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Stratford Town secure another home draw in FA Cup third qualifying round

STRATFORD Town are at home to Long Eaton United in the FA Cup third qualifying round.

Stratford Town will host Long Eaton United.
Stratford Town will host Long Eaton United.

The tie will take place on Saturday, 2nd October, with the winners pocketing £5,625 in prize money and the losers taking home £1,875.

Long Eaton are two levels below the Bards in the non-league pyramid, plying their trade in United Counties League Premier Division North.

The Derbyshire outfit overcame higher-ranked Bedworth United 3-1 on Saturday to reach the third qualifying round and will be looking for another scalp this time around.

As for their league record, the Blues are currently unbeaten after six games, winning five and drawing the other.

The Bards booked their place in the third qualifying round with an emphatic 4-0 victory over fellow Southern Premier Central rivals Nuneaton Borough at the Arden Garages Stadium on Saturday.

Will Grocott (2), Ashley Sammons and Ahmed Obeng ensured Paul Davis's men are now just two wins away from the first round proper.

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