The Beavers have not been that fortunate with their Cup draws in the last season or two and if they manage to get past Potters Bar Town, they will have another tricky tie against a team from a couple of steps down the pyramid.
They will face a journey, if they win tomorrow night, to Cinderford Town of the Southern League South & West on September 30th.
The Forresters saw off Hartley Wintney by a single goal on Saturday and will fancy their chances in the next round whoever they face.
Back in 2014, Hampton had just come off a humiliating 3-2 defeat to VCD Athletic in the 1st qualifying round of the FA Cup and the then management team of Paul Barry and Darren Powell had decided they'd taken the team as far as they could and resigned.
Chairman Steve McPherson immediately chose to appoint Dowse and the decision was announced the following day.
Today, Alan reaches 3 years in the Beavers hotseat, and he's the first to admit, its been a great time.
"Has it really been that long?" was his first comment today on being reminded of the anniversary.
"That first season, it was tough but since then, its been brilliant."
"We've had cup wins and promotions and its been great, but with the chairman and board being ambitious, we know we haven't finished the job yet!"
"Everyone around the club wants success, from the board downwards to the fans and they've shared in that completely so far. We want to go as far as we possibly can."