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FOOTBALL - Bromsgrove Sporting and Alvechurch discover FA Cup first round qualifying opponents

Bromsgrove Editorial 22nd Aug, 2023   0

BROMSGROVE Sporting face a trip to Ashby Ivanhoe while Alvechurch will host Basford United in FA Cup first round qualifying.

Sporting will travel to the Leicestershire club’s NFU Sports Ground while Church take on Basford at their Lye Meadow home on the weekend of Saturday, September 2.

Ian Long’s Alvechurch team enjoyed a memorable run to the second round proper last season, hosting the first round draw before then beating League One side Cheltenham Town.

Church’s fairytale run eventually came to an end against then League One side Forest Green Rovers.

Sporting lost 1-0 away at Hereford in second round qualifying last season but did reach fourth round qualifying in the 2021/22 season where they beaten by Grimsby Town in front of the BBC cameras.

Bromsgrove’s opponents Ashby play at step five in the United Counties League Premier Division North while Church’s opposition Basford play at step three in the Northern Premier League Premier division.




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