FA Cup 2018-19 1st Round ‘Proper’ Top-line Stats & Facts

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First time in 2nd Round ever

None so far

 

Equalling best run to 2nd Round

Maidstone United (3rd time)

Guiseley, Solihull Moors (2nd time)

 

Lowest ranked club in 2nd Round

Southport (level 6)

 

First time in 2nd Round in a while

Stockport County (9 years)

Southport, Wrexham (4 years)

Bury, Grimsby Town (3 years)

 

Into 2nd Round and a while since last KO as early as the 1st Rd

Peterborough United (13 years)

Rochdale (6 years)

Luton Town (5 years)

Carlisle United, Newport County (4 years)

 

Into 2nd Round and Never KO as early as 1st Rd in a while

Sunderland (95 years)

 

First time KO as early as 1st Rd for a while

Milton Keynes Dons (8 years)

Cambridge United, Wycombe Wanderers (6 years)

Port Vale (4 years)

 

Consecutive 1st Rd KOs

Colchester United (3)

Bromley, Macclesfield Town, Maidenhead United, Northampton Town (2)

 

KO in 1st Rd but Equalled Best Run

Metropolitan Police (5th time)

Hampton and Richmond Borough (3rd time)

 

KO in 1st Rd but Set Best Run

Haringey Borough (39th campaign)

 

KO in 1st Rd and a while since last progressed to 2nd Round

Bromley (73 years)

Hitchin Town (23 years)

Weston-super-Mare (15 years)

York City (8 years)

Torquay United (7 years)

Alfreton Town (6 years)

 

Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat(s)

Accrington Stanley 1-0 Colchester United (now one win each)

Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Carlisle United (now Crewe 3 wins to 2)

Lincoln City 3-2 Northampton Town (now Northampton 2 wins to 1)

Port Vale 1-2 Sunderland (now two wins each)

Walsall 3-2 Coventry City (now Coventry 3 wins to 2)

 

Biggest Wins of the 1st Rd

Bury 5-0 Dover Athletic (record Defeat)

Maidenhead United 0-4 Portsmouth

Barnsley 4-0 Notts County

 

Cup Upsets

Yeovil Town (4) 1-3 Stockport County (6)

Guiseley (6) 4-3 Cambridge United (4)

Southport (6) 2-0 Boreham Wood (5)

Maidstone United (5) 2-1 Macclesfield Town (4)

 

Hat-tricks and more

Kabby Tshimanga (Oxford City)

 

Miscellaneous

Burton Albion have now gone 5 years without an FA Cup win

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FA Cup 2018-19 1st Round ‘Proper’ Tie-by-Tie Previews

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Tie No. 1 Haringey Borough (Isthmian League Premier) v AFC Wimbledon (EFL 1)

Levels: Tier 7 v Tier 3 (the biggest league gap of the 1st Round)

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 3 (Nb. Wimbledon FC won FA Cup in 1988)

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Haringey Borough are appearing in the 1st Round ‘Proper’ of the FA Cup for the first time in their 39th campaign, going one round further than their previous best set only last season. AFC Wimbledon have reached the 3rd Round ‘Proper’ in three of the last four seasons.

Nb: This tie is to be played on Friday 9th November, KO 7.55pm

 

Tie No. 2 Maidstone United (National League) v Macclesfield Town (EFL 2)

Levels: Tier 5 v Tier 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 4 (Nb. original Maidstone United reached Round 3 five times)

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: This is the fifth consecutive season Maidstone United have qualified for the FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’, equalling their best run just last season. Macclesfield Town have only once gone beyond the 1st Round in the last four years.

 

Tie No. 3 Ebbsfleet United (National League) v Cheltenham Town (EFL 2)

Levels: Tier 5 v Tier 4

Best Runs: Round 4 v Round 5

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: It is 15 years since Ebbsfleet United last progressed beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’, and this will be their 5th attempt under their current moniker to do so. In the last five years Cheltenham Town have alternated going out of the FA Cup in the 1st and 2nd Round, trending to the latter outcome for the current season.

 

Tie No. 4 Hampton and Richmond Borough (National League South) v Oldham Athletic (EFL 2)

Levels: Tier 6 v Tier 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v SEMI FINALS            

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Hampton and Richmond Borough are appearing in the FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’ for only the third time in their 53rd campaign. Last season Oldham Athletic exited the FA Cup in the 1st Round for the first time in seven years.

Nb: This tie is to be played on Monday 12th November, KO 7.45pm

 

Tie No. 5 Swindon Town (EFL 2) v York City (National League North)

Levels: Tier 4 v Tier 6

Best Runs: SEMI FINALS v SEMI FINALS (the only 1st Round tie involving two clubs whose best FA Cup runs are to the Semi-Finals)

 History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Last season Swindon Town progressed beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ of the FA Cup for the first time in six years. It is eight years since York City last went beyond the 1st Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 6 Mansfield Town (EFL 2) v Charlton Athletic (EFL 1)

Levels: Tier 4 v Tier 3

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v WINNERS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Mansfield Town are competing in the FA Cup for the 100th time but have twice failed to go beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in the last three years (although only twice in the last six years). It is nine years since Charlton Athletic last failed to progress past the FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’.

Nb: This tie is to be played on Sunday 11th November, KO 12.45pm

 

Tie No. 7 Torquay United (National League South) v Woking (National League South)

Levels: Tier 6 v Tier 6 (a guaranteed tier 6 club in the 2nd Round)

Best Runs: Round 4 v Round 4

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 by Woking in a replay just two seasons ago.

Facts: It is seven years since Torquay United last progressed beyond the FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’. Woking have achieved that feat in both of their last two campaigns.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 8 Scunthorpe United (EFL 1) v Burton Albion (EFL 1)

Levels: Tier 3 v Tier 3

Best Runs: Round 5 v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Scunthorpe United are competing in the FA Cup for the 100th time and have only once exited the competition in the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in the last four seasons. It is five years since Burton Albion even won an FA Cup match.

 

 

Tie No. 9 Port Vale (EFL 2) v Sunderland (EFL 1)

Levels: Tier 4 v Tier 3

Best Runs: SEMI FINALS v WINNERS

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings with Port Vale up by two wins to one, although the clubs last met in 1992 when Sunderland won and then went all the way to the Final.

Facts: It is four years since Port Vale last failed to progress beyond the FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’. Sunderland are competing in the FA Cup for the 125th time but are starting off as early as the 1st Round ‘Proper’ for the first time in 31 years, and it is 95 years since they were knocked out in this round.

Nb: This tie is to be played on Sunday 11th November, KO 2.30pm

 

Tie No. 10 Aldershot Town (National League) v Bradford City (EFL 1)

Levels: Tier 5 v Tier 3

Best Runs: Round 4 v WINNERS

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-0 by Bradford City in a replay just three seasons ago.

Facts: It is four years since Aldershot Town last progressed beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ of the FA Cup. Bradford City have only once exited the competition as early as the 1st Round in the same four year period.

 

 

Tie No. 11 Grimsby Town (EFL 2) v Milton Keynes Dons (EFL 2)

Levels: Tier 4 v Tier 4

Best Runs: SEMI FINALS v Round 5

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Grimsby Town have only progressed beyond the FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’ four times in their last 15 campaigns. It is eight years since Milton Keynes Dons were knocked out of the FA Cup as early as this round.

 

 

Tie No. 12 Chorley (National League North) v Doncaster Rovers (EFL 1)

Levels: Tier 6 v Tier 3

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 5

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, although Shrewsbury Town twice met original Aldershot FC with one win apiece.

Facts: Chorley have only twice progressed beyond the FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’ in their previous 110 campaigns, the last time it happened was 28 years ago. Doncaster Rovers have only once exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Round in the last ten years.

Nb: This tie is to be played on Sunday 11th November, KO 12.45pm

 

Tie No. 13 Alfreton Town (National League North) v Fleetwood Town (EFL 1)

Levels: Tier 6 v Tier 3

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Alfreton Town have only twice progressed beyond the FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’ in their previous 58 campaigns, but both times in the last ten tears. Fleetwood Town equalled their best FA Cup run in both of the last two seasons.

Nb: This tie is to be played on Sunday 11th November, KO 12.45pm

 

Tie No. 14 Bromley (National League) v Peterborough United (EFL 1)

Levels: Tier 5 v Tier 3

Best Runs: Round 2 v QUARTER FINALS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: It is 73 years since Bromley progressed beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ of the FA Cup, and this will be the 13th time they are one match away from doing so since then. Aptly, it is 13 years since Peterborough United last exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Round.

 

Tie No. 15 Southport (National League North) v Boreham Wood (National League)

Levels: Tier 6 v Tier 5

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Southport have only once progressed beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in the last 15 years. Boreham Wood have only gone beyond this round three times in their previous 47 campaigns, although they did manage to do so just last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 16 Plymouth Argyle (EFL 1) v Stevenage (EFL 2)

Levels: Tier 3 v Tier 4

Best Runs: SEMI FINALS v Round 5

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Plymouth Argyle have only once exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in the last five years. Stevenage have gone out in this round every other year over the last six seasons, and are trending to do so again this year.

 

 

 

Tie No. 17 Chesterfield (National League) v Billericay Town (National League South)

Levels: Tier 5 v Tier 6

Best Runs: SEMI FINALS v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Chesterfield exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Round ‘Proper’ last season for the first time in six years. This is the fifth time Billericay Town have appeared in the 1st Round in their 42 FA Cup campaigns to date, including doing so just last season.

 

 

 

Tie No. 18 Lincoln City (EFL 2) v Northampton Town (EFL 2)

Levels: Tier 4 v Tier 4

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v Round 5

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings both won by Northampton Town, but both occurring in the 1920s. (Both occurred in the Qualifying Rounds.)

Facts: Lincoln City have progressed beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ just once in the last five seasons, but they did go all the way to the Quarter Finals when doing so. Northampton Town have exited the FA Cup as early as this round in half their campaigns over the last ten seasons.

 

Tie No. 19 Barnet (National League) v Bristol Rovers (EFL 1)

Levels: Tier 5 v Tier 5

Best Runs: Round 4 v QUARTER FINALS

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings both won by Bristol Rovers, the last time in the 2007-08 season.

Facts: Both Barnet and Bristol Rovers have only progressed beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ three times in each of their last ten FA Cup campaigns.

Nb: This tie is to be played on Sunday 11th November, KO 12.45pm

 

 

 

Tie No. 20 Yeovil Town (EFL 2) v Stockport County (National League North)

Levels: Tier 4 v Tier 6

Best Runs: Round 5 v Round 5

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 5-0 by Stockport County in a replay ten years ago.

Facts: Yeovil Town have only once failed to progress beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in the last five seasons. It is nine years since Stockport County went beyond this round of the FA Cup.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 21 Bury (EFL 2) v Dover Athletic (National League)

Levels: Tier 4 v Tier 5

Best Runs: WINNERS v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Bury have exited the FA Cup in the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in both the last two seasons. It is four years since Dover Athletic progressed beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’, although they did equal their best Cup run when doing so.

 

 

 

Tie No. 22 Gillingham (EFL 1) v Hartlepool United (National League)

Levels: Tier 3 v Tier 5

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Last season saw Gillingham progress beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ for the first time in five years. Conversely, last season also saw Hartlepool United fail to progress beyond the 1st Round for the first time over the same five year period.

 

 

 

Tie No. 23 Oxford United (EFL 1) v Forest Green Rovers (EFL 2)

Levels: Tier 3 v Tier 4

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v Round 3

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 1-0 by Oxford United just three years ago.

Facts: Oxford United have only exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Round ‘Proper’ once in the last six seasons. Forest Green Rovers have progressed beyond the 1st Round twice in the last three years, but only twice in the last eight seasons, too.

 

 

 

Tie No. 24 Tranmere Rovers (EFL 2) v Oxford City (National League South)

Levels: Tier 4 v Tier 6

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: It is four years since Tranmere Rovers last progressed beyond the FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’. Oxford City have only twice gone beyond this round in their previous 109 FA Cup campaigns, but this does include doing so just last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 25 Accrington Stanley (EFL 1) v Colchester United (EFL 2)

Levels: Tier 3 v Tier 4

Best Runs: Round 4 v QUARTER FINALS

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 by Colchester United in a 2003-04 replay.

Facts: Accrington Stanley have progressed beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ three times in the last four seasons. Colchester United exited the FA Cup in this Round in both the last two years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 26 Barnsley (EFL 1) v Notts County (EFL 2)

Levels: Tier 3 v Tier 4

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS (the only 1st Round tie involving two previous winners, both of whom lifted the FA Cup before WWI)

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Barnsley have exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Round ‘Proper’ just once in the last 13 seasons, three years ago. It is also three years since Notts County last failed to go beyond this round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 27 Shrewsbury Town (EFL 1) v Salford City (National League)

Levels: Tier 3 v Tier 5

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: It is five years since Shrewsbury Town last failed to progress beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ of the FA Cup. Salford City have only once progressed beyond the 1st Round in their previous 28 FA Cup campaigns.

Nb: This tie is to be played on Sunday 11th November, KO 12.45pm

 

Tie No. 28 Metropolitan Police (Southern League Premier South) v Newport County (EFL 2)

Levels: Tier 7 v Tier 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 4 (since re-forming in 1989)

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: This is the fifth time that Metropolitan Police have qualified for the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in their 83 FA Cup campaigns to date. Newport County are trending toward reaching the 5th Round having successively exited the FA Cup in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Rounds in the last four seasons.

 

Tie No. 29 Walsall (EFL 1) v Coventry City (EFL 1)

Levels: Tier 3 v Tier 3

Best Runs: Round 5 v WINNERS

History: Four previous FA Cup meetings with Coventry City ahead by three wins to one. This is the joint highest most common FA Cup tie in the 1st Round, but it’s their first meeting for 71 years.

Facts: Walsall have only once gone beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in the last four seasons. It is three years since Coventry City last failed to progress beyond this Round of the competition.

 

 

 

Tie No. 30 Rochdale (EFL 1) v Gateshead (National League)

Levels: Tier 3 v Tier 5

Best Runs: Round 5 v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings although Rochdale did twice overcome Gateshead United in the FA Cup in the past.

Facts: It is six years since Rochdale last exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Round ‘Proper’ and they equalled their best run just last season. Despite always having to qualify for the 1st Round Gateshead have managed to go beyond this Round three times in the last seven years.

Tie No. 31 Hitchin Town (Southern League Premier Central) v Solihull Moors (National League)

Levels: Tier 7 v Tier 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 2 (the winners of this tie will at least equal their best ever FA Cup run)

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Hitchin Town have only gone beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ four times in their previous 81 FA Cup campaigns, the last time 23 years ago. Solihull Moors have only done so once in their previous 11 FA Cup runs, but just two years ago.

Nb: This tie is to be played on Sunday 11th November, KO 12.45pm

 

Tie No. 32 Sutton United (National League) v Slough Town (National League South)

Levels: Tier 5 v Tier 6

Best Runs: Round 5 v Round 2

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings both won by Slough Town, the last time 44 years ago.

Facts: Sutton United have only once gone beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in the last six years, but it was all the way to the 5th Round. Slough Town have progressed beyond this Round seven times in their previous 73 campaigns but never yet beyond the 2nd Round.

 

Tie No. 33 Guiseley (National League North) v Cambridge United (EFL 2)

Levels: Tier 6 v Tier 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v QUARTER FINALS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Last season Guiseley went beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ for the first time ever in their 51st FA Cup campaign. It will be the clubs sixth FA Cup tie this season. It is six years since Cambridge United last failed to progress beyond the 1st Round of the FA Cup.

Nb: This tie is to be played on Sunday 11th November, KO 12.45pm

 

 

Tie No. 34 Exeter City (EFL 2) v Blackpool (EFL 1)

Levels: Tier 4 v Tier 3

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v WINNERS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Exeter City have only twice gone beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in the last eight years. Blackpool have exited the FA Cup in the 1st Round twice in the last three seasons, but also just two times in the last dozen years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 35 Luton Town (EFL 1) v Wycombe Wanderers (EFL 1)

Levels: Tier 3 v Tier 3

Best Runs: FINALISTS v SEMI FINALS

History: One previous FA Cup meetings won 3-0 by Luton Town in the 2004-05 season.

Facts: Luton Town have only once exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in the last 16 seasons. It is six years since Wycombe Wanderers last went out of the FA Cup as early as this Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 36 Morecambe (EFL 2) v FC Halifax Town (National League)

Levels: Tier 4 v Tier 5

Best Runs: Round 3 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Morecambe have only progressed beyond the FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’ four times in their last 15 campaigns. FC Halifax Town have only achieved that feat once in their previous ten campaigns.

 

 

Tie No. 37 Crewe Alexandra (EFL 2) v Carlisle United (EFL 2)

Levels: Tier 4 v Tier 4

Best Runs: SEMI FINALS v QUARTER FINALS

History: Four previous FA Cup meetings with Crewe Alexandra ahead by three wins to one. This is the joint most common tie of this year’s 1st Round which last occurred ten years ago.

Facts: Crewe Alexandra have only twice gone beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in the last nine years. Carlisle United have only once exited the FA Cup as early as this round in the last ten seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 38 Southend United (EFL 1) v Crawley Town (EFL 2)

Levels: Tier 3 v Tier 4

Best Runs: Round 5 v Round 5

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Neither Southend United nor Crawley Town have won an FA Cup match for five years, both exiting at this stage of the competition in each of the last four seasons. Something’s got to give.

 

 

Tie No. 39 Maidenhead United (National League) v Portsmouth (EFL 1)

Levels: Tier 5 v Tier 3

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v WINNERS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: It is 121 campaigns since Maidenhead United last progressed beyond the 1st Round ‘Proper’ of the FA Cup and this will be their 11th appearance in this Round since then. Portsmouth have gone out of the FA Cup at this stage of the competition five times in the last six years.

Nb: This tie is to be played on Saturday 10th November, KO 12.30pm

 

Tie No. 40 Weston-super-Mare (National League South) v Wrexham (National League)

Levels: Tier 6 v Tier 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v QUARTER FINALS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Weston-super-Mare have only once progressed beyond the FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’ in their previous 76 campaigns, the last time 15 years ago. It is four years since Wrexham last appeared in and progressed beyond this Round.

Nb: This tie is to be played on Sunday 11th November, KO 12.45pm

They Shall Grow Not Old

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Commemorating all those Football Clubs that competed in the 1914-15 FA Cup competition and never appeared in it again. Four hundred and ninety-six clubs entered the FA Cup in the 1914-15 season, 105 of them never did so again.

Some clubs disappeared completely, some merged with others or were absorbed by other clubs, some continued on for a few years after the Great War, and one or two continue on to this day. However, all of them last appeared in the FA Cup in the 1914-15 season, the season that coincided with the outbreak of World War I.

Whilst I have undertaken significant research into club histories, if clubs returned to play football at a much lower level after the War then I may missed noting their League status. Other historians may have more detailed information and I welcome any updates to my records. Note also that many leagues either didn’t start or dissolved part way through the 1914-15 season because of the War and that would be the reason why the league status of many clubs that year has not been ascertained.

I also have limited records of the individual players from the following list of clubs. Therefore I am unaware as to how many of them actually survived the hostilities, but in this 100th anniversary of the cessation of World War One, I wanted in some small way to pay my own personal tribute to the many players, volunteers and fans of clubs up and down the country at the time who did not return and who ‘shall grow not old’.

The Clubs

Allendale Park – County Durham based Allendale Park only competed in the FA Cup in the 1914-15 season, but were members of the Northern Combination both before and after the Great War, and were actually champions in the 1912-13 season. Their one FA Cup campaign ended in a 3-2 defeat at Washington United in the Extra Preliminary Round. The club did reconvene for a few seasons after the War, my last record is of them finishing bottom of the Northern Combination in the 1925-26 season.

Barnoldswick United – This was the original Barnoldswick United (unrelated to the one that helped form the current Barnoldswick Town club in 2003) and had competed in the FA Cup every year since the 1910-11 season. The club were members of the North East Lancashire Combination in that debut FA Cup campaign and set their best FA Cup run to the 2nd Qualifying Round, a feat they would achieve once more as members of the Lancashire Combination Division Two. In 1914-15 the club doesn’t appear in any League (they may have begun in the Lancashire Combination and not completed it). Their 1914-15 campaign started with a 4-2 Preliminary Round victory over fellow Lancashire side Portsmouth Rovers before coming to an abrupt end with a 4-3 defeat at Adlington in the 1st Qualifying Round. The club does not appear to have re-formed after the War.

Barrow Novocastrians – The Cumbrian based Barrow Novocastrians were one of several clubs from the town who competed in the FA Cup prior to World War I. They were members of the North West Association League and competed in the FA Cup six times in the seven years up to and including the 1914-15 season, reaching the 1st Qualifying Round three times. In their final campaign they were defeated 6-2 at Bigrigg United in the Preliminary Round. I’ve no record of the club competing once hostilities were over.

Barrow St Mary’s – Another club based in the same Cumbrian town as the Novocastrians that were members of the North West Association League in the years leading up to the outbreak of WWI. Barrow St Mary’s competed in the FA Cup just three times reaching the 1st Qualifying Round twice, including in their final campaign. However, they only did so then courtesy of a walkover against Windermere in the Preliminary Round and they were beaten 4-1 at Carlisle United in the 1st Qualifying Round. There is no record of the club resurfacing after the War that I can find.

Benwell Adelaide – Tyne and Wear based Benwell Adelaide competed in the Northern Alliance for three consecutive seasons from 1911-12 after having previously been members of the Northern Combination. They first entered the FA Cup in the third of those seasons reaching the 1st Qualifying Round, but their League status is unknown for their second and final campaign in the 1914-15 season. They played just one match in that campaign, a heavy 5-0 defeat at Seaton Delaval in the Preliminary Round, and the club doesn’t re-appear after the War was over.

Bigrigg United – The Cumbrian based Bigrigg United only ever entered the FA Cup in the 1914-15 season whilst members of the Egremont and Whitehaven League. They opened with a 6-2 home victory over Barrow Novocastrians in the Preliminary Round and followed that up with a tight 3-2 home win over Maryport in the 1st Qualifying Round. They were then defeated 1-0 at Frizington Athletic in the 2nd Qualifying Round and seemingly never played again after the end of the season.

Bolton Athletic – Despite what one may think because of their name, this Bolton Athletic were actually based in Rotherham in South Yorkshire. The club only entered the FA Cup in the 1914-15 season whilst members of the Bradford Amateur League securing a 1-1 draw at home to Hardwick Colliery in the Extra Preliminary Round before losing heavily 7-1 in the replay. The club does not appear to have re-started after the War.

Bournemouth Wanderers – This Dorset based club had had eleven seasons competing in the West Division of the Hampshire League from 1903-04 (as well as competing in the Dorset League), but they only entered the FA Cup for the 1914-15 season. Unfortunately, it would appear the club folded either before the season started or early in the season, and scratched from the FA Cup ahead of facing Portsmouth Amateurs in the Extra Preliminary Round. This, unfortunately, was the fate of many clubs as war broke out as Pals Regiments were formed made up of many young men from the same club or sporting associations. Bournemouth Wanderers would not re-appear after the War.

Brooms – The improbably named Brooms were based in County Durham and participated in the FA Cup in the last two seasons before it took a hiatus due to the Great War. Promoted from the Annfield Plain and District League at the end of the 1913-14 season, the club were members of the Northern Combination when making the 1st Qualifying Round in the 1914-15 season, finishing bottom of nine clubs. They drew 1-1 at the original Esh Winning in the Extra Preliminary Round, defeating them 3-0 in the replay. Then they won by the same score at Sunderland based Grangetown in the Preliminary Round. They then held West Stanley to a goal-less draw, but lost 1-0 at home in the 1st Qualifying Round replay. This Brooms club did not re-surface after the War, but several other clubs from the area have competed in local league football since.

Caerleon Athletic – Based just outside Newport in South Wales, Caerleon Athletic had been members of the Monmouthshire League in 1913-14 season when first entering the FA Cup. They reached the 1st Qualifying Round that season, but in 1914-15 they scratched along with their Preliminary Round opponents, Port Talbot, before a ball was kicked. I’ve found no evidence of the club post-war.

Camerton – Somerset based Camerton had had four uneventful seasons as members of the Western League from 1910-11 season, following membership of the Bristol and District League. They’d had six FA Cup campaigns and had twice reached the 3rd Qualifying Round, but their 7th campaign in the 1914-15 season would prove to be a non-starter as they scratched along with their opponents, Weston-super-Mare, before their Preliminary Round match. The club seems to have disappeared completely.

Castle Donington Town – Formed in 1885 the Leicestershire based Castle Donington Town is still in existence competing in the Midlands Regional Alliance. Prior to WWI the club were members of the Loughborough League and had had three FA Cup campaigns prior to the 1914-15 season, with a best run to the 1st Qualifying Round. In their final campaign they played just one match, a 6-2 defeat at Shepshed Albion in the Preliminary Round. Since the War the club has competed in a variety of local and regional leagues.

Chesham Generals and Chesham Town – These two Buckinghamshire clubs had 50 seasons of FA Cup campaigns between them prior to the First World War and would join forces during hostilities in 1917 to form Chesham United who competed in their 92nd FA Cup campaign in the latest 2018-19 season. Chesham Town were the more successful of the two clubs in the FA Cup reaching the 2nd Round in 1886-87, but this was before qualifying rounds existed. Chesham Generals had had two 4th Qualifying Round appearances in their previous 19 campaigns. Both clubs scratched in the 1914-15 season before kicking a ball in the Preliminary Round alongside their respective opponents, Hitchin Union Jack and Leavesden Mental Hospital.

City of Westminster – This London amateur club had had a couple of seasons as members of the Senior West Division of the Southern Suburban League prior to World War I (with London League membership earlier still), but for the majority of City of Westminster’s seven FA Cup campaigns their League status has as yet been unidentified. The club had twice reached the 1st Qualifying Round, but in the 1914-15 campaign they played just one match, a 4-1 defeat at Southall in the Preliminary Round. I have been unable to find evidence of the club re-forming after the War, but they could be related to one of the other amateur Westminster clubs still in existence.

Clarence Iron and Steel Works – The works team of this Leeds based company entered the FA Cup three times in the lead up to the outbreak of WWI competing in the Leeds and District League. The club had made the 1st Qualifying Round in their first two campaigns but in the 1914-15 season they lost 2-1 at Heckmondwike in their only match in the Preliminary Round. The Clarence Iron and Steel Works factory moved to Manchester in 1921 leaving the Leeds site derelict.

Connah’s Quay – Formed in 1890, the club was the first to represent the town of Connah’s Quay in North Wales, twice reaching the Welsh FA Cup Final. The club also competed in the FA Cup in the final six seasons before the competition was halted due to hostilities, firstly as members of the highly rated The Combination (during which time they reached the 2nd Qualifying Round), then as members of Division One of the Liverpool County Combination and then as part of the North Wales Alliance. They entered the FA Cup in 1914-15 season but scratched before facing Wallasey Borough in the Extra Preliminary Round. The club formally folded in 1915 and a new club, Connah’s Quay and Shotton, was formed in 1920, existing for a dozen years before folding themselves.

Croydon Common – Formed in 1897 Croydon Common existed for 20 years and during that time were one of the more successful Southern based teams. As members of the prestigious Southern League they also entered the FA Cup eight times successively leading up to the 1914-15 season. In that time they made it all the way to the 1st Round ‘Proper’ on five separate occasions, twice losing to Woolwich Arsenal. In those days the 1st Round was equivalent to the 3rd Round today. The fifth time they achieved this feat was in the 1914-15 season having beaten Barnet Alston 4-0 in the 6th Qualifying Round. They lost 3-0 at home to Division One side Oldham Athletic in the 1st Round and formally folded two years later, becoming the only Southern League Division One side not to resume after World War One.

Darfield United – Formed in 1904 the east of Barnsley based Darfield United competed in the FA Cup half a dozen times before folding in 1915. They had variously been members of the Barnsley Minor Cup League, the Barnsley Association League and the Sheffield Association League during the time they participated in the FA Cup, once reaching the 2nd Qualifying Round. In the 1914-15 season the club won 4-0 at Atlas and Norfolk Works in the Preliminary Round before losing 3-1 at Bolsover Colliery in the 1st Qualifying Round. Whilst Darfield United didn’t re-emerge after the War, a Darfield St George was formed almost immediately hostilities ceased, changing their name to Houghton Main Colliery soon after, and then changing again to plain Darfield before folding themselves in 1932.

Darlington St Augustine’s – As inaugural winners of the second oldest league in the world, the Northern League, Darlington St Augustine’s hold a place in football history forever. The Saints competed in the FA Cup 25 times before folding in 1915 coming close to a ’Proper’ Round appearance when reaching the 5th Qualifying Round in the 1901-02 season. In their final campaign they won 2-0 at West Auckland Town in the Preliminary Round before losing 4-0 at Stanley United in the 1st Qualifying Round. It’s rumoured the club continued on until 1917, but ostensibly like so many other clubs, their real demise occurred in 1915.

Dartford Amateurs – This is a completely separate club to the still existing Dartford FC and they only entered the FA Cup in the 1914-15 season, scratching without playing a game when due to face Ramsgate Town in the Preliminary Round. A Dartford Amateurs team continued to play on until just after World War II primarily in the Kent Amateur League and latterly in the Kent County League.

Denton – Formed in 1880 Manchester based Denton had been members of the highly regarded The Combination, having also first entered the FA Cup in 1887-88 season (scratching before playing their 1st Round tie). The majority of their FA Cup campaigns occurred whilst members of first, the Manchester League, and second, the Lancashire Combination. The 2nd Qualifying Round was the furthest the club would go. In the 1914-15 season Denton received a walkover against Alderley Edge United in the Preliminary Round before losing 4-2 at Hurst (now Ashton United) in a 1st Qualifying Round replay following a 1-1 draw. After the war a Denton Brotherhood was formed and under the subsequent Denton United name twice competed in the FA Cup in the mid-1930s.

East Ham – Unrelated to the East Ham United club that eventually merged with Barking in 2001, this East Ham club had 10 campaigns in the FA Cup prior to World War I, twice reaching the 1st Qualifying Round. Their league status in the early campaigns is yet to be identified but they latterly had four campaigns as members of the Spartan League and one in the lower Premier Division of the Middlesex and District League. In the 1914-15 season they appear to have disbanded before ironically facing Barking in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup. East Ham United didn’t form until 1933 and were known as Storey Athletic for the first 22 years of their existence.

Eastbourne St Mary’s – Two FA Cup campaigns and two 3rd Qualifying Round appearances for Eastbourne St Mary’s, first as members of the East Sussex League and then the following year in 1914-15 when their league membership has not been confirmed. In the second of their two campaigns they received a walkover against Vernon Athletic in the 1st Qualifying Round and against Worthing in the 2nd Qualifying Round before losing 2-1 at home to Tunbridge Wells Rangers in the 3rd Qualifying Round. The club does not seem to have resumed after the War was over.

Frodingham and Brumby United – The Lincolnshire based side Frodingham and Brumby United competed in the FA Cup twice, first as members of the North Lindsey League and then, in 1914-15, as an original Lincolnshire League side. Their only match in their second campaign was a 4-1 defeat at Beverley Town in the Preliminary Round. The club did not re-appear after the Great War, but undoubtedly would have had some connection with the Frodingham Athletic that did appear soon after.

Gateshead (Town) – No relationship to any other club that has carried the Gateshead name has been found with this Gateshead (Town) first competing in the FA Cup as a Northern Alliance club and then as members of the North Eastern League (not 100% sure it is the same club). Either way Gateshead (Town) had a best FA Cup run to the 1st Qualifying Round but in the 1914-15 season they lost 2-0 at home to Lintz Institute in the Extra Preliminary Round. A Gateshead Town did appear in the Northern Alliance in the mid-1920s which may or may not have been the same club.

Gateshead Rodsley – This Gateshead club entered the FA Cup twice in successive years, first as a Tyneside League club and then in 1914-15 as a Northern Alliance club. A Preliminary Round appearance in their first campaign was followed by a 1-0 home defeat to Pandon Temperance in the Extra Preliminary Round the following year. There is no post-war record of a Gateshead Rodsley that I’ve been able to find.

Grangetown – This Grangetown club was based in Sunderland rather than from the Grangetown area of County Durham and competed in the FA Cup in the final four years before WWI as a Wearside League club. They twice appeared in the Preliminary Round, including in 1914-15 season where they were beaten 3-0 at home by Brooms. Grangetown appeared in the 1917-18 Wearside League table but seem to have disappeared after then.

Grangetown Athletic – This club was based in County Durham and had been a well-established Northern League club from the beginning of the 20th Century. They’d reached the 3rd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup in 1913-14 season, but had been relegated to the Teesside League for the 1914-15 season. In the FA Cup they were beaten 3-1 at Brotton in the Preliminary Round. A Grangetown Athletic appeared in the South Bank League at the beginning of the 1930s but I’m not clear if it is the same club.

Grantham Avenue – This Lincolnshire based club competed in the FA Cup a dozen times from the beginning of the 20th Century reaching the 3rd Qualifying Round in the 1913-14 season whilst members of the original Central Alliance. In the final pre-war season Grantham Avenue lost 2-1 at home to New Hucknall Colliery in their only match in the Preliminary Round. The club did not re-appear after the War with fellow Central Alliance side from the town, Grantham, carrying on, no doubt with some connectivity to the Avenue club.

Grimsby St John’s – One of several Grimsby based clubs who competed in the FA Cup prior to World War One, Grimsby St John’s participated in the five final campaigns before the competition took an enforced break. Competing mainly in the Grimsby League, but also with a season in the North Division of the Lincolnshire League (when they reached the 1st Qualifying Round), the club’s league status in 1914-15 is yet to be determined. Their only match in that campaign was a heavy 6-0 reverse at the original Cleethorpes Town in the Preliminary Round. No mention of Grimsby St John’s has been found in the post-war period.

Hebburn Argyle – The ‘Irish Highlanders’ were formed in 1882 as St Aloysius Juniors, changing to the Hebburn Argyle name prior to helping form the original Tyneside League in 1891. The club competed in the FA Cup 19 times, first as a Northern Alliance side, and then as members of the North Eastern League. They had already made one run to the 5th Qualifying Round and almost did so again in the 1914-15 campaign. However, this was only because they were exempted until the 4th Qualifying Round where they went down 5-0 at North Shields Athletic. The club does appear to have tried to re-form after the Great War ended, but aside from a couple of badly organised friendlies, that appears to have been the end of the club.

Heckmondwike – West Yorkshire side Heckmondwike participated in the FA Cup 10 times and set their personal best run to the 4th Qualifying Round in their final season in the 1914-15 campaign. They had been members of the West Yorkshire League and then the Yorkshire Combination, but for their final season they were a Midland League club. They began their campaign with a 2-1 home victory over Clarence Iron and Steel Works in the Preliminary Round and then won 1-0 at Castleford Town in a 1st Qualifying Round replay following a 2-2 draw. Then they won 2-0 at Rothwell White Rose in the 2nd Qualifying Round before seeing off South Kirkby Colliery 3-1 at home in a 3rd Qualifying Round replay after a goal-less draw. The run ended in the 4th Qualifying Round with a 2-0 home defeat to Shirebrook. The club does not appear to have resumed after war-time hostilities ceased.

Hereford City – This Hereford City club entered the FA Cup five times in the years leading up to the outbreak of WWI, most commonly as members of the Worcestershire and District League. The club twice appeared in the Preliminary Round, but in the 1914-15 season it appears they had disbanded before facing Willenhall Swifts in the Extra Preliminary Round. A Hereford City club does appear in the Worcestershire Senior League in the mid-1930s and this could well be the same club, but is unlikely to be related to the Hereford City currently competing in the Herefordshire County League.

Hersham United – Members of the West Surrey League, Hersham United competed in the FA Cup in the final five seasons before WWI, reaching the 1st Qualifying Round in the 1913-14 season. The club appears to have disbanded before facing Redhill in the 1914-15 Preliminary Round. I’ve not been able to clarify if Hersham United and the Hersham club that eventually merged with Walton-on-Thames to form Walton and Hersham are the same club.

Heywood United – As members of the Lancashire Combination, Heywood United competed in the FA Cup in each of the last six seasons prior to WWI breaking out, going as far as the 4th Qualifying Round in the 1911-12 season. In 1914-15 their only match was a 2-0 defeat at Hurst (now Ashton United) in the Preliminary Round. No evidence they re-emerged after the War has yet be found.

Hickleton Main (Colliery) – As members of the Sheffield Association League, Hickleton Main (Colliery) participated in the FA Cup in each of the seven seasons leading up to the outbreak of WWI, twice reaching the 1st Qualifying Round. The Doncaster based club drew 1-1 at home to Stocksbridge Church in the Preliminary Round before going down 3-0 in the replay. A Hickleton Main club appears in the Doncaster and District League in the mid-1980s but it’s not clear if it is the same club.

Hitchin Union Jack – This Hertfordshire based club had been members of the Northern Division of the Herts County League for some years, but had not participated in the FA Cup. Hitchin Union Jack entered in the 1914-15 season but were given a walkover against Chesham Generals in the Preliminary Round and scratched themselves before facing Luton Clarence in the 1st Qualifying Round. They do not appear to have resumed following the end of the War.

Holly Bush (Parkgate) – Members of the delightfully named Rotherham Licenced Victuallers League, Rotherham based club Holly Bush (Parkgate) only entered the FA Cup once in the 1914-15 season. They drew two apiece at Eckington Red Rose in the Extra Preliminary Round before losing 3-1 at home in the replay. I’ve found no record of the club following the end of the War.

Houghton Rovers – First as members of the Sunderland and District League and then as a North Eastern League club, Houghton Rovers competed in the FA Cup four times before the Great War, reaching the 1st Qualifying Round three times. In the 1914-15 season the club scratched ahead of facing Boldon Colliery in the Preliminary Round. It’s possible the club is related to Houghton who competed in the FA Cup five times immediately after WWI, who themselves may well have become Houghton Colliery and Houghton Colliery Welfare before folding in 1949.

Hoyland Town – Formed in 1890, this south-east of Barnsley club competed in the FA Cup a dozen times before WWI broke out, first as members of the Barnsley Minor Cup League and then as members of the Barnsley Association League. The club had twice appeared in the 3rd Qualifying Round but in the 1914-15 season they had just one match, a 4-1 defeat at Eckington Red Rose in the Preliminary Round. Hoyland Town appears to have folded in 1915.

Hyde – Formed in 1885 Hyde is famous for being on the receiving end of the biggest score-line in English football history when losing 26-0 to Preston North End in the 1887-88 FA Cup. It would be almost 20 years before the club re-appeared in the competition and they did so eight times as a Lancashire Combination side making it as far as the 3rd Qualifying Round in the 1913-14 season. In their final campaign they drew one apiece at home with Macclesfield (Town) in the Preliminary Round before going down 4-3 after extra time in the replay. Whilst the current Hyde United associate themselves with this original Hyde club, they are definitely two separate entities with the earlier club disbanding in 1917 and the later club forming in 1919.

Jarrow – This was the second of three clubs called Jarrow to participate in the FA Cup having been formed as Jarrow Croft after the original Jarrow folded in 1909. In four FA Cup campaigns before the outbreak of WWI this Jarrow club made the 3rd Qualifying Round twice whilst members of the North Eastern League. In the 1914-15 season the club started with a goal-less draw at home to Slipway from Wallsend in the Preliminary Round before winning 1-0 in the replay. Then Washington United were defeated 2-0 away in the 1st Qualifying Round ahead of defeat by the same score at Lintz Institute in the 2nd Qualifying Round. The club amalgamated into Jarrow Caledonians in 1915 but that club then dissolved two years later and a new Jarrow club formed in 1919 called Palmers who would eventually take on the Jarrow name again.

Jarrow Blackett – Having been members of the Tyneside League for a few years, Jarrow Blackett entered the FA Cup just twice in the two years leading up to WWI, reaching the Preliminary Round in their first campaign, but going down 1-0 at home to Spen Black and White in the Extra Preliminary Round in 1914-15. The club does not appear to have re-formed after the War.

Kilnhurst Town – North-east of Rotherham based Kilnhurst Town had been long-standing members of the Sheffield Association League and competed in the FA Cup half a dozen times prior to WWI. The 1st Qualifying Round was reached twice in those six campaigns. In the 1914-15 season they played just one match, an 8-0 drubbing at the hands of Worksop Town in the Preliminary Round. It is possible the club were connected to or involved in the formation of Kilnhurst United who competed in the FA Cup immediately after the War.

Kingston-on-Thames and Old Kingstonian – Formed in 1885 as Kingston and Surbiton YMCA, and undergoing several name changes thereafter, Kingston-on-Thames had competed in the Kingston and District League, the East and West Surrey League, the West Surrey League and, most latterly, the Southern Suburban League. They’d had five sporadic FA Cup campaigns, the first of which occurred before Old Kingstonians split from the club in 1908, including a 4th Qualifying Round appearance in the 1912-13 season. Old Kingstonians had competed in the FA Cup four times, whilst in the West Surrey League and the Southern Suburban League, reaching the 3rd Qualifying Round in the 1910-11 season. Kingston-on-Thames appears to have disbanded early in the 1914-15 season and along with their opponents in the 1st Qualifying Round, Sutton United, scratched from the competition before the game was played. Old Kingstonians, however, had a bit of a Cup run beating Summerstown 3-2 at home in the Preliminary Round and Tooting 2-0 away in the 1st Qualifying Round. They then drew two each at Redhill in the 2nd Qualifying Round before losing 1-0 in the replay. Post-war, the two clubs merged again to form the currently active Kingstonian.

Leeds City – The demise of Leeds City has less to do with any potential casualties in the Great War and everything to do with breaking FA rules regarding payment of players during that period. The club, managed by Herbert Chapman at the time, actually started their 1919-20 League Division Two campaign but were expelled after eight games and replaced by Port Vale. Their last FA Cup campaign in 1914-15 saw the club win 2-1 at Derby County in the 1st Round ‘Proper’ before losing 1-0 at Queens Park Rangers in the 2nd Round. Leeds United were formed soon after and were placed in the Midland League.

Leicester Imperial – Having spent most of their history as members of the Leicestershire Senior League, Leicester Imperial made the last two of their eight FA Cup campaigns whilst competing in the original Central Alliance. They had achieved one appearance in the 3rd Qualifying Round in their first seven campaigns, but in the 1914-15 season they were knocked out by Basford United in the Extra Preliminary Round, losing 1-0 away after a goal-less draw. I have found no evidence of the club competing after the War ended.

Liberty – A club based in the outer London area, Liberty entered the FA Cup three times. I’ve not been able to identify their League status for the 1912-13 campaign, but the following season they competed in the Premier Division of the Middlesex and District League. In both those campaigns the club appeared in the 1st Qualifying Round, but in 1914-15 they appear to have disbanded early in the season, scratching alongside their opponents, Windsor and Eton, prior to playing their Preliminary Round game. Liberty does not appear to have re-formed after the War.

Lingdale Mines – As members of the Cleveland League, Lingdale Mines competed in the last two FA Cup competitions prior to WWI. They had appeared in the Preliminary Round in their first campaign and only went one round further in 1914-15 courtesy of their opponents, Redcar, scratching. In the 1st Qualifying Round they lost 3-0 at Shildon, and whilst a club with the same name does appear in the Cleveland Alliance just after WWII, they never appeared in the FA Cup again.

Lock Lane Woodville – This Castleford based club competed in the FA Cup in each of the three seasons leading up to the outbreak of the War. I’ve found evidence of Lock Lane Woodville in the Castleford and District League for the first and last of those campaigns, but not for the middle one. In the 1914-15 season the club played one FA Cup match, a 2-1 defeat at Woodhouse Britannia, and the club does not appear to have re-surfaced after the War ended.

Longfield – The 1914-15 FA Cup competition is the only time Longfield participated in it. They were members of the South East Lancashire League at the time and beat Chapel-en-le-Frith 3-2 at home in the Extra Preliminary Round. They then were beaten 2-0 at Widnes County in the Preliminary Round. I’ve not been able to find the club following the War ending.

Luton Reliance – This Bedfordshire club competed in the FA Cup in each of the final three campaigns prior to the Great War, the first two as members of the Luton and District League, but I’ve not been able to identify the League status for Luton Reliance in the 1914-15 season. They had just one FA Cup game that season, a 4-0 home defeat to Barnet Alston in the 1st Qualifying Round, and I’ve no evidence of them re-appearing after the War ended.

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Maidenhead Norfolkians – Formed in 1884, Maidenhead Norfolkians had competed in the FA Cup 19 times prior to the outbreak of WWI, reaching the 3rd Qualifying Round four times. They’d been members of several leagues in the Berkshire area, but eventually became an established member of the Great Western Suburban League. For the 1914-15 season their League status has not been identified and in the FA Cup that year they progressed from the Preliminary Round courtesy of Wycombe Wanderers scratching. They then lost 1-0 at Slough in the 1st Qualifying Round. After the War it was agreed that Maidenhead Norfolkians would be amalgamated into Maidenhead United.

Mansfield Mechanics – Nottinghamshire based Mansfield Mechanics were formed in 1901 and competed in the FA Cup in the final 11 seasons before the outbreak of WWI. They’d been members of the Notts and District League, then the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire League, and finally the original Central Alliance. In 1909-10 season they’d reached the 4th Qualifying Round and almost did the same in the 1914-15 campaign. Their run that year began with a 2-0 home victory over the original Hinckley United in the Preliminary Round. They then won 4-1 at home to Market Harborough Town in the 1st Qualifying Round before being held one apiece by Sutton Junction at home in the 2nd Qualifying Round. However, they won the replay 2-1 away, but then went down 4-1 at Sutton Town (Ashfield) in the 3rd Qualifying Round. The club does appear to have continued after the War, not folding until 1923, but they did not enter the FA Cup again and I’ve been unable to identify their League status.

Mexborough Town – This original Mexborough Town club were formed in 1890 and could be the same club as the Mexborough club that appeared in 1919, becoming Mexborough Athletic in 1930 before disappearing some time before WWII. Originally members of the Sheffield Association League, they competed in the Midland League for the last nine of their 11 FA Cup campaigns, twice reaching the 5th Qualifying Round. Their 1914-15 campaign began with an 8-0 thumping of Acomb Working Men’s Club from York in the Preliminary Round. They then lost 1-0 at Goole in the 1st Qualifying Round, but disputed the result and caused the game to be re-played only to lose by the same score-line again. It’s not clear from my records if they are connected to the Mexborough club who were members of the Midland League immediately after the War ended.

Milford Town – South Wales side Milford Town entered the FA Cup three times, first as members of the Swansea League in 1912-13, and then with no league as yet identified in the last two years before WWI. The club only progressed beyond the Preliminary Round in 1914-15 FA Cup courtesy of a walkover against Newport Barbarians, but they were then well beaten 6-0 by Newport County in the 1st Qualifying Round. I’ve not been able to find a Milford Town in the immediate post-war period, but they could very well have been members of a league in Wales.

Mond Nickel Works – This Swansea based works team entered the FA Cup in both of the last two seasons prior to the outbreak of WWI. Mond Nickel Works were members of the Swansea League in their first campaign, but appeared to have disbanded early in the 1914-15 season prior to facing Barry in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup. The Nickel Works played an instrumental role in the War, strengthening steel armoury and weaponry, although its German owner had to endure many accusations of aiding and abetting the enemy and profiteering from the War, none of which was proven to be true.

New Crusaders – An amateur team from Sidcup in Kent who briefly were one of the top amatuer clubs in the country. In their first ever FA Cup match in 1905 New Crusaders won 16-0 against Woking, to this day the record victory for a club playing their first FA Cup game. They made the 1st Round ‘Proper’ that season, scoring 33 goals en route before losing 6-3 to Plymouth Argyle, but were gradually less successful in subsequent campaigns. They soon joined the Southern Amateur League but had a six year hiatus from the FA Cup returning in 1913-14 season as an Isthmian League club. Their League status in 1914-15 has not been determined and they played just one FA Cup game that year, a 2-1 defeat at Northfleet United in the Preliminary Round. The club does not appear to have re-formed after the War.

New Hartley Rovers – Northumberland based New Hartley Rovers were members of the Northern Alliance and competed in the FA Cup in the last four years before WWI broke out, only once going beyond the Extra Preliminary Round. In 1914-15 FA Cup they lost 5-2 at Newburn in that round and I’ve not been able to find evidence of them since then.

Newcastle City – Formed as Byker East End, this Newcastle City club competed in the last five FA Cup campaigns before WWI, firstly as a Northern Alliance club and then as members of the North Eastern League. They reached the 4th Qualifying Round in 1911-12, but in their final campaign they only managed to beat Newburn 2-1 at home in the Preliminary Round before going down 4-0 at Blyth Spartans in the 1st Qualifying Round. I’m not sure if this club is related to the team with the same name who competed in the Wearside League in 1994 and folded the following year. I suspect not.

Newton Heath Athletic – Completely unrelated to the Newton Heath that eventually turned into Manchester United this Newton Heath Athletic started competing in the Manchester League towards the end of the 19th Century. They had one campaign in the FA Cup whilst members of that League in 1906-07 season setting their best run to the 2nd Qualifying Round. Their four other campaigns were in the last four seasons before WWI whilst members first of the South East Lancashire League and then of the Lancashire Combination. They matched their best run in 1912-13 season but in their final campaign they got no further than the Preliminary Round after drawing one apiece at home to Altrincham and losing 5-1 away in the replay. Unlike most other clubs, though, Newton Heath Athletic did return after the War and continued in the Manchester League until the outbreak of the Second World War.

Norwich St James’ – This Norfolk club had previously competed in the Norwich and District League and then the Norfolk and Suffolk League, but for their one and only season in the FA Cup the League status of Norwich St James’ has yet to be determined. By courtesy of walkovers against Mortons Athletic and Harwich & Parkeston the club found themselves in the 2nd Qualifying Round where they were soundly beaten 7-0 at Great Yarmouth Town. I’ve not found evidence of their return following the War.

Notts Olympic – Founded in 1884 Notts Olympic were one of several clubs from the city of Nottingham to compete in the FA Cup in the days prior to the formation of the Football League. In those days the club reached the 2nd Round ‘Proper’ and, unlike many of their local competitors, they continued to participate in the FA Cup and in League football for many years, right up until the outbreak of WWI. They’d been members of the Midland Alliance, the Nottinghamshire and District League, the Nottinghamshire Amateur League and the Notts Alliance all whilst competing in the FA Cup. They played just one match in the 1914-15 campaign, a heavy 9-1 defeat at Netherfield Rangers in the Preliminary Round. The club does not appear to have re-started after the War.

Ormskirk – This Ormskirk club is different to the one that started life as Guinness Exports in 1948 and the current club playing in the Wigan and District League. This Ormskirk only appeared in the FA Cup in the 1914-15 season. I’ve not been able to determine their League status that season but they had been members of the West Cheshire League and the Liverpool County Combination in the years prior to this campaign. They actually had a good Cup run in their only FA Cup campaign. They drew two each at Garston Gasworks in the Extra Preliminary Round and then progressed due to their opponents scratching before the replay was played. They then won 2-1 at Witton Albion in the Preliminary Round before losing 2-0 at Chester in the 1st Qualifying Round. The club did re-appear after the War continuing to compete in the Liverpool County Combination until at least the mid-1920s.

Padiham – This Padiham is unrelated to the current club with the same name who began life after World War II. Formed in 1878 and known as the Caldersiders, this Padiham club actually competed in the FA Cup prior to the formation of the Football League, reaching the 3rd Round in their debut campaign in 1883.84. After joining the North East Lancashire League they eventually became regular members of the Lancashire Combination where they competed for the remainder of their FA Cup campaigns. In the 1914-15 season they played just one match, a 3-1 home defeat to Rossendale United in the Preliminary Round. The club does not appear to have re-surfaced after the War.

Petters United and Yeovil Town – These two clubs merged together after the end of WWI to form Yeovil and Petters United who changed their name to Yeovil Town after WWII. Petters United had been formed in 1908 but only entered the FA Cup in the last two seasons before the Great War, first as a Wiltshire League side and secondly as a Somerset Senior League club. They appeared in the Preliminary Round in both campaigns but in 1914-15 season they withdrew before facing Clevedon. The original Yeovil Town started life as plain Yeovil in 1890, becoming Yeovil Casuals five years later. The name changed again to Yeovil Town in 1907. They had 16 FA Cup campaigns in total variously as members of the Somerset Senior League, the Dorset League and the Wiltshire League. They’d reached the 4th Qualifying Round in 1909-10, but for their final campaign (where there League status has not been determined) they also scratched in the Preliminary Round ahead of playing Paulton Rovers.

Pleasley United – Based on the Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire border, Pleasley United only ever competed in the FA Cup in the 1914-15 season. Their league status that year has not been determined and they played just one FA Cup match, a 2-1 home defeat to New Hucknall United in the Extra Preliminary Round. They do not seem to have re-appeared after the Great War.

Port Talbot – Formed in 1901 Port Talbot competed in the Swansea League prior to WWI but only entered the FA Cup in the last three seasons before War broke out. They appeared in the Preliminary Round in all three campaigns, but in 1914-15 they withdrew along with their opponents Caerleon Athletic before a ball was kicked. The club returned to the Swansea League after hostilities ceased, became founder members of the Port Talbot and District League and then joined the Welsh League. After adopting and then dropping an ‘Athletic’ suffix the club now competes in the Welsh Football League.

Rawmarsh Town – It is unclear if this Rawmarsh Town is a distinct club or whether they are associated with other Rawmarsh clubs such as Rawmarsh Albion, Rawmarsh Athletic and Rawmarsh Welfare, all of whom competed in the FA Cup. Under the Rawmarsh Town name they competed in the FA Cup in the final three seasons before WWI whilst members of the Sheffield Association League, although in 1914-15 season their league status is unidentified. They played just one FA Cup match that year, a 2-1 defeat at Wath Athletic in the Preliminary Round. Rawmarsh Welfare have been identified as competing in the Sheffield Association League between the Wars but it’s not clear if it is the same team.

RGA Weymouth – The RGA in RGA Weymouth stands for Royal Garrison Artillery. The club had been members of the Dorset League where they competed for the first two of their three FA Cup campaigns. In the 1914-15 season they appear to have disbanded early in the season (probably placed into active service) and scratched from the FA Cup before facing Boscombe (now AFC Bournemouth) in the Preliminary Round. The club featured in the 1919-20 Dorset League campaign but no further records have been found. They may simply just have been de-commissioned by the military.

Ripley Town and Athletic – Formed in 1909 by a merger between Ripley Town and Ripley Athletic, both of whom had competed in the FA Cup, Ripley Town and Athletic had five FA Cup campaigns of their own in the seasons leading up to WWI, reaching the 5th Qualifying Round in 1911-12 season. They’d been members of the Notts and Derbyshire League, then the original Central Alliance, then the Derbyshire Senior League, and in 1914-15, back in the Notts and Derbyshire League. In that final campaign they won 2-1 at home to Newhall Swifts in the Preliminary Round and then lost 3-1 at Tibshelf Colliery in the 1st Qualifying Round. A new Ripley Town competed in the Derbyshire Senior League and the Central Combination in the inter-war years, and they may or may not have been the same club.

Romford Town – Formed as Romford in 1876 the club started their FA Cup campaigns 10 years before the Football League was formed and even reached the Quarter Finals in 1880-81 season. Although they lost by a record score in the last eight of the FA Cup, 15-0 to Darwen, this Romford Town is the most successful of all clubs in the competition not to re-emerge after the end of World War One who appeared in the 1914-15 competition. The club competed in the FA Cup 25 times mainly as members of the South Essex League, but occasionally as a Southern League club, an Athenian League club, and in 1914-15 season, as a London League club. In their final campaign they reached the 1st Qualifying Round courtesy of a walkover against Woolwich in the Preliminary Round, but lost 3-0 at Walthamstow Grange. The club folded some time during hostilities and a new Romford club was eventually formed in 1929, albeit not the same club as the current one.

Rothwell White Rose – West Yorkshire based Rothwell White Rose competed in the FA Cup six times in the lead up to World War One, first as a West Yorkshire League side but then mainly as members of the Leeds and District League. The club reached the 2nd Qualifying Round in half of their campaigns, including in their final 1914-15 season. They began that year with a 4-1 victory at Glasshoughton Colliery in the Preliminary Round and followed that up with a 3-0 home win over Frickley Colliery (now Frickley Athletic). They were then defeated 2-0 at home by Heckmondwike in the 2nd Qualifying Round. I’ve not found evidence of the club re-emerging after World War One was over.

Rushden Fosse – As members of the Northants League (now the United Counties League) Rushden Fosse had eight FA Cup campaigns in the lead up to the Great War, although in the 1914-15 season their league status has not been confirmed. That final campaign saw the club reach the 2nd Qualifying Round for their only time after beating Biggleswade and District (now Biggleswade Town) 3-0 in the Preliminary Round and receiving a walkover in the 1st Qualifying Round as their opponents, Stamford, withdrew. They then scratched themselves ahead of facing Peterborough Westwood Works and the club appears not to have re-formed after the War.

Rushden Windmill – Also as members of the Northants League, Rushden Windmill had seven FA Cup campaigns prior to World War One, although in 1914-15 their league status hasn’t been identified. They appeared in the 1st Qualifying Round three times, but in their final campaign they played just one FA Cup match, a 2-0 home defeat to Wellingborough Redwell Stars in the Preliminary Round. The club also does not appear to have re-formed after the War, but a new club was formed in the late 1920s.

Ryhope Villa – Formed in 1898 Ryhope Villa were well-established members of the Wearside League but only competed in the FA Cup in the final two seasons before the Great War. Their league status in 1914-15 has not been identified and in the FA Cup they managed a two-two home draw against Sunderland Rovers in the Preliminary Round before going down 3-0 in the replay. The club played in the final war-time Wearside League competition but does not seem to have re-appeared after that.

Slipway (Wallsend) – Also known as Wallsend Slipway, after competing briefly in the Shields and District League, Slipway (Wallsend) had become an established club in the Tyneside League. However, they only ever competed in the FA Cup in the 1914-15 season where they defeated Wallsend 2-0 at home in the Extra Preliminary Round before losing 1-0 at home to Jarrow in a Preliminary Round replay following a goal-less draw. The club does not appear to have re-emerged following the War.

South Farnborough Athletic – Regular members of the North Division of the Hampshire League, South Farnborough Athletic also competed in the Southern League during two of their seven FA Cup campaigns. The club made the 1st Qualifying Round in their first two campaigns, but that was the best it ever got. For their final two seasons they withdrew from the League both times and in 1914-15, after progressing from the Extra Preliminary Round following the withdrawal of Southampton Cambridge, they scratched themselves before facing Longfleet St Mary’s in the Preliminary Round. Despite their challenges of the last two pre-War seasons, the club did compete in the Aldershot Senior League from 1919-20, but never again in the FA Cup.

South Shields Parkside – Originally competing as members of the Shields and District League, South Shields Parkside became members of the Tyneside League when first participating in the FA Cup, and then very quickly joined the Northern Alliance. They made their best run to the 2nd Qualifying Round in their debut campaign and by the time of their 6th campaign in 1914-15 they had returned to the Tyneside League. They played just one FA Cup match in that final season, a 3-0 home defeat to Blyth Spartans in the Preliminary Round. The club does not appear to have resumed after WWI was over.

Southampton Cambridge – There is evidence that Southampton Cambridge competed in the Hampshire League in 1904-05 season, but I’ve been unable to identify their League status for any of the four seasons they competed in the FA Cup. The club reached the 3rd Qualifying Round in their debut campaign in 1910-11, but in 1914-15 they scratched ahead of facing South Farnborough Athletic in the Extra Preliminary Round. I’ve also found no evidence of the club following the end of the War.

Southport Park Villa – Members of the West Lancashire League from when it was known as the Preston and District Combination and then joining the Liverpool County Combination, Southport Park Villa competed in the FA Cup three times, appearing in the Preliminary Round on each occasion. In their 1914-15 campaign they played just one FA Cup game, a 1-0 defeat at local rivals Southport Central (now Southport). The club does not seem to have resumed after the War.

Stocksbridge Church – As established members of the Sheffield Minor League, Stocksbridge Church only ever competed in the FA Cup in the 1914-15 season. They began their campaign with a 2-1 win at Tankersley in the Extra Preliminary Round. Then they drew one each at Hickleton Main before winning 3-0 at home in the replay in the Preliminary Round. The run came to an end with a heavy 6-0 defeat at Staveley Town in the 1st Qualifying Round. I’ve not found evidence of the club resuming after the War ended.

Sunderland Rovers – Starting life as Sunderland Royal Rovers in the 19th Century, not dropping the ‘Royal’ moniker until 1910, Sunderland Rovers were one of the stronger pre-war amateur clubs in the North-east. They were established members of the Wearside League when first entering the FA Cup making the 5th Qualifying Round in 1902-03. By the time of their 14th campaign in 1914-15 they had become established, if struggling, members of the North Eastern League. However, in their final campaign they equalled their best FA Cup run. They began with a two-two draw at Ryhope Villa in the Preliminary Round, going on to win the replay 3-0 at home. Then Horden Athletic were dispatched 4-0 at home in the 1st Qualifying Round. A two-two home draw with Boldon Colliery in the 2nd Qualifying Round was followed up with a tight 1-0 win away in the replay. Then West Stanley were well beaten 4-0 at home in the 3rd Qualifying Round before a three match goal-fest with Willington in the 4th Qualifying Round. The first match ended four-all, the second a one-one draw, before Sunderland Rovers won the third game by four goals to three. In the 5th Qualifying Round they drew one apiece at home to Darlington before eventually succumbing 3-0 in the replay. The club competed in the final war-time Wearside League but do not appear to have carried on after the War ended.

Sutton Court – Regular members of the Spartan League, Sutton Court only ever entered the FA Cup in the 1914-15 season. The club appears to have disbanded either before the season started or early on in the campaign as, along with their opponents Dorking, they scratched from the competition before playing their scheduled Preliminary Round match. The Sutton Court name did not re-appear after the War, but the club is strongly associated with Old Latymers who continued in the Spartan League, then the Southern Olympic League, and the Southern Amateur League well into the 21st Century.

Tonge Temperance – Lancashire based Tonge Temperance only ever entered the FA Cup in the 1914-15 season whilst members of the South East Lancashire League. In their one and only match they were defeated 3-0 at Chorley in the Extra Preliminary Round and do not appear to have resumed after the War.

Tottington – Regular members of the Bury and District Amateur League, Tottington competed in the FA Cup in each of the final four seasons before WWI broke out, appearing in the Preliminary Round in the last three of them. Their 1914-15 campaign consisted of just one match, a 9-1 thrashing by Nelson in the Preliminary Round. The club does not seem to have re-appeared after the War, but other clubs from the town do appear in Leagues I’ve identified later in the Century, so they could well be related to one of them.

Troedyrhiw Stars – This Mid-Glamorgan based club, Troedyrhiw Stars, only entered the FA Cup in the 1914-15 season, but I’ve not identified their League status at the time. In their only campaign they won 4-2 at home to Caerau Rovers in the Extra Preliminary Round and then held Bargoed at home two-two in the Preliminary Round before losing 4-2 in the replay. The club could very well be related to Treodyrhiw who competed in the FA Cup in the 1940s and ‘50s whilst members of the Welsh League (South).

Tunbridge Wells – This original Tunbridge Wells club were formed in 1886 and are unconnected to the current club playing in the Southern Counties East League. They had nine campaigns in the FA Cup prior to WWI whilst variously being members of the South East League, the Spartan League and the Isthmian League. However, in the 1914-15 campaign, as with their early runs, their League status has not yet been identified. The club reached the 3rd Qualifying Round in 1912-13 season, but in the 1914-15 campaign they scratched ahead of facing Worthing in the 1st Qualifying Round. The club then folded some time during 1915.

Tutbury Town – This Staffordshire based club had been members of the Burton and District League, but for their only FA Cup campaign in 1914-15 season the League status for Tutbury Town has not been determined. Their campaign began with a 2-0 victory at Blackwell Colliery in the Preliminary Round before suffering a heavy 7-0 loss at home to South Normanton Colliery in the 1st Qualifying Round. The club did re-appear after the War ended continuing as members of the Burton and District League before joining the Uttoxeter and District League from 1929 onward.

Walkden Central – Originally members of the Lancashire Alliance, Walkden Central competed in the FA Cup five times as members of the Lancashire Combination, reaching the 2nd Qualifying Round twice. They played just one FA Cup match in the 1914-15 season, a 3-0 home defeat to Eccles Borough, and do not appear to have resumed following the end of WWI.

Wallsend Elm Villa – Established members of the Tyneside League, Wallsend Elm Villa entered the FA Cup four times, but just once made the Preliminary Round. Their league status in 1914-15 hasn’t been identified and their only FA Cup match ended in a 4-1 home defeat to Seaton Delaval in the Extra Preliminary Round. No record of the club competing after the War has been determined.

Wareham Town – Dorset based Wareham Town entered the FA Cup in both the last two seasons before WWI exiting in the Extra Preliminary Round both times. Their league status for both seasons has not been determined and in 1914-15 the club withdrew before facing Bournemouth Tramways. The club does not appear to have resumed following the end of the War.

Washington United – Having previously been members of the Wearside League and the Sunderland and District League, Washington United were competing in the Tyneside League during their sixth and final FA Cup campaign in 1914-15, which also proved to be their best. They started with a 3-2 home victory over Allendale Park in the Extra Preliminary Round and followed this up with a 2-1 home win over Pandon Temperance. However, in the 2nd Qualifying Round they were beaten 2-0 at home by Jarrow. The club does not appear to have resumed following the end of WWI.

West Hartlepool St Joseph’s – Having been members of the Teesside League, West Hartlepool St Joseph’s competed in the FA Cup for the final two seasons before the outbreak of WWI. Their League status in 1914-15 has not yet been identified, but the club appears to have disbanded early in the season and withdrew from facing West Stanley in the Preliminary Round. The club, however, did re-form after hostilities were over and competed for a season in the Northern League before joining the Palatine League.

Widnes County – Formed as Widnes Wesleyan Guild and taking the name Widnes County in 1910, the club then competed in the FA Cup prior to WWI as members of the Liverpool County Combination. Their best run to the 1st Qualifying Round came in the 1914-15 season after winning 2-0 at home to Longfield in the Preliminary Round. However, they were then well beaten 5-0 at Eccles Borough and do not appear to have resumed after the War was over.

Willenhall Pickwick and Willenhall Swifts – Both clubs competed in the last seven FA Cup campaigns before the outbreak of WWI. Willenhall Pickwick had competed in the Birmingham and District League in 1889-90 but following a stint in the Walsall and District League they were members of the Birmingham Combination for their FA Cup campaigns, reaching the 4th Qualifying Round in the 1912-13 season. However, they were beaten 4-0 at Walsall in their only match in the 1914-15 FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round. Willenhall Swifts were also members of the Walsall and District League before joining the Birmingham Combination ahead of competing in the FA Cup. Their best runs were to the 1st Qualifying Round and their last four campaigns occurred whilst they were members of the higher Birmingham and District League. In their 1914-15 campaign they received a walkover in the Extra Preliminary Round as Hereford City withdrew, and then lost 1-0 at home to Redditch (now Redditch United) in the Preliminary Round. The two clubs merged after the cessation of hostilities forming Willenhall who competed in both the FA Cup and the Birmingham and District League for the next dozen seasons or so.

Willington Athletic – A well-established Northern Alliance club, Willington Athletic competed in the FA Cup 24 times prior to WWI reaching the 5th Qualifying Round at the turn of the Century. Their 1914-15 FA Cup campaign began with a 2-0 home victory over Newcastle East End in the Extra Preliminary Round. Then Mickley were defeated by the same score-line at the same place in the Preliminary Round. In the 1st Qualifying Round Seaton Delaval were beaten 3-0 away and then Blyth Spartans were defeated 1-0 at home in the 2nd Qualifying Round. The run ended with a 3-1 loss at Lintz Institute in the 3rd Qualifying Round, and the club appears not to have re-formed after the War was over.

Woodford Albion – They had been members of the Northants League and then the Spartan League, but Woodford Albion appears to have disbanded prior to playing in the only FA Cup campaign they entered in 1914-15, withdrawing before facing Leytonstone in the Preliminary Round. No evidence of the club re-forming after the War has been determined. Addendumunconfirmed, but potentially likely to have actually been an Essex based club called Woodford Albion –  Further Addendum – Thanks to further input from other historians it can now be confirmed that this WoodFord Albion was indeed the one based in Essex who had competed in the Olympian League from 1909-1912 and then the Spartan League from 1912-1914.

Woodhouse Britannia – The West Yorkshire based side only entered the FA Cup once in the 1914-15 season whilst Woodhouse Britannia were members of the Leeds Amateur League. They beat Lock Lane Woodville 2-1 at home in the Preliminary Round before losing by the same score-line at the same place to South Kirkby Colliery in the 1st Qualifying Round. I’ve found no evidence of the club re-forming after the War was over.

Woolston – Formed as Bitterne Guild, this Hampshire club first entered the FA Cup under that name before changing to Woolston in 1912, all the while as members of the Hampshire League. The club had reached the 4th Qualifying Round in 1909-10 season, but appear to have disbanded early in the 1914-15 campaign and withdrew from the FA Cup before facing Portsmouth Amateurs in the Preliminary Round. The club does not appear to have re-emerged after the War ended.

York City – This York City club is unconnected to the current club who were FA Cup Semi-Finalists in 1955. Formed in 1908 this original York City competed in the FA Cup six times variously as members of the Northern League, the Yorkshire Combination and the Midland League. They’d had their best run to the 4th Qualifying Round in the season before 1914-15 where they began their campaign with a 2-0 victory at Beverley Town in the 1st Qualifying Round. They then played out two goal-less draws home and away against Goole in the 2nd Qualifying Round before having a 3-2 victory voided by the FA. They eventually lost 2-0 in the fourth match and the club went on to fold in 1917.

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Stats of the Round

Weston-super-Mare defeated Bath City 1-0, the first time the Seagulls had ever beaten the Romans in the FA Cup at the eighth attempt. Weston had never even managed a draw against Bath before this season and had a goal-difference of minus twenty-two.

Leyton Orient have exited the FA Cup before the ‘Proper’ Rounds for the first time in 111 years!

 

First time in 1st Round ever

Haringey Borough (39th campaign)

 

Equalling best run to 1st Round

Billericay Town, Metropolitan Police (5th time)

Hampton and Richmond Borough (3rd time)

 

Into the 1st Round for the First Time in a While

Hitchin Town (23 years)

 

Lowest ranked clubs in 1st Round

Level 7 – Haringey Borough, Hitchin TownMetropolitan Police

 

Into 1st Round and long time since last KO as early as the Q4 Rd

Hartlepool United (95 years)

Chesterfield (94 years)

Barnet (16 years)

 

First time KO as early as Q4 Rd for a while

Leyton Orient (1907-08)

 

Consecutive Q4 Rd KOs

Harrogate Town (4)

Kettering Town (3)

Barrow, Bath City, Concord Rangers, Dagenham and RedbridgeEastleigh, Havant and Waterlooville, Stourbridge (2)

 

KO in Q4 Rd but Equalled Best Run

Winchester City (4th time)

Dunston UTS, Kidsgrove Athletic (2nd time)

 

KO in Q4 Rd and long time since last progressed to 1st Round

Ashton United (1955-56)

St Neots Town (1963-64)

Poole Town (1983-84)

Marine, Witton Albion (1995-96)

Worthing (1999-00)

 

Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Weston-super-Mare 1-0 Bath City

Wealdstone 1-2 Sutton United

  

Biggest Wins of the Q4 Rd

Alfreton Town 4-0 St Neots Town

Ebbsfleet United 4-0 Worthing

Torquay United 4-1 Winchester City

Replays

Oxford City 5-0 Hemel Hempstead Town

 

Cup Upsets

Eastleigh (1) 0-1 Hampton and Richmond Borough (2)

Metropolitan Police (3) 1-0 Havant and Waterlooville (1)

Chorley (2) 3-2 Barrow (1)

 

Hat-tricks and more

N/A

 

Miscellaneous

Haringey Borough are the last club still standing who had to start their FA Cup campaign in the Preliminary Round.

FA Cup 2018-19 4th Qualifying Rd Tie-by-Tie Previews

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Tie No. 1 Guiseley (Nat League N) v Stourbridge (SL Premier C)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Guiseley posted the club’s best ever FA Cup run just last season in their 52nd campaign to go beyond the 4th Qualifying Round for the first time in five years. Stourbridge have gone beyond the 4th Qualifying Round five times in the last nine years including posting their best ever FA Cup run two years ago.

 

 

 

Tie No. 2 Warrington Town (NPL Premier) v FC Halifax Town (National League)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Warrington Town have only once progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup in their 38 FA Cup campaigns to date. FC Halifax Town have achieved that same feat six times in only their ten campaigns.

 

 

 

Tie No. 3 Chorley (Nat League N) v Barrow (National League)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 3

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 by Chorley 40 years ago

Facts: Last season Chorley went beyond the 4th Qualifying Round for the first time in 27 years. Barrow have only once progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round in the last five seasons, but they did equal their best FA Cup run for the 12th time when doing so.

 

 

 

Tie No. 4 Hartlepool United (National League) v Kidsgrove Athletic (NPL 1W)

Levels: Step 1 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 4 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: It is 95 years since Hartlepool United last exited the FA Cup before the 1st Round ‘Proper’. Kidsgrove Athletic are appearing at this stage of the competition for only the second time in their 24 FA Cup campaigns to date.

 

 

 

Tie No. 5 AFC Fylde (National League) v Chesterfield (National League)

Levels: Step 1 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 2 v SEMI FINALS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Last season AFC Fylde registered their best ever FA Cup run in their 10th campaign. It is 94 years since Chesterfield last exited the FA Cup before the 1st Round ‘Proper’.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 6 Southport (Nat League N) v Ashton United (Nat League N)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: QUARTER FINAL v Round 2

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 6-1 by Southport 63 years ago, the last time Ashton United reached the 1st Round ‘Proper’.

Facts: Southport have gone beyond the 4th Qualifying Round five times in the last eight years. Ashton United are appearing at this stage of the competition for the first time in 15 years.

 

Tie No. 7 Blyth Spartans (Nat League N) v York City (Nat League N)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 5 v SEMI FINALS

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 5-3 in a replay by York City 40 years ago

Facts: Blyth Spartans have only once progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round in the last six years. York City exited the FA Cup before the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 8 Harrogate Town (National League) v Wrexham (National League)

Levels: Step 1 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 2 v QUARTER FINAL

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Harrogate Town and Wrexham both exited the FA Cup in the 4th Qualifying Round in each of the last three seasons. It is six years since Harrogate Town went any further in the competition, but only four years since Wrexham did so.

 

Tie No. 9 Dunston UTS (NL1) v Gateshead (National League)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 1

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 3

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 3-2 by Gateshead in the 1995-96 season

Facts: Dunston UTS are the last remaining Step 5 club remaining in this year’s FA Cup who started in the Extra Preliminary Round. They are appearing at this stage of the competition for only the second time in their 28 campaigns to date. Gateshead have progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round six times in the last nine years.

Note: This tie is to be played on Saturday 20th October, KO 12.30pm

 

 

Tie No. 10 Stockport County (Nat League N) v Altrincham (Nat League N)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 5 v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Stockport County have only twice gone beyond the 4th Qualifying Round in the last seven years, whereas Altrincham have reached the 1st Round ‘Proper’ four times in the last six seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 11 Marine (NPL Premier) v Salford City (National League)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 3 v Round 2

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 by Salford City in the 2009-10 season

Facts: It is 23 years since Marine last ventured beyond the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Salford City have only once made it beyond the 4th Qualifying Round in their 28 campaigns to date.

 

 

 

Tie No. 12 Witton Albion (NPL Premier) v Solihull Moors (National League)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Witton Albion are competing in the FA Cup for the 100th time this season, but it is 23 years since the club last ventured beyond the 4th Qualifying Round. Solihull Moors progressed past the 4th Qualifying Round in both the last two seasons for the first two times in their 12 FA Cup campaigns to date.

 

 

Tie No. 13 Alfreton Town (Nat League N) v St Neots Town (SL Premier C)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Alfreton Town have progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round four times in the last seven years. St Neots Town are appearing at this stage of the competition for the first time in 55 years when they reached the 1st Round ‘Proper’ for their one and only time to date.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 14 Woking (Nat League S) v Welling United (Nat League S)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 4 v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Woking have gone beyond the 4th Qualifying Round three times in the last four years. Welling United have only done so twice in the last dozen seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 15 Hitchin Town (SL Premier C) v Leatherhead (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings but Hitchin Town are the fourth ‘H’ club Leatherhead will face in as many rounds in the FA Cup this season

Facts: It is 23 years since Hitchin Town last progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round. Last season Leatherhead went beyond this round for the first time in 11 years.

 

Tie No. 16 Chippenham Town (Nat League S) v Maidenhead United (National League)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 1 v QUARTER FINAL

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: It is 13 years since Chippenham Town last progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Maidenhead United have progressed beyond this round just three times in the last 10 years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 17 Eastbourne Borough (Nat League S) v Slough Town (Nat League S)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Eastbourne Borough have only progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round four times in their last 28 FA Cup campaigns to date. Last season Slough Town equalled their best FA Cup run for the seventh time.

 

 

 

Tie No. 18 Hemel Hempstead Town (Nat League S) v Oxford City (Nat League S)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 2

History: Four previous FA Cup meetings, but this is the first meeting in 53 years. Oxford City have a 3 to 1 head-to-head win ratio in the competition.

Facts: Hemel Hempstead Town have only twice gone beyond the 4th Qualifying Round in their 97 FA Cup campaigns to date. Oxford City equalled their best FA Cup run just last season.

 

Tie No. 19 Weston-super-Mare (Nat League S) v Bath City (Nat League S)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 3

History: Seven previous FA Cup meetings all won by Bath City. Weston-super-Mare haven’t even so much as forced a replay.

Facts: Weston-super-Mare have progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round just four times in their 76 FA Cup campaigns to date. It is seven years since Bath City last progressed beyond this last Qualifying Round.

 

Tie No. 20 Boreham Wood (National League) v Dagenham and Redbridge (National League)

Levels: Step 1 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Boreham Wood have progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round five times in the last six years. Last season saw Dagenham and Redbridge exit the FA Cup before the 1st Round ‘Proper’ for the first time in 11 years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 21 Metropolitan Police (SL Premier S) v Havant and Waterlooville (National League)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Metropolitan Police have only progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round four times in their 82 FA Cup campaigns to date. Havant and Waterlooville have only once gone beyond this round in the last seven seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 22 Gloucester City (Nat League S) v Bromley (National League)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Gloucester City have only twice gone beyond the 4th Qualifying Round in the last 28 years. Bromley have achieved that feat five times in just the last nine seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 23 Aldershot Town (National League) v Kettering Town (SL Premier C)

Levels: Step 1 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 4 v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Aldershot Town become the record 183rd different club Kettering Town will face in the FA Cup

Facts: Aldershot Town have progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round three times in the last five years. It is seven years since Kettering Town ventured beyond this last Qualifying Round.

 

Tie No. 24 Torquay United (Nat League S) v Winchester City (SL 1S)

Levels: Step 1 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 4 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Torquay United have exited the FA Cup in the 4th Qualifying Round in each of the last four seasons. This is the fourth time Winchester City have appeared at this stage of the competition in their 46 FA Cup campaigns to date.

 

 

 

Tie No. 25 Billericay Town (Nat League S) v Taunton Town (SL Premier S)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Billericay Town have only progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round four times in their 48 FA Cup campaigns to date, but this does include doing so last season. Taunton Town have only once progressed beyond this round in the last 36 years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 26 Eastleigh (National League) v Hampton and Richmond Borough (Nat League S)

Levels: Step 1 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 3 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Eastleigh have progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round three times in the last four seasons. It is 11 years since Hampton and Richmond Borough last progressed beyond this final qualifying round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 27 Wealdstone (Nat League S) v Sutton United (National League)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 3 v Round 5

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 3-1 by Wealdstone in the 1982-83 season

Facts: Wealdstone have only twice progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round in the last 31 years. Sutton United have progressed beyond this final qualifying round six times in the last 11 seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 28 Ebbsfleet United (National League) v Worthing (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 1 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 4 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Ebbsfleet United have progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round four times in the last 14 years, including last season. Worthing last went beyond the 4th Qualifying Round in the last season of the 20th Century.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 29 Maidstone United (National League) v Leyton Orient (National League)

Levels: Step 1 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 2 v SEMI FINALS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Maidstone United progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round in each of the last four seasons. It is 111 years since Leyton Orient last exited the FA Cup before the 1st Round ‘Proper’.

 

 

 

Tie No. 30 Haringey Borough (IL Premier) v Poole Town (SL Premier S)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Haringey Borough are the last of the Step 3 sides remaining in this year’s FA Cup that had to start earlier than usual in the Preliminary Round. This is the second successive season they’ve appeared in this round, the only two times they have done so in 39 campaigns to date. It is 35 years since Poole Town last progressed beyond this final qualifying round.

 

Tie No. 31 Barnet (National League) v Braintree Town (National League)

Levels: Step 1 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 4 v Round 2

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-0 by Barnet in the 1990-91 season

Facts: It is 16 years since Barnet exited the FA Cup before the 1st Round ‘Proper’. Braintree Town have progressed beyond the 4th Qualifying Round five times in the last six seasons, including setting the club’s best ever FA Cup run two years ago.

 

Tie No. 32 Concord Rangers (Nat League S) v Dover Athletic (National League)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 1

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Concord Rangers have only once gone beyond the 4th Qualifying Round in their 24 FA Cup campaigns to date. On the other hand, Dover Athletic have progressed beyond this final qualifying round four times in the last five years.

 

Challenging the Facts

I don’t like it when supposed reputable news agencies present something as ‘fact’ when I know that it is definitely not true. When I see this happening, I become very vocal in my condemnation of what has been presented, and frustrated by the fact nothing seems to be done about the misrepresentation.

I get asked ‘why do I get so annoyed by news outlets referring to the Year 2000 as the 21st Century when there are so many more important things to be concerned about’? This statement is usually accompanied by a message to ‘chill’, to not take things so seriously. But it is serious. Misrepresentation of facts in the news media is what has led to the ‘Fake News’ state we now live in.

The latest instance regards the great news of Jadon Sancho’s selection to play for the full England squad. “The first player born in the 21st century to be selected for England’ go the lazy, soundbite headlines, despite Jadon being born in March, 2000.

On the surface it does appear to be a trite issue that I should just let pass, but it actually indicates something more substantially wrong with how information is presented by mass media as facts.

Stating that someone born in the Year 2000 is the first person born in the 21st Century to do anything is plainly wrong. It is as factually wrong as stating ‘Manchester United finished second in the 2017-18 campaign and therefore are the current Premier League champions’.

When the Gregorian calendar was established by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 and adopted by many Christian civilisations, it was decreed that there was no Year Zero. That is, the years would be recorded as progressing 2BC, then 1BC, followed by 1AD, then 2AD and so on. This means that the first century AD ran from 1AD to 100AD. As a consequence the tenth century covers the years 901AD to 1000AD, and the 20th century starts at 1901AD and ends at 2000AD.

The first year of the 21st century, therefore, was 2001AD. So, anyone born in the Year 2000 was born in the 20th Century and not in the twenty-first.

So why does it matter if renowned and respected news and sports organisations declare that a person born in the Year 2000 is the first person born in the 21st century to do something? Well it matters because it is being presented as fact, and being presented to a worldwide audience as fact, which enables it in itself to become an accepted fact.

However, it is obviously not true, and I rile against it because I know it’s not true. What concerns me is when these reputable news agencies with large audiences convey other information as fact, information that I have no way of knowing is fact or not because it is either not my area of specialist knowledge, or it cannot be determined to be false otherwise.

What of everything else that is stated as fact. Can I take it as read that it all must be true in the knowledge that I know something else the news agency stated to be true was in fact false? How can I ever trust anything they say as ‘fact’ when I know some of the things that they present as fact are patently not? It’s impossible. Made worse because they rarely recognise that what they have stated to be true is in fact untrue, especially when it gets pointed out to them by those of us with a much lower audience reach (therefore a lesser, inconsequential voice).

So, you should care if they get it wrong about the Year 2000 referring to it as being part of the 21st century, because if they can be so glib about something that is so obviously not true, how much effort are they putting into other things they state as being fact, things that there is no way of disproving, unless you are a specialist in that area.

So it’s only when you know things that they state are true are patently not, that you can then start challenging everything else they state to be true. And you should challenge, and bellow, and bellow when you know things to be wrong. Otherwise fake news wins!

FA Cup 2018-19 3rd Qualifying Rd Top-line Stats & Facts

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Stat of the Round

Brett Solkhon scored a hat-trick for Kettering Town … all three goals were penalties

 

First time in Q4 Round ever

None

 

Equalling best run to Q4

Winchester City (4th time)

Dunston UTS, Haringey Borough, Kidsgrove Athletic (2nd time)

 

EP Rd Clubs Still in FA Cup by Q4 Rd

Dunston UTS – have won the same number of FA Cup ties this season as a Premier League club would have to do to make the Final itself.

 

First time in Q4 in a while

Winchester City (64 years)

St Neots Town (55 years)

Worthing (19 years)

Ashton United, Dunston UTS (15 years)

Hitchin Town (11 years)

Witton Albion (7 years)

Marine, Metropolitan Police (6 years)

 

Into Q4 and long time since last KO as early as the Q3 Rd

N/A

 

Into Q4 and Never KO as early as Q3 Rd

None

 

First time knocked out as early as Q3 Rd ever

None

 

Knocked out in Q3 and equal worst FA Cup run

Chester (2nd time in 7 campaigns)

Hereford (2nd time in 3 campaigns)

 

First time KO as early as Q3 Rd for a while

Kidderminster Harriers (1983-84)

 

Consecutive Q3 Rd Kos

Hungerford Town (3)

AFC Hornchurch, AFC Sudbury, Bradford (Park Avenue) (2)

 

KO in Q3 Rd but Equalled Best Run

Mickleover Sports (3rd time)

Dorking Wanderers, Hanwell Town (2nd time)

 

KO in Q3 Rd but Set Best Run

Bristol Manor Farm (33rd campaign)

Moneyfields (19th campaign)

St Ives Town (16th campaign)

Peterborough Sports (8th campaign)

Brightlingsea Regent (6th campaign)

Cleethorpes Town (5th campaign)

Coggeshall Town (debut)

 

KO in Q3 and long time since last progressed to Q4

Kempston Rovers (1978-79)

Dulwich Hamlet (2000-01)

Coalville Town (2004-05)

Ramsgate, Tiverton Town (2005-06)

AFC Sudbury, Hungerford Town (2006-07)

Horsham (2008-09)

Lewes (2010-11)

 

Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Oxford City 4-1 Dartford (lost 1-5 83 years ago)

Hitchin Town 2-0 Hastings United

Stourbridge 3-2 Kidderminster Harriers (still down 5-4 in head-to-heads)

FC United of Manchester 1-2 Witton Albion

Gainsborough Trinity 1-2 Blyth Spartans (still down 2-1 in head-to-heads)

Haringey Borough 2-1 AFC Sudbury

 

Biggest Wins of the Q3 Rd

Billericay 9-1 Whitehawk (Record win and Record defeat)

Hemel Hempstead Town 5-0 Ramsgate

Kettering Town 4-0 Hednesford Town

Taunton Town 5-2 St Albans City

Chippenham Town 4-1 Hendon

Replay

Bristol Manor Farm 0-4 Slough Town

 

Cup Upsets

Taunton Town (3) 5-2 St Albans City (2)

Dunston UTS (5) 4-3 Chester (2)

Brackley Town (2) 2-3 Marine (3)

FC United of Manchester (2) 1-2 Witton Albion (3)

Stourbridge (3) 3-2 Kidderminster Harriers (2)

Warrington Town (3) 2-1 AFC Telford United (2)

Kidsgrove Athletic (4) 2-1 Workington (3)

 

Hat-tricks and more

Brett Solkhon (Kettering Town) – all penalties

Kabby Tshimanga (Oxford City)

Moses Emmanuel (Billericay Town)

 

Miscellaneous

Peterborough Sports achieved their best FA Cup run 99 years after first entering the FA Cup (in what was just their eighth campaign)

Kettering Town have now scored 889 FA Cup goals – 17 more than anyone else

Leatherhead will face Hitchin Town in the 4th Qualifying Round after already defeating Herne Bay, Haverhill Rovers and Hanwell Town in this year’s competition.

Haringey Borough are the last Step 3 club standing who had to start this year’s competition in the Preliminary Round due to the interim Non-League Pyramid structure.