Hat-trick of away days for Berko

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BERKHAMSTED have been presented with away ties in the early rounds of FA Cup, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup.

The Comrades start their season with a trip to Hoddesdon Town in the extra preliminary round on August 11.

If successful, Mick Vipond’s Berkhamsted will be at home in the preliminary round on August 25 against either Hadley or Hertford Town.

A victory in that match would set up a potential clash with FC Wembley, who play Langford in the preliminary round.

Wembley are coached by ex-Spurs and England boss Terry Venables who, in conjunction with cup sponsors Budweiser, have signed up some former international footballers to play for them in the FA Cup.

They include former England and Arsenal trio David Seaman, Martin Keown and Ray Parlour, as well as ex-Chelsea full-back Graeme LeSaux, former Fulham skipper and US international Brian McBride and Claudio Canniggia, who played for Rangers and Argentina.

The FA Vase, meanwhile, will see Berko play either Bush Hill Rangers or Cranfield United in the second qualifying round on September 15.

The youth side face a trip to Burnham Ramblers in the FA Youth Cup.