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FOUR local sides were among 64 balls included in this morning's FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round draw at Wembley Stadium but only one, Chelmsford City, are guaranteed to participate.

FOUR local sides were among 64 balls included in this morning's FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round draw at Wembley Stadium but only one, Chelmsford City, are guaranteed to participate.

Just one game stands in their way and a place in the First Round Proper and the chance to rub shoulders with a League club after today's draw that included all 24 Blue Square Premier sides. Ryman League North Lowestoft Town travel to Birmingham tonight to face Sutton Coldfield Town with the winners away to Blue Square North Gloucester City.

Bury Town travel up the A14 tomorrow evening to face Bedford Town with the winners away to Southern League Premier side Oxford City.

Chelmsford City, meanwhile, who had a fine 4-1 win at Dartford on Saturday, face Stevenage Borough at home while Heybridge Swifts will be at home to Blue Square Premier Salisbury City if they can win at Southern League Premier leaders Farnborough Town Wednesday evening.

Matches will take place on Saturday, October 24 with �12,500 for the winners.

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