Heybridge Swifts will host Colchester United while Southend United travel to Billericay Town as the draw for the Third Round of the BBC Essex Senior Cup was broadcast live from the station’s Chelmsford studios on Wednesday 25th September.
At this stage, Essex’s professional clubs from the Football League joined the remaining teams from the Essex Senior and Eastern Senior Leagues, as well as the County’s National and Isthmian League teams. Heybridge are managed by U’s legend Karl Duguid, adding extra intrigue to that fixture, while Billericay and Southend have met in the Senior Cup several times of late.
Hashtag United, entering for the first ever time, were paired at home to Witham Town, while holders East Thurrock United meet Concord Rangers away. Waltham Abbey Joint Manager Michael Spencer was the special guest who drew out the home clubs, while BBC Essex’s Nick Alliker was responsible for the away sides. Abbey will travel to Coggeshall Town in the Third Round.
Third Round matches are due to take place on or before 9th November, and BBC Essex Senior Cup information can be found on this website, plus details and live match updates are shared by @EssexCountyFA on Twitter and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.
BBC Essex Senior Cup Third Round (on or before 9th November)
Brentwood Town vs Hornchurch
Grays Athletic vs Holland
Harlow Town vs Canvey Island
Basildon United vs Aveley
Romford vs Great Wakering Rovers
Concord Rangers vs East Thurrock United
Maldon & Tiptree vs Wivenhoe Town
Heybridge Swifts vs Colchester United
Stanway Rovers vs Chelmsford City
Bowers & Pitsea vs Brightlingsea Regent
Braintree Town vs Tilbury
Billericay Town vs Southend United
Hullbridge Sports vs Dagenham & Redbridge
Saffron Walden Town or Redbridge vs Barking
Coggeshall Town vs Waltham Abbey
Hashtag United vs Witham Town