TORQUAY United have been drawn away to National League side Boreham Wood in the first round of the Buildbase FA Trophy.

“It would have been nice to have gotten a home draw, for a change, and to play at our home ground,” said Torquay manager Gary Johnson.

“However, the draw has been made and as I have said previously, it will be nice to see where we are against a decent Conference side. I’ve had a couple of battles with them over the years and they’ve got a good manager and a good team. It will definitely test us, but they are the tests we want for future reference.”

The tie will take place on Saturday, December 15 (3pm).

Meanwhile, Truro City have been handed a home tie against Weston-super-Mare after seeing off Greenwich Borough at the weekend

“These cup ties against sides from lower leagues can be tricky as they always play way above their normal level and if you aren’t careful it can be easy to get turned over, especially in horrendous conditions like we had on Saturday,” said manager Leigh Robinson.

“We now look forward to taking on Weston-super-Mare in a couple of weeks in the next round. It would be good to have a run in this competition.”


Northern section draw:

1 Southport or Chester v Solihull Moors
2 Lancaster City or Guiseley v Blyth Spartans
3 AFC Fylde v Stratford Town
4 Salford City v Gateshead
5 Chesterfield v Basford United
6 Wrexham v Boston United
7 Barrow v FC Halifax Town
8 Harrogate Town v York City
9 Leamington v Hartlepool United
10 Workington v Pickering Town or Ramsbottom United
11 Spennymoor Town v Stamford or Barwell
12 Altrincham v Stockport County
13 AFC Telford United v Farsley Celtic

Southern section draw:

1 Chippenham Town or Wingate & Finchley v Welling United or Dulwich Hamlet
2 Biggleswade Town v Wealdstone
3 Maidenhead United v Oxford City
4 Hereford v Billericay Town
5 Aldershot Town v Bedford Town
6 Carshalton Athletic v Dorking Wanderers
7 Lewes or Hemel Hempstead Town v Eastleigh
8 Dover Athletic v Havant & Waterlooville
9 Woking v Maidstone United
10 Ebbsfleet United v Dagenham & Redbridge
11 Barnet v Bath City
12 Bromley v Sutton United
13 Truro City v Weston-super-Mare
14 Salisbury v Braintree Town
15 Boreham Wood v Torquay United
16 Leyton Orient v Beaconsfield Town
17 Brackley Town v Hayes & Yeading United or Brightlingsea Regent
18 Weymouth or St Albans City v Royston Town or Needham Market
19 Eastbourne Borough or Dartford v Dorchester Town

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