FA Cup draw: Non-league club assured progress

November 11, 2007

The FA Cup is guaranteed non-league representation after Christmas, after Cambridge United and Weymouth were paired together in the second round on Sunday.

The two Blue Square Premier hopefuls will meet at the Abbey Stadium on the first weekend of next month, and one of them will therefore still be alive in the competition when the cream of English football enter the fray in early January.

Torquay will be among the most optimistic of the remaining non-league clubs after their 4-1 win against Yeovil, one-time giant-killers themselves, at Plainmoor.

They are hoping to go one step further too, Danny Stevens emerging after scoring two of today's goals to welcome the prospect of another home tie - against either Cheltenham or Brighton.

'It's at home, so I don't see why we can't get another win,' he told the BBC, fancying his team's chances of adding a Coca-Cola League One scalp to that of League Two Yeovil.

Elsewhere, Blue Square North Barrow's reward for earning a replay against League One strugglers Bournemouth is the prospect of what would be a second tough trip south, to face Millwall - currently one place and one point above the Cherries in their own league campaign.

The pick of the remaining ties revealed this afternoon sees a derby trip to League One Swindon for Blue Square Premier Forest Green Rovers if they can come through their replay at Rotherham, after Sunday's 2-2 draw.

There is a home tie for Unibond One North Harrogate Railway against League Two strugglers Mansfield - and a trip to either in-form League Two side Hereford or still more formidable Leeds for Hartlepool, 6-0 winners at Gainsborough today.

League One table-toppers Carlisle, the Cup's highest-placed team at this stage, will travel to Huddersfield - if they can win their replay at Grimsby.

Horsham lie in wait for League One high-fliers Swansea, who came through a scare against Billericay on Saturday.

Remaining non-league hopes will rest on Staines, at home to Peterborough if they can first beat Stockport; Havant and Waterlooville's trip to Notts County; Kidderminster's trek across country to Dagenham & Redbridge; Rushden & Diamonds' pairing away to either Orient or Bristol Rovers; Burton at home to Barnet; Exeter up at Bury - and Chasetown's short west midlands jaunt to Port Vale.

• Oxford Utd v Southend

• Swindon v Forest Green/Rotherham

• Oldham/Doncaster v Crewe

• Darlington/Northampton v Walsall

• Cambridge Utd v Weymouth

• Millwall v Barrow/Bournemouth

• Stockport/Staines v Peterborough

• Bradford v Tranmere

• Torquay v Cheltenham/Brighton

• Notts Co v Havant & Waterlooville

• Dagenham & Redbridge v Kidderminster

• Port Vale v Chasetown

• Leyton Orient/Bristol R v Rushden & Diamonds

• Huddersfield v Carlisle/Grimsby

• Burton v Barnet

• Bury v Exeter

• Luton/Brentford v Lincoln/Nottm Forest

• Horsham v Swansea

• Hereford/Leeds v Hartlepool

• Harrogate Railway v Mansfield