Next up: Altrincham. Venue: Moss Lane. Date: Tuesday, December 7. THE Motormen have Saturday off because scheduled league opponents Hinckley United are still making waves in the FA Cup.
The Leicestershire outfit pulled off one of the biggest shocks of the first round, defeating Torquay United 2-0 and are currently basking in the glory that surrounds all giant-killers.
So instead of tackling Owen Brown's boys this weekend, their reward is a lucrative second round tie broadcast live to the nation on Sunday at home to Coca Cola League One side Brentford.
Tuesday's meeting with Altrincham is the second time the two sides have clashed within three weeks with the Motormen taking the honours 2-0 last time out at Rivacre Park thanks to goals from Peter Cumiskey and Darren Wright.
The clubs will also be meeting again on Tuesday, January 18, for a Cheshire Senior Cup semi-final at Rivacre Park.
No doubt, Vauxhall supporters will now be cheering for fellow Nationwide North representatives Hinckley rather than against them this weekend on what is expected to be the non-leaguers biggest game of the season.
But in their heyday, Tuesday's opponents Altrincham tackled some of the game's very biggest names.
The Robins last locked horns with top flight opposition a decade ago when they were beaten 3-0 in the 1994/95 competition to a Tottenham Hotspur side originally banned from that season's competition.
It was not the first time Altrincham had been to White Hart Lane though and they earned a 1-1 draw there in 1979 before losing a replay 3-0 at Maine Road.
They also held Everton to a 1-1 draw in 1975 before 35,530 (1,011 spectators more than had been at Goodison Park) saw them beaten 2-0 in an Old Trafford replay.
In 1981, current manager Graham Heathcote netted a penalty in front of The Kop in a 4-1 defeat at Anfield to a Liverpool side that were reigning League Champions and would go on to lift the European Cup just five months later.
Form guide: Nov 27 D 1-1 v Gains-borough Trinity (A); Nov 20 L 1-2 v Alfreton Town (H); Nov 16 L 0-2 v Vauxhall (A): Nov 13 W 1-0 v Redditch United (A); Nov 9 W 3-0 v Chester City (H).
Last season: L 1-3 on Tuesday, February 17.
Despite a first-half performance that Owen Brown described 'as good as any since I've been at the club', Vauxhall fell apart after the break.
The Motormen had gone ahead on 33 minutes when Terry Fearns poked in Peter Cumiskey's cross-shot from the left wing.
The goal seemed to spark Altrincham into life and they levelled proceedings four minutes later with a header by Marcus Hallows.
Substitute Mark Maddox made an immediate impact on 64 minutes with a diving header to beat Dittmer from close range.
Former Vauxhall player Steve Aspinall sealed the win four minutes from time, letting fly from 35 yards out to leather a thunderous curling effort over Dittmer's head.