DARLINGTON have been handed a home tie in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy for the fourth year in a row.

They will play Gainsborough Trinity the weekend of November 23.

Gainsborough are second-bottom of the Northern Premier League, one level below Quakers.

Winners of third qualifying round ties receive £3,750.

Quakers and Gainsborough shared some high-scoring fixtures when they met in the National League North in 2016-17 and ’17-18.

At home Darlington won 5-2 and 4-3, while at Gainsborough there was a 3-3 draw and a 3-1 defeat.

In the last three years Darlington have lost to Marine, Harrogate Town and AFC Telford United.

This evening, Quakers will be in the hat alongside Walsall in the second draw of the FA Cup.