Full draw: 1 Corby Town v. North Ferriby United 2 Blyth Spartans AFC v. Stalybridge Celtic 3 Boston United v. Workington 4 Sheffield v. Nuneaton Town 5 Gainsborough Trinity v. Hinckley United 6 Worcester City v. Harrogate Town 7 Colwyn Bay v. FC Halifax Town 8 Radcliffe Borough or Worksop Town v. Curzon Ashton 9 Guiseley v. Eastwood Town 10 Stourbridge or Kendal Town v. Chester 11 Hednesford Town or Matlock Town v. Hyde 12 Solihull Moors v. Ossett Town 13 Droylsden v. Leek Town or Witton Albion 14 Durham City or FC United Of Manchester v. Altrincham 15 Northwich Victoria v. Ilkeston 16 Vauxhall Motors v. Marine 17 Farnborough v. Bury Town 18 Maldon & Tiptree v. Carshalton Athletic 19 Sutton United v. Basingstoke Town 20 Banbury United v. Margate or Wealdstone 21 Bishop's Stortford v. Tonbridge Angels 22 Thamesmead Town v. Welling United 23 Chelmsford City v. Woking 24 Bromley v. Didcot Town 25 Folkestone Invicta v. Staines Town 26 Redbridge v. East Thurrock United 27 Eastbourne Borough v. Dartford 28 Thurrock v. Harrow Borough or AFC Hornchurch 29 Uxbridge v. Histon 30 Harlow Town v. Lowestoft Town 31 Hampton & Richmond Borough v. Canvey Island 32 Brackley Town v. Chertsey Town 33 Maidenhead United v. Billericay Town 34 Boreham Wood v. Dover Athletic 35 Chesham United or Tiverton Town v. Swindon Supermarine 36 Gloucester City v. Truro City 37 Salisbury City v. Weston-super-Mare 38 Dorchester Town v. Gosport Borough 39 Chippenham Town or Mangotsfield United v. Eastleigh 40 Thatcham Town or Weymouth v. Havant & Waterlooville
Wealdstone are the Club who brought us Stuart Pearce and Vinnie Jones - one hell of an amateur club history - allegedly (?) stitched up re the sale of their Lower Mead ground - spent all (?)the money on renting Watford's ground for a spell - took over Ruislip Manor's Grosvenor Vale ground (3 miles from me !) which is now their home.
Used to have a very good support so hopefully they'll bring a good few up especially as they can jump on a British Rail train from South or West Ruilsip Station door to door :goodbeertimesmilie:
** disclaimer ** I'm sure plenty of their fans will correct any errors in the first paragraph above !
Wealdstone were...allegedly (?) stitched up re the sale of their Lower Mead ground - spent all (?)the money on renting Watford's ground for a spell - took over Ruislip Manor's Grosvenor Vale ground (3 miles from me !) which is now their home.
The development company that bought Lower Mead went bust (official line...) and most of the proceeds of the sale went with it. The club later recovered some money (£300,000?) through the courts. The two-year stay at Watford was ruinously expensive; after that the club played at Yeading, Edgware and Northwood, switching from the SL to the IL, a two-division drop. Harrow was a more obvious choice for a ground share but perhaps local rivalry (!) got in the way of that although I suppose at first they had ambitions to get back into the Conference and grounds nearer to Wealdstone did not meet the grade.
Stones had plans to return to the borough of Harrow. They identified the 44 acre Prince Edward Playing Fields in Canon's Park as a potential site. Harrow Borough Council agreed and set about turning the disused recreation grounds into a community and sporting facility with a new stadium for the club. Unfortunately, the development ran into financial difficulties (the development company ran out of money...) and now the site is Barnet's training centre. The football stadium remains half-finished (Google maps aerial photo).
Used to have a very good support so hopefully they'll bring a good few up especially as they can jump on a British Rail train from South or West Ruislip Station door to door.
Typical league attendances this season are around the 400-450 mark (but only 228 last night). If the match goes to a replay, Ruislip is little more than an hour away by road (much easier to reach than Edgware and Northwood, both of which Banbury have visited in recent seasons) and can be done by train as well with services running until after midnight.