Robins and Crusaders discover FA Trophy opponents

Ryan Jones is mobbed by his Hungerford Town teammates. Photo: Jeff Youd.
Ryan Jones is mobbed by his Hungerford Town teammates. Photo: Jeff Youd.

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The Isuzu FA Trophy moves into its “proper” stage in the next round with Berkshire sides Hungerford Town and Bracknell Town still going strong in the competition. The First Round Proper draw was completed on Monday morning, with both Berkshire sides being handed away draws.

Bracknell Town will make a trip to the south coast to play Poole Town. The Dolphins will be familiar opponents to the Robins as the two clubs have already faced each other in the FA Cup this season, Bracknell winning by three goals to one at Bottom Meadow. They’ve also faced each other in league action with Poole Town winning 3-1 at the Black Gold Stadium. With one win apiece already this term it’s likely to be a tight game.

It’s a shorter trip for Hungerford Town, who travel to Surrey to face Westfield. Hungerford will be hopeful of progressing against lower league oppositon with the Surrey-based club currently sitting just above the relegation zone in the Isthmian South Central division. Hungerford have played Westfield before, winning 2-0 in the FA Vase in the 2005/06 season.

Both Slough Town and Maidenhead United are yet to enter the competition. A carrot of a big Berkshire derby awaits both Bracknell and Hungerford if they can get through Round One.

Full draw: Isuzu FA Trophy First Round Proper

  • AFC Totton v Merthyr Town
  • Alvechurch v Coalville Town
  • Billericay Town v Bury Town
  • Bognor Regis Town v Gosport Borough
  • Chatham Town v Cray Valley (PM)
  • City of Liverpool v Stamford
  • Cray Wanderers v Chesham United
  • Dulwich Hamlet v Lewes
  • FC United of Manchester v Radcliffe
  • Frome Town v Cribbs
  • Harborough Town v Avro
  • Haringey Borough v Redbridge
  • Harrow Borough v Beaconsfield Town
  • Hendon v Walton & Hersham
  • Hythe Town v Ramsgate
  • Kingstonian v Whitehawk
  • Larkhall Athletic v Horsham
  • Macclesfield v Halesowen Town
  • Nantwich Town v Stratford Town
  • North Ferriby v Matlock Town
  • Nuneaton Borough v Hyde United
  • Poole Town v Bracknell Town
  • Potters Bar Town v Leiston
  • Redditch United v Ashton United
  • South Park (Reigate) v Leighton Town
  • St Ives Town v Marine
  • Stafford Rangers v Quorn
  • Stourbridge v Bamber Bridge
  • Swindon Supermarine v Basingstoke Town
  • Walsall Wood v Guiseley
  • Westfield v Hungerford Town
  • Worksop Town v Mickleover

The games will take place on Saturday 28th October with the winners taking home £3000 in prize money.

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