Ideal cup draw for the Gulls

Plainmoor before the pre season match between Torquay United and Chippenham Town at Plainmoor Torqua

The Torbay Weekly is proud to support Torquay United at Plainmoor. - Credit: Dave Crawford/PPAUK

A home tie they wanted, and a home tie they got - Torquay United will meet National League South side Havant & Waterlooville at Plainmoor in the Fourth Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday week, October 16. 

Gary Johnson's Gulls will take on a Hawks side midway in the NLS at the moment, but full of threat under former Sutton United manager Paul Doswell. 

Havant's squad is packed with experienced ex-EFL and National League players, like goalkeeper Ross Worner, ex-Torquay men Joe Oastler and Scott Rendell, Josh Passley, Alex Wall, Sam Magri, Oscar Gobern and Jamie Collins. 

They reached the next round with a 3-2 home win over Billericay Town at the weekend. 

Victory for the Gulls will earn them £9,375 in prizemoney, but they will have to settle for £3,125 if they lose. 

The Southern section of the draw threw up at least one all NL Premier derby - Barnet will meet north London rivals Boreham Wood at The Hive. 

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