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Swindon Town at home in FA Cup first round

27 October 2014

Cheltenham Town have been drawn at home to League One Swindon Town in the first round of the FA Cup.

The Wiltshire Robins currently lie ninth in the division above their Gloucestershire counterparts, making it a tough draw for Mark Yates' side. The two clubs have never met in the FA Cup before.

Chairman Paul Baker said: "Supporters will I am sure have mixed feelings about the FA Cup draw but personally I think it is a great draw.

"Not only are we at home, and our home record has been so much better this season, but we entertain arguably our biggest local rivals and fellow 'Robins' Swindon Town. 

"It promises to be a fantastic afternoon, there is bound to be a big following from Wiltshire and I am sure Cheltenham Town fans will relish the opportunity of knocking out our near neighbours. Bring it on!"

The tie will be played on the weekend of November 8-9.

There is £18,000 at stake for the winners as well as a place in the second round of the competition.

Full first round draw:

Forest Green v Scunthorpe

Blyth Spartans v Altrincham

Canvey or Havant and Waterlooville v Preston

Oldham v Leyton Orient

Coventry v Worcester City

Hartlepool v East Thurrock United

Barnsley v Burton

Plymouth v AFC Fylde

Macclesfield or Wrexham v Woking

Port Vale v MK Dons

Eastbourne or Dover v Morecambe

Northampton v Rochdale

Cambridge Utd v Fleetwood

Bury v Nuneaton or Hemel Hempstead

Stevenage v Maidstone Utd

Luton Town v Newport

Southend v Chester FC

Tranmere v Bristol Rovers

Grimsby v Oxford Utd

Crewe v Sheffield United

Norton or Shildon v Gateshead

Portsmouth v Aldershot

Gillingham v Bristol City

Chelmsford or Barnet v Wycombe

Weymouth or Braintree v Chesterfield

Bromley v Dartford

Cheltenham v Swindon

Peterborough v Carlisle

Weston-super-Mare v Doncaster

Dag & Red v Tamworth or Southport

Basingstoke or Harrow v Spennymoor or AFC Telford

Eastleigh v Alfreton or Lincoln City

Warrington v Exeter City

Chorley or FC Halifax v Bradford City

Notts County v Accrington Stanley

Walsall v Shrewsbury

York City v AFC Wimbledon

Yeovil v Crawley Town

Gosport Borough v Colchester United

Mansfield Town v Concord Rangers

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