DARLINGTON have been handed another home draw in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Having already seen off Prescot Cables and Tadcaster Albion at Blackwell Meadows in this season’s competition, Quakers will host Cambridge City on Saturday, October 24 for a place in the first-round proper.

Like Darlington’s two previous FA Cup opponents, Cambridge City also play at a level two rungs below Alun Armstrong’s side as they compete in the Isthmian League North Division.

They have come through four previous rounds to make the final qualifying stage, seeing off Biggleswade, Stowmarket (on penalties), Cheshunt and Halesowen.

They are something of an unknown quantity, with Armstrong admitting he will have to do his homework once he has tackled this weekend’s National League North game at Leamington.

“We can’t complain as it’s another home draw, but all games are tricky in the FA Cup,” said Armstrong, who watched his side put six goals past Tadcaster as they came through the third qualifying round on Tuesday night. “We’ll have to do some digging on them as we don’t know anything about them.”

Like Darlington’s previous matches in this season’s FA Cup, next Saturday’s game against Cambridge will be played behind-closed-doors.

National League clubs enter the FA Cup at the fourth qualifying round stage, and Hartlepool United will travel to Ilkeston Town of Northern Premier League Division One South-East.

Marske United have made it to the final qualifying stage and will travel to Brackley Town, while South Shields will host AFC Halifax Town.