FA Cup and UCL Preview – Trio aiming for progression

Action from Stewarts & Lloyds' 1-1 draw with Arnold Town on Saturday. The two teams meet again in an FA Cup extra preliminary round replay tonight. Picture by Tony Waugh

Action from Stewarts & Lloyds' 1-1 draw with Arnold Town on Saturday. The two teams meet again in an FA Cup extra preliminary round replay tonight. Picture by Tony Waugh

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Three ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division teams are going in search of a place in the preliminary round of the FA Cup tonight (Tuesday).

AFC Rushden & Diamonds, Wellingborough Town and Stewarts & Lloyds all drew their respective extra preliminary round ties at the weekend.

Diamonds welcome London Colney to the Dog & Duck for their replay after Saturday’s clash ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

It was the same scoreline at Occupation Road as new S&L manager Kevin Byrne saw his team hold Arnold Town. The two clubs collide again in Nottinghamshire this evening.

And it is a trip to the capital for Wellingborough Town after they earned a replay at Greenhouse FC thanks to Jon Mitchell’s goal 10 minutes into stoppage-time in 3-3 draw at the weekend.

There is also a full programme of Division One action over the next two evenings.

Rushden & Higham United will be looking to bounce back from their heavy 6-0 defeat at Haringey Borough in the FA Cup on Saturday when they head to Eynesbury Rovers tonight (Tuesday).

Burton Park Wanderers face a trip to Harrowby United following their 1-0 home loss to local rivals Whitworth while Rothwell Corinthians will be looking to halt a two-game losing run when they make the trip to Northampton Spencer.

It has been a good start for Raunds Town who have four points from two games and they head to Olney Town as they look to maintain their unbeaten start.

There is also action tomorrow (Wednesday) night with Thrapston Town travelling to Buckingham Town for their third successive away game at the start of the season.

Whitworth boss James Daldy enjoyed his first win at the helm at Latimer Park on Saturday and the Flourmen will be looking to make it two in a row at Potton United.