On Friday, the draws were made for the opening rounds of the FA Cup, FA Trophy and FA Youth Cup were made.
Our FA Cup journey this year will commence in the Preliminary Round (same round as we entered last year) on Saturday 24 August, at home to either Hanley Town or Leicester Road – the latter a team who Sporting fans will remember from our 2016/17 ‘Invincibles’ season.
We will find out our opponents when the two teams face each other in the Extra Preliminary Round, which takes place on the weekend of Saturday 10 August.
We will enter the FA Trophy at the First Qualifying Round – this will take place on the weekend of Saturday 26 October.
Two preliminary rounds are to be played before this stage.
In the FA Youth Cup, our U18s will begin in the Preliminary Round, away at Atherstone Town, in the week commencing Monday 2 September. The winner of that tie will be away to Sutton Coldfield Town, in the week commencing Monday 16 September.