WITTON Albion’s reward for toppling higher-ranked Marine in the FA Cup at the weekend is a trip to Cheshire neighbours Altrincham in the next round.

Brian Pritchard’s men were paired with the Robins in the second qualifying round draw earlier today, Monday.

The Northwich outfit saw off the Mariners, from the Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division, on Saturday thanks to goals from Liam Newman and Josh Hancock.

It is their second success in this season’s competition following a six-goals humbling of Ossett Albion last time out, earning the men from the Help for Heroes Stadium £4,500 in prize money.

Alty, currently 14th in Blue Square Bet North following their relegation from non-league’s top tier last season, have not won an FA Cup tie in close to three years.

They were victors in the fourth qualifying round against Newcastle Blue Star in October 2008 before bowing out on penalties against Luton Town in the first round proper.

The men from Moss Lane have since failed to score in defeats against Mansfield Town and Gateshead in the competition’s past two editions.

They host Witton on Saturday, October 1.