2017-18 FA Cup Q2 Rd Review

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5 beat 2 (h): 1874 Northwich 1-0 North Ferriby United

5 beat 3 (a): Rushall Olympic 1-2 AFC Mansfield

4 beat 2 (a): Darlington 0-3 South Shields, Welling United 1-2 Haringey Borough

5 beat 3 (h): Newcastle Benfield 2-1 Ashford United, Shildon 1-0 Altrincham

5 beat 4 (a): Dereham town 1-2 Boston Town

4 beat 3 (a): Grantham Town 3-4 Alvechurch, Gosport Borough 1-2 Swindon Supermarine

3 beat 2 (a): Blyth Spartans 1-2 Shaw Lane Association

4 beat 3 (h): Hyde United 2-0 Warrington Town, Basford United 1-0 Mickleover Sports, Heybridge Swifts 1-1 Metropolitan Police (4-3 pens)

3 beat 2 (h): Weymouth 2-0 Chippenham Town, Stafford Rangers 1-0 Tamworth


Into Q3 for 1st time ever

Basford United (42nd campaign – and after nine previous Q2 Rd defeats), Ashton Athletic (10th campaign), Scarborough Athletic (9th campaign), Dorking Wanderers (5th campaign), 1874 Northwich, Phoenix Sports (4th campaign), Shaw Lane Association (3rd campaign)


Into Q3 to at least equal best Cup run

Bridport (58th campaign), Haringey Borough (38th campaign), Stratford Town (37th campaign), Truro City (31st campaign), South Shields (23rd campaign), Hereford (2nd campaign)


In Q3 for first time in a while

Bridport (61 years), Boston Town (37 years), Haringey Borough (31 years), Alvechurch (26 years), South Shields (20 years), BidefordHerne Bay (15 years), Stafford Rangers (10 years), Aylesbury United, Newcastle Benfield (9 years)


KO in Q2 Rd but set best run

Sunderland Ryhope Community Association (14 campaigns), Colney Heath (10 campaigns),  Albion Sports, Knaphill (4 campaigns), Baldock Town, Penistone Church (3 campaigns), Glebe, Haughmond (2 campaigns)


KO in Q2 Rd but equalled best run

Tunbridge Wells (49 campaigns), Barking (17 campaigns), Deeping Rangers (16 campaigns), St Ives Town (15 campaigns), Kidlington (12 campaigns), Kings Langley (8 campaigns), AFC Portchester (7 campaigns), Darlington, FC Romania (4 campaigns), Salisbury (2 campaigns)


KO but reached Q2 for first time in a while

Tavistock (63 years), Tunbridge Wells (38 years), Atherton Collieries, Barking, Marlow (15 years), Hertford Town (13 years), Ramsgate (10 years)


First time KO as early as Q2 for a while

Southport (14 years), Gloucester City (7 years)


KO and not gone further than Q2 Rd for a while

Tavistock (63 years), Kempston Rovers (37 years), Royston Town (29 years), Atherton Collieries (23 years), Hertford Town, Marlow (22 years), Shepshed Dynamo (21 years), Thatcham Town (17 years), Ramsgate (12 years), Cheshunt (11 years)


Step 5 Clubs definitely into Q3 Rd

Newcastle Benfield & Shildon (Northern League Division 1)

Boston Town (United Counties League Premier Division)

1874 Northwich & Ashton Athletic (North West Counties League Premier Division)

AFC Mansfield (Northern Counties East League Premier Division)

Bridport (The Western League Premier Division)


Consecutive Q2 exits

Biggleswade Town, Dulwich Hamlet, Tamworth (3)


Set best FA Cup win



Equalled best ever FA Cup win

Enfield Town (5-0)


Heaviest ever FA Cup loss

Ramsgate (0-7)

Knaphill (0-6)

Haughmond (0-5)

Handsworth Parramore (2-6)

Albion Sports (0-4)


Equalled heaviest FA Cup loss

Hanwell Town (0-5)

Thamesmead Town (0-5)

Darlington (0-3)


Hat-tricks (or more)

Josh Nicholson – Ashton Athletic

Nat Jarvis – Bath City

Jake Robinson – Billericay Town

Chris Dickson – Chelmsford City

Elliot Bradbrook – Dartford

Jack Midson (4) – Leatherhead

Ashley Chambers – Nuneaton Town



Paulton Rovers came back from 0-2 and a man down against Kidlington to win 3-2 with a last minute winner by Jack Ball

Damien Reeves headed a 96th minute winner for Shaw Lane Association in their shock 2-1 win at Blyth Spartans

A defeat for Basford United would have created a new record for most FA Cup exits in Q2 Rd without ever going further, but their 1-0 win means that they progress to Q3 Rd at the 10th time of asking

Deeping Rangers saw their record ever home crowd as 696 spectators attended their TV broadcast tie against Kidderminster Harriers


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