SALFORD City have been rewarded for their historic victory over Notts County with a home tie against League Two Hartlepool United in the Emirates FA Cup Second Round draw.
The Ammies sprung arguably the biggest shock of the round on Friday night as Danny Webber and super sub Ritchie Allen dumped out the oldest football league club and have been given another opportunity to upset the odds against another League Two side.
— John Wilson (@WeeGimpo) November 9, 2015
Salford, who have overcome five opponents to make it through to the second round, landed a sixth consecutive home draw in this year’s competition against Ronnie Moore’s men, who got the better of Vanarama National League side Cheltenham Town on Saturday.
Former Manchester United defender and part owner of the club Gary Neville took to Twitter after the draw to express his delight after getting another home tie.
Fantastic home draw!! https://t.co/dzrADWLMdc
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) November 9, 2015
Salford will have every reason to believe they are capable of springing an upset against the north-east side, who were on the receiving end of a Second Round upset against fellow seventh-tier side Blyth Spartans last season.
Altrincham have been handed a difficult assignment in the shape of League One outfit Colchester United. The Robins, who defeated League One strugglers Barnsley at Moss Lane, will embark on a 450 mile round trip to Essex to take on Tony Humes’ side, who ruthlessly put Wealdstone to the sword with a six-goal showing in Round One.
— Mark Chapman (@markchapman) November 9, 2015
Elsewhere, League One rivals Rochdale and Bury will go head to head in a Greater Manchester derby. Dale advanced from the First Round proper with a 3-1 victory over relegation threatened Swindon Town, whilst Bury progressed in emphatic style by crushing 2013 winners Wigan Athletic 4-0.
Oldham Athletic, who played out a 0-0 stalemate at Mansfield Town, have been handed an away trip to Bramall Lane to take on Sheffield United, providing David Dunn’s side eliminate the Stags in the replay.
@OfficialOAFC quality draw!
— Cam Sturge (@Camsturge96) November 9, 2015
The Second Round ties will be played across the weekend of December 4-7 and the winners will receive £27,000 in prize money.
Full FA Cup second-round draw:
Aldershot Town or Bradford City v Chesham United
Barnet v Brackley Town or Newport County
Peterborough United v Luton Town
Portsmouth v Accrington Stanley
Stourbridge v Eastleigh
Northampton Town v Northwich Victoria or Boreham Wood
Exeter City v Port Vale or Maidenhead United
Cambridge United v Doncaster Rovers
Grimsby Town v Shrewsbury Town
Yeovil Town v Stevenage
Rochdale v Bury
Welling United v Carlisle United
Leyton Orient v Scunthorpe United
Millwall v Wycombe Wanderers
Colchester United v Altrincham
Chesterfield v Walsall
Sheffield United v Mansfield Town or Oldham Athletic
Salford City v Hartlepool United
Dagenham & Redbridge or Morecambe v Whitehawk
Braintree Town or Oxford United v Forest Green Rovers
By: David Warman