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Clubs learn their FA Cup fate as second round qualifying draw made

By Lewis Cox | Non league | Published:

Stourbridge will continue their search for yet more FA Cup memories as the second qualifying tie pitted them against higher-ranked Leamington.

Stourbridge enjoyed phenomenal FA Cup success last season

Gary Hackett's men, who enjoyed a sensational run to the third round last season, will be the underdogs against National League North Leamington, who play in the division above the Glassboys.

Stour, of the Southern League Premier Central, got this season's journey off to a comfortable 2-1 win at Highgate United.

Prize money has been raised by the FA this season and winners at the second qualifying round stage pocket £9,000.

Kidderminster Harriers, also of the National League North, enter at this stage of the competition and have been handed a home tie against Atherstone Town.

The Adders, of the Midland League Division One, are four divisions below Neil MacFarlane's Harriers.

A possible meeting between Halesowen Town and Chasetown is on the cards, should the latter progress beyond a replay against Gainsborough Trinity tomorrow night. The pair drew 1-1 in Saturday's tie.

John Hill's Halesowen, meanwhile, were impressive 2-1 winners at Matlock Town, where Lee Hughes netted the winner.

Hednesford Town came through a fine 2-0 success against Tamworth and have been rewarded with a trip to Rugby Town.

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Rob Smith's men played in a division above hosts Rugby.

Stafford Rangers have again been drawn on the road. Steve Burr's charges won at Grimsby Borough on Saturday and face a trip to either King's Lynn or Histon in the second round qualifying.

Liam McDonald's Rushall Olympic first have to progress through a replay with Sutton Coldfield Town tonight before thinking about next round's clash at home to higher-ranked Alfreton Town.

Ties are scheduled to be played on Saturday, September 22.

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Trainee Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @lewiscox_star

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.

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