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FA Cup, Fixtures

Coventry City drawn away to AFC Wimbledon in FA Cup First Round.

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Coventry City will travel to League Two side AFC Wimbledon in the First Round Proper of the 2013/2014 FA Cup.

The tie will see 1987 winners City take on a team which represents the 1988 winners, as Wimbledon FC defeated Liverpool in the Final the following year.

Since AFC Wimbledon were founded following the controversial move to Milton Keynes which saw Wimbledon become MK Dons, the two sides have never met.

The tie will take place on either the 9th or 10th of November.

Following the draw, City manager Steven Pressley spoke to The Coventry Telegraph;

“To be honest I don’t know a lot about Wimbledon other than that they started the season well but have fallen off a bit in recent weeks,” he said.

“We’ll obviously do our homework before we go down there but the history of the competition tells us that this is just the sort of game where you can expect upsets.

“I’m expecting a packed ground and an exciting game – a real FA Cup tie –  and it’s one we’ll all look forward to. But most of all I’m just glad we’re not away to Leyton Orient again!”

In last season’s competition City overcame Arlesey Town in the First Round in a 3-0 win with goals from Callum Ball, Cyrus Christie and Steven Jennings. City then overcame Morcambe in the Second Round with a 2-1 home victory thanks to a Gary McSheffrey penalty and a strike from Carl Baker.

City were then rewarded with a Third Round tie at Premier League side Tottenham in a repeat of the famous 1987 Final, where Gareth Bale helped Spurs clinch a 3-0 win alongside a Clint Dempsey brace.

Left back Chris Hussey is the only player to have played for both sides, having joined the Sky Blues, initially on loan under Chris Coleman in 2009 before making the move permanent. In January however, his contract was cancelled and he rejoined The Dons until the end of the season, and now plays for League Two side Burton Albion.

The FA Cup First Round draw in full
Morecambe v Southend United
Walsall v Shrewsbury Town
Boreham Wood v Carlisle United
St Albans City v Mansfield Town
Milton Keynes Dons v FC Halifax Town
Bristol Rovers v York City
Tamworth v Cheltenham Town
Grimsby Town v Scunthorpe United
Bury v Cambridge United
Corby Town v Dover Athletic
Colchester United v Sheffield United
Oxford United v Gateshead
Hartlepool United v Notts County
Wrexham v Alfreton Town
Chesterfield v Daventry Town
Bristol City v Dagenham & Redbridge
AFC Wimbledon v Coventry City
Preston North End v Barnet
Bishop’s Stortford v Northampton Town
Burton Albion v Hereford United
Rotherham United v Bradford City
Gillingham v Brackley Town or Barrow
Salisbury City v Ebbsfleet United or Dartford
Accrington Stanley v Tranmere Rovers
Brentford v Staines Town or Poole Town
Stevenage v Portsmouth
Shortwood United or Aldershot Town v Port Vale
Leyton Orient v Southport
Peterborough United v Exeter City
Torquay United v Rochdale
Braintree Town v Newport County
Oldham Athletic v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Worcester City or Lincoln City v Plymouth Argyle
Bradford (Park Avenue) or Kidderminster Harriers v Hemel Hempstead or Sutton United
Hednesford Town v Crawley Town
Stourbridge v Biggleswade Town
Welling United v Luton Town
Macclesfield Town v Swindon Town
Wycombe Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra
Gloucester City v Fleetwood Town

Ties to be played on 9 and 10 November 2013

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