The draw for the First Round of the FA Trophy was made earlier this afternoon, and we’ll have at least one side in the next round as two of them were drawn against each other. And by a twist of fate, they also play each other in the League tonight!
Carshalton Athletic will face Dorking Wanderers on Saturday 15th December, and both sides will be helped to prepare this evening, kick off 7.45 PM at Colston Avenue.
Elsewhere, the winner of the replay between Brightlingsea Regent and Hayes & Yeading United will be heading to Brackley Town, currently eighth in National League North, whilst if Wingate & Finchley can get past Chippenham Town they might host a reunion with Dulwich Hamlet, assuming that Gavin Rose’s men can dispose of Welling United.
Lewes or Hemel Hempstead Town will face Eastleigh, currently 9th in the National League.
Winners of these ties will collect £6000 in prize money.
1 Chippenham Town or Wingate & Finchley v Welling United or Dulwich Hamlet
6 Carshalton Athletic v Dorking Wanderers
7 Lewes or Hemel Hempstead Town v Eastleigh
17 Brackley Town v Hayes & Yeading United or Brightlingsea Regent