Norwich City drawn at home in FA Cup third round

Norwich City were treated kindly in the FA Cup third round draw when they were handed a home tie against non-League Droylsden or League One side Leyton Orient.

The two clubs meet tonight in a second round tie to decide who travels to Carrow Road on the weekend of January 8.

Droylsden, from Greater Manchester, are currently seventh in Blue Square North, while Orient are sixth from bottom of League One.

Orient have been drawn against the Canaries twice before in the competition.

They won a third round replay 1-0 at Carrow Road in January 1978, courtesy of a late Peter Kitchen goal, after a 1-1 draw at Brisbane Road – going on to reach the semi-finals, where they lost to Arsenal.


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City came out on top in the other meeting, winning 3-1 in a third round tie at Orient in January 1966 with goals from Don Heath and Terry Anderson and an own goal.

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