The Hawks have been drawn Away to fellow National League South side East Thurrock United in the Second Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup. The match will take place at Rookery Hill on Saturday 17th September with a 3PM kick-off.

The Hawks will be looking to repeat least seasons exploits in the FA Cup, in which they upset National League side Lincoln City at Home, beating them 5-3 and taking then-League Two side Dagenham and Redbridge to a Replay, narrowly losing 3-2 at Home, following a 1-1 draw Away, narrowly missing out on a trip to Premier League side Everton.