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Daggers In Cup

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 27/10/2020

GRIMSBY have been drawn away at National League side Dagenham in Round 1 of the FA Cup. Town have never beaten the Daggers who they played six times in League Two between 2008 and 2010 when the Mariners were generally in the lower reaches of League Two.

This year there are no replays in the cup so the result will be decided on the day regardless of the score at 90 minutes.

Grimsby switched places with Dagenham when they got promoted from the National League in 2016 and the East London club got relegated.

With Dagenham having only won one game this season so far it's a winnable tie, although Town won't be cheered on by their sizeable London contingent boosting the travelling army from NE Lincs, as would normally have been the case. Although there is no gate money to share, the winner will receive over £22K in prize money and of course the possibility of more income in future rounds.

Last season Grimsby beat Doncaster and Macclesfield at Blundell Park before succumbing to Chelsea in London at Stamford Bridge in Round 3.

Full Draw

Leyton Orient v Newport County
Havant & Waterlooville v Cray Valley
Sunderland v Mansfield Town
Bolton Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra
Oxford United v Peterborough United
Exeter City v AFC Fylde
Tonbridge Angels v Bradford City
Walsall v Bristol Rovers
Rochdale v Chesterfield
Swindon Town v Darlington
Barnet v Burton Albion
Wigan Athletic v Chorley
Tranmere Rovers v Accrington Stanley
Oxford City v Northampton Town
Maldon & Tiptree v Morecambe
Bromley v Yeovil Town
Torquay United v Crawley Town
Eastbourne Borough v Blackpool
Cheltenham Town v South Shields
Stevenage v Concord Rangers
Harrogate Town v Skelmersdale United
Gillingham v Woking
Charlton Athletic v Plymouth Argyle
Hayes & Yeading United v Carlisle United
FC United of Manchester v Doncaster Rovers
Salford City v Hartlepool United
Scunthorpe United v Solihull Moors
Hull City v Fleetwood Town
Colchester United v Marine
Barrow v AFC Wimbledon
Dagenham & Redbridge v Grimsby Town
Cambridge United v Shrewsbury Town
Brackley Town v Bishop's Stortford or St Albans City
Eastleigh v Milton Keynes Dons
Hampton & Richmond Borough v Oldham Athletic
Boreham Wood v Southend United
Ipswich Town v Portsmouth
Port Vale v King's Lynn
Lincoln City v Forest Green Rovers
Banbury United v Canvey Island

First-round ties will be played across the weekend of 7-8 November.

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