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Home Draw for Town
By: Rob Sedgwick
GRIMSBY have drawn lower league opposition at home in Round 2 of the FA Trophy. The Mariners will either play AFC Hornchurch or Farnborough at Blundell Park, most likely the latter as they are at home in Wednesday's replay. Farnborough play in the Blue Square South and AFC Hornchurch belong to the Ryman Premier League, a division below Boro.
The FA Trophy is the flagship competition for the non-league clubs, but is not treated seriously by many of the top Conference sides until the latter rounds. The final is played at Wembley.
On Saturday Grimsby defeated last year's winners Darlington 3-0.
The full draw is as follows. and the fixtures will be played on the 14th January next year.
Ebbsfleet United v Chester
Wealdstone v Barrow AFC
Weymouth v Alfreton Town
Worksop Town v Newport County or Forest Green Rovers
Gateshead v Braintree Town
Lincoln City v Carshalton Athletic
Vauxhall Motors or Kidderminster Harriers v Droylsden
Dartford v Boston United
East Thurrock United v Hampton & Richmond Borough
Grimsby Town v AFC Hornchurch or Farnborough
Cambridge United v AFC Telford United
Northwich Victoria v Staines Town or Maidenhead United
Hinckley United v Luton Town
Salisbury City v York City or Solihull Moors
Guiseley AFC v Stockport County or Stalybridge Celtic
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