Away ties in FA Cup and FA Trophy

Tim ChannonFirst Team

THE Seagulls have had no luck in the draws for the opening rounds of the Emirates FA Cup and Buildbase FA Trophy, having been drawn away in both competitions.

In the preliminary round of the FA Cup (August 25), Colwyn Bay must travel to fellow Evostik West side Atherton Collieries who completed a league double over us last season, while in the FA Trophy the Bay must travel across the pennines to the newly formed Ossett United at the Ingfield Stadium.

Colwyn Bay won both away games at the now merged Ossett Albion and Ossett Town last season.

Prize money in the FA Cup has been doubled for the new season making it an extremely lucrative competition for any club able to put a a  run together. Teams reaching the third qualifying round pocket nearly £33,000.