FA Cup Draw sees minnows one step nearer first round proper
You have to feel sorry for Ashton United fans, who despite a north and south division of the draw find themselves having to travel to Kings Lynn after the 3rd Qualifying Draw was made on Monday. The 300 mile trip is a big ask - this after Ashton beat Trafford at the weekend.
Elsewhere, Dunston UTS, FA Vase winners in 2012, are the lowest-ranked side definitely through to the third round qualifying and they were given a home tie against Chester.
Torquay United racked up a 7-0 win over Lymington Town on Saturday and they will face either Egham Town or Brightlingsea Regent.
Meanwhile, St Neots Town edged a seven-goal thriller against Romulus and they will take on Buxton or Coalville Town.
The draw was conducted by Andy Ambler, The FA’s director of professional game relations, and Samuel Ogunleye (northern section) and Jacob Potter (southern section), two members of The FA Young Reporters' Club.
The third round qualifying ties will take place over the weekend of Saturday 6 October with each winning club collecting £15,000 from The FA prize fund.
Third round qualifying draw:
- Workington v Kidsgrove Athletic
- Stockport County v Corby Town
- Mickleover Sports v Sutton Coldfield Town or Alfreton Town
- Kettering Town v Hednesford Town
- Nuneaton Borough or Brackley Town v Marine
- Peterborough Sports v Chorley
- Altrincham v Bradford (Park Avenue)
- Dunston UTS v Chester
- Stourbridge v Kidderminster Harriers
- FC United of Manchester v Witton Albion
- Cleethorpes Town or Bamber Bridge v Guiseley
- St Neots Town v Buxton or Coalville Town
- King’s Lynn Town v Ashton United
- Curzon Ashton v Southport
- Gainsborough Trinity v Nantwich Town or Blyth Spartans
- York City v St Ives Town or Grantham Town
- Consett or Warrington Town v AFC Telford United
- Tiverton Town v Metropolitan Police or Needham Market
- Haringey Borough v Bognor Regis Town or AFC Sudbury
- Gloucester City v Dorking Wanderers
- Leatherhead v Hanwell Town
- Eastbourne Borough v Dulwich Hamlet
- Woking v Kempston Rovers
- Taunton Town v St Albans City or Corinthian Casuals
- Billericay Town v Whitehawk
- Hereford or Truro City v Welling United
- Hitchin Town or Didcot Town v Hastings United
- Concord Rangers v Beaconsfield Town
- Hemel Hempstead Town v Ramsgate
- Moneyfields v Worthing
- Bath City v Kings Langley or Lewes
- Slough Town or Sholing v Bristol Manor Farm
- Hungerford Town or Wantage Town v Wealdstone
- Hampton & Richmond Borough v AFC Hornchurch
- Chippenham Town or Swindon Supermarine v Hendon or Phoenix Sports
- Egham Town or Brightlingsea Regent v Torquay United
- Weston Super Mare or Salisbury v Coggeshall Town
- Horsham v Poole Town
- Oxford City v Dartford
- Winchester City v Cirencester Town