FA Cup 2020/21 1st Qualifying Rd – Stat-packed Review

Stat-packed review of the FA Cup 2020/21 1st Qualifying Round.

Stats of the Round

Newark have now played 3 FA Cup matches, won 3, scored 13 and conceded zero.

In their 100th FA Cup campaign and in their 269th FA Cup match Buxton recorded their biggest FA Cup win, 7-0 versus Belper Town.

East Grinstead Town beat Worthing for the first time after 4 previous FA Cup defeats, 72 years after their last meeting in the FA Cup.


First time in 2nd Qualifying Round ever

Bedfont Sports (10th campaign)

Hanley Town (6th campaign)

Sheppey United (5th campaign)

Risborough Rangers (3rd campaign)

Ilkeston Town, Longridge Town, Warrington Rylands (2nd campaign)


Clubs in Debut FACup Campaign into 2nd Qualifying Round

Hashtag United, Newark


Equalling best run to Q2 Rd

East Grinstead Town (7th time in 55th campaign)

Walthamstow (5th time in 26th campaign)

Christchurch (4th time in 24th campaign)

Kidlington (4th time in 15th campaign)

Barking (3rd time in 20th campaign)

Larkhall Athletic (3rd time in 15th campaign)

AFC Dunstable (3rd time in 10th campaign)

Royal Wootton Bassett Town (2nd time in 21st campaign)

Corinthian (2nd time in 20th campaign)

Brantham Athletic (2nd time in 12th campaign)

Cray Valley Paper Mills (2nd time in 8th campaign)

Biggleswade (2nd time in 4th campaign)


First time in 2nd Qualifying Round in a while

29 years – Saltash United

24 years – Melksham Town

23 years – Stansted

17 years – Bracknell Town

12 years – Prescot Cables

9 years – Leighton Town

7 years – Marske United, Runcorn Linnets, Worksop Town

6 years – Evesham United, Waltham Abbey

5 years – Aveley, Brentwood Town, Bury Town, Chatham Town, Grays Athletic, Skelmersdale United, Wimborne Town


Into 2nd Qualifying Rd and long time since last KO as early as Q1 Rd

19 years – Weston-super-Mare

8 years – Poole Town (awarded tie)

7 years – FC United of Manchester

6 years – Bognor Regis Town, Truro City

5 years – Kings Langley, Nantwich Town, Swindon Supermarine


Never KO as early as Q1 Rd (Min 3 campaigns)

Hayes and Yeading United (14 campaigns)


First time Ever Knocked Out as Early as Q1 Rd

Salisbury (5 campaigns)


First time Knocked Out as early as Q1Rd for a while

11 years – Margate

8 years – Stourbridge

6 years – Merthyr Town (Withdrew)


Exited in Q1 Rd but set best FA Cup run

Frimley Green (13th campaign)

Fisher (8th campaign)

Cribbs, Tadley Calleva (7th campaign)

Litherland REMYCA (4th campaign)

West Bridgford (2nd campaign)

New Salamis (debut campaign)


Exited in Q1 Rd and Equalled Best FA Cup Run

Fairford Town (5th time in 19 campaigns)

Cobham (4th time in 21 campaigns)

Ashford United (4th time in 9 campaigns)

Crawley Down Gatwick (3rd time in 13 campaigns)

Shepton Mallet (2nd time in 17 campaigns)

West Allotment Celtic (2nd time in 14 campaigns)

Sutton Common Rovers (2nd time in 11 campaigns)

Bromsgrove Sporting (2nd time in 7 campaigns)

Charnock Richard, Little Common (2nd time in 4 campaigns)

AFC Stoneham (2nd time in 3 campaigns)


Consecutive Q1 Rd Exits

4 – Merstham, Sevenoaks Town

3 – AFC Rushden and Diamonds, Aylesbury United, Basford United, Chalfont St Peter, Redditch United


Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Haverhill Rovers 0-3 Maldon and Tiptree

Lowestoft Town 2-3 Aveley

Staines Town 1-2 Walton Casuals

Yate Town 1-2 Bristol Manor Farm

Radcliffe 5-3 Workington AFC

Longridge Town 2-0 Charnock Richard

Whitley Bay 3-2 Witton Albion (2 previous defeats)

Horsham 2-1 Kingstonian (2 previous defeats)

Highworth Town 1-1 Melksham Town (4-5 on pens)

East Grinstead Town 3-3 Worthing (4-3 on pens) (4 previous defeats)

Tamworth 3-3 Stourbridge (5-4 on pens)

Chertsey Town 0-0 Leatherhead (5-4 on pens)

Walthamstow 0-0 St Margaretsbury (4-3 on pens)


Biggest Wins of the Q1 Rd

Buxton 7-0 Belper Town (Record Win and Record Defeat)

AFC Rushden and Diamonds 0-5 Newark (Record Win and Record Defeat)

Cowes Sports 0-5 Weston-super-Mare

Steyning Town Community 0-5 Sheppey United (Record Win)

West Allotment Celtic 0-5 Hyde United (Equal Record Defeat)

Tadcaster Albion 7-2 Litherland REMYCA (Equal Record Win and Record Defeat)

Barking 6-1 Dunstable Town (Record Win and Record Defeat)

Carshalton Athletic 5-0 Faversham Town

Hartley Wintney 5-0 Erith and Belvedere (Record Win)

Taunton Town 5-0 Wantage Town (Equal Record Defeat)

Sunderland Ryhope Community Association 0-4 Prescot Cables

FC United of Manchester 6-2 Pontefract Collieries

Haringey Borough 5-1 Tunbridge Wells

Leiston 5-1 Biggleswade Town

Leighton Town 4-0 Mildenhall Town

Stamford 4-0 AFC Sudbury


Q1 Rd Cupsets

Two Steps

AFC Rushden and Diamonds (3) 0-5 Newark (5)

Whitby Town (3) 1-1 Warrington Rylands (5) (3-4 on pens)

AFC Mansfield (5) 3-0 Gainsborough Trinity (3)

Saltash United (6) 3-1 Cirencester Town (4)

Hanley Town (5) 3-2 Redditch United (3)

Whitley Bay (5) 3-2 Witton Albion (3)

Christchurch (5) 2-1 Dorchester Town (3)

Brantham Athletic (5) 1-0 St Ives Town (3)

One Step

Cobham (5) 1-3 Risborough Rangers (6)

Lowestoft Town (3) 2-3 Aveley (4)

Yate Town (3) 1-2 Bristol Manor Farm (4)

Coggeshall Town (4) 0-1 Stansted (5)

Bedfont Sports (4) 3-1 Lewes (3)

Corinthian (5) 3-1 Sevenoaks Town (4)

Bury Town (4) 2-1 Brightlingsea Regent (3)

Chasetown (4) 2-1 Basford United (3)

Burnham (5) 1-0 Northwood (4)

Cinderford Town (4) 2-2 Royal Wootton Bassett Town (5) (5-6 on pens)

East Grinstead Town (4) 3-3 Worthing (3) (4-3 on pens)

Merstham (3) 2-2 AFC Dunstable (4) (6-7 on pens)

Chertsey Town (4) 0-0 Leatherhead (3) (5-4 on pens)

Hashtag United (5) 1-1 Soham Town Rangers (4) (4-2 on pens)

Hastings United (4) 0-0 Chesham United (3) (6-5 on pens)

Kidlington (4) 1-1 Salisbury (4-2 on pens)


Hat-tricks and more

4 – Will Davies (Leiston)

3 – Junior Dadson (Barking)

3 – Diego De Girolamo (Buxton)

3 – James Walshaw (Buxton)

3 – David Fisher (Carshalton Athletic)



Nine penalties were missed in total as Moneyfields won 4-3 at Aylesbury United following a 2-2 draw.

Buxton beat Belper Town in the FA Cup for the fourth time in four meetings now with a 19-7 goal aggregate.

Risborough Rangers and Saltash United are the last two Step 6 clubs remaining in this season’s FA Cup.

Forty-one year-old, former Stoke City player, Ricardo Fuller, scored the late dramatic winner to take Hanley Town into the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round for the first time.

Prescot Cables scored three goals in time added on in their 4-0 win at Sunderland RCA.

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