Next weekend is dedicated to the FA Cup matches , which have reached the fourth qualifying round, in which the 23 teams of the National League come into play ; last round without the professional clubs, in fact in the next round the 48 teams that make up League One and League Two will be added to the 32 teams that will qualify . Always with total draw couplings.
Five rounds have already been played
At the moment, five qualifying rounds have already been played, involving 614 Clubs, which came into play in sequence according to the series to which they belong.
The first round, Extra Preliminary Round , was played in the first weekend of August with 174 games played, in which the best clubs of the eighth, ninth and tenth series were played; from the second and third, Preliminary Round and First Qualifying Round , the Isthmian League , Southern League South , Southern League Central and Northern League teams took the field ; while from the fourth to mid-September the clubs of National League South and National League North joined .
Saturday 16 October 2021 the next round
They will be 64 clubs that Saturday, October 16, 2021 will take the field in the Fourth Qualifying Round to contend for the passage to the next round; 23 of the seats are allotted to National League squads that enter the competition in this round.
The remaining formations come from the victorious previous qualifying rounds, and belong to the following series: 9 Clubs from the National League South , 10 from the National League North , 4 from the Isthmian League , 3 from the Southern League South , 5 from the Southern League Central and 2 from the Northern League .
The 64 are still missing 8 clubs, all belonging to the eighth English series, they are: AFC Sudbury , Bedfont Sports , Chertsey Town , Marine , Marske , United Pontefract Collieries , Hastings United and Stamford AFC.
Stamford AFC : in the running from the first round
Only one club is still in the running from the first round, the one at the beginning of August, it is Stamford AFC which participates in the Northern Premier League Midlands , the eighth English series.
The Daniels are the club in the town of Stamford , in South Kesteven County in Lincolnshire , with a population of around 20,000.
The formation of Manager Graham Drury , has reached the Fourth Qualifying Round by overcoming in sequence: GNG Oadby Town, Lincoln United, Reddtich United, AFC Telford and Norwich United; scoring 11 goals and conceding only two in the last two matches.
In the next round, Stamford ACF will try to overtake the most popular Stockport County , Club currently tenth place in the National League ; to do so he will rely on the inspiration and goals of Cameron Jhonson , an offensive winger with an excellent sense of goal, for him already 11 goals in the season between the FA Cup and the Championship.
By Gianluca Urgnani