LOWESTOFT TOWN V GLOUCESTER CITY
Ryman League Division One (North) Lowestoft Town will face a trip to the racecourse ground to play Blue Sqaure Premier Wrexham should they win their replay against Gloucester City and get through to the first round proper for the first time in 30 years.
The Trawler Boys scored in the last seconds to rescue a 1-1 draw at The Corinium Stadium in what was a wind effected game in which neither team dominated. The Suffolk visitors had two good chances in the first half and The Tigers came back at them in the 2nd half.
With the heartbreak of letting in a last second goal, the up to 10+ hour midweek round trip and the expected 1500+ crowd at Crown Meadow the ball will be in Lowestoft's court to beat their Blue Square North rivals.
http://www.skybet.com/ can't decide on which team is favourite for the game at both are 6/4 to win with the draw after 90 minutes being 9/4.
SALISBURY CITY V FARNBOROUGH
The Zamaretto League's Table topping Farnborough face a trip to play Blue Square Premier Salisbury City with the winner's earning a trip to league two Accrington Stanley. Boro who look champions elect are unbeaten in their league (won 8 drawn 3) whereas City are hovering above the relegation zone in the BSP. The game on Saturday was 0-0 with the visitors playing a good percentage of the game with 10 men at Cherrywood Road.
The cold end thinks Boro at 4/1 represent great value against City at 8/13 and the draw at 12/5.
OTHER RYMAN SIDES IN THE FIRST ROUND PROPER DRAW
The only other Ryman league sides left are Premier Divison Tooting and Mitcham United, (who face a replay), Sutton United and Wealdstone.
T&M face a tough trip to Eastbourne Borough in their replay to fight for the right of playing at Stockport County in the first round proper. Eastbourne came back from 3-1 down to score too very late goals to force the replay at Imperial Fields.
The supporters from Gander Green Lane face an exciting trip to League Two Hereford United in the first round proper.
Wealdstone have a great home draw against the Merry Millers of Rotherham United who are sure to bring a large travelling support to Grosvenor Vale.
PAULTON BRACES ITSELF FOR THE VISITING CANARIES AND VIC'S HIT THE JACKPOT WITH CHARLTON
The two sides who will be celebrating the draw are Paulton Rovers (mid table in the Zamaretto League South and West Division - the same level/step as Enfield Town) and Northwich Victoria.
Rovers host three times semi-finalists Norwich City in a game which shows how magic the FA Cup is. In 1993 The Canaries were beating Bayern Munich away in the UEFA Cup and only a short while ago we all know they were an established Premiership team. Now they face a trip to the Athletic Field to face the Rovers in the Cup first round.
Blue Square North Northwich Victoria host giants Charlton Athletic in a game which will boost the Vic's finances.
MEMORIES OF THE GLORY GLORY HALCYON DAYS
The cold end always feels jealous watching the draw for the first round of the cup thinking back to the old club and the fantastic trips we went to at Torquay United, Chesterfield, Preston North End, Peterborough United, Cardiff City and York City etc.... Older fans will remember many other glory glory days and nights and the magic of the cup following Enfield FC. What an achievement it will be when Enfield Town get through to the first round proper for the first time!!
It seems such along time ago we were watching Enfield V P.N.E at Clarence Park, the last time a team representing Enfield were in the FA Cup rounds proper.
The glory glory days will return...the cold end is sure of it!!
The cold end wishes all non-league sides good luck in the first round proper...