FA Cup 2018: Ebbsfleet United and Dartford in first round action against Doncaster Rovers and Swindon Town
PUBLISHED: 11:30 03 November 2017
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Ebbsfleet United and Dartford go into battle this weekend in the FA Cup against League opposition and both games look set to be sell-outs.
Excitement has been building since both clubs were given plum draws in the first round of the world’s oldest cup competition - fuelling dreams of a money-spinning run in the competition.
But both will have to be on the top of their game as they face opponents likely to give them their sternest test of the season yet. If they win, they will pocket £18,000 in prize money.
Ebbsfleet entertain League One side Doncaster Rovers on Saturday at Stonebridge Road with the last remaining tickets on sale now.
Doncaster are currently 17th in League One - two leagues above National League Fleet.
Tickets went on general sale on Monday and the club say sales were “brisk”.
Meanwhile, Dartford take on League Two side Swindon Town on Sunday at Princes Park with spectators reminded there will be no tickets available for sale on the day so they must be purchased in advance.
The game will be featured on BBC’s Match of the Day highlights programme that evening.
Swindon are currently riding high in fifth position in the league - also two levels above Dartford in National League South.
Victory for either side will put them just 90 minutes away from reaching the third round - and the chance of national glory should they get drawn against a Premier League team.
Ebbsfleet boss Daryl McMahon told us: “The FA Cup is always massive, and a non-league team usually goes on a good run.
“It was Lincoln last year, hopefully it can be us this year.”
Ebbsfleet United v Doncaster Rovers kicks off at 3pm on Saturday.
Dartford v Swindon Town kicks off at 2pm on Sunday.