OXFORD United and Oxford City have been handed away ties to Sky Bet League Two sides in the Emirates FA Cup first round.

The U’s visit struggling Port Vale, while City’s reward is a trip to Colchester United.

The ties are due to be played over the weekend of November 3-6, with winning clubs receiving £18,000.

United's game is unlikely to be played on Saturday, November 4, however, with Vale's neighbours Stoke City at home to Leicester City in the Premier League on the same day.

It may lead the FA Cup to be switched to either the Friday night, or Sunday afternoon.

City have beaten Whitehawk, Leiston and Bognor Regis Town to reach the first round proper for the first time since 2011.

They have not played a League side since losing to Burton Albion in 2009, but boss Mark Jones admitted to some mixed emotions.

He said: “I think it’s not the dream draw we would have wanted, but it’s a League Two club.

“It’s a modern stadium with a good pitch and a chance for us to play against a League side.

“We’ll look forward to going there and I would’ve thought Colchester won’t know too much about us, so you never know.”

United beat non-league side Merstham 5-0 in the first round last season, starting a run which only ended with a 3-2 defeat at Premier League side Middlesbrough.

They have not fallen at the first hurdle since losing 3-0 at Sheffield United six seasons ago.