WHITSTABLE'S reward for their FA Trophy victory over Harrow is a home tie against Ryman South rivals Leatherhead in the second qualifying round, to be played on the weekend of October 27/28.
The other Ryman South 'giant-killers', Maidstone, will travel to Bedford Town.
East Thurrock host Thurock in an all-Ryman Premier local derby, while last season's semi-finalists Wealdstone have been drawn away to Merstham.
The full draw for Ryman clubs:
Bedford Town v Maidstone United Bognor Regis Town v Bridgwater Town or Hemel Hempstead Town Brentwood Town v Lewes Bury Town or Whitehawk v Grays Athletic or Ashford Town (Middx) Concord Rangers v Enfield Town Cray Wanderers v Arlesey Town East Thurrock United v Thurrock Hampton & Richmond Borough or Hythe Town v Three Bridges King's Lynn Town v Carshalton Athletic Kingstonian v Burnham Leiston v Metropolitan Police Merstham v Wealdstone Soham Town Rangers v Ramsgate Uxbridge or Royston Town v Canvey Island or Wroxham Whitstable Town v Leatherhead Wingate & Finchley v Hitchin Town
Veteran bosses land awards
TWO of the Ryman League’s most experienced managers were among the winners when the first Macron Awards of the season, covering August and September, were announced today.
Small steps up to save K's
AN FA TROPHY was on the cards at Kingstonian on Sunday when Kieran Murphy’s own goal handed Ryman South club Eastbourne Town the lead immediately after half-time.