Cobblers to face Harrow Borough or Margate in FA Cup first round

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The Cobblers have been handed a home tie against non-League opposition in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Rob Page’s men will take on Harrow Borough or Margate in the first round, with the match being be played on the first weekend of November.

Harrow play in the premier division of the Isthmian League, while Margate play in the Vanarama National League South.

The pair drew the original tie 2-2 at Harrow on Saturday, with the replay scheduled for Margate on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Brackley Town will be hoping it’s a case of history repeating after they were drawn to play at Sky Bet League One side Gillingham in round one.

National League North outfit Brackley took on the Kent side at the same stage of the competition in 2013, and after claiming a draw at the Priestfield Stadium, beat them 1-0 in the replay at St James Park thanks to a goal from Glenn Walker.

Brackley booked their place in the first round proper with a 5-0 win at Beaconsfield on Saturday.

The draw for the FA Cup first round was made live on BBC2, with Paul Ince drawing the home teams and David James the away.