FA Cup draw: Yellows out to break cup duck against Grimsby Borough
WARRINGTON Town will be looking to win an FA Cup match for the first time since the historic night against Exeter, when Grimsby Borough come to town on Saturday September 2.
The draw for the first qualifying round was made on Monday at lunchtime, and puts Paul Carden’s men against the north east Lincolnshire side who sit three tiers below them in the football pyramid.
A cup run would provide a welcome boost to the club’s coffers, some three seasons since the most glorious moment in the town’s football history, when League 2 side Exeter City were defeated live on BBC.
Since that night, when Craig Robinson headed Shaun Reid’s men to a 1-0 win, the Yellows haven’t won in the competition.
They lost in the second round proper to Gateshead 2-0, live on BT Sport, following the Exeter triumph, and then crashed out in the Preliminary Round the season after at North West Counties side Abbey Hey.
Last season, the Yellows bowed out at the first qualifying round stage, losing 3-0 at Workington.
Warrington have made an encouraging start to the league season, earning seven points from three games to put them top of the Evo-Stik Premier League table.
They are next in action tomorrow night (Tuesday) at home to Ashton, before Matlock visit Cantilever Park on Saturday, and a Bank Holiday Monday trip to Marine.