Uxbridge will be at home in the next round of the FA Trophy following today’s draw.
Tony Choules’ side were rewarded for their 6-1 win over Hythe Town on Saturday by being given the chance to host the winners of tomorrow night’s replay between Southern League South & West high flyers Didcot and Southern Premier strugglers Bideford.
The Reds’ hat-trick hero Craige Tomkins may be crossing his fingers the Devon side make it through as Bideford have a poor record in the league on their travels this season and have the premier Division’s leakiest defence with 47 goals conceded to date.
Tomkins was sensational in the win over Hythe.
Matty Woods opened the scoring in the fifth minute after slotting it through Roddy Hayward’s legs and into the net.
Hythe threatened to equalize moments later through Dave Pilcher but his effort was well saved by Reds keeper Rourke Pickford at his near-post.
As the clock hit the half hour mark skipper Wayne Carter scored a stunner from the edge of the box to put Uxbridge two up.
The team were in an even more commanding position by the 37th minute as a Carter free kick was fumbled by Howard and stabbed in by Tomkins to mark the first of his treble.
The game got better still for the reds when Tomkins scored his second early in the second period to fire Uxbridge out of sight.
Tomkins complete his hat-trick with a fantastic curling free kick which bent beautifully around the wall and past the despairing goalkeeper.
Hythe’s misery was compounded with a sixth goal coming courtesy of Woods as he fired past a hapless Hayward for his second of the day.
The opposition managed to muster a consolation in the dying minutes via Ashley Miller who finished neatly past Pickford but it was too little too late as the game had already been won.
Northwood, who squeezed through on penalties at home to Channel Islanders Guernsey on Saturday, will be on their travels to Southern League South & West giant-killers Wimborne who toppled Premier Division Dorchester to get in the hat.
Northwood’s Ismael Ehui opened the scoring in the 34th minute at the weekend before Guernsey forward Marc McGrath equalised four minutes later.
The game became tight and little was created until the 103rd minute in which the away side’s Dominic Heaume struck home for what Guernsey hoped would be the winner.
Woods substitute Parry dicker had other ideas however as his strike ten minutes later levelled the scores and took the game to penalties.
The Green Lions have never partaken in a penalty shootout before and it showed as Northwood scored five penalties while Guernsey lost their concentration and missed two.
Northwood penalties were converted by Nana Asamoah, Ismael Ehui, Joakim Ehui, Mark Burgess and Michael Murray.
Meanwhile, Combined Counties Premier strugglers Hanworth Villa will begin their FA Vase campaign with a home tie against league rivals Knaphill.
The Villains have been exempt until this stage because of their excellent recent record in the competition and will be looking for a confidence-boosting win to take into their struggle to climb away from the foot of the table.
Wembley, 3-2 winners over Bower & Pitsea will have home advantage too as they play host to Eastern Counties League outfit Brantham Athletic, but should Holmer Green win their replay at Ascot tomorrow they will be on the road again at Wessex Premier Division side Horndean.