The FA Cup rarely fails to throw up surprises, so with out-of-sorts Stocksbridge Park Steels facing an awkward trip to NCEL Premier side Armthorpe Welfare, the Bracken Moor club will do well to avoid to falling victim to an upset.
Steels are without a win from seven outings following a 2-0 defeat at Frickley this week but boss Gary Marrow has signed three players.
Experienced striker Brian Cusworth is a veteran of many a cup campaign with the likes of Parkgate and Sheffield FC.
Tough-tackling Anthony Tansley should bolster the midfield, while former Blades academy player, defender Matt Darlow, should go straight into the first qualifying round tie.
Armthorpe have won two of the last three outings including dumping Evo-Stik South side Brigg Town out of the competition 2-0 in the previous round, with the minnows keen to add another scalp to their belt.
Parkgate were knocked out 2-0 in a replay by Hall Road Rangers in the previous round but the Steelmen have been reinstated after it was found Rangers fielded an ineligible player.
It has handed Parkgate the opportunity of pitting their wits against Evo-Stik Premier Division side Whitby Town tomorrow.
Doug Shelley side look in the mood to pull off a cup shock after bouncing back to form with two victories over the past week including an 8-1 demolition of Barton Town. However, Rangers have mounted an 11th-hour appeal over their expulsion, leaving the tie in the balance.
Worksop Town travel to Premier Division rivals and managerless North Ferriby United where Martin McIntosh’ men will be hoping to take advantage of their hosts recent run of poor form. Ferriby have lost the last four in the league, which led to the resignation of manager John Anderson following a 4-1 home reversal against Buxton.
In-form Staveley Miners Welfare go to Baris NCEL Premier Division rivals Pickering Town. Billy’ Fox’s side are undefeated in 10 outings of which they have won nine.
Matlock Town take on Division One South Hucknall.