Merrie City sides included in draws for FA Cup and FA Trophy

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FOUR teams from the Merrie City have been included in the draws for the early rounds of the FA Cup and FA Trophy competitions.

Northern Counties East League side Nostell MW and Evo-Stik Premier League trio Ossett Albion, Ossett Town and Wakefield FC have all found out their opponents in the opening rounds of the prestigious competitions.

Nostell start in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup at home against Armthorpe Welfare on Saturday, August 20 and will face Brigg Town at home on Saturday, September 3 in the preliminary round if successful.

Wakefield’s Evo-Stik League trio, who will all play in Division 1 North this season, enter the FA Cup at the preliminary round stage on August 20.

Ossett Albion will host Witton Albion, Ossett Town have been drawn at home against Maltby Main or Glass Houghton Welfare and Wakefield FC will host Thackley or Askern Villa.

If any four of the teams progress to the first qualifying round, Nostell MW will host Stocksbridge PS, Ossett Albion will welcome Marine to the Warehouse Systems Stadium and Ossett Town could face Wakefield FC if both teams progress.

The first qualifying round will be played on Saturday, September 17.

Town and Wakefield FC will also meet in the preliminary round of the FA Carlsberg Trophy at Stade France on Saturday, October 8, while Ossett Albion will host Lincoln United on the same day.

See this week’s Wakefield Express Sport for all the latest sports news from around the district.