FA Cup 2020/21 4th Qualifying Rd – Stat-packed Review

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Stats of the Round

Skelmersdale United have won through six rounds to reach FA Cup 1st Rd after having started off in the Extra Preliminary Round.

Notts County are the first former winners of the FA Cup to exit the competition before the ‘Proper’ Rounds since Clapham Rovers did so in 1909/10 season.

Chorley are the first club in 89 years to receive a bye in the 4th Qualifying Round, the last club to do so was Bath City in the 1931/32 season.


First time in 1st Round ever

South Shields – 26th campaign

King’s Lynn Town – 10th campaign

Cray Valley Paper Mills – 8th campaign


Equalling best run to 1st Rd

Tonbridge Angels – 6th time in 73rd campaign

Banbury United – 5th time in 81st campaign

Eastbourne Borough – 5th time in 31st campaign

Skelmersdale United – 4th time in 95th campaign

Hampton and Richmond Borough – 4th time in 55th campaign

Hayes and Yeading United – 3rd time in 14th campaign

Concord Rangers – 2nd time in 27th campaign

Darlington – 2nd time in 7th campaign


First time in 1st Round in a while

49 years – Skelmersdale United

48 years – Tonbridge Angels

47 years – Banbury United

25 years – Marine

16 years – Canvey Island

7 years – Bishop’s Stortford

6 years – Concord Rangers, Havant and Waterlooville

5 years – FC United of Manchester


Into 1st Rd and long time since last KO before the ‘Proper’ Rounds

97 years – Hartlepool United

19 years – Yeovil Town

18 years – Barnet

5 years – Solihull Moors


First time exited FA Cup out as early as Q4 Rd ever (Min 3 campaigns)

Notts County (withdrew) – 134 campaigns


Exited in Q4 Rd but set best FA Cup run

Sholing – 15th campaign

Ilkeston Town – 2nd campaign


Exited in Q4 Rd and Equalled Best FA Cup Run

Cray Wanderers – 2nd time in 72 campaigns

Marske United – 2nd time in 23 campaigns

Hartley Wintney – 2nd time in 15th campaign


Consecutive Q4 Rd Exits

3 – Wealdstone


Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Bath City 0-3 Havant and Waterlooville


Biggest Wins of the Q4 Rd

Ilkeston Town 0-6 Hartlepool United (Record Defeat)

Tonbridge Angels 5-0 Taunton Town

Brackley Town 5-1 Marske United (Equal record Defeat)

Solihull Moors 4-0 Wrexham (Equal record Win)


Q4 Rd Cupsets

Three Steps

Maidenhead United (1) 2-3 Cray Valley Paper Mills (4)


Two Steps

Stafford Rangers (3) 1-4 Skelmersdale United (5)

Wealdstone (1) 0-2 Hayes and Yeading United (3)

Chester (2) 0-1 Marine (4)

South Shields (3) 3-0 FC Halifax Town (1)


One Step

Weymouth (1) 2-3 Oxford City (2)

Bishop’s Stortford (3) 2-0 St Albans City (2)

Canvey Island (4) 3-2 Cray Wanderers (3)

FC United of Manchester (3) 2-1 Guiseley (2)

AFC Fylde (2) 2-1 Altrincham (1)

Maldon and Tiptree (4) 1-0 Haringey Borough (3)


Hat-tricks and more



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