FA Cup 2021/22 EP Rd Review

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There are so many great stats that there several ‘Stats of the Round

Only 10 clubs have recorded bigger debut fa cup victories than Jersey Bulls 10-1 win over Horsham YMCA

Staines Town exit the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round for the first time ever in their 58th campaign.

Keynsham Town equal the record for most consecutive FA Cup campaigns exiting in the Extra Preliminary Round (11)

Holyport exit in Extra Preliminary Round for 8th time in their 8 campaigns, just 3 times behind the record.

Wolverhampton Casuals set a new FA Cup record of 24 Extra Preliminary round exits.


First time in Preliminary Round ever

K Sports – 4th campaign

Avro, Campion, Punjab united (Gravesend), Stone Old Alleynians – 3rd campaign

Kennington, Little Oakley, Lower Breck, Millbrook AFC, Mulbarton Wanderers – 2nd campaign


Equalling best run to PR

Emley AFC (7th time in 12 campaigns)

Harborough Town (7th time in 9 campaigns)

Walsham-le-Willows (4th time in 16 campaigns)

Loxwood (4th time in 7 campaigns)

Hollands and Blair (4th time in 6 campaigns)

West Essex (4th time in 5 campaigns)

Baffins Milton Rovers, Broadfields United, Easington Sports (3rd time in 4th campaign)

Northampton ON Chenecks (2nd time in 6th campaign)

Sherwood Colliery (2nd time in 3rd campaign)

Alfold, White Ensign (2nd time in 2nd campaign)


First time in Preliminary Round in a while

10 years – Enfield (1893)

9 years – Lingfield

8 years – Ilfracombe Town

6 years – AFC Liverpool, Fakenham Town, Tring Athletic

5 years – Emley AFC, Kirkley and Pakefield, North Shields, Peacehaven and Telscombe

4 years – Alresford Town, Clapton, Farnham Town, Ilford, Newton Aycliffe, Northampton ON Chenecks, Norwich United, Southend Manor, Tuffley Rovers, Walton and Hersham

3 years – Ascot United, Ashton Athletic, Baldock Town, Erith and Belvedere, Erith Town, Hadleigh United, Highgate United, Little Common, Loxwood, Raynes Park Vale, Rugby Town, Shaftesbury, Shildon, Westbury United


Into Prelim Rd and long time since last KO in EP Rd

97 years – Newhaven

96 years – Skelmersdale United

84 years – Aylesbury United

71 years – Skegness Town, Stamford

17 years – Ware

15 years – Witham Town

12 years – Gresley Rovers

10 years – Basildon United, Glossop North End

8 years – Bugbrooke St Michaels, Newcastle Benfield, Saffron Walden Town, Winterton Rangers

7 years – Brimscombe and Thrupp, Guisborough Town, Hamworthy United, Phoenix Sports

6 years – Hadley, Harefield United, Sevenoaks Town

5 years – Sunderland Ryhope Community Association, Whitton United

4 years – Beckenham Town, Burnham, Charnock Richard, Exmouth Town, Irlam, Long Eaton United, Lymington Town, Maltby Main, Northwich Victoria, Risborough Rangers, Spelthorne Sports, Walthamstow, West Allotment Celtic, Whitchurch Alport

3 years –Abbey Rangers, Badshot Lea, Bridgwater United, Cockfosters, Flackwell Heath, Guildford City, Leighton Town, Sheppey United, Shepton Mallet, Tavistock, Tividale, Westfields


Never KO in EP Rd (Min 3 campaigns)

Corby Town – 77 campaigns

Steyning Town Community – 23 campaigns

Prestwich Heys – 16 campaigns

Sporting Khalsa – 9 campaigns

Cleethorpes Town – 8 campaigns

Leicester Road – 5 campaigns

AFC Stoneham, Lichfield City – 4 campaigns


First time knocked out in EP Rd ever (Min 3 campaigns)

Staines Town – 58th campaign

Larkhall Athletic – 16th campaign

CB Hounslow United – 6th campaign

Hamble Club, Lutterworth Town – 4th campaign

Andover New Street, Longridge Town – 3rd campaign


First time Knocked Out in EP Rd for a while

86 years – Tooting and Mitcham United

11 years – Dunstable Town, Egham Town

9 years – Long Melford, March Town United, Shifnal Town

8 years – East Grinstead Town, Kempston Rovers

7 years – Horley Town, Long Buckby, Moneyfields

6 years – Crook Town, Hanworth Villa, Hythe and Dibden

5 years – Runcorn Town, Thornaby

4 years – Billingham Town, Bitton, FC Clacton

3 years – Ashington, Barton Town, Biggleswade United, Boston Town, Broadbridge Heath, Christchurch, Clevedon Town, Coventry Sphinx, Cribbs, Eastbourne Town, Ely City, Fairford Town, Gorleston, Hassocks, Heanor Town, Holbeach United, Litherland REMYCA, Southall, Tunbridge Wells, Widnes, Worcester City, Wroxham


Consecutive EP Rd KOs

11 – Keynsham Town

8 – Holyport

7 – Athersley Recreation, Lordswood, Mile Oak, Sunderland Ryhope Colliery Welfare

6 – Calne Town, Thackley, Wellington (Somerset)

5 – AFC St Austell, Bewdley Town, Sleaford Town

4 – Amesbury Town, Ashton and Backwell United, Colliers Wood United, Crowborough Athletic, East Preston, Eastbourne United Association, Odd Down, Pinchbeck United, Redbridge, Swaffham Town

3 – Bridport, Brockenhurst, Buckland Athletic, Chipping Sodbury Town, Crawley Green, Desborough Town, Grimsby Borough, Hallen, Holmesdale, Lydney Town, Lye Town, Molesey, Penistone Church, Selston, Sheerwater, Virginia Water, Welling Town


Debut FA Cup match wins

Jersey Bulls 10-1 Horsham YMCA

US Portsmouth 0-3 Alton

New Salamis 1-3 Kensington and Ealing Borough

Mousehole 3-1 Helston Athletic

Thackley 2-3 Wythenshawe Town

Romulus 1-2 Uttoxeter Town

Macclesfield 4-0 Burscough

Redcar Athletic 4-1 Hemsworth Miners Welfare

Athletic Newham 3-1 Virginia Water (in replay)


Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Dunstable Town 1-5 North Greenford United

Silsden 0-4 Eccleshill Town (after 2 previous defeats)

Sunderland Ryhope Community Association 5-1 Bishop Auckland

Basildon United 4-0 Stansted (played last season)

Long Eaton United 4-1 Holbeach United (39 year wait)

Highgate United 3-1 Malvern Town (after 2 previous defeats)

North Shields 3-1 West Auckland Town (44 year wait)

Staveley Miners welfare 1-2 Loughborough University

Norwich United 2-1 Long Buckby (12 year wait)

Potton united 2-1 Eynesbury Rovers(66 year wait)

Mildenhall Town 1-0 Wroxham

Stanway Rovers 1-0 Leverstock Green (15 year wait)

Erith and Belvedere 3-1 Tooting and Mitcham United (a.e.t. in replay)

Skelmersdale United 2-0 Vauxhall Motors (in replay)

Northampton ON Chenecks 1-0 Godmanchester Rovers (in replay)


Biggest Wins of the EP Rd

Jersey Bulls 10-1 Horsham YMCA (first FA Cup game for Jersey Bulls, record DEFEAT)

Fareham Town 8-0 Street (record equal WIN)

Biggleswade United 0-7 Saffron Walden Town (joint record DEFEAT and record WIN)

Hythe and Dibden 1-7 Bradford Town (record DEFEAT and record WIN)

Barnoldswick Town 6-1 Runcorn Town

Bishop’s Cleeve 6-1 Clevedon Town

Newhaven 6-1 Camberley Town

Kennington 5-0 Horley Town (first FA Cup win for Kennington)

Broadbridge Heath 2-6 Littlehampton Town

Dunstable Town 1-5 North Greenford United

Racing Club Warwick 0-4 Stone Old Alleynians (first ever FA Cup win)

Silsden 0-4 Eccleshill Town

Stourport Swifts 0-4 Lichfield City (record WIN)

Thornbury Town 0-4 Royal Wootton Bassett Town

Chatham Town 6-2 Eastbourne United Association

Winterton Rangers 6-2 Grimsby Borough

Blackfield and Langley 5-1 Cowes Sports

Quorn 5-1 Selston

Sunderland Ryhope Community Association 5-1 Bishop Auckland

Basildon United 4-0 Stansted

Cleethorpes Town 4-0 Melton Town

Macclesfield 4-0 Burscough (first FA Cup game for Macclesfield)

Saltdean United 4-0 Frimley Green

Andover New Street 0-4 Shepton Mallet (Replay)

Long Melford 0 -4 Kirkley and Pakefield (Replay) (equal biggest margin of victory)

Burnham 4-0 Shrivenham (Replay)



Athersley Recreation (5) 1-4 Campion (6)

New Salamis (5) 1-3 Kensington and Ealing Borough (6)

East Grinstead town (4) 1-2 Alfold (5)

Staines Town (4) 1-2 Little Common (5)

Fakenham Town (6) 1-0 Ely City (5)


Erith and Belvedere (5) 3-1 Tooting and Mitcham United (A.e.t.)

Whitton United (5) 2-1 Kempston Rovers (4)


Hat-tricks and more

4 – Dan Bradshaw (Chatham Town)

4 – Mark Davison (Sunderland Ryhope Community Association)

4 – Scott Piggott (Saffron Walden Town)

3 – Aiden Brown (Redhill)

3 – Cameron Beard (Shaftesbury)

3 – Danny Munday (Gresley Rovers)

3 – Flavio Tavarez (Blackfield and Langley)

3 – George Box (Bradford Town)

3 – Jordan Adayemi (Guildford City)

3 – Josh Benfield (Fareham Town)

3 – Josh Mackenzie (Sporting Khalsa)

3 – Kieran Roberts (AFC Portchester)

3 – Lorne Bickley (Jersey Bulls)

3 – Louis Potts (Avro)

3 – Luke Ballinger (Corsham Town)

3 – Sol Solomon (Jersey Bulls)



Scott Robson of Whickham scored the first goal of the 150th anniversary season of the FA Cup.

Skegness Town won their first FA Cup game for 39 years.

145 years after their first Fa cup campaign, Saffron Walden Town score as many as seven goals in one match.

All three clubs in the Extra Preliminary Round which had previously appeared in the Quarter Finals won through to the next round – Glossop North End, Northwich Victoria and Chatham Town

Bashley have now knocked Calne Town out of the FA Cup all four times the two sides have been drawn together

Millbrook AFC came back from 3-0 down at half-time in their replay at Saltash United to go on to win 6-4 after 90 minutes.

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