Boston United have been handed a tricky trip to face county neighbours Gainsborough Trinity in the second qualifying round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup.
Just four weeks after losing 1-0 at the Northolme in league action, the Pilgrims will be back in Gainsborough for a rematch with a knockout theme.
A place in the third qualifying round plus £4,500 prize money will be up-for-grabs alongside the usual bragging rights connected with the eagerly-awaited county derby.
The tie will be played on Saturday, September 26, with a potential replay scheduled at The Jakemans Stadium for Tuesday, September 29.
The draw comes hot-on-the-heels of Saturday’s disappointing 2-1 home defeat to Chorley in Vanarama National League North — a match the Pilgrims led 1-0 at half-time.
It was the first time since November 2012 that the Pilgrims had led a league match at home and lost — and only the second time at all during Dennis Greene’s two-and-a-half year reign as United boss.
Saturday’s defeat was all the more disappointing as United had dominated the first hour.