Shields handed Ashton test in Emirates FA Cup

South Shields have been drawn away to divisional rivals Ashton United in the second qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The Mariners overcame Warrington Town in a dramatic penalty shootout in the previous round on Tuesday following an entertaining 0-0 draw.

Their reward is a trip to Hurst Cross on the weekend of Saturday, October 3. It will be a second meeting in a matter of days between the sides, with Shields also due to travel to Ashton in the league on Tuesday, September 29.

Ticket details are awaited and will be communicated in due course.