Weston get home tie in FA Cup first round

PUBLISHED: 19:25 22 October 2018 | UPDATED: 08:26 24 October 2018

Gethyn Hill celebrates scoring. Picture: Will.T.Photography

Gethyn Hill celebrates scoring. Picture: Will.T.Photography

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Weston will face Harrogate Town or Wrexham in the first round of the FA Cup.

Man of the match Luke Purnell celebrates at half time. Picture: Will.T.PhotographyMan of the match Luke Purnell celebrates at half time. Picture: Will.T.Photography

The Seagulls’ reward for beating local rivals Bath City on Saturday is a match at the Woodspring Stadium.

The game will be played on the weekend of November 9-12.

The draw this evening (Monday) proved to be a nervy one for Weston fans, with the Seagulls’ tie the last one to be decided.

Weston earned themselves £25,000 by beating Bath City and could win a further £36,000 if they beat the winner of the Harrogate and Wrexham replay and progress to the second round.

Fans being photographed with the FA cup.Fans being photographed with the FA cup.

Gethyn Hill’s first-half strike was enough to see Weston into the first round proper.

MORE: Huge crowd roars Weston to victory in FA Cup.

BBC Football Focus show being filmed.BBC Football Focus show being filmed.

It is the first time Weston have qualified for the main cup competition since they lost at home to Doncaster Rovers in 2014.

On that occasion, the BBC brought their Football Focus show to the Woodspring Stadium.

Presenter Dan Walker was joined by Jason Roberts and Mark Lawrenson, along with the FA Cup trophy, ahead of that tie.

National League sides Harrogate and Wrexham drew 0-0 on Saturday and will face a replay tomorrow night for the right to face Weston.

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