Newhaven will begin their post-lockdown era with a home tie in the Emirates FA Cup, as the early round draws for all FA competitions were announced on Tuesday afternoon.

The Dockers will host fellow Southern Combination Football League side Lingfield in the Extra Preliminary Round at the Trafalgar Ground on Tuesday 1st September.

Lingfield were 15th in the Premier Division last season, when it was brought to a premature end due to COVID-19, and had a mixed away league record that included six wins, two draws and five defeats from their 13 away trips.

The winner of this fixture will then face a home match against either Corinthian, of the Southern Counties East Football League, or Sheerwater, of the Combined Counties Football League, in the Preliminary Round on Saturday 12th September.

In the Buildbase FA Vase, Newhaven are exempt until the First Round Proper and therefore miss the first two qualifying rounds of the competition.

Elsewhere, Newhaven Under-18s also learnt their FA Youth Cup Preliminary round opponents, and they face a home tie against South Park.

That match will be played at the Trafalgar Ground in the week commencing Monday 7th September, with the winners facing a home tie against either Worthing or Guildford City in the First Qualifying Round.

Information relating to spectators being allowed in to these games will be issued over the next few days.

3 Responses to “Newhaven to begin with home FA Cup tie”

  1. Aly Mir says:


    I am interested in being informed about all your games, especially the FA Cup game against Lingfield on Tuesday 1st September. Please let me know if I will be able to attend the game.


  2. Aly Mir says:

    Hi, please can you let me know if you will be admitting spectators for the F A Cup game vs. Lingfield on Tuesday. I will be coming from Lewes, so need to know if I will be admitted and whether I need to book a ticket in advance.


    Aly Mir

    • Admin says:

      Hi Aly,

      Spectators will be permitted to the FA Cup game against Lingfield on Tuesday night. It will be pay at the gate so no need book a ticket.

      Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evening.

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