Wolves and Walsall avoided a non-league banana skin in the draw for the FA Cup first round.
The West Midlands neighbours were both paired with teams from League One in yesterday’s televised draw, which sent Kenny ackett’s side to Oldham and sees the Saddlers hosting Graham Turner’s Shrewsbury Town in a Midlands derby.
It’s the first time since 1989 that four-times winners Wolves have featured in the first-round draw.
Wolves, who beat the Latics 2-0 at Molineux in the league last Tuesday, have been drawn against Oldham three times before in the Cup before.
Beaten 1-0 at Boundary Park at the third-round stage in 1929-30, they drew 2-2 at the same stage in 1966-67 and 2006-07, winning the replays 4-1 and 2-0 respectively.
Walsall beat Shrewsbury 2-0 in the first round in November 2007. They won 4-1 and lost 5-0 to the Shropshire side in 1945-46, when first-round ties were played over two legs.
Skrill North League leaders Hednesford Town will also be facing League One opposition, as their reward for beating Stamford 2-0 away is a home tie against Crawley Town.
Stourbridge have been drawn at home to fellow Calor League Premier side Biggleswade Town, but it’s the first meeting between the sides as the Bedfordshire outfit are in their first season at this level.
Gary Hackett’s Glassboys, who won 3-1 at Workington to clinch their latest appearance in the first round, reached the second round proper in 2011-12.
Stourbridge chairman Andy Pountney said: “It’s fantastic to get someone from the same level as ourselves – from that point of view, it couldn’t have been better.
“But we’ll still need to be on our mettle and we will be showing Biggleswade as much respect as we’d show anyone else.”
Stourbridge will be looking to emulate their 2011-12 Cup run when they were beaten 3-0 by League One Stevenage before a crowd of 3,067 at the War Memorial Ground after defeating League Two Plymouth Argyle in a first round replay following a 3-3 draw at Home Park.
Kidderminster Harriers must overcome Bradford Park Avenue in a replay at Aggborough tomorrow night for the right to host Hemel Hempstead or Sutton United in the first round after drawing 1-1 away on Saturday.
Ties to be played on the weekend of November 9 and 10.