FA Cup Draw

Parkway handed trip to Didcot in FA Cup first qualifying round

Lee Hobbs and his Plymouth Parkway squad have been handed an away trip to Loop Meadow as they face Didcot Town in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup. Didcot Town play their football in the Southern Division One Central League and currently sit 11th after just two games played.

The tie will be played on Saturday, 3rd September and could serve as a welcome distraction following a stuttering start to life in the Southern Premier South. 

A 390 mile round journey will not phase the club who are renowned for their enjoyment of the away days atmosphere and no doubt, a large contingent of the Parkway faithful will travel and tick off another new ground. 

Didcot have pedigree in the FA Cup after they were under the match of the day spotlight during the 2015-16 season as they welcomed Exeter City in the first round proper. The Grecians ran out 3-0 winners on the night but Didcot performed superbly as they put their name firmly on the non-league map.

Town have also lifted the prestigious FA Vase after success in 2005 at White Hart Lane beating AFC Sudbury 3-1. Captain Jamie Heapy would lift the Vase and now manages Town who last weekend convincing beat Cadbury Heath 4-0 to progress in the FA Cup. 

At first, Parkway thought they had been handed a second consecutive trip to Privett Park and a repeat of last seasons 1st qualifying round fixture against Gosport Borough only for the FA to have posted last seasons fixtures. 

Parkway bowed out of last seasons campaign thanks to a late wonder strike by Nick Dembele gave Borough passage into the next round. 

Parkway will be travelling to Oxfordshire by coach with space available for supporters who would like to enjoy an FA Cup weekend outing. If you are interested in reserving a seat, you can book now by emailing [email protected] 

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