The draw for the initial round of the Emirates FA Cup was made at FA Headquarters on 8th July. AFC Rushden & Diamonds were drawn to host Leighton Town or Northampton Sileby Rangers in the Preliminary Round, with the tie due to be played on Saturday 20th August. The competition starts a fortnight earlier with the extra-preliminary round, where the Diamonds opponents will be decided. That game has now been played, with Northampton Sileby Rangers winning 2-1, so they will face the Diamonds on 20th August. The winner of the tie will host Aveley or AFC Hornchurch in the First Qualifying Round.
More details of the tie, including ticket prices, will be published as soon as the arrangements are confirmed.
For full details of the draw see here.