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Thursday 06th July 2006

The Football Association have released the draws for the early rounds of this season’s cup competitions, and if you would like to look at the draws in full then visit

We shall bring you the matches involving Kent sides later.

Clubs that want to send in articles, with manager quotes, please do so and we shall publish them on Sunday. Click on “Contact us.”

Last season three Kentish non-league sides reached the first round proper of the FA Cup but Folkestone Invicta, Ramsgate and Welling United had their dreams dashed by Chester City, Nuneaton Borough and Huddersfield Town respectively - all away from home.

The football season is drawing closer. It actually stats tomorrow (Saturday) when two of our sides open their pre-season campaign.

Kent Leaguers Herne Bay, managed by Jason Lillis, welcome Nationwide Conference South outfit Lewes to Winch’s Park.

But our featured match is at Hartsdown Park where Margate, tipped for a successful Ryman Premier League campaign, entertain League One side Millwall.

Margate’s player-manager Robin Trott hopes for a “full-house”.