FA Trophy first round draw details, ball numbers and listen LIVE – who should Hartlepool United look out for with Notts County, Chesterfield and Darlington all potentially awaiting?
The FA Trophy first round draw will take place live on talkSPORT2 from around 12:45pm on Monday afternoon.
Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor won the competition with AFC Fylde last season and will be hoping to retain the trophy at his new club.
The first round draw remains regionalised with Pools one of 28 different non-league sides in the northern section of the draw – they are ball number 7.
Ties will take place on Saturday December 14 with clubs having the option to either settle things on the day or go to a replay should the game end all square after 90-minutes.
Some potentially interesting ties could await Pools in the first round including holders and Challinor’s former club Fylde, a team making their debut in the competition in Notts County and of course local rivals Darlington.
The FA Trophy first round ball numbers are as follows
1 AFC Fylde
5 FC Halifax Town
6 Harrogate Town
7 Hartlepool United
8 Notts County
9 Solihull Moors
10 Stockport County
12 Curzon Ashton
14 Farsley Celtic
15 Hednesford Town
16 FC United of Manchester
18 Bradford (Park Avenue)
19 Blyth Spartans or Alfreton Town
21 Stourbridge or South Shields
22 AFC Telford United
23 Matlock Town
25 Atherton Collieries
26 Kettering Town
27 Halesowen Town