FA Cup 2021/22 1st Rd Review

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Stat of the Round

Bolton Wanderers are knocked out by a non-league side for the first time in 110 years.


Equalling best run to 2nd Rd

St Albans City – 4th time in 104th campaign

Harrogate Town – 3rd time in 49th campaign

Salford City – 3rd time in 32nd campaign

FC Halifax Town – 3rd time in 14th campaign


First time in 2nd Round in a while

63 years – Buxton FC

25 years – St Albans City

8 years – Kidderminster Harriers

6 years – Colchester United, Leyton Orient

5 years – Barrow FC, Sutton United

4 years – Cambridge United, Gateshead FC

3 years – Chesterfield FC, FC Halifax Town, Swindon Town


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

8 years – Shrewsbury Town

7 years – Carlisle United

6 years – Plymouth Argyle

5 years – Doncaster Rovers

4 years – Cheltenham Town, Portsmouth FC, Rotherham United, Tranmere Rovers

3 years – Bristol Rovers, Exeter City, Mansfield Town


First time Knocked Out before 2nd Rd for a while

17 years – Sheffield Wednesday

7 years – Newport County

5 years – Gillingham FC

4 years – Oldham Athletic, Solihull Moors

3 years – Accrington Stanley, Crawley Town, Crewe Alexandra


Consecutive 1st Rd KOs

5 – Bromley FC

3 – Bolton Wanderers, Grimsby Town, Hayes and Yeading United, Scunthorpe United, Southend United, Sunderland FC


Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

York City 0-1 Buxton FC


Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday (after 2 previous defeats)

Notts County 1-2 Rochdale FC (after 2 previous defeats)

Cheltenham Town 1-0 Gillingham FC


Biggest Wins of the 1st Rd

Yate Town 0-5 Yeovil Town

Stratford Town 1-5 Shrewsbury Town

AFC Sudbury 0-4 Colchester United

Banbury United 0-4 Barrow FC

Port Vale 5-1 Accrington Stanley

Charlton Athletic 4-0 Havant and Waterlooville



St Albans City (6) 3-2 Forest Green Rovers (4)

Crewe Alexandra (3) 0-3 Swindon Town (4)

York City (6) 0-1 Buxton FC (7)

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

Port Vale (4) 5-1 Accrington Stanley (3)

Kidderminster Harriers (6) 1-0 Grimsby Town (5)


Altrincham FC (5) 2-3 Gateshead FC (6)

Wycombe Wanderers (3) 0-1 Hartlepool United (4)

Stockport County (5) 5-3 Bolton Wanderers (3)

Bristol Rovers (4) 4-3 Oxford United (3) (A.e.t.)

Stevenage FC (4) 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons (3) (A.e.t.)


Hat-tricks and more

3 – James Wilson (Port Vale)



FC Halifax Town 7-4 Maidenhead united is only the 32nd time that scoreline has occurred in the FA Cup.

St Albans City knock out an EFL club in the ‘Proper’ Rounds of the FA Cup for the first ever time.

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