FA Trophy Preview – 3rd Qualifying Round

Saturday 29 November 2014
Third Round Qualifying

Boston United VS Workington AFC
AFC Fylde VS Hednesford Town
Gainsborough Trinity VS Brackley Town
Stockport County VS Colwyn Bay
Bradford (Park Avenue) VS Leamington
King’s Lynn Town VS Harrogate Town
Halesowen Town VS Gresley
Worcester City VS Barrow AFC
Chorley VS Stalybridge Celtic
Tamworth VS Hyde
North Ferriby United VS Mickleover Sports
Spennymoor Town VS Chasetown
Barwell VS FC United Of Manchester
Solihull Moors VS Redditch United
Guiseley AFC VS Rushall Olympic
Banbury United VS Ramsbottom United

The fixtures involving sides from up north, albeit given the FA’s split of regionalisation, not necessarily the case. With no less than 7 all Conference North ties, we’re in for a treat with this weekends third qualifying round fixtures.

Conference North leaders Barrow travel to Worcester City, who’ll be hoping to continue their impressive home league form against the league leaders. The two sides met earlier this season in the league with Barrow running out 1-0 winners at Holker Street.

Chorley entertain Stalybridge Celtic at Victory Park and will be aiming to continue their impressive run after back to back victories over Stockport and Hyde. Stalybridge will be looking at this game as a distraction of their recent dismal league form, which sees them without a win in the last 9 league games.

AFC Fylde host Hednesford at Kellamergh Park, The Coasters are without a win throughout November while Hednesford have only managed the one win themselves which was a 5-0 demolition of struggling Stalybridge on November 1st. Fylde won this fixture 3-1 in the league way back in September.

Stockport County host Colwyn Bay at Edgeley Park in what will be the first of a triple header between the two sides in the upcoming weeks. County have tremendous home form so will be confident of getting a result, where Colwyn Bsy will be hoping to fare better than last time out on the road where they lost 6-3 to Gainsborough Trinity.

Gainsborough host Brackley Town and will hope to gain revenge following a 3-2 defeat at Brackley earlier in the season. While Bradford Park Avenue wouldn’t mind the same 2-1 score line they managed to defeat Leamington by earlier this season when they meet this weekend. The final all Conference North clash sees Tamworth host Hyde, who managed a 2-2 draw at Ewen Fields in September.

Boston United, Harrogate Town, North Ferriby United, and Guiseley all face Northern Premier League opposition in Workington AFC, Kings Lynn Town, Mickleover Sports and Rushall Olympic respectively. Whereas Solihull Moors face Redditch United who play in the Southern Premier League. Ramsbottom United of the Northern Premier League travel into the unknown to face Banbury Town of the Southern Premier league.

A couple of all Northern Premier League games complete the Northern section with Barwell hosting FC United and Spennymoor Town host Chasetown. FC United travelled to Barwell for the opening game of the season and fought out a 0-0 draw, while Spennymoor and Chasetown will meet for the very first time.


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