Canvey rewarded with home draw

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Canvey Island have been rewarded for their win over Wigan on Saturday with a home tie against the Second Division strugglers Northampton in the second round of the FA Cup next month.

Canvey Island have been rewarded for their win over Wigan on Saturday with a home tie against the Second Division strugglers Northampton in the second round of the FA Cup next month.

A single goal from Neil Gregory earned the Ryman Premier Division leaders victory at the JJB Stadium. The Second Division side's humiliation was completed as they finished with nine men after Tony Dinning and Lee Ashcroft were sent off.

The former West Ham defender Julian Dicks was appearing in his second game since being tempted out of retirement for Canvey, who are unbeaten in 17 matches.

The Nationwide Conference side Hereford, 1-0 winners at home to Second Division Wrexham yesterday, will go to Swindon Town looking for another cup upset, while an all non-league tie is on the cards if Whitby Town and Aldershot come through their replays.

First, Whitby need to win at Plymouth and Aldershot need to do the same at Bristol Rovers. Whitby, three off the bottom of the UniBond Premier League, held the Third Division leaders to a 1-1 draw at their Turnbull Ground on Saturday. They led when Alex Gildea put the Seasiders in front in the first half and the Pilgrims were relieved when Martin Phillips earned a replay.

Bedford Town face a tough replay if they are to play host to Bournemouth in the next round. Bedford, struggling at the foot of the Ryman Premier League, held Third Division Peterborough, managed by Bedford old boy Barry Fry, to a goalless draw.

A home game against Darlington is the reward for Altrincham or Lancaster when the North-west teams settle their first-round tie. Altrincham scored first on Saturday through a Rod Thornley penalty after six minutes, but Andy Whittaker's 22nd of the season gave Lancaster a replay.

Hinckley United, who were only formed in 1997, will test their progress against Cheltenham, who have shown what can be achieved after winning promotion from the Nationwide Conference.

Hinckley, of the Dr Martens Premier Division, are in the second round for the first time after winning 2-1 at Grays Athletic. Paul Hunter put the Leicestershire side in front against a side fourth in the Rymans Premier and, although Tony Lock equalised, Jamie Lenton hit a 52nd-minute winner.

FA CUP SECOND ROUND DRAW

Leyton Orient v Lincoln or Bury; Scunthorpe v Brentford; Canvey Island v Northampton; Whitby or Plymouth v Aldershot or Bristol Rovers; Tranmere v Barnet or Carlisle; Wycombe v Cambridge Utd or Notts County; Colchester or York v Reading; Exeter v Dagenham and Redbridge; Bedford or Peterbrough v Bournemouth; Swindon v Hereford; Altrincham or Lancaster v Darlington; Hinckley United v Cheltenham Town; Mansfield v Huddersfield; Chesterfield v Southend; Hull v Oldham or Barrrow; Cardiff v Port Vale; Blackpool or Newport County v Tamworth or Rochdale; Macclesfield or Forest Green v Swansea; Brighton v Rushden & Diamonds; Halifax v Stoke.

Ties to be played 7, 8 and 9 December.

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