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FA CUP: Maidstone United draw Rochdale in first round

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Maidstone United have been drawn at home to Rochdale in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup.

It means the Stones are two rounds away from getting into the draw with Premier League sides.

MUFC will host the League One side at the Gallagher Stadium.

Rochdale are fourth in Sky Bet League One with six wins, three draws and four defeats so far. 

This is the third year in a row that Jay Saunders’ side have made it to this stage. 

The first round draw was made up of 32 winners from the fourth qualifying round and 48 clubs from League One and League Two, who start their campaign at this stage.

Matches will be played the weekend of 5 to 6 November. First round winners will pocket £18,000 in prize money and edge ever closer to that much sought after third round where teams from the Premier League and Championship enter the competition.

Ticket information will be announced in the next day or so.