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By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 17/10/2016

GRIMSBY have been drawn at Bolton in the First Round of the FA Cup. The Mariners will face the four times winner of the tournament, one of the biggest clubs in the hat, on the weekend of 5-6 November. Town lost at Derby in the League Cup and have lost both their EFL Trophy games, so will be keen to progress.

Paul Hurst has a good cup record while at Grimsby, and the Mariners have generally performed well against higher league opposition.

The two teams used to be regular adversaries in the early part of the Twentieth Century when Town played in the top flight. They met again regularly in the 80a and 90s in the second tier of English football. Town have in fact not beaten Bolton for 17 games stretching back to the 1982-1983 season! The full FA Cup first-round draw is as follows:

Sheffield United v Leyton Orient
Millwall v Southend United
Dagenham & Redbridge v FC Halifax Town
Merstham v Oxford United
Taunton/Hemel Hempstead v Barrow
Southport v Fleetwood Town
Yeovil v Solihull Moors
Stockport County v Torquay/Woking
Dartford v Sutton United
Walsall v Macclesfield Town
Port Vale v Stevenage
Northampton v Harrow Borough/Margate
Cambridge United v Dover Athletic
Westfields v Curzon Ashton
MK Dons v Spennymoor Town
Gillingham v Brackley Town
Alfreton/Gateshead v Newport County
Portsmouth v Wycombe Wanderers
Maidstone United v Rochdale
Bury v AFC Wimbledon
St Albans City v Carlisle United
Boreham Wood v Notts County
Mansfield Town v Plymouth Argyle
Braintree Town v Eastbourne Borough
Hartlepool United v Wrexham/Stamford
Bolton Wanderers v Grimsby Town
Bradford City v Accrington Stanley
Oldham Athletic v Doncaster Rovers
Eastleigh v Swindon Town
Shrewsbury Town v Barnet
Morecambe v Coventry City
Crawley Town v Bristol Rovers
Whitehawk v Stourbridge
Colchester United v Chesterfield
Lincoln City/Guiseley v Altrincham
Exeter City v Luton Town
Charlton Athletic v Scunthorpe United
Cheltenham Town v Crewe Alexandra
Peterborough United v Chesham
Blackpool v Kidderminster Harriers

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