HELSTON Athletic have been drawn away at English Football League Two side Forest Green Rovers in the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup.

The Blues will visit Rovers' The New Lawn ground for their first-ever first-round tie, which is due to be played by Saturday, November 2.

Forest Green Rovers, who are well known for becoming the world's first vegan club in 2015, are currently fourth in England's fourth tier, some six levels above Helston, in what is their third season in the EFL after winning promotion from the National League in 2017.

Rovers, who are based in Nailsworth in Gloucestershire, are one of 47 League One and Two clubs to begin their Youth Cup campaign in this round. They suffered an early exit in last year's competition, losing 3-1 at home to fellow League Two side Cheltenham Town.

The Blues, meanwhile, have had to negotiate four rounds to reach this stage. They began their journey with a walkover against Longwell Green Sports in the preliminary round after the withdrew from the competition, before surviving a nailbiting penalty shootout to defeat Street in the first qualifying round, winning on spot kicks after a 1-1 draw at the end of extra time.

Their second qualifying round tie was a more comfortable affair, with Alex Wharton scoring a hat-trick as the Blues won 5-0 at Brislington, before they coasted to an 8-2 victory at home to Brockenhurst in the third qualifying round on Monday night, in what was the club's first-ever home tie in the competition.

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Victory in the next round would leave the Blues just one win away from a potential tie against the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool or Chelsea.

The 41 winners of the first round proper will join Bolton Wanderers, who received a bye, in the second round, with the 21 winners of that round joining 43 clubs from the Premier League and EFL Championship in the third round.

First round draw in full:

1 South Shields v Morecambe

2 Morpeth Town or AFC Fylde v Athersley Recreation or Chester

3 Fleetwood Town v Litherland Remyca or FC Halifax Town

4 Accrington Stanley v Stockport County or Hartlepool United

5 Bradford City v Rochdale

6 Salford City v Carlisle United

7 Sunderland v Tranmere Rovers

8 Oldham Athletic v Harrogate Railway Athletic or Nantwich Town

9 Curzon Ashton v Blackpool

10 Macclesfield Town v Crewe Alexandra

11 Grimsby Town v Rugby Town

12 Shrewsbury Town v Port Vale

13 Rushall Olympic v Lincoln City

14 Deeping Rangers or Haughmond v Rotherham United

15 Long Eaton United v Wrexham or Sheffield

16 Romulus or Chesterfield v Burton Albion

17 Mansfield Town v Doncaster Rovers

18 Coventry City v Walsall

19 Basford United or Notts County v Scunthorpe United

20 Milton Keynes Dons v Ware or Needham Market

21 Southend United v Cambridge United

22 Stevenage v Woodford Town or Redbridge or Brentwood Town

23 Ipswich Town v Hitchin Town or King’s Lynn Town

24 Northampton Town v Colchester United

25 AFC Dunstable or Dereham Town v Peterborough United

26 AFC Sudbury or Hornchurch v Stotfold or Bowers & Pitsea

27 Sutton Common Rovers v Uxbridge

28 AFC Wimbledon v Leyton Orient

29 Gillingham v Dover Athletic or Hanworth Villa

30 Reading City or Bedfont Sports or Wealdstone v Oxford United

31 Barnet or Camberley Town v Dorking Wanderers or Dartford

32 Maidenhead United or Cray Wanderers v Chertsey Town or Kingstonian

33 Dulwich Hamlet v Crawley Town

34 Sutton United or Croydon v Aveley or Bromley

35 Cheltenham Town v Mangotsfield United or Eastleigh

36 Forest Green Rovers v Helston Athletic

37 Bridgwater Town v Newport County

38 Portsmouth v Hereford

39 Swindon Town v Bristol Rovers

40 Plymouth Argyle v Exeter City

41 Bath City v Yeovil Town or Andover Town

BYE – Bolton Wanderers