FA Cup 2020/21 2nd Round Proper – Stat-packed Review

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Stats of the Round

Marine become only the second ever Level Eight club to reach the 3rd Round of the FA Cup.

Chorley have broken the record for having participated in the most number of FA Cup campaigns before reaching the 3rd Round for the first time.

Boreham Wood are into the 3rd Rd for the first time ever in what is their 50th campaign.

Hull City fail to be involved in FA Cup 3rd Round for the first time in 17 years.


First time in 3rd Round ever

Chorley – 113th campaign

Boreham Wood – 30th campaign


Equalling best run to 3rd Rd

Marine – 2nd time in 95th campaign

Morecambe – 4th time in 93rd campaign


First time in 3rd Round in a while

Marine – 28 years

Morecambe – 18 years

Stockport County – 14 years

Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town – 8 years


Into 3rd Rd and long time since last KO before 3rd Round

4 years – Newport County, Shrewsbury Town


Exited in 2nd Rd but set best FA Cup run

King’s Lynn Town – 10th campaign

Darlington – 7th campaign


Exited in 2nd Rd and Equalled Best FA Cup Run

Solihull Moors – 4th time in 14 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


Consecutive 2nd Rd Exits

3 – Solihull Moors


Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Canvey Island 0-3 Boreham Wood

Gillingham 2-3 Exeter City

Bradford City 1-2 Oldham Athletic (now 3-2 down in head to head)

AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Crawley Town


Biggest Wins of the 2nd Rd (FA Cup records)

Bristol Rovers 6-0 Darlington (Record Defeat)

Portsmouth 6-1 King’s Lynn Town (Record Defeat)

Harrogate Town 0-4 Blackpool


2nd Rd Cupsets

Three Steps

Peterborough United (3) 1-2 Chorley (6)


Two Steps

Marine (8) 1-0 Havant and Waterlooville (6)


One Step

Gillingham (3) 2-3 Exeter City (4)

AFC Wimbledon (3) 1-2 Crawley Town (4)

Cheltenham Town (4) 2-1 Crewe Alexandra (3) (A.e.t.)

Stevenage (4) 1-1 Hull City (6-5 on pens)

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