Northallerton manager Darren Trotter has told his players not to get carried away by the occasion when they go to Newton Aycliffe in the extra preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday.

The road to Wembley starts today for clubs at Steps 4, 5 and 6 in the National League system, and all of them harbour dreams of some FA cup glory and putting their hands on some much-needed prize money – in today’s case £2,250, with the losers still receiving £750.

Manager Darren Trotter said; “Being the FA Cup gives the game an added special feeling to the tie. However, we have got to treat it like any other game and not get carried away by the occasion.”

Shaun Hudson and Jason Blackburn both return, but Neil Pattinson is unavailable.

Aycliffe are missing several players, and manager Colin Stromsoy said; “We will be up for the game and aim to build on our win against them in the league in midweek. It will be a very tough encounter as they’ll also know more about us, as we do about them.”

The sides met in the league in midweek at Ainderby Road, with Aycliffe coming out on top courtesy of a goal by Mattie Lowrie.

Shildon face Garforth from the Northern Counties East League at Dean Street, having scored 13 times in their first two league matches.

Manager Danny Moore said; “I love the FA Cup, and I want us to carry on the momentum that we have created over the first two games, and have a good FA Cup run.”

Defender Jack Vaulks will be missing because of injury.

Bishop Auckland face Thornaby in an all ENL tie at Heritage Park.

Bishops came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Seaham in midweek, and manager Ian Chandler said; “We've started the season with four points from six, but our performances have been well below expectations, so some improvements needed, Thornaby will be a tough proposition even after last week’s heavy defeat at Shildon, they have players to be concerned about.

Chandler includes his 16-year-old son Ben in the squad, because Kyle Fryatt, Darren Richardson, Jamie Marshall and Michael Hoganson are all missing, but Callum Munro and Denver Morris both return.

West Auckland are at home to Bridlington from the Northern Counties East League, and manager Gary Forrest could make changes following their defeat at Ashington in midweek.

Bridlington are one of the leading clubs in the NCEL and will be a tough test for West.

Meanwhile, defender Jamie Cobain, who was red carded at Ashington on Tuesday, has had it reduced to yellow on appeal after West submitted video evidence in an appeal to Durham FA.

In the second division of the ENL, Chester-le-Street are at home to Ryton and Crawcrook, having won their first two matches.

Chester manager Colin Wake said; “We always struggle against Ryton and with it being early season with holidays and no form it's hard to assess what side will turn up for both outfits.

“We go into the game full of confidence if we do what we do well, we have a chance of keeping the little run going.” Michael Graver and Conor Lyons will both have fitness tests.

Meanwhile, young defender Josh King has moved to York City after a successful trial at Bootham Crescent.

Tow Law, who had a good 4-3 win in midweek at Bedlington, are away to Willington, and they are hoping to have several players back after illness and holidays.

Manager Micky Vasey said; “It will be a hard game against Willington, a local derby, and both teams have complete new teams from last season.”

Willington will be close to full strength, although former Darlington winger Jeff Smith has moved to Whitley Bay.

Brandon, without a win so far, are at Birtley, who have won both their games. Striker Lewis Martin is injured, while several players are unavailable. Manager Rob Bowron said; “If we start well – which we haven’t in our last two matches – then we have some confidence that we can get a positive result.”

Crook Town are at home to newcomers Carlisle City, and they will be missing Daniel Kent and Arthur Connelly, but Anth Verity returns to the squad. Manager Jamie Tunstall said; “We’ve started the season with two wins, but I think there’s another great or two for us to find which I’m hoping comes this weekend. I think Carlisle are in a false position, they’re adjusting to the league with every game.”

Esh Winning are at home to Washington, and they will include new signing Craig Hindmarch in their squad.

In the other games, Durham City are at West Allotment Spennymoor’s home game with Boston United in the National League North was postponed earlier in the week because of their pitch, so their next game is at Guiseley on Tuesday night.