Gulls drawn away in FA Trophy
- Credit: The FA/Sam Holden Agency/Tom Mur
Torquay United face another away draw in the Fourth Round of the FA Trophy, against either of National League rivals Boreham Wood or Yeovil Town.
The Gulls, who beat Chesham United 1-0 in Round Three on Saturday, must wait for the outcome of the Wood-v-Yeovil tie on Tuesday evening before knowing their opponents on January 16.
But it’s familiar territory for Gary Johnson’s men.
United were knocked out of the Trophy by Boreham Wood two years ago before beating them in the FA Cup last season.
If Yeovil get through, it will mean three matches between the clubs in the space of three weeks – they are due to meet on Boxing Day at Plainmoor and at Huish Park on January 2 in the league.
Other Fourth Round ties include all-National League affairs – Stockport v Notts County, Aldershot v Solihull Moors, Sutton v Dagenham and Bromley, if they beat Hemel Hempstead, against Woking.
If Truro City can beat Oxford City away, they will entertain Haringey Borough, while Weymouth are at home to Darlington.
This season’s Trophy is proceeding before last season’s competition has even been completed.
AFC Fylde, who lifted the cup in 2019, were still defending champions until they were knocked out by Boston United at the weekend.
Covid-19 postponements mean that Concord Rangers and Harrogate Town are still waiting to play the 2020 Final.
And that situation is complicated by the fact that Harrogate are now in League Two, and the Trophy is not technically open to EFL clubs!