MILES RUTHERFORD got the dream FA Cup draw he wished for last night when Chichester City were left in the pot.

Chi boss Rutherford admitted the bye to the second round would be the ideal draw in The Argus on Monday - and that is exactly what the lowest ranked club left in the FA Cup got.

Bury’s removal from the competition always meant one side was destined to get an easy passage.

And City were the final club left in the pot at the end of the first-round draw and will receive £36,000 in prize money.

Rutherford, who has navigated his Isthmian South East side through six ties to get to this stage, was at Maldon and Tiptree for the draw broadcast live on BBC2.

He said: “It is what we wanted and fantastic for the club.”

Chi goalkeeper Steven Mowthorpe, who was at Maldon alongside his boss, was elated, as were his team-mates back at the Oaklands Park clubhouse watching proceedings on television.

He said: “It’s amazing, It’s fantastic for the club and fantastic to be in the next round and to get the prize money in too.

“Except for a big away day or home draw, I think it is the best possible result so we’re happy.”

Chichester have pledged to make a donation to Bury.

Gabriele Cioffi’s Crawley Town have been drawn at home to League Two rivals Scunthorpe United.

It will be the first FA Cup meeting between the clubs.

National League Harrogate Town will host two-time winners Portsmouth in one of the highlights of the draw.

Ties will take place on the weekend of November 9-10.