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Town Draw Portsmouth at Home in FA Cup First Round
Monday, 26th Oct 2020 19:24

Town have drawn fellow League One side Portsmouth at home in the first round of the FA Cup.

The teams are yet to meet this season but last term Portsmouth beat the Blues 1-0 at Fratton Park with the Portman Road fixture not taking place due to the campaign being curtailed.

Pompey are currently fifth in the League One table, one place and two points behind the Blues.

First round ties will be played over the weekend of November 7th and 8th.

Due to the potential for further fixture congestion, there are no replays this season with drawn games going straight to extra-time and if still not settled penalties.

The teams have drawn one another three times in the competition before, all in the last 15 seasons.

In both 2006 and 2008 then-Premier League Portsmouth beat the Blues 1-0 at Portman Road in third round ties, while in 2016 Pompey - by then in League Two - beat Town 2-1 in a third-round replay at Fratton Park after a 2-2 draw in Suffolk.

The Hampshire club went on to win the trophy for a second time in 2008, having previously carried it off in 1939.

Last season Town defeated Lincoln City 1-0 in a first round replay - ending their 15-match winless run in the competition stretching back to January 2010 - following a 1-1 draw at Portman Road, before losing 2-1 to Coventry in a second round replay at home having drawn 1-1 at St Andrew’s.

FA Cup First Round
1 Leyton Orient v Newport County
2 Havant & Waterlooville v Cray Valley (PM)
3 Sunderland v Mansfield Town
4 Bolton Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra
5 Oxford United v Peterborough United
6 Exeter City v AFC Fylde
7 Tonbridge Angels v Bradford City
8 Walsall v Bristol Rovers
9 Rochdale v Chesterfield
10 Swindon Town v Darlington
11 Barnet v Burton Albion
12 Wigan Athletic v Chorley
13 Tranmere Rovers v Accrington Stanley
14 Oxford City v Northampton Town
15 Maldon & Tiptree v Morecambe
16 Bromley v Yeovil Town
17 Torquay United v Crawley Town
18 Eastbourne Borough v Blackpool
19 Cheltenham Town v South Shields
20 Stevenage v Concord Rangers
21 Harrogate Town v Skelmersdale United
22 Gillingham v Woking
23 Charlton Athletic v Plymouth Argyle
24 Hayes & Yeading United v Carlisle United
25 FC United of Manchester v Doncaster Rovers
26 Salford City v Hartlepool United
27 Scunthorpe United v Solihull Moors
28 Hull City v Fleetwood Town
29 Colchester United v Marine
30 Barrow v AFC Wimbledon
31 Dagenham & Redbridge v Grimsby Town
32 Cambridge United v Shrewsbury Town
33 Brackley Town v Bishop's Stortford or St Albans City
34 Eastleigh v MK Dons
35 Hampton & Richmond Borough v Oldham Athletic
36 Boreham Wood v Southend United
37 Ipswich Town v Portsmouth
38 Port Vale v King's Lynn Town
39 Lincoln City v Forest Green Rovers
40 Banbury United v Canvey Island

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multiplescoregasms added 19:27 - Oct 26
with the few teams left in the draw you just knew it would be portsmouth or lincoln, and not kings lynn or canvey.

aas1010 added 19:27 - Oct 26
Poo 😭

HARRY10 added 19:28 - Oct 26
Two former FA Cup winners, and among the top half dozen clubs in this round

Has to be the TV game

Though would have preferred PR to be open, as it would be a cracking atmosphere

CornishMariner added 19:29 - Oct 26
It will no doubt be televised as well. Two old giants slugging it out in round 1. Was dreading Plymouth away, so could have been worse.

Pencilpete added 19:30 - Oct 26
That's us out then ....

aas1010 added 19:31 - Oct 26
Hope TV game please bbc

chopra777 added 19:32 - Oct 26
If it is a draw there will be no replay. Just a nail biting shootout.

midlandblue54 added 19:35 - Oct 26
New managers first game ??????

chepstowblue added 19:37 - Oct 26
Come November the 9th we're concentrating on the league then !!

Vanisleblue2 added 19:37 - Oct 26
another zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz draw in a Cup.
With Kings Lynn and Canvey Island left it had to be Lincoln or Portsmouth.
Wake me up in 2021

jas0999 added 19:41 - Oct 26
Could have been much easier!

istanblue added 19:43 - Oct 26
At least there's no chance of us getting humiliated by a non-league side.

TimmyH added 19:49 - Oct 26
I'll be surprised if BBC shows our game...if there were fans then maybe due to the atmosphere but BBC is all about the 'romance' of the cup and hype so they'll look for a small club fixture.

Hoping we got Kings Lynn or Bishops Stortford but as said typical that we draw another L1 outfit.

herfie added 20:04 - Oct 26
No doubt PL will see It as a brilliant draw,🤪

Grigzee added 20:57 - Oct 26
Anyone know if the game will be on iFollow. As it is not a EFL game I suspect it will not. I am an International Subscriber so slightly different for me, but presumably Season Ticket holders will NOT get the game as standard as they would have been required to buy a ticket if they were allowed to attend and wanted to go? Any thoughts or comments?

Big_Steve added 22:00 - Oct 26
This is really really good draw that I'm really really looking forward to. Two really really good clubs each with really really brilliant history should serve up a really really good match that a really really lot of fans would really really like to see (but probably really really won't get the chance to live). Brilliant.

Steve_D added 22:29 - Oct 26
Don't think we need to worry about round 2

Burley4ever added 22:39 - Oct 26
Shame it wasn't Kings lynn it's where I'm originally from!!

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 05:49 - Oct 27
Burley4ever: Well done for seeing the light and not supporting that other lot from around that area. I too was born in Norfolk, but I had the good sense to move to ITFC territory when I was about two! -:)

MonkeyAlan added 08:30 - Oct 27
That's us out as usual.

MonkeyAlan added 08:30 - Oct 27
That's us out as usual.

Icantbelieveyousaidt added 09:00 - Oct 27
Monkey Alan - your profile depicting Wernham Hogg has made me realise just how much your characteristics remind me of Gareth Keenan. I wonder if you look like him?

DebsyAngel added 10:46 - Oct 27
Grigzee - I doubt Season Ticket holders will get this game free, as in normal seasons these games are not part of the package. Not sure if there may be an option announced to pay to watch it from IFollow, I guess we will know in due course!

Razor added 11:15 - Oct 27
Another shyte cup draw------we will be out of all cup competitions before you open your advent calender-----we can then concentrate on the league!!

Cheshire_Blue added 11:57 - Oct 27
'That's us out then' Such optimism from a so called Town 'SUPPORTER'. Presumably that comment would have been the same whoever we had drawn.
It is high time some so called supporters moved on from this sort of derogatory comment and started to SUPPORT.

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