Date: 22nd October 2018 at 8:00pm
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Crewe Alexandra have drawn Carlisle United at home in this evening’s FA Cup draw that took place at Hitchin Town’s Top Field Stadium with the tie will place at the Alexandra Stadium across the weekend of November 9th-12th with the replay set to take place on 20th/21st November if required.

The two clubs have met 4 times in the FA Cup with Carlisle United winning the first meeting in December 1929, Crewe advanced after a replay at Gresty Road in November 1991 and the Alex also won the last meeting in the competition in December 2008.

Is that a good draw for the Alex?

In terms of advancing, yes I think it is with the Cumbrians only winning 2 of their last 7 games (losing the other 5) but, as far as it being an interesting tie, it’s about as dull as it could have been as a League 1 or non-league team would have been much better.

Draw in Full:

Haringey Borough vs AFC Wimbledon
Maidstone United vs Macclesfield Town
Ebbsfleet United vs Cheltenham Town
Hampton & Richmond vs Oldham Athletic
Swindon Town vs York City
Mansfield Town vs Charlton Athletic
Torquay United vs Woking
Scunthorpe United vs Burton Albion
Port Vale vs Sunderland
Aldershot Town vs Bradford City
Grimsby Town vs MK Dons
Chorley vs Doncaster Rovers
Alfreton Town vs Fleetwood Town
Bromley vs Peterborough United
Southport vs Boreham Wood/Dagenham & Redbridge
Plymouth Argyle vs Stevenage
Chesterfield vs Billericay Town/Taunton Town
Lincoln City vs Northampton Town
Barnet vs Bristol Rovers
Yeovil Town vs Stockport County
Bury vs Dover Athletic
Gillingham vs Hartlepool United
Oxford United vs Forest Green Rovers
Tranmere Rovers vs Hemel Hempstead Town/Oxford City
Accrington Stanley vs Colchester United
Barnsley vs Notts County
Shrewsbury Town vs Salford City
Met Police vs Newport County
Walsall vs Coventry City
Rochdale vs Gateshead
Hitchin Town/Leatherhead vs Solihull Moors
Sutton United vs Slough Town
Guiseley vs Cambridge United
Exeter City vs Blackpool
Luton Town vs Wycombe Wanderers
Morecambe vs Warrington Town/Halifax Town
Crewe vs Carlisle United
Southend United vs Crawley Town
Chippenham/Maidenhead vs Portsmouth
Weston-super-mare vs Harrogate Town/Wrexham