GUISELEY have learnt their FA Cup fate following the conclusion of the match between FC United of Manchester and Blyth Spartans on Tuesday evening.

It was the replay of the previous 1-1 match played out by the two sides in the FA Cup second qualifying round, and Blyth ran out 2-0 winners, with Connor Thomson scoring a brace for the away side.

The Spartans will now travel to Guiseley in the FA Cup third qualifying round following the Nethermoor side's 1-0 victory away at Colne in the previous round.

The fixture will take place on Saturday October 2, with proceedings getting underway at 3:00 PM.

And reflecting on the draw, Guiseley's joint-boss, Russ O'Neill, admitted he is pleased his side are at home.

He said: "We had a difficult tie in round two, given that we were away at Colne.

"All you can ask for really is a home tie and that's what we've got. We are under no illusion that the Blyth tie will be a tough fixture but we've got the home tie and we will look forward to it.

"Blyth have recruited really well for our level this season. They've brought in a lot of experienced players and that kind of experience is key when entering an FA Cup campaign or league campaign for that matter. So it will be a tough test.

"But we can only play what is put in front of us and if we want to make it into the next round, then we will have to be at our best."

Despite starting well in the competition, O'Neill says he and Marcus Bignot will not be looking past the Blyth fixture.

He said :"I just want to get through the next round- that's the goal. There was some real shocks in the FA Cup over the weekend, so I think we would be deluded to look beyond the next round.

"I would obviously like us to go as far as possible and get some of the big ties that every club searches for, but we would be naive to look past Blyth- it will be a really tough game."

Away from FA Cup talk and Guiseley return to league action this weekend as they travel to Boston United, Saturday (3:00 PM).

Boston currently sit two places above the Lions in 13th so it will present Guiseley with an opportunity to leapfrog them in the table.

O'Neill said: "We were bitterly disappointed with our result against Kettering last week. All the previous games we had played in the season had been against fulltime professional sides.

"So coming up against Kettering, it really felt like we were coming up against a more like for like side, so we were massively disappointed with our performance levels."

"Looking ahead to the Boston game, although we are close to each other in the table, I'm not really looking at it as a six pointer.

"But we are going there to hopefully put the disappointment of the Kettering defeat behind us and hopefully we can do that."

O'Neill added: "It will be a tough fixture against a well organised side and we must increase our performance levels if we are to get something from the game."

"Luke Jackson will make his first league first for us on Saturday."