Halifax and Guiseley to meet in FA Cup

Yorkshire’s two premier non-League sides were drawn together in the final qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Guiseley's manager Mark Bower.
Guiseley's manager Mark Bower.

FC Halifax Town will host Guiseley on Saturday October 24 with the prize at stake being a place in the first round proper.

A year ago, the Shaymen battled through to the first round and landed a plum draw a t home to neighbours Bradford City. Guiseley, meanwhile, crashed out at the fourth qualifying round stage with a 3-0 loss at Grimsby Town.

The Mariners will also face Yorkshire opposition this term after being handed a trip to Harrogate Town, while North Ferriby United must travel to the winners of the replay between Chastown and Stalybridge Celtic.

Bradford Park Avenue face a replay against Salford City on Wednesday night after drawing 1-1 on Saturday at the home of the club bankrolled by a host of former Manchester United stars, the winners being at home to Conference strugglers Southport.