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23/24 FA Youth Cup First Round Proper draw revealed with Leagues One and Two clubs joining

The 23/24 FA Youth Cup First Round Proper draw has been revealed this afternoon with Leagues One and Two clubs joining at this stage.

Following the conclusion of the qualifying rounds, there are 40 ties at this stage of the competition which will be scheduled over the next weeks and played before Saturday the 4th of November.

For season 2023-2024, eligible player must have been born on or after 1st of September 2005 and before the 1st of September 2008.

45 teams from League One and League Two joined the 35 winners from the previous round.

The likes of Barrow, Crawley Town, and Wycombe Wanderers won’t be participating in this round as they did not apply to enter the competition.

Chester-Le-Street United is the lowest-ranked team left as it is from the tenth tier of the football pyramid.

The 20 Premier League teams join the 24 sides from the Championship in entering the competition at the Third Round stage, alongside the sides to have progressed from the Second Round.



1 Doncaster Rovers v AFC Fylde
2 Wigan Athletic v Fleetwood Town
3 Bolton Wanderers v Blackpool
4 Rochdale v Harrogate Town
5 Chester-Le-Street United v Guiseley
6 Morecambe v Wrexham
7 Lancaster City v South Shields
8 Salford City v Accrington Stanley
9 Stockport County v Farsley Celtic
10 Bradford City v Tranmere Rovers
11 Carlisle United v Barnsley
12 Stourbridge v Milton Keynes Dons
13 Burton Albion v Port Vale
14 Chasetown v Walsall
15 Heather St Johns or Chesterfield v Boldmere St Michaels
16 Shrewsbury Town v Grimsby Town
17 Mickleover v Northampton Town
18 Leighton Town v Solihull Moors
19 Crewe Alexandra v Peterborough United
20 Mansfield Town v Derby County
21 Notts County v Lincoln City
22 Bury Town v Charlton Athletic
23 AFC Wimbledon v Cambridge United
24 Colchester United v Sutton United
25 Tring Athletic or Jersey Bulls v Berkhamsted
26 Leyton Orient v AFC Sudbury
27 Dorking Wanderers v Worthing
28 Walton & Hersham v Erith & Belvedere
29 Hemel Hempstead Town v Takeley
30 Kingstonian v Stanway Rovers or Barking
31 Ware v Gillingham
32 Burgess Hill Town v Stevenage
33 Eastleigh v Portsmouth
34 Thame United v Forest Green Rovers
35 Oxford City v Reading
36 Aldershot Town v Swindon Town
37 Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham Town
38 Newport County v Fareham Town or Wimborne Town
39 Torquay United or Reading City v Exeter City
40 Oxford United v Bridgwater United


All ties must be played by Saturday 4 November 2023. Kick-off 7.00pm unless mutually agreed otherwise.

When a match is drawn after 90 minutes, the winner shall be determined by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with the procedure adopted by The International Football Association Board.

Matches in The FA Youth Cup Competition take priority over all other matches with the only exception being home first team commitments.


Only those players are eligible to take part who have reached the age of 15 years by midnight on 31

August of the current season and not reached the age of 18 years as at midnight on 31 August of the current season. (For season 2023-2024, a player must have been born on or after 1 September 2005
and before 1 September 2008).

Competition Proper – Ties to be played by the closing date:-
Second Round Proper Saturday 25 November 2023
Third Round Proper Saturday 16 December 2023
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 20 January 2024
Fifth Round Proper Saturday 10 February 2024
Sixth Round Proper Saturday 9 March 2024
Semi Final Saturday 6 April 2024
Final Saturday 4 May 2024


Stanway Rovers FC P – P Barking FC
Barnet FC 2 – 3 Ware FC
Leighton Town FC 3 – 1 King’s Lynn Town FC
Burgess Hill Town FC 5 – 3 Tonbridge Angels FC
Rusthall FC 0 – 1 Kingstonian FC
Welling United FC 1 – 1 (7-8 p) Dorking Wanderers FC
Torquay United FC P – P Reading City FC
Curzon Ashton FC 1 – 9 Lancaster City FC
Bugbrooke St Michaels FC 3 – 4 Stourbridge FC
Newport Pagnell Town FC 1 – 3 Chasetown FC
Mickleover FC 6 – 1 Bedworth United FC
AFC Sudbury 3 – 3 (5-4 p) Chelmsford City FC
Guiseley AFC 2 – 1 Hartlepool United FC
Rochdale AFC 2 – 2 (4-1 p) Burscough FC
Tring Athletic FC P – P Jersey Bulls FC
AFC Fylde 2 – 0 Chester FC
Crawley Down Gatwick FC 2 – 6 Worthing FC
Fareham Town FC P – P Wimborne Town FC
Hitchin Town FC 1 – 3 Bury Town FC
Wingate & Finchley FC 1 – 2 Hemel Hempstead Town FC
Oxford City FC 5 – 1 Street FC
Farsley Celtic AFC 2 – 1 Wythenshawe FC
Mangotsfield United FC 1 – 2 Bridgwater United FC
South Shields FC 3 – 0 York City FC
Boldmere St Michaels FC 4 – 3 Ingles FC
Erith & Belvedere FC 3 – 1 Croydon FC
Truro City FC 3 – 8 Eastleigh FC
Chester-Le-Street United FC 1 – 1 (4-3 p) Pontefract Collieries FC
Thame United FC 4 – 0 Basingstoke Town FC
Tividale FC 0 – 1 Solihull Moors FC
New Salamis FC 2 – 3 Takeley FC
Walton & Hersham FC 1 – 0 Maidstone United FC
Uxbridge FC 0 – 1 Berkhamsted FC
Aldershot Town FC 3 – 0 Weston Super Mare FC

Heather St Johns VS Chesterfield
Fareham Town VS Wimborne Town
Tring Athletic VS Jersey Bulls
Torquay United VS Reading City

You can see a full list of results from the competition by clicking HERE.

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