Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Robins wait in wings for Rebels

 Source: MEN

 FC United have landed a plum home tie with non-League neighbours Altrincham in the FA Trophy’s third and final qualifying-round on Saturday November 26.

First, the Rebels must beat Durham City in a replay at Gigg Lane tomorrow (7.45pm).

Stalybridge Celtic will launch their Trophy assault with a trip to Droylsden’s recent FA Cup conquerors Blyth Spartans.

The Bloods, meanwhile, will entertain either Witton or Leek, while Hyde will visit Matlock or Hednesford.

Other ties will see Curzon Ashton visiting either Worksop or Radcliffe and Northwich Victoria hosting Ilkeston. Stockport County, as members of Blue Square Bet Premier, don’t enter the Trophy until its first-round stage.

Hyde had to wait nearly an hour longer than they had planned to knock Tameside neighbours Stalybridge Celtic off the top of Blue Square Bet North. The Tigers' clash with bottom-of-the-table Blyth Spartans at Ewen Fields last night kicked off 50 minutes late after the match officials were held up in traffic en route to the game.

But Hyde made light of the delay with Adam Griffin's 27th minute strike securing a 1-0 win.