Brantham Athletic given home tie in FA Cup, while Needham Market head for Met Police

Brantham Athletic celebrate their home win over Spalding United in the FA Cup last weekend. The FA C

Brantham Athletic celebrate their home win over Spalding United in the FA Cup last weekend. The FA Cup itself will be at Brantham Leisure Centre on Saturday, September 22. Picture: PAUL VOLLER - Credit: Archant

Brantham Athletic’s reward for their fine first qualifying round victory over Spalding United (1-0) on Saturday is another home tie.

The draw for the second qualifying round of the FA Cup was made this lunchtime, with 80 ties set for this stage of the competition.

BRANTHAM ATHLETIC made history by advancing to this stage of the competition on Saturday, thanks to George Clarke’s second-half winner against Step Four side Spalding.

They will be at home at the Brantham Leisure Centre again for the second qualifying round, against Eastbourne Borough. The tie is scheduled for Saturday, September 22.

NEEDHAM MARKET, who thunmped Barton Rovers 4-0 away on Saturday, have been given an away tie at Met Police, while AFC SUDBURY will also be on their travels away at Bognor Regis Town, a long trip down to the south coast following their good win at Royston.

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If LEISTON can beat Cheshunt at home in tomorrow evening’s replay at Victory Road, then they will enjoy a home tie against Hastings United.

LOWESTOFT TOWN will be away at Hanwell Town, and BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT are also on the road at Egham Town, following the R’s thrilling 4-3 win at Cambridge City on Saturday.

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CHELMSFORD CITY enter at this stage of the competition for the first time. The Clarets will be at home to Worthing.

If COGGESHALL can win their replay against Berkhamnted, then they will play host to either Beckenham Town or Walton Casuals, while HAVERHILL ROVERS or LONG MELFORD will be at home to Leatherhead.

HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS, who beat Newmarket Town last weekend, will be away from home at either Corinthian of Horsham.

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