Monday, 22 January 2018


Harrogate Town v Billericay Town
2nd in Vanarama North v 2nd in Bostik Premier

Maidstone United v Gateshead
14th in Vanarama National v 15th in Vanarama National

Maidenhead United v Stockport County
13th in Vanarama National v 10th in Vararama North

Wealdstone v Warrington Town
13th in Vanarama South v 4th in Evo Stik Northern League Premier Division 

Brackley Town v Sutton United 
3rd in Vanarama North v 3rd in Vanarama National

Dover Athletic v Leyton Orient 
6th in Vanarama National v 19th in Vanarama National

Spennymoor Town v East Thurrock United 
5th in Vanarama North v 11th in Vanarama South 

Workington AFC v Bromley
7th in Evo Stik Northern League Premier Division v 7th in Vanarama National 

Wealdstone are the only club left in this season's Buildbase FA Trophy that have previously won the competition. The Stones won it back in 1985 when their famous team won the non-league double. There best performance since came in 2012 when as a Isthmian League Premier Division side they reached the semi-final losing on aggregate to Newport County. They host Warrington Town (who are pushing for a play-off place and possibly the title in the Evo Stik Northern League Premier Division. They reached the Quarter-Final in 1992/93 and have previously reached the FA Vase final in 1987 where they lost to St Helens Town. 

Stockport County suffered two relegations in three seasons from 2011 to 2013 dropping from League Two to Step Two on the non-league ladder. Since then they have finished 11th, 9th and 8th in the table. They are currently 10th and have a real chance of getting into the top seven/play off places. This season is the best they have done in the FA Trophy previously getting to the second round stage on three occasions. They go to Vanarama National league side Maidenhead United who are doing well in their maiden season in non-league's top division currently placed comfortably in a mid-table 13th position. 

Workington AFC are the lowest ranked (on current league placements) side still in the competition. They host Vanarama National play-off hopeful's Bromley at the Third Round stage  - The Evo-Stik Northern League Premier Division side's best performance in the competition was back in 2009/10 when they lost to Stevenage Borough at the Quarter-Final stage. They have beaten Witton Albion, Chasetown, Glossop North End (after a replay), Hartlepool United and Weston-Super-Mare to get to this stage. The Reds have already picked up £25,250 from the Football Association's prize fund. 

A victory in the Third Round puts a club only two stages away from Wembley being the Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals (which are played over two legs). Winners at the Third Round stage bag £8,000 from the FA's prize fund. 

The best of luck to all teams on the Road To Wembley. 

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