Aylesbury United News Story

Ducks to face Ebbsfleet United in next round of the Emirates FA Cup

Monday 20 September 2021 - 12:31 pm | Added by: Paul Snell to Club | | Used tags: , , ,

Aylesbury United have been handed an eighth consecutive home tie in the Emirates FA Cup having been drawn against Vanarama National League South side Ebbsfleet United in the next round.

The Third Round Qualifying tie is likely to take place on Saturday 2 October at The Meadow, subject to confirmation.

Ebbsfleet reached this stage of the competition by defeating Carshalton Athletic of the Pitching In Isthmian Premier Divison 2-1 away from home in the previous round.

The two sides have not met since the club changed its name in 2007, but were regular opponents in the nineties when they played under their original name of Gravesend and Northfleet. We last played each other in the 1999-2000 season, where the Ducks were hammered 5-0 away, but won the return 4-1 in what was the final game of the season.

If the Ducks can pass the tough test they’ve been handed, they will reach Fourth Round Qualifying for the first time since the 2008-09 season.