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Town Draw Pilgrims in FA Cup

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 17/10/2022

GRIMSBY will face League One leaders Plymouth at home in Round One of the FA Cup. Plymouth are theoretically the strongest team in the tournament, and a possible replay would be a very long journey should the game be drawn.

The two teams met in the FA Cup in 2017 when they were both in League Two. On that occasion, Town lost 1-0 at Home Park. The Mariners will hope to go one better in front of their own supporters on Bonfire Night. The tournament offers a substantial reward for progress, and the shared gate receipts make staying in the competition potentially very lucrative.

The defeat to Kidderminster last year was demoralising at the time, although subsequent events eclipsed the disappointment of that day.

FA Cup first-round draw

South Shields v Forest Green Rovers
Bolton Wanderers v Barnsley
Boreham Wood v Eastleigh
Curzon Ashton v Cambridge United
Maidenhead United v Dagenham and Redbridge
Crawley Town v Accrington Stanley
Solihull Moors v Hartlepool United
Kidderminster Harriers or AFC Fylde v Gillingham
Peterborough United v Salford City
Sutton United v Farnborough
Grimsby Town v Plymouth Argyle
Milton Keynes Dons v Yeovil Town or Taunton Town
Ebbsfleet United v FC Halifax Town
Carlisle United v Tranmere Rovers
Bracknell Town v Ipswich Town
Hendon/Chippenham Town v Lincoln City
Sheffield Wednesday v Morecambe
Hereford v Portsmouth
Shrewsbury Town v York City
Buxton v Merthyr Town
Charlton Athletic v Coalville Town
Weymouth v AFC Wimbledon
Newport County v Colchester United
Stockport County v Swindon Town
Doncaster Rovers v King's Lynn Town
Altrincham/Gateshead v Stevenage
Fleetwood Town v Oxford City
Burton Albion v Needham Market
Bradford City v Harrogate Town
Port Vale v Exeter City
Torquay United/Hampton and Richmond v Derby County
Bristol Rovers v Rochdale
Wycombe Wanderers v Walsall
Blyth Spartans/Wrexham v Oldham Athletic or Chester
Crewe Alexandra v Leyton Orient
Barnet v Chelmsford City
Woking v Oxford United
Chesterfield v Northampton Town
Cheltenham Town v Alvechurch
Barrow v Mansfield Town

First-round ties will be played between 4-7 November.

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