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Ball numbers revealed for the FA Cup Third Round draw

The ball numbers have been revealed for the FA Cup Third Round Proper draw following this weekend’s Second Round Proper action.

The draw for this stage of this season’s competition will take place on Monday the 30th of November and we’ll have it as each tie is drawn out in our FA Cup special live blog.

It comes prior to live coverage of the tie between Isthmian League club Canvey Island and National League side Boreham Wood.

With clubs from the Premier League and EFL Championship joining the competition at this stage, it’s traditionally one of the biggest days in the football calendar as teams who have made their way through the qualifying stages and early rounds hope for a chance to progress further or even face one of the top-flight clubs.

This season’s third round proper will take place across the weekend of Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of January 2021, with the 32 winning clubs at this stage collecting £82,000 from the competition’s prize fund.


1 AFC Bournemouth
2 Arsenal
3 Aston Villa
4 Barnsley
5 Birmingham City
6 Blackburn Rovers
7 Brentford
8 Brighton & Hove Albion
9 Bristol City
10 Burnley
11 Cardiff City
12 Chelsea
13 Coventry City
14 Crystal Palace
15 Derby County
16 Everton
17 Fulham
18 Huddersfield Town
19 Leeds United
20 Leicester City
21 Liverpool
22 Luton Town
23 Manchester City
24 Manchester United
25 Middlesbrough
26 Millwall
27 Newcastle United
28 Norwich City
29 Nottingham Forest
30 Preston North End
31 Queens Park Rangers
32 Reading
33 Rotherham United
34 Sheffield United
35 Sheffield Wednesday
36 Southampton
37 Stoke City
38 Swansea City
39 Tottenham Hotspur
40 Watford
41 West Bromwich Albion
42 West Ham United
43 Wolverhampton Wanderers
44 Wycombe Wanderers
45 Stevenage
46 Blackpool
47 Tranmere Rovers
48 Crawley Town
49 Stockport County
50 Plymouth Argyle
51 Portsmouth
52 Cheltenham Town
53 Chorley
54 Morecambe
55 Shrewsbury Town
56 Mansfield Town
57 Newport County
58 Marine
59 Exeter City
60 Canvey Island or Boreham Wood
61 Doncaster Rovers 
62 Milton Keynes Dons
63 Bristol Rovers
64 Oldham Athletic

National League North club Chorley managed to knock out League One high flyers Peterborough United in an FA Cup shock on Saturday.

The Magpies trailed 1-0 at the break but goals from Connor Hall and Lewis Baines have seen Jamie Vermiglio’s side pull off another upset.

Posh, who sit second in the League One table, put out a strong side, and they had reached the third round in 13 of the past 14 seasons.

Connor Hall notched the equaliser for the non league club, before Lewis Baines put the Magpies ahead shortly afterwards.

The visitors then missed a penalty, but progressed to the third round anyway – adding Peterborough the the first-round scalp of Wigan Athletic.

Unbelievably, Darren Ferguson’s side were second best for much of the game.

Vermiglio, whose club were relegated from the National League last season after winning just four of their 38 games, said: “It’s a monumental achievement that we can treasure and I’m a very proud man.

“It wasn’t lucky either. What a performance we produced after going behind so early on.

“Technically we were good, tactically we were good and the set-pieces were absolutely on point, but we also had the heart, spirit and endeavour you need to get through an FA Cup tie in abundance.

“We had a good sing-song in the dressing room after the game and I’m sure we’ll celebrate on the coach home. It’s a long journey anyway but we might get the driver to go round the block a few times too.

“The boys have written themselves a piece of history that no-one can ever take away and it’s fantastic after what we’ve been through as a club over the last 12 months.”

A deserved mention also for Marine who also make it through to the next round, from the eighth tier and knocking out Havant & Waterlooville to potentially face a Premier League club. What a dream.


Friday 27th November 2020
FT Tranmere Rovers (0) 1-0 (0) Brackley Town

Saturday 28th November 2020
FT Bradford City (1) 1-2 (1) Oldham Athletic
FT (AET) Cheltenham Town (1) 2-1 (0) Crewe Alexandra
FT Gillingham (1) 2-3 (3) Exeter City
FT Harrogate Town (0) 0-4 (0) Blackpool
FT (AET) Morecambe (0) 4-2 (1) Solihull Moors
FT Newport County (0) 3-0 (0) Salford City
FT Peterborough United (1) 1-2 (0) Chorley
FT Plymouth Argyle (1) 2-0 (0) Lincoln City
FT Portsmouth (2) 6-1 (0) King’s Lynn Town

Sunday 29th November 2020
FT AFC Wimbledon (1) 1-2 (1) Crawley Town
FT Barnet (0) 0-1 (0) Milton Keynes Dons
FT Bristol Rovers (4) 6-0 (0) Darlington
FT Carlisle United (0) 1-2 (2) Doncaster Rovers
FT (AET) Mansfield Town (1) 2-1 (1) Dagenham & Redbridge
FT (AET) Marine (0) 1-0 (0) Havant & Waterlooville
FT (AET) Shrewsbury Town (0) 1-0 (0) Oxford City
FT Stevenage (0) 1-1 (0) Hull City – Stevenage win 6-5 on penalties
FT (AET) Stockport County (1) 3-2 (1) Yeovil Town

Monday 30th November 2020
7.45pm Canvey Island v Boreham Wood


Who do you want in Monday’s draw? We’ll have it from 7pm live as every tie is drawn out. We’d love to have you here for that.

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