Matlock Town draw Mansfield Town in FA Trophy


MATLOCK have been drawn against near rivals Mansfield in the first round of the FA Trophy, while Alfreton welcome Kidderminster to the Impact Arena.

The Gladiators against the Stags was the pick of the round as both Derbyshire sides learned their fate on Monday afternoon.

The tie will be played on November 24 with Matlock fans hopeful of a repeat of the score when the two teams met in the FA Cup in 1976/1977 and the Gladiators ran out 5-2 winners.

Alfreton, meanwhile, entertain Blue Square Bet Premier Division rivals Kidderminster Harriers.

The game will kick off at 3pm on the same day with £5,000 prize money up for grabs for the winners of first round ties.