Shildon player-manager Danny Moore says that the Railwaymen would like “anyone at home” after they beat Bottesford in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Moore’s main aim has been to reach the second qualifying round, and hopefully pick up a lucrative tie against one of the big teams from the Vanarama National League North, such as Darlington, Spennymoor, York City or Stockport County.

“We don’t mind who we play, as long as we get a home draw,” he said. “To consider that we have played three times to get to this stage, one of them away from home in difficult conditions on Saturday, has been a very good achievement. As a manager, I can’t ask for much more.

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“Bottesford played a long ball game on a tricky pitch, but we stuck at it well. We battled hard, and I thought we deserved it in the end.

“We’re looking for a good draw now, and hopefully we’ll go into the next round with an unbeaten record still. We’ll be in the right mood for the game.”

The draw is due to be made at lunchtime on Monday.

Shildon got on top as the first half went on, and they went close through Matty Robson and Billy Greulich-Smith. They took the lead just after half time, when Greulich-Smith rose unchallenged to head in a Sam Hodgson corner from the right, and he was denied another on two occasions by the Bottesford keeper. Anthony Peacock then hit the post from close range, but Shildon held on for a place in the next round.

Newcastle Benfield are definitely through from the Northern League, while Sunderland RCA face a replay against Liversedge.

South Shields won 2-0 at Witton Albion, while Whitby were surprisingly beaten 3-2 at Penistone Church from the Northern Counties East League. Consett lost 2-1 at Ossett Town after being in the lead at half time.