Up to nine non-league clubs could be checking into the third round of the FA Cup this season, but there is also the prospect of there being non for the first time in over 50 years.
As it stands there are no ‘all non-league’ ties – that does open the prospect of none being left in for when the Premier League and Championship clubs enter the fray – however Woking and Tranmere could face each other, with both needing a replay – so there could yet be one guaranteed side.
Not since 1950 has there not been a non-league side present in the third round draw, but the prospects are high that at least a few can make it through.
The lowest team left in the draw are seventh-tier Hereford – who will face Fleetwood in the second round.
The other sides looking to make it through are Boreham Wood, Oxford City, Slough and Maidstone and there are a couple who need replays
Leatherhead and Billeracy replay to decide who will face Wycombe, whilst Guiseley go to Accrington after holding them to a draw at the weekend.
BetVictor have it at 5/4 for both 0 to 2 and 3 or 4 non-league clubs making it through.
“Following the draw for the second round, it’s now 7/2 from 11/4 that five or more non league sides progress to round three,” said BetVictor’s Head of ante post Football Michael Triffitt.