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Town Face Bath City in Cup
By: Rob Sedgwick
GRIMSBY have been drawn against Bath City at home in the FA Cup 1st Round. The Somerset side are currently midtable in the Blue Square South, but have an excellent record in the FA Cup, having reach the Third Round six times.
Grimsby have only met Bath once before, in the FA Cup 2nd Round in 1952. Town won the game 1-0 at Blundell Park to reach the Third Round.
Grimsby have not reached the Third Round of the FA Cup since they started at that stage of the competition 6 years ago. The last time they played a non-league side they lost, to Exeter City in 2004.
If the match goes to a replay Grimsby have played at Bath's ground before. They beat Bristol Rovers there 3-2 in a league game 17 years ago.
The match could have the added interest of being Neil Woods's last game in charge, at least as a caretaker.
Former Huddersfield midfielder Marcus Browning is amongst Bath's better known players.
Full FA Cup first round draw:
Gillingham v Southend
Grimsby v Bath City
Gateshead v Brentford
Chesterfield v Bournemouth
Blyth or AFC Telford v Lincoln City
Stockport v Tooting & Mitcham or Eastbourne
Burton v Oxford City
Barrow or Chester v Eastleigh
Oldham v Leeds
Lincoln Utd or Cambridge Utd v Ilkeston
York v Crewe
Wycombe v Brighton
Hereford v Sutton
Nuneaton Town v Exeter
Bristol R v Southampton
Carlisle v Morecambe
Forest Green v Mansfield
Oxford Utd v Yeovil
Paulton Rovers v Norwich
Swindon v Woking
Port Vale v Stevenage
Luton v Rochdale
Bromley v Colchester
Accrington v Farnborough or Salisbury
Millwall v Crawley or AFC Wimbledon
Stourbridge v Walsall
Shrewsbury v Staines
Wealdstone v Rotherham
Torquay v Cheltenham
Barnet v Darlington
Notts County v Bradford
Huddersfield v Dagenham & Redbridge
MK Dons v Macclesfield
Rushden & D v Hinckley Utd
Northwich Vic v Charlton
Aldershot v Bury
Wrexham v Gloucester or Lowestoft
Hartlepool v Kettering or Redditch
Tranmere v Leyton Orient
Northampton v Kidderminster or Fleetwood
Ties to take place on weekend of 7/8 November
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