EMIRATES DRAW | Reds To Face Newport County

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 12 Nov 2018

This evening's Emirates FA Cup draw has given the Reds a home tie in an all-Welsh encounter with Newpoort County AFC.

Our last meeting with the men from Gwent was in the 2013 National League play-off final.

Oddly enough, although we lost that final and County climbed back into the Football League, in the six Conference games between the two sides in the three seasons leading up to our Wembley meeting, we had gone unbeaten, winning three and drawing three - but went down 2-0 in the one that really mattered.

Our first ever meeting with County was in the FA Cup of 1921/22, when we were paired together in the sixth qualifying round and drew 0-0 at the Racecourse, before losing the replay 3-0 in south Wales.

Welsh Cup meetings have been far more common, starting with the semi-final of 1924, which we won 1-0, right through to another semi-final in 1987, when County won 4-3 over two-legs. In total, we were drawn together nine times, with the Reds winning on six occasions - although none were ever in the final itself.

In the Football League, there were 20 games between 1958 and 1988, with Wrexham winning seven times and drawing another five.

This cup tie is due on the weekend of Saturday, 1st December - but please remember, final confirmation will come after any TV requirements have been decided, which are usually announced towards the end of the week.

Once the two clubs have agreed on further details, these will be released through the normal official channels.

Second Round Draw:
Guiseley v Fleetwood Town
Bury v Luton Town
Wrexham AFC v Newport County AFC
Tranmere Rovers or Oxford United v Southport
Southend United or Crawley Town v Barnsley
​Shrewsbury Town or Salford City v Scunthorpe United
Solihull Moors v Blackpool
Chesterfield or Billericay Town v Grimsby Town
Peterborough United v Aldershot Town or Bradford City
Swindon Town v Woking
Maidstone United v Oldham Athletic
Lincoln City v Carlisle United
Morecambe or FC Halifax Town v AFC Wimbledon
Plymouth Argyle v Oxford United or Forest Green Rovers
Barnet or Bristol Rovers v Stockport County
​Rochdale v Portsmouth
Walsall v Sunderland
Accrington Stanley v Ebbsfleet United or Cheltenham Town
Mansfield Town or Charlton Athletic v Chorley or Doncaster Rovers
Sutton United or Slough Town v Gillingham or Hartlepool United


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