Class of ‘92's Salford City handed giant-killing opportunity in FA Cup first round draw

Salford City will be dreaming of a giant-killing against Notts County when they make their bow in the first round of the FA Cup.

The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier side are owned by Manchester United’s ‘Class of ‘92’ – Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, who were all Wembley winners in their playing careers.

Class of ‘92's Salford City handed giant-killing opportunity in FA Cup first round draw

And the ‘famous five’ will be preparing for another big cup day when Sky Bet League Two club Notts County visit Moor Lane on the weekend of November 6-9 for a tie which should attract the television cameras.

“I’m delighted for everybody at the club for all the work that’s been put in,” Salford’s former United striker Danny Webber said after the draw on BBC Two.

“It was important we got a league club and it will be great for the lads to pit their wits against a league club to see where we stand.

“It’s exciting for everybody at Salford.”

Ryan Giggs and the Manchester United Class of ‘92 played Salford City in a friendly last year.
Ryan Giggs and the Manchester United Class of ‘92 played Salford City in a friendly last year.

Salford’s neighbours FC United of Manchester also have an attractive tie, at home to 1997 semi-finalists Chesterfield, while Altrincham could enhance their giant-killing reputation against Barnsley of League One.

Wigan, FA Cup winners in 2013, make the short trip to Bury while 2008 winners Portsmouth are at home to Macclesfield.

Didcot, 15th in Division One South & West of the Evo-Stik Southern League and the lowest-ranked side left in the competition, will welcome Exeter, who were beaten by non-league Warrington at the same stage of the competition last season.

AFC Fylde, of the Vanarama National League North, head to Millwall, Brackley Town host Newport and Aldershot welcome League One Bradford, who shocked Chelsea last season with a 4-2 fourth-round victory at Stamford Bridge.

“It’s a tough draw but we’ll be ready for it and give them the utmost respect,” said Bantams boss Phil Parkinson.

Coventry, winners of the competition in 1987, will entertain their former landlords Northampton, while 1953 cup winners Blackpool visit Barnet and AFC Wimbledon will be at home to National League leaders Forest Green Rovers.

The FA Cup first-round draw

Burton Albion v Peterborough

Port Vale v Maidenhead

Barnet v Blackpool

Bristol Rovers v Chesham United

Cambridge Utd v Basingstoke

Mansfield v Oldham

Altrincham v Barnsley

Crewe Alexandra v Eastleigh

Northwich Victoria or Chorley v Boreham Wood

Coventry v Northampton

Brackley v Newport County

Grimsby v St Albans City

Hartlepool United v Havant & Waterlooville or Cheltenham Town

Salford City v Notts County

Dover v Stourbridge

Stevenage v Gillingham

Millwall v AFC Fylde

Aldershot v Bradford

Walsall v Fleetwood

Bury v Wigan

Portsmouth v Macclesfield

Sheff Utd v Worcester City

Barwell or AFC Rushden and Diamonds v Grays or Welling

Halifax or Guiseley v Wycombe

Crawley v Luton

Doncaster v Stalybridge Celtic or North Ferriby United

Didcot v Exeter

Dagenham & Redbridge v Morecambe

Leyton Orient v Staines Town

Gainsborough Trinity v Shrewsbury

Maidstone v Yeovil

Braintree v Oxford United

Whitehawk v Tranmere or Lincoln

Accrington v York

Scunthorpe v Southend

AFC Wimbledon v Forest Green Rovers

Plymouth v Carlisle

FC United of Manchester v Chesterfield

Rochdale v Swindon

Wealdstone v Colchester

Ties will take place on November 6-8

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