Hartlepool United and Middlesbrough learn FA Cup fate after third-round draw

Hartlepool United will face a trip to Oxford if they can beat Exeter City in the FA Cup, while Middlesbrough have been handed a home game against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.

Monday, 2nd December 2019, 7:32 pm
FA Cup trophy.

Hartlepool came from two goals down to earn a draw at Exeter of League Two on Sunday and now face a second-round replay at Victoria Park on Tuesday, December 10.

The winners will face a high-flying Oxford side who are sixth in League One.

Meanwhile, Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate will come up against his former club who have recently appointed Mourinho.

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Third Round fixtures are scheduled to take place across the first weekend of 2020 from Friday, January 3 to Monday January 6.

Last season Pools were knocked out of the competition by League One side Gillingham in a first-round replay.

Boro were eliminated at the fourth-round stage after losing to League Two side Newport.