FA Cup Graphs to 2017 by Club

FA Cup graphs showing year-by-year performance in FA Cup for individual clubs. (Will be continually updated).

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Aldershot Town

Aldershot Town

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

Barkingside

Barkingside

Barrow

Barrow

Biggleswade United

Biggleswade United

Boreham Wood

Boreham Wood

Boston United

Boston United

Braintree Town

Braintree Town

Bromley

Bromley

Bury

Bury

Carlton Town

Carlton Town

Charlton Athletic

Charlton Athletic

Chester

Chester

Dagenham and Redbridge

Dagenham and Redbridge

Dartford

Dartford

Dover Athletic

Dover Athletic

Eastbourne United

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Eastleigh

Eastleigh

Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green Rovers

Gateshead

Gateshead

Guiseley

Guiseley

Halesowen Town

Halesowen Town

Hartlepool United

Hartlepool United

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield Town

Maidenhead United

Maidenhead United

Maidstone United

Maidstone United

Marlow

Marlow

Matlock Town

Matlock Town

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

North Ferriby United

North Ferriby United

Redbridge

Redbridge

Solihull Moors

Solihull Moors

Southport

Southport

Stoke City

Stoke City

Sutton United

Sutton United

Torquay United

Torquay United

Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere Rovers

Watford

Watford

Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic

Woking

Woking

Wrexham

Wrexham

York City

York City

FA Cup – Club Ranking in 21st Century

Where does your club rank in the FA Cup during the 21st Century?

1,064 clubs have competed in FA Cup between 2000/01 – 2016/17.

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910= 1874 Northwich
550 Abbey Hey
1045= Abbey Rangers
643 Abingdon Town
494 Abingdon United
83 Accrington Stanley
715 AFC Blackpool
55 AFC Bournemouth
974= AFC Bridgnorth
1015= AFC Croydon Athletic
1025= AFC Darwen
553= AFC Dunstable
869 AFC Emley
196 AFC Fylde
559= AFC Hayes
215 AFC Hornchurch
812= AFC Liverpool
481= AFC Mansfield
448= AFC Newbury
508 AFC Portchester
318 AFC Rushden and Diamonds
926= AFC St Austell
218= AFC Sudbury
154 AFC Telford United
171 AFC Totton
1008= AFC Uckfield
1045= AFC Uckfield Town
506 AFC Wallingford
64 AFC Wimbledon
536 AFC Wulfrunians
833= Albion Sports
97 Aldershot Town
136 Alfreton Town
612 Almondsbury Town
760 Almondsbury UWE (University of West England)
898= Alnwick Town
649 Alresford Town
719 Alsager Town
580= Alton Town
135 Altrincham
732= Alvechurch
947= Amesbury Town
916= Ampthill Town
438 Andover
840= Andover Town
1025= Anstey Nomads
1045= Anston Athletic
608= Ardley United
208 Arlesey Town
521= Armthorpe Welfare
353 Arnold Town
1 Arsenal*
693 Arundel
814= Ascot United
696 Ash United
855= Ashby Ivanhoe
682 Ashford Town (Kent)
283 Ashford Town (Mdx)
804= Ashford United
315 Ashington
591 Ashton and Backwell United
655= Ashton Athletic
951= Ashton Town
298 Ashton United
1045= Askern Villa
10 Aston Villa
962= Athersley Recreation
401 Atherstone Town
451 Atherstone United
573 Atherton Collieries
576 Atherton Laburnum Rovers
363= Aveley
348 Aylesbury
214 Aylesbury United
1045= Aylestone Park
598= Bacup Borough
455 Badshot Lea
974= Baldock Town
483= Baldock Town (1)
281 Bamber Bridge
387 Banbury United
441 Banstead Athletic
670 Bardon Hill
595 Barking
855= Barking (1)
580= Barkingside
85 Barnet
1008= Barnoldswick Town
28 Barnsley
518= Barnstaple Town
1045= Barnton
109 Barrow
474= Barrow Town
844= Bartley Green
417 Barton Rovers
780 Barton Town Old Boys
224 Barwell
636= Basford United
363= Bashley
739 Basildon United
151 Basingstoke Town
143 Bath City
335 Beaconsfield Slough Youth Centre Old Boys
548 Beckenham Town
685 Bedfont
763= Bedfont and Feltham
884= Bedfont Sports
876 Bedfont Town
892= Bedford
246 Bedford Town
840= Bedford United (1)
296 Bedlington Terriers
321 Bedworth United
273 Belper Town
518= Bemerton Heath Harlequins
613 Berkhamsted
430 Berkhamsted Town
757= Bewdley Town
989= Bexhill United
922= Bicester Town
698 Biddulph Victoria
319 Bideford
255 Biggleswade Town
684 Biggleswade United
200 Billericay Town
574= Billingham Synthonia
337 Billingham Town
642 Bilston Town
633 Binfield
31 Birmingham City
962= Birtley Town
336 Bishop Auckland
597 Bishop Sutton
305 Bishop’s Cleeve
182 Bishop’s Stortford
530 Bitton
555 Blaby and Whetstone Athletic
974= Black Country Rangers
20 Blackburn Rovers
334 Blackfield and Langley
59 Blackpool
712 Blackstones
989= Blakenall
1025= Bloxwich United
989= Bloxwich United
117 Blyth Spartans
435 Bodmin Town
285 Bognor Regis Town
694 Boldmere St Michaels
916= Bolehall Swifts
24 Bolton Wanderers
1011= Bookham
717= Bootle
178 Boreham Wood
767 Borrowash Victoria
678 Boston Town
125 Boston United
801= Bottesford Town
647 Bourne Town
566= Bournemouth (Ams)
787 Bowers and Pitsea
888= Bowers United
142 Brackley Town
243 Bracknell Town
40 Bradford City
189 Bradford Park Avenue
641 Bradford Town
754= Brading Town
148 Braintree Town
611 Brandon United
746 Brantham Athletic
50 Brentford
304 Brentwood Town
556 Bridgnorth Town
383 Bridgwater Town
339 Bridlington Town
1045= Bridon Ropes
688= Bridport
848= Brierley Hill and Withymoor
242 Brigg Town
593 Brighouse Town
761 Brightlingsea Regent
44 Brighton and Hove Albion
478 Brimscombe and Thrupp
962= Brimsdown Rovers
341 Brislington
56 Bristol City
521= Bristol Manor Farm
38 Bristol Rovers
1045= Broadbridge Heath
370 Brockenhurst
797= Brocton
870 Brodsworth Miners Welfare
179 Bromley
294 Bromsgrove Rovers
910= Bromsgrove Sporting
929= Bromyard Town
610 Buckingham Town
660 Buckland Athletic
804= Bugbrooke St Michaels
276 Burgess Hill Town
250 Burnham
513 Burnham Ramblers
34 Burnley
174 Burscough
92 Burton Albion
84 Bury
225 Bury Town
1045= Bustleholme
267 Buxton
947= Cadbury Athletic
457 Cadbury Heath
777 Calne Town
538 Camberley Town
152 Cambridge City
94 Cambridge United
390 Cammell Laird 1907
903= Canterbury City
126 Canvey Island
16 Cardiff City
90 Carlisle United
380 Carlton Town
308 Carshalton Athletic
544= Carterton
830= Castle Vale
989= Castle Vale JKS
568 Causeway United
855= CB Hounslow United
974= Celtic Nation
708 Chadderton
385 Chalfont St Peter
784 Chard Town
32 Charlton Athletic
131 Chasetown
346 Chatham Town
578 Cheadle Town
1045= Cheddar
134 Chelmsford City
2 Chelsea*
823= Cheltenham Saracens
67 Cheltenham Town
412 Chertsey Town
164 Chesham United
394 Cheshunt
686 Chessington and Hook United
172 Chester
106 Chester City
98 Chesterfield
501 Chester-le-Street Town
776 Chichester City
1025= Chinnor
211 Chippenham Town
324 Chipstead
279 Chorley
539= Christchurch
410 Cinderford Town
272 Cirencester Town
448= Clacton Town
1025= Clanfield 85
736 Clapton
662= Cleethorpes Town
247 Clevedon Town
650 Clevedon United
763= Clipstone
405 Clitheroe
252 Coalville Town
709= Cobham
735 Cockfosters
962= Codicote
437 Cogenhoe United
51 Colchester United
400 Coleshill Town
586= Colliers Wood United
579 Colne
747 Colney Heath
303 Colwyn Bay
238 Concord Rangers
416 Congleton Town
490 Consett
898= Continental Star
191 Corby Town
884= Corinthian
564 Corinthian Casuals
751= Cornard United
526 Corsham Town
703 Cove
37 Coventry City
432 Coventry Sphinx
855= Coventry United
681 Cowes Sports
600 Cradley Town
1025= Cranfield United
745 Crawley Down Gatwick
799= Crawley Green
53 Crawley Town
903= Cray Valley Paper Mills
310 Cray Wanderers
68 Crewe Alexandra
962= Cribbs
688= Crook Town
456 Crowborough Athletic
392 Croydon
434 Croydon Athletic
15 Crystal Palace
1045= Cullompton Rangers
146 Curzon Ashton
89 Dagenham and Redbridge
1011= Daisy Hill
617 Darlington
112 Darlington (1)
947= Darlington Railway Athletic
153 Dartford
788= Darwen
257 Daventry Town
738 Daventry United
866 Dawlish Town
514 Deal Town
671 Debenham Leisure Centre
523 Deeping Rangers
934= Denaby United
43 Derby County
414 Dereham Town
768= Desborough Town
357 Devizes Town
235 Didcot Town
480 Dinnington Town
583 Diss Town
77 Doncaster Rovers
158 Dorchester Town
584= Dorking
614 Dorking Wanderers
855= Dosthill Colts
115 Dover Athletic
716 Downton
144 Droylsden
833= Dudley Sports
801= Dudley Town
301 Dulwich Hamlet
592 Dunkirk
374 Dunstable Town
322 Dunston UTS
314 Durham City
1018= Earlswood Town
358 Easington Colliery
974= East Cowes Victoria Athletic
730 East Grinstead Town
424 East Preston
206 East Thurrock United
180 Eastbourne Borough
420 Eastbourne Town
706 Eastbourne United Association
116 Eastleigh
130 Eastwood Town
147 Ebbsfleet United
799= Eccleshall
547 Eccleshill United
546 Edgware Town
351 Egham Town
827= Ellesmere Rangers
989= Ellistown
675= Ellistown and Ibstock United
734 Elmore
714 Ely City
330 Enfield
665= Enfield (1893)
320 Enfield Town
565 Epsom and Ewell
1025= Epsom Athletic
413 Erith and Belvedere
492 Erith Town
620 Esh Winning
868 Eton Manor
877 Evenwood Town
8 Everton
221 Evesham United
107 Exeter City
640 Exmouth Town
833= Eynesbury Rovers
699 Fairford Town
770 Fakenham Town
606 Falmouth Town
516= Fareham Town
293 Farnborough
101 Farnborough Town
773 Farnham Town
444 Farsley Celtic
213 Farsley Celtic (1)
422 Faversham Town
1011= Fawley
590 FC Broxbourne Borough
622= FC Clacton
150 FC Halifax Town
672= FC Romania
163 FC United of Manchester
445 Felixstowe and Walton United
1045= Feltham
922= Fisher
288 Fisher Athletic
289 Flackwell Heath
1025= Fleet Spurs
377 Fleet Town
113 Fleetwood Town
586= Flixton
223 Folkestone Invicta
447 Folland Sports
114 Forest Green Rovers
879= Formby
830= Friar Lane and Epworth
245 Frickley Athletic
878 Frimley Green
382 Frome Town
22 Fulham
181 Gainsborough Trinity
566= Garforth Town
122 Gateshead
951= Gedling Miners Welfare
429 Gedling Town
57 Gillingham
552 Gillingham Town
439 Glapwell
470 Glasshoughton Welfare
1045= Glebe
512 Glossop North End
198 Gloucester City
332 Godalming Town
774 Godmanchester Rovers
1025= Goodrich
503 Goole
704= Gorleston
615 Gornal Athletic
232 Gosport Borough
1025= Graham Street Prims
217 Grantham Town
1045= Gravesham Borough
149 Grays Athletic
553= Great Harwood Town
557 Great Wakering Rovers
596 Great Yarmouth Town
819= Greenhouse London
356 Greenwich Borough
1018= Greenwood Meadows
431 Gresley
571 Gresley Rovers
662= Gretna
1045= Grimsby Borough
105 Grimsby Town
934= Grosvenor Park
974= GSA Sports
658= Guernsey
586= Guildford City
426 Guisborough Town
185 Guiseley
743 Hadleigh United
474= Hadley
771= Hailsham Town
929= Halesowen Harriers
244 Halesowen Town
137 Halifax Town
783 Hall Road Rangers
569 Hallam
342 Hallen
584= Halstead Town
201 Hampton and Richmond Borough
499 Hamworthy United
476 Handsworth Parramore
974= Hanley Town
452 Hanwell Town
359 Hanworth Villa
903= Harborough Town
504 Harefield United
598= Haringey Borough
227 Harlow Town
903= Harpenden Town
145 Harrogate Railway Athletic
156 Harrogate Town
190 Harrow Borough
951= Harrow Hill
962= Harrowby United
80 Hartlepool United
317 Hartley Wintney
572 Harwich and Parkeston
436 Hassocks
129 Hastings United
888= Hatfield Main
661 Hatfield Town
1045= Haughmond
100 Havant and Waterlooville
848= Haverhill Borough
350 Haverhill Rovers
192 Hayes
210 Hayes and Yeading United
1015= Hayling United
974= Haywards Heath Town
748= Heanor Town
894 Heath Hayes
922= Heather St Johns
974= Heaton Stannington
352 Hebburn Town
194 Hednesford Town
216 Hemel Hempstead Town
898= Hemsworth Miners Welfare
199 Hendon
947= Hengrove Athletic
812= Henley Town
483= Hereford
82 Hereford United
408 Herne Bay
558 Hertford Town
229 Heybridge Swifts
657 Highgate United
819= Highmoor-Ibis
411 Highworth Town
465 Hillingdon Borough
962= Hinckley
675= Hinckley AFC
140 Hinckley United
124 Histon
278 Hitchin Town
453 Hoddesdon Town
528= Holbeach United
753 Holbrook Sports
605 Holker Old Boys
989= Hollands and Blair
781= Holmer Green
882 Holmesdale
762 Holwell Sports
1008= Holyport
672= Hook Norton
409 Horden Colliery Welfare
713 Horley Town
167 Hornchurch
701 Horndean
170 Horsham
497 Horsham YMCA
264 Hucknall Town
46 Huddersfield Town
14 Hull City
644 Hullbridge Sports
302 Hungerford Town
725 Huntingdon Town
266 Hyde United
1025= Hythe and Dibden
251 Hythe Town
726 Ilford
873 Ilfracombe Town
316 Ilkeston
207 Ilkeston Town
54 Ipswich Town
500 Ipswich Wanderers
1018= Irchester United
951= Irlam
515 Jarrow Roofing Boldon CA
607 Kempston Rovers
282 Kendal Town
926= Kentish Town
99 Kettering Town
942= Keynsham Town
96 Kidderminster Harriers
627 Kidlington
323 Kidsgrove Athletic
635 Kings Langley
173 King’s Lynn
284 King’s Lynn Town
884= Kingsbury Town
104 Kingstonian
648 Kirby Muxloe
1025= Kirkley
507 Kirkley and Pakefield
844= Knaphill
989= Knaresborough Town
195 Lancaster City
771= Lancing
895= Langford
525 Larkhall Athletic
929= Launceston
962= Laverstock and Ford
254 Leamington
218= Leatherhead
1018= Ledbury Town
1018= Leeds Carnegie
36 Leeds United
744 Leek County School Old Boys
271 Leek Town
30 Leicester City
751= Leicester Nirvana
855= Leicester Road
203 Leigh Genesis
333 Leighton Town
226 Leiston
989= Letchworth
654 Leverstock Green
186 Lewes
329 Leyton
62 Leyton Orient
934= Lichfield City
41 Lincoln City
903= Lincoln Moorlands
479 Lincoln Moorlands Railway
287 Lincoln United
724 Lingfield
757= Liskeard Athletic
562 Littlehampton Town
4 Liverpool
344 Liversedge
809= London APSA
1025= London Bari
680 London Colney
848= London Lions
634 London Tigers
460 Long Buckby
563 Long Eaton United
652 Long Melford
989= Longlevens
791 Longwell Green Sports
729 Lordswood
541 Loughborough Dynamo
742 Loughborough University
844= Louth Town
754= Louth United
231 Lowestoft Town
974= Loxwood
662= Ludlow Town
60 Luton Town
951= Lydney Town
879= Lye Town
872 Lymington Town
87 Macclesfield Town
184 Maidenhead United
160 Maidstone United
561 Maine Road
376 Maldon and Tiptree
534 Maltby Main
628= Malvern Town
5 Manchester City*
3 Manchester United
269 Mangotsfield United
91 Mansfield Town
797= March Town United
168 Margate
265 Marine
502 Market Drayton Town
559= Marlow
962= Marlow United
340 Marske United
300 Matlock Town
837= Meir KA
707 Melksham Town
253 Merstham
395 Merthyr Town
220 Merthyr Tydfil
234 Metropolitan Police
378 Mickleover Sports
19 Middlesbrough
418 Mildenhall Town
795= Mile Oak
9 Millwall
807 Milton Keynes City
66 Milton Keynes Dons
808 Milton United
788= Minehead
898= Mole Valley Predators
347 Molesey
511 Moneyfields
240 Moor Green
111 Morecambe
464 Morpeth Town
306 Mossley
855= Murton
228 Nantwich Town
313 Needham Market
892= Nelson
531 New Mills
292 New Milton Town
951= Newbury
326 Newcastle Benfield
355 Newcastle Blue Star
328 Newcastle Town
27 Newcastle United
989= Newhaven
440 Newmarket Town
384 Newport (IOW)
121 Newport County
602 Newport Pagnell Town
974= Newquay
667 Newton Aycliffe
268 North Ferriby United
371 North Greenford United
307 North Leigh
871 North Shields
731 Northallerton Town
1045= Northampton ON Chenecks
823= Northampton Sileby Rangers
577 Northampton Spencer
93 Northampton Town
118 Northwich Victoria
311 Northwood
468 Norton and Stockton Ancients
263 Norton United
47 Norwich City
618 Norwich United
914 Nostell Miners Welfare
48 Nottingham Forest
63 Notts County
127 Nuneaton Borough
655= Nuneaton Griff
187 Nuneaton Town
491 Oadby Town
1015= Oakwood
727 Odd Down
672= Old Woodstock Town
625 Oldbury United
61 Oldham Athletic
622= Oldham Boro
974= Oldland Abbotonians
290 Ossett Albion
327 Ossett Town
205 Oxford City
69 Oxford United
544= Oxhey Jets
695 Padiham
840= Paget Rangers
688= Pagham
704= Parkgate
233 Paulton Rovers
679 Peacehaven and Telscombe
638 Pegasus Juniors
631 Pelsall Villa
1025= Penistone Church
462= Penrith
989= Penryn Athletic
848= Penzance
1025= Pershore Town (88)
816= Peterborough Northern Star
765 Peterborough Sports
73 Peterborough United
632 Peterlee Newtown
472= Petersfield Town
951= Pewsey Vale
668= Phoenix Sports
516= Pickering Town
804= Pilkington XXX
39 Plymouth Argyle
700 Plymouth Parkway
768= Pontefract Collieries
275 Poole Town
79 Port Vale
898= Porthleven
837= Portishead Town
926= Portland United
6 Portsmouth
291 Potters Bar Town
722= Potton United
407 Prescot Cables
42 Preston North End
833= Prudhoe Town
74 Queens Park Rangers
425 Quorn
867 Racing Club Warwick
222 Radcliffe Borough
481= Radcliffe Olympic
962= Radford
809= Radstock Town
443 Rainworth Miners Welfare
487 Ramsbottom United
260 Ramsgate
580= Raunds Town
601 Raynes Park Vale
23 Reading
775 Reading Town
165 Redbridge
286 Redditch United
462= Redhill
354 Retford United
702 Ringmer
816= Ringwood Town
989= Risborough Rangers
458 Rocester
58 Rochdale
929= Rochdale Town
848= Rochester United
495 Romford
916= Romsey Town
498 Romulus
393 Rossendale United
651 Rossington Main
86 Rotherham United
916= Rothwell Corinthians
415 Rothwell Town
608= Royal Wootton Bassett Town
528= Royston Town
362 Rugby Town
236 Runcorn FC Halton
446 Runcorn Linnets
469 Runcorn Town
274 Rushall Olympic
132 Rushden and Diamonds
1018= Rushden and Higham United
883 Rye United
757= Ryton and Crawcrook Albion
692 Saffron Walden Town
176 Salford City
677 Salisbury
123 Salisbury City
721 Saltash United
472= Saltdean United
604 Sandhurst Town
989= Sandwell Borough
781= Sawbridgeworth Town
102 Scarborough
551 Scarborough Athletic
75 Scunthorpe United
619 Seaham Red Star
683 Selby Town
505 Selsey
626 Sevenoaks Town
1018= Shaftesbury
934= Shaw Lane Association
916= Shawbury United
277 Sheffield
21 Sheffield United
49 Sheffield Wednesday
1045= Sheppey United
855= Sheppey United (1)
489 Shepshed Dynamo
865 Shepton Mallet
586= Sherborne Town
788= Shifnal Town
241 Shildon
466 Shirebrook Town
404 Sholing
709= Shoreham
249 Shortwood United
819= Shotton Comrades
70 Shrewsbury Town
989= Shrewton United
809= Shrivenham
910= Sidlesham
879= Sidley United
778 Silsden
406 Sittingbourne
373 Skelmersdale United
779 Slade Green
722= Sleaford Town
433 Slimbridge
161 Slough Town
496 Soham Town Rangers
386 Solihull Borough
169 Solihull Moors
793 South Normanton Athletic
343 South Park
766 South Shields
636= Southall
974= Southall Town
665= Southam United
13 Southampton
349 Southend Manor
76 Southend United
120 Southport
875 Southwick (Sussex)
325 Spalding United
934= Spelthorne Sports
239 Spennymoor Town
331 Spennymoor United
826 Sporting Bengal United
974= Sporting Club Thamesmead
360 Sporting Khalsa
533 Squires Gate
183 St Albans City
946 St Andrew’s
427 St Blazey
942= St Francis Rangers
603 St Helens Town
532 St Ives Town
616 St Leonards
391 St Margaretsbury
493 St Neots Town
159 Stafford Rangers
450 Stafford Town
819= Staines Lammas
141 Staines Town
188 Stalybridge Celtic
237 Stamford
711 Stansted
524 Stanway Rovers
830= Stapenhill
537 Staveley Miners Welfare
65 Stevenage
527 Stewarts and Lloyds (Corby)
934= Steyning Town
71 Stockport County
398 Stockport Sports
309 Stocksbridge Park Steels
12 Stoke City
922= Stokesley Sports Club
622= Stone Dominoes
423 Stotfold
119 Stourbridge
397 Stourport Swifts
454 Stowmarket Town
369 Stratford Town
594 Street
732= Studley
848= Sun Sports
25= Sunderland
803 Sunderland Nissan
1025= Sunderland Ryhope Colliery Welfare
913 Sunderland Ryhope Community Association
402 Sutton Coldfield Town
944= Sutton Common Rovers
754= Sutton Town (2002)
72 Sutton United
951= Swaffham Town
45 Swansea City
177 Swindon Supermarine
88 Swindon Town
428 Tadcaster Albion
951= Tadley Calleva
944= Takeley
110 Tamworth
259 Taunton Town
748= Tavistock
197 Team Bath
962= Team Bury
814= Team Northumbria
951= Team Solent
103 Telford United
915 Teversal
542= Thackley
295 Thame United
403 Thamesmead Town
421 Thatcham Town
895= Thetford Town
467 Thornaby
823= Thrapston Town
574= Three Bridges
204 Thurrock
509 Tilbury
262 Tipton Town
717= Tiptree United
193 Tiverton Town
535 Tividale
720 Tokyngton Manor
270 Tonbridge Angels
248 Tooting and Mitcham United
837= Torpoint Athletic
81 Torquay United
785 Torrington
17 Tottenham Hotspur*
691 Totton and Eling
645 Tow Law Town
792 Tower Hamlets
367 Trafford
33 Tranmere Rovers
728 Tring Athletic
658= Tring Town
366 Truro City
748= Tuffley Rovers
687 Tunbridge Wells
929= United Services Portsmouth
375 Uxbridge
157 Vauxhall Motors (Ellesmere Port)
485 VCD Athletic
916= Verwood Town
989= Viking Greenford
1025= Wadebridge Town
312 Wakefield
52 Walsall
827= Walsall Wood
891 Walsham-le-Willows
419 Waltham Abbey
488 Waltham Forest
368 Walton and Hersham
399 Walton Casuals
697 Wantage Town
989= Warboys Town
258 Ware
1025= Warlingham
974= Warminster Town
175 Warrington Town
621 Washington
18 Watford
202 Wealdstone
668= Wednesfield
138 Welling United
795= Wellingborough Town
934= Wellingborough Town (1)
1025= Wellingborough Whitworths
897 Wellington (Herefordshire)
962= Wellington (Somerset)
639 Wells City
740 Welton Rovers
461 Welwyn Garden City
539= Wembley
794 West Allotment Celtic
379 West Auckland Town
25= West Bromwich Albion
903= West Didsbury and Chorlton
11 West Ham United
989= West Midlands Police
646 Westbury United
786 Westfield
261 Westfields
162 Weston-super-Mare
155 Weymouth
630 Whickham
209 Whitby Town
628= Whitchurch United
903= Whitehaven
166 Whitehawk
280 Whitley Bay
486 Whitstable Town
874 Whitton United
388 Whyteleafe
737 Wick
1045= Wick and Barnham United
7 Wigan Athletic
1011= Wigan Robin Park
345 Willand Rovers
459 Willenhall Town
887 Willington
510 Wimborne Town
989= Wincanton Town
389 Winchester City
816= Windsor
381 Windsor and Eton
372 Wingate and Finchley
542= Winsford United
951= Winterbourne United
570 Winterton Rangers
297 Wisbech Town
338 Witham Town
989= Withdean 2000
840= Witheridge
653 Witney Town
934= Witney Town (1)
299 Witton Albion
442 Wivenhoe Town
1025= Wodson Park
133 Woking
848= Wokingham and Emmbrook
888= Wokingham Town
829 Wolverhampton Casuals
1045= Wolverhampton Sporting Community
35 Wolverhampton Wanderers
471 Woodbridge Town
396 Woodford United
844= Woodstock Sports
549 Wootton Blue Cross
139 Worcester City
212 Workington
855= Worksop Parramore
230 Worksop Town
855= Worsborough Bridge Miners Welfare
361 Worthing
477 Worthing United
108 Wrexham
365 Wroxham
29 Wycombe Wanderers
256 Yate Town
518= Yaxley
128 Yeading
78 Yeovil Town
95 York City
741 Yorkshire Amateur

Nb. Rankings based on how far clubs have reached each season in FA Cup since 2000/01

The 2016 FACTAs

Welcome to the second annual FA Cup Team Awards (FACTAs)

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The FACTAs 2016-17

 Nominations Overview

There are five FACupFactfile Team Awards (FACTAs) to be won this season recognising Non-League clubs FA Cup endeavours and the shortlist of nominees for each award is listed below. The winners will be announced on Friday 6th January 2017 before that evening’s Third Round FA Cup match.

 TEAM OF THE CUP FACTA

FACTA awarded to the club with the biggest positive impact on this season’s competition

Nominated clubs:

Beaconsfield SYCOB – for reaching Q4 Round for 1st time with a young squad

Curzon Ashton – for reaching 2nd Round for only their second time

Stourbridge – for reaching at least 2nd Round 4 times in 6 years as a level 7 club

Sutton United – for reaching 3rd Round for first time in 23 years

Taunton Town – for 5 clean sheets in run to 1st Round

Westfields – for being lowest ranked team in 1st Round and winning 6 ties

 

PERFORMANCE OF THE CUP FACTA

FACTA awarded to the club which produced the most memorable single performance in this year’s competition

Nominated clubs:

Barrow – for their 2-1 win at EFL 1 side Bristol Rovers

Lincoln City – for their 3-2 home win over EFL 1 side Oldham Athletic

Plymouth Parkway – for their 6-0 win at two levels above Bridgwater Town

Stamford – for their 3-2 extra time win at Wrexham

Stourbridge – for their 1-0 win over EFL 1 side Northampton Town

Sutton United – for their 2 v 1 comeback win over EFL 2 Cheltenham Town

Yaxley – for their 12-0 thrashing of Huntingdon Town

 

SURPRISE OF THE CUP FACTA

FACTA awarded to the club which produced the most unexpected result or Cup run

Nominated clubs:

Hadley – for reaching Q3 round with no home ground

Potters Bar Town – for beating two higher league clubs

Taunton Town – for beating three higher league clubs

Westfields – for beating three higher league clubs

SPECIAL TEAM AWARD FACTA

FACTA awarded to the club who epitomised the spirit of the FA Cup

Nominated clubs:

Ashton Athletic – for winning as many FA Cup matches this year as in previous 8 years

Eastleigh – for donating their share of gate receipts to North Leigh

Lincoln City – for a 7,000+ crowd for their tie with Oldham Athletic

Westfields – for scoring a total of 25 goals

FRIEND OF NON-LEAGUE FACTA

FACTA awarded to the League club who supported a Non-League club in the FA Cup

Nominated clubs:

Oxford United – for donating their share of gate receipts to Merstham

Blackpool Fans – for donating their non-spent ticket money to Kidderminster Harriers

Good luck to all clubs who have been nominated, and happy voting!

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FA Cup 2016-17 2nd Qualifying Round Review

This is THE most comprehensive review of the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup to be found anywhere on the Internet, or elsewhere.

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Felixstowe and Walton United provided the stand-out shock in an FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round of Cup upsets as the Step 5 club from the Eastern Counties League Premier Division ran out 2-1 winners at home to Bishop’s Stortford who play three leagues above them in the National League South. The sensational win also takes the Seasiders into the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time ever in what is their 15th FA Cup campaign, whilst the Bishops exit the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying for the third year in a row.

Northern League Division One side Morpeth Town turned the tables on perennial giant-killers Blyth Spartans from Northern Premier League Premier Division, two divisions above, giving them a taste of their own medicine as the current FA Vase holders won 4-2 away at Croft Park to reach the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time this Century.

In only their second ever FA Cup campaign Northern Counties East League Premier Division outfit AFC Mansfield won 1-0 at two leagues higher Northern Premier League Premier Division side Coalville Town making it four FA Cup wins out of five matches for the Bulls to reach the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time. It is the fourth successive season that the Ravens have exited the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round.

Spartan South Midlands side Hadley also beat a club from two divisions above them winning 2-1 at home to Kings Langley from the Southern League Premier Division to make the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time ever, three rounds further than the club has ever been before. Despite this being Hadley’s fourth FA Cup win of the season there are 163 other clubs who have scored more FA Cup goals this year than they have, the majority of whom are now no longer in the competition.

Winchester City, who ply their trade at Step 4 level in the Southern League Division One South and West, had the biggest margin of victory of all clubs who beat a side from two divisions above them. The Citizens romped to a 4-0 home win over Truro City from the National League South.

Northern Premier League Division One South side AFC Rushden and Diamonds also beat National League South opposition in the shape of Concord Rangers winning 3-1 at their Thames Road ground.

Another National League side, Nuneaton Town from the Northern section, lost 2-1 at home to Lincoln United who, like the aforementioned Diamonds, also compete in the Northern Premier League Division One South, two leagues below the Boro.

Lancaster City from Northern Premier League Division One North had a terrific 2-1 home win over Darlington 1883 from National League North, who despite this defeat registered their best FA Cup round reached since the club re-formed four years ago.

Southern League Division One South and West club North Leigh will at least equal their best ever FA Cup run in 18 campaigns after winning 2-1 at home to National League South side Weston-super-Mare.

In what is their third FA Cup campaign, Step 5 club Handsworth Parramore from Northern Counties East League Premier Division will now appear three rounds further in the competition than they ever have done before after knocking out Step 4 club Burscough from Northern Premier League Division One North with a 2-0 victory.

Northern League Division One side Bishop Auckland is another Step 5 club into the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round following a victory over Step 4 opposition, in their case a 1-0 win over Northern Premier League Division One North outfit Trafford, which takes the club into the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time in 17 years.

The inaugural FA Cup adventure continues for Hereford from Southern League Division One South and West who beat higher league opponents in the shape Northern Premier League Premier Division side Sutton Coldfield Town with a tight 3-2 win at their Central Ground.

In what is their 39th FA Cup campaign, and in their 133rd year of existence, the Lilywhites of Faversham Town, who play in the Isthmian League Division One South, are into the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time ever after a 1-0 replay win at Southern League Premier Division side Hitchin Town.

Another Step 4 side, Potters Bar Town from Southern League Division One Central, also beat Step 3 opposition in a replay, winning 3-2 against Canvey Island from Isthmian League Premier Division.

Three Step 3 clubs knocked out National League opponents with Chippenham Town from the Southern League Premier Division following up their record equalling FA Cup win in the 2nd Qualifying Round with a comprehensive 4-1 home victory over Poole Town from National League South.

Isthmian League Premier Division side Staines Town won 1-0 at National League South club Maidenhead United, and completing the cup upsets of the round, Southern League Premier Division club Weymouth won 3-2 at home to Gosport Borough also from National League South.

Isthmian League Division One North side Thamesmead Town came back from two goals down to win 4-2 after extra time in their replay against Hanwell Town from Southern League Division One Central to reach the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time in their history in what is their 23rd FA Cup campaign.

Also into the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time ever since re-forming in 2010 is Farsley Celtic from Northern Premier League Division One North who won 2-0 at fellow league opponents Tadcaster Albion.

Step 5 clubs Cadbury Heath from Western League Premier Division and Westfields from Midland Football League Premier both beat fellow Step 5 clubs, Wessex League Premier Division’s Alresford Town and Midland Football League Premier Division’s Highgate United respectively, to not only make it into the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time in both club’s histories (The Heathens in their 10th campaign, The Fields in their 17th), but both clubs are also the current joint top goal-scorers in this season’s competition having both scored 17 goals each across their four victories.

Completing the Step 5 representation in the 3rd Qualifying Round are Hellenic League Premier Division outfit Brimscombe and Thrupp who beat fellow Step 5 club Brislington from the Western League Premier Division 2-1 to reach the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time ever in what is their 3rd FA Cup campaign, a full three rounds further than the club has ever been before.

Southern League Division One South club Beaconsfield SYCOB are also into the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time ever in their 20th FA Cup campaign after winning 3-1 at home to Isthmian League Division One North side Witham Town and put themselves in third spot in terms of goals scored with fifteen.

The biggest goal-scorers of the round were National League South club Hampton and Richmond Borough and National League North side FC United of Manchester who both won 7-1 away from home against Step 4 opponents in the shape of Southern League Division One Central side AFC Dunstable and Northern Premier League Division One North club Ossett Town. The results represent both the biggest ever FA Cup wins and the biggest ever FA Cup losses for the four clubs involved.

National League North side Brackley Town also recorded their biggest ever FA Cup win with a 6-0 victory at home to Rugby Town from Northern Premier League Division One South to knock the Valley out of the competition for the second season running.

FC Halifax Town from National League North won 5-0 at Step 5 side Ashton Athletic from North West Counties League Premier Division to inflict the heaviest ever FA Cup defeat on the Ashes who can console themselves in the knowledge of achieving an FA Cup run two rounds further than they’ve ever been before.

Step 5 Hellenic Premier League side Highworth Town finally lost 5-1 at Havant and Waterlooville which equals the Isthmian League Premiers Division side’s biggest ever FA Cup win.

Cirencester Town suffered their heaviest ever FA Cup defeat after losing 6-1 at fellow Southern League Premier Division side Banbury United, with the Oxfordshire based club exacting revenge for a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Wiltshire club in 2012 in fine style, whilst National League South side Ebbsfleet United inflicted a record equalling margin of defeat on AFC Sudbury from Isthmian League Premier Division with a 5-0 victory.

A 2-1 replay win over Combined Counties League Premier Division side Colliers Wood United means that Merstham from Isthmian League Premier Division will at least equal their best FA Cup in what is their 33rd campaign. The Colliers Wood players can console themselves in the knowledge that they have set a new personal best in the FA Cup for the club by reaching the 2nd Qualifying Round for the first time.

Walton Casuals won 4-2 at fellow Isthmian League Division One South side Hythe Town to at least equal their best ever FA Cup run in their 17 campaigns, whilst Southern League Premier Division side Merthyr Town won 2-0 at AFC Portchester from Wessex League Premier Division to at least equal their best Cup run in their 7th campaign.

Several clubs will be appearing in the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time in many years after victories in the 2nd Round, with three clubs in particular returning after a 17 year hiatus. Alongside the already highlighted Bishop Auckland and Morpeth Town are Taunton Town from Southern League Division One South and West who won 2-0 at home to league rivals Slimbridge.

However, Egham Town from the Southern League Division One South have waited the longest after winning 2-1 at home to Isthmian League Division One North club VCD Athletic to appear in the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time in 26 years.

By beating fellow National League North side Tamworth 4-0, Kidderminster Harriers have now gone 33 years since they last were knocked out of the FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round. Both Bath City, who beat fellow National League South club Oxford City 2-1 after extra time in a replay, and Eastbourne Borough, also from the National League South who won 2-1 at home to Metropolitan Police from Isthmian League Premier Division, maintained a 10 year record of always going beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round.

Despite going down 2-1 to Chesham United from Southern League Premier Division in a replay, the players of Sevenoaks Town from the Southern Counties East League Premier Division can congratulate themselves on setting a new personal best for the club by reaching the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round in their 12th campaign.

The players of aforementioned Alresford Town can similarly congratulate themselves on the same feat in what is their 9th FA Cup campaign, with Kirby Muxloe from the United Counties League Premier Division also setting their own personal best following a narrow 2-1 home defeat to National League North outfit Boston United in their 8th campaign, and the previously mentioned Kings Langley achieving it in their 7th campaign.

Essex Senior League side Waltham Forest lost 3-1 at Isthmian League Premier Division side Folkestone Invicta but have equalled their best FA Cup in their 22nd campaign since Leyton and Walthamstow Pennant merged together in 1995.

Similarly, the aforementioned VCD Athletic, who lost 2-1 Egham Town, have also equalled their best FA Cup run in what is their 17th campaign.

Along with the previously mentioned Coalville Town, Southern League Premier side Hayes and Yeading United exited the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round for the fourth successive season after losing 2-0 at home to Worthing from the Isthmian League Premier Division. It is three successive years of being knocked out in the 2nd Qualifying Round for Hyde United from Northern Premier League Division One North after losing 2-0 at National League North club Stockport County.

By beating fellow Northern Premier League Premier Division side Marine 3-2 in a replay, Nantwich Town finally avenged a 1-0 defeat to the same side in the FA Cup from 24 years ago. Slough Town had waited 17 years to avenge a 3-2 defeat to fellow Southern League Premier Division side Cambridge City before beating the Lilywhites 3-1 this year.

A 4-0 thumping of Histon from Southern League Division One Central by National League South side Wealdstone more than made up for the 12 year wait to avenge the 2-0 defeat to the same side in the competition, whilst Dartford beat fellow National League South rivals Chelmsford City 3-2 to avenge a 4-1 defeat to the same club seven years ago, the same length of time Worcester City had had to wait to avenge a 1-0 defeat to National League North foes AFC Telford with a 3-1 replay victory this year.

 

FA Cup 2016-17 Q2 Round Tie-by-Tie Preview

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  1. Bridlington Town (Northern Counties East League Premier Division) v Harrogate Town (National League North)

Step 5 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Bridlington Town are in the 2nd Qualifying Round for the first time in 13 years. Harrogate Town lost to the original Bridlington Town in the FA Cup in the 1963/64 season, but did make the 2nd Round Proper as recently as four years ago.

 

  1. Handsworth Parramore (Northern Counties East League Premier Division) v Burscough (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Step 5 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Handsworth Parramore are in their third FA Cup campaign and have already won more FA Cup matches in this season than in the two previous seasons put together. Burscough are in their 70th FA Cup campaign and made the 2nd Round Proper 11 years ago

 

  1. Witton Albion (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) v Stalybridge Celtic (National League North)

Step 4 v Step 2

The most common pairing in this season’s 2nd Qualifying Round having met five times in the FA Cup in the past, with the lower league side Witton Albion winning on the last four occasions.

Both sides have reached the 2nd Round Proper in the past, but The Albion have not gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for five years.

 

  1. Blyth Spartans (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Morpeth Town (Northern League Division 1)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Blyth Spartans famously made the 5th Round Proper in 1977/78 season whilst Morpeth Town have yet to appear in the Proper Rounds of the competition and haven’t reached or gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for 17 years.

 

  1. Bishop Auckland (Northern League Division 1) v Trafford (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Step 5 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Trafford need one more win to equal their best FA Cup run whereas Bishop Auckland have made it as far as the 4th Round Proper in the past. However, the Bishops have not gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for 17 years, but have already knocked out two Northern Premier League Division 1 North clubs this season.

 

  1. Nantwich Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Marine (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

One previous FA Cup meeting in 1993/93 won 1-0 by Marine.

Marine made the 3rd Round Proper in the season when the two clubs met in the FA Cup, whilst The Dabbers best run has been to the 1st Round Proper just five years ago.

 

  1. Ashton Athletic (North West Counties League Premier Division) v FC Halifax Town (National League North)

Step 5 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Ashton Athletic are the last representatives of the North West Counties League in this year’s competition and are appearing in the 2nd Qualifying Round fir the 1st time ever in what is their 9th FA Cup campaign. In fact the club hadn’t ever won more than one match in any of their previous eight campaigns. FC Halifax Town have made the 1st Round Proper four times, including in each of the last three seasons, and have only ever been knocked out of the FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round once before, in their debut season in 2008/09.

 

  1. Curzon Ashton (National League North) v Consett (Northern League Division 1)

Step 2 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Consett are the only Step 5 club drawn away at a National League side so on paper have the toughest FA Cup task of all teams in the 2nd Qualifying Round. Made even tougher given the club has not gone beyond this round for 20 years, although they have made the 1st Round Proper in the past. Curzon Ashton made the 2nd Round Proper as recently as the 2008/09 season.

 

  1. Altrincham (National League North) v Gainsborough Trinity (National League North)

Step 2 v Step 2

Two previous FA Cup meetings between the two clubs with Trinity winning in 1933/34 season and Altrincham triumphant in the 1992/93 season.

The Blues appeared in the 3rd Round proper in the 19th Century but have only made it as far as the 2nd Round Proper since qualifying rounds were introduced. Altrincham had a golden period in the 1980s making it as far as the 4th Round Proper 31 years ago.

 

  1. Kidsgrove Athletic (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) v Matlock Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Both clubs are looking to make the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time in a few years with Kidsgrove waiting five years and Matlock waiting six years since last appearing in it. Matlock have at least appeared in the Proper Rounds in the past having made the 3rd Round Proper 40 years ago.

 

  1. Lancaster City (Northern Premier League Division 1 North) v Darlington 1883 (National League North)

Step 4 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Lancaster City have twice made the 2nd Round Proper in the past whereas Darlington 1883 are appearing in the 2nd Qualifying Round for the first time since re-forming. In fact it’s the first time the club has been exempted until this round.

 

  1. Alfreton Town (National League North) v AFC Fylde (National League North)

Step 2 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Both clubs have made the ‘Proper’ rounds in the past, Alfreton Town twice in the 2nd Round Proper in their last eight campaigns, AFC Fylde three times in the 1st Round Proper including in both the last two years. The Reds of Alfreton haven’t gone out of the FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round for six years.

 

  1. Tadcaster Albion (Northern Premier League Division 1 North) v Farsley Celtic (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs, although Tadcaster did lose to the original Farsley Celtic in the 1998/99 season.

Tadcaster Albion need one more win to equal their best ever FA Cup run whilst Farsley Celtic are equalling their best run since re-forming.

 

  1. Bradford (Park Avenue) (National League North) v Salford City (National League North)

Step 2 v Step 2

Two previous FA Cup meetings between the two clubs both won 1-0 by Salford in 2000/01 season and last year in a replay.

The current Bradford (Park Avenue) club has made the 1st Round Proper on three occasions (the club reached Quarter Finals three times before being liquidated in 1974) whilst Salford achieved their best run to the 2nd Round Proper last season.

 

  1. Workington (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Shildon (Northern League Division 1)

Step 3 v Step 5

Two previous FA Cup meetings between the two clubs with one win apiece, both with a 2-1 scoreline.

Shildon made the 2nd Round Proper 80 year ago whilst Workington made the 4th Round Proper three years earlier, but have gone out of the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round in both of the last two seasons.

 

  1. Dunston UTS (Northern League Division 1) v Chorley (National League North)

Step 5 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Dunston UTS knocked a Step 3 side out of the competition in the previous round but have not been beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for 13 years when they achieved their best of the 4th Qualifying Round. Chorley have reached the 4th Qualifying Round in both the last two seasons and have twice appeared in the 2nd Round Proper.

 

  1. Stockport County (National League North) v Hyde United (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Step 2 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs despite their close proximity and 185 FA Cup campaigns between them.

Hyde United have made the 1st Round Proper on three occasions whilst Stockport County reached the 5th Round Proper twice as a Football League club, although being knocked out in the 2nd Qualifying Round last season was their worst FA Cup performance for 119 years..

 

  1. Ossett Town (Northern Premier League Division 1 North) v FC United of Manchester (National League North)

Step 4 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Ossett Town have yet to make it as far as the Proper Rounds of the competition in 40 campaigns whilst FC United reached the 2nd Round Proper six years ago.

 

  1. Spennymoor Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Whitby Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs although Whitby Town were drawn against Spennymoor United six times being victorious on five of those occasions.

Spennymoor Town still yet to reach the Proper Rounds reaching the 4th Qualifying Round two years ago whereas Whitby Town made the 2nd Round Proper twice in the 1980s.

 

  1. Rushall Olympic (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Kettering Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Rushall Olympic have reached the 4th Qualifying Round three times in their last nine campaigns whilst Kettering Town have twice appeared in the 4th Round Proper, most recently in the 2008/09 season.

 

  1. Kirby Muxloe (United Counties League Premier Division) v Boston United (National League North)

Step 5 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Kirby Muxloe are the last representatives of the United Counties League and are appearing in the 2nd Qualifying Round for the first time ever in their 8th FA Cup campaign only ever having got as far as the Preliminary Round in the past. Boston United have made the 4th Round Proper four times in the past most recently 12 years ago.

 

  1. Sutton Coldfield Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Hereford (Southern League Division 1 South and West)

Step 3 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs as Hereford are in their first FA Cup campaign.

Sutton Coldfield have twice made the 1st Round Proper but have not gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for seven years.

 

  1. Brackley Town (National League North) v Rugby Town (Northern Premier League Division 1 South)

Step 2 v Step 4

One previous FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Both clubs have made the 2nd Round Proper in the past Brackley as recently as three years ago and Rugby twice in the last quarter of the 20th Century.

 

  1. Coalville Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v AFC Mansfield (Northern Counties East League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Coalville Town made the 1st Round Proper in their debut FA Cup season 12 years ago, whilst AFC Mansfield are in only their second FA Cup campaign and have now won three times as many FA Cup matches as they have lost, and beat a Step 3 club in the last round.

 

  1. Mickleover Sports (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Stourbridge (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Mickleover Sports are one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run whilst Stourbridge have made it the 2nd Round Proper three times in the last five seasons.

 

  1. Westfields (Midland Football League Premier Division) v Highgate United (Midland Football League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Both clubs impressively beat Step 3 opposition in the previous round. Westfields are equalling their best ever FA Cup run whilst Highgate United have not gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for 43 years.

 

  1. Kidderminster Harriers (National League North) v Tamworth (National League North)

Step 2 v Step 2

One previous FA Cup meeting between the two clubs, a real classic 31 years ago eventually won 4-3 by the Harriers.

Tamworth have reached the 3rd Round Proper three times in the 21st Century whilst Kidderminster appeared in the 5th Round Proper 23 years ago.

 

  1. Nuneaton Town (National League North) v Lincoln United (Northern Premier League Division 1 South)

Step 2 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Both clubs have made the 1st Round Proper in the past with Nuneaton Town not having gone out as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round since 2008/09 season and Lincoln United last made the 3rd Qualifying Round one year after that.

 

  1. Halesowen Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Belper Town (Northern Premier League Division 1 South)

Step 3 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Halesowen have reached the 1st Round Proper nine times whilst Belper Town best is 4th Qualifying Round and the club hasn’t made the 3rd Qualifying Round for eight years.

 

  1. Gresley (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) v Stamford (Northern Premier League Division 1 South)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Gresley are just one win away from equalling their best ever FA Cup run whilst Stamford have the unusual best run of reaching the 5th Qualifying Round a round that hasn’t existed for 92 years.

 

  1. Barwell (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Ilkeston (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Ilkeston have reached the 4th Qualifying Round whilst Barwell set their best record of reaching the 1st Round Proper last season.

 

  1. Chasetown (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) v Bedworth United (Northern Premier League Division 1 South)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Chasetown made the 3rd Round Proper eight years ago whilst Bedworth United best is 4th Qualifying Round and it is seven years since they last went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

  1. Worcester City (National League North) v AFC Telford United (National League North)

Step 2 v Step 2

One previous FA Cup meeting in 2009/10 won 1-0 by AFC Telford United.

Worcester City reached the 4th Round Proper in 1958/59 season whilst AFC Telford United made the 2nd Round proper just two seasons ago.

 

  1. Sevenoaks Town (Southern Counties East League Premier Division) v Chesham United (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Sevenoaks Town are the last representatives of the Southern Counties East League and are appearing in the 2nd Qualifying Round for the first time ever in their 12th campaign having beaten two higher league clubs to make it this far. Chesham United reached the 3rd Round Proper in 1979/80 season and the 2nd Round Proper last year.

 

  1. Concord Rangers (National League South) v AFC Rushden and Diamonds (Northern Premier League Division 1 South)

Step 2 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Concord Rangers made the 1st Round Proper two seasons ago and AFC Rushden and Diamonds reached the 4th Qualifying Round last year.

 

  1. Beaconsfield SYCOB (Southern League Division 1 Central) v Witham Town (Isthmian League Division 1 North)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Beaconsfield are equalling their best ever FA Cup whilst Witham reached the 4th Qualifying Round just two seasons ago.

 

  1. Egham Town (Southern League Division 1 Central) v VCD Athletic (Isthmian League Division 1 North)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

VCD Athletic are equalling their best ever FA Cup run whilst Egham Town have reached the 4th Qualifying Round in the past but have not gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for 26 years.

 

  1. Dulwich Hamlet (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Hendon (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

One previous FA Cup meeting between the two clubs in 2008/09 won 2-1 by Hendon.

Dulwich Hamlet have made the 1st Round Proper a record 14 times without going any further whilst Hendon made the 3rd Round Proper 43 years ago.

 

  1. Hythe Town (Isthmian League Division 1 South) v Walton Casuals (Isthmian League Division 1 South)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two.

Walton Casuals are just one win away from equalling their best ever FA Cup run last achieved seven years ago whilst Hythe Town made the 1st Round Proper five years ago, the last time they went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

  1. Dereham Town (Isthmian League Division 1 North) v St Albans City (National League South)

Step 4 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Dereham Town are just one win away from equalling their best ever FA Cup run whilst St Albans have reached the 2nd Round Proper three times.

 

  1. Wingate and Finchley (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Tonbridge Angels (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Wingate and Finchley are just one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run which they achieved in both of the last two seasons. The Angels have made the 1st Round Proper in the past but have gone out in the 2nd Qualifying Round in both the last two seasons.

 

  1. AFC Dunstable (Southern League Division 1 Central) v Hampton and Richmond Borough (National League South)

Step 4 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

AFC Dunstable are equalling their best ever FA Cup run whilst Hampton and Richmond Borough have reached the 1st Round Proper twice in the 21st Century.

 

  1. Wealdstone (National League South) v Histon (Southern League Division 1 Central)

Step 2 v Step 4

One previous FA Cup meeting in 2004/05 won 2-0 by Histon.

Both clubs have reached the 3rd Round Proper in the past, Histon eight years ago and Wealdstone 39 years ago.

 

  1. Chelmsford City (National League South) v Dartford (National League South)

Step 2 v Step 2

One previous FA Cup meeting between the two clubs in 2009/10 won 4-1 by Chelmsford City.

Chelmsford City made the 4th Round Proper in their debut season in 1938/39 whilst Dartford reached the 3rd Round Proper twice in the years just before then.

 

  1. Staines Town (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Maidenhead United (National League South)

Step 3 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs, although Maidenhead twice faced the original Staines Town with both clubs winning one tie each.

Staines Town have made the 2nd Round Proper in the 21st Century whilst Maidenhead have gone further than any other club in this year’s 2nd Qualifying Round making the Quarter Finals three times in the 19th Century.

 

  1. Hayes and Yeading United (Southern League Premier Division) v Worthing (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Worthing reached the 2nd Round Proper 34 years ago whilst Hayes and Yeading United reached the 1st Round Proper six years ago but have exited the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round in each of the last three seasons.

 

  1. Hemel Hempstead Town (National League South) v Herne Bay (Isthmian League Division 1 South)

Step 2 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Hemel Hempstead Town have reached the 1st Round Proper twice most recently two years ago whilst Herne Bay best is 4th Qualifying Round and the club has not gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for 14 years.

 

  1. Eastbourne Borough (National League South) v Metropolitan Police (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 2 v Step 3

One previous FA Cup meeting between the two clubs in 2005/06 won 3-2 by Eastbourne Borough.

Both clubs have made the 1st Round Proper in the past, Metropolitan Police four times most recently four years ago and Eastbourne Borough three times in the 21st Century and have not gone out of the FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round for 10 years.

 

  1. Kempston Rovers (Southern League Division 1 Central) v Burgess Hill Town (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Both clubs’ best Cup run is to the 4th Qualifying Round, for Kempston Rovers as long ago as the 1978/79 season and for Burgess Hill three times since the turn of the Century.

 

  1. South Park (Isthmian League Division 1 South) v Leiston (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

South Park have made it as far as the 4th Qualifying Round four years ago whilst Leiston reached the 1st Round Proper eight years ago.

 

  1. Hadley (Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division) v Kings Langley (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Both of these clubs are appearing in the 2nd Qualifying Round for the 1st time ever with Hadley never having gone beyond the Preliminary Round in the past.

 

  1. Ebbsfleet United (National League South) v AFC Sudbury (Isthmian League Premier League)

Step 2 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Ebbsfleet United reached the 4th Round Proper 54 years ago when still known as Gravesend and Northfleet. AFC Sudbury made the 1st Round Proper 16 years ago.

 

  1. Felixstowe and Walton United (Eastern Counties League Premier Division) v Bishop’s Stortford (National League South)

Step 5 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Felixstowe and Walton United and the last representative of the Eastern Counties League and are equalling their best ever FA Cup run. Bishop’s Stortford made the 3rd Round Proper 34 years ago but have gone out in the 2nd Qualifying Round in both the last two campaigns.

 

  1. Cambridge City (Southern League Premier Division) v Slough Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

One previous FA Cup meeting between the two clubs in 1999/200 won 3-2 by Cambridge City.

Both clubs have reached the 2nd Round Proper in the past, Cambridge City 12 years ago when Slough Town were achieving the same for the sixth time. Slough are currently trending to reach the 3rd Qualifying Round.

 

  1. Folkestone Invicta (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Waltham Forest (Essex Senior League)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Waltham Forest are the last representatives of the Essex Senior League and are equalling their best FA Cup run since the merger of Leyton and Walthamstow Pennant. Folkestone Invicta made the 1st Round Proper 11nyears ago, but haven’t gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for nine years.

 

  1. Uxbridge (Southern League Division 1 Central) v Harrow Borough (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

Three previous FA Cup meeting between the two clubs all involving Harrow Town with Uxbridge winning twice and Harrow once.

Both clubs have reached the 2nd Round Proper in the past, Harrow Borough in the 1983/84 season and Uxbridge 143 years ago, the longest any club has gone since achieving their personal best in the FA Cup. This year Uxbridge are trending towards the 4th Qualifying Round.

 

  1. East Thurrock United (National League South) v Whitehawk (National League South)

Step 2 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

East Thurrock made the 1st Round Proper twice in the last five years whilst Whitehawk achieved their best of the 2nd Round Proper last year.

 

  1. Canvey Island (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Potters Bar Town (Southern League Division 1 Central)

Step 3 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Canvey Island made the 3rd Round Proper 15 years ago whilst Potters Bar best is the 4th Qualifying Round and the club hasn’t been beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for six years.

 

  1. Whyteleafe (Isthmian League Division 1 South) v Welling United (National League South)

Step 4 v Step 2

Two previous FA Cup meetings between the two clubs with one win apiece.

Welling United made the 3rd Round Proper in the 1988/89 season whilst Whyteleafe best is to the 1st Round Proper, but haven’t been beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for eight years.

 

  1. King’s Lynn Town (Southern League Premier Division) v Harlow Town (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs, although Harlow Town did beat the original King’s Lynn.

Harlow Town made the 4th Round Proper 36 years ago whilst King’s Lynn Town best is to the 4th Qualifying Round twice in their five campaigns.

 

  1. Billericay Town (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Bognor Regis Town (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Billericay have made the 1st Round Proper three times whilst Bognor Regis have reached the 2nd Round Proper four times.

 

  1. Faversham Town (Isthmian League Division 1 South) v Hitchin Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Faversham Town are equalling their best ever FA Cup run whilst Hitchin Town have reached the 2nd Round Proper four times and are trending to reach 4th Qualifying Round this season.

 

  1. Hanwell Town (Southern League Division 1 Central) v Thamesmead Town (Isthmian League Division 1 North)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Thamesmead Town are equalling their best ever FA Cup run whilst Hanwell Town are just one win away from equalling theirs, a feat they achieved last season.

 

  1. Merstham (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Colliers Wood United (Combined Counties League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Colliers Wood United are the last representatives of the Combined Counties League and are appearing in the 2nd Qualifying Round for the first time ever in their 11th FA Cup campaign. Merstham are one win away from equalling their best Cup run something they haven’t done for eight years.

 

  1. Margate (National League South) v Biggleswade Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 2 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Margate have made the 3rd Round Proper twice whilst Biggleswade Town best Cup run is to the 1st Round Proper achieved three years ago.

 

  1. Barton Rovers (Southern League Division 1 Central) v Hastings United (Isthmian League Division 1 South)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Barton Rovers appeared in the 1st Round Proper in 1980/81 whilst Hastings United reached the 3rd Round Proper four years ago and the club is trending to reach 4th Qualifying Round this season.

 

  1. Swindon Supermarine (Southern League Division 1 South and West) v Farnborough (Southern League Division 1 Central)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Swindon Supermarine made it to the 2nd Round Proper five years ago, the last time both they and Farnborough went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round with Farnborough equalling their best run to the 4th Qualifying Round that season.

 

  1. Winchester City (Southern League Division 1 South and West) v Truro City (National League South)

Step 4 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Winchester City have reached the 4th Qualifying Round and Truro City are just one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run achieved last season.

 

  1. Havant and Waterlooville (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Highworth Town (Hellenic League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Havant and Waterlooville made the 4th Round Proper nine years ago whilst Highworth Town are just one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run, something they haven’t done for 13 years.

 

  1. Alresford Town (Wessex League Premier Division) v Cadbury Heath (Western League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Neither club has made it to the 3rd Qualifying Round before with Cadbury Heath equalling their best FA Cup run and Alresford Town going two round further than they have ever done in their previous eight campaigns.

 

  1. Chippenham Town (Southern League Premier Division) v Poole Town (National League South)

Step 3 v Step 2

Two previous FA Cup meetings between the two clubs with one win apiece.

Chippenham Town have reached the 1st Round Proper twice, the last time 11 years ago, whilst Poole Town have made it to the 3rd Round Proper, but that was 90 years ago.

 

  1. Salisbury (Southern League Division 1 South and West) v Gloucester City (National League North)

Step 4 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs as Salisbury are in their debut FA Cup season.

Gloucester City have made the 2nd Round Proper in the past and have not gone out of the FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round for six years.

 

  1. Cirencester Town (Southern League Premier Division) v Banbury United (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

One previous FA Cup meeting in 2013/14 won 2-1 by Cirencester Town.

Cirencester Town best is 4th Qualifying Round, achieved three times in the first six years of the 21st Century, whilst Banbury United have made the 1st Round Proper four times, but have not gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for 11 years.

 

  1. Basingstoke Town (Southern League Premier Division) v Hungerford Town (National League South)

Step 3 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Basingstoke Town have made the 2nd Round Proper three times, most recently 10 years ago, whilst Hungerford Town reached the 1st Round Proper in the 1979/80 season.

 

  1. Weymouth (Southern League Premier Division) v Gosport Borough (National League South)

Step 3 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Weymouth made the 4th Round Proper 55 years ago whilst Gosport Borough reached the 1st Round Proper just two seasons ago.

 

  1. AFC Portchester (Wessex League Premier Division) v Merthyr Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

AFC Portchester are equalling their best ever FA Cup run whilst Merthyr Town are just one win away from equalling theirs.

 

  1. Taunton Town (Southern League Division 1 South and West) v Slimbridge (Southern League Division 1 South and West)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Slimbridge are just one win away from equalling their best ever FA Cup run whilst Taunton Town have reached the 1st Round Proper in the past, but haven’t gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for 17 years, but are trending to get there this season.

 

  1. Brislington (Western League Premier Division) v Brimscombe and Thrupp (Hellenic League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Brislington reached the 4th Qualifying Round three years ago whilst Brimscombe and Thrupp are in the 2nd Qualifying Round for the first time ever having only ever reached the Preliminary Round in their two previous FA Cup campaigns.

 

  1. Bath City (National League South) v Oxford City (National League South)

Step 2 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Oxford City made the 2nd Round Proper 46 years ago whilst Bath City have reached the 3rd Round Proper six times, most recently in the 1993/94 season, and they haven’t gone out of the FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round for 10 years.

 

  1. North Leigh (Southern League Division 1 South and West) v Weston-super-Mare (National League South)

Step 4 v Step 2

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

North Leigh are just one win away from their best ever FA Cup run achieved last season for the third time, whilst Weston-super-Mare have reached the 2nd Round Proper and have not been knocked out of the FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round for seven years.

 

 

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  1. Washington (Northern League Division 1) v Shildon (Northern League Division 1)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting in 1991/92 won 3-1 by Shildon

Shildon made the Second Round in 1936/37 whilst Washington have still yet to make it to the First Round ‘Proper’  having reached the Fourth Qualifying Round just once in their 24 campaigns.

 

  1. Ashton United (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Nantwich Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

One previous FA Cup meeting in 2007/08 won 3-2 by Nantwich Town.

It is eight years since The Robins exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round whereas The Dabbers have gone out at this stage of the competition in each of the last four seasons.

 

  1. Brighouse Town (Northern Premier League Division 1 North) v Lancaster City (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

In their seventh FA Cup campaign Brighouse Town will be looking to equal their best Cup run to the 2nd Qualifying Round achieved three seasons ago. Lancaster City have twice made the Second Round in the past.

 

  1. Blyth Spartans (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Frickley Athletic (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Blyth Spartans famously made the 5th Round in 1977/78 season whilst Frickley made the 3rd Round five years later.

 

  1. Hyde United (Northern Premier League Division 1 North) v Colne (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs, although the original Hyde club lost 4-0 to the original Colne club in the 1908/09 season.

The Tigers have reached the 1st Round on three separate occasions and have not exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round for 23 years. Colne will be looking for the win that would mean equalling their best run to 2nd Qualifying Round in 2004/05.

 

  1. Bishop Auckland (Northern League Division 1) v Ossett Albion (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Step 5 v Step 4

One previous FA Cup meeting in 1981/82 won 4-0 by Bishop Auckland.

Bishop Auckland made the Fourth Round 62 years ago whilst Ossett Albion has fallen one round short of the 1st Round on three separate occasions.

 

  1. Whitby Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Winsford United (Northern Counties East League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 5

Two previous FA Cup meetings between the two clubs with one win each, both by a three goal margin.

Both clubs have reached the Second Round in the past, although Whitby Town has gone out in the 1st Qualifying Round in each of the last three seasons whilst Winsford United are appearing at this stage of the competition for the first time since 2004/05, when they last made the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

  1. Sheffield (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) v Farsley Celtic (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs although Sheffield were drawn against the original Farsley Celtic three times in the first five years of the 21st Century winning once and losing twice.

Sheffield made the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup three times in the competition’s first seven seasons, the only club to have gone so far competing in this year’s 1st Qualifying Round. A win for The Villagers would equal the best Cup run of the current Farsley Celtic club achieved two years ago when still called Farsley.

 

  1. Marske United (Northern League Division 1) v Marine (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Marine reached the 3rd Round in 1992/93 whilst Marske United almost made the 1st Round three years ago.

 

  1. Newcastle Benfield (Northern League Division 1) v Bridlington Town (Northern Counties East League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 5

Two previous FA Cup meetings both won 2-1 by Newcastle Benfield.

Both clubs have made it to the 4th Qualifying Round in the past but it is 13 years since The Seasiders went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

  1. Morpeth Town (Northern League Division 1) v Colwyn Bay (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Step 5 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Colwyn Bay appeared in the 2nd Round 21 years ago whilst Morpeth Town have only ever gone as far as the Fourth Qualifying Round and this will be the 17th year and 16th campaign where they attempt to once again go beyond the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

  1. Harrogate Railway Athletic (Northern Counties East League Premier Division) v Consett (Northern League Division 1)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting in 2009/10 season eventually won by The Rail on penalties.

Both clubs have made the ‘Proper’ round in the past, The Rail twice made the 2nd Round since the Year 2000, and Consett twice making the 1st Round in the 20th Century.

 

  1. Dunston UTS (Northern League Division 1) v Skelmersdale United (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Skem have reached the 1st Round three times and have reached the 2nd Qualifying Round in each of the last four seasons. The Fed made the 4th Qualifying Round in 2003/04.

 

  1. Ashton Athletic (North West Counties League Premier Division) v Mossley (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Step 5 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Ashton Athletic are appearing in the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time in their 9th FA Cup campaign. Mossley have twice made the 1st Round Proper but have actually gone out in the Preliminary Round in each of the last five seasons.

 

  1. Squires Gate (North West Counties League Premier Division) v Handsworth Parramore (Northern Counties East League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Handsworth Parramore are appearing in the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time in their 3rd FA Cup campaign, whilst Squires Gate are one win away from achieving their best Cup run for the third time in 17 campaigns.

 

  1. Witton Albion (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) v Buxton (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

The two clubs have been drawn together six times in the FA Cup before this season and the current lower league side Witton Albion has triumphed on all six occasions, scoring 24 goals to 12 in the process, with the last meeting in 1989/90 resulting in a 6-4 scoreline.

Buxton have made it to the 3rd Round in the past and have not failed to go beyond the 1st Qualifying Round in each of their last 10 FA Cup campaigns. Witton Albion have made it to the 2nd Round three times.

 

  1. Billingham Synthonia (Northern League Division 2) v Ossett Town (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Step 6 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Although they’ve reached the 1st Round seven times in the past, Synthonia have not gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round since 2005/06, whilst Ossett Town recorded their best run to the 4th Qualifying Round in that same season.

 

  1. Pontefract Collieries (Northern Counties East League Division 1) v Tadcaster Albion (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Step 6 v Step 4

One previous FA Cup meeting in 2011/12 won 3-2 by Tadcaster Albion

In their 21st FA Cup campaign Pontefract Collieries are equalling their best ever Cup run last achieved in 1997/98. The Colls have already beaten two clubs from a higher league to get this far. The Brewers made the 3rd Qualifying Round four years ago.

 

  1. Burscough (Northern Premier League Division 1 North) v Maine Road (North West Counties League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 5

The clubs have met twice in the FA Cup before, in successive seasons in 1989/90 and 90/91 with Maine Road being victorious on both occasions.

Maine Road are one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run in their 28th campaign, something they’ve done six times before but not since 2001/02. The Linnets made the Second Round Proper as recently as 2005/06.

 

  1. Trafford (Northern Premier League Division 1 North) v Cheadle Town (North West Counties League Division 1)

Step 4 v Step 6

One previous FA Cup meeting in 2011/12 won 3-0 by Trafford.

Cheadle Town are one win away from equalling their best ever FA Cup run achieved once in 2007/08. This 20th campaign has already seen victory over one Step 4 club, and Trafford have only ever gone one round further than their opponents albeit on three separate occasions and most recently as 2013/14.

 

  1. Workington (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Warrington Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Workington made the 4th Round way back in 1933/34 season, but have not gone out of the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round for 13 seasons. The yellows memorably made the Second Round just two seasons ago.

 

  1. Radcliffe Borough (Northern Premier League Division 1 North) v Spennymoor Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Boro made the 1st Round proper in 2000/01 whilst The Moors reached the 4th Qualifying Round two years ago.

 

  1. Leek Town (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) v Kettering Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Both clubs have made the ‘Proper’ rounds in the past, Leek Town appeared in the 2nd Round in 1990/91 whilst The Poppies have reached the 4th Round twice.

 

  1. Hednesford Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Belper Town (Northern Premier League Division 1 South)

Step 3 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Hednesford reached the 4th Round ‘Proper’ 20 years ago whilst the best Belper Town have achieved is four 4th Qualifying Round appearances.

 

  1. King’s Lynn Town (Southern League Premier Division) v Brigg Town (Northern Counties East League Division 1)

Step 3 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

The biggest gap possible between clubs at this stage of the competition, but it is the Step 6 side Brigg Town who’ve gone the furthest in the competition in the past reaching the 1st Round ‘Proper’ (after starting in the Extra Preliminary Round) just 15 years ago. The Linnets have made the 4th Qualifying Round twice in their short FA Cup history.

 

  1. AFC Mansfield (Northern Counties East League Premier Division) v Stratford Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

AFC Mansfield are into the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time ever in their second FA Cup campaign, whilst Stratford have made the 3rd Qualifying Round three times in the past they haven’t been beyond the 1st Qualifying Round since the last time they did it in 2011/12.

 

  1. Rushall Olympic (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Soham Town Rangers (Isthmian League Division 1 North)

Step 3 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Neither side has yet appeared in the ‘Proper’ Rounds of the FA Cup. Olympic have made the 4th Qualifying Round three times whilst Soham have just one appearance in the 3rd Qualifying Round and haven’t gone beyond this stage of the competition for nine years.

 

  1. Matlock Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Heanor town (Midland Football League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 5

The two clubs have been drawn together in the FA Cup eight times before, the most common meeting of this year’s 1st Qualifying Round, with the current lower league club winning six out of the eight encounters. The clubs first met in the competition as far back as 1892/93

Matlock have made the 3rd Round in the past, in 1976/77, whilst Heanor have only gone as far as the 1st Round although they’ve achieved that feat six times, but have not gone beyond 1st Qualifying Round since 1992/93.

 

  1. Chasetown (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) v Grantham Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

Two previous FA Cup meetings with one win apiece including a 3-0 victory for Chasetown at this same stage last season.

Both clubs have reached the Third Round in the past, Chasetown in 2007/08 and Grantham Town three times, but not since 1973/74.

 

  1. Evesham United (Southern League Division 1 South and West) v Barwell (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Both clubs have reached the First Round ‘Proper’, Evesham in 2008/09 and Barwell last season.

 

  1. Peterborough Sports (United Counties League Premier Division) v Stourbridge (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Stourbridge have reached the Second Round three times in the last five seasons including last year, whilst Sports are equalling their best ever FA Cup run in their sixth campaign, as they did last season.

 

  1. Ashby Ivanhoe (East midlands Counties League) v Ilkeston (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 6 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs as Ashby Ivanhoe are in their debut season

Ilkeston reached the 4th Qualifying Round in their debut season in 2012/13, whilst Ashby Ivanhoe have beaten a Step 5 club in Extra Preliminary Round and a Step 4 club in the Preliminary Round.

 

  1. St Neots Town (Southern League Premier Division) v Stamford (Northern Premier League Division 1 South)

Step 3 v Step 4

One previous FA Cup meeting in 1967/68 won 4-0 by Stamford

St Neots Town made the 1st Round 52 years ago, whilst Stamford have the unusual best Cup run of Fifth Qualifying Round 50 years before then.

 

  1. Westfields (Midland Football League Premier Division) v St Ives Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Both clubs are just one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run last achieved by Westfields in 2012/13 and by St Ives Town twice since then including last season.

 

  1. Lincoln United (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) v Dunkirk (East Midlands Counties League)

Step 4 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Lincoln United made the 1st Round 19 years ago whilst Dunkirk are one win away from equalling their best Cup run that they set last season and have already beaten two higher league sides this year.

 

  1. Halesowen Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Coleshill Town (Midland Football League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Halesowen have reached the 1st Round ‘Proper’ nine times most recently in 2004/05 whilst Coleshill equalled their best run to the 3rd Qualifying Round last season.

 

  1. Highgate United (Midland Football League Premier Division) v Leamington (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

One previous FA Cup meeting in 1971/72 when Highgate United won 2-0 against Lockheed Leamington

It is 32 years since Highgate United appeared in the 1st Qualifying Round and a further three years since going any further, whilst Leamington reached the 2nd Round twice in the late 1970s.

 

  1. Leicester Road (Midland Football League Division 1) v Kirby Muxloe (United Counties League Premier Division)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs as Leicester Road are in their debut season

Like their opponents, Kirby Muxloe are in the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time in their 8th FA Cup campaign, and will be wary that Leicester Road have already beaten two Step 5 clubs to get this far.

 

  1. Coalville Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Redditch United (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs although the original Coalville Town were due to face Redditch Town in the 1894/95 FA Cup competition, but Redditch Town scratched before the game was played. Will they turn up 122 years later?

Both clubs have appeared in the 1st Round ‘Proper’, Coalville in their debut season in 2004/05 and Redditch twice in the latter half of the 20th Century.

 

  1. Coventry United (Midland Football League Premier Division) v Bedworth United (Northern Premier League Division 1 South)

Step 5 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs as Coventry United are in their debut season

Bedworth United have reached the Fourth Qualifying Round on six occasions, the most of any club never to have made the 1st Round.

 

  1. Mickleover Sports (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Spalding United (Northern Premier League Division 1 South)

Step 3 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Spalding United have made the 1st Round ‘Proper’ twice whilst Mickleover Sports have twice reached the 3rd Qualifying Round.

 

  1. Deeping Rangers (United Counties League Premier Division) v Gresley (Northern Premier League Division 1 South)

Step 5 v Step 4

One previous FA Cup meeting in 2010/11 won 2-0 by Gresley

Gresley made the 3rd Qualifying Round four years ago whilst Deeping Rangers are one win away from equalling their best run to the 2nd Qualifying Round as they did last season.

 

  1. Romulus (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) v Hereford (Southern League Division 1 South and West)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs as Hereford are in their debut season

Romulus are in their 12th FA Cup campaign and are one win away from equalling their best run, but that hasn’t been achieved for seven years.

 

  1. Rugby Town (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) v Corby Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

Two previous FA Cup meetings between the two clubs, with one win apiece both with a 2-0 scoreline and involving VS Rugby

Rugby Town have reached the 2nd Round ‘Proper’ twice whilst Corby Town reached the 3rd Round 51 years ago.

 

  1. Dereham Town (Isthmian League Division 1 North) v Holbeach United (United Counties League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Holbeach United made the 1st Round in 1982/83 whilst Dereham Town best is 3rd Qualifying Round.

 

  1. Eynesbury Rovers (United Counties League Premier Division) v Sutton Coldfield Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Sutton Coldfield have twice made the 1st Round whilst Eynesbury Rovers reached the 4th Qualifying Round in 1954/55, and have not been in or gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for 21 years.

 

  1. Stafford Rangers (Northern Premier League Premier Division) v Kidsgrove Athletic (Northern Premier League Division 1 South)

Step 3 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Stafford Rangers made it all the way to the 4th Round ‘Proper’ in 1974/75 season whilst Kidsgrove Athletic best run is to the 4th Qualifying Round five years ago.

 

  1. Brightlingsea Regent (Isthmian League Division 1 North) v Billericay Town (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Billericay Town have made the 1st Round on three occasions whilst Brightlingsea are equalling their best ever FA Cup run in their fourth campaign.

 

  1. Hadley (Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division) v London Colney (Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Neither side has ever gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round with London Colney equalling their best run for the eighth time in 21 campaigns and Hadley making it this far for the first time ever in their 7th campaign.

 

  1. Haringey Borough (Isthmian League Division 1 North) v Witham Town (Isthmian League Division 1 North)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Witham Town reached the 4th Qualifying Round 2 years ago whilst Haringey Borough made the 3rd Qualifying Round 30 years ago.

 

  1. Kempston Rovers (Southern League Division 1 Central) v Harefield United (Spartan South Midlands League Division 1)

Step 4 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Harefield United are looking to equal their best FA Cup run for the sixth time in their 33rd campaign whilst Kempston Rovers are equalling their best run in their 8th campaign. Harefield have beaten two higher league clubs already to get this far.

 

  1. Hanwell Town (Southern League Division 1 Central) v Enfield Town (Isthmian League Premier League)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Both clubs registered their best FA Cup runs last season, Enfield Town to the 4th Qualifying Round and Hanwell Town to the 3rd Qualifying Round.

 

  1. Sun Sports (Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division) v Hayes and Yeading United (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Whilst Sun Sports are into the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time in their second FA Cup season, Hayes and Yeading United have never gone out of the competition as early as this stage in any one of their 10 campaigns.

 

  1. Hendon (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Cheshunt (Isthmian League Division 1 North)

Step 3 v Step 4

Two previous FA Cup meetings between the two clubs with one win apiece, Cheshunt beating Hampstead Town 2-0 in the 1925/26 season

Hendon made the 3rd Round ‘Proper’ in 1973/74 whilst Cheshunt has reached the 4th Qualifying Round four times, but exited the competition in the Preliminary Round in each of the last five seasons.

This is the tie with the fewest combined number of letters in the two teams’ names with fourteen!

 

  1. Maldon and Tiptree (Isthmian League Division 1 North) v Biggleswade Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Biggleswade Town reached the 1st Round ‘Proper’ just three years ago whilst Maldon and Tiptree have twice made the 3rd Qualifying Round.

 

  1. Heybridge Swifts (Isthmian League Division 1 North) v AFC Dunstable (Southern League Division 1 Central)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Heybridge Swifts reached the 1st Round ‘Proper’ three times spanning the turn of the 21st Century whilst AFC Dunstable are one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run in their sixth campaign.

 

  1. Chesham United (Southern League Premier Division) v Saffron Walden Town (Eastern Counties League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Chesham United made the 3rd Round in 1979/80 season whilst Saffron Walden appeared in the 1st Round three times in the competition’s formative years, but have not made it to the 2nd Qualifying Round for 17 years and 14 campaigns.

 

  1. Harrow Borough (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Sawbridgeworth Town (Essex Senior League)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Harrow Borough made the 2nd Round ‘Proper’ in 1983/84 whilst Sawbridgeworth Town are appearing in the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time ever in their 17th FA Cup campaign.

 

  1. AFC Sudbury (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Halstead Town (Eastern Counties League Division 1)

Step 3 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

The biggest possible League gap between two clubs in this round, however Halstead Town defeated a Step 5 club in the Extra Preliminary Round and a Step 4 club in the Preliminary Round. AFC Sudbury made 1st Round ‘Proper’ in 2000/01 season, whilst Halstead Town had reached the 3rd Qualifying Round twice on the 1990s.

 

  1. Kings Langley (Southern League Premier Division) v Sporting Bengal United (Essex Senior League)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Kings Langley are equalling their best ever FA Cup run in their 7th campaign whilst Sporting Bengal United are appearing in the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time ever in their 10th campaign having won twice as many FA Cup matches this season than in the previous nine put together.

 

  1. Felixstowe and Walton United (Eastern Counties League Premier Division) v Tilbury (Isthmian League Division 1 North)

Step 5 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Tilbury made the 3rd Round ‘Proper’ in 1977/78 season whilst Felixstowe and Walton are one win away from equalling their best run in what is their 15th campaign.

 

  1. Chalfont St Peter Southern League Division 1 Central) v Potters Bar Town (Southern League Division 1 Central)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Chalfont St Peter has only made it as far as the 3rd Qualifying Round in the past whilst Potters Bar Town went one round further 10 years ago.

 

  1. Uxbridge (Southern League Division 1 Central) v Needham Market (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Uxbridge appeared in the Second Round in their first FA Cup campaign 143 years ago, the longest gap since a club’s best Cup run, but are trending in recent times to reach 4th Qualifying Round this season having gone one round further than the previous year in the last two seasons. The 4th Qualifying Round is the furthest Needham Market have gone achieved three seasons ago.

 

  1. Cambridge City (Southern League Premier Division) v Flackwell Heath (Hellenic League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Cambridge City reached the 2nd Round ‘Proper’ in 2004/05 whilst Flackwell Heath have only reached the 4th Qualifying Round which they did twice in the early part of this Century.

 

  1. Harlow Town (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Romford (Isthmian League Division 1 North)

Step 3 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Harlow Town made it all the way to the 4th Round ‘Proper’ in 1979/80 season whereas Romford best run is to the 4th Qualifying Round achieved twice in the last three years of the 20th Century.

 

  1. Stanway Rovers (Eastern Counties League Premier Division) v Barton Rovers (Southern League Division 1 Central)

Step 5 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Barton Rovers appeared in the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in 1980/81 whilst Stanway Rovers are looking to equal their best ever FA Cup run in their 15th campaign as they did in their fourteenth.

 

  1. Canvey Island (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Dunstable Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

One previous FA Cup meeting at this stage in 2008/09 won 5-1 by Dunstable Town

Dunstable Town equalled their best FA Cup run to the 3rd Qualifying Round last season whilst Canvey Island appeared in the 3rd Round ‘Proper’ in 2001/02.

 

  1. Hitchin Town (Southern League Premier Division) v Biggleswade United (Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Hitchin Town made the 2nd Round ‘Proper’ twice on the 1970s and twice more in the 1990s, and are currently trending to reach the 4th Qualifying Round this season having gone one round further than the previous year in each of the last two seasons. Biggleswade United are equalling their best ever FA Cup run achieved five times in their 11 previous campaigns including in each of the last three seasons.

 

  1. Leiston (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Grays Athletic (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Grays Athletic made the 2nd Round ‘Proper’ in 2005/06 whilst Leiston appeared in the 1st Round ‘Proper’ three years later and are tracking to reach the 4th Qualifying Round this season having gone one round further than the previous year in each of the last two campaigns.

 

  1. Waltham Forest (Essex Senior League) v Stotfold (Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Stotfold made the 3rd Qualifying Round in 2007/08 but have not gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round since then. Waltham Forest are one win away from equalling their best ever FA Cup run for the fourth time in their 22nd campaign.

 

  1. AFC Rushden and Diamonds (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) v AFC Hornchurch (Isthmian League Division 1 North)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

AFC Hornchurch reached the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in 2008/09 whilst AFC Rushden and Diamonds set their best run to the 4th Qualifying Round last season.

 

  1. Lowestoft Town (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Histon (Southern League Division 1 Central)

Step 3 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Both clubs have made it to the ‘Proper’ rounds in the past, Histon to the 3rd Round in 2008/09 and Lowestoft to the 1st Round six times, the last time in 2009/10.

 

  1. Waltham Abbey (Isthmian League Division 1 North) v Wingate and Finchley (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

One previous FA Cup meeting in 2005/06 won 6-2 by Waltham Abbey.

Both clubs have reached the 3rd Qualifying Round in the past, Waltham Abbey two years ago, Wingate and Finchley three times including the last two seasons.

 

  1. Colliers Wood United (Combined Counties League Premier Division) v Eastbourne Town (Southern Combination League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 5

The two clubs met in the Extra Preliminary Round last season resulting in a 2-0 win for Eastbourne Town

Eastbourne town have reached the 4th Qualifying Round four times, but not since 1968/69 season whereas Colliers Wood are equalling their best ever Cup run in their 11th campaign, last achieved eight years ago.

    75. Hythe Town (Isthmian League Division 1 South) v Leatherhead (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Hythe Town made the 1st Round ‘Proper’ six years ago whilst Leatherhead famously went all the way to the 4th Round in 1974/75 season.

 

  1. East Preston (Southern Combination League Division 1) v Merstham (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 6 v Step 3

This will be the third FA Cup meeting between the two clubs this Century with both having won one tie each

Both clubs have reached the 3rd Qualifying Round in the past, East Preston in 2004/05 and Merstham four years later.

 

  1. Camberley Town (Combined Counties League Premier Division) v Hastings United (Isthmian League Division 1 South)

Step 5 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Hastings United made the 3rd Round ‘Proper’ four years ago and are currently tracking to reach the 4th Qualifying Round this year having gone one better than the previous season in each of the last two campaigns. Camberley Town made the 1st Round in 1998/99 season but have failed to go beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for nine years.

 

  1. South Park (Isthmian League Division 1 South) v Dorking Wanderers (Isthmian League Division 1 South)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

South Park reached the 4th Qualifying Round four years ago whilst Dorking Wanderers are just one win away from equalling their best ever FA Cup run in their 4th campaign.

Playing Friday 2nd September

 

  1. Walton Casuals (Isthmian League Division 1 South) v Greenwich Borough (Isthmian League Division 1 South)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Neither side yet to reach the ‘Proper’ rounds with Greenwich Borough making 4th Qualifying Round just two seasons ago and Walton Casuals appearing in 3rd Qualifying Round in 2008/09 the last time they went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

  1. Burgess Hill Town (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Ashford United (Southern Counties East League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

The Hillians have reached the 4th Qualifying Round three times in last 17 years whilst Ashford United are in the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time ever in their 5th campaign.

 

  1. Fleet Town (Southern League Division 1 Central) v Slimbridge (Southern League Division 1 Sputh and West)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Both clubs have reached the 3rd Qualifying Round in the past, Slimbridge in 2006/07 and Fleet in each of the two seasons following them.

 

  1. Andover Town (Wessex League Premier Division) v Farnborough (Southern League Division 1 Central)

Step 5 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Farnborough made the 4th Qualifying Round in successive seasons in 2008/09 and 2009/10 whilst Andover are in the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time in their second season.

 

  1. Brimscombe and Thrupp (Hellenic League Premier Division) v Peacehaven and Telscombe (Southern Combination League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Peacehaven made the 4th Qualifying Round in 1990/91 but have not gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for 20 years whilst Brimscombe are in this stage of the competition for the first time in their 3rd campaign.

 

  1. Staines Town (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Godalming Town (Isthmian League Division 1 South)

Step 3 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Staines Town made the 2nd Round ‘Proper’ twice in 2007/08 and 2009/10 whilst Godalming Town best is the 4th Qualifying Round reached two seasons later. Staines have not failed to go beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for 10 years.

 

  1. CB Hounslow United (Combined Counties League Premier Division) v Metropolitan Police (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs as CB Hounslow United are in their debut season

Metropolitan Police have made the 1st Round ‘Proper’ four times, first in 1931/32 and most recently in 2012/13.

 

  1. Herne Bay (Isthmian League Division 1 South) v Ashford Town (Mdx) (Southern League Division 1 Central)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Both clubs have reached the 4th Qualifying Round in the past, Ashford Town twice in 2004/05 and 2008/09, and Herne Bay twice on the latter half of the 20th Century, but are tracking to reach the 3rd Qualifying Round this season after going one round further than the previous year in each of their last two campaigns.

 

  1. Eastbourne United (Southern Combination League Premier Division) v Highworth Town (Hellenic League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Eastbourne United have reached the 4th Qualifying Round in the past but haven’t been beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for 29 years. Similarly, Highworth have reached the 3rd Qualifying Round in the past but have not gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for 11 years.

 

  1. Faversham Town (Isthmian League Division 1 South) v Cray Wanderers (Isthmian League Division 1 South)

Step 4 v Step 4

One previous FA Cup meeting at the same stage three years ago won 3-0 by Faversham Town

Cray Wanderers made the 4th Qualifying Round in 2005/06 but have exited the competition on the 1st Qualifying Round in each of the last three seasons. Faversham Town are one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run something they have done seven times in their 38 campaigns.

 

  1. Pagham (Southern Combination League Premier Division) v Dulwich Hamlet (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Dulwich Hamlet hold the record for most 1st Round ‘Proper’ appearances (14) without ever making it to the 2nd Round. Pagham are one win away from equalling their best ever FA Cup run achieved five times in their previous 38 campaigns, but not since 1990/91.

 

  1. Ascot United (Hellenic League Premier Division) v Tonbridge Angels (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Tonbridge Angels have reached the 1st Round ‘Proper’ five times and have not gone out of the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying round for eight years. Ascot United are appearing in the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time ever in their sixth campaign.

Playing on Sunday 4th September

 

  1. Arundel (Southern Combination League Premier Division) v Egham Town (Southern League Division 1 Central)

Step 5 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Egham Town have made the 4th Qualifying Round in the past but are appearing in the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time in 11 years and have not gone beyond this round for 15 years. Arundel are one win away from equalling their best run achieved six times in their previous 50 campaigns but not for 30 years.

 

  1. Worthing (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Carshalton Athletic (Isthmian League Division 1 South)

Step 3 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Both clubs have reached the 2nd Round ‘Proper’ in the past, both just once in 1982/83. With 41 times, Worthing also hold the record for most exits in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.

 

  1. Lewes (Isthmian League Division 1 South) v Sevenoaks Town (Southern Counties East League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Lewes have made the 1st Round ‘Proper’ three times in the 21st Century whilst Sevenoaks Town are equalling their best ever Cup run achieved just once in their 11 previous campaigns in 2007/08.

 

  1. Wantage Town (Southern League Division 1 South and West) v Beaconsfield SYCOB (Southern League Division 1 Central)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Beaconsfield are just one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run in their 20th campaign whilst Wantage Town are already equalling their best run in their 14th campaign.

 

  1. VCD Athletic (Isthmian League Division 1 North) v Kingstonian (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Kingstonian made it all the way to the 4th Round ‘Proper’ in 2000/01 whilst VCD Athletic are one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run in their 17th campaign.

 

  1. Slough Town (Southern League Premier Division) v Chipstead (Isthmian League Division 1 South)

Step 3 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Slough have reached the 2nd Round ‘Proper’ on six separate occasions and are tracking to the 3rd Qualifying Round this season after going one round further than the previous year in each of their last two campaigns. Chipstead made the 4th qualifying Round eight years ago.

 

  1. Thamesmead Town (Isthmian League Division 1 North) v Chertsey Town (Combined Counties League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Chertsey Town made the 3rd Qualifying Round four times including in three successive seasons in the mid-1990s, whilst Thamesmead are just one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run in their 23rd campaign.

 

  1. Corinthian-Casuals (Isthmian League Division 1 South) v North Leigh (Southern League Division 1 South and West)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Corinthian-Casuals have made the 1st Round ‘Proper’ twice in the past but it is 15 years since they last appeared in the 2nd Qualifying Round. North Leigh best is 3rd Qualifying Round achieved three times including last season.

 

  1. Folkestone Invicta (Isthmian League Premier Division) v North Greenford United (Combined Counties League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Folkestone Invicta made the 1st Round ‘Proper’ 11 years ago whilst North Greenford best is 3rd Qualifying Round achieved three times in the last six campaigns.

 

  1. Bognor Regis Town (Isthmian League Premier Division) v Guildford City (Combined Counties League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Bognor Regis made the 2nd Round ‘Proper’ four times in the latter part of the 20th Century whilst Guildford City are just one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run in their 11th campaign.

 

  1. Ramsgate (Isthmian League Division 1 South) v Whyteleafe (Isthmian League Division 1 South)

Step 4 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Both clubs have appeared in the 1st Round ‘Proper’ in the past, Whyteleafe in 1999/2000 season and Ramsgate twice most recently in 2005/06, but it is nine years since the rams made it to the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

  1. Taunton Town (Southern League Division 1 South and West) v Cinderford Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

One previous FA Cup meeting in 1998/99 won 3-1 by Taunton Town

Both clubs have appeared in the ‘Proper’ rounds in the past. Cinderford made 2nd Round in 1995/96 but haven’t gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for five years, whilst Taunton Town made 1st Round way back in 1981/82 but are tracking to the 3rd Qualifying Round this season having gone one round further than the previous year in each of their last two campaigns.

 

  1. Alresford Town (Wessex League Premier Division) v Fareham Town (Wessex League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs.

Fareham Town reached the 1st Round ‘Proper’ four times in the 1980s, whereas Alresford Town are appearing in the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time ever in their 9th FA Cup campaign.

 

  1. Barnstaple Town (Southern League Division 1 South and West) v Merthyr Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Barnstaple made the 1st Round ‘Proper’ four times on the second half of the 20th Century but haven’t made it to the 2nd Qualifying Round for 12 years. Merthyr Town best is 3rd Qualifying Round achieved four years ago.

 

  1. Weymouth (Southern League Premier Division) v Paulton Rovers (Southern League Division 1 South and West)

Step 3 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Weymouth made it all the way to the 4th Round ‘Proper’ 55 years ago whilst Paulton Rovers appeared in the 1st Round just seven seasons ago.

 

  1. Winchester City (Southern League Division 1 South and West) v Street (Western League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Street made the 1st Round ‘Proper’ either side of World War II but have not reached the 2nd Qualifying Round for 12 years, whilst Winchester City best is the 4th Qualifying Round achieved three times, but the last time in 1954/55 season.

 

  1. Sholing (Wessex League Premier Division) v Havant and Waterlooville (Isthmian League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

One previous FA Cup meeting in 2011/12 won 4-1 by Havant and Waterlooville

The Hawks have never been knocked out of the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round in any of their 18 previous campaigns and famously reached the 4th Round ‘Proper’ nine years ago. Sholing best is 3rd Qualifying Round achieved four years ago.

 

  1. Salisbury (Southern League Division 1 South and West) v Frome Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs as Salisbury are in their debut season

Frome Town reached the FA Cup 1st Round ‘Proper’ for their only time in the 1954/55 season.

 

  1. Portishead Town (Western League Division 1) v Swindon Supermarine (Southern League Division 1 South and West)

Step 6 v Step 4

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Supermarine made the 2nd Round ‘Proper’ just six years ago whereas Portishead are in the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time in their 3rd campaign. Portishead have already beaten two higher league clubs to get this far.

 

  1. Gillingham Town (Western League Premier Division) v Cirencester Town (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Cirencester Town have reached the 4th Qualifying Round three times in the 21st Century, whilst Gillingham Town are just one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run in their 9th campaign.

 

  1. Cadbury Heath (Western League Premier Division) v Plymouth Parkway (South West Peninsula League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Cadbury Heath are just one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run in their 10th campaign, whilst Plymouth Parkway are equalling their best run in their 5th campaign. Parkway have already defeated two higher league clubs to get this far.

 

  1. Chippenham Town (Southern League Premier Division) v Moneyfields (Wessex League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Chippenham Town have appeared in the 1st Round ‘Proper’ twice, most recently in 2005/06. Whilst Moneyfields are one win away from equalling their best Cup run in their 17th campaign, although haven’t done so since 2007/08.

 

  1. Basingstoke Town (Southern League Premier Division) v Bemerton Heath Harlequins (Wessex League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Basingstoke have made the 2nd Round ‘Proper’ three times and have not exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round for 20 years, whereas The Harlequins best is 3rd Qualifying Round and they haven’t gone beyond this stage of the competition for 11 years.

 

  1. Dorchester Town (Southern League Premier Division) v Banbury United (Southern League Premier Division)

Step 3 v Step 3

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Both clubs have reached the ‘Proper’ rounds in the past, Dorchester with four appearances in the 2nd Round most recently in 2012/13, and Banbury with four appearances in the 1st Round, most recently though 43 years ago.

 

  1. Bideford (Southern League Division 1 South and West) v AFC Portchester (Wessex League Premier Division)

Step 4 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting between the two clubs

Bideford reached the 1st Round ‘Proper’ on four occasions in the latter half of the 20th Century and have exited the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round in each of the last five seasons. AFC Portchester are just one win away from equalling their best F| Cup run in their 6th campaign.

 

  1. Brislington (Western League Premier Division) v Hamworthy United (Wessex League Premier Division)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting in 2008/09 won 3-2 by Hamworthy United

Brislington reached the 4th Qualifying Round just three years ago whilst The Hammers are just one win away from equalling their best FA Cup run in their 13th campaign.

Like Turkeys Voting for Christmas

“If you think the future for your club is to play Premier League ‘B’ Teams in competitive matches, then your club probably has no future”.

It will come as no surprise to anyone who follows my Twitter account @FACupFactfile that I am vehemently opposed to the inclusion of Premier League and Championship Club’s ‘B’ teams being involved in EFL Trophy where they will be pitted in a competitive match against three EFL first teams. But why is it I am so vociferously and passionately against this proposal?

Even if it is true that this is not the thin end of the wedge for these B Teams to be incorporated into the Football League structure (methinks they doth protest too much), there is something fundamentally wrong with the fact that clubs with proud histories of a hundred plus years of Football League involvement should now have to face other sides made up of the young players of what happen to be current higher league clubs, players who in past times would likely as not have been playing for those self-same EFL clubs.

Mr Arkwright and Mr Deakin, founding fathers of the Football League’s oldest club Notts County, must be turning in their graves at the decision of the current board to allow their first team to face another side’s B team in a competitive match. Notts County, a founding member of the Football League and one of only 10 ever present members in League football, have been drawn to play against Sunderland B Team. Sunderland didn’t even join the Football League until two seasons later, and now Notts County have to face their B team in competitive match. How insulting to the fans, how degrading to the club.

Another founder member of the Football League, Bolton Wanderers, will have the ignominy of facing the B team of a fellow founder team, Everton, the first team of which they beat 6-2 in their fourth ever competitive league match, one of the oldest competitive fixtures in the world. And, as if this was not galling enough for the fans of Bolton Wanderers, it was something that was voted for with relish by the club’s board members. All for the sake of a minuscule portion of the Premier League’s outlandish wealth.

Of course, it’s not about the money is it? It’s all about developing the youth of England so future generations can bask in the glory of European and World titles. Of course it is, that’s why so many Premier League clubs who own the cream of the current England youth players do not want to take part. All those EFL clubs who voted for this abomination of a competition who now face Brighton or Reading reserves have got their just desserts. Good.

And worst of all, despite the protestations of fans up and down the country, Richard Scudamore and Shaun Harvey continue to spout that this format was required to help English football and ensure the former JPT competition could survive, and that it is only a trial which will be reviewed at the end of the season. But there are so many different elements introduced to the format that it will be impossible to tell why it was a success or not.

Anyone worth their salt who successfully trials anything knows that you have to isolate each individual point you are trialling. And you need to be clear about your measures of success and failure, with subsequent proposed actions depending upon the outcomes you experience. And, of course, we have no statement as to what success or failure means from Mr Scudamore or Mr Harvey, and what would constitute keeping it or scrapping it in 2017.

So when the EFL Trophy fails, and it will fail, we won’t know for sure if it is because of the format itself, or because of the inclusion of B teams, or because of the awful definition of regionalisation, or because fans stayed away or because TV stations didn’t want to cover it. What we will know, because current practice proves this to be case, is that those who are, unfortunately for football, in charge of it in this country, will say whatever it is needs to be said to get whatever it is they want. And what they want is usually financially driven and has absolutely nothing to do with the health and benefit of football.

Money first, football nowhere is what caused this competition to come to fruition, and by voting for it the EFL chairmen may very well have voted their own club out of existence, maybe not by this Christmas, but by a Christmas in the not too distant future.