Saints won through their FA Cup 2nd qualifying round game against Cinderford Town and face Warrington Town in the 3rd qualifying round on Saturday in another home tie.
The two sides have never met before. Cheshire side Warrington beat City of Liverpool in a replay in the 1st qualifying round before knocking out FC United of Manchester 2-1, coming from behind to set up a trip to St James Park.
Formed in 1949 as Stockton Heath Albion Warrington can boast Roger Hunt, England 1966 World Cup winner and Liverpool favourite, among their former players. The club changed its name to Warrington Town in 1961 and has had an illustrious history of FA Vase, Trophy and FA Cup success.
The club reached the semi-final of the Vase in 1985-86 and were losing finalists the following year. In 1989-90 they reached the NPL Premier Division for the first time and three years later got as far as the quarter-final stage of the Trophy.
As far as FA Cup success goes, season 2014-15 was a high point reaching the first round where they beat League Two Exeter City 1-0 with Craig Robinson scoring the goal, Craig brother of Oxford United manager Karl Robinson. They went on to lose 2-0 at Gateshead in the 2nd round. The following year they made it back to the NPL Premier Division where they have been since missing out in successive play-off finals including last season’s super play-off final at home against King’s Lynn Town by 3-2 after extra time. Sadly the game was reportedly marred by crowd trouble both during and after the match.
FA Cup success came last season also as they knocked out AFC Telford in the 3rd qualifying round before going out in a replay against FC Halifax.
In the 2018-19 NPL season Warrington conceded just 33 goals and enjoyed a reputation for scoring late goals. No fewer than 13 points were won with goals coming after the 85 minute mark.
Currently 7th in the league The Wire drew at Scarborough Athletic last Saturday having lost against FC United in midweek, the side they had days before beaten in the cup. Current away form is stronger than at home, unbeaten in five away trips but with two home defeats to date.
Manager Paul Carden, 40, managed at Southport and in a caretaker capacity at Tranmere Rovers before taking up the reins at Cantilever Park in October 2016. Carden’s playing career took in Chester City, Peterborough, Cambridge United and Burton Albion among others.
Yellows play at Cantilever Park, so named as the high level road bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal looms over the ground.
Former Stockport County midfielder Bohan Dixon now plays at Warrington, as does recent signing, midfielder Paul Tansley signed from SPL side St Mirren who also featured at Edgeley Park making over 100 appearances.
Saints can come into the game with confidence after recent fine wins as against Bradford (PA), Cinderford, Kidderminster Harriers and Curzon Ashton. Several players with niggly injuries are expected to be available again for selection.
If you cannot get to the game you can follow the action on BBC Radio Oxford and via the club Twitter feed.