Hull City’s reward for seeing off Fleetwood Town in the first round of the FA Cup on Saturday is a trip to League Two side Stevenage for a first ever competitive meeting between the two clubs.
The Tigers were 2-0 winners at the KCOM Stadium against their League One rivals, courtesy of a goal in each half from Josh Magennis and Reece Burke – his first for the club, which proved enough to record a comfortable success over Joey Barton’s Cod Army.
The Tigers, who were knocked out by Chelsea last season will play their second round tie over the final weekend of November, between 27 and 30 following games against Harrogate, Burton, Grimsby, MK Dons and Ipswich Town.
Having already faced Leeds United and West Ham away from home, with Fleetwood at the KCOM, so far in cup competitions this season, boss Grant McCann admitted he was keen for a somewhat easier tie later this month, and a trip to the League Two strugglers will surely fall into that bracket.
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“I think the FA Cup’s a great competition,” said McCann.
“I’d like round two to be a wee bit kinder to us because in each round of the cup so far, we’ve had really tough games, probably the toughest you can have when we talk about the League Cup and the FA Cup.
“We’re hoping for another home tie to get into round three when the big boys come in.”
A win for City against Alex Revell’s side would also net them £25,500 in prize money from the FA’s fund.