Oxford tie at stake for United in Trophy

Harry Stannard in the thick of the action for Hastings United against South Park on Saturday. Picture courtesy Scott White
Harry Stannard in the thick of the action for Hastings United against South Park on Saturday. Picture courtesy Scott White

Hastings United will be on their travels in the next round of the FA Trophy - if they win their replay.

At stake for the winners of United's second round qualifying replay away to South Park on Wednesday night is a trip to Oxford City in third round qualifying on Saturday November 26.

Oxford City are 17th in National League South, which is two levels above where United and South Park play in Ryman Football League Division One South.

In fact, Oxford are one place above Margate, who United lost to after extra-time in an FA Cup third round qualifying replay last month after surrendering a two-goal lead in the first game.

The original meeting between United and South Park ended 1-1 at The Pilot Field on Saturday. Frannie Collin gave United a half time lead, but Reigate-based South Park equalised after the break and survived the final half-an-hour with 10 men.

United's scheduled league fixture away to Hythe Town tomorrow has been postponed to make way for both clubs' FA Trophy commitments. That match has been rearranged for Tuesday January 24.

Sam Cruttwell turns away from a South Park opponent during Saturday's 1-1 draw. Picture courtesy Scott White

Sam Cruttwell turns away from a South Park opponent during Saturday's 1-1 draw. Picture courtesy Scott White

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