A bite-size review of this year’s FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
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Step 3 beat Step 1 (a): Eastleigh 1-2 Hereford
Step 3 beat Step 1 (h): Shaw Lane Association 3-1 Barrow
Step 3 beat Step 2 (h): Billericay Town 2-1 Brackley Town
Step 2 beat Step 1 (h): Kidderminster Harriers 2-0 Chester
Into 1st Round for 1st time ever
Truro City (31st campaign), Shaw Lane Association (3rd campaign), Hereford (2nd campaign)
Into 1st Round to at least equal best Cup run
Nantwich Town (94 campaigns), Hyde United (73 campaigns), Heybridge Swifts (40 campaigns), AFC Fylde (10 campaigns)
In 1st Round for first time in a while
Chorley (27 years), Hyde United (23 years), Heybridge Swifts (15 years), Leatherhead (11 years), Billericay Town (10 years)
Successive years making it into 1st Rd
Maidstone United (4), Boreham Wood (3)
KO in Q4 Rd but set best run
Haringey Borough (38th campaign), Scarborough Athletic (9th campaign)
KO in Q4 Rd but equalled best run
Burgess Hill Town (5th time), Enfield Town, Ossett Town (2nd time)
KO but reached Q4 for first time in a while
First time KO as early as Q4 for a while
Dagenham and Redbridge (11 years)
KO and not gone further than Q4 Rd for a while
Buxton (55 years), Bognor Regis Town (22 years), Margate (15 years), Shildon (14 years), Folkestone Invicta (12 years), Boston United (11 years), Hampton and Richmond Borough (10 years)
Step 4 Clubs definitely into 1st Rd
Heybridge Swifts, Hyde United
Consecutive Q4 Rd exits
Torquay United (4)
Chester, Harrogate Town, Margate, Wrexham (3)
Set best FA Cup win
Equalled best ever FA Cup win
Heaviest ever FA Cup loss
Equalled heaviest FA Cup loss
Hat-tricks (or more)
Nick Haughton – Chorley
Truro City become only the second ever club from Cornwall to appear in the 1st Round of the FA Cup, after Falmouth Town who did it three times in the 1960s.
Heybridge Swifts are the current top scorers of all clubs still in FA Cup with 23 goals scored so far.
Northern League Division One side Shildon were the last of the 370 clubs to enter the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in the first weekend of August still standing by the last of the six Qualifying Rounds. They have played as many FA Cup ties (six) as the eventual winners will play.
Torquay United have now lost twice to Aldershot Town in FA Cup, as well as three times to the original Aldershot club, in the five FA Cup meetings they’ve had with the two clubs.
Before this season Shaw Lane Association had never won an FA Cup match. Now they have won twice as many as they have lost.