The inaugural FACTA winners have been announced. These awards were set up to recognise the contribution Non-League clubs make to the world’s greatest football knock-out competition; The FA Cup.
A total of 1,226 votes were cast across the four FACTA categories of Special Team Award, Surprise of the Cup, Performance of the Cup and the Team of the Cup, and the winners were the teams from those nominated by the Twittersphere that gained the most votes in each category.
Votes were cast via comments left on this Blog site, by Tweets naming team and the award, and via four Twitter polls. And the winners are:
Special Team Award FACTA goes to HARTLEY WINTNEY
Share of votes for Special Team Award were:
8.4% FC United of Manchester
5.6% Grays Athletic
63.4% Hartley Wintney
23.6% Sporting Khalsa
Surprise of the Cup FACTA goes to HODDESDON TOWN
Share of votes for Surprise of the Cup FACTA were:
13.2% Chesham United
9.1% Hinckley AFC
33.7% Hoddesdon Town
17.8% Hook Norton
Performance of the Cup FACTA goes to CHESHAM UNITED
Share of votes in the Performance of the Cup FACTA were:
4.8% AFC Fylde
30.2% Chesham United
18.7% Coleshill Town
28.9% Didcot Town
3.8% South Park
Team of the Cup FACTA goes to DIDCOT TOWN
Share of votes in Team of the Cup FACTA were:
39.0% Didcot Town
34.9% Northwich Victoria
14.9% Salford City
Once again, thanks to everyone who took the time to vote, congratulations to all the winners, commiserations to the other nominees and well done for all Non-League clubs who make the FA Cup the fantastic, unique competition that it is.
Here’s to another wonderful competition beginning in August 2016.