U’s draw Swindon in second round

COLCHESTER United have been drawn at home to League Two side Swindon Town in the second round of the FA Cup.

COLCHESTER United have been drawn at home to League Two side Swindon Town in the second round of the FA Cup.

And non-league side Chelmsford City will also be at home, against League Two visitors Macclesfield Town.

The U’s thumped 10-man Crewe Alexandra 4-1 at Gresty Road in yesterday’s first round tie, while the Clarets beat AFC Telford 4-0.

The balls were drawn out by Ray Crawford and Norman Hunter, to mark 40 years since Colchester United’s famous FA Cup 3-2 win over Leeds United at Layer Road in 1971. Crawford scored two goals that day.


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The ties will be played over the weekend of December 3 and 4.

Swindon are going well this season. They have won five of their last nine games and yesterday they caused an upset by beating League One high-fliers Huddersfield Town 4-1 at the County Ground.

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Here is the second round draw in full:

Salisbury City v Port Vale/Grimsby Town, Plymouth/Stourbridge v Stevenage, Sheffield United v Torquay United, COLCHESTER UNITED v Swindon Town, CHELMSFORD CITY v Macclesfield Town, Leyton Orient v AFC Bournemouth/Gillingham, Crawley Town v Redbridge/Oxford City, Luton Town v Cheltenham Town, Fleetwood Town v Yeovil Town.

Brentford v Cambridge United/Wrexham, Bradford City v AFC Wimbledon/Scunthorpe, Shrewsbury Town v Rotherham United, Dagenham & Redbridge/Bath City v Exeter City/Walsall, Barnet v Milton Keynes Dons, Gateshead v Hinckley United/Tamworth, Morecambe/Sheff Wed v Maidenhead United/Aldershot, Sutton United v Notts County, Preston/Southend v Oldham, AFC Totton v Bristol Rovers, Charlton v Carlisle United.

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