Leyton Orient to visit Bognor in FA Trophy

The Rocks have landed a plum FA Trophy draw - they'll host Leyton Orient in the second round of the competition.

Monday, 18th December 2017, 3:12 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:57 am
Harvey Whyte challenges for the ball in the Rocks' FA Trophy win at Taunton on Saturday / Picture by Tim Norbury

Orient were a Football League club until the end of last season, when they were relegated from League Two.

They are sure to draw a large crowd to Nyewood Lane for the tie on Saturday, January 13.

Bognor have missed out on the chance to face a league club by reaching the first round of the FA Cup in recent years, but this is almost as good as doing so.

The £7,000 prize pot for the winners of the tie adds to the potential for it to be a great day for the club.

The men from Brisbane Road have struggled to adapt to life in the National League this season and sit 20th with just six wins from their 24 games - a record not unlike the Rocks' one in National League South.

Full draw

1 Ebbsfleet United v Warrington Town or Altrincham2 Kidderminster Harriers v Stockport County3 East Thurrock United v Chester4 Bognor Regis Town v Leyton Orient5 Braintree Town or Brackley Town v Barrow6 Chesham United or Weston Super Mare v Workington7 Billericay Town v Stourbridge8 FC Halifax Town or Macclesfield Town v Maidenhead United9 Maidstone United v Hampton & Richmond Borough or Heybridge Swifts10 Dover Athletic v Marine11 Gateshead or Guiseley v Dartford or Boreham Wood12 Wealdstone v Hereford13 Sutton United v Hendon14 Blyth Spartans or AFC Telford United v Bromley15 Spennymore Town or Gainsborough Trinity v Solihull Moors or Tranmere Rovers16 St Albans City v Harrogate Town