Farsley are cashing in on their FA Cup progress - but it is not only the financial gain which is in their thoughts ahead of Sunday's clash with MK Dons.

The competition provides an annual opportunity for teams outside the Football League to write their name into its 126-year history with a giant-killing feat.

Interest in the tie is exceptional, with the Celts' website going into meltdown after the first-round draw paired them with the League Two outfit.

"The FA Cup is very important to the club, both from a profile perspective and securing much-needed funds," said Farsley chairman Andy Firbank.

"We have already had a fantastic response, with the website crashing from the weight of new visitors on the evening following the draw."

The site usually receives approximately 1,000 hits each week but received double that inside an hour.

Farsley's progress to the first round for the first time in 32 years was matched by their under-18 players, who were at Chester in the FA Youth Cup last night but lost 3-1.

"We have come up from the UniBond First Division to the Conference North in a three-year period," said Firbank.

"We have had two of our teams in the FA Cup and FA Youth Cup first rounds, which demonstrates the hard work and commitment from the whole club."

This season the FA Cup first-round winners will bank £16,000, with £24,000 up for grabs in the second round and £40,000 in the third.

Steve Clark, head of competitions for the Football Association, said: " Every season the FA Cup throws up a series of shocks that live in the memory for many years.

"The prize-money and broadcast fees for many clubs are almost of secondary importance compared to the opportunity of putting their club on the map.

"However, with a prize-fund totalling just under £10million, the FA are committed to ensuring that those clubs who can beat the odds and progress throughout the stages are rewarded in a way that could change their footballing fortunes."