Published: 18-09-17

All the way to Newcastle for the Cup

The Harriers will be making the long, long trip up to Newcastle on September 30th for the next round of the FA Cup to take on Newcastle Benfield FC. Benfield is just East of the city centre and they play their games at the rear of a local high school.

Benfield compete in the EBAC Northern League at step 5, the same level as last Saturdays opponents Deeping Rangers, and at the time of writing are in thirteenth place with ten points from a possible twenty four. At the same time that we were putting four past Deeping they were beating Ashton Utd 2-1 in front of 149 paying guests to earn the right to go into this round.

In their ranks they have the former Newcastle Utd, Swansea City and Cheltenham Town striker Paul Brayson and also the former Forest Green and Bristol Rovers striker Steve Bowey.

Obviously we have never played Newcastle Benfield before and this will be another first for us. As with Deeping they’re an unknown quantity and again they have to be treated with respect before we smash ten past them. If only!

Links page for Newcastle Benfield here

The full draw is below:

1 1874 Northwich v Ossett Town
2 AFC Mansfield or Rushall Olympic v Boston United or Haughmond
3 Stafford Rangers v AFC Telford United
4 Newcastle Benfield v Kidderminster Harriers
5 Nantwich Town v Nuneaton Town
6 Boston Town v Warrington Town or Hyde United
7 Banbury United v Shildon
8 Scarborough Athletic v Stratford Town
9 Basford United v Kettering Town
10 Shaw Lane Association v Lancaster City
11 Buxton v Alvechurch
12 Stockport County v Handsworth Parramore or FC United Of Manchester
13 Ashton Athletic v Chorley
14 Leamington v Gainsborough Trinity
15 Stourbridge v Alfreton Town or AFC Rushden & Diamonds
16 South Shields v York City
17 Harrogate Town v Bradford (Park Avenue)
18 Swindon Supermarine v Paulton Rovers
19 Hanwell Town or Enfield Town v Glebe or Phoenix Sports
20 FC Romania or Hayes & Yeading United v Havant & Waterlooville
21 Hereford v AFC Hornchurch
22 Slough Town v Poole Town
23 Brackley Town v Braintree Town or Royston Town
24 Concord Rangers v Dorking Wanderers
25 East Thurrock United v Harlow Town
26 Chelmsford City v Weymouth
27 Cinderford Town v Hampton & Richmond Borough or Potters Bar Town
28 Oxford City v Leiston
29 Margate v Herne Bay
30 St Albans City or Cambridge City v Bridport or Cadbury Heath
31 Metropolitan Police or Heybridge Swifts v Frome Town
32 Truro City v AFC Sudbury
33 Eastbourne Borough v Bognor Regis Town
34 Bath City v Hemel Hempstead Town or Wingate & Finchley
35 Needham Market v Dartford
36 Haringey Borough v Bodmin Town or Bideford
37 Folkestone Invicta v Aylesbury United
38 Hungerford Town v Thamesmead Town or Billericay Town
39 Colney Heath or Burgess Hill Town v Wealdstone
40 Ashford Town (Middx) v Leatherhead