Bite-size Stat-packed Review of FA Cup 1st Round 2017-18


Level 6 beat level 4 (a): Colchester United 0-1 Oxford City

Level 5 beat level 3 (a): Bury 0-3 Woking

Level 5 beat level 3 (h): Boreham Wood 2-1 Blackpool

Level 7 beat level 6 (a): Gainsborough Trinity 0-6 Slough Town

Level 5 beat level 4 (a): Cheltenham Town 2-4 Maidstone United

Level 5 beat level 4 (a): Accrington Stanley 1-1 Guiseley (3-4 on pens)

Level 7 beat level 6 (h): Hereford 1-0 AFC Telford United

Level 4 beat Level 3 (h): Notts County 4-2 Bristol Rovers, Port Vale 2-0 Oxford United, Carlisle United 3-2 Oldham Athletic, Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Rotherham United, Newport County 2-1 Walsall, Luton Town 1-0 Portsmouth, Yeovil Town 1-0 Southend United


Into 2nd Round for 1st time ever

Guiseley (51st campign), AFC Fylde (10th campaign), Hereford (2nd campaign)


Into 2nd Round to at least equal best Cup run

Slough Town (7th time)

Boreham Wood (3rd time)

Maidstone United, Oxford City (2nd time)


In 2nd Round for first time in a while

Oxford City (48 years), Leatherhead (39 years), Swindon Town (6 years), Crewe Alexandra, Gillingham, Morecambe (5 years), Mansfield Town (3 years)


Successive years making it into 2nd Rd

Cambridge United, Peterborough United, Rochdale, Wycombe Wanderers (5), Shrewsbury Town (4), Newport County (3), Woking (2)


KO in 1st Rd but set best run

Shaw Lane Association (3rd campaign)


KO in 1st Rd but equalled best run

Billericay Town, Heybridge Swifts, Hyde United (4th time), Nantwich Town (2nd time)


KO but reached 1st Rd for first time in a while

Chorley (27 years)


First time KO as early as 1st Rd for a while

Oldham Athletic, Rotherham United (7 years), Chesterfield, Oxford United (6 years), Hartlepool United (5 years)


KO and not gone further than 1st Rd for a while

Maidenhead United (131 years), Gainsborough Trinity (65 years), Ebbsfleet United (14 years)


Level 7 Clubs definitely into 2nd Rd

Hereford, Slough Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Leatherhead (Isthmian League Premier Division)


Consecutive 1st Rd exits

Crawley Town, Southend United (4)


Set best FA Cup win



Equalled best ever FA Cup win


Heaviest ever FA Cup loss

Aldershot Town (0-5)


Equalled heaviest FA Cup loss

Gainsborough Trinity (0-6)


Hat-tricks (or more)

Matty Godden – Stevenage

Matthew Lench – Slough Town

Danny Lloyd – Peterborough United



The 3-0 replay win for Woking over Bury is the club’s biggest margin of victory over a Football League side in the FA Cup

Not only did Notts County come back from two goals down and create a Cup upset, but they also avenged an FA Cup defeat to Bristol Rovers from 105 years ago.

Luton Town beat Portsmouth for the 4th time in just 4 FA Cup meetings.

Doncaster Rovers came back from 2-0 down to win 6-2 against Ebbsfleet United.

Shaw Lane Association may have exited the FA Cup in the 1st Round, but having previously never won in the FA Cup before, the Ducks now have 4 wins the their 3 losses.

1950/51 was the last time Oxford City went further in the FA Cup than Oxford United.

Exeter City (100th campaign), Rochdale (100th campaign) and Crewe Alexandra (125th campaign) all have made it through to 2nd Round.

Jack Midson of Leatherhead is the competition’s top scorer with 11 goals.


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