Breaking news: Hastings drawn away again

Hastings United midfielder Dave Cook is grounded during the win over Whyteleafe on Saturday. Picture by Simon Newstead (SUS-140915-084829002)
Hastings United midfielder Dave Cook is grounded during the win over Whyteleafe on Saturday. Picture by Simon Newstead (SUS-140915-084829002)

Hastings United have received a third successive away draw in the FA Cup.

Having already triumphed at Eastbourne United AFC and Whyteleafe, the U’s will travel to Grays Athletic or Harlow Town in second round qualifying on Saturday September 27.

United are currently 16th in Ryman Football League Division One South, while Grays are seventh in the Premier Division with 17 points from 10 games and Harlow are second in Division One North with 23 points from nine outings.

Grays and Harlow fought out a 2-2 draw at the first time of asking on Saturday and will do it all again tomorrow (Tuesday) night for the right to face a United side which came from behind to win 2-1 at Whyteleafe thanks to goals from Sam Adams and Ade Olorunda.

The second round qualifying winners will receive £4,500 from the FA’s prize fund. United’s two victories so far have earned them just under £5,000.