Monday, November 24, 2008

Telford await Rebels

Stuart Brennan


FC UNITED will face fellow supporter-owned club AFC Telford in the first round of the FA Trophy – if they can win through Wednesday's re-arranged qualifier against Boston.

The two clubs, both run by supporters trusts, were paired with each other in Monday's first round proper draw, subject to the Rebels beating Boston in a game which was called off on Sunday due to a waterlogged Gigg Lane pitch.

In other ties, Altrincham have a home draw against the winner of Tuesday's replay between Vauxhall Motors and Southport, Northwich have an all-Conference Premier tie against York City, Hyde will play Nantwich if they overcome Hednesford in a Tuesday replay and Stalybridge's prize if they can beat Whitby in a Wednesday replay will be a trip to Stourbridge.

Ties will take place on December 13, but the possible FC United fixture would take place the following day to avoid a clash with Bury's league programme