North Wales will take on South Wales in a mouth-watering Emirates FA Cup second round tie with National League leaders Wrexham being drawn against Sky Bet League Two club Newport County at The Racecourse Ground.

The meeting will be the two clubs’ first since Newport County defeated Wrexham 2-0 at Wembley in May 2013 to secure a return to the English Football League following a 25-year absence.

Second half goals from Christian Jolley and Aaron O’Connor fired The Exiles into the promised land in-front of 16,346 fans at Wembley in the National League play-off final.

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Runners-up Wrexham missed some big chances in the tie at England’s national stadium and they will be keen to put the record straight when they meet their Welsh rivals in North Wales on the weekend of 30 November-3 December.

Despite Newport County winning promotion during the 2012/2013 campaign, their record against Wrexham in the regular campaign saw The Exiles collect just one point, losing 2-0 at The Racecourse Ground before holding The Dragons to a 1-1 draw in South Wales.

The two sides find themselves in the second round courtesy of 2-0 victories on the road. Newport County were two-goal winners at Metropolitan Police on Saturday before Wrexham won at Weston-super-Mare by the same scoreline on Sunday.

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A big crowd is expected to attend the Welsh derby while the live television cameras will surely not miss the opportunity to broadcast the stand-out fixture.


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