YORK City have been drawn at home to Morpeth Town in the fourth round qualifying of the FA Cup.

It is the third consecutive Cup game the Minstermen will play at the LNER Community Stadium - and the third in a row they will play against lower-league opposition.

City progressed past the third round qualifying with a 2-0 victory over high-flying Northern Premier League premier division outfit Whitby Town at Monks Cross on Saturday, after beating east division outfit Hebburn Town in the round prior to that.

And they face a similar challenge in the next round as Morpeth currently sit bottom of the NPL premier division..

The tie will take place over the weekend of October 16 and is worth £9,375 to the winners, £3,125 to the losers.

More than that, the victor will go through to the first round proper, when sides from League One and League Two enter the draw.

Morpeth have got this far in the competition with three high-scoring wins.

The Highwaymen thumped Hyde United 6-1 in the first round qualifying before seeing off Lancaster City 4-1 in the second round qualifying and, most recently, beating Radcliffe 3-1 on the road.

York manager Steve Watson will not be unhappy with the draw, which pits his side against another North East outfit.

After the weekend's win over Whitby, when Clayton Donaldson's brace eased City past their visitors, he said City would take on any and all comers.

“The way we went through pre-season against teams we weren’t expected to compete against, it doesn’t really faze me that much,” Watson said of potentially facing a team at the same level as or higher than York.

“You end up saying you’d rather have a team like Pontefract and that just gives them all the more incentive, doesn’t it?

“I’ll just sit and say I genuinely fancy ourselves against anybody who’s still left in it in this round.”

York’s National League North trip to Leamington, which was scheduled for Saturday, October 16, will be rearranged.