FA Cup: Saints rewarded with home tie against Newport

Brackley Town's David Moyo is pursued by Bamber Bridge's  Darren Green in Saturday's FA Cup tie
Brackley Town's David Moyo is pursued by Bamber Bridge's Darren Green in Saturday's FA Cup tie

Brackley Town manager Kevin Wilkin was delighted to see his side pull out a home tie with Newport County in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Monday’s draw saw Saints paired against the Sky Bet League Two side for the tie which will take place early next month. Steve Diggin bagged a brace and Richard Batchelor grabbed the other goal as Saints beat Bamber Bridge 3-0 on Saturday to book their place in Monday’s draw.

Wilkin said: “All you can ask for is a home tie against a Football League club and that’s what we’ve got. Now we need to give a good account of ourselves.

“Newport haven’t started the season too well but they’ve picked up under John Sheridan recently. I’ve come up against them as a player and also when I was assistant at Nuneaton in their non-league days.

“But we’ve got an important league game at Chorley before then and we need to get a decent result on Saturday to take into the cup tie.”

Steve Diggin and Batchelor are suspended for Saturday’s Vanarama National League North trip to Chorley.