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FA Cup first round draw features Gillingham, Maidstone United, Dover Athletic, Ebbsfleet United and Dartford FC

By KentOnline reporter

There are six Kent clubs in the hat for Monday's FA Cup first round draw.

The draw takes place at 7pm and we'll bring you details of all the ties right here.

Gillingham enter the competition at this stage and they're joined by five of the county's non-league sides, four of whom face replays on Tuesday after drawing at the weekend.

Dover and Bromley will settle their tie on Tuesday night Picture: Tony Flashman
Dover and Bromley will settle their tie on Tuesday night Picture: Tony Flashman

Gills have fallen at the first hurdle in each of the last four seasons, twice losing to non-league Brackley Town. Brackley remain in the Cup but face a replay at big-spending Billericay after the two sides drew 3-3 on Saturday.

In between Gillingham’s ties with Brackley, there have been defeats to League 2 Stevenage (0-3) and Bristol City (1-2).

In the last decade the Gills have made it through to the third round three times, losing to Aston Villa, Accrington and Stoke.

Dartford were the only Kent club to make it through on Saturday thanks to a 1-0 win at Burgess Hill.

Tony Burman's side are fourth in National League South and have already come through three rounds to get this far, also knocking out Barking and Needham Market.

Darts reached the second round three years ago, eventually bowing out at Bradford, but lost 6-3 at home to Sutton in the first round last season.

Kent will have at least one National League representative in the first round with Bromley set to host Dover Athletic in a replay on Tuesday night.

The sides, who both occupy a play-off position, drew 0-0 at Crabble on Saturday.

Maidstone were held 2-2 by Enfield of Bostik Premier Picture: Gary Browne
Maidstone were held 2-2 by Enfield of Bostik Premier Picture: Gary Browne

Maidstone United were kept in the competition by a 95th-minute equaliser at home to Enfield Town on Saturday.

Joe Pigott's last-gasp strike salvaged a 2-2 draw for Jay Saunders' side at the Gallagher Stadium after Stones had controversially seen an early penalty disallowed.

United, ninth in the National League, will be looking to reach the first round for the fourth season running when they travel to Enfield on Tuesday night.

Ebbsfleet United haven't featured in the first round since 2012 but they'll end that wait if they can win their replay at home to East Thurrock United.

Daryl McMahon's side play one division above the Rocks but they laboured to a 0-0 draw in Essex on Saturday and will need to raise their game to make it through.

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