Why should I watch..?

A first meeting between the teams was a pulsating one, including two goals in injury time, and that sets up a second clash perfectly.

The draw for the fourth qualifying round has provided an added incentive, with National League side Solihull Moors awaiting the victor of tonight’s replay at Ingfield.

1874 have scored in every game to date this season, while only in-form South Shields have prevented Grant Black’s side from finding the net.

Ossett haven’t reached the next stage since 2005 and Northwich – already on their best FA Cup run – are attempting to do so for the first time.

What they’ve said

“It’s still 50-50, for me.

“I don’t think Ossett will do too much differently for the replay, and nor will we; we’ll attack, and try to win the game.

“There is more pressure on them as a higher-ranked team playing at home, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they make a few more plans to try and contain us.”

Wayne Goodison, 1874 Northwich co-manager

Numbers game

1874 Northwich have now played as many FA Cup ties, eight, this term as they have in each of the previous three seasons combined

Man to keep an eye on

Danny Meadowcroft

His tussle with Ossett’s leading goal-scorer, Alex Peterson, will again be an important one.

The West Yorkshire outfit’s captain poses his side’s biggest attacking threat with his ability to hold up the ball or flick it on with deft precision.

His partnership with Kai Hancock, a fleet-of-foot forward, kept 1874 Northwich’s defence busy during the first half of Saturday’s encounter.

1874 team news

Sam Hind is unavailable, while Matthew Woolley serves a one-match suspension after accumulating five yellow cards in previous matches.

That could mean a recall for Kazim Waite-Jackson in midfield.

Mark Jones came through Saturday’s game, his first appearance of the season, without any ill-effects.

Danny Thomas (knee) is still at least six weeks away from a return, while Joe Woolley (knee) is recuperating after surgery.

Route to this round

Ossett 2QR bt Atherton Colls (a) 1-0; 1QR Consett (h) 2-1; PR Sheffield (a) 2-0

1874 2QR bt North Ferriby (h) 1-0; 1QR (r) Mossley (h) 2-0; PR (r) West Didsbury 3-1; EPR (r) Northwich Victoria (h) 2-0

Form (past six in all competitions)

Ossett D W D L W W

1874 D W D D W W

Most recent meetings

1874 2-2 Ossett (FA Cup 3QR, September 30 2017)

Essential information

When Tuesday, October 3

Address Ingfield, Prospect Road, Ossett, West Yorkshire WF5 9HA

Kick off 7.45pm

Next round (October 14, ko 3pm) Solihull Moors (a)

Prize money £7,500

Admission Adults £8, Concessions (NUS/OAP) £4, Under 16s £1