North Leigh, who had a record-breaking run through to the fourth qualifying round in last year’s Emirates FA Cup, face an away tie in their first match of next season’s competition.

John Brough's Evo-Stik Southern League side, who were eventually beaten 6-0 by leading National League side Eastleigh, will travel to either Highmoor Ibis or Buckingham Town in the preliminary round on Saturday August 19.

However, the west Oxfordshire team have been given a home game against fellow Division 1 South & West club Wimborne Town in the preliminary round of the FA Trophy on Saturday October 7.

If they win, they could face a tie away to fellow Oxfordshire side Thame United three weeks


Meanwhile, Clanfield have been drawn at home to Holmer Green in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase on September 9.



Prelim round (Aug 19): Highmoor Ibis or Buckingham Tn v North Leigh.


Prelim round (Oct 7): North Leigh v Wimborne Tn.

1st qual round (Oct 28): Mangotsfield Utd or Thame Utd v North Leigh or Wimborne Tn.


1st qual round (Sep 9): Clanfield 85 v Holmer Green.

2nd qual round (Sep 23): New College Swindon or Ampthill Town v Clanfield 85 or Holmer Green.

MOTORSPORT: Jolyon Palmer, from the Enstone-based Renault team, vented his frustration after just missing out on a top-ten finish in the Austrian Grand Prix.

Palmer finished just 0.5secs behind tenth-placed Williams driver Lance Stroll

Palmer, whose teammate Nico Hulkenberg finished 13th, was disappointed.

He said: “We started in P16 and finished 11th – it’s my third race with an 11th place finish, once more within touching distance of points.

“I had Lance Stroll in my way for just over 40 laps and couldn’t get past him, which is frustrating.”

“I need to focus on qualifying better, but throughout the weekend the pace seemed improved so overall there are some positives.

Looking forward to this weekend’s British Grand Prix, Palmer said: “It’s my home race coming up, and Silverstone’s a great track with a lot of fast corners and it’s one I really like to drive.

“So hopefully that can be the one that gets me in the points.”

HORSE RACING: Western Miller produced a sparkling front-running display to follow up his recent Bangor-on-Dee win for Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon with a smooth success at Market Rasen.

Jumping enthusiastically at the head of affairs under Paul O’Brien in a conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle over an extended two and a half miles, the six-year-old was never headed as he came home six lengths clear of Kalifourchon.