Doncaster Rovers set for non-league visit in FA Cup

Doncaster Rovers
Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers will visit one of two non-league sides in the first round of the FA Cup next month.

Rovers have been drawn away at the winner of the replay between East Thurrock United and Ebbsfleet.United, which will take place on Tuesday night.

Essex side East Thurrock currently sit sixth in National League South, having lost just once in the league so far this season,

Kent outfit Ebbsfleet are midtable in the National League, and have only lost twice in 15 games themselves

The two sides battled out a goalless draw at East Thurrock in the original staging of their fourth qualifying round clash on Saturday.

Rovers' away trip in the first round will take place on the weekend commencing November 3.

They went out in the first round last season when beaten at League One Oldham Athletic.

That ended a run of facing non-league sides in the first round.

In 2015 they hosted Stalybridge, a year after travelling to Weston Super Mare. Their previous first round outing saw them beat Bradford Park Avenue at home in 2012.

Rovers have faced Ebbsfleet before - in their previous incarnation as Graves and Northfleet - when they met during the 2002/03 season in the Conference.

Should East Thurrock advance, it will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides.