Blyth Spartans AFC will enter the FA Cup at the Second Round Qualifying Stage – which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 3.
The proposed start date for the 2020-21 National League North campaign also falls on the same weekend, which means Spartans’ first competitive game will be an FA Cup tie.
There will be no replays in the qualifying rounds in order to assist in easing pressure on the fixture schedule and ensure that domestic competitions can still be delivered.
The FA Cup confirmed its prize fund pot has been reduced by 50% to bring the overall total back in line with 2017/18 season levels.
For a breakdown of prize money available for each round, please visit the following link by clicking HERE.
Additionally, full details regarding the FA Cup scheduled – from the Extra Preliminary Round to the Final at Wembley – can be found HERE.
Meanwhile, Spartans will also participate in the FA Trophy from the Second Round Proper stage, pencilled in for Saturday, December 5.