Norwich away to Paulton Rovers
PUBLISHED: 13:24 25 October 2009 | UPDATED: 16:39 10 September 2010
Norwich City have been drawn away to Paulton Rovers in the first round of the FA Cup. The Bristol team are the lowest-ranked side left in the competition
Norwich City have been drawn away to Paulton Rovers in the first round of the FA Cup.
The non-league club, based in the Bristol area, are the lowest-ranked side left in the competition.
Rovers are currently 11th in the Zameretto League Division One South and West.
Norwich City boss Paul Lambert told the club's official website: "It's a first for me as a manager, I didn't play non-league sides when I was at Wycombe or Colchester, so it's a challenge I will be looking forward to as well, as I'm sure all the players will be.
"We don't know very much about Paulton Rovers so we'll be doing our homework and preparing for the cup tie as we would any game in the league or the cup. If you take people for granted in this competition you tend to get punished for it, so we will make sure we go into the game properly prepared.
"The FA Cup is a wonderful and prestigious competition and like I've said before if you're in a competition then you might as well go and try to win it. Maybe the big guns aren't in it yet but you have to win your way through to earn the chance to play against them and that's the reality of where we are. We want to do well in the FA Cup if we can, that's for sure."
The tie will be played on the weekend of 7/8 November.
t Full FA Cup first round draw:
Gillingham v Southend
Grimsby v Bath City
Gateshead v Brentford
Chesterfield v Bournemouth
Blyth Spartans or Telford United v Lincoln
Stockport v Tooting & Mitcham United or Eastbourne Borough
Burton v Oxford City
Barrow or Chester City v Eastleigh
Oldham v Leeds
Lincoln United or Cambridge United v Ilkeston Town
York v Crewe
Wycombe v Brighton
Hereford v Sutton United
Nuneaton Town v Exeter
Bristol Rovers v Southampton
Carlisle v Morecambe
Forest Green v Mansfield
Oxford United v Yeovil
Paulton Rovers v NORWICH
Swindon v Woking
Port Vale v Stevenage
Luton v Rochdale
Bromley v Colchester
Accrington v Farnborough or Salisbury City
Millwall v Crawley Town or AFC Wimbledon
Stourbridge v Walsall
Shrewsbury v Staines Town
Wealdstone v Rotherham
Torquay v Cheltenham
Barnet v Darlington
Notts County v Bradford
Huddersfield v Dagenham & Redbridge
MK Dons v Macclesfield
Rushden & Diamonds v Hinckley United
Northwich Victoria v Charlton
Aldershot v Bury
Wrexham v Gloucester City or LOWESTOFT
Hartlepool v Kettering or Redditch United
Tranmere v Leyton Orient
Northampton v Kidderminster or Fleetwood