA Cup

Extra Preliminary Round[edit]

The draw for the Extra Preliminary Round was announced on The FA's website on Tuesday, 1 July.

Matches in this round were played on the weekend around 15 August 2009, with replays were competed between 17 and 19 August 2009.

Ties[edit]

† – After extra time

Replays[edit]

† – After extra time

Preliminary Round[edit]

The draw for the Preliminary Round was announced on Tuesday, 1 July. Matches in this round were played on the weekend of 29 August 2009, with replays scheduled for no later than 3 September 2009.

Ties[edit]

Replays[edit]

† – After extra time

First Round Qualifying[edit]

The draw for the First Round Qualifying was announced on Tuesday, 1 July. Matches in this round were played on the weekend of 12 September 2009, with replays scheduled for no later than 17 September 2009.

As Newcastle Blue Star folded after the draw had been conducted, Ossett Albion were given a walkover to the Second Round Qualifying.

Bobby Traynor was voted 'Player of the Round' for his hattrick in Kingstonian's 4-1 win against Bognor Regis Town.

Ties[edit]

Replays[edit]

Second Round Qualifying[edit]

The draw for the Second Round Qualifying was announced on 14 September 2009. Matches in this round will be played on the weekend of 26 September 2009 with possible replays scheduled for no later than 30 September 2009.

Ties[edit]

Replays[edit]

Third Round Qualifying[edit]

The draw for the Third Round Qualifying was announced on 28 September 2009. Matches in this round will be played on the weekend of 10 October 2009.

Ties[edit]

Replays[edit]

Fourth Round Qualifying[edit]

The Conference National teams will enter at this stage, along with the winners from the third qualifying round. The draw was made on 12 October, and the ties will be played in the week beginning 24 October 2009.

Ties[edit]

Replays[edit]

Competition proper[edit]

Winners from Fourth Round Qualifying advance to First Round Proper, where clubs from Level 3 and Level 4 of English football, operating in The Football League, first enter the competition. See 2009–10 FA Cup for a report of First Round Proper onwards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Merstham official page". Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2009.

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