FA Cup games this weekend

Our lower and non league teams will set off on the long road to Wembley this weekend in the First Round proper of the FA Cup. One of the lowest-ranked teams in the competition is Hastings United of the Ryman League.

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Up for the Cup

by Sarah Gomme

Once a year the FA Cup puts non league clubs like Hastings United under the the spotlight. The Ryman League side haven't won a single FA Cup game for six years - a win at Bishops Stortford tomorrow would take them further in this competition than they've ever been before.

Let's hope they are and you can watch that draw live on ITV1 on Sunday afternoon. And elsewhere in the First Round our League One and Two teams are in action. There's home advantage - but always potential for an upset in this competition - for Aldershot, Bournemouth and Gillingham.

Oxford travel to Barnet. Crawley had better behave when they play Met Police. Portsmouth and Swindon are both at home. While Dorchester of the Conference South play League Two Plymouth Argyle on Sunday.

Minnows prepare for FA Cup weekend

Hastings Utd FC Credit: Hastings Utd FC

Our lower and non league teams will set off on the long road to Wembley this weekend in the First Round proper of the FA Cup.

One of the lowest-ranked teams in the competition is Hastings United of the Ryman League.

Also among the contenders, Aldershot, who'll play Hendon, and Crawley who'll play the Met Police! Here's the full list of games in our region:

Aldershot Town v Hendon

Barnet v Oxford Utd

Bishops Stortford v Hastings Utd

Bournemouth v Dagenham & Redbridge

Gillingham v Scunthorpe Utd

Met Police v Crawley Town

Portsmouth v Notts County

Swindon Town v Macclesfield

We'll have all the results, as they happen, here.