FA Cup 2020-21 Round Four Tie-by-Tie Previews

Stats and facts for all 16 FA Cup 2020-21 Round Four ties – listed in tie number order.

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Tie No. 1Cheltenham TownManchester City
League StatusEFL 2Premier League
Level41
Best Cup RunRound 5WINNERS
FA Cup FormFirst time in Rd 4 for 16 yearsHave gone beyond Rd 4 in all last 5 seasons
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Saturday 23rd Jan 5.30pm KO live on BBC One

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Tie No. 2AFC BournemouthCrawley Town
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 2
Level24
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSRound 5
FA Cup FormOnce beyond Rd 4 in last 31 campaignsLast beyond Rd 4 in 2011/12
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Now playing Tuesday 26th Jan 7.45pm KO live on BT Sport Extra 2

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Tie No. 3Swansea CityNottingham Forest
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormTwice beyond Rd 4 in last 3 seasonsOnce beyond Rd 4 in last 15 seasons
NotesWon 2-1 in 1928/29.Saturday 23rd Jan 3.0pm KO live on BBC Wales and BT Sport Extra 4 

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Tie No. 4Manchester UnitedLiverpool
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormHave gone beyond Rd 4 in all last 6 seasonsOnce beyond Rd 4 in last 5 years
NotesWon 2-1 1902/03, Won 3-0 1947/48, Won 3-1 1959/60, Won 2-1 1976/77 Final, Won 1-0 1978/79 SF Rep, Won 2-1 1984/85 SF Rep, Won 1-0 1995/96 Final, Won 2-1 1998/99, Won 1-0 2010/11.
Sunday 24th Jan 5.0pm KO Live on BBC One
Won 2-1 1897/98 Rep, Won 2-1 1920/21 Rep, Won 1-0 2005/06, Won 2-1 2011/12.

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Tie No. 5SouthamptonArsenal
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier league
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormOnce beyond Rd 4 in last 6 years Eight times beyond Rd 4 in last 10 years
NotesSaturday 23rd Jan 12.15pm KO Live on BT Sport 1Won 2-1 in 1926/27 SF, Won 2-0 in 1978/79 Rep, Won 1-0 in 2002/03 Final, Won 5-0 in 2016/17

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Tie No. 6BarnsleyNorwich City
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunWINNERSSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond Rd 4 in 2012/13Once beyond Rd 4 in last 8 years
NotesWon 2-1 in 1921/22 Rep.
Saturday 23rd Jan 3.0pm KO live on BT Sport Extra 5
Won 2-1 in 1953/54, Won 1-0 in 1991/92.

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Tie No. 7ChorleyWolverhampton Wanderers
League StatusNational League NorthPremier League
Level61
Best Cup RunRound 4WINNERS
FA Cup FormIn Rd 4 for 1st time in 113th campaignTwice beyond Rd 4 in last 4 seasons
NotesWon 3-0 in 1986/87 2nd Rep.Friday 22nd Jan 7.45pm KO on BT Sport 1

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Tie No. 8MillwallBristol City
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormTwice beyond Rd 4 in last 4 seasonsOnce beyond Rd 4 in last 19 seasons
NotesSaturday 23rd Jan 3.0pm KO live on BT Sport Extra 6Won 1-0 in 1997/98.

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Tie No. 9Brighton and Hove AlbionBlackpool
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPWINNERS
FA Cup FormTwice beyond Rd 4 in last 3 yearsLast went beyond Rd 4 in 2011/12
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Saturday 23rd Jan 3.0pm KO live on BT Sport Extra 3

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Tie No. 10Wycombe WanderersTottenham Hotspur
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormJust once beyond Rd 4 in 116 campaignsFour times beyond Rd 4 in last 5 years
NotesMonday 25th Jan 7.45pm KO Live on BT Sport 1 Won 4-3 in 2016/17.

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Tie No. 11FulhamBurnley
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPWINNERS
FA Cup FormOnce beyond Rd 4 in last 9 years in 2016/17Once beyond Rd 4 in last 9 years in 2016/17
NotesWon 2-1 in 1911/12.
Sunday 24th Jan 2.30pm KO live on BT Sport Extra 2
Won 1-0 1923/24 Rep, Won 4-0 1926/27, Won 2-1 1961/62 SF Rep, Won 1-0 1977/78, Won 3-0 2002/03 Rep

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Tie No. 12Sheffield UnitedPlymouth Argyle
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunWINNERSSEMI-FINALISTS
FA Cup FormTwice beyond Rd 4 in last 3 yearsLast went beyond Rd 4 in 2006/07
NotesWon 3-0 in 2014/15.Saturday 23rd Jan 3.0pm KO live on BBC On-line

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Tie No. 13ChelseaLuton Town
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormHave gone beyond Rd 4 in all last 5 yearsOnce beyond Rd 4 in last 26 seasons
NotesWon 4-0 1926/27, Won 2-0 1993/94 SFWon 2-0 1934/35 Rep.
Sunday 24th Jan 12.0pm KO live on BBC One

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Tie No. 14West Ham UnitedDoncaster Rovers
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 5
FA Cup FormLast beyond Rd 4 in 2015/16Last beyond Rd 4 in 2018/19
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Saturday 23rd Jan 3.0pm KO live on BBC On-line

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Tie No. 15BrentfordLeicester City
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormOnce beyond Rd 4 in last 14 yearsThree times beyond Rd 4 in last 4 years
NotesSunday 24th January 2.30pm KO Live on BT Sport 1Won 1-0 in 1935/36, Won 4-1 in 1946/47 2nd Rep, Won 2-0 in 1948/49, Won 1-0 in 2019/20

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Tie No. 16EvertonSheffield Wednesday
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormOnce beyond Rd 4 in last 5 seasonsTwice beyond Rd 4 in last 3 years
NotesWon 3-0 1892/93, Won 4-3 1905/06, Won 1-0 1920/21 Rep, Won 3-0 1936/37, won 3-0 1964/65 Rep, Won 3-2 1965/66 Final, Won 2-1 1985/86 SF, Won 5-0 1987/88 3rd Rep, Won 2-1 1989/90
Sunday 24th Jan 8.0pm KO Live on BT Sport 1
Won 2-0 1894/95, Won 4-0 1895/96, Won 2-1 1906/07 Final, Won 2-1 1946/47, Won 3-1 1953/54

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FA Cup 2020/21 3rd Round Proper – Stat-packed Review

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Stats of the Round

Chorley have set new FA Cup records of being first level 6 club to knock out three clubs from level 3 or above in the same campaign, and have taken the most amount of campaigns to reach the 4th Round for the first time – 113 campaigns

Chelsea have reached the FA Cup 4th Round for a record 23rd consecutive season.

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First time in 4th Round ever

Chorley – 113th campaign

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First time in 4th Round in a while

15 years- Cheltenham Town

13 years – Plymouth Argyle

9 years – Crawley Town

8 years – Luton Town

4 years – Blackpool

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Into 4th Rd and long time since last KO before 4th Round

23 years – Chelsea

9 years – Manchester City

7 years – Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur

5 years – Millwall

4 years – Sheffield Wednesday, West Ham United

3 years – Arsenal, Brentford, Burnley

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First time exited FA Cup as early as 3rd Rd for a while

4 years – West Bromwich Albion

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Exited in 3rd Rd but set best FA Cup run

Boreham Wood – 50th campaign

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Exited in 3rd Rd and Equalled Best FA Cup Run

Morecambe – 4th time in 93 campaigns

Marine – 2nd time in 95 campaigns

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Consecutive 3rd Rd Exits

5 – Aston Villa, Stoke City

4 – Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United

3 – Huddersfield Town, Preston North End, Rotherham United

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Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Huddersfield Town 2-3 Plymouth Argyle (lost previous four meetings)

Wycombe Wanderers 4-1 Preston North End (lost previous two meetings)

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Biggest Wins of the 3rd Rd (FA Cup records)

Marine 0-5 Tottenham Hotspur

Stoke City 0-4 Leicester city

Chelsea 4-0 Morecambe

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3rd Rd Cupsets

Four Steps

Chorley (6) 2-0 Derby County (2)

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Three Steps

Crawley Town (4) 3-0 Leeds United (1)

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Two Steps

Blackpool (3) 2-2 West Bromwich Albion (1) (3-2 on pens)

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One Step

Huddersfield Town (2) 2-3 Plymouth Argyle (3)

Blackburn Rovers (2) 0-1 Doncaster Rovers (3)

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Hat-tricks and more

3 – Carlos Vinicius (Tottenham Hotspur)

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FA Cup Continues to Make History

For the first time in four seasons there are four non-league clubs who have made it through to the FA Cup 3rd Round, and each of them has drawn a plum home tie. But that’s not the big story!

The FA Cup this season will witness an historic first competitive match between two clubs separated by seven levels in the Football Pyramid as Marine FC of Northern Premier League Division One North West host Premier League title challengers Tottenham Hotspur at Rossett Park.

Marine are only the second club from Level 8 in the pyramid to reach the 3rd Round after the feat was first achieved by Chasetown 13 years ago, and the Mariners have already won through seven Rounds of the FA Cup this season just to get here.

It’s fair to say that if Marine were somehow to become a member of that exclusive club of teams which have won eight FA Cup games in the same season it would be regarded as the greatest feat of Giant-killing in football history.

Two of the other four non-league clubs in the 3rd Round are on record-breaking runs themselves. National League North side Chorley FC have made it this far for the first time in what is their 113th FA Cup campaign, a record number of campaigns for a club making their first appearance at this stage of the competition.

Chorley take on EFL Championship side Derby County having become the first Step 6 side in FA Cup history to defeat two Step 3 clubs away from home in the same season, Wigan Athletic and Peterborough United.

When you are celebrating a milestone of campaigns in the FA Cup you are always hopeful that it will be a memorable one. Well that has certainly come true for National League side Boreham Wood who have commemorated their 50th FA Cup campaign by reaching the 3rd Round of the competition for the first time ever.

The Wood host EFL Championship side Millwall on Saturday lunchtime, with their opponents having been an FA Cup finalist as recently as 2004, and having reached the Quarter Finals twice in the last four seasons.

The fourth of the non-league quartet in this season’s FA Cup 3rd Round is National League side Stockport County who entertain premier League club West Ham United on Monday evening so they are guaranteed to be in that evening’s 4th Round draw.

Whilst the Hatters have been as far as the 5th Round of the competition in the past, this is the first time they’ve made the 3rd Round as a non-league club. And having knocked the Hammers out of the FA Cup once before, albeit in the 1930s, who’s to say it couldn’t happen again.

With the way this season’s FA Cup is progressing, it wouldn’t be that much of a surprise to see three non-league clubs in the 4th Round for the first time in 46 years. Or even four?

FA Vase 2020/21 3rd Round – Stat-packed Review

Stat packed review of the FA Vase 2020/21 3rd Round.

Stats of the Round

Consett exit the 2020/21 fa vase before having played their 2019/20 Final.

The 5-5 draw between Malvern Town and Sporting Khalsa is only the 19th in FA Vase history. There has never been a higher score draw in the Vase.

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First time in Round 4 ever

44th campaign – Cobham

40th campaign – Liversedge

35th campaign – Long Eaton United

30th campaign – Fakenham Town

30th campaign – United Services Portsmouth

15th campaign – Wellingborough Town

12th campaign – Hadley

3rd campaign – Mulbarton Wanderers

3rd campaign – Warrington Rylands

1st campaign – North Ferriby

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Equalling best run to Round 4

Westfields – 4th time in 36th campaign

Malvern Town – 3rd time in 40th campaign

Hanworth Villa – 3rd time in 11th campaign

Lancing – 2nd time in 41st campaign

Tavistock – 2nd time in 16th campaign

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First time in Round 4 in a while

44 years – Malvern Town

33 years – Clevedon Town (13 campaigns)

25 years – Anstey Nomads

16 years – Bridgwater Town (7 campaigns)

15 years – Tavistock

7 years – Congleton Town

7 years – Hanworth Villa

6 years – Flackwell Heath

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Into Round 4 and long time since last KO as early as Rd 3

4 years – West Auckland Town

3 years – Hebburn Town, Stowmarket Town

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Exited in Rd 3 but set best FA Vase run

Clapton – 36th campaign

Radford – 24th campaign

North Greenford United – 12th campaign

Hanley Town – 11th campaign

Sunderland Ryhope Colliery Welfare – 11th campaign

Millbrook – 4th campaign

Kennington – 2nd campaign

Milton Keynes Irish – 1st campaign

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Exited in Rd 3 but equalled best FA Vase run

Colney Heath – 2nd time in 19 campaigns

Brimscombe and Thrupp – 2nd time in 8 campaigns

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Avenged Previous FA Vase Defeat

Buckland Athletic 0-4 Tavistock

Coventry Sphinx 1-2 Anstey Nomads

Hadley 0-0 Colney Heath (4-1 pens) (2 previous wins by Colney Heath)

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Biggest Wins of Rd 3 (Vase records)

Clapton 0-5 Cobham

Radford 0-5 Westfields

Buckland Athletic 0-4 Tavistock (Record Defeat)

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FA Vase Upsets

Malvern Town (6) 5-5 Sporting Khalsa (5) (6-5 on pens)

North Ferriby (6) 2-2 Seaham Red Star (5) (7-6 on pens)

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Hat-tricks and more

3 – Ryan Wollacott (Stourport Swifts)

3 – Harry Clark (Malvern Town)

3 – Jonathon Hood (Cobham)

FA Vase 2020-21 Round 3 Tie-by-Tie Previews

Stats and facts for all 32 FA Vase 2020-21 3rd Round ties, listed in tie number order.

Tie No. 1Longridge TownWarrington Rylands
League StatusNorth West Counties League PremierNorth West Counties League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 5Round 3
FA Vase FormSecond time in R3 in 3rd campaignFirst time in R3 in 3rd campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.

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Tie No. 2North FerribyBarnton or Seaham Red Star
League StatusNorthern Counties East League 1North West Counties League 1S / Northern League 1
Step66 / 5
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3 / Round 5
FA Vase FormIn debut FA Vase campaign1st time in Rd 3 in 6th campaign / 1st time in R3 in 5 years
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.

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Tie No. 3Sunderland Ryhope Colliery WelfareLiversedge
League StatusNorthern League 1Northern Coun ties East League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormFirst time in R3 in 11th campaignThird time in R3 in 40th campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.Winner will be in R4 for first time ever.

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Tie No. 4Hebburn TownVauxhall Motors
League StatusNorthern League 1North West counties League 1S
Step56
Best Vase RunStill to play last year’s FinalSEMI-FINALS
FA Vase FormThird successive year in R3Second successive year in R3
NotesWon 1-0 just last season. 

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Tie No. 5Stockton TownShildon
League StatusNorthern League 1Northern League 1
Step55
Best Vase RunRUNNERS-UPSEMI-FINALS
FA Vase FormFourth successive season in R3Made at least R3 every other year in last 11 seasons
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.

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Tie No. 6ConsettWest Auckland Town
League StatusNorthern League 1Northern League 1
Step55
Best Vase RunStill to play last year’s FinalRUNNERS-UP
FA Vase FormSecond successive season in R3Fourth successive season in R3
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings. 

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Tie No. 7Stourport SwiftsShepshed Dynamo
League StatusMidland Football League PremierUnited Counties League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 5Round 4
FA Vase FormFirst time in R3 for 3 yearsFifth successive season in R3
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings. 

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Tie No. 8Long Eaton UnitedHanley Town
League StatusMidland Football League PremierNorth West Counties League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormFourth time in R3 in 35th campaignFirst time in Rd 3 in 11th campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.Winner will be in R4 for first time ever.

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Tie No. 9NewarkWalsall Wood
League StatusMidland Football League PremierMidland Football League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 4QUARTER FINALS
FA Vase FormSecond time in R3 in 3rd campaignFourth successive season in R3
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.

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Tie No. 10RadfordWestfields
League StatusEast Midlands Counties LeagueHellenic League Premier
Step65
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 4
FA Vase FormFirst time in R3 in 24th campaignFifth successive season in R3
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings. 

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Tie No. 11Coventry SphinxAnstey Nomads
League StatusMidland Football League PremierUnited Counties League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunQUARTER FINALSRound 5
FA Vase FormFirst time in R3 for 13 yearsFirst time in R3 for 21 years
NotesWon 4-3 in 2010/11

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Tie No. 12Malvern TownSporting Khalsa
League StatusHellenic League 1WMidland Football League Premier
Step65
Best Vase RunRound 4QUARTER FINALS
FA Vase FormSecond successive season in R3Third successive season in R3
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings. 

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Tie No. 13Congleton TownCoventry United
League StatusNorth West Counties League PremierMidland Football League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 5Round 4
FA Vase FormSecond successive season in R3Fourth successive season in R3
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings. 

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Tie No. 14Fakenham TownMilton Keynes Irish
League StatusEastern Counties League 1NSpartan South Midlands League 1
Step66
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormFourth time in R3 in 30th campaignCompeting in FA Vase for first time
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.Winner will be in R4 for first time ever.

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Tie No. 15Wellingborough TownNorwich United
League StatusUnited Counties League PremierEastern Counties League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 5
FA Vase FormSecond time in R3 in 15th campaign, both in last two seasonsFirst time in R3 for six years (just 4th campaign in that time)
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings. 

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Tie No. 16Leighton TownGorleston
League StatusSpartan South Midlands League PremierEastern Counties League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunQUARTER FINALSRound 5
FA Vase FormFourth successive season in R3First time in R3 for 3 years
NotesWon 7-2 in 2003/04 and 4-2 in 2017/18 

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Tie No. 17Stowmarket TownNorwich CBS
League StatusEastern Counties League PremierEastern Counties League 1N
Step56
Best Vase RunRound 5Round 4
FA Vase FormThird successive season in R3First time in R3 for 3 years
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings. 

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Tie No. 18Mulbarton WanderersAmpthill Town
League StatusEastern Counties League 1NSpartan South Midlands League 1
Step66
Best Vase RunRound 3QUARTER FINALS
FA Vase FormFirst time in R3 in 3rd campaignFirst time in R3 for 7 years
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.

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Tie No. 19HadleyColney Heath
League StatusEssex Senior LeagueSpartan South Midlands League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormFirst time in R3 in 12th campaignSecond time in R3 in 19th campaign, last achieved 7 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.Winner will be in R4 for first time ever.

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Tie No. 20ClaptonCobham
League StatusEssex senior LeagueCombined Counties League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormFirst time in R3 in 36th campaignThird time in R3 in 44th campaign, last achieved 22 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.Winner will be in R4 for first time ever.

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Tie No. 21Guildford CityWalton and Hersham
League StatusCombined Counties League PremierCombined Counties League 1
Step56
Best Vase RunRound 4Round 3
FA Vase FormFirst time in R3 for 10 years, although just 8 campaigns in that timeSecond time in R3 in 5th campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.Postponed. New date TBC.

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Tie No. 22KenningtonSutton Common Rovers
League StatusSouthern Counties East League 1Combined Counties League Premier
Step65
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 5
FA Vase FormFirst time in R3 in 2nd campaignThird successive season in R3
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings. 

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Tie No. 23Deal TownBinfield
League StatusSouthern Counties East League PremierHellenic League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunWINNERSRound 4
FA Vase FormSecond successive season in R3Second successive season in R3
NotesWon 7-6 on penalties after 3-3 draw in replay just last season.Won 5-2 in 2012/13.
Postponed. New date TBC.

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Tie No. 24Littlehampton TownHanworth Villa
League StatusSouthern Combination League 1Combined Counties League Premier
Step65
Best Vase RunSEMI-FINALSRound 4
FA Vase FormFirst time in R3 for 6 yearsFirst time in R3 for 6 years
Notes Won 2-1 in 2012/13 replay.

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Tie No. 25Chatham TownFlackwell Heath
League StatusSouthern Counties East League PremierHellenic League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 4Round 5
FA Vase FormSecond successive season in R3First time in R3 for 6 years
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings. 

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Tie No. 26LancingNorth Greenford United
League StatusSouthern Combination League PremierSpartan South Midlands League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 4Round 3
FA Vase FormSecond successive season in R3First time in R3 in 12th campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings. 

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Tie No. 27ChristchurchFalmouth Town
League StatusWestern League PremierSouthwest Peninsula League Premier W
Step56
Best Vase RunRound 5QUARTER FINALS
FA Vase FormSecond successive season in R3Second successive season in R3
NotesWon 2-1 just last season.Postponed. New date TBC. 

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Tie No. 28Clevedon TownNew Milton Town
League StatusWestern League PremierWessex League 1
Step56
Best Vase RunQUARTER FINALSQUARTER FINALS
FA Vase FormFirst time in R3 in 27 years, although just six campaigns in that timeFirst time in R3 for 12 years, with 11 campaigns in that time
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.

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Tie No. 29United Services PortsmouthMillbrook
League StatusWessex League 1Southwest Peninsula League Premier E
Step66
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormFirst time in R3 in 30th campaignFirst time in R3 in 4th campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.Winner will be in R4 for first time ever.

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Tie No. 30Buckland AthleticTavistock
League StatusWestern League PremierWestern League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunQUARTER FINALSRound 5
FA Vase FormSecond successive season in R3Second successive season in R3
NotesWon 2-1 just last season.Postponed – Now playing 26 December 

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Tie No. 31Plymouth ParkwayFareham Town
League StatusWestern League PremierWessex League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunQUARTER FINALSRound 3
FA Vase FormSecond successive season in R3Third time in R3 in 23rd campaign, last achieved 16 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.Postponed. New date TBC.

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Tie No. 32Brimscombe and ThruppBridgwater Town
League StatusHellenic League PremierWestern League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 5
FA Vase FormSecond time in R3 in 8th campaign, last achieved 5 years agoSecond successive season in R3
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings. 

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FACupFactfile Christmas 2020 Quiz

Former Names Football Matches

Can you work out which two clubs that participated in FA Cup 2020/21 clubs are facing each other based upon one of each of their former names? (Beware: some clubs are listed two or three times). Good luck and Merry Christmas.

Key: PL=Premier League, EFL=Football League, NatL=National League

IL=Isthmian League, NPL=Northern Premier League, SL=Southern League

CCL=Combined Counties League, ECL=Eastern Counties League, EMCL=East Midlands Counties League, ESL=Essex Senior League, HL=Hellenic League, MFL=Midland Football League, NCEL=Northern Counties East League, NL=Northern League, NWCL=Northwest Counties League, SCEL=Southern Counties East League, SCL=Southern Combination League, SSML=Spartan South Midlands League, UCL=United Counties League, WessL=Wessex League, WestL=Western League, WMRL=West Midlands Regional League

Answer can now be found at the end of this blog.

  1. Abbey Sports (IL) v Abbey United (EFL)
  2. AGWI United (WessL) v Albion United (NL)
  3. Anson Sports (NECL) v APM Mears (SCEL)
  4. Apsley (NatL) v Ardwick (PL)
  5. Armada Sports (SL) v Armstrong Siddeley Motors (MFL)
  6. AXA (WestL) v Axwell Park Colliery Welfare (NL)
  7. Bearings Direct (SL) v Belmont (EFL)
  8. Bethnal Green United (SCEL) v Black Arabs (EFL)
  9. Blackpool Mechanics (NWCL) v Blakeborough Valve Company (NPL)
  10. Boscombe (EFL) v Bramtoco (WessL)
  11. Broadheath (NatL) v Brotherhoods Engineering Works (SL)
  12. Brunswick Village (NL) v Centre 21 (CCL)
  13. Christ Church Hampstead (SL) v Christchurch (MFL)
  14. City Supporters Rusholme (NWCL) v CKD (NWCL)
  15. Colourvision Rangers (WessL) v Crittall Athletic (NatL)
  16. Devonshire Park (SCL) v Dial Square (PL)
  17. Downs FC (ESL) v Eagle FC (EFL)
  18. Eastville Rovers (EFL) v Ex-Air Flyers (WestL)
  19. Eye United (UCL) v Ford United (ESL)
  20. Golders Green (SL) v Gravesend and Northfleet (NatL)
  21. Grays Inn (NCEL) v Greenhouse London (ESL)
  22. H and B United (SCEL) v Haringey and Walthamstow Development (ESL)
  23. Hartburn Juniors (NL) v Headington United (EFL)
  24. Heaton Corner House (NL) v Heaton Norris Rovers (NatL)
  25. Highmoor-Ibis (HL) v Hurst (NPL)
  26. Inrad (CCL) v James Grove Button Factory (SL)
  27. John Smith’s (NPL) v Kirkham and Wesham (NatL)
  28. Lakeside (IL) v Langney Sports (NatL)
  29. Langton (NWCL) v Leyton Pennant (ESL)
  30. Lloyds Sports (WessL) v Lockheed Borg and Beck (NatL)
  31. LSS Lucarlys (NPL) v MALEX (SSML)
  32. Manlove and Alliots (EMCL) v Manor Athletic (IL)
  33. Manor Works (NatL) v Mauritius Sports Association (ESL)
  34. Medway (SCEL) v Mill Lane Mission (IL)
  35. Miners Arms (NCEL) v Mitchell Shackleton (NWCL)
  36. Mond Rangers (NWCL) v Mount Grace (IL)
  37. Nag’s Head (NCEL) v Netherfield (NPL)
  38. New Bilton Juniors (UCL) v New Brompton (EFL)
  39. Newton Heath (PL) v Northam Star (UCL)
  40. Ordnance Survey (WessL) v Over Wanderers (NWCL)
  41. Park Villa (NPL) v Pilton Yeo Vale (SL)
  42. Pine Villa (EFL) v Poringland and District (ECL)
  43. Portsmouth Civil Service (SL) v Preston Colliery (NL)
  44. Ravenstone (SL) v Reed International (SCEL)
  45. Reyrolles (NL) v Riverside (EFL)
  46. Rock-A-Nore (IL) v Roxonian (SL)
  47. Royal Engineers (OSO) (WessL) v Rutland Engineering Works (UCL)
  48. Rutland Ironworks (NPL) v Saltisford Rovers (MFL)
  49. Shaddongate United (EFL) v Singers (EFL)
  50. Small Heath Alliance (EFL) v Sneinton (NPL)
  51. Spartan Club (EFL) v Spencer Villa (SL)
  52. St Andrew’s Youth Club (WMRL) v St Domingo’s (PL)
  53. St Luke’s (PL) v Stanhope Rovers (SCEL)
  54. Stewarts and Lloyds (SL) v Stockton (NL)
  55. Stockton Heath Albion (NPL) v Stroud (EFL)
  56. Sun Life (WestL) v Swaythling (NatL)
  57. Thames Ironworks (PL) v Thanet United (IL)
  58. Tufnell Park (IL) v Valley Sports (UCL)
  59. Vandyke (CCL) v Vosper Thorneycroft (SL)
  60. West Herts (EFL) v Whickham Sports (NPL)
  61. Wicor Mill (WessL) v Woolwich Heathway (SCEL)

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Answers

  1. Waltham Abbey (NL) v Cambridge United (EFL)
  2. Fawley (NL) v Little Common (NL)
  3. Glasshoughton Welfare (NL) v K Sports (NL)
  4. Hemel Hempstead Town (NL) v Manchester City (PL)
  5. Basingstoke Town (NL) v Coventry Sphinx (NL)
  6. Cribbs (NL) v Whickham (NL)
  7. Peterborough Sports (NL) v Tranmere Rovers (EFL)
  8. Tower Hamlets (NL) v Bristol Rovers (EFL)
  9. AFC Blackpool (NL) v Brighouse Town (NL)
  10. AFC Bournemouth (EFL) v Totton and Eling (NL)
  11. Altrincham (NL) v Peterborough Sports (NL)
  12. Newcastle Benfield (NL) v Sutton Common Rovers (NL)
  13. Hendon (NL) v Chelmsley Town (NL)
  14. Maine Road (NL) v Runcorn Town (NL)
  15. AFC Portchester (NL) v Braintree Town (NL)
  16. Eastbourne Town (NL) v Arsenal (PL)
  17. Clapton (NL) v Leyton Orient (EFL)
  18. Bristol Rovers (EFL) v Plymouth Parkway (NL)
  19. Peterborough Northern Star (NL) v Redbridge (NL)
  20. Hendon (NL) v Ebbsfleet United (NL)
  21. Bridlington Town (NL) v Woodford Town (NL)
  22. Hollands and Blair (NL) v Woodford Town (NL)
  23. Stockton Town (NL) v Oxford United (EFL)
  24. Newcastle Benfield (NL) v Stockport County (NL)
  25. Reading City (NL) v Ashton United (NL)
  26. Sutton Common Rovers (NL) v Halesowen Town (NL)
  27. Tadcaster Albion (NL) v AFC Fylde (NL)
  28. Phoenix Sports (NL) v Eastbourne Borough (NL)
  29. Bootle (NL) v Walthamstow (NL)
  30. AFC Portchester (NL) v Leamington (NL)
  31. Cleethorpes Town (NL) v London Lions (NL)
  32. Radford (NL) v Brentwood Town (NL)
  33. Braintree Town (NL) v Woodford Town (NL)
  34. Chatham Town (NL) v Carshalton Athletic (NL)
  35. Garforth Town (NL) v Irlam (NL)
  36. Runcorn Town (NL) v Potters Bar Town (NL)
  37. Staveley Miners Welfare (NL) v Kendal Town (NL)
  38. Rugby Town (NL) v Gillingham (EFL)
  39. Manchester United (PL) v Peterborough Northern Star (NL)
  40. AFC Stoneham (NL) v Winsford United (NL)
  41. Mossley (NL) v Barnstaple Town (NL)
  42. Oldham Athletic (EFL) v Norwich United (NL)
  43. Moneyfields (NL) v North Shields (NL)
  44. Coalville Town (NL) v K Sports (NL)
  45. Hebburn Town (NL) v Cardiff City (EFL)
  46. Hastings United (NL) v Harrow Borough (NL)
  47. AFC Stoneham (NL) v Blackstones (NL)
  48. Stamford (NL) v Racing Club Warwick (NL)
  49. Carlisle United (EFL) v Coventry City (EFL)
  50. Birmingham City (EFL) v Carlton Town (NL)
  51. Swindon Town (EFL) v Banbury United (NL)
  52. Shifnal Town (NL) v Everton (PL)
  53. Wolverhampton Wanderers (PL) v Beckenham Town (NL)
  54. Corby Town (NL) v Thornaby (NL)
  55. Warrington Town (NL) v Forest Green Rovers (EFL)
  56. Cribbs (NL) v Eastleigh (NL)
  57. West Ham United (PL) v Margate (NL)
  58. Haringey Borough (NL) v Rugby Town (NL)
  59. Colliers Wood United (NL) v Sholing (NL)
  60. Watford (EFL) v Dunston (NL)
  61. AFC Portchester (NL) v Erith Town (NL)

FA Vase 2020/21 2nd Round – Stat-packed Review

Stat packed review of the FA Vase 2020/21 2nd Round.

Stat of the Round

Malvern Town won 1-0 at Atherstone Town Community just one year after losing 10-0 to the same opponents

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First time in Round 3 ever

Clapton – 36th campaign

United Service Portsmouth – 30th campaign

Radford – 24th campaign

North Greenford United – 13th campaign

Hadley – 12th campaign

Hanley Town, Sunderland Ryhope Colliery Welfare – 11th campaign

Millbrook – 4th campaign

Mulbarton Wanderers, Warrington Rylands – 3rd campaign

Kennington – 2nd campaign

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Debut clubs into Round 3

Milton Keynes Irish, North Ferriby

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Equalling best run to Round 3

Long Eaton United – 4th time in 35 campaigns

Fakenham Town – 4th time in 30 campaigns

Cobham – 3rd time in 44 campaigns

Liversedge – 3rd time in 40 campaigns

Fareham Town – 3rd time in 23 campaigns

Colney Heath – 2nd time in 19 campaigns

Wellingborough Town – 2nd time in 15 campaigns

Brimscombe and Thrupp – 2nd time in 8 campaigns

Walton and Hersham – 2nd time in 5 campaigns

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First time in Round 3 in a while

27 years – Clevedon Town (6 campaigns)

22 years – Cobham

21 years – Anstey Nomads

16 years – Fareham Town

15 years – Liversedge

14 years – Fakenham Town

13 years – Coventry Sphinx

12 years – New Milton Town (7 campaign)

10 years – Guildford City

7 years – Ampthill Town, Colney Heath

6 years – Flackwell Heath, Hanworth Villa, Littlehampton Town

5 years – Brimscombe and Thrupp

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Into Round 3 and long time since last KO as early as Rd 2

5 years – Shepshed Dynamo, Westfields

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Exited in Rd 2 but set best FA Vase run

Dudley Sports – 15th campaign

Aylestone Park – 9th campaign

Penistone Church – 8th campaign

Risborough Rangers, Stone Old Alleynians – 7th campaign

Helston Athletic – 5th campaign

Stansfeld – 4th campaign

Abbey Hulton United, Jarrow – 3rd campaign

Hashtag United – 2nd campaign

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Exited in Rd 2 but equalled best FA Vase run

Royal Wootton Bassett Town – 3rd time in 20 campaigns

Ilford, Walsham-le-Willows – 3rd time in 16 campaigns

Bewdley Town – 3rd time in 14 campaigns

Loughborough University – 3rd time in 13 campaigns

Wells City – 2nd time in 13 campaigns

Newton Abbot Spurs – 2nd time in 10 campaigns

Cheddar – 2nd time in 8 campaigns

AFC Bridgnorth – 2nd time in 7 campaigns

Longlevens – 2nd time in 6 campaigns

Charnock Richard – 2nd time in 5 campaigns

May and Baker Eastbrook Community – 2nd time in 3 campaigns

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Consecutive Round 2 Exits

4 – Brockenhurst

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Avenged Previous FA Vase Defeat

Steyning Town Community 1-6 Walton and Hersham

Atherstone Town Community 0-1 Malvern Town (had lost 10-0 just last season)

Bradford Town 2-3 Brimscombe and Thrupp

Lutterworth Town 3-3 Westfields (4-5 on pens)

Hebburn Town 3-2 North Shields (North Shields won previous three)

Shepshed Dynamo 3-2 Worcester City

United Services Portsmouth 2-1 Brockenhurst

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Biggest Wins of Rd 2 (Vase records)

Steyning Town Community 1-6 Walton and Hersham

Tavistock 6-1 Cheddar (Record Equal Defeat)

Consett 5-0 Maltby Main

Mulbarton Wanderers 5-0 Cogenhoe United (Record Defeat)

Stowmarket Town 5-0 Eynesbury Rovers

Sutton Common Rovers 4-0 Southall

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FA Vase Upsets

Glebe (5) 0-2 Kennington (6)

Wroxham (5) 3-3 Milton Keynes Irish (6) (3-4 on pens)

Stanway Rovers (5) 1-1 Ampthill Town (6) (2-4 on pens)

Mulbarton Wanderers (6) 5-0 Cogenhoe United (5)

New Milton Town (6) 2-0 Longlevens (5)

Millbrook (6) 2-0 Bashley (5)

Falmouth Town (6) 2-1 Bishop’s Cleeve (5)

United Services Portsmouth (6) 2-1 Brockenhurst (5)

Fakenham Town (6) 0-0 Hashtag United (5) (4-3 on pens)

Littlehampton Town (6) 3-3 Sheppey United (5) (5-4 on pens)

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Hat-tricks and more

4 – Dale Pearson (Consett)

3 – Liam Prynn (Tavistock)

The Miracle of Marine versus Mourinho

FA Cup history will be made in January 2021 when Marine FC of the Northern Premier League Division One Northwest take on Premier League stalwarts Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup.

It will be the first time in the competition’s nigh on 150 year history that a club competing in the eighth tier of the football pyramid will face opponents from the top-flight.

Only one other eighth tier club has ever reached the 3rd Round of the FA Cup in 140 campaigns of this famous old competition, to even put themselves in with a chance to face top-flight opposition, but Chasetown in 2008 were paired with second tier Cardiff City. A creditable 3-1 defeat ended the Scholars’ fantastic run that year, and their Welsh opponents went all the way to the Cup final that year to reinforce that respectable performance.

And Marine FC themselves have appeared in the 3rd Round before, back in the 1992/93 season, when they were members of the Premier Division of the Northern Premier League. Back then, that division would have been classed as sixth tier, and Marine also missed out on facing top level opposition when they were drawn at Crewe Alexandra from the fourth tier. And the Mariner’s lost that game 3-1, too. (A first tenuous link as Spurs’ biggest ever FA Cup win was against Crewe Alexandra).

So the mere fact that the club now has the chance to go toe-to-toe with Spurs, top of the Premier League at the time of the draw, is almost a miracle. Marine has had to win through seven rounds just to have the one in three chance of being paired with top level opponents. Tottenham’s last seven FA Cup wins span their last three campaigns.

There is another connection between the two clubs, albeit also a little tenuous, in that the year Marine was formed, in 1894, is also the same year that Tottenham Hotspur first participated in the FA Cup.

Whilst Tottenham were to go on to become the first and only non-league club to lift the FA Cup in 1901, on their way to becoming a Football League club in 1908, and going on to a second FA Cup triumph in 1921, Marine were establishing themselves as a successful I-Zingari League club in Merseyside.

In another link between the two clubs, Marine eventually had their first taste of FA Cup football in that same 1920/21 season that Tottenham went on to lift the Trophy. Spookily, Marine scored 18 goals in that debut campaign in their three victories taking them as far as the 2nd Qualifying Round, the exact same number of goals scored by Spurs en route to being crowned champions.

Marine were promoted to the Liverpool Combination in time for the 1925/26 season, and it was they rather than Spurs who would next appear in a National Cup competition Final. In 1931/32 the Mariners made it all the way to the FA Amateur Cup Final played at the Boleyn ground, home of West Ham United.

Unfortunately, they were on the wrong end of a 7-1 defeat by Dulwich Hamlet, but at least they went much further in that competition than Spurs ever did (2nd round in 1895 their best run).

Meanwhile, Spurs went on to become the first club to win the League and Cup Double in the 20th Century the next time they won the FA Cup in 1961, and then became first club to win their first seven FA Cup Finals, before going on to be one of a handful of ever-present Premier League clubs and a Champions League Finalist.

Marine FC has a footballing record of its own, one that is in the Guinness Book of World Records. Roly Howard took charge of the Mariners in their early days as members of the Cheshire County League (a precursor league to the Northern Premier League), and was still their manager 1,975 matches and 33 years later, winning 30 trophies and he was at the helm as Marine made their first run to the FA Cup 3rd Round in 1992/93.

This season Marine FC are the current top scorers of those clubs still in the FA Cup, netting eleven times in victories over Barnoldswick Town, Frickley Athletic, Runcorn Linnets, Nantwich Town, Chester, Colchester United and Havant & Waterlooville. The last four victories were all against higher level opponents.

The dream of a highly unlikely additional victory against Spurs would put Marine into an exclusive club consisting of those teams that have won eight FA Cup games in a single campaign. Regardless of the outcome, though, Marine are already ensconced in FA Cup folklore.

As that is already the case, they can just go out and enjoy themselves against Spurs, with absolutely nothing to lose.

FA Cup 2020-21 Round Three Tie-by-Tie Previews

Stats and facts for all 32 FA Cup 2020-21 Round Three ties – listed in tie number order.

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Tie No. 1Huddersfield TownPlymouth Argyle
League StatusEFL Championship EFL 1
Level23
Best Cup RunWINNERSSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormExited in R3 in both last 2 seasonsLast beyond R3 in 2007/08
NotesWon 1919/20 3-1, 1933/34 6-2 (after 1-1), 1963/64 1-0 & 1965/66 2-0Playing Saturday 09 Jan 6.0pm on FA Player

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Tie No. 2SouthamptonShrewsbury Town
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunWINNERSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup Form5x beyond R3 in last 7 seasonsBeyond R3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 1952/53 4-1 & 2010/11 2-0POSTPONED – New date TBC

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Tie No. 3ChorleyDerby County
League StatusNational League NorthEFL Championship
Level62
Best Cup RunRound 3WINNERS
FA Cup Form1st time in R3 in 113th campaign5x beyond R3 in last 6 seasons
NotesRecord number of campaigns before first time in R3No previous FA Cup meetings.
Playing 12.15pm Saturday 9 Jan on BT Sport 1

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Tie No. 4MarineTottenham Hotspur
League StatusNorthern Premier League 1NWPremier League
Level81
Best Cup RunRound 3WINNERS
FA Cup Form2nd time in R3 in 95 campaignsLast exit before R4 in 2013/14
NotesBiggest league gap in FA Cup historyNo previous FA Cup meetings.
Playing Sunday 10 Jan 5.0pm on BBC1

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Tie No. 5Wolverhampton WanderersCrystal Palace
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup Form4x R3 exits in last 6 seasons5x beyond R3 in last 7 seasons
NotesWon 1978/79 1-0 & 1993/94 1-0Won 1908/09 4-2 (after 2-2), 1994/95 4-1 (after 1-1) & 2009/10 3-1 (after 2-2)
Playing Friday 08 Jan 7.45pm on BT Sport Extra 2

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Tie No. 6Stockport CountyWest Ham United
League StatusNational LeaguePremier League
Level51
Best Cup RunRound 5WINNERS
FA Cup FormLast beyond R3 in 2000/01Beyond R3 in all last 3 seasons
NotesWon 1934/35 1-0 (after 1-1)Won 1957/58 3-2
Playing Moday 11 Jan 8.0pm on BT Sport 1

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Tie No. 7Oldham AthleticAFC Bournemouth
League StatusEFL 2EFL Championship
Level42
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormOnce beyond R3 in last 7 seasonsOnce beyond R3 in last 4 seasons
NotesPlaying Saturday 09 Jan 30pm on BT Sport Extra 6
Now being played at AFC Bournemouth
Won 1954/55 1-0

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Tie No. 8Manchester UnitedWatford
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormLast exit before R4 in 2013/14Last year first exit before R4 in 5 years
NotesWon 1949/50 1-0, 1968/69 2-0 (after 1-1) & 2006/07 4-1Won 1981/82 1-0
Playing Saturday 9 Jan 8.0pm on BT Sport 1

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Tie No. 9StevenageSwansea City
League StatusEFL 2EFL Championship
Level42
Best Cup RunRound 5SEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormLast beyond R3 in 2013/142x in QF in last 3 seasons
NotesPlaying Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on BBC DigitalWon 2003/04 2-1

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Tie No. 10EvertonRotherham United
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 5
FA Cup Form4 exits before R4 in last 6 yearsLast beyond R3 in 2001/02
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Saturday 09 Jan 12.0pm on BT Sport Extra 2

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Tie No. 11Nottingham ForestCardiff City
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup Form4 exits before R4 in last 6 years3 exits before R4 in last 5 years
NotesWon 1927/28 2-1
Playing Saturday 09 Jan 12.0pm on BT Sport Extra 4
Won 1921/22 4-1

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Tie No. 12ArsenalNewcastle United
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormJust 1 exit before R4 in last 24 seasonsLast exit before R4 in 2015/16
NotesWon 1935/36 3-0 (after 3-3), 1997/98 2-0 (Final), 2001/02 3-0 (after 1-1) & 2007/08 3-0Won 1901/02 2-0, 1905/06 2-0, 1931/32 2-1 (Final) & 1951/52 (Final)
Playing Saturday 9 Jan 5.30pm on BBC 1

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Tie No. 13BarnsleyTranmere Rovers
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 2
Level24
Best Cup RunWINNERSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormLast year first beyond R3 in 7 yearsLast year first beyond R3 in 16 years
NotesWon 1935/36 4-2Playing Sunday 10 Jan 1.30pm on FA Player 

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Tie No. 14Bristol RoversSheffield United
League StatusEFL 1Premier League
Level31
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast beyond R3 in 2007/089x beyond R3 in last 13 seasons
NotesPlaying Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on BT Sport Extra 4Won 2012/13 2-1

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Tie No. 15Boreham WoodMillwall
League StatusNational LeagueEFL Championship
Level52
Best Cup RunRound 3RUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormFirst time in R3 in 50th campaignLast exit before R4 in 2015/16
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Saturday 09 Jan 12.0pm on BT Sport Extra 3

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Tie No. 16Blackburn RoversDoncaster Rovers
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 1
Level23
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 5
FA Cup FormExited in R3 in all last 3 seasonsJust once beyond R3 in last 10 years
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on FA Player

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Tie No. 17Stoke CityLeicester City
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormExited in R3 in all last 4 seasonsTwice reached QF in last 3 seasons
NotesWon 1955/56 2-1 (after 3-3), 1961/62 5-2 (after 1-1) & 2013/14 2-1Won 1924/25 3-0, 1938/39 2-1 (after 1-1) & 1953/54 3-1 (after 0-0)
Playing Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on BBC Digital

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Tie No. 18Wycombe WanderersPreston North End
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormOnce beyond R3 in last 19 years3x beyond R3 min last 10 years
NotesPlaying Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on FA Player Won 2013/14 1-0 & 2017/18 5-1

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Tie No. 19Crawley TownLeeds United
League StatusEFL 2Premier League
Level41
Best Cup RunRound 5WINNERS
FA Cup FormLast beyond R3 in 2011/12Exited in R3 in all last 3 seasons
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Sunday 10 January 1.30pm on BBC 1

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Tie No. 20BurnleyMilton Keynes Dons
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 5
FA Cup Form4x beyond R3 in last 5 yearsTwice beyond R3 in last 7 years
NotesWon 2009/10 2-1Playing Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on FA Player

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Tie No. 21Bristol CityPortsmouth
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 1
Level23
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPWINNERS
FA Cup Form3x beyond R3 in last 13 yearsWent beyond R3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 1934/35 2-0 (after 0-0) & 1972/73 4-1 (after 1-1)Won 2008/09 2-0 (after 0-0)
Playing Sunday 10 Jan 1.30pm on FA Player

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Tie No. 22Queens Park RangersFulham
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormWent beyond R3 in both last 2 yearsTwice beyond R3 in last 5 years
NotesWon 1899/00 3-0 & 1900/01 7-0Won 1903/04 3-1 (after 1-1), 1905/06 1-0, 1971/72 2-1 (after 1-1) & 1978/79 2-0
Playing Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on BBC Digital

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Tie No. 23Aston VillaLiverpool
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormExited in R3 in all last 4 yearsOne exit before R4 in last 9 years
NotesWon 1896/97 3-0 & 2014/15 2-1Won 1913/14 2-0, 1966/67 1-0, 1984/85 3-0, 1987/88 2-0, 1991/92 1-0 & 1995/96 3-0
Playing Friday 8 January 7.45pm on BT Sport 1

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Tie No. 24BrentfordMiddlesbrough
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup Form3x beyond R3 in last 4 years3x beyond R3 in last 4 years
NotesWon 1906/07 1-0, 1948/49 3-2 & 1963/64 2-1Won 1947/48 2-1
Playing Saturday 09 Jan 6.0pm on FA Player

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Tie No. 25Manchester CityBirmingham City
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormLast exited before R4 in 2011/12Twice beyond R3 in last 5 years
NotesWon 1912/13 4-0, 1954/55 1-0, 1955/56 3-1 (Final) & 2001/02 3-2
Playing Sunday 10 Jan 1.30pm on BBC Digital
Won 1898/99 3-2, 1926/27 4-1, 1928/29 3-1, 1946/47 5-0 & 1950/51 2-0

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Tie No. 26Luton TownReading
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormExited in R3 in all last 4 seasons7x beyond R3 in last 11 seasons
NotesWon 1888/89 4-0 & 1963/64 2-1Playing Saturday 09 Jan 12.0pm on BT Sport Extra 6

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Tie No. 27ChelseaMorecambe
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 2
Level14
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 3
FA Cup FormLast exited before R4 in 1997/984th time in R3 in 93rd campaign
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Sunday 10 Jan 1.30pm on BBC Digital

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Tie No. 28Exeter CitySheffield Wednesday
League StatusEFL 2EFL Championship
Level42
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast beyond R3 in 1980/81Went beyond R3 in all last 3 seasons
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on BT Sport Extra 5

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Tie No. 29Norwich CityCoventry City
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast year first beyond Rd 3 in 7 yearsTwice beyond R3 in last 3 seasons
NotesWon 1982/83 2-1 (after 2-2), 1992/93 1-0 & 1994/95 3-1 (after 0-0)
Playing Saturday 09 Jan 12.0pm on BT Sport Extra 5
Won 1929/30 2-0 (after 3-3), 1974/75 2-0 & 1999/00 3-1

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Tie No. 30BlackpoolWest Bromwich Albion
League StatusEFL 1Premier League
Level31
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormOnce beyond R3 in last 8 years5x beyond R3 in last 6 seasons
NotesWon 1958/59 3-1
Playing Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on BT Sport Extra 3
Won 1956/57 2-1 (after 0-0), 1961/62 2-1 (after 0-0), 1963/64 1-0 (after 2-2) & 1977/78 4-1

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Tie No. 31Newport CountyBrighton and Hove Albion
League StatusEFL 2Premier League
Level41
Best Cup RunRound 5RUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormTwice beyond R3 in last 3 seasons3x beyond R3 in last 4 seasons
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Results vs original Newport County: 1948/49 1-3, 1955/56 8-1 & 1966/67 2-1
Playing Sunday 10 January 7.45pm on BT Sport 1

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Tie No. 32Cheltenham TownMansfield Town
League StatusEFL 2EFL 2
Level44
Best Cup RunRound 5QUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormLast beyond R3 in 2005/06Last beyond R3 in 2007/08
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Sunday 10 Jan 1.30pm on FA Player

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FA Cup 2020/21 2nd Round Proper – Stat-packed Review

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Stats of the Round

Marine become only the second ever Level Eight club to reach the 3rd Round of the FA Cup.

Chorley have broken the record for having participated in the most number of FA Cup campaigns before reaching the 3rd Round for the first time.

Boreham Wood are into the 3rd Rd for the first time ever in what is their 50th campaign.

Hull City fail to be involved in FA Cup 3rd Round for the first time in 17 years.

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First time in 3rd Round ever

Chorley – 113th campaign

Boreham Wood – 30th campaign

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Equalling best run to 3rd Rd

Marine – 2nd time in 95th campaign

Morecambe – 4th time in 93rd campaign

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First time in 3rd Round in a while

Marine – 28 years

Morecambe – 18 years

Stockport County – 14 years

Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town – 8 years

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Into 3rd Rd and long time since last KO before 3rd Round

4 years – Newport County, Shrewsbury Town

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Exited in 2nd Rd but set best FA Cup run

King’s Lynn Town – 10th campaign

Darlington – 7th campaign

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Exited in 2nd Rd and Equalled Best FA Cup Run

Solihull Moors – 4th time in 14 campaigns

Oxford City – 3rd time in 112 campaigns

Brackley Town – 3rd time in 29 campaigns

Harrogate Town – 2nd time in 48 campaigns

Salford City – 2nd time in 31 campaigns

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Consecutive 2nd Rd Exits

3 – Solihull Moors

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Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Canvey Island 0-3 Boreham Wood

Gillingham 2-3 Exeter City

Bradford City 1-2 Oldham Athletic (now 3-2 down in head to head)

AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Crawley Town

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Biggest Wins of the 2nd Rd (FA Cup records)

Bristol Rovers 6-0 Darlington (Record Defeat)

Portsmouth 6-1 King’s Lynn Town (Record Defeat)

Harrogate Town 0-4 Blackpool

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2nd Rd Cupsets

Three Steps

Peterborough United (3) 1-2 Chorley (6)

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Two Steps

Marine (8) 1-0 Havant and Waterlooville (6)

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One Step

Gillingham (3) 2-3 Exeter City (4)

AFC Wimbledon (3) 1-2 Crawley Town (4)

Cheltenham Town (4) 2-1 Crewe Alexandra (3) (A.e.t.)

Stevenage (4) 1-1 Hull City (6-5 on pens)