FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Daventry handed trip to Grays Athletic in FA Cup

TOUGH TRIP - Daventry Town boss Darran Foster will take his team to Grays Athletic in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup
TOUGH TRIP - Daventry Town boss Darran Foster will take his team to Grays Athletic in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup
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On-song Daventry Town marched on in the FA Cup on Saturday and have been rewarded with a third qualifying round trip to Grays Athletic.

Town were 3-1 winners at Belper on Saturday, and Darran Foster’s men are now just two wins away from playing in the first round proper.

The trip to Grays is going to be a tough test for Daventry though.

The east Londoners play in the Ryman Premier, and currently sit seventh in the table, having lost just two of their 11 league fixtures to date.

They are unbeaten at home in the league, winning four and drawing two of their six fixtures.

On Sunday they eased into the third qualifying round with a 3-0 win over Tilbury United.

The tie will be played on the weekend of October 12/13.

Daventry ensured their name was in the hat for the third qualifying round with an excellent win in Derbyshire on Saturday.

Ashley Robinson opened the scoring after 42 minutes, and Neil King ensured Daventry were 2-0 up as he scored on the stroke of half-time.

Belper got back into the game with a goal on 63 minutes, and the home side pressed hard for an equaliser, but Ross Oulton wrapped it up for Daventry with a last-minute goal.

In the UCL Premier Division, Long Buckby endured a nightmare afternoon at Station Road as they lost 7-2 to Deepings.

The visitors were in devastating attacking form and raced into a 5-0 lead, before Buckby got on the scoresheet midway through the second half with goals from James Allcock and Joe Power.

But Deepings had the final say with two late goals to ensure it was an embrassing afternoon for Phil Mason’s men.

In the NFA Junior Cup, Woodford United also conceded seven at home as they were beaten 7-0 by fellow UCL Division One side Peterborough Sports.

Full reports and more stories in this week’s Daventry Express, which is out on Thursday.