Weston drawn away at Cowes Sports in FA Cup

PUBLISHED: 14:23 14 September 2020 | UPDATED: 12:50 15 September 2020

A total of 737 teams have entered the FA Cup this season. Picture: Nick Potts.

A total of 737 teams have entered the FA Cup this season. Picture: Nick Potts.

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Weston have been drawn away to take on Wessex League Premier Division side Cowes Sports in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Scott Laird celebrates scoring his 50th career goal with George Downling during Weston's FA Cup win over Merthyr Town in last year's competitionScott Laird celebrates scoring his 50th career goal with George Downling during Weston's FA Cup win over Merthyr Town in last year's competition

The tie will be played in the week commencing 21 September at Westwood Park in the Isle of Wight.

The Seagulls reached the third qualifying round last season when they were knocked out by Kingstonain, after losing 4-1 at The Optima Stadium.

I am fine with it,” said manager Scott Bartlett.

“It’s a tricky tie and logistically it’s a tough one for our supporters but we always look on the positives and it’s a chance to spend some time with the players as a group.

Kingstonian ended Weston's progress in the FA Cup last seson after The K's beat The Seagulls 4-1 in the Third qualifying round. Picture: Will.T.Photography.Kingstonian ended Weston's progress in the FA Cup last seson after The K's beat The Seagulls 4-1 in the Third qualifying round. Picture: Will.T.Photography.

“Obviously the Dorchester game is the only game we are concentrating on right now, but at 5.30pm on Saturday we will of course focus on Cowes in the FA Cup.

“It’s a brilliant competition and every year a few clubs of our standard do well and progress to the latter rounds and we hope to be one of those.”


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