ACCRINGTON Stanley will host Colchester United in the first round of the FA Cup while Chorley have been handed a home tie against League One side Doncaster Rovers.

The Reds, riding high in the third tier, will be favourites to progress against their League Two opponents while Chorley, unbeaten all season and top of the National League North, face a tough test against Doncaster as they bid for a FA Cup shock.

For Stanley boss John Coleman the draw was unusual in that Stanley, fourth in League One, are one of the heavyweights of this stage.

"I was asked who I fancied in the FA Cup and I said I wanted the lowest ranked team and it was pointed out that there are only three teams ranked above us at the moment," he said.

"For Accrington to go into the FA Cup with only three times ranked above us is amazing."

Chorley, meanwhile, secured their place in the draw thanks to a stunning 3-2 comeback win over Barrow on Saturday.

Chorley trailed 2-0 to their National League opponents before fighting back to reach the first round for the second successive season.

The ties will be played on the weekend of November 9-12.

The winners will earn £36,000 in prize-money and a place in the second round.