Worcester City's FA Cup adventure will begin in the Extra Preliminary Round on Saturday, August 10 against competition debutants from Staffordshire.

The draw for the earliest stage of the competition was made yesterday and City have been handed a home fixture against Stone Old Alleynians, who will be playing in the FA Cup for the first time in their history.

The debutants are based in Stone and play in the North West Counties League Division One South.

Formed in 1962, they take their name from the pupils and teachers of Alleyne's Grammar School who played for the club in its infancy.

If City overcome their Staffordshire rivals, they will earn themselves £2,250 and progress into the Preliminary Round, being held on Saturday, August 24.

The draw for the Preliminary Round was also made yesterday, so City know that they will face a trip to either Heather St Johns or Wolverhampton Sporting, if they make it to the next stage.

City would then have to negotiate four rounds of qualifying in order to make it to First Round Proper on November 9, but the financial rewards are certainly there, as they could have earned more than £40,000 by that point.

Bromsgrove Sporting go straight into the Preliminary Round on August 24, when they will host Hanley Town or Leicester Road.

Evesham United are also in the Preliminary Round, and will face the winner of Harefield United or Lydney Town.

Malvern host Whitchurch Alport in the Extra Preliminary Round and will take on Coleshill if they get through.

A total number of 736 clubs entered into the FA Cup this season.