Stanley face non-league test
1:53pm Sunday 21st October 2012 in Sport
ACCRINGTON Stanley face a step into the world of non-league football in the first round of the FA Cup after yesterday’s draw handed them a trip to either Ilkeston Town or AFC Fylde.
The Reds, who were hoping for a moneyspinning Crown Ground clash, face a banana skin of either a trip to the Derbyshire outfit or a battle with Lancashire rivals AFC Fylde.
The non-league pair replay tonight after Saturday’s first game ended in a 1-1 draw at Kellamergh Park.
Ilkeston are managed by former Chelsea striker Kevin Wilson and are having a tough time of things in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division and are second from bottom.
Dave Challinor’s Fylde are in fith spot in the same league and a trip to Warton would be a tough test against an up and coming ambitous outfit.
Elsewhere, the Metropolitan Police were handed a plum FA Cup tie after being drawn at home to Crawley Town, while Portsmouth, who won the competition in 2008, entertain Notts County and Morecambe host Rochdale in a Lancashire derby.
Full first-round draw: Kidderminster v Oldham, Hayes and Yeading or Boreham Wood v Brentford, Chelmsford or East Thurrock v Colchester, Metropolitan Police v Crawley, Luton v AFC Telford or Nuneaton, Portsmouth v Notts County, Bishop's Stortford v Hastings United, Fleetwood v Bromley, Forest Green or Dartford v Port Vale, Torquay v Hyde or Harrogate Town, AFC Bournemouth v Dagenham and Redbridge, Morecambe v Rochdale, Swindon v Macclesfield, Cambridge City v MK Dons, Cheltenham v Yate or Newport County, Dorchester v Plymouth, Coventry v Arlesey, York v AFC Wimbledon, Bury v Exeter, Chesterfield v Hartlepool, Doncaster v Bradford Park Avenue, Gillingham v Scunthorpe, Aldershot v Hendon, Lincoln City or FC Halifax v Walsall, Wrexham v Alfreton, Southend v Stockport, Crewe v Wycombe, Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United, Hereford v Shrewsbury, Mansfield v Slough or Gosport, Barnet v Oxford United, Rotherham v Stevenage, AFC Fylde or Ilkeston v Accrington, Gloucester v Leyton Orient, Burton v Altrincham, Guiseley v Barrow, Northampton v Bradford City, Preston v Yeovil, Braintree v Tranmere, Carlisle v Ebbsfleet
Ties to be played November 3/4.