FA CUP: Steelmen handed Stockport test while Poppies have home advantage

The draw for the third qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup has been made
The draw for the third qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup has been made

Corby Town have been handed a trip to Stockport County in the third qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The Steelmen’s reward for their excellent 4-1 victory at Alvechurch at the weekend is a clash in the north-west against a Stockport side who currently sit in mid-table in the Vanarama National League North and who are currently attracting attendances of around 3,000 at Edgeley Park.

Kettering Town, meanwhile, were handed a home tie and they will take on Hednesford Town at Latimer Park.

The Pitmen currently sit in 10th place in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division - the equivalent level to the Poppies.

Both Corby and Kettering earned £9,000 for winning their ties at the weekend and should they be victorious in the next round, they will net £15,000.

The third qualifying round ties are due to be played over the weekend of October 6.