Welcome to the second annual FA Cup Team Awards (FACTAs)
To vote for your favourite leave a comment below stating the Team AND the Award you are voting for (some teams are nominated in more than one category).
Only ONE vote per category will be counted.
Almost 2,000 fans of Non-League clubs voted last year – can we beat that total this year?
Do follow @FACupFactfile on Twitter for more alternate ways to vote and to see the eventual winners. Twitter Polls are up for each category – please vote there, too.
The FACTAs 2016-17
There are five FACupFactfile Team Awards (FACTAs) to be won this season recognising Non-League clubs FA Cup endeavours and the shortlist of nominees for each award is listed below. The winners will be announced on Friday 6th January 2017 before that evening’s Third Round FA Cup match.
TEAM OF THE CUP FACTA
FACTA awarded to the club with the biggest positive impact on this season’s competition
Beaconsfield SYCOB – for reaching Q4 Round for 1st time with a young squad
Curzon Ashton – for reaching 2nd Round for only their second time
Stourbridge – for reaching at least 2nd Round 4 times in 6 years as a level 7 club
Sutton United – for reaching 3rd Round for first time in 23 years
Taunton Town – for 5 clean sheets in run to 1st Round
Westfields – for being lowest ranked team in 1st Round and winning 6 ties
PERFORMANCE OF THE CUP FACTA
FACTA awarded to the club which produced the most memorable single performance in this year’s competition
Barrow – for their 2-1 win at EFL 1 side Bristol Rovers
Lincoln City – for their 3-2 home win over EFL 1 side Oldham Athletic
Plymouth Parkway – for their 6-0 win at two levels above Bridgwater Town
Stamford – for their 3-2 extra time win at Wrexham
Stourbridge – for their 1-0 win over EFL 1 side Northampton Town
Sutton United – for their 2 v 1 comeback win over EFL 2 Cheltenham Town
Yaxley – for their 12-0 thrashing of Huntingdon Town
SURPRISE OF THE CUP FACTA
FACTA awarded to the club which produced the most unexpected result or Cup run
Hadley – for reaching Q3 round with no home ground
Potters Bar Town – for beating two higher league clubs
Taunton Town – for beating three higher league clubs
Westfields – for beating three higher league clubs
SPECIAL TEAM AWARD FACTA
FACTA awarded to the club who epitomised the spirit of the FA Cup
Ashton Athletic – for winning as many FA Cup matches this year as in previous 8 years
Eastleigh – for donating their share of gate receipts to North Leigh
Lincoln City – for a 7,000+ crowd for their tie with Oldham Athletic
Westfields – for scoring a total of 25 goals
FRIEND OF NON-LEAGUE FACTA
FACTA awarded to the League club who supported a Non-League club in the FA Cup
Oxford United – for donating their share of gate receipts to Merstham
Blackpool Fans – for donating their non-spent ticket money to Kidderminster Harriers
Good luck to all clubs who have been nominated, and happy voting!