FA Cup: Weston-super-Mare boss Micky Bell revels in 'superb' draw

Micky Bell
Bell led his side into the first round of the FA Cup for only the third time since 1948.

First-team coach Micky Bell says Weston-super-Mare's FA Cup first round pairing with League One side Doncaster Rovers is a boost for the whole town.

The Seagulls, who beat Witham Town in the last round, are currently in the Conference South relegation zone.

Bell told BBC Points West: "I am pleased with it. Obviously I would've loved to have had Bristol City at home, but a League One team is superb.

"I am really happy and hopefully we'll get a full house for the game."

It is only the third time the club have reached the first round since being formed in 1948.

FA Cup first-round facts
First-round winners will receive £18,000 in prize moneyLeague One leaders Bristol City, the highest ranked side at this stage of the draw, are away to Gillingham
Northern Premier League Division One North side Warrington Town and Conference South team Gosport Borough are appearing in the first round for the first timeThree-time FA Cup winner Phil Neville made the draw along with Derbyshire FA's Community Coach of the Year Tammy Snape before a 300-strong audience at the National Football Centre at St George's Park

Bell continued: "They'll not know anything about us, so we can just go into the game relaxed and give it our best shot.

"It's massive in terms of financially for the club and it just sends a buzz around the club and the whole town. Everyone can get behind us.

"We will try and take it as a normal game. We have a great set of lads.

"They will give in their best shot and hopefully the FA gods are smiling and we might cause a little upset.

"We have all part-time lads. They are a mixture, I have a few experienced boys and the rest have come from non-league background.

"For us to play against league opposition is fantastic."

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