Next up: Kidsgrove Athletic Venue: Hollinswood Road. Date: Saturday, November 27. AFTER disposing of Ashton United in the previous round, the Motormen are back on the FA Trophy trail this weekend as they visit the Potteries.
Their hosts finished bottom of UniBond League One last season but were spared relegation because of restructuring and are currently doing well in the new-look division.
Kidsgrove are currently sitting in mid-table in 11th place but with just three league defeats to their name are also just four points away from fourth position.
Following the bittersweet 2003-04 campaign, which saw them win the Staffordshire Senior Cup for the first time, defeating Stafford Rangers at Stoke City's Britannia Stadium, Kidsgrove installed a fresh management team.
The side are led jointly by Anthony Buckle, a tough-tackler in the midfield engine room, who has had several spells at the club, and prolific striker Darren Twigg, who was top scorer in both 2001 and 2002.
Other names to look out for include captain Anthony Kielthy, a versatile defender signed from Hyde United in January who has also been with Stockport County and midfielder Julian Ward who had a brief spell at Vauxhall under Alvin McDonald.
The two clubs also made a high profile switch in goalkeepers at the start of the 2002/03 campaign when veteran stop-per Chris Holmes left Rivacre Park to be closer to his Midlands home and Andy Ralph moved in the opposite direction.
Kidsgrove is also where former Vaux-hall utility man Matt Haddrell learnt his trade before joining the Motormen via Newcastle Town.
Haddrell went on to become the first Rivacre Park player to move directly into the Football League when he joined Macclesfield Town for a club record £35,000 fee in March 2003.
Formed in 1952 Athletic finally made their way into the North West Counties League at the third attempt in 1991.
The club's most successful season was 1997-98 when they lifted the North West Counties Championship and League Challenge Cup as well as reaching the semi-finals of the FA Vase before falling to eventual winners, Tiverton Town.
That same year they were denied a place in the UniBond League due to 'development failings' but eventually took their place in 2002.
Form guide: Nov 20 L 0-1 v Spalding United (A); Nov 16 L 1-4 v Gresley Rovers (A); Nov 13 D 4-4 v Mossley (H); Nov 8 W 3-2 v Bishop Auckland (A); Nov 1 L 1-2 v Eastwood Town (H).