Wrexham & Newport learn FA Cup first round fate
Wrexham and Newport County have both earned good FA Cup first round proper draws as the Dragons go to Cambridge United and the Exiles host Shrewsbury.
League leaders Wrexham's reward for 2-1 win over York on Saturday is a trip to their Blue Square Bet Premier rivals on the weekend of 12-13 November.
Newport will welcome League Two play-off hopefuls Shrewsbury after beating Braintree 4-3 in the qualifying round.
"Can you get to that third round?" said Wrexham boss Andy Morrell.
"The third round is the one. If you can, the money-spinners are in there."
Morrell and County manager Justin Edinburgh hope to inspire their Blue Square Bet Premier team to January's third round where the Premier League teams enter the famous cup competition.
Edinburgh won the FA Cup as a player for Tottenham Hotspur in 1991, beating Nottingham Forest 2-1 at Wembley, and now his County side faces a Shrewsbury in a repeat of the 1980 Welsh Cup final - the last time Newport won that tournament.
Wrexham have a famous giant-killing history, most memorably shocking the then league champions Arsenal 2-1 in a third round clash at The Racecourse Ground in 1992.
And Morrell is pleased to draw Blue Square Premier Bet play-off chasing Cambridge at the Abbey Stadium.
"I'd rather be at home and I'd have liked to have had a league club," admitted Morrell.
"But you can't have everything. Cambridge are a good team and are going well.
"It is a chance to get through to the second round and I'd rather go as far as we can in this competition.
"Cambridge is not a bad draw and I would hope we could push on."
FULL FA CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW
|Hereford United v Yeovil Town|
|Bury v Crawley Town|
|Luton Town v Northampton Town|
|Cambridge United v Wrexham|
|Morecambe v Sheffield Wednesday|
|Swindon Town v Huddersfield Town|
|Redbridge v Oxford City|
|Bristol Rovers v Kidderminster Harriers or Corby Town|
|Oldham Athletic v Burton Albion|
|Preston North End v Southend United|
|Dagenham & Redbridge v Bath City|
|Hartlepool United v Stevenage|
|Droylesden or Blyth Spartans v Gateshead|
|Alfreton Town or Lincoln City v Carlisle United|
|Chesterfield v Torquay United|
|Crewe Alexandra v Colchester United|
|Tranmere Rovers v Cheltenham Town|
|Chelmsford City or Gloucester City v AFC Telford United|
|Darlington or Hinckley United v Tamworth|
|Exeter City v Walsall|
|Bradford City v Rochdale|
|Notts County v Accrington Stanley|
|Port Vale v Grimsby Town|
|Sheffield United v Oxford United|
|FC Halifax Town v Charlton Athletic|
|Sutton United or Leatherhead v Kettering Town|
|AFC Bournemouth v Gillingham|
|MK Dons v Nantwich Town|
|AFC Totton v Bradford Park Avenue|
|Newport County v Shrewsbury Town|
|Leyton Orient v Bromley|
|East Thurrock United v Macclesfield Town|
|AFC Wimbledon v Scunthorpe United|
|Salisbury City v Arlesey Town|
|Brentford v Basingstoke Town|
|Maidenhead United v Aldershot Town|
|Mansfield Town or Fleetwood Town v Wycombe Wanderers|
|Barrow v Rotherham United|
|Southport v Barnet|
|Plymouth Argyle v Stourbridge|