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Blyth spirit sets up FA Cup derby

11 November 2014, 13:21

London - Non-League Blyth Spartans were handed a local north-east derby tie away to Hartlepool when the draw for the second round of the English FA Cup was made on Monday.

The seventh-tier side, who beat Altrincham at the weekend, will now face a Hartlepool side who are bottom of English football's fourth division League Two -- the lowest rung of fully professional football in the country.

Spartans manager Tom Wade is now looking forward to a sell-out clash over the weekend of December 5-7.

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"There'll be a lot there," he told BBC Two. "It'll probably be a sell out. We'll be looking forward to it.

"We'll play anybody, we're in the hat, we've got a chance. I think everybody has got a chance and we've just got to there and give everything we've got."

It is in the third round that teams from the Premier League and the second-tier Championship enter the FA Cup, the oldest major knockout cup competition in world football which dates back 143 years.

2nd rd draw

Oxford United v Tranmere

Bury v Luton

Wrexham v Stevenage or Maidstone

Scunthorpe v Worcester

Colchester v Peterborough

Wycombe v York or AFC Wimbledon

Notts County or Accrington v Yeovil

Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans

Milton Keynes Dons v Chesterfield

Dagenham and Redbridge or Southport v Eastleigh

Gateshead v Warrington

Oldham v Weston Super Mare or Doncaster Rovers

Preston North End v Walsall or Shrewsbury

Barnsley v Chester

Bradford City v Dartford

Crewe Alexandra or Sheffield United v Plymouth Argyle

Cheltenham v Dover

Cambridge United v Mansfield or Concord Rangers

Bristol City v Basingstoke or AFC Telford

Portsmouth or Aldershot v Northampton or Rochdale

Ties to be played from December 5-8



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