FA Cup first round: Here are Portsmouth's potential opponents ahead of this evening's draw

Pompey fans will be tuning in to tonight's FA Cup first round draw to find out who their side will play.

Monday, 22nd October 2018, 2:51 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd October 2018, 3:55 pm
Pompey fans at Saturday's game against Fleetwood. Picture: Joe Pepler

They will join the 47 other teams from League One and League Two, as well as the 32 non-league sides who have made it through the qualifying rounds.

Here is everything you need to know about tonight's draw:

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Pompey fans at Saturday's game against Fleetwood. Picture: Joe Pepler

The draw will be broadcast live on BBC Two and online from 7pm tonight.

Mark Chapman will host the programme from Hitchin Town's Top Field ground. The Southern League Premier side have a replay against Leatherhead of the Isthmian League Premier on Wednesday.

The two teams drew 1-1 on Saturday.

What ball number is Pompey?

Pompey fans will be looking out for ball 37 in the draw.

The other big names include Barnsley (3), Charlton Athletic (11), Peterborough United (34) and Sunderland (43).

Who are the lowest-ranked teams in the draw?

The Metropolitan Police, from the Southern League Premier Division South (the seventh tier of the English league pyramid), have equalled their best ever FA Cup run by beating Hawks 1-0 on Saturday.

Haringey Borough, from the Isthmian League Premier Division, beat Poole Town 2-1 to reach the first round for the first time in their history.

Hitchin Town, who are hosting tonight's draw, will also be aiming to play in the first round by beating Leatherhead in this week's replay. Hitchin play in the Evostik Southern Premier Division Central league.

When will the first-round games be played? 

The first round matches will played on the weekend of November 9.

Each winning club will pick up £36,000.

How did Pompey fare in the competition last season?

Under Kenny Jackett the Blues went out in the first round '“ the second successive season they have fallen at the first hurdle.

In November last year Pompey lost 1-0 away at Luton Town, with James Collins scoring in first half stoppage time.

Nathan Thompson was sent off for Pompey in the 84th minute.

How many times have Pompey won the FA Cup?

Pompey have won the FA Cup twice in their history.

Their first triumph was in 1939 when they beat Wolves 4-1 in the final at Wembley.

The next came infamously in 2008 as the Blues recorded a 1-0 win against Cardiff City. Kanu scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute under boss Harry Redknapp.

The Blues have also been beaten finalist three times. The last was in 2010 when they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea.

Here is the full list of ball numbers

1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 AFC WIMBLEDON 3 BARNSLEY 4 BLACKPOOL 5 BRADFORD CITY 6 BRISTOL ROVERS 7 BURTON ALBION 8 BURY 9 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 10 CARLISLE UNITED 11 CHARLTON ATHLETIC 12 CHELTENHAM TOWN 13 COLCHESTER UNITED 14 COVENTRY CITY 15 CRAWLEY TOWN 16 CREWE ALEXANDRA 17 DONCASTER ROVERS 18 EXETER CITY 19 FLEETWOOD TOWN 20 FOREST GREEN ROVERS 21 GILLINGHAM 22 GRIMSBY TOWN 23 LINCOLN CITY 24 LUTON TOWN 25 MACCLESFIELD TOWN 26 MANSFIELD TOWN 27 MILTON KEYNES DONS 28 MORECAMBE 29 NEWPORT COUNTY 30 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 31 NOTTS COUNTY 32 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 33 OXFORD UNITED 34 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 35 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 36 PORT VALE 37 PORTSMOUTH 38 ROCHDALE 39 SCUNTHORPE UNITED 40 SHREWSBURY TOWN 41 SOUTHEND UNITED 42 STEVENAGE 43 SUNDERLAND 44 SWINDON TOWN 45 TRANMERE ROVERS 46 WALSALL 47 WYCOMBE WANDERERS 48 YEOVIL TOWN 49 GUISELEY 50 WARRINGTON TOWN OR FC HALIFAX TOWN 51 CHORLEY 52 HARTLEPOOL UNITED 53 CHESTERFIELD 54 SOUTHPORT 55 YORK CITY 56 HARROGATE TOWN OR WREXHAM 57 GATESHEAD 58 STOCKPORT COUNTY 59 SALFORD CITY 60 WITTON ALBION 61 ALFRETON TOWN 62 WOKING 63 HITCHIN TOWN OR LEATHERHEAD 64 CHIPPENHAM TOWN OR MAIDENHEAD UNITED 65 SLOUGH TOWN 66 HEMEL HEMPSTEAD TOWN OR OXFORD CITY 67 WESTON SUPER MARE 68 BOREHAM WOOD OR DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 69 METROPOLITAN POLICE 70 BROMLEY 71 ALDERSHOT TOWN 72 TORQUAY UNITED 73 BILLERICAY TOWN OR TAUNTON TOWN 74 HAMPTON & RICHMOND BOROUGH 75 SUTTON UNITED 76 EBBSFLEET UNITED 77 MAIDSTONE UNITED 78 HARINGEY BOROUGH 79 BARNET 80 DOVER ATHLETIC

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