*BS*GOALS from Craig Wilkins and Andy Hessenthaler at Maldon on Saturday secured a place in the 2nd qualifying round of the FA Trophy at home to Brackley Town.*BF*
Whites will be relieved to receive a home draw, after so many away ties in the cups this season.
However, they have been handed a difficult game against Brackley, who currently lie second in the Southern League Premier division.
One step above Ryman South in the non-league pyramid, the BGB Southern Premier contains the likes of Kings Lynn, Chippenham, Bashley, Bromsgrove and Tiverton.
Known as the Saints, Brackley have gained 23 points from 12 games so far this season and defeated Halesowen away 2-0 in the 1st qualifying round of the FA Trophy on Saturday.
However, they have lost their last two league matches, beaten 1-0 at Cirencester and 3-0 at home to league leaders Hemel Hempstead.
Brackley’s average attendance so far this season is 356. Their ground, St James’ Park, is currently undergoing considerable developments to improve standing areas in the ground and increase the capacity of ground that can currently only hold 1500 spectators.
The Saints’ squad contains 41 year-old Terry Angus, the former Nuneaton centre back, who is available in an emergency. The team have made a habit recently of scoring late goals.
*IS*Correction: Justin Jackson has left the club.*IF*
Brackley will travel to SeaFrance Crabble on Saturday, November 3.
The tie of the FA Trophy 2nd qualifying round is arguably AFC Wimbledon vs Chelmsford City.