Essex’s professional clubs will join the last remaining sides from the Essex Senior and Eastern Senior Leagues in the hat for the BBC Essex Senior Cup Third Round Draw when it’s broadcast live on Wednesday 25th September from the station’s Chelmsford studios.
54 sides entered the Senior Cup this year, including Southend United and Colchester United, with newcomers Hashtag United entering for the first ever time. Hashtag are still in the competition and they’ll be listening from around 6:35pm to see who they could face. The special guest will be Waltham Abbey Joint Manager Michael Spencer.
East Thurrock United are the current holders following their 3-1 victory in the final against Chelmsford City in front of 1,822 spectators at Colchester United FC in March. They join the rest of the Football League, National League and Isthmian League teams in a group who have been exempt until Round Three of this year’s competition.
All the BBC Essex Senior Cup information you need to know can be found here. Details and live match updates are shared on Twitter by @EssexCountyFA, while competition news is also published by the ‘EssexFootball’ page on Facebook. Listen to BBC Essex at www.bbc.co.uk/essex.
Draw Ball Numbers: 1 - Aveley, 2 - Barking, 3 - Basildon United, 4 - Billericay Town, 5 - Bowers & Pitsea, 6 - Braintree Town, 7 - Brentwood Town, 8 - Brightlingsea Regent, 9 - Canvey Island, 10 - Chelmsford City, 11 - Coggeshall Town, 12 - Colchester United, 13 - Concord Rangers, 14 - Dagenham & Redbridge, 15 - East Thurrock United, 16 - Grays Athletic, 17 - Great Wakering Rovers, 18 - Harlow Town, 19 - Heybridge Swifts, 20 - Hornchurch, 21 - Hullbridge Sports, 22 - Maldon & Tiptree, 23 - Romford, 24 - Southend United, 25 - Tilbury, 26 - Waltham Abbey, 27 - Witham Town, 28 - Stanway Rovers or West Essex, 29 - Holland, 30 - Hashtag United, 31 - Saffron Walden Town or Redbridge, 32 - Wivenhoe Town