Draw - FA Trophy first qualifying round

The draw for the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy was made today (1pm), writes James Barrett-Sterling.

In stark contrast to our FA Cup journey so far this season, Carshalton have been drawn at home against Isthmian Premier rivals Merstham.

The two clubs are currently separated by eight places in the division and Merstham are now managed by Frank Wilson, while former Robins striker Omar Folkes is among their ranks.

The tie will be played at Colston Avenue on Saturday 26th October (kick-off 3pm). This game has not affected any other upcoming fixtures.

Next up for Carshalton is more cup action as the club tavels to Chertsey Town in the Surrey Senior Cup - details here: https://www.carshaltonathletic.co.uk/post/upnext

The full FA Trophy draw can be access via here: http://www.thefa.com/news/2019/oct/14/buildbase-fa-trophy-fa-vase-draws-141019

Credit: The FA