Prestwich Heys have been drawn at home to Litherland REMYCA in the Extra Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The match will be played on Saturday, August 6 at Adie Moran Park (3pm ko).

It is the second season running that the NW Counties Premier Division rivals have been drawn together at this stage. In last year’s competition Heys ran out 3-1 winners at Adie Moran Park although Litherland gained a measure of revenge as they won both league encounters.

The Merseysiders won 4-3 at home before a 1-0 win in the return late in the season which ensured they completed a remarkable escape from what seemed for a long time like certain relegation.

It will be different looking sides that meet up this around however, with both having been busy on the recruitment front in the Summer.

The winners of the tie will be at home in the Preliminary Round against the winners of Stocksbridge Park Steels (Northern Premier League East) and Golcar United (Northern Counties Premier Division) on Saturday, August 20.

In the Isuzu FA Vase, Heys have been given an exemption from the two qualifying rounds, following their run to the third round last season. They will join this year’s competition at the first round stage on Saturday, October 22.

Meanwhile, Heys marked their first appearance of pre-season at Adie Moran Park with an impressive 3-0 victory over Ramsbottom United.

The goals all came in the second half as Heys took charge of proceedings against their Northern Premier League guests after a tightly contested first half.

Heys started the brighter creating the first chance of the game before Ramsbottom went close themselves. As the half progressed the visitors grew stronger, having an effort ruled out for offside and seeing a shot cleared off the line on the stroke of half time.

Both sides made numerous changes at the interval and the early stages proved untidy. However, it was Heys who emerged the stronger of the sides and their persistence was rewarded in the 65th minute when a defensive mix up provided a tap in for Rob Payne.

Five minutes later Heys added to their tally. From a corner the ball bobbled around the box before Tyler James slotted home.

Heys underlined their dominance in the 80th minute with a third goal. A great passing move opened up the Ramsbottom defence and although Payne’s initial shot was saved by the ‘keeper the rebound was promptly dispatched.

It was a deserved win for Heys with some great football on show in an overall performance of some promise.

Heys are in action on Saturday when they will face either Tottington or Elton Vale in the St. Annes Cup competition which is being held at Tottington. Kick off time will depend on the outcome of the midweek semi-finals with the 3rd/4th place play off at 12.30pm and the final at 3.30pm. Check Heys website for details.

n Heys beat Eagley 6-2 on Monday thanks to first half goals from Callum Nicholas, Connor Berry (2), Vincent Howell and Rob Payne before Tyler James grabbed a sixth goal 10 minutes from time.