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Cherries to host Crawley Town in FA Cup


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AFC Bournemouth have been drawn to play at home to Crawley Town in the fourth round of this season's Emirates FA Cup.

With the draw for the fifth round of the competition conducted shortly afterwards, the Cherries also now know that they will face an away tie against either Fulham or Burnley in the final 16, if they are to get that far.

The fourth and fifth rounds are due to take place over the weekend of 23rd January and Wednesday 10th February respectively, with an exact date and kick-off time for the Cherries' fourth round match to be announced in due course.

Jason Tindall's side progressed to the fourth round following their 4-1 win over Oldham Athletic on Saturday at Vitality Stadium.

In beating the Latics, the Cherries reached the fourth round for the 18th time in their history.

They will now be bidding to get past John Yems' Crawley and reach the fifth round for the second time in 32 years and only the fifth time in the club's history.

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