Words: Alex Birch; Pictures: Stefan Willoughby
THE Magpies are set to host Championship side Preston North End in the first round of the Lancashire FA Senior Cup.
Full fixture details will be available in due course, but the tie is expected to be played before the end of September.
The Club are competing in the highest level of the county’s cup competitions after promotion to the National League in May moved eligibility from the LFA Challenge Trophy.
First round draw..
- Barrow v Oldham Athletic
- Blackburn Rovers v Accrington Stanley
- Blackpool v Everton
- Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic
- Burnley v Fleetwood Town
- Bury v AFC Fylde
- Chorley v Preston North End
- Morecambe v Rochdale
*Provisional dates for further rounds of the competition are as follows: quarter-finals (before Nov 30), semi-finals (before Jan 31) & final (TBC at Leyland)