FA Cup: Daventry Town delight at Chesterfield draw

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Daventry Town boss Darran Foster has reacted with delight at being drawn away to League Two promotion contenders Chesterfield in the FA Cup first round.

Daventry, the lowest-ranked club currently through, have an average crowd of 120, despite currently topping Southern League Division One Central.

Chesterfield have been attracting gates of up to 7,000 this season.

Foster told BBC Radio Northampton: "To be able to go to Chesterfield's new stadium will be a dream come true."

Daventry came from a goal down to beat Hartley Witney of the Combined Counties League Premier Division 6-1 away from home in the competition's fourth qualifying round on Saturday.

Foster said: "The lads showed some real class on Saturday and the reaction in the town has been massive.

"We wanted any sort of league club really, and we're just going to go there and enjoy the day.

"The financial benefits will be nice, but we haven't got a great deal of sponsorship, and it costs the chairman an awful lot to keep the club running, so it's good to be able to pay him back now and again."

The first round proper of the FA Cup will be played over the weekend of 9-10 November.

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