2014–15 FA Cup qualifying rounds

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2014–15 FA Cup qualifying rounds
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The 2014–15 FA Cup qualifying rounds opened the 134th season of competition in England for 'The Football Association Challenge Cup' (FA Cup), the world's oldest association football single knockout competition. A total of 736 clubs were accepted for the competition, down 1 from the previous season's 737.[1]

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 2014–15 FA Cup qualifying rounds, as announced by The Football Association.[2]

Round Main date Leagues entering at this round New entries this round Winners from previous round Number of fixtures Prize money[3]
Extra Preliminary Round 16 August 2014 Levels 9-10 368 none 184 £1,500
Preliminary Round 30 August 2014 Level 8 136 184 160 £1,925
First Round Qualifying 13 September 2014 Level 7 72 160 116 £3,000
Second Round Qualifying 27 September 2014 Conference North
Conference South
44 116 80 £4,500
Third Round Qualifying 11 October 2014 none none 80 40 £7,500
Fourth Round Qualifying 25 October 2014 Conference Premier 24 40 32 £12,500
For the next rounds look 2014–15 FA Cup

Extra Preliminary Round[edit]

Extra Preliminary Round fixtures were due to be played on 16 August 2014, with replays taking place no later than 21 August 2014. A total of 368 teams, from Level 9 and Level 10 of English football, entered at this stage of the competition. The draw was as follows:[4]

Notes:
  • 1 Tie was abandoned after 45 minutes due to misconduct with Frimley Green leading 2-1. Was replayed 30 August 2014 with Hartley Wintney winning 2-1.
  • 2 Replay was abandoned after 45 minutes due to floodlight failure with Halstead Town leading 1-0. Was completed 26 August 2014 with Halstead Town winning 6-2.

Preliminary round[edit]

Preliminary Round fixtures were due to be played on 30 August 2014, with replays no later than 5 September. A total of 320 teams took part in this stage of the competition, including the 184 winners from the Extra Preliminary Round and 136 entering at this stage from the six leagues at Level 8 of English football. The round included 34 teams from Level 10 still in the competition, being the lowest ranked teams in this round. The draw was as follows:

First Round Qualifying[edit]

First Round Qualifying fixtures were due to be played on 13 September 2014, with replays no later than 18 September. A total of 232 teams took part in this stage of the competition, including the 160 winners from the Preliminary Round and 72 entering at this stage from the three leagues at Level 7 of English football. There were 10 teams from Level 10 still in the competition, being the lowest ranked teams in this round. The draw was as follows:

Second Round Qualifying[edit]

Second Round Qualifying fixtures were due to be played on 27 September 2014, with replays no later than 2 October. A total of 160 teams took part in this stage of the competition, including the 116 winners from the First Round Qualifying and 44 entering at this stage from the two leagues at Level 6 of English football. Ellistown & Ibstock United and Blaby & Whetstone Athletic from Level 10 were still in the competition, being the lowest ranked teams in this round. The draw was as follows:

Third Round Qualifying[edit]

Third Round Qualifying fixtures were due to be played on 11 October 2014, with replays taking place no later than 16 October 2014. A total of 80 teams took part in this stage of the competition, all winners from the Second Round Qualifying. The round featured 6 teams from Level 9 still in the competition, being the lowest ranked teams in this round. The draw is as follows:

Fourth Round Qualifying[edit]

Fourth Round Qualifying fixtures were due to be played on 25 October 2014, with replays taking place no later than 30 October 2014. A total of 64 teams took part in this stage of the competition, including the 40 winners from the Third Round Qualifying and 24 entering at this stage from the Conference Premier at Level 5 of English football. The round featured 3 teams, Willand Rovers, Greenwich Borough and Shildon from Level 9 still in the competition, being the lowest ranked teams in this round. The draw is as follows:

Competition proper[edit]

Winners from Fourth Round Qualifying advance to First Round Proper, where teams from League One (Level 3) and League Two (Level 4) of English football, operating in The Football League, first enter the competition. See 2014–15 FA Cup for a report of First Round Proper onwards.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Walkover for West Didsbury & Chorlton as Cammell Laird were expelled.
  2. ^ Walkover for Shepton Mallet as Ilfracombe withdreww.
  3. ^ Walkover for Northampton Sileby Rangers as Kempston Rovers fielded an ineligible player.
  4. ^ Walkover for Flackwell Heath as Salisbury City were removed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of 736 Clubs - Accepted". The Football Association. 4 July 2014.
  2. ^ "The FA Cup Round Dates, 2014–15". The Football Association. 4 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Emirates FA Cup prize fund". thefa.com. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Extra Preliminary Round". The Football Association. 4 July 2014.

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