FA Cup 2017-18 Q3 Round Review

Cupsets

Step 5 beat 3 (a): Banbury United 2-3 Shildon

Step 4 beat 2 (h): South Shields 3-2 York City

Step 4 beat 3 (a): Stratford Town 1-4 Scarborough Athletic (Aet)

Step 4 beat 3 (h): Heybridge Swifts 2-1 Frome Town

Step 3 beat 2 (h): Billericay 6-1 Hungerford Town (rep), Nantwich Town 3-1 Nuneaton Town, Stourbridge 3-1 Alfreton Town, Slough Town 2-1 Poole Town, Burgess Hill Town 1-0 Wealdstone

 

Into Q4 for 1st time ever

Haringey Borough (38th campaign), Truro City (31st campaign), South Shields (23rd campaign), Scarborough Athletic (9th campaign), Shaw Lane Association (3rd campaign), Hereford (2nd campaign)

 

Into Q4 to at least equal best Cup run

Burgess Hill Town (46 campaigns), Ossett Town (42 campaigns), Enfield Town (15 campaigns)

 

In Q4 for first time in a while

Folkestone Invicta (10 years), Paulton Rovers (8 years), Leatherhead (6 years), Boston United, Buxton (5 years)

 

KO in Q3 Rd but set best run

Basford United (42nd campaign), Ashton Athletic (10th campaign), Dorking Wanderers (5th campaign), 1874 Northwich (4th campaign)

 

KO in Q3 Rd but equalled best run

Bridport (58th campaign), Stratford Town (37th campaign), Phoenix Sports (4th campaign), AFC Mansfield (3rd campaign)

 

KO but reached Q3 for first time in a while

Bridport (60 years), Boston Town (37 years), Alvechurch (26 years), Bideford, Herne Bay (15 years), Newcastle Benfield (9 years), Ashford Town (Mdx), Aylesbury United (8 years), Cinderford Town (7 years)

 

First time KO as early as Q3 for a while

York City (92 years), Alfreton Town, Braintree Town (7 years)

 

KO and not gone further than Q3 Rd for a while

Boston Town (38 years), Banbury United (37 years), Leamington (35 years), Frome Town (33 years), Herne Bay (31 years),  Cinderford Town (21 years), Bideford (15 years), Lancaster City (13 years), AFC Sudbury, Hungerford Town, Newcastle Benfield (11 years), Stafford Rangers (10 years)

 

Step 5 Clubs definitely into Q4 Rd

Shildon (Northern League Division 1)

 

Consecutive Q3 exits

AFC Mansfield, Banbury United, Hungerford TownLancaster City (2)

 

Set best FA Cup win

None

 

Equalled best ever FA Cup win

Havant and Waterlooville (4-0)

 

Heaviest ever FA Cup loss

Phoenix Sports (0-3)

 

Equalled heaviest FA Cup loss

Hungerford Town, Needham Market (1-6)

Hayes and Yeading United (0-4)

 

Hat-tricks (or more)

Billy Bricknell – Billericay Town

Alfie Pavey – Dartford

Ralston Gabriel – Haringey Borough

Matt Beadle – Hyde United

 

Miscellaneous

The last club to knock out York City in the FA Cup as early as the 3rd Qualifying Round was Wath Athletic (4-1 in 1925/26 season)

FC United of Manchester came back from three goals down to earn a replay against Stockport County. Then in the replay won 1-0 after going down to nine men before half time at 0-0. Lloyd Allinson in goal was the star

1874 Northwich earned a replay for the fourth time in five rounds in this season’s FA Cup after coming from behind with a goal late on against Ossett Town. In the end they played 840 minutes of FA Cup football this season before going out on penalties.

Heybridge Swifts continue as top scorers in this year’s FA Cup now with 19 goals. Kettering Town extend their lead as overall all-time FA Cup top scorers with 878 goals

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