Kingstonian begin FA Trophy campaign against Wingate and Finchley
By Joe Acklam
28th Sep 2022 | Football
Kingstonian FC will be hosting Wingate and Finchley in the FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round.
The Ks know that defeating the North London club will see them in the first-round proper and officially on the path towards the Wembley final.
The FA Trophy is close to the heart of Kingstonian, having won the trophy twice in back-to-back years in 1999 and 2000 and will be hoping to make the full competition by defeating a fellow Isthmian League Premier Division.
Typically for Kingstonian this season, when they met the Blues on the second day of the season the game ended level, being a 2-2 draw.
This will be both team's first game in the FA Trophy this season as step three clubs enter the competition at the Third Qualifying Round stage.
Despite their struggles in claiming all three points in the league so far this season, the Ks will fancy their chances against Wingate and Finchley, who have not yet won in the Isthmian League Premier Division so far this season and sit third from bottom.
Hanworth Villa have been drawn away against Burgess Hill Town in the FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round.
The Villains are one win away from the first-round proper for what has been a strong showing in the competition so far this season.
A 3-0 win over Northwood in the first qualifying round was followed up by a dramatic last minute 3-2 win against Littlehampton on Saturday.
Burgess Hill play at the same level as Hanworth and are yet to take a league win so far this season in the Isthmian League South East Division, but have navigated two rounds of the FA Trophy already this season.
The Hillians have been take to penalties in both of their clashes so far, against Felixstowe and Walton United and Sittingbourne, but have pulled through on both occasions.
The fixtures take place on Saturday 8th October.