Side with the hosts to make it into the 2nd round for the fourth time in six seasons.
Stourbridge v Whitehawk - Monday 19:45
No matter what happens in this return game at the War Memorial Ground, the tie as a whole already seems destined to be remembered for the goal that never was - a Javier Favarel screamer from 25 yards, less than two seconds after referee Robert Whitton had blown for full time. It was harsh on Whitehawk but don’t expect fortune to make amends in the West Midlands.
The National League South outfit, from the suburbs of Brighton, might be a whole division higher than Stourbridge - both teams have a zero goal difference at their respective level - but there was no sign of any gulf in the original meeting, the Glassboys comfortably winning the shot count 17-7, despite being the away side.
With home advantage and backed up by a solid FA Cup pedigree - they’ve reached the second round three times in the past five seasons - Gary Hackett’s men look the preferred option to qualify in a coin-toss contest, although it would be a shock if either side had this done and dusted long before the final whistle.
There’s a pattern of 1-1 and 2-1 scorelines in FA Cup replays between sides from the regional leagues. Once they get past the fear of the unknown, these games tend to ebb and flow with neither side establishing a clear sense of superiority. Given the slight leaning towards the hosts, the 19/2 available on Stourbridge 2-1 correct score looks like the way to go.Acca Bonus