FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND: Crowborough Athletic 0 Northwood 2
Robert Ursell scored his first two goals for Northwood as they successfully avoided a potential banana skin away to Crowborough Athletic in East Sussex.
The gifted midfielder eased any nerves with an early opener and settled the issue late on as the Woods defeated Ryman One South's bottom club 2-0.
The reward was a home date with Northamptonshire side Brackley Town, who are currently in the bottom half of the Southern League Premier Division, on November 1.
The Crows have struggled in the league but took Harlow to a replay in the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round and they had the first chance of the afternoon when a quick break found Wayne Clarke but his shot flew over the bar.
However, in the 12th minute Abdul Yoki got to the by-line before pulling the ball back to Ursell whose shot was too strong for Mark Oldroyd.
Otis Williams was not far away with a shot on the turn but Crowborough were looking dangerous on the break too, and Mitch Swain saved bravely at the feet of Clarke.
Danny Murphy was denied by a point-blank save and Swain had to deal with Luke Gedling's low drive as chances came at both ends yet the Woods ended the half strongly, threatening several times before Williams won the ball on half way and ran at the heart of the home defence before firing a rising shot narrowly over.
An ankle injury for Mark Burgess led to Eric Gbio making his Woods debut in central defence and the visitors had to dig in to keep the Crows at bay, while posing a threat on the break through Williams and Danny Brown.
The Northwood defence stood up well and after Oldroyd produced one flying save to deny Ursell he was beaten when he tried to intercept the 25-year-old's return pass to Williams and the ball ran loose for Ursell to stroke gleefully into an empty net.
NORTHWOOD: Swain, Power, Murphy, Orlu, Burgess (Gbio), Christian, Brown, Page, Williams, Yoki, Ursell (Lineham). Subs not used: Walters, Sonner, Pearce. Goals, Crowborough: None. Woods: Ursell 12, 79. Attendance: 87.
Woods chairman Ian Barry has requested a personal hearing with the FA after being charged with using abusive and/or insulting words during his side's game with Leyton last month.
Barry refutes the allegation which arose from a game which North-wood won 3-0 but ended with two players making trips to hospital.