Clapton CFC women’s first team drawn against St Margaretsbury in the Women’s FA Cup

Clapton CFC will play St Margaretsbury at home in this season’s Women’s FA Cup first qualifying round on Sunday, September 10.

The Bury play in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Women’s Football League, one level below us, after winning promotion last season. As such it’s their first ever foray into the cup.

The winners of that game will receive £1,800 in prize money and will go on to play Wodson Park away in Ware in the second qualifying round on Sunday, October 1.

The first two draws were made today with 208 clubs in total entering at this stage.

Last season we received a bye through the first few rounds as a reward for the history-making run to the third round the year before.

This time around we begin at the first stage, although that’s sometimes better as you receive no prize money for going through via a bye.

Round Dates

  • First Round Qualifying Sunday 10 September 2023
  • Second Round Qualifying Sunday 1 October 2023
  • Third Round Qualifying Sunday 22 October 2023
  • First Round Proper Sunday 12 November 2023
  • Second Round Proper Sunday 26 November 2023
  • Third Round Proper Sunday 10 December 2023
  • Fourth Round Proper Sunday 14 January 2024
  • Fifth Round Proper Sunday 11 February 2024
  • Quarter Final Sunday 10 March 2024
  • Semi Final Sunday 14 April 2024
  • Final Saturday 11 or Sunday 12 May 2024