Here is what you need to know ahead of the second round draw of the Emirates FA Cup which will take place at 7pm tonight on BBC Two as teams eagerly wait to see who their next opponents will be.
Cheltenham Town and Forest Green Rovers will both be in the hat, but following draws for both teams in their first round match ups, they will have replays against Ebbsfleet United and Oxford United respectively before they can advance to the second round.
The draw will be at The Beveree, home of National League South side Hampton & Richmond Borough. This is where they will play their first round replay against Oldham Athletic.
The conductors of the second round draw will be former Middlesbrough and Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray.
When will the games take place?
The first round replays will take place on Monday, November 12, Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday November 21.
Cheltenham Town will be playing at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium in their replay. Forest Green Rovers will also be at home at The New Lawn.
The second round is scheduled to take place over the weekend of Friday, November 30.
The winner of the first round games receive £36,000, while the winners of the second round gain another £54,000 according to FA.com.
Prize money from the FA Cup is invaluable for lower league clubs like The Robins and Forest Green.
Cheltenham Town’s commercial assistant Luke Saunders spoke of the value of the tournament’s prize money.
“Every club below the top tier is dreaming of a big third round draw because of the financial implications it can bring,” he said.
“It attracts extra fans through the buzz it generates. Add that to the prize money and it can be very lucrative for a club like ourselves which can help build a stronger future on and off the pitch.”
Cheltenham will be ball three in the draw tonight. While Forest Green Rovers will be represented by ball 23.
Here are the rest of the ball numbers for tonight’s draw.
- AFC Wimbledon
- Maidstone United
- Ebbsfleet United or Cheltenham Town
- Hampton & Richmond Borough or Olham Athletic
- Swindon Town
- Mansfield Town or Charlton Athletic
- Scunthorpe United
- Aldsershot Town or Bradford City
- Grimsby Town
- Chorley or Doncaster Rovers
- Fleetwood Town
- Peterborough United
- Plymouth Argyle
- Chesterfield or Billericay Town
- Lincoln City
- Barnet or Bristol Rovers
- Stockport County
- Gillingham or Hartlepool United
- Oxford United or Forest Green Rovers
- Tranmere Rovers or Oxford City
- Accrington Stanley
- Shrewsbury Town or Salford City
- Newport County
- Solihull Moors
- Sutton United or Slough Town
- Luton Town
- Morecambe or FC Halifax Town
- Carlisle United
- Southend United or Crawley Town
What happened in round one?
Here’s what happened in Cheltenham’s and Rovers’ first round match ups.
Ebbsfleet United 0-0 Cheltenham Town
Oxford United 0-0 Forest Green Rovers