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FA Cup 2nd round draw revealed as giant killers Alvechurch are rewarded with another League One tie

FA CUP giant-killers Alvechurch have been rewarded with another League One opponent as they face Forest Green Rovers on round two.

The non-league side booked their place in Monday’s draw with a shock 2-1 away win over Cheltenham at the weekend.

Alvechurch will face Forest Green Rovers in the FA Cup second round
The non-league side beat Cheltenham in the first round

Danny Waldron opened the scoring in the 19th minute before doubling Alvechurch’s lead in the second half.

Ryan Jackson pulled a goal back for League One Cheltenham but it wasn’t enough to stage a comeback.

And now the lowest-ranked team left in the FA Cup will travel to Forest Green as they look to continue their dream run.

Alvechurch sit fourth-bottom of the Southern Premier League, the seventh tier of the English football pyramid, meaning they are 91 places below their next rivals.

Second round games will be played on the weekend of Saturday November 26.

Championship and Premier League teams will then enter at the third round stage in early January.

Alvechurch skipper Jamie Willetts is eyeing another FA Cupset.

He said: “Why not, going there with belief. Hopefully we can win.”


There’s potential for upsets elsewhere.

Chippenham Town travel to League One Burton Albion while King’s Lynn host League Two Stevenage.

Ebbsfleet United will also clash with Fleetwood Town.

Second-round complete draw

Curzon Ashton or Cambridge United vs Grimsby Town

Wrexham AFC vs Farnborough

Accrington Stanley vs Barnet or Chelmsford City

Ebbsfleet United vs Fleetwood Town

Bracknell Town or Ipswich Town vs Buxton

Barnsley vs Crewe Alexandra

Forest Green Rovers vs Alvechurch

Portsmouth vs Milton Keynes Dons

Shrewsbury Town vs Peterborough United or Salford City

Solihull Moors or Hartlepool United vs Harrogate Town

King’s Lynn Town vs Stevenage

Charlton Athletic vs Stockport County

Bristol Rovers vs Boreham Wood

Dagenham & Redbridge vs AFC Fylde or Gillingham

Woking or Oxford United vs Exeter City

Sheffield Wednesday vs Mansfield Town

Weymouth or AFC Wimbledon vs Chesterfield

Burton Albion vs Chippenham Town

Walsall vs Carlisle United AFC

Newport County AFC vs Torquay United or Derby County

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