Boston United have a massive incentive to book their berth in the third round of the FA Cup after drawing Premier League giants Newcastle United in Monday night’s televised draw.
The National League North’s Pilgrims must still overcome Rochdale in a reply to welcome the Toon Army to York Street in January after they went into the hat alongside four other Non-League clubs.
After seeing his AFC Fylde side beat Kingstonian on Saturday, Coasters boss Jim Bentley looked on at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium as they were drawn away to Sheffield United by Tony Adams and Micah Richards.
If fellow National League sides Eastleigh and Hartlepool United can overcome League Two Crewe Alexandra and Exeter City respectively in replays, the Spitfires will host Barnsley and Pools will travel to Oxford United.
Before hosting Rotherham United tonight live on BT Sport in the final tie of the second round, Moors found out they’d be hosting Hull City after Christmas.
The draw was broadcast live on BBC Two from 7pm and the Pilgrims told the BBC’s Mark Chapman they had every incentive needed now to overcome League One Rochdale in their replay.
Manager Craig Elliott told millions watching the much-anticipated annual event: “Rotherham are a big obstacle but this is a massive incentive for us to think we could have a Premiership team at York Street. We’re looking forward to it.”
FA Cup Third Round Draw
Leicester City v Wigan Athletic
QPR v Swansea City
Fulham v Aston Villa
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Wolves v Man Utd
Charlton Athletic v West Brom
Rochdale/Boston Utd v Newcastle Utd
Cardiff City v Forest Green or Carlisle
Oxford Utd v Exeter/Hartlepool
Sheffield Utd v AFC Flyde
Southampton v Huddersfield
Liverpool v Everton
Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town
Bournemouth v Luton Town
Brighton v Sheffield Wednesday
Bristol Rovers/Plymouth v Coventry/Ipswich
Eastleigh/Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley
Man City v Port Vale
Middlesbrough v Tottenham
Reading v Blackpool
Watford v Tranmere
Preston v Norwich City
Millwall v Newport County
Crystal Palace v Derby County
Solihull Moors/Rotherham v Hull City
Brentford v Stoke City
Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth
Arsenal v Leeds Utd
Gillingham v West Ham
Burton Albion v Northampton
Burnley v Peterborough
Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers
For more information on Emirates FA Cup fixtures and results visit thefa.com.