FA Cup 2022/23 EP Rd Review

Stats of the Round

Keynsham Town set a new record for consecutive FA Cup campaigns ending in EP Round exit, with a 12th such exit over the last 17 years.

Holyport FC won their first FA Cup game in what was their 9th campaign.

Callum Laycock scored all five goals for Moneyfields FC in their 5-0 win over Bemerton Heath Harlequins.

Finn Smith is believed to have become the youngest ever FA Cup goal-scorer netting for Newport (IOW) against Fleet Town just one day after his 16th birthday.

Newhaven FC 10-0 Canterbury City is the 8th highest margin of victory in an FA Cup replay in history.


First time in Preliminary Round ever

Holyport FC (9th campaign)

Pinchbeck United (5th campaign)

Sheerwater FC, Virginia Water (4th campaign)

Brixham FC, North Ferriby, St Panteleimon (2nd Campaign)


Debut FACup match wins

AFC Uckfield Town 1-4 Midhurst and Easebourne

Shefford Town and Campton 4-1 Stanway Rovers

Buckhurst Hill 2-1 Walthamstow FC


Worcester Raiders 4-2 Daventry Town

Bury AFC 1-0 Hallam FC


Step 6 Club in Preliminary Round

Andover New Street, Brixham FC, Newport (IOW), Wincanton Town


Equalling best run to PR

West Didsbury and Chorlton (6th time in 9th campaign)

West Essex (5th time in 6th campaign)

Baffins Milton Rovers (4th time in 5th campaign)

Laverstock and Ford (3rd time in 5th campaign)

Andover New Street (3rd time in 4th campaign)

Kimberley Miners Welfare (3rd time in 3rd campaign)

K Sports, Rusthall FC (2nd time in 5th campaign)

Avro FC, Aylesbury Vale Dynamos, Punjab United (Gravesend) (2nd time in 4th campaign)

Helston Athletic (2nd time in 3rd campaign)

Macclesfield FC, Mousehole FC, Wincanton Town (2nd time in 2nd campaign)


First time in Preliminary Round in a while

14 years – Tow Law Town (6 campaigns)

7 years – Ipswich Wanderers (5 campaigns)

6 years – Lye Town (4 campaigns)

5 years – Heaton Stannington (3 campaigns), Wolverhampton Casuals (3 campaigns)

4 years – Buckland Athletic, Malvern Town (3 campaigns), Penistone Church


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

98 years – Newhaven FC

97 years – Skelmersdale United

91 years – Sheringham FC

85 years – Aylesbury United, Tilbury FC

84 years – Sheffield FC

74 years – Cinderford Town

72 years – Skegness Town

21 years – Prescot Cables

18 years – Hythe Town

16 years – Soham Town Rangers, Witham Town

15 years – Bideford FC, Newcastle Town, Ramsbottom United, St Neots Town

11 years – Dereham Town, Glossop North End, Three Bridges

9 years – Kidlington FC, Newcastle Benfield, Slimbridge FC, Wisbech Town

8 years – Barking FC, Brimscombe and Thrupp, Colne FC, Hamworthy United, Phoenix Sports, Pontefract Collieries

7 years – Harefield United (5 campaigns), Sevenoaks Town

6 years – FC Romania, Sunderland Ryhope Community Association, Whitton United (5 campaigns), Willand Rovers

5 years – Beckenham Town, Charnock Richard, Histon FC, Long Eaton United, Lymington Town, Northwich Victoria, Spelthorne Sports, West Allotment Celtic (3 campaigns), Westfield FC, Whitchurch Alport

4 years – Badshot Lea, Chichester City, Chipping Sodbury, Guildford City, Leighton Town, Sheppey United, Shepton Mallet, Tividale FC


Never KO in EP Rd (Min 3 campaigns)

Bury Town (86 campaigns)

Bedworth United (72 campaigns)

Barton Rovers (47 campaigns)

Heybridge Swifts (42 campaigns)

Lincoln United (37 campaigns)

Northwood FC (34 campaigns)

Didcot Town (33 campaigns)

Stocksbridge Park Steels (31 campaigns)

Ashford Town (Middlesex), Trafford FC (28 campaigns)

Waltham Abbey (24 campaigns)

Prestwich Heys (17 campaigns)

Market Drayton Town (16 campaigns)

Hinckley LR FC (7 campaigns)

Carlisle City (6 campaigns)

AFC Stoneham, Lichfield City, Ossett United (5 campaigns)

Kimberley Miners Welfare (3 campaigns)


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

Corby Town – 78th campaign

Evesham United – 50th campaign

Mangotsfield United – 50th campaign

Steyning Town Community – 24th campaign

South Park Reigate – 13th campaign

Coggeshall Town – 5th campaign


First time Knocked Out in EP Rd for a while

112 years – Frickley Athletic

72 years – Sutton Coldfield Town

21 years – Chipstead FC

17 years – Loughborough Dynamo

16 years – Chalfont St Peter

13 years – Gresley Rovers, Whitehawk FC

11 years – Basildon United

9 years – Saffron Walden Town, Tadcaster Albion, Winterton Rangers (5 campaigns)

8 years – Guisborough Town, Halstead FC (4 campaigns), Yaxley FC

7 years – Hadley FC

5 years – Burnham FC, Exmouth Town (4 campaigns), Irlam FC, Maltby Main, Walthamstow FC, Whitstable Town

4 years – Abbey Rangers, Bridgwater United, Erith and Belvedere, Hebburn Town, Highworth Town, Little Common, Sutton Common Rovers, Tavistock FC, Westfields FC


Consecutive EP Rd KOs

12 – Keynsham Town (over 19 years)

9 – Welton Rovers (over 15 years)

8 – Lordswood FC

7 – Thackley FC, Wellington FC (Somerset) (over 12 years)

6 – Bewdley Town (over 10 years), Radford FC (over 7 years), Sleaford Town

5 – Ashton and Backwell United (over 17 years), Banstead Athletic, Crowborough Athletic, Eastbourne United Association, Redbridge FC

4 – Ashton Athletic, Brockenhurst FC, Crawley Green, Desborough Town, Grimsby Borough, Hereford Pegasus (over 10 years), Holmesdale (Over 7 years), Lydney Town, Selston FC (in just 4 campaigns), Welling Town (in just 4 campaigns)

3 – Abbey Hey (over 5 years), AFC Uckfield Town, Bexhill United (over 4 years), Burscough FC, Canterbury City, Folland Sports (over 8 years), Garforth Town, Hallam FC (over 5 years), Heather St Johns, Hoddesdon Town, Horsham YMCA, London Colney, Melton Town, New Mills (over 7 years), Northallerton Town, Padiham FC, Portland United, Shrivenham FC, Street FC, Thornbury Town (in just 3 campaigns), Vauxhall Motors (over 4 years), Wellingborough Town, Wembley FC, Winsford United, Wokingham and Emmbrook (over 11 years)


Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Horley Town 0-5 Sevenoaks Town

London Colney 0-5 Witham Town

Bishop’s Cleeve 4-1 Wantage Town

Lower Breck 0-2 Penistone Church (lost last year)

Kempston Rovers 2-0 Long Melford

Romulus FC 2-0 Sutton Coldfield Town

Longlevens FC 2-3 Aylesbury Vale Dynamos (lost last year)

Buckland Athletic 2-1 Exmouth Town (lost last year)

Malvern Town 2-1 Worcester City (lost in 1980/81)

Spalding United 2-1 Deeping Rangers

Southend Manor 1-0 Cockfosters


Biggest Wins of the EP Rd

Saltdean United 0-8 Ashford Town (Middlesex) (Biggest DEFEAT)

Leighton Town 9-2 Baldock Town (equal Biggest WIN and Biggest DEFEAT)

Hereford Pegasus 0-6 Stourport Swifts (equal biggest DEFEAT and Biggest WIN)

Trafford FC 6-0 AFC Liverpool (Biggest WIN and Biggest DEFEAT)

Walsham-le-Willows 1-6 St Neots Town (Biggest DEFEAT)

Horley Town 0-5 Sevenoaks Town (equal Biggest WIN)

London Colney 0-5 Witham Town (equal Biggest DEFEAT)

Moneyfields FC 5-0 Bemerton Heath Harlequins (equal Biggest WIN)

Tadley Calleva 2-6 Wincanton Town (Biggest DEFEAT and Biggest WIN)

Heanor Town 1-5 Studley FC

Hereford Lads Club 1-5 Hanley Town (Biggest DEFEAT)

Abbey Hey 0-4 Congleton Town

Bradford Town 0-4 Hamworthy United (equal Biggest DEFEAT and equal Biggest WIN)

Darlaston Town (1874) 0-4 Tividale FC (equal biggest WIN)

Eccleshill United 0-4 Sheffield FC

Irlam FC 0-4 Avro FC (equal biggest DEFEAT and Biggest WIN)

Lakenheath 0-4 Bury Town (Biggest DEFEAT)

Pagham FC 0-4 Erith Town

Kimberley Miners Welfare 5-1 Lutterworth Town (Biggest WIN)

Loughborough Students 5-1 Newark and Sherwood United (Biggest WIN and Biggest DEFEAT)

Wisbech Town 5-1 Ely City

Chichester City 4-0 Frimley Green

Flackwell Heath 4-0 Keynsham Town

Gorleston FC 4-0 Biggleswade United

Heybridge Swifts 4-0 Clapton FC

Lancing FC 4-0 Roffey FC


Newhaven FC 10-0 Canterbury City (Biggest WIN and Biggest DEFEAT)

Sheppey United 6-0 Athletic Newham (Biggest WIN and Biggest DEFEAT)

Colney Heath 1-6 Hertford Town (Biggest DEFEAT)

Kennington FC 0-4 Walton and Hersham (Biggest DEFEAT)

Highgate United 4-0 Coventry United (Biggest DEFEAT)

Histon FC 4-0 Desborough Town

Laverstock and Ford 4-0 Alresford Town (equal Biggest DEFEAT)



Tavistock FC (4) 2-3 Brixham FC (6)

Tadley Calleva (5) 2-6 Wincanton Town (6)

Fleet Town (5) 1-3 Newport (IOW) (6)

Highworth Town (4) 0-2 Reading City (5)

Thatcham Town (4) 2-3 Horndean FC (5)

Chipstead FC (4) 1-2 Tunbridge Wells (5)

Corby Town (4) 0-1 AFC Mansfield (5)

Faversham Town (4) 0-1 Colliers Wood United (5)

Goole AFC (5) 4-1 Consett FC (4)

Brantham Athletic (5) 3-0 Basildon United (4)

Enfield FC (5) 3-1 Hullbridge Sports (4)

Sunderland Ryhope Community Association (5) 3-1 Hebburn Town (4)

Dunstable Town (5) 2-0 Great Wakering Rovers (4)

Romulus FC (5) 2-0 Sutton Coldfield Town (4)

Skegness Town (5) 2-0 Loughborough Dynamo (4)

AFC Stoneham (5) 2-1 Bashley FC (4)

Atherstone Town Community (5) 2-1 Gresley Rovers (4)

Buckhurst Hill (5) 2-1 Walthamstow FC (4)

Buckland Athletic (5) 2-1 Exmouth Town (4)

Harpenden Town (5) 2-1 New Salamis (4)

Ipswich Wanderers (5) 1-0 Yaxley FC (4)

Stansted FC (5) 1-0 Hadley FC (4)


Sutton Common Rovers (4) 0-1 Fisher FC (5)

Barking FC (5) 2-1 Coggeshall Town (4)

K Sports (5) 3-2 Whitehawk (4)

Tow Law Town (5) 2-0 Tadcaster Albion (4)

Worcester Raiders (5) 4-2 Daventry Town (4)


Hat-tricks and more

5 – Callum Laycock (Moneyfields FC)

3 – Adam Vyse (Witham Town)

3 – Brad Norris (Larkhall Athletic)

3 – Charlie Morris (Romford)

3 – Connor Williams (Wincanton Town)

3 – Dontai Stewart (Hertford Town)

3 – James Shaw (Kimberley Miners Welfare)

3 – Lee Chilton (Stourport Swifts)

3 – Lee Robinson (Newhaven FC)

3 – Leon Lobjoit (Leighton Town)

3 – Lewis Toomey (Leighton Town)

3 – Neikell Plummer (Roman Glass St George)

3 – Ricky Johnson (Ashford Town (Middlesex))

3 – Ryan Knight (Kidlington FC)

3 – Tom Bentham (Trafford FC)

3 – Trey Charles (St Neots Town)

3 – Warren Mfula (Sheppey United)



Mark Robinson of Seaham Red Star scored the first goal of this year’s FA Cup in their 2-1 win at Redcar Athletic.

Mildenhall Town won 1-0 at Hadleigh United and ended the game with just nine men.

Both Sheringham FC (61 years) and Carlisle City (42 years) won after their long absences from the competition.

Wisbech Town have now won all five FA Cup ties against Ely City.

Finn Smith scored for Newport (IOW) at the age of 16 years and 1 day.

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