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FA Trophy First Round draw

18 November 2013
by Steve Tervet

Action from Dover's 1-0 win over Bath on Saturday (Pic Matt Bristow)

Action from Dover's 1-0 win over Bath on Saturday (Pic: Matt Bristow)

Whitstable Town's historic FA Trophy run will take them to Hendon in the first round proper.

The Oystermen, who won 2-1 at Carshalton on Saturday, have already come through four rounds on what is their best ever Trophy run.

And now manager Nicky Southall must take his team to north-west London to face a Hendon side sitting 15th in the Ryman League Premier Division.

Ebbsfleet United will fancy their chances of progressing after being drawn at home to Skrill North strugglers Gloucester City.

An impressive 4-1 win over local rivals Bromley at Stonebridge Road sent Steve Brown's side through at the weekend.

The draw was not quite so kind to last season's semi-finalists Dartford, who are up against Skrill Premier rivals Forest Green Rovers.

Forest Green knocked the Darts out of last season's FA Cup and they also beat them in the league earlier this month, although Tony Burman's side will at least have home advantage in the Trophy tie.

A trip to East Thurrock United is Dover Athletic's reward for beating Bath City 1-0 at Crabble on Saturday. The Essex side are struggling towards the foot of the Ryman League Premier Division.

Welling United are off to Braintree Town for the second time in as many months, having won there 3-2 in the Skrill Premier on October 8.

Meanwhile, Tonbridge Angels will have the chance to exact revenge over St Albans City if they win their replay at AFC Sudbury on Tuesday.

Tonbridge, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Sudbury on Saturday, were knocked out of the FA Cup by St Albans, who play in the Calor League Premier Division.

The ties will be played over the weekend of November 30.



AFC Sudbury or Tonbridge Angels v St Albans City

Braintree Town v Welling United

Dartford v Forest Green Rovers

East Thurrock United v Dover Athletic

Ebbsfleet United v Gloucester City

Hendon v Whitstable Town


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