2019-20 1st Rd Review – Topline Facts & Stats

Stats of the Round

It is the first time ever two Level Eight clubs have reached the 2nd Round in the same season – Maldon & Tiptree and Chichester City.

Sunderland have exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Round for the first time since the competition was re-structured for the 1925-26 season.


Into 2nd Round for the First Time Ever

Maldon & Tiptree (23rd campaign) – joining Chichester City who received a bye to make 2nd Round for first time 74 campaigns


Into 2nd Round and at least Equalling Best FA Cup Run

Maidstone United – 4th time in 18th campaign

Solihull Moors – 3rd time in 13th campaign

AFC Fylde – 2nd time in 12th campaign


First time in 2nd Round in a while

19 years – Kingstonian

14 years – Boston United

6 years – Crawley Town


Into 2nd Round and long time since last KO before Round 2

14 years – Peterborough United

6 years – Shrewsbury Town

5 years – Carlisle United, Newport County

4 years – Plymouth Argyle


First time Knocked-Out before 2nd Round for a while

96 years – Sunderland

30 years – Bolton Wanderers


Consecutive 1st Round ‘Proper’ Exits

4 – Colchester United

3 – Billericay Town, Bromley, Chorley, Ebbsfleet United, Macclesfield Town, Maidenhead Town

2 – Cambridge United, Gateshead, Milton Keynes Dons, Morecambe, Oxford City, Salford City, Stevenage, Torquay United, Wycombe Wanderers, Yeovil Town, York City


Knocked Out in 1st Round ‘Proper’ but Set Best Run*

Darlington –  6th campaign since 2012 financial issues*


Knocked Out in 1st Round ‘Proper’ but Equalled Best Run

Dulwich Hamlet – 15th time in 94th campaign – a FA Cup record

Billericay Town – 6th time in 43rd campaign

Chippenham Town – 3rd time in 105th campaign

Nantwich Town – 3rd time in 96th campaign

Hayes and Yeading United – 2nd time in 13th campaign


Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat(s)

Colchester United 0-2 Coventry City

Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Port Vale


Exeter City 1-0 Cambridge United

Rochdale 1-0 Wrexham (after 6 previous defeats)

Lincoln City 0-1 Ipswich Town


Biggest Wins of the 1st Round ‘Proper’

Oxford City 1-5 Solihull Moors (Joint Record margin of Victory)

Macclesfield Town 0-4 Kingstonian

Forest Green Rovers 4-0 Billericay Town (Record Defeat)



Leyton Orient (4) 1-2 Maldon & Tiptree (8)

Macclesfield Town (4) 0-4 Kingstonian (7)

Dover Athletic (5) 1-0 Southend United (3)

Accrington Stanley (3) 0-2 Crewe Alexandra (4)

Bolton Wanderers (3) 0-1 Plymouth Argyle (4)

Milton Keynes Dons (3) 0-1 Port Vale (4)

Maidstone United (6) 1-0 Torquay United (5)


Hat-tricks and more

James Ball – Solihull Moors (4)



Rotherham United won their first FA Cup match for six years.

Ebbsfleet United are still to reach the 2nd Round since adopting their current name.

Maidenhead United are still waiting to reach the 2nd Round for the first time since 1886-87.

It was the first time in seven FA Cup meetings that Wrexham have done anything but beat Rochdale

Ipswich Town won their first FA Cup match for 10 years meaning that Norwich City are now the League club with the longest non-winning FA Cup run

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