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Stratford Town to play host to Nuneaton Borough in FA Cup second qualifying round




STRATFORD Town's reward for beating Carlton Town in the FA Cup first qualifying round is a home game against fellow Southern Premier Central rivals Nuneaton Borough.

Will Grocott scored Stratford Town's decisive third goal in the 3-1 victory over Carlton Town on Saturday. Photo: Steve Wood and Paul Grant / STFC
Will Grocott scored Stratford Town's decisive third goal in the 3-1 victory over Carlton Town on Saturday. Photo: Steve Wood and Paul Grant / STFC

The second qualifying round tie will take place at the Arden Garages Stadium on Saturday, 18th September. The winners will receive £3,375 of prize money while the losers will take home £1,125.

The Bards set up the second qualifying round clash after running out 3-1 winners over Northern Premier League Division One Midlands side Carlton on Saturday, pocketing £2,250 in prize money in the process.

Niall Davie gave the Nottinghamshire hosts a 26th-minute lead but just a minute into the second period Paul Davis's men drew level when Dan Vann headed home from Will Grocott's cross.

Carlton were then awarded a penalty after Aaron Opoku was upended in the area, but Liam O'Brien was equal to Nat Watson's spot-kick to keep the scores level.

Jaanai Gordon fired the Bards ahead just after the hour mark before Grocott scored directly from a free-kick with nine minutes remaining to book the Bards's place in the second qualifying round.



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