Blues handed a home Trophy tie

Southend United have been handed a home tie with Vanarama National League South outfit, Dorking Wanderers at the third round stage of the Buildbase FA Trophy.

Blues, who are competing in the competition for the first time in their history, will face the one-time Crawley & District League on Saturday, December 18 at Roots Hall Stadium (3pm).

Meanwhile, Dagenham & Redbridge face a tricky tie with Truro City at Bolitho Park on Sunday, December 19 (3pm).

Braintree Town are also involved at the third round stage following their 3-1 win over Potters Bar Town at Cressing Road. The Iron now take on fellow National League South side, St Albans City on Saturday 18 at Clarence Park (3pm).

Brian Jeeves

Email: [email protected]