FA Cup 2020/21 1st Round Proper – Stat-packed Review

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Stats of the Round

Marine equal the biggest gap away win Cupset for a Level 8 club (four levels).

Fourteen Non-League clubs in 2nd Round is joint equal highest ever.

Crawley Town won 6-5 at Torquay United in an 11 goal thriller.

Rochdale exit the FA Cup in the 1st Round for a record 52nd time.

Ipswich Town exit the FA Cup in the 1st Round for the first time in 65 years.

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First time in 2nd Round ever

King’s Lynn Town – 10th campaign

Darlington – 7th campaign

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Equalling best run to 2nd Rd

Boreham Wood – 4th time in 50 campaigns

Solihull Moors – 4th time in 14 campaigns (4 times in last 5 years)

Chorley – 3rd time in 113 campaigns

Oxford City – 3rd time in 112 campaigns

Brackley Town – 3rd time in 29 campaigns

Harrogate Town – 2nd time in 48 campaigns

Salford City – 2nd time in 31 campaigns

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First time in 2nd Round in a while

30 years – Chorley

28 years – Marine

19 years – Canvey Island

13 years – Havant and Waterlooville

8 years – Harrogate Town

5 years – Dagenham and Redbridge

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

17 years – Hull City (15 years in top 2 divisions)

15 years – Peterborough United

7 years – Shrewsbury Town

6 years – Carlisle United, Newport County

5 years – Plymouth Argyle

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Exited in 1st Rd but set best FA Cup run

South Shields – 26th campaign

Cray Valley Paper Mills – 8th campaign

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Exited in 1st Rd and Equalled Best FA Cup Run

Tonbridge Angels – 6th time in 73 campaigns

Banbury United – 5th time in 81 campaigns

Eastbourne Borough – 5th time in 31 campaigns

Skelmersdale United – 4th time in 95 campaigns

Hampton and Richmond Borough – 4th time in 55 campaigns

Hayes and Yeading United – 3rd time in 14 campaigns

Concord Rangers – 2nd time in 27 campaigns

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Consecutive 1st Rd Exits

5 – Colchester United

4 – Bromley

3 – Cambridge United, Torquay United

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Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Salford City 2-0 Hartlepool United

Bolton Wanderers 2-3 Crewe Alexandra (2 previous defeats)

Charlton Athletic 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Rochdale 1-2 Stockport County

Boreham Wood 3-3 Southend United (4-3 on pens)

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Biggest Wins of the 1st Rd (FA Cup records)

Tonbridge Angels 0-7 Bradford City (Record Defeat)

FC United of Manchester 1-5 Doncaster Rovers (Equal Record Defeat)

Lincoln City 6-2 Forest Green Rovers (Record Defeat)

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1st Rd Cupsets

Four Steps

Colchester United (4) 1-1 Marine (8) (3-4 on pens)

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Three Steps

Wigan Athletic (3) 2-3 Chorley (6) (A.e.t.)

Swindon Town (3) 1-2 Darlington (6)

Oxford City (6) 2-1 Northampton Town (3)

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Two Steps

Rochdale (3) 1-2 Stockport County (5)

Barnet (5) 1-0 Burton Albion (3)

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One Step

Dagenham and Redbridge (5) 3-1 Grimsby Town (4)

Scunthorpe United (4) 2-3 Solihull Moors (5)

Banbury United (7) 1-2 Canvey Island (8)

Port Vale (4) 0-1 King’s Lynn Town (5)

Sunderland (3) 0-1 Mansfield Town (4)

Tranmere Rovers (4) 2-1 Accrington Stanley (3)

Boreham Wood (5) 3-3 Southend United (4) (4-3 on pens)

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Hat-tricks and more

3 – Tom Nicholls (Crawley Town)

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