FA Cup/Trophy draws made

The draws for the two FA competitions have been made with the Rams receiving home ties in the opening Preliminary rounds in both competitions.

The draw for the forthcoming FA Cup competition sees Ramsbottom United entering at the Preliminary Round with the visit of either Armthorpe Welfare or Liversedge, taking place on Saturday 19th August.

In the FA Trophy, the Rams have again been drawn at home in the Preliminary Round when they entertain fellow Evo-Stik North side Colwyn Bay on Saturday 7th October.

Should the Rams overcome the Welsh side, then in the first qualifying round, they face a trip across the Pennines to meet promoted Shaw Lane who are now in the Evo-Stik Premier.  This tie would take place on Saturday 28th October.