The Coasters have been handed a dream draw against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup second Round.
Dave Challinor’s side will welcome the Latics to Mill Farm over the first weekend of December, with the date yet to be confirmed. Ticket and hospitality details will also be announced in due course.
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– The match will be the first ever competitive meeting between the clubs.
– The Coasters are in the second round of the FA Cup for the first time after beating Kidderminster Harriers 4-2.
– Wigan are through after a 2-1 first round victory over Crawley Town.
– Wigan lifted the FA Cup in May 2013 after Ben Watson’s 91st minute header secured a shock victory over Manchester City at Wembley.
– The Latics – managed by Paul Cook – are second in League One, just one point behind table-toppers Shrewsbury Town after 16 games.
– 63 three league places currently separate Wigan and Fylde.
– Last night’s draw provides the biggest gap between previous best FA Cup runs of the Round – First Round (AFC Fylde) v Winners (Wigan).
– Just 30 miles separate the two clubs in the North West.
– When Wigan won the FA Cup in 2013 they were a Premier League club. Fylde were at Step 7 in the Northern Premier League and over 120 places separated the clubs at the end of that season.
– Coasters full-back Luke Burke is currently on loan from Wigan, whilst club captain Josh Langley began his career with the Latics.
– The tie will be played between December 1-4 with the winning club receiving £27,000 from the FA’s prize fund.
Second-round draw in full
Woking or Bury v Tranmere Rovers or Peterborough United
MK Dons v Maidstone United
Newport County v Cambridge United
Wycombe Wanderers v Leatherhead or Billericay Town
Port Vale v Yeovil
Shrewsbury Town v Morecambe
Doncaster Rovers v Northampton Town or Scunthorpe
Slough Town v Rochdale
AFC Wimbledon v Charlton Athletic
Stevenage v Swindon Town
Mansfield Town v Accrington Stanley or Guiseley
Gateshead v Luton Town
Bradford City v Plymouth Argyle
Blackburn Rovers v Crewe Alexandra
AFC Fylde v Wigan Athletic
Gillingham v Carlisle United
Notts County v Oxford City
Forest Green Rovers v Exeter City
Chorley or Fleetwood v Hereford
Coventry City v Boreham Wood