Nice little earner for Cup starters

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NEXT season’s FA Cup gets underway just two weeks after the start of the 2011/12 campaign and 10 local clubs will be involved at the first stage.

The Extra Preliminary Round is on August 20 and winners in that round get £750 in prize money.

Five of the local clubs, all from the Northern Counties East League, are at home. They are Maltby Main v Glasshoughton, Parkgate v Grimsby Borough, AFC Emley v Hall Rd Rgrs, Hemsworth MW v Tadcaster, Staveley MW v Winterton Rgrs.

The ties involving those who are travelling will be: Scarborough v Hallam, Thackley v Askern Villa, Silsden v Rossington Main, Nostell MW v Armthorpe Welfare, Pickering v Dinnington Town.

Sheffield FC come in at the next stage, the Preliminary Round (£1,500 for winners) at Garforth Town with the winners home to Frickley Athletic. Stocksbridge enter in the First Qualifying Round (£3,000) and are at Nostell, Armthorpe or Brigg.