FC HALIFAX Town will face Maidstone United in the second round of the FA Trophy.
The Stones reached the second round by beating Blue Square South leaders Salisbury City 2-0 at their Gallagher Stadium ground – the Shaymen cruised through with a 5-2 home demolition of Altrincham.
The Ryman League I leaders come to the Shay on Saturday, December 15, and the tie forces the re-arrangement of the Shaymen’s home Blue Square North home meeting with Bishop’s Stortford.
However, the Shaymen have league business to take care of tonight when they travel to Guiseley.
Third face sixth at Nethermoor Park, as the Shaymen make the 16 mile trip across West Yorkshire for a derby-day clash that sees last season’s beaten play-off semi-finalists go head-to-head.
Both teams are again riding high at the top of the Blue Square North table this year and will be hoping to put pressure on the leaders Chester and Brackley.
Both sides have had their league form disrupted by cup fixtures recently, but winning is a habit and, like the Shaymen, Guiseley progressed in the FA Trophy second round after beating Brackley 3-1 on Saturday.
Confidence is high in the Town camp currently, after 14 goals in four games, and as for The Lions, they’re unbeaten in four league games, but Ryan Toulson is fit to play so Shay boss Neil Aspin has a full-strength side to pick from.
FA TROPHY, Second round draw: Dartford v Merthyr Town or Tonbridge Angels, Stockport County v Southport, Maidenhead United or Sutton United v Oxford City or Bishop’s Stortford, King’s Lynn Town v AFC Telford United, Bromley or Boreham Wood v Kidderminster Harriers, Forest Green Rovers v Gainsborough Trinity, Tamworth v Corby Town, Cambridge United v Gateshead, Woking v Welling United, Wrexham v Solihull Moors, Chesham United v Hyde or Barrow, FC HALIFAX TOWN v Maidstone United, Hereford United v Hampton & Richmond Borough or Chelmsford City, Grimsby Town or Buxton v Braintree Town or Havant & Waterlooville, Boston United or Skelmersdale United v Guiseley, Mansfield Town or Matlock Town v Dorchester Town or Luton Town