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Town Face non-League Opposition

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 15/10/2023 (Last updated: 17/10/2023)

GRIMSBY will face Ebbsfleet United or Slough Town in Round 1 of the FA Cup. Town, multiple giant killers last year, will face a roll reversal with non-league opposition. National League South side Slough play a replay at home to National League Ebbsfleet on Tuesday. The first game at the weekend ended 2-2.

Town lost two seasons ago at non-league Kidderminster in their last match against lower league opponents in the FA Cup, when Grimsby were themselves non-league. Last year at the same stage Grimsby faced Plymouth who were top of League One at the time, and won 5-1.

The full draw is as follows and games take place on the weekend of November 4th:

Curzon Ashton v Aveley or Barnet
Alfreton Town v Worthing
Chesterfield v Portsmouth
Bolton Wanderers v Solihull Moors
Exeter City v Wigan Athletic
Leyton Orient v Carlisle United
Kidderminster Harriers v Fleetwood Town
Hereford v Gillingham
Ebbsfleet United or Slough Town v Grimsby Town
Charlton Athletic v Cray Valley
Oxford United v Maidenhead United
Newport County v Oldham Athletic
Swindon Town v Aldershot Town
Crewe Alexandra v Derby County
Mansfield Town v Wrexham
Marine v Harrogate Town
Barnsley v Horsham
Port Vale v Burton Albion
Peterborough United v Salford City
Eastleigh v Boreham Wood
Bradford City v Wycombe Wanderers
Billericay Town or Sheppey United v Walsall
Shrewsbury Town v Colchester United
Bristol Rovers v Chelmsford City or Whitby Town
Lincoln City v Morecambe
Sutton United v AFC Fylde
Reading v MK Dons
Doncaster Rovers v Accrington Stanley
Chester v York City or Needham Market
Scarborough Athletic or Oxford City v Forest Green Rovers
Notts County v Crawley Town
Stockport County v Worksop Town
Yeovil Town v Gateshead
Stevenage v Tranmere Rovers
Braintree Town or Chesham United v Maidstone United
Bromley v Blackpool
AFC Wimbledon v Cheltenham Town
Cambridge United v Bracknell Town
Northampton Town v Barrow

Update: Slough beat Ebbsfleet 2-0 and will face the Mariners on November 4th.

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