Ives, who won their place in the fourth round proper of the competition when they beat Peacehaven & Telscombe 2-1 on Saturday, were drawn against either Tunbridge or VCD Athletic on Monday morning and the management duo made the trip down to Kent to watch the two teams replay their third round tie after they drew 3-3 at the weekend. At one stage, during that match, VCD were 3-1 up, but it was home side Tunbridge who went through in the replay, beating their Kent League neighbours 2-0. Now St Ives will travel down to the clubs Culverden Stadium on January 21. It was a good match, said Hall. It could have gone either way but it was a bog of a pitch and I think VCD struggled to play on it. Were used to playing on a boggy pitch, especially when they rain has come down. VCD manager Ricky Bennett was quite critical about the state of the pitch after his side had gone out. Ive got a team full of footballers, rather than hoofers who want to play on a muddy pitch. I know you need all sorts to be successful but yes, there you go, he said. In response, the Tunbridge Wells manager Martin Larkin said: Thats my biggest bug-bear. People can moan about the pitch, its not the greatest and thats absolutely fair. Its not the worst in the league but its not the greatest. Teams often say its a massive advantage for us playing on that pitch but its not! Its a disadvantage to be honest. Our away record is better than our home record and weve got to play on it every week so if youre not going to adapt thats their own fault. They come down here, they know what its all about. Perry Spackman in the 73rd minute and Lewis Mingle in the 90th were Tunbridges goalscorers while, in the last two minutes of the game, VCD had two players sent off. Larkin now says he will watch the Saints before their big game. St Ives have got a very good record at the moment, theyve won sixteen out of their last seventeen games but Im not overly sure how strong their league is but they look a strong outfit on paper, he said. We have to try and see if we can see them a couple of times. They were here tonight so well make sure were set but weve got some very important league games coming up before then that weve got to be ready for.