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.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 11:38 am
AFC Flyde players celebrate with the trophy at the end of the FA Trophy Final match between Leyton Orient and AFC Fylde at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

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.

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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

2 Barrow

3 Chesterfield

4 Chorley

5 FC Halifax Town

6 Harrogate Town

7 Hartlepool United

8 Notts County

9 Solihull Moors

10 Stockport County

11 Wrexham

12 Curzon Ashton

13 Altrincham

14 Farsley Celtic

15 Hednesford Town

16 FC United of Manchester

17 Darlington

18 Bradford (Park Avenue)

19 Blyth Spartans or Alfreton Town

20 Chester

21 Stourbridge or South Shields

22 AFC Telford United

23 Matlock Town

24 Southport

25 Atherton Collieries

26 Kettering Town

27 Halesowen Town

28 Leamington