2016-17 FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round Tie-by-Tie Preview

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Every single FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round tie previewed in draw number order, THE most comprehensive preview available.

 

  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.

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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.

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

THE most comprehensive stat-packed preview of this year’s FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round to be found on the Internet

All ties listed in draw order – General rule of thumb, the more northerly the club, the lower the draw number

  1. Ashington (Northern League 1) v Nelson (North West Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting in 1926/27 season in the SECOND ROUND PROPER.

Ashington 2 v 1 Nelson

Nelson has been knocked out of FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round in their last seven campaigns whilst Ashington has never failed to go beyond the Extra Preliminary Round in their last seven!

Ashington are competing in their 100th FA Cup campaign

 

  1. Heaton Stannington (Northern League 2) v West Auckland Town (Northern League 1)

Step 6 v Step 5

No previous meetings in FA Cup

Heaton Stannington best FA Cup run is to 2nd Qualifying Round in 1949/50, whilst West Auckland Town made the 1st Round Proper in 1998/99 where they lost on penalties to Yeovil town.

 

  1. Harrogate Railway Athletic (Northern Counties East League Premier) v Albion Sports (Northern Counties East League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

No previous meetings in FA Cup

Railway has never been KO in EP Round in any of their 29 FA Cup campaigns

Just 3 campaigns for Albion Sports making 1st Qualifying in their first one, whilst Harrogate Railway Athletic made it as far as the 2nd Round Proper twice in 2002/03 (lost 3-1 at home to Bristol City) and 2007/08 (lost 3-2 at home to Mansfield Town)

 

  1. Easington Colliery (Northern League 2) v Northallerton Town (Northern League 2)

Step 6 v Step 6

Two previous FA Cup meetings both won by Northallerton Town

1988/89 Q1 2-0 and 1993/94 Q2 4-1

Easington Colliery has never been KO in any of their 51 FA Cup campaigns and the club made the 1st Round Proper in 1955/56 (lost 2-0 at home to Tranmere Rovers) whilst Northallerton Town best is 4th Qualifying Round in successive seasons 1992/93 and 1993/94

 

  1. West Allotment Celtic (Northern League 1) v Consett (Northern League 1)

Step 5 v Step 5

First ever FA Cup meeting

West Allotment Celtic best run was to 1st Qualifying Round two seasons ago, whilst Consett made the 1st Round Proper twice in 1958/59 (lost 5-0 at Doncaster Rovers) and in 1996/97 (lost 4-0 at Mansfield Town)

Match being played on Sunday 7th August at Heaton Stannington

 

  1. Shildon (Northern League 1) v Bedlington Terriers (Northern League 2)

Step 5 v Step 6

One previous meeting in Q2 1962-63 when Shildon won 4-0 against Bedlington Mechanics

Both clubs have made it as far as the 2nd Round Proper in the past, Shildon in 1936-37 when they Stalybridge Celtic 4-2 in 1st Round and lost 3-0 at home to Dartford in the 2nd, whilst Bedlington Terriers made it in 1998/99 when they won 4-1 at home to League 2 Colchester United before losing 2-0 at Scunthorpe United

 

  1. Seaham Red Star (Northern League 1) v Morpeth Town (Northern League 1)

Step 5 v Step 5

Two previous FA Cup meetings both won by Morpeth Town both in Extra Preliminary Round, 2007/08 3-0 and 2009/10 4-1

Both sides yet to appear in 1st Round Proper with Seaham Red tar making 3rd Qualifying Round in 1992/93 and Morpeth Town making the 4th Qualifying Round in 1998/99

 

  1. Thornaby (Northern League 2) v Bishop Auckland (Northern League 1)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Thornaby made Q4 when still called Stockton in 1992/93 but has been KO in EP Round in each of the last three campaigns. Bishop Auckland has made it further in the FA Cup than any other club in this year’s Extra Preliminary Round reaching the 4th Round Proper in 1954/55 beating Kettering Town 5-1, Third Division South Crystal Palace 4-2 away and Third Division South Ipswich Town 3-0 in a replay on their way before losing 3-1 at home to York City.

 

  1. Liversedge (Northern Counties East League Premier) v Guisborough Town (Northern League 1)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Liversedge made Q4 in 2004/05 but have been knocked out in EP Round in each of the last 4 seasons. Guisborough Town made the 1st Round Proper in 1988/89 when they lost 1-0 to Bury at Ayresome Park

 

  1. North Shields (Northern League 1) v Jarrow Roofing Boldon Community Association (Northern League 1)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Jarrow Roofing has made 2nd Qualifying Round twice, 2009/10 and 2013/14, whilst North Shields has reached the 2nd Round Proper twice, 1933/34 (beat Scarborough 3-0 before losing 1-0 at Gateshead) and 1982/83 (beat Division Four side Halifax Town before losing 3-0 at home to Walsall)

 

  1. Bridlington Town (Northern Counties East Premier) v Silsden (North West Counties League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

One previous FA Cup meeting EP Round 2013/14 Bridlington Town 2 v 1 Silsden

Silsden best run to 1st Qualifying Round in first campaign in 2004/05 whilst Bridlington Town made 4th Qualifying Round in 2002/03

 

  1. Newcastle Benfield (Northern League 1) v Thackley (Northern Counties East League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Newcastle Benfield reached 4th Qualifying Round in 2006/07 whilst Thackley best run is to 2nd Qualifying Round, a total of five times, last in 2010/11

 

  1. Whitley Bay (Northern League 1) v Norton and Stockton Ancients (Northern League 2)

Step 5 v Step 6

One previous FA Cup meeting in 1st Qualifying Round in 2006/07 which Whitley Bay won 3-2

Norton and Stockton Ancients made 3rd Qualifying Round in 2009/10 whilst Whitley Bay went all the way to the 3rd Round Proper in 1989/90 beating Fourth Division Scarborough 1-0 and Third Division Preston North End 2-0 before losing 1-0 to Rochdale

 

  1. Chester-le-Street Town (Northern League 1) v Garforth Town (Northern Counties East League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Whilst Chester-le-Street Town made 4th Qualifying Round in 1986/87, the club has been knocked out in the EP Round in each of the last two seasons. Garforth Town has only got as far as 2nd Qualifying Round, three times in total, most recently in 2008/09

 

  1. Sunderland Ryhope Colliery Welfare (Northern League 2) v Pickering Town (Northern Counties East League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Pickering Town has made the 2nd Qualifying Round on three occasions, most recently in 2003/04. Sunderland Ryhope CW have had just one season reaching just the Extra Preliminary Round last season, although Ryhope Colliery Welfare made the 1st Round proper in 1967-68 losing 1-0 to Workington

 

  1. Padiham (North West Counties League Premier) v Team Northumbria (Northern League 2)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

It is five years since Padiham were knocked out in EP Round and last season they reached their best round of 1st Qualifying Round for the fourth time. Team Northumbria also reached their best round of 1st Qualifying Round the last time they competed in the FA Cup three years ago.

 

  1. Marske United (Northern League 1) v South Shields (Northern League 1)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting in Preliminary Round 2000/01 which Marske United won 3-1

Marske United reached the 4th Qualifying Round in 2013/14 and South Shields made 3rd Qualifying Round in 1997/98 whilst it is 2009/10 since either side was knocked out in the EP Round

 

  1. Penrith (Northern League 1) v Sunderland Ryhope Community Association (Northern League 1)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Penrith has been knocked out in EP Round in both of the last two seasons, although have made it to 2nd Round Proper in 1981/82 when they beat Third Division Chester 1-0 before losing 3-0 to Doncaster Rovers. Sunderland Ryhope CW has failed to go beyond EP Round 9 times in 12 campaigns, including the last four seasons

 

  1. Washington (Northern League 1) v Newton Aycliffe (Northern League 1)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Washington made 4th Qualifying Round in 1970-71 whilst Newton Aycliffe has only reached 2nd Qualifying Round but that was last season

 

  1. Durham City (Northern League 2) v Billingham Synthonia (Northern League 2)

Step 6 v Step 6

One previous FA Cup meeting in EP Round two seasons ago won 2-1 by Durham City

The clubs may both be step 6 clubs now but both have made it to the Proper Rounds of the FA Cup in the past. Durham City made the 2nd Round twice, in 1925-26 when a Football League side and in 1957-58 when they beat Spalding United 3-1 before losing 3-0 to Tranmere Rovers. Billingham Synthonia has made the 1st Round Proper seven times (the third most of teams never to make the 2md Round), most recently in 1989/90

 

  1. Barnoldswick Town (North West Counties League Premier) v Dunston UTS (Northern League 1)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Barnoldswick Town has entered the FA Cup five times as has yet to win a match whilst Dunston UTS has not failed to go beyond the EP Round in each of the last six seasons having also made the 4th Qualifying Round in 2003/04 when still called Dunston Federation Brewery

 

  1. Armthorpe Welfare (Northern Counties East League Premier) v Handsworth Parramore (Northern Counties East League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Armthorpe Welfare has made the 3rd Qualifying Round in 1986/87 whilst Handsworth Parramore has had just two FA Cup seasons, but managed to reach the Preliminary Round on both occasions.

 

  1. Maltby Main (Northern Counties East League Premier) v Squires Gate (North West Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs have reached the 2nd Qualifying Round twice in the past, both last in 2004/05 (although original Maltby Main Welfare made 3rd Qualifying Round in 1924/25)

 

  1. Penistone Church (Northern Counties East League 1) v Cheadle Town (North West Counties League 1)

Step 6 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Penistone Church entered FA Cup for the first time last season exiting in the EP Round, whilst Cheadle Town did not participate the last two years having been knocked out in EP Round the two seasons prior to then, although did reach 2nd Qualifying Round in 2007/08

 

  1. Alsager Town (North West Counties League 1) v Barton Town Old Boys (Northern Counties East League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Alsager Town has reached the 1st Qualifying Round on three occasions including last season, whilst Barton Town Old Boys has also made the 1st Qualifying Round but had been knocked out in the Preliminary Round in each of the last six seasons

 

  1. Pontefract Colliers (Northern Counties East League 1) v Runcorn Town (North West Counties League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Pontefract Collieries has made 1st Qualifying Round twice in the late 1990s whilst Runcorn Town made 3rd Qualifying Round two years ago and have never been knocked out in EP Round in five campaigns

 

  1. Parkgate (Northern Counties East League Premier) v Irlam (North West Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Irlam reached their best the Preliminary Round the last time they competed in the FA Cup four years ago, whilst Parkgate made the 2nd Qualifying Round twice in the late 1990s but have been knocked out in the EP Round in each of the last four seasons

This tie contains the shortest combined names of the EP Round

 

  1. Maine Road (North West Counties League Premier) v Nostell Miners Welfare (Northern Counties East League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Maine Road has made the 2nd Qualifying Round six times, most recently in 2001/02, Nostell Miners Welfare has only made the Preliminary Round twice and has been knocked out of FA Cup in EP Round in each of the last six seasons

 

  1. Congleton Town (North West Counties League Premier) v New Mills (North West Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

New Mills has reached the 2nd Qualifying Round twice, most recently 2012/13, and has not been knocked out in EP for seven years. However, Congleton Town made 1st Round proper in 1989/90 (losing 2-0 to Crewe Alexandra) and have not been knocked out in EP Round since 1930/31

 

  1. West Didsbury and Chorlton (North West Counties League Premier) v AFC Liverpool (North West Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

West Didsbury has made the Preliminary Round in two of their three FA Cup seasons, whilst AFC Liverpool recorded their best FA Cup run of reaching the 1st Qualifying Round last season

 

  1. Hemsworth Miners Welfare (Northern Counties East League Premier) v Runcorn Linnets (North West Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous meeting in EP Round 2012/13, eventually won by Hemsworth Miners Welfare on penalties taking them to their best round of Preliminary Round, and being the only time Runcorn Linnets have been knocked out in the EP Round, although they did make 3rd Qualifying Round the following season

 

  1. AFC Blackpool (North West Counties League 1) v Ashton Athletic (North West Counties League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

AFC Blackpool equalled their best run to the 1st Qualifying Round last season whilst Ashford Athletic has only reached the Preliminary Round and have been knocked out in EP Round in both the last two seasons

 

  1. Atherton Collieries (North West Counties League Premier) v Bacup Borough (North West Counties League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

Two previous FA Cup meetings, one win each, Atherton Collieries 3-1 in Preliminary Round 2007/08 and Bacup Borough 2-1 in the EP Round the following season

Both clubs have made the 3rd Qualifying Round in the past, Atherton Collieries in 1994/95 and Bacup Borough in 1950/51, but they have been knocked out in the EP Round in each of the last 3 seasons

 

  1. AFC Emley (Northern Counties East League 1) v Athersley Recreation (Northern Counties East League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

The side that wins this tie will equal their best FA Cup run to the Preliminary Round, which Athersley Recreation achieved once in two seasons and AFC Emley has achieved five times including in the last 3 years

Match being played on Sunday 7th August

 

  1. AFC Darwen (North West Counties League Premier) v Cammell Laird 1907 (North West Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

AFC Darwen entered FA Cup for first time last season losing in EP Round whilst Cammell Laird has made the 3rd Qualifying Round twice in 2004/05 and 2005/06

 

  1. Abbey Hey (North West Counties League Premier) v Bootle (North West Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Abbey Hey has made 2nd Qualifying Round twice including last season whilst Bootle has reached the 3rd Qualifying Round in1990/91, although has been knocked out in EP Round in both the last 2 seasons

 

  1. 1874 Northwich (North West Counties League Premier) v Barnton (North West Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting, unsurprising given that 1874 Northwich were only formed in 2012 and Barnton hasn’t appeared in FA Cup since 1949/50

1874 Northwich has made the Preliminary Round in both their FA Cup runs

 

  1. Worksop Town (Northern Counties East League Premier) v Hallam (Northern Counties East League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

Two of the oldest clubs in the country (Worksop founded 1861, Hallam founded 1860) have met four times before in FA Cup with Worksop winning every time, with the clubs last meeting in 1950/51. This is the most common FA Cup fixture of the EP Round

Hallam are returning to FA Cup after four seasons away and made 3rd Qualifying Round in 1957/58, whilst Worksop made the 3rd Round Proper in 1955/56 (winning 4-0 at home to Skegness Town and 1-0 at home to Division Three North side Bradford City after a replay before losing 1-0 to Swindon Town), but have been knocked out in EP Round in both the last 2 seasons

 

  1. Staveley Miners Welfare (North West Counties League Premier) v Winsford United (Northern Counties East League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Staveley Miners Welfare has made 2nd Qualifying Round twice, most recently in 2011/12, whilst Winsford United actually appeared in the 2nd Round Proper when still called Over Wanderers in 1887/88 when qualifying rounds didn’t exist, but have been knocked out in EP Round in both the last two seasons

 

  1. Lichfield City (Midland Football League 1) v Wolverhampton Casuals (West Midlands Regional League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Lichfield City made the Preliminary Round in their only FA Cup campaign two seasons ago whilst Wolverhampton Casuals hold the record for most exits in the EP Round with 21, including the last two seasons

 

  1. Haughmond (West Midlands Regional League Premier) v Alvechurch (Midland Football League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting as Haughmond in their first FA Cup campaign 25 years after being formed

Alvechurch made the 3rd Round Proper in 1973/74 defeating Fourth Division Exeter City 1-0 and King’s Lynn 6-1 before losing 4-2 at Bradford City

 

  1. AFC Bridgnorth (West Midlands Regional League Premier) v Boldmere St Michael’s (Midland Football League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

AFC Bridgnorth has had just one FA Cup campaign reaching the Preliminary Round last season whilst Boldmere St Michael’s has reached the 2nd Qualifying Round twice in 1987/88 and 1997/98

 

  1. Heath Hayes (Midland Football League 1) v Bromsgrove Sporting (Midland Football League 1)

Step 6 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Bromsgrove Sporting made the Preliminary Round in both their FA Cup campaigns so far whilst Heath Hayes has been knocked out in EP in each of the last three seasons, although has made the Preliminary Round three times themselves.

 

  1. Coleshill Town (Midland Football League Premier) v Cradley Town (West Midlands Regional League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Cradley Town made 2nd Qualifying Round in 2008/09, but Coleshill Town equalled their best run to the 3rd Qualifying Round last season.

Coleshill Town’s last two EP round matches were won 10-0 and 11-0 respectively

This is the only tie in the EP Round where both teams have the same initials

 

  1. Brocton (Midland Football League Premier) v Walsall Wood (Midland Football League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Brocton made 1st Qualifying Round in 2013/14 whilst Walsall Wood made 2nd Qualifying Round in 1998/99 and both clubs were knocked out in EP Round last season

 

  1. Lye Town (Midland Football League Premier) v AFC Wulfrunians (Midland Football League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Lye Town made 3rd Qualifying Round three times between 1980 and 1990, but have been knocked out of FA Cup in EP Round in both the last two seasons. AFC Wulfrunians has twice made the 2nd Qualifying Round most recently in 2013/14

 

  1. Sporting Khalsa (Midland Football League Premier) v Hanley Town (North West Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting as both clubs had their first campaign last season. Whilst Hanley Town made it to the Preliminary Round, Sporting Khalsa went all the way through to the 4th Qualifying Round

 

  1. Tividale (Midland Football League Premier) v Wolverhampton Sporting Community (West Midlands Regional League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting as Wolverhampton Sporting Community are making their FA Cup debut

Tividale reached 4th Qualifying Round in 1975-76 and haven’t been knocked out in the EP Round for five years

 

  1. Coventry Sphinx (Midland Football League Premier) v Highgate United (Midland Football League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Highgate United made 4th Qualifying Round in 1973/74 whilst Coventry Sphinx reached 3rd Qualifying Round in 2009/10, the season after they last lost in the EP Round

 

  1. Stourport Swifts (Midland Football League Premier) v Westfields (Midland Football League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Westfields reached 2nd Qualifying Round in 2012/13, Stourport Swifts made 3rd Qualifying Round in 2001/02 and 2002/03 and have never been knocked out in EP Round in 24 campaigns

 

  1. Coventry United (Midland Football League Premier) v Shawbury United (Midland Football League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting as Coventry United are making their debut in the FA Cup

Shawbury United has only made the Preliminary Round in two out of six FA Cup campaigns

Match being played on Sunday 7th August

 

  1. Dudley Sports (West Midlands Regional League Premier) v Nuneaton Griff (Midland Football League 1)

Step 6 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs returning to FA Cup after an absence and having been knocked out on EP Round last time. Dudley Sports made 1st Qualifying Round in 2009/10, whilst Nuneaton Griff reached 2nd Qualifying in 2012/13

 

  1. Malvern Town (West Midlands Regional League Premier) v Rocester (Midland Football League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs have reached the 3rd Qualifying Round twice, Malvern Town last in 1987/87 and Rocester last in 2006/07, but Malvern has been knocked out in EP Round in each of their last 3 campaigns

 

  1. Brigg Town (Northern Counties East League 1) v Clipstone (Northern Counties East League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Clipstone have just two FA Cup campaigns reaching 1st Qualifying Round both times whilst Brigg Town has made it as far as the 1st Round Proper in 2001/02 losing 4-1 to Tranmere Rovers

 

  1. Oadby town (United Counties League Premier) v Long Eaton United (Midland Football League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs have reached the 3rd Qualifying Round, Oadby Town in 1999/2000 and Long Eaton United four times, last in 1976/77

 

  1. Loughborough University (Midland Football League Premier) v Shirebrook Town (Northern Counties East League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

One previous FA Cup meeting in EP Round two seasons ago which Loughborough University won 2-1 after a replay

Shirebrook Town reached 3rd Qualifying Round in 2003/04 but has been knocked out in EP Round in both the last 2 seasons whilst Loughborough University’s best run is to 1st Qualifying Round twice since last being knocked out in EP Round in 2010/11

 

  1. Bottesford Town (Northern Counties East League Premier) v Radford (East Midlands Counties League)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Bottesford Town made 1st Qualifying Round in 2010/11 whilst Radford recorded their best run to the Preliminary Round last season

 

  1. South Normanton Athletic (East Midlands Counties League) v Aylestone Park (East Midlands Counties League)

Step 6 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting as Aylestone Park are in their debut season

South Normanton Athletic made 3rd Qualifying Round three times as South Normanton Miners Welfare, the last time in 1959/60

 

  1. Shepshed Dynamo (Midland Football League Premier) v AFC Mansfield (Northern Counties East League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

AFC Mansfield were knocked out in EP Round in their debut campaign last season whilst Shepshed Dynamo made it to the 1st Round Proper in 1996/97 losing 6-0 to Carlisle United

 

  1. Hinckley AFC (Midland Football League 1) v Heanor Town (Midland Football League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Hinckley AFC made 2nd Qualifying Round in their debut FA Cup campaign last season whilst Heanor Town have appeared in the 1st Round proper six times most recently in 1963/64

Match scheduled for Friday night 5th August

 

  1. Blaby and Whetstone Athletic (East Midlands Counties League) v St Andrew’s (East Midlands Counties League)

Step 6 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Blaby and Whetstone Athletic has made it to the 2nd Qualifying Round twice in their four FA Cup campaigns whilst St Andrew’s has lost in the EP Round in the last four of their five campaigns

 

  1. Leicester Nirvana (United Counties League Premier) v Dunkirk (East Midlands Counties League)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Leicester Nirvana made 1st Qualifying Round in the first two of their five FA Cup campaigns whilst Dunkirk made the 2nd Qualifying Round for the first time last season

 

  1. Anstey Nomads (East Midlands Counties League) v Harborough Town (United Counties League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Anstey Nomads have been knocked out in EP Round in both of their FA Cup campaigns whilst Harborough Town have reached Preliminary Round in two of their three campaigns including last season

 

  1. Retford United (Northern Counties East League Premier) v Leicester Road (Midland Football League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting as Leicester Road are making their FA Cup debut

Retford United made 4th Qualifying Round in 2008/09

 

  1. Ashby Ivanhoe (East Midlands Counties League) v Quorn (Midland Football League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting as Ashby Ivanhoe are making their FA Cup debut

Quorn made 3rd Qualifying Round in 2006/07

 

  1. Bardon Hill (Leicestershire Senior League Premier) v Kirby Muxloe (United Counties League Premier)

Step 7 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Bardon Hill will be the first club to compete in the FA Cup whilst members of the Leicestershire Senior League since Friary Lane Old Boys lost 3-2 to Rushden Town in the Preliminary Round in 1991/92 – Update: Bardon Hill have withdrawn

Bardon Hill best is 2nd Qualifying Round but they have been knocked out in EP Round in each of their last four campaigns, whilst Kirkby Muxloe has reached the Preliminary Round in six of their seven campaigns including the last four seasons

 

  1. Rainworth Miners Welfare (Northern Counties East League Premier) v Cleethorpes Town (Northern Counties East League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Rainworth Miners Welfare made 3rd Qualifying Round in 2007/08 whilst Cleethorpes Town made 2nd Qualifying Round and Preliminary Round in their two campaigns so far

 

  1. Holbeach United (United Counties League Premier) v Swaffham Town (Eastern Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Holbeach United has reached 1st Round Proper in 1982/83 (losing 4-0 to Wrexham at London Road) whilst Swaffham Town has been knocked out in EP Round in the last two of their three FA Cup campaigns

 

  1. Boston Town (United Counties League Premier) v Wisbech Town (United Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs have appeared in the Proper Rounds of the FA Cup, Boston Town reaching 1st Round in 1976/77 (losing 3-1 to Barnsley) and Wisbech Town making the 2nd Round twice in 1957/58 (beat Division Three South Colchester United 1-0 before losing 2-1 to Reading) and in 1997/98 (beat Billericay Town 3-2 before losing 2-0 to Bristol Rovers)

 

  1. Kirkley and Pakefield (Eastern Counties League Premier) v Walsham-le-Willows (Eastern Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting in EP Round 2009/10 won 1-0 by Kirkley and Pakefield

Kirkley and Pakefield equalled their best run to the 2nd Qualifying Round last season whilst Walsham-le-Willows has failed to go beyond EP Round in seven of their 10 campaigns including the last 4 seasons

 

  1. Peterborough Sports (United Counties League Premier) v Gorleston (Eastern Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Peterborough Sports equalled their best run to 1st Qualifying Round last season whilst Gorleston have been knocked out in EP Round in last two seasons although the club has twice reached 1st Round Proper in 1951/52 (lost 5-4 in a second replay to Leyton Orient at Highbury) and 1957/58 (lost 10-1 at Gillingham)

 

  1. Harrowby United (United Counties League Premier) v Thetford Town (Eastern Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Harrowby United have been knocked out in EP Round in both their FA Cup campaigns whilst Thetford Town has made the 2nd Qualifying Round on seven separate occasions most recently in 1975/76, but club has been knocked out in Preliminary Round in each of the last 3 seasons

 

  1. Yaxley (United Counties League Premier) v Huntingdon Town (United Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Yaxley made 2nd Qualifying Round twice in 2002/03 and 2006/07 whilst Huntingdon Town reached 1st Qualifying Round in their first 3 campaigns but have been knocked out in EP Round in their last two

 

  1. Ely City (Eastern Counties League Premier) v Deeping Rangers (United Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Ely City has reached the 1st Round Proper in 1956/57 (lost 6-2 to Torquay United) but have been knocked out in EP Round in each of the last 3 seasons whilst Deeping Rangers equalled their best run to 2nd Qualifying Round last season

 

  1. Fakenham Town (Eastern Counties League Premier) v Sleaford Town (United Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs best run is to 1st Qualifying Round, Fakenham Town twice in 1999/2000 and 2001/02, and Sleaford Town three times last in 2013/14

 

  1. Godmanchester Rovers (Eastern Counties League Premier) v Great Yarmouth Town (United Counties League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Godmanchester Rovers best run is to 1st Qualifying Round in 2009/10 and they have been knocked out in Preliminary Round in each of the last six seasons. Great Yarmouth Town are competing in the FA Cup for the 100th time and reached the 2nd Round Proper in two successive seasons, 1952/53 (beat Guildford City 1-0 in a replay before losing 2-1 at home to Wrexham) and 1953/54 (beat Third Division South Crystal Palace 1-0 before losing 5-2 at Barrow)

 

  1. Eynesbury Rovers (United Counties League Premier) v Peterborough Northern Star (United Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Peterborough Northern Star reached 1st Qualifying Round in the first of their four campaigns whilst Eynesbury Rovers made it to 4th Qualifying Round in 1954/55 but have been knocked in the EP Round in both of their last two campaigns

 

  1. Haverhill Rovers (Eastern Counties League Premier) v Hertford Town (Spartan South Midlands League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs were knocked out in EP Round last season, but both clubs have made 4th Qualifying Round, Haverhill Rovers in 2006/07 and Hertford Town in 1973/74

 

  1. Redbridge (Essex Senior League Senior) v Waltham Forest (Essex Senior League Senior)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Waltham Forest made 2nd Qualifying Round twice in 2011/12 and 2012/13 but have been knocked out in EP Round in last two seasons. Redbridge has never been knocked out in EP Round in 40 campaigns, made 2nd Round Proper in 2011/12 (beat Oxford City 2-1 in a replay before losing 5-0 to Crawley Town) and have made the Preliminary Round in each of the last four seasons

 

  1. Brantham Athletic (Eastern Counties League Premier) v Hadley (Spartan South Midlands League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Brantham Athletic equalled their best run to 1st Qualifying Round last season whilst Hadley has failed to go beyond EP Round in four out of their six campaigns including the last two seasons

 

  1. Enfield 1893 (Essex Senior League Senior) v Tower Hamlets (Essex Senior League Senior)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Tower Hamlets best is 1st Qualifying Round when still known as Bethnal Green United whilst Enfield 1893 has made 2nd Qualifying Round but has been knocked out in EP Round in each of the last 4 seasons

 

  1. FC Clacton (Eastern Counties League Premier) v Eton Manor (Essex Senior League Senior)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting in EP Round last season won 3-1 by FC Clacton

FC Clacton made 2nd Qualifying Round in 2013/14, but Eton Manor has made 4th Qualifying Round in 1956/57, but has been knocked out in EP Round in each of the last 3 seasons

 

  1. Sporting Bengal United (Essex Senior League Senior) v Ipswich Wanderers (Eastern Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Ipswich Wanderers equalled their best run to 2nd Qualifying Round last season whilst Sporting Bengal United has failed to go beyond EP Round in eight of their nine campaigns including in the last five campaigns

 

  1. Wivenhoe Town (Eastern Counties League Premier) v Hullbridge Sports (Essex Senior League Senior)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Wivenhoe Town has made 4th Qualifying Round twice in 1989/90 and 1993/94 whilst Hullbridge Sports recorded their best run to 2nd Qualifying Round last season

 

  1. Barkingside (Essex Senior League Senior) v Hadleigh United (Eastern Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Barkingside has made 2nd Qualifying Round twice in 1998/99 and 2007/08, Hadleigh United has made 1st Qualifying Round three times, most recently two seasons ago

Match being played on Sunday 7th August

 

  1. Whitton United (Eastern Counties League 1) v Basildon United (Essex Senior League Senior)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Basildon United made 3rd Qualifying Round twice in 1983/84 and 1998/99, Whitton United made 2nd Qualifying Round four times in the 1950s and has been knocked out in the Preliminary Round in each of the last four seasons

 

  1. London Bari (Essex Senior League Senior) v Clapton (Essex Senior League Senior)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

London Bari has just one FA Cup campaign and were knocked out in EP Round, whilst Clapton has lost in EP Round in the last two years but has appeared in the 3rd Round Proper in 1925/26 (beat Third Division South Norwich City 3-1 and Ilford 1-0 before losing3-2 at home to Swindon Town)

 

  1. Barking (Essex Senior League Senior) v Takeley (Essex Senior League Senior)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Barking made 2nd Qualifying Round when still called Barking and East Ham United whilst Takeley has failed to go beyond EP Round in five of their six campaigns including the last 3 seasons

 

  1. Sawbridgeworth Town (Essex Senior League Senior) v Southend Manor (Essex Senior League Senior)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Southend Manor made 4th Qualifying Round in 2011/12 whilst Sawbridgeworth Town has been knocked out in EP Round in their last eight campaigns, the current longest losing sequence

 

  1. Stanway Rovers (Eastern Counties League Premier) v FC Romania (Essex Senior League Senior)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs have reached 2nd Qualifying Round, FC Romania in the first of their two campaigns, Stanway Rovers equalled their best last season

 

  1. Ilford (Essex Senior League Senior) v Burnham Ramblers (Essex Senior League Senior)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Ilford reached 1st Qualifying Round twice in 2002/03 and 2010/11 whilst Burnham Ramblers have made 2nd Qualifying Round twice in 2003/04 and 2005/06

 

  1. FC Broxbourne Borough (Spartan South Midlands League Premier) v Felixstowe and Walton United (Eastern Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs have made the 2nd Qualifying Round, FC Broxbourne Borough when still called Somersett Ambury Victoria and Elm, Felixstowe and Walton Unite in 2010/11

 

  1. Halstead Town (Eastern Counties League 1) v Newmarket Town (Eastern Counties League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Newmarket Town reached 4th Qualifying Round in 1992/93, Halstead Town reached 3rd Qualifying Round twice in 1993/94 and 1998/99 but have been knocked out in EP Round in last 2 seasons

 

  1. St Margaretsbury (Spartan South Midlands League Premier) v Long Melford (Eastern Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Long Melford made 2nd Qualifying Round in 2004/05 whilst St Margaretsbury reached 3rd Qualifying Round twice in 2001/02 and 2003/04

 

  1. Hoddesdon Town (Spartan South Midlands League Premier) v Stansted (Essex Senior League Senior)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting EP Round 2008/09 won 3-2 by Stansted

Stansted made 3rd Qualifying Round in 1996/97 whilst Hoddesdon Town appeared in the 1st Round Proper in 1884/85 when there were no qualifying rounds

 

  1. Saffron Walden Town (Eastern Counties League Premier) v Mildenhall Town (Eastern Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Mildenhall Town reached 3rd Qualifying Round in 2000/01 whilst Saffron Walden Town appeared in the 1st Round Proper three times in 1870s/80s when still called Saffron Walden and when there were no qualifying rounds

 

  1. Edgware Town (Spartan South Midlands League Premier) v Holmer Green (Spartan South Midlands League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Holmer Green reached 1st Qualifying Round in 2004/05, whilst Edgware Town reached the 4th Qualifying Round in 1978/79. Edgware Town return to FA Cup after eight years away and in 53 campaigns have never been knocked out in the EP Round

 

  1. Flackwell Heath (Hellenic League Premier) v Baldock Town (Spartan South Midlands League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Baldock Town reached the Preliminary Round in their only FA Cup campaign so far two seasons ago, whilst Flackwell Heath has twice made 4th Qualifying Round in 2002/03 and 2004/05

 

  1. Crawley Green (Spartan South Midlands League Premier) v Rothwell Corinthians (United Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs knocked out in EP Round in their last 2 campaigns with Rothwell Corinthians only making Preliminary Round twice in their 6 campaigns and Crawley Green making 1st Qualifying Round 2009/10 and 2011/12

Match being played on Sunday 7th August

 

  1. London Tigers (Spartan South Midlands League Premier) v Sun Sports (Spartan South Midlands League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Sun Sports were knocked out in EP Round in their debut season last year whilst London Tigers made 2nd Qualifying Round two seasons ago

 

  1. Leighton Town (Spartan South Midlands League Premier) v Northampton Sileby Rangers (United Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting in Preliminary Round last season won 3-0 by Leighton Town

Northampton Sileby Rangers best is 1st Qualifying Round whilst Leighton Town reached the 4th Qualifying Round in 2007/08

 

  1. Tring Athletic (Spartan South Midlands League Premier) v Desborough Town (United Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Tring Athletic have reached 1st Qualifying Round twice in 2006/07 and 2010/11 whilst Desborough Town has made it through to the 1st Round Proper in 1926/27 (lost 3-0 to Doncaster Rovers after the first game was abandoned due to fog), but the club has been knocked out in EP Round in both the last two seasons

 

  1. Wellingborough Town (United Counties League Premier) v Stotfold (Spartan South Midlands League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Stotfold made 3rd Qualifying Round in 2007/08 but have been knocked out in EP Round in last two seasons, whilst Wellingborough Town made 1st Qualifying Round in 2010/11 and has been knocked out in EP Round in last 3 seasons

 

  1. Burnham (Hellenic League Premier) v Oxhey Jets (Spartan South Midlands League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Burnham has never been knocked out in EP Round and made 1st Round Proper in 2005/06 (lost 3-1 at home to Aldershot Town), whereas Oxhey Jets best is 2nd Qualifying Round twice in 2006/07 and 2011/12, but have been knocked out in EP Round in each of the last 3 seasons

 

  1. Cogenhoe United (United Counties League Premier) v Berkhamsted (Spartan South Midlands League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Berkhamsted made 2nd Qualifying Round in 2012/13 whereas Cogenhoe United made 3rd Qualifying Round in 2005/06

 

  1. Bedford (Spartan South Midlands League 1) v Welwyn Garden City (Spartan South Midlands League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Welwyn Garden City has reached 3rd Qualifying Round in 1998/99 and 2005/06 whereas Bedford has failed to go beyond the EP Round in six of their nine campaigns including the last five

 

  1. Cockfosters (Spartan South Midlands League Premier) v Harpenden Town (Spartan South Midlands League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs’ best is 1st Qualifying Round with Harpenden Town achieving it in 1998/99 and Cockfosters equalling it last year. Harpenden Town return to the FA Cup after 10 years away

 

  1. Newport Pagnell Town (United Counties League Premier) v Biggleswade United (Spartan South Midlands League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting EP Round 2010/11 won 4-1 by Newport Pagnell Town

Biggleswade United has reached 1st Qualifying Round five times including last season whilst Newport Pagnell Town has reached 2nd Qualifying Round in 2008/09

 

  1. Wembley (Spartan South Midlands League Premier) v Daventry Town (United Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs have made the 1st Round Proper, Wembley in 1980/81 (lost 3-0 at Enfield) and Daventry Town in 2013/14 (lost 2-0 at Chesterfield)

 

  1. Harefield United (Spartan South Midlands League 1) v Northampton ON Chenecks (United Counties League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting as Northampton ON Chenecks are making their FA Cup debut

Harefield United has made 2nd Qualifying Round five times, most recently in 2012/13

 

  1. Leverstock Green (Spartan South Midlands League Premier) v London Colney (Spartan South Midlands League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

London Colney has made the 1st Qualifying Round seven times whilst Leverstock Green made 2nd Qualifying Round two seasons ago

 

  1. Ascot United (Hellenic League Premier) v Milton United (Hellenic League 1 West)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Milton United reached 1st Qualifying Round two seasons ago whereas Ascot United has only made Preliminary Round twice every other year in their five campaigns

Match being played on Friday 5th August

 

  1. Abingdon United (Hellenic League 1 West) v AFC Hayes (Combined Counties League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs reached 2nd Qualifying Round, Abingdon United three times, most recently 2014/15, and AFC Hayes in 2005/06 although AFC Hayes has never been knocked out in EP Round in their 22 campaigns

 

  1. Thame United (Hellenic League Premier) v Abbey Rangers (Combined Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting as Abbey Rangers are making their FA Cup debut

Thame United made 4th Qualifying Round twice in successive years in 2003/04 and 2004/05

Match being played on Friday 5th August

 

  1. Binfield (Hellenic League Premier) v North Greenford United (Combined Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Binfield made 2nd Qualifying Round in 2013/14 whereas North Greenford United made 3rd Qualifying Round three times most recently in 2013/14, too

 

  1. Thatcham Town (Hellenic League Premier) v Bracknell Town (Hellenic League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Thatcham Town made 4th Qualifying Round in 1996/97 but Bracknell Town made 1st Round Proper 2000/01 (lost 4-0 at Lincoln City)

 

  1. Spelthorne Sports (Combined Counties League Premier) v Hartley Wintney (Combined Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Hartley Wintney made 4th Qualifying Round in 2013/14 whilst Spelthorne Sports reached Preliminary Round in their debut season last year

 

  1. Carterton (Hellenic League Premier) v Highmoor-Ibis (Hellenic League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Highmoor-Ibis made 1st Qualifying Round in 2013/14 whereas Carterton reached 2nd Qualifying Round twice in 2000/01 and 2002/03 but have been knocked out in EP Round in each of their last two campaigns

 

  1. Camberley Town (Combined Counties League Premier) v Cove (Combined Counties League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

 

One previous FA Cup meeting 2002/03 Preliminary Round won 1-0 by Cove

That win took Cove to the best Cup run of 1st Qualifying Round which they’ve achieved eight times, most recently in 2013/14, Camberley Town however has reached the 1st Round Proper in 1998/99 (lost 5-0 at Brentford)

 

  1. Chertsey Town (Combined Counties League Premier) v Hook Norton (Hellenic League 1 West)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Chertsey Town has reached the 3rd Qualifying Round four times, most recently in 2002/03 whereas Hook Norton’s best in 2nd Qualifying Round reached last season

 

  1. Brimscombe and Thrupp (Hellenic League Premier) v Henley Town (Hellenic League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Henley Town appeared in the 2nd Round Proper in the 1880s when they were still called Henley and when there were no qualifying rounds. Brimscombe and Thrupp set a new best of reaching Preliminary Round last season

 

  1. Longlevens (Hellenic League Premier) v Bedfont and Feltham (Combined Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting as Longlevens are making their FA Cup debut

Bedfont and Feltham has reached 1st Qualifying round in both of their FA Cup campaigns

 

  1. Bedfont Sports (Combined Counties League Premier) v Windsor (Combined Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Windsor has reached 1st Qualifying Round whereas as Bedfont Sports’ best in Preliminary Round reached for the third time last season

 

  1. Ardley United (Hellenic League Premier) v Tuffley Rovers (Hellenic League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

Clubs met at the same stage of FA Cup last season with Tuffley Rovers winning 4-1

Both clubs have made 2nd Qualifying Round Tuffley Rovers in 1999/2000 and Ardley United two years ago

 

  1. Highworth Town (Hellenic League Premier) v Tadley Calleva (Wessex League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Tadley Calleva has made Preliminary Round but has also been knocked out in EP Round in the last two years whereas Highworth Town made 3rd Qualifying Round in 2004/04 but have gone out in the Preliminary Round in the last two seasons

Match to be played on Sunday 7th August

 

  1. Andover Town (Wessex League Premier) v Royal Wootton Bassett Town (Hellenic League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Andover Town made the Preliminary Round in only FA Cup campaign last season whilst Royal Wootton Bassett Town reached 2nd Qualifying Round in 2012/13

 

  1. Hanworth Villa (Combined Counties League Premier) v Knaphill (Combined Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs knocked out in EP Round last year, but Hanworth Villa has made 4th Qualifying Round, in 2011/12, whereas Knaphill has only made 1st Qualifying Round

 

  1. Fairford Town (Hellenic League 1 West) v CB Hounslow United (Combined Counties League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting as CB Hounslow United are making their FA Cup debut

Fairford Town has reached 1st Qualifying Round four times

 

  1. Horsham YMCA (Southern Combination League Premier) v Hollands and Blair (Southern Counties East League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting as Hollands and Blair are making their FA Cup debut

Horsham YMCA reached 4th Qualifying Round in 1999/2000

 

  1. Sevenoaks Town (Southern Combination League Premier) v Sporting Club Thamesmead (Southern Combination League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

Met in EP Round in last season’s FA Cup with Sporting Club Thamesmead progressing on penalties after two 1-1 draws, although the club was called Seven Acre and Sidcup

Sporting Club Thamesmead made Preliminary Round in first campaign whilst Sevenoaks Town has reached 1st Qualifying Round in 2007/08 but have been knocked out in EP Round in each of the last four years

 

  1. Holmesdale (Southern Counties East League 1) v Haywards Heath Town (Southern Combination League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Haywards Heath Town has made 4th Qualifying Round in 1945/46 when still called Haywards Heath, whereas Holmesdale has only made Preliminary Round but has done so four times and in each of the last three seasons

 

  1. Chessington and Hook United (Combined Counties League 1) v Wick (Southern Combination League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Wick reached 2nd Qualifying Round in 1981/82 but have been knocked in EP Round in their last two campaigns (as well as one with Barnham United) whereas Chessington and Hook United has made 1st Qualifying Round five times including in the last two seasons

 

  1. Littlehampton Town (Southern Combination League Premier) v Pagham (Southern Combination League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Pagham has reached the 2nd Qualifying Round five times, most recently in 1990/91 whilst Littlehampton Town reached the 1st Round Proper in that same season (losing 4-0 at home to Northampton Town

Match to be played on Sunday 7th August

 

  1. Hailsham Town (Southern Combination League Premier) v Crawley Down Gatwick (Southern Combination League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Crawley Down Gatwick has made 1st Qualifying Round twice in 2009/10 and 2011/12 the club has been knocked out in the EP Round in both the last two seasons. However, even though Hailsham Town has made the 3rd Qualifying Round twice in 1989/90 and 1990/91 they have actually gone out in the EP Round in each of the last seven years

 

  1. Beckenham Town (Southern Counties East League Premier) v Lancing (Southern Combination League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Beckenham Town made 2nd Qualifying Round three times, most recently in 2011/12, whereas Lancing made 4th Qualifying Round in 1952/53 but has gone out in EP Round in each of the last three seasons

 

  1. Colliers Wood United (Combined Counties League Premier) v AFC Croydon Athletic (Southern Counties East League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting in EP Round 2013-14 won 6-2 by Colliers Wood United which was the club’s last win having been knocked out in EP Round last two years. AFC Croydon Athletic has gone out in EP Round in all three of their FA Cup campaigns

 

  1. Croydon (Southern Counties East League Premier) v AFC Uckfield Town (Southern Combination League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting as AFC Uckfield Town are making their FA Cup debut (Nb. The FA have AFC Uckfield Town as a continuation of AFC Uckfield despite that club merging with Uckfield Town to form AFC Uckfield Town in 2014. AFC Uckfield, formerly Wealden, have six FA Cup seasons, all of which resulted in an Extra Preliminary Round knock out)

Croydon made 2nd Round Proper in 1979/80 (winning 3-0 away at Wycombe Wanderers before losing 3-2 at Millwall in a replay) and the club’s last three seasons have seen them progress one Round further each time from EP Round, through Preliminary Round, to 1st Qualifying Round

 

  1. Epsom and Ewell (Combined Counties League Premier) v Gravesham Borough (Southern Combination League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting as Gravesham Borough are making their FA Cup debut

Epsom and Ewell reached FA Cup 1st Round in 1933/34 (lost 4-2 at Clapton Orient)

Match being played on Sunday 7th August at Chipstead FC

 

  1. Erith and Belvedere (Southern Counties East League Premier) v Loxwood (Southern Combination League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Loxwood was knocked out in EP Round in their FA Cup debut last season whilst Erith and Belvedere has reached 4th Qualifying Round in 1924/25 and have gone out in the Preliminary Round in each of the last three seasons

 

  1. Deal Town (Southern Counties East League Premier) v Banstead Athletic (Combined Counties League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs have reached 3rd Qualifying Round, Deal Town three times, most recently in 1997/98, and Banstead Athletic twice, most recently in 2000/01, although the club has been knocked out in EP Round in its last two campaigns

 

  1. Peacehaven and Telscombe (Southern Combination League Premier) v Lordswood (Southern Counties East League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Lordswood made 1st Qualifying Round twice in 2001/02 and 2005/06 whereas Peacehaven and Telscombe made 4th Qualifying Round in 1990/91

 

  1. Tunbridge Wells (Southern Counties East League Premier) v Eastbourne United (Southern Combination League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting was a cracker in Preliminary Round 1990/91 with Eastbourne United winning 6-5

Tunbridge Wells has made 2nd Qualifying Round five times, most recently in 1979/80, whilst Eastbourne United has reached 4th Qualifying Round twice in 1966/67 and 1978/79

 

  1. Newhaven (Southern Combination League Premier) v Rochester United (Southern Counties East League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Rochester United reached 1st Qualifying Round in their FA Cup debut last season whilst Newhaven hasn’t been knocked out in EP Round since 1924/25 although this is only the club’s third appearance in FA Cup in 52 years

 

  1. Mile Oak (Southern Combination League 1) v Guildford City (Southern Combination League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting EP Round 2007/08 won 2-0 by Guildford City

Guildford City made 2nd Qualifying Round in 2010/11 and Mile Oak made 1st Qualifying Round twice in 1996/97 and 2004/05, although have gone out in EP Round in their last three campaigns

 

  1. Bridon Ropes (Southern Counties East League 1) v Canterbury City (Southern Counties East League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting as Bridon Ropes are making their FA Cup debut

Canterbury City has reached their best Preliminary Round in the last two of the their three FA Cup campaigns

 

  1. Raynes Park Vale (Combined Counties League Premier) v Eastbourne Town (Southern Combination League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Raynes Park Vale reached 2nd Qualifying Round two seasons ago whilst Eastbourne Town has reached 4th Qualifying Round four times and has never been knocked out in EP Round in their 67 FA Cup campaigns

 

  1. Worthing United (Southern Combination League Premier) v Shoreham (Southern Combination League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Shoreham reached 4th Qualifying Round in 1933/34 whilst Worthing United made 3rd Qualifying Round in 2006/07 and have been knocked out in EP Round in each of the last three seasons

This EP Round pairing is all the more poignant and significant following the tragic events of last year

 

  1. East Preston (Southern Counties East League 1) v Horley Town (Combined Counties League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

The clubs have been drawn together twice before in FA Cup but Horley Town scratched in 2006/07 before coming back to win on penalties the following year

Horley Town has made 1st Qualifying Round five times, most recently in 2013/14, whilst East Preston has reached 3rd Qualifying Round in 2004/05

 

  1. Whitstable Town (Southern Counties East League Premier) v Oakwood (Southern Combination League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Whitstable Town made 3rd Qualifying Round four times, most recently in 1979/80, and has not gone out in EP Round since 1949/50 whereas Oakwood had made 1st Qualifying Round twice, last in 1997/98, but has been knocked out in EP Round in each of their last three campaigns

 

  1. Southwick (Southern Combination League 1) v Cray Valley Paper Mills (Southern Counties East League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Cray Valley Paper Mills equalled their best Preliminary Round last season whereas Southwick has reached 1st Round Proper in 1974/75 (lost 5-0 at AFC Bournemouth)

 

  1. Crowborough Athletic (Southern Counties East League Premier) v Farnham Town (Combined Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Farnham Town made 2nd Qualifying Round in 1999/2000 while Crowborough Athletic reached 3rd Qualifying Round in 2008/09 but have been knocked out in EP Round in each of the last three seasons

 

  1. Redhill (Combined Counties League 1) v St Francis Rangers (Southern Combination League 1)

Step 6 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

St Francis Rangers has had just one win in seven FA Cup campaigns whilst Redhill made 1st Round Proper in 1957/58 (lost 6-1 at Norwich City)

 

  1. Sheppey United (Southern Counties East League Premier) v Badshot Lea (Combined Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting as this version of Sheppey united is making its debut in the FA Cup

Badshot Lea made 3rd Qualifying Round in 2012/13 and has reached Preliminary Round in each of the three seasons since then

 

  1. Ashford United (Southern Counties East League Premier) v Corinthian (Southern Counties East League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Corinthian made 2nd Qualifying Round in 2004/05 whilst Ashford United reached the Preliminary Round in the first three of their four FA Cup campaigns

 

  1. Erith Town (Southern Counties East League Premier) v Sutton Common Rovers (Combined Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Erith Town made 2nd Qualifying Round four times, most recently in 2011/12, whilst Sutton Common Rovers best is Preliminary Round in 2014/15 when still called Mole Valley SCR

 

  1. Westfield (Combined Counties League Premier) v Walton and Hersham (Combined Counties League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Westfield best is 1st Qualifying Round in 2013/14 whereas, not only has Walton and Hersham reached the 2nd Round Proper twice, in 1972/73 (beat Fourth Division Exeter City 2-1 at home before losing 1-0 at home to Margate) and in 1973/74 (beat Third Division Brighton and Hove Albion 4-0 after a replay before losing 3-0 at Hereford United), the club has also never been knocked out in the EP Round in any of their 70 FA Cup campaigns

 

  1. Arundel (Southern Combination League Premier) v Chichester City (Southern Combination League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting, although Arundel lost 7-2 to the original Chichester City in a second replay in 1971/72

Chichester City made 1st Qualifying Round in 2004/05 and Arundel made 2nd Qualifying Round six times, most recently in 1986/87

 

  1. Moneyfields (Wessex League Premier) v Christchurch (Wessex League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

One previous FA Cup meeting EP Round 2011/12 won 2-0 by Moneyfields

Both clubs have made 2nd Qualifying Round, Moneyfields twice in 2006/07 and 2007/08, Christchurch three times, most recently in 2005/06

 

  1. Sholing (Wessex League Premier) v Bournemouth (Amateurs) (Wessex League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Sholing reached 3rd Qualifying Round in 2012/13 whilst Bournemouth (Amateurs) appeared in the 1st Round Proper three times in the 1880s when there were no qualifying rounds

Match to be played on Friday night 5th August

 

  1. Bemerton Heath Harlequins (Wessex League Premier) v Keynsham Town (Wessex League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Bemerton Heath Harlequins made 3rd Qualifying Round in 1992/93 whereas Keynsham Town has only made 1st Qualifying Round four times in the 1920s and 1930s when still called Keynsham, and have gone out in EP Round in their last five campaigns

 

  1. Cadbury Heath (Western League Premier) v Folland Sports (Wessex League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Folland Sports made 3rd Qualifying Round in 2010/11 when still called Hamble ASSC, whilst Cadbury Heath made 2nd Qualifying Round in 2011/12, but have gone out in EP Round in the last three seasons

 

  1. Hengrove Athletic (Western League 1) v Verwood Town (Wessex League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs’ best is Preliminary Round with Verwood Town achieving it for the first time last season and Hengrove Athletic in 2012/13, being knocked out in EP Round in both campaigns since then

 

  1. Oldland Abbotonians (Western League 1) v Newport (IOW) (Wessex League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Oldland Abbotonians lost 9-3 to Bristol Manor Farm in their only FA Cup campaign so far whilst Newport (IOW) has made 2nd Round Proper twice in 1935/36 (won 1-0 at Yeovil and Petters United before losing 8-0 at Southall) and in 1945/46 (beat Third Division Clapton Orient 4-1 on aggregate before losing 12-0 on aggregate to Aldershot)

 

  1. Lydney Town (Hellenic League Premier) v Team Solent (Wessex League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Team Solent has been knocked out in EP Round in each of their three FA Cup campaigns whilst Lydney Town made Preliminary Round just once in their three campaigns in 2010/11

 

  1. Lymington Town (Wessex League Premier) v Hamworthy United (Wessex League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Hamworthy United have reached 2nd Qualifying Round three times, most recently in 2013/14, whereas Lymington Town has five Preliminary Round and five EP Round exits in their 10 campaigns

Match to be played on Friday night 5th August (at Bashley FC)

 

  1. Bradford Town (Western League Premier) v Fareham Town (Wessex League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Fareham Town has reached the 1st Round Proper four times, most recently in 1988/89 (lost 3-2 at home to Torquay United in a replay) whilst Bradford Town recorded their best run to 2nd Qualifying Round last season

 

  1. Whitchurch United (Wessex League Premier) v Cribbs (Western League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Cribbs best is Preliminary Round in 2014/15 whilst Whitchurch United reached 2nd Qualifying Round in 2011/12 although have gone out in EP Rounds in each of the four seasons since then

 

  1. Brockenhurst (Wessex League Premier) v Laverstock and Ford (Wessex League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs recorded their best run last time they entered the competition, Laverstock and Ford to Preliminary Round in 2010/11 and Brockenhurst to 3rd Qualifying Round for the fourth time last year

 

  1. United Services Portsmouth (Wessex League 1) v Melksham Town (Western League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

United Services Portsmouth made 2nd Qualifying Round twice in the late 1990s when still known as Portsmouth Royal Navy, whilst Melksham Town made 3rd Qualifying Round twice in the 1950s but has gone out in EP Round in each of the last three seasons

 

  1. Odd Down (Western League Premier) v Longwell Green Sports (Western League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Longwell Green Sports made 1st Qualifying Round in 2014/15 whilst Odd Down reached 2nd Qualifying Round in 1993/94

 

  1. Sherborne Town (Western League Premier) v Amesbury Town (Wessex League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Sherborne Town made 2nd Qualifying Round in 2010/11 whereas Amesbury Town has been knocked out in EP Round in all four of their FA Cup campaigns

 

  1. Bashley (Wessex League Premier) v Horndean (Wessex League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Horndean has made 1st Qualifying Round nine times but were knocked out in EP Round for first time last season, whilst Bashley has never gone out in EP Round in 28 campaigns and reached 2nd Round Proper in 1994/95 (won 1-0 at Chesham United before losing 1-0 at home to Swansea City)

 

  1. Cowes Sports (Wessex League Premier) v Brislington (Western League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Brislington reached 4th Qualifying Round in 2013/14 whilst Cowes Sports made 2nd Qualifying Round in 1999/2000 and has gone out in Preliminary Round in each of the last three seasons

 

  1. Fawley (Wessex League Premier) v AFC Portchester (Wessex League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting EP Round 2014/15 won 2-1 by AFC Portchester, one of the four EP Round knock outs for Fawley in their four FA Cup campaigns. AFC Portchester equalled their best run to 2nd Qualifying Round last season

Match to be played on Sunday 7th August

 

  1. Bridport (Western League Premier) v Alresford Town (Wessex League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

Met in FA Cup EP Round last season won 1-0 by Bridport

Bridport made 3rd Qualifying Round in 1957/58 whilst Alresford best is Preliminary Round achieved five times in eight campaigns

 

  1. Blackfield and Langley (Wessex League Premier) v Hallen (Wessex League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs have reached 4th Qualifying Round, Blackfield and Langley in 2012/13, Hallen in 2004/05

 

  1. Bristol Manor Farm (Western League Premier) v Gillingham Town (Western League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Both clubs have made 2nd Qualifying Round, Bristol Manor Farm three times, last in 2013/14, Gillingham Town twice, most recently in 2012/13

 

  1. Welton Rovers (Western League 1) v Bitton (Western League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Bitton best is 2nd Qualifying Round in 2005/06 and 2008/09 whereas Welton Roves has reached 1st Round Proper twice in 1964/65 (lost 4-3 at Weymouth in a replay) and in 1966/67 (lost 3-0 to AFC Bournemouth), but has been knocked out in EP Round in each of their last seven FA Cup campaigns

 

  1. AFC St Austell (South West Peninsula League Premier) v Street (Western League Premier)

Step 6 v Step 5

One previous FA Cup meeting 3rd Qualifying Round 1947/48 won 2-1 by Street, the furthest AFC St Austell has gone in the Cup when still called St Austell.

Street has reached 1st Round Proper twice in 1938/39 (lost 7-0 at Ipswich Town) and in 1946/47 (lost 5-0 at Cheltenham Town)

 

  1. Clevedon Town (Western League Premier) v Ashton and Backwell United (Western League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Ashton and Backwell United made 3rd Qualifying Round in 1999/2000 when still called Backwell United but has gone out in EP Round in both their last two campaigns, whereas Clevedon Town has reached the 1st Round Proper in 2006/07 (lost 4-1 at home to Chester City)

 

  1. Wells City (Western League Premier) v Portishead Town (Western League 1)

Step 5 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting

Portishead Town best is Preliminary Round in 2009/10 whilst Wells City reached 4th Qualifying Round twice in 1936/37 and 1954/55, and haven’t been knocked out in EP Round since 1933/34

 

  1. Shepton Mallet (Western League Premier) v Willand Rovers (Western League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 5

First FA Cup meeting

Willand Rovers made 4th Qualifying Round in 2014/15 whilst Shepton Mallet best is Preliminary Round achieved six times in their 12 FA Cup campaigns

 

  1. Buckland Athletic (Western League Premier) v Plymouth Parkway (South West Peninsula League Premier)

Step 5 v Step 6

Third FA Cup meeting in five years with one win each so far, 2012/13 1st Qualifying Round replay won 5-1 by Buckland Athletic reaching best of 2nd Qualifying Round, 2014/15 EP Round won 4-1 by Plymouth Parkway who equalled their best run to 1st Qualifying Round last season and who’ve not be knocked out in EP Round in their four FA Cup campaigns

 

  1. Bodmin Town (South West Peninsula League Premier) v Cheddar (Western League 1)

Step 6 v Step 6

First FA Cup meeting as Cheddar are making their FA Cup debut

Bodmin Town reached 3rd Qualifying Round in 2011/12 and were last knocked out in EP Round 10 seasons ago

 

From Little Wembley to Big Wembley

In the summer of 2014, after more years of active research than I can remember, I finally felt ready to share my comprehensive database regarding performances in the FA Cup for every club which had ever entered that illustrious competition since its humble beginnings 145 years ago.

At that time no-one in the world of football knew me from Adam, so I sought out an established FA Cup blogger with a view to riding on their well-known coat-tails. And I found a blogger who very kindly agreed to allow me to publish my statistical previews and reviews of all the Preliminary and Qualifying Rounds of the 2014-15 competition on their website. That blogger was The Real FA Cup, and I am extremely grateful to Damon who runs that blog and Twitter feed for the support he provided, and for allowing me to be part of his FA Cup world. My individual round reviews can be read on The Real FA Cup website by clicking on the following link: http://therealfacup.co.uk/author/phil-annets/

Throughout the 2014-15 season I used my own personal Twitter feed to start to publish random stats and facts about the FA Cup, much to the annoyance of those that were following me for all the other exciting and interesting things that were happening in my life (!). And, amazingly, I started to get noticed, being invited to provide a review of a couple of the Qualifying Rounds by BBC 5 Live’s Caroline Barker, for inclusion in the following Sunday morning Non-League Show. The season also included an approach from the BBC to provide stats for their on-line FA Cup Third Round preview blog which can be read here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/30562324

Come the summer of 2015, and on the back of the kind of fame only a specialist website and a before sunrise aired radio show can give you, I decided to go it alone for the 2015-16 season and set up both the Twitter handle @FACupFactfile and its associated blog. I set about writing a comprehensive preview of the Extra Preliminary Round and a blog about my love of the FA Cup and put @FACupFactfile out there.

I quickly grew followers for @FACupFactfile, mainly transferred from my personal Twitter account, and also made available my EP Round preview for use in match day programmes for clubs hosting and FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie. I also embarked on a little FA Cup odyssey, trying to attend as many FA Cup matches as possible throughout the Qualifying Rounds, starting as many people did, at Hoddesdon Town on the night of Friday 14th August, 2015.

The next day was to be special for me personally, as I was heading to Nelson FC for what would become the 100th ground I had ever visited. What I didn’t realise was just how special it was to be as unbeknownst to me, the club had included both my ‘Why I Love the FA Cup’ article and my ‘FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Preview’ article in their match-day programme. It was almost as if the programme was written by me.

I was absolutely gob-smacked. It was just a real shame that my visit to what is affectionately known as ‘Little Wembley’ couldn’t coincide with an FA Cup victory for the Admirals. However, the club and my visit that day will always remain memorable to me, made even more so when being contacted by BBC 5 Live to once again appear on their Non-League Show to be recorded that evening and hosted by Liam Bradford. @FACupFactfile had sort of arrived.

Over the next days and weeks I attended many more FA Cup matches, became aware of many more clubs using my articles in their programmes, and steadily, almost stealthily, continued to grow my Twitter follower base. Three and a half thousand followers is minuscule when compared to media Tweeters such as Gary Lineker, but from a standing start and from a position of relative anonymity, @FACupFactfile is gradually getting quite a following. More appearances on National radio, being published in the Non-League Paper, and twice appearing as a special guest on an American on-line radio show, have all added momentum to my FA Cup Factfile.

And now as we have concluded the business end of the FA Cup, the Final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United, you will have found FA Cup facts and stats provided by @FACupFactfile in the Cup Final programme itself. I am so chuffed and so proud to be included in the pinnacle of all FA Cup programmes. It beautifully connects @FACupFactile with the Extra Preliminary Round of the tournament way back in August to the Cup Final in May. From Abbey Hey to Yorkshire Amateur via Arsenal, Middlesbrough and York City, @FACupFactfile covers them all. No matter when your team enters or exits the FA Cup, @FACupFactfile has all the competition’s facts and stats you’ll ever need.

From ‘Little Wembley’ to ‘Big’ Wembley, @FACupFactfile has it all.

FA Cup Dreams Can Come True … Sort Of

Like many a young lad I dreamed of one day playing in the FA Cup final, scoring the winning goal and lifting the famous trophy in front of one hundred thousand fans.

Being brought up on a meagre diet of just one domestic live match on TV per season, the FA Cup Final was the big sporting event of the year, and I was obsessed with it. From re-creating old finals with my brother on a strip of grass between the back of my house and a bridle path using oak trees as goal-posts, to reading up on every football statistic available and obsessively collecting football cards, my whole childhood revolved around football, and around the FA Cup in particular.

It was obvious fairly early on that, as capable as I was with a ball at my feet, I was never going to be good enough to make a career out of playing football, so the opportunity of achieving my boyhood dream of appearing in a Wembley Cup final was kyboshed before I’d even become a man. Little did I know that more than 30 years later I would eventually realise my dream, although in a way I could never have imagined as a pre-teenager.

After decades of collecting and collating FA Cup statistics I finally got to a position whereby I had a complete set of FA Cup records for every club that had ever competed in the competition. This data does have to be updated annually, but I decided it was time to begin to share what I had pulled together with other interested parties via the internet using the Twitter name @FACupFactfile and writing a blog under the name FACupFactfile.

Twelve months after launching my FA Cup stats on these public forums I was contacted by the producers of the FA Cup Final programme to write a stats based article on the 2015-16 competition. I was gobsmacked. I’d had articles included in match-day programmes for non-league clubs competing in the FA Cup and I’d contributed occasionally to Radio Five’s Non-League Show, but I never even considered the likelihood of featuring in the FA Cup Final programme itself.

But my article is included in this year’s Crystal Palace versus Manchester United FA Cup Final programme, three pages in total. Unbelievably, forty years after watching my first ever FA Cup Final I am actually involved in one, albeit not on the pitch scoring the winning goal, but officially involved in it nonetheless. I stand alongside players, officials, administrators, organisers and fans at the greatest football occasion of the year and I could not be more pleased or more proud.

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First FA Cup Match by Club

List of the first match played in the FA Cup by each individual club.

Did your club beat a modern day giant or were they defeated by a club long since forgotten?

Contact @FACupFactfile on Twitter with club name to find out.

Premier League Clubs 2015-16

AFC Bournemouth – 1909-10 Preliminary Round (as Boscombe and member of Hampshire League West)

Bournemouth Gasworks (Athletic) (also from Hampshire League West) 0 – 0 Boscombe (Boscombe won replay 2-1)

Bournemouth Gasworks Athletic was formed in 1899, but didn’t add the ‘Athletic’ moniker until 1921. Known as The Lights, the club first entered the FA Cup in 1905/06 season, competing in 27 seasons right up until 1956-57, and reaching the 3rd Qualifying Round on four separate occasions. The club spent most of its existence playing in the Hampshire League (and Dorset League), and dissolved 16 years after its last FA Cup appearance.

Arsenal – 1889-90 1st Qualifying Round (as Royal Arsenal)

Royal Arsenal 11 – 0 Lyndhurst (formed 1883 from Denmark Hill)

Lyndhurst entered the FA Cup on four occasions losing all four matches, twice 4-2 to Chesham, 9-0 to Crusaders as well as the double-digit defeat to Royal Arsenal. However, as two of those seasons were before the Football League was formed, the club is registered as reaching the First Round twice.

Aston Villa – 1879-80 2nd Round (received a bye in 1st Round)

Stafford Road (Works), Wolverhampton 1 – 1 Aston Villa (Villa won replay 3-1)

Stafford Road Works from Wolverhampton (AKA Stafford Road and Stafford Road Railway Works) was formed in 1874 and entered the FA Cup eight times, reaching the Quarter Finals in 1880-81 where they were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Old Etonians.

Chelsea – 1905-06 1st Qualifying Round (as a Football League Division 2 side)

Chelsea 6 – 1 1st Grenadier Guards (League membership not yet identified)

1st Grenadier Guards, based in London, had played in London League Division One in the 1903-04 season, and would later compete in the Great Western Suburban League, the Southern Suburban League Senior East Division and the Spartan League all before the breakout of World War One. The club entered the FA Cup seven times making it as far as the 4th Qualifying Round in 1910-11.

Crystal Palace – 1905-06 1st Qualifying Round (as Southern League Division 2 side)

Crystal Palace 7 – 0 Clapham (a Southern Suburban League Senior B side)

It’s not clear if this Clapham club was associated with Clapham Rovers who won the FA Cup in 1879-80. The club had been called Clapham Claremont for one season two years prior to this Crystal Palace defeat and entered the competition right up until the 1909-10 season, one year before Clapham Rovers was reportedly dissolved. Clapham had previously played in the Clapham League and eventually became a Spartan League West member in 1908-09 season. Under the Clapham name, the club made the 3rd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup on two occasions.

Everton – 1886-87 1st Round drawn to play at Glasgow Rangers but scratched

1887-88 1st Round Bolton Wanderers 1 – 0 Everton (match voided) (Re-organised game ended 2-2, then the teams drew 1-1 before Everton finally won 2-1. Everton then lost 6-1 to Preston North End in 2nd Round, but that result was voided as Everton were disqualified after that game was played and Bolton re-instated)

Glasgow Rangers entered the English FA Cup twice, scratching in 1885-86 rather than travelling to Rawtenstall in the First Round, and making it all the way to the Semi Finals in 1886-87 where a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa prevented them from becoming only the second Scottish side after Queen’s Park to make the English FA Cup final. The Scottish FA banned their member clubs from competing in the English FA Cup after this season.

Leicester City – 1890-91 1st Qualifying Round (as Leicester Fosse, not in a any League)

Leicester Fosse 0 – 4 Burton Wanderers (Midland League side)

Burton Wanderers was formed in 1871 and would eventually become a Football League club in 1894 for three seasons, before merging with Burton Swifts, who had remained a Football League club, in 1901 to form Burton United who folded in 1910, three years after leaving the Football League. This victory over Leicester Fosse took Burton Wanderers into the 2nd Round of the FA Cup for their one and only time.

Liverpool – 1892-93 1st Qualifying Round (as a Lancashire League side)

Nantwich (Town) (from The Combination) 0 – 3 Liverpool

Nantwich was formed in 1884, adding the word ‘Town’ in 1973, and is still an active participant in the FA Cup having competed in it 92 times since their first entry in 1888-89 season. The Dabbers have appeared in the 1st Round of the competition on just the one occasion, a 2011-12 campaign that saw them lose 6-0 at League One side Milton Keynes Dons.

Manchester City – 1890-91 1st Qualifying Round (as Ardwick, not in any League)

Ardwick 12 – 0 Liverpool Stanley (League membership not yet identified)

Liverpool Stanley was formed in 1882 in Kirkdale and entered the FA Cup eight times in total, first competing in 1887-88 meaning the club had one 1st Round appearance, a 5-1 home defeat to Halliwell. The club eventually played in the Lancashire Combination before joining the Liverpool and District League Division One.

Manchester United – 1886-87 1st Round (as Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway)

Fleetwood Rangers 2 – 2 Newton Heath LYR (Newton Heath disqualified before the replay)

1889-90 1st Round (as Newton Heath, member of Football Alliance)

Preston North End 6 – 1 Newton Heath

Fleetwood Rangers was a founder member of the Lancashire League and twice made the 2nd Round of the FA Cup in their 11 seasons of competing in it. The club left the Lancashire League to join the Lancashire Combination in 1897, but appear to have dissolved before the end of the Nineteenth Century.

Newcastle United – 1892-93 1st Round (as a Northern League side)

Newcastle United 2 – 3 Middlesbrough (also a Northern League side)

Nb. It’s debatable whether Newcastle United is a result of a merger between Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End, or whether Newcastle East End amalgamated Newcastle West End and Newcastle United is just an extension of Newcastle East End

1887-88 1st Round South Bank 3 – 2 Newcastle East End (After extra time)

South Bank was formed in 1868, incorporated South Bank clubs Eribus, Excelsior and Black Watch before competing in the FA Cup for the first of 90 times in 1886-87. The club made one 2nd Round appearance the following year before becoming Northern League regulars and competing in the FA Cup up until the 1992-93 season, and folding six years later after a few seasons in the Wearside League.

Norwich City – 1902-03 Preliminary Round (as member of Norfolk and Suffolk League)

Lowestoft Town (also in Norfolk and Suffolk League) 5 – 0 Norwich City

Lowestoft was formed in 1887 as a result of a merger between East Suffolk and the first of many Kirkley clubs, adding the name ‘Town’ three years later. The Blues are still an active participant in the FA Cup having competed 107 times since first entering in 1898-99 season. The club has made the 1st Round on six separate occasions; only five other clubs have gone so far in the competition more often without ever making the 2nd Round.

Southampton – 1891-92 1st Qualifying Round (as Southampton St Mary’s, not in any League)

Warmley (not found in any league) 1 – 4 Southampton St Mary’s

Gloucestershire based Warmley only existed in the Nineteenth Century folding in 1899 having first played in the Bristol and District League before competing simultaneously in the Western League and the Southern League. The club twice made it to the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round, in 1895 defeated again by Southampton St Mary’s, and in 1899 losing to Reading in what would be the club’s final season.

Stoke City – 1883-84 1st Round (as Stoke)

Stoke 1 – 2 Manchester

This Manchester club was formed in 1866 (maybe related to Manchester RFC) and competed in the FA Cup for just two campaigns. This victory over Stoke was a precursor to a 2nd Round 15-0 drubbing at the hands of Queen’s Park, the biggest ever FA Cup win by a non-English club.

Sunderland – 1884-85 1st Round

Redcar 3 – 1 Sunderland

Redcar was one of the biggest clubs in the North East in the Nineteenth Century and made the FA Cup Quarter Finals the year after this win over Sunderland, losing 2-0 to Small Heath Alliance (Birmingham City). The club became founder members of the original North Eastern League in 1889 before eventually joining the Northern League up until the 1921-22 season, coinciding with the last of 12 FA Cup campaigns. The club folded after joining the Cleveland Amateur League the following season.

Swansea City – 1913-14 Preliminary Round (as Swansea Town, Southern League Division 2 side)

Swansea Town 4 – 0 Port Talbot (member of the Swansea League)

Port Talbot was formed in 1901 and entered the FA Cup in the final three seasons before World War One being knocked out in the Preliminary Round each time without winning a game. This Swansea Town defeat was preceded by a 2-1 loss at Aberdare and followed by a withdrawal when due to face Caerleon Athletic. The club may also have been known as Seaside Athletic following the Great War, but eventually became Port Talbot Athletic in 1984 before becoming Port Talbot Town at the beginning of the 21st Century. The club currently competes in the Welsh Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur – 1894-95 1st Qualifying Round (not a member of any League)

Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 2 West Herts (no League yet identified)

West Herts was formed in 1865 and would eventually form one half of Watford FC when merging with Watford St Mary’s in 1898. By then the club were a Southern League Division Two side, had amalgamated Watford Rovers in 1892, and had had five FA Cup campaigns reaching the 2nd Qualifying Round in 1895-96 season.

Watford – 1898-99 Preliminary Round (as a member of Southern League Division 2 London)

Watford 1 – 0 Chesham Town (member of Bucks and Contiguous Counties League)

Chesham Town was formed in 1885 and had only just added the ‘Town’ moniker to their name. They first entered the FA Cup in their formation year making the 2nd Round the following season. They had 30 FA Cup campaigns before merging with local rivals Chesham Generals during the First World War to form Chesham United, having also been members of Southern League Division Two, the South East League and various Berks & Bucks competitions.

West Bromwich Albion – 1883-84 1st Round

West Bromwich Albion 0 – 2 Wednesbury Town

Wednesbury Town only entered the FA Cup on two occasions despite being in existence for more than 100 years after their two campaigns whilst members of the West Midlands (Regional) League. The club made the 4th Round (last 16) in their inaugural FA Cup season.

West Ham United – 1895-96 1st Qualifying Round (as Thames Ironworks, not member of any League)

Thames Ironworks 0 – 5 Chatham (United) (member of Southern League Division 1)

Chatham was formed as Chatham United in 1882 as a result of a merger between Rochester Invicta and Royal Engineers Band. The Chats entered the FA Cup in their first season and are still active participants some 118 campaigns later. The club made the 5th Round in 1884-85, bizarrely the only club of nine to be eliminated in that round, and actually made the Quarter Finals in 1888-89 season which was only labelled as the 3rd Round. Chatham United eventually became a Southern League Division One club and dropped ‘United’ in 1898, re-forming as Chatham Town in 1947 and briefly being known as Medway in the second half of the 1970s when playing in the Kent League.

Championship clubs 2015-16

Birmingham City – 1881-82 1st Round (as Small Heath Alliance)

Small Heath Alliance 4 – 1 Derby Town

This was the only match that Derby Town played in the FA Cup.

Blackburn Rovers – 1879-80 1st Round

Blackburn Rovers 5 – 1 Tyne Association

Formed in 1877 Tyne Association entered the FA Cup twice, losing 4-0 to Redcar in their only other appearance seven seasons after this first match.

Bolton Wanderers – 1881-82 1st Round

Bolton Wanderers 5 – 5 Eagley (Bolton won replay 1-0)

Formed in 1874 Eagley entered the FA Cup seven times from 1879-80 season reaching the 4th Round (last 16) the season after this meeting with Bolton.

Brentford – 1897-98 1st Qualifying Round (as member of London League)

Brentford 6 – 1 1st Coldstream Guards

1st Coldstream Guards were a London based club who had one season in Southern League Division Two, two years before this FA Cup tie, and reached the 2nd Qualifying Round in the last of four FA Cup campaigns.

Brighton and Hove Albion – 1901-02 Preliminary Round (as member of Southern League)

Brighton and Hove Albion 6 – 2 Brighton Athletic

Founder members of the Sussex League, Brighton Athletic were playing in the East Sussex League by the start of the 20th Century and made it as far as the 2nd Qualifying Round in the first two of four FA Cup campaigns in the first four years of the 1900s.

Bristol City – 1895-96 Preliminary Round (as Bristol South End, league not identified)

Bristol South End 5 – 1 Slough

Slough were formed in 1894 as a result of a merger of the successful Swifts side with Slough Albion and Young Men’s Friendly Society (Slough), the club competed in the FA Cup 38 times before going on to merge with Slough Centre in 1942 to form Slough United, the former name of the current Slough Town club. This original Slough side made the 4th Qualifying Round in 1903-04 when members of the Berks and Bucks League, before entering the Great Western Suburban League and the Spartan League of which they were members until the outbreak of the Second World War.

Burnley – 1885-86 1st Round

Darwen Old Wanderers 11 – 0 Burnley

Formed in 1879, as well as inflicting this record FA Cup defeat upon Burnley, Darwen Old Wanderers twice made the 3rd Round of the competition in this and the previous season. Bizarrely the club’s last FA Cup game would be a 4-0 defeat to Burnley in 1887-88, although they protested the result and the FA ordered the game to be replayed. Darwen believed they should have been awarded the tie and scratched in protest.

Cardiff City – 1910-11 Preliminary Round (as member of Southern League)

Cardiff City 3 – 1 Bath City

Formed in 1889 Bath City had entered the FA Cup 20 years before Cardiff and were members of the Western League at the time of their meeting. The club still participates in the competition and has made the 3rd Round six times in 98 campaigns.

Charlton Athletic – 1914-15 Preliminary Round (League not identified)

Charlton Athletic w/o Ashford Railway Works

Q1 Round Dartford 0 – 0 Charlton Athletic (Dartford won replay 2-1)

Formed in 1907 as South Eastern and Chatham Ashford Railway Works the club converted to just the final three names a year later upon entering both the FA Cup and the Folkestone and District Senior League. The club folded in 1928 after 16 FA Cup campaigns, but their nickname, The Nuts and Bolts, was taken on by Ashford Town formed the following season.

Dartford are still competing in the FA Cup although the club has re-formed twice since forming in 1888. The Darts have 102 FA Campaigns under their belt and reached the 3rd Round twice in the late 1930s.

Derby County – 1884-85 1st Round

Derby County 0 – 7 Walsall Town

Walsall Town was formed in 1879 and eventually merged with Walsall Swifts in 1888 to form Walsall Town and Swifts which became plain Walsall eight years later. Walsall Town made six appearances in the FA Cup reaching the 4th Round (last 16) in their first season 1882-83.

Fulham – 1896-97 1st Qualifying Round (as member of London League)

Swanscombe 5 – 0 Fulham

Kent based club Swanscombe entered the FA Cup nine times either side of the turn of the 20th Century as members of the original Kent League, making the 3rd Qualifying Round the season after this win over Fulham.

Huddersfield Town – 1909-10 Preliminary Round (as member of Midland League)

Heckmondwike 0 – 11 Huddersfield Town

Heckmondwike were competing in the West Yorkshire League at the time of this record FA Cup win for Huddersfield, this being their fifth FA Cup campaign. The club transferred to the Yorkshire Combination the following season and five years later had one season in the Midland League reaching the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup in the same year. Unfortunately this coincided with the outbreak of World War I and the club didn’t seem to re-appear after hostilities were over.

Hull City – 1904-05 Preliminary Round (League not identified)

Stockton 3 – 3 Hull City (Stockton won replay 4-1)

This Stockton club was the one formed in 1882 that eventually merged with Norton Cricket Club Trust five years after ‘folding’ to form the current Norton and Stockton Ancients club. The club had 75 FA Cup campaigns before this merger reaching the 3rd Round in 1951-52.

Ipswich Town – 1890-91 1st Qualifying Round (not member of any League)

Ipswich Town 2 – 0 Reading

Leeds United – 1920-21 Extra Preliminary Round (as member of League Division 2)

Leeds United 5 – 2 Boothtown

Boothtown had been members of the Bradford and District League and the Halifax and District League prior to World War I and would go on to become members of the West Riding County Amateur League in the early 1920s, but the season they faced Leeds United their league status has not been identified. Leeds themselves would be admitted to the Football League soon after this FA Cup tie and promptly withdrew from the competition.

Middlesbrough – 1883-84 1st Round

Middlesbrough 1 – 5 Staveley

Staveley competed in the FA Cup 12 times from 1881-82 to 1895-96 and were founder members of the Midland League for a couple of seasons before moving down to the Sheffield and Hallamshire League by the time of their final FA Cup campaign. The club made the 5th Round (last 16) in 1885-86 season.

Milton Keynes Dons – 2004-05 1st Round (as member of League Division 1)

Milton Keynes Dons 1 – 0 Lancaster City

(Wimbledon 1906-07)

Lancaster City formed in 1911 as Lancaster Town changing the suffix in 1937. Despite folding and re-forming in 2007 the club still competes in the FA Cup with 92 campaigns under their belt, and two 2nd Round appearances to shout about.

Nottingham Forest – 1878-79 1st Round

Notts County 1 – 3 Nottingham Forest (AET)

Preston North End – 1883-84 2nd Round (received a bye in the 1st Round)

Preston North End 4 – 1 Great Lever

Great Lever was formed in 1877 and the club entered the FA Cup four times, twice making the 2nd Round. The club eventually competed in the Lancashire Alliance just prior to World War I.

Queens Park Rangers – 1895-96 1st Qualifying Round (League not identified)

Queens Park Rangers 1 – 1 Old St Stephens (became Shepherd’s Bush) (Old St Stephens won replay 1-0)

Old St Stephens was formed in 1880 and whilst members of Southern League Division Two competed in the FA Cup four times before amalgamating a local club and changing their name to Shepherd’s Bush in 1898. The club maintained membership of the Southern League for a while before competing in the Metropolitan Amateur League, the Great Western Suburban League, the Spartan League and the Isthmian League up to 1914. The club reached the 5th Qualifying Round four times, twice falling just short of a 1st Round appearance.

Reading – 1877-78 1st Round

Reading 2 – 0 South Norwood

Formed in 1871 and folded in 1880 South Norwood competed eight times in their 10 year existence in the FA Cup reaching the 2nd Round on five of those occasions.

Rotherham United – 1925-26 1st Round (as member of League Division 3 North)

Halifax Town 0 – 3 Rotherham United

Halifax Town were formed in 1911 and were an established Football League side in Rotherham United’s first season after the merger of Rotherham County and Town. Halifax entered the FA Cup 86 times before folding in 2008 reaching the 5th Round (last 16) on two occasions.

Sheffield Wednesday – 1880-81 2nd Round (as The Wednesday, received a walkover against Queen’s Park in the 1st Round)

Blackburn Rovers 0 – 4 The Wednesday

Wolverhampton Wanderers – 1883-84 1st Round

Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 – 1 Long Eaton Rangers

Long Eaton Rangers was formed in 1882 and competed in the FA Cup 16 times before folding at the end of the 19th Century. The club made the FA Cup 2nd Round twice.

League One clubs – 2015-16

Barnsley – 1893-94 1st Qualifying Round (as Barnsley St Peter’s, member of Sheffield and Hallamshire League)

Barnsley St Peter’s 4 – 5 Gainsborough Trinity

Blackpool – 1891-92 1st Qualifying Round (as member of Lancashire League)

Higher Walton 4 – 5 Blackpool

Higher Walton was formed in 1882 and competed in the FA Cup for 10 consecutive seasons from 1884-85 season making it as far as the Third Round in their fourth season, the last before Qualifying Rounds were introduced.

Bradford City – 1903-04 1st Qualifying Round (as member of League Division 2)

Bradford City 6 – 1 Rockingham Colliery

Formed in 1902 this was Rockingham Colliery’s first FA Cup campaign and this was the furthest the club progressed in the competition in its six campaigns, two of which happened in the late 1930s after the club had re-formed in 1931.

Burton Albion – 1951-52 Preliminary Round (as member of Birmingham and District League)

Moor Green 2 – 4 Burton Albion

Moor Green was a relatively successful non-league club formed in 1906 and competing in the FA Cup 63 times before merging with Solihull Borough 100 years after being established to form the current Solihull Moors club. The Moor Green club made the First Round of the FA Cup twice, most recently as the 2002-03 season.

Bury – 1887-88 1st Round

Drawn away at Blackburn Rovers but scratched without playing match

1891-92 1st Qualifying Round Bury 3 – 1 Witton

Witton was a Cheshire based club which folded in 1892, two years after the current Witton Albion club was formed. Witton entered the FA Cup eight times making it as far as the Third Round on two occasions.

Chesterfield – 1892-93 1st Qualifying Round (as member of Sheffield League)

Gainsborough Trinity 4 – 2 Chesterfield (AET) (Match voided)

(Gainsborough Trinity won replayed match 4-2)

Colchester United – 1938-39 4th Qualifying Round (as member of Southern League)

Colchester United 4 – 1 Ilford

Coventry City – 1892-93 Preliminary Round (as Singers FC, League not identified)

Burton Swifts 3 – 0 Singers FC

Burton Swifts is a former Football League club from the end of the 19th Century formed in 1871 and merging with Burton Wanderers in 1901 to form Burton United.

Crewe Alexandra – 1883-84 1st Round

Crewe Alexandra 0 – 10 Queen’s Park

Doncaster Rovers – 1888-89 1st Qualifying Round (not in any League)

Doncaster Rovers 1 – 9 Rotherham Town

Rotherham Town was formed as Rotherham in 1870 adding the ‘Town’ suffix the following season. The club entered the FA Cup 13 times before folding in 1896 making the Second Round on three separate occasions. 

Fleetwood Town – 1999-2000 Preliminary Round (as Fleetwood Freeport, member of North West Counties League)

Billingham Town 1 – 2 Fleetwood Freeport

Gillingham – 1893-94 1st Qualifying Round (as New Brompton, not in any League)

Ilford 6 – 3 New Brompton

Millwall – 1887-88 1st Round (as Millwall Rovers)

Millwall Rovers w/o Casuals scratched

2nd Round Old Westminsters 8 – 1 Millwall Rovers

Formed in 1870 Old Westminsters were one of the major Southern based Amateur clubs that dominated the early years of the FA Cup having made the Quarter Finals three times prior to this 1887-88 season.

Oldham Athletic – 1905-06 1st Qualifying Round (as member of Lancashire Combination)

Oldham Athletic 2 – 1 Ashton Town

Ashton Town entered the FA Cup four times in the early years of the 20th Century before folding in 1911.  The club played in the Lancashire Combination and progressed as far as the Second Qualifying Round in their first campaign in 1903-04 season.

Peterborough United – 1935-36 1st Qualifying Round (as member of Midland League)

Peterborough United 0 – 3 Rushden Town

Rushden Town was formed as plain Rushden in 1889 adding ‘Town’ 12 years later. The club entered the FA Cup 78 times, falling just short of reaching the ‘Proper’ Rounds on several occasions, before merging with Irthlingborough Diamonds to form Rushden and Diamonds in 1992.

Port Vale – 1885-86 1st Round (as Burslem Port Vale)

Burslem Port Vale 3 – 0 Chirk

Wrexham based side Chirk was formed in 1876 and would go on to make the FA Cup Fifth Round in both seasons following this 1885-86 defeat. The club changed its name to Chirk AAA after the First World War.

Rochdale – 1908-09 Preliminary Round (as member of Lancashire Combination)

Rochdale 3 – 5 Accrington Stanley

Scunthorpe United – 1909-10 Preliminary Round (as Scunthorpe and Lindsey United, member of the Lindsey League))

Scunthorpe and Lindsey United 8 – 0 Withernsea

Formed in 1897 Withernsea entered the FA Cup just twice either side of the Great War being knocked out in the Preliminary Round both times.

Sheffield United – 1889-90 1st Qualifying Round (League not identified)

Scarborough 1 – 6 Sheffield United

Shrewsbury Town – 1887-88 1st Round

Macclesfield 1 – 3 Shrewsbury Town

Southend United – 1907-08 Preliminary Round (as member of the Southern League)

Southend United 3 – 0 East Ham

This East Ham club folded ahead of the First World War and had entered the FA Cup 10 times making the First Qualifying Round twice during that time.

Swindon Town – 1886-87 1st Round

Watford Rovers 0 – 1 Swindon Town

Watford Rovers was formed in 1881 and in the six campaigns they had in the FA Cup they made it as far as the Second Round. The club was absorbed into West Herts in 1892 who themselves merged with Watford St Mary’s seven years later to form the current Watford FC.

Walsall – 1888-89 1st Round (as Walsall Town Swifts, not in any League)

Walsall Town Swifts 5 – 1 Sheffield Heeley

Sheffield Heeley was formed in 1860 and participated in the FA Cup 11 times reaching the Fourth Round in their first campaign in 1881-82 season.

Wigan Athletic – 1933-34 Preliminary Round (as member of the Cheshire County League)

Wigan Athletic 1 – 1 Great Harwood (Wigan Athletic won 4-1 in replay)

Great Harwood was formed in 1877 and folded just over 100 years later. In that time the club entered the FA Cup 48 times making it as far as the First Round in 1970-71 when members of the Northern Premier League.

League Two Clubs – 2015-16

Accrington Stanley – 1971-72 1st Qualifying Round (as member of the Lancashire Combination)

Morecambe 2 – 0 Accrington Stanley

AFC Wimbledon – 1906-07 Preliminary Round (as Wimbledon, member of the Southern Suburban League)

West Norwood 2- 1 Wimbledon

Surrey based West Norwood entered the FA Cup 36 times before the outbreak of WWII making the 5th Qualifying Round (one round away from the 1st Round ‘Proper’) in the season that they beat Wimbledon, eventually losing 9-1 to the original Accrington Stanley.

2004-05 Preliminary Round (as AFC Wimbledon, member of the Isthmian League)

AFC Wimbledon 3  – 0 Ashford Town (Kent)

Barnet – 1912-13 Preliminary Round (as Barnet-Alston, member of the Athenian League)

Barnet-Alston 2 – 0 Luton Crusaders

Playing in the Luton and District League, Luton Crusaders only entered the FA Cup 3 times just prior to WWI reaching the 1st Qualifying Round in their debut season a year earlier than Barnet’s debut.

Bristol Rovers – 1895-96 Preliminary Round (as Eastville Rovers, member of the Western League)

Eastville Rovers 0 – 2 Warmley

Warmley entered the FA Cup nine times, making the 4th Qua;ifying Round twice,  before folding in the last year of the 19th Century and were members of the Western League when beating Eastville Rovers in their debut FA Cup match, eventually joining the Southern League before folding two seasons later.

Cambridge United – 1927-28 Extra Preliminary Round (as Abbey United, member of the Cambridgeshire League)

Great Yarmouth Town 3 – 1 Abbey United

Carlisle United – 1901-02 2nd Qualifying Round (as Shaddongate United, member of the Cumberland Senior League)

Shaddongate United 5 – 1 Keswick

Keswick were members of the Cumberland Senior League along with Shaddongate United and entered the FA Cup a year earlier than their opponents and 18 times in total, twice making the 3rd Qualifying Round.

Crawley Town – 1958-59 Preliminary Round (as member of the Metropolitan and District League)

Crawley Town 0 – 1 Horsham

Dagenham and Redbridge – 1992-93 1st Qualifying Round (as member of the Conference)

Dagenham and Redbridge 1 – 1 Billericay Town (Dagenham won replay 4-1)

Exeter City – 1908-09 1st Qualifying Round (as member of the Southern League)

Exeter City 14 – 0 Weymouth

One of the biggest FA Cup wins of all time, and the second biggest win for a club in their debut FA Cup match.

Hartlepool United – 1908-09 1st Qualifying Round (as Hartlepools United, member of the North Eastern League)

Hartlepools United 2 – 1 West Hartlepool

West Hartlepool were members of the Northern League and entered the FA Cup eight times, making the 4th Qualifying Round in 1905-06, before folding the season after losing to Hartlepools United.

Leyton Orient – 1904-05 1st Qualifying Round (as Clapton Orient, member of the Southern League)

Cheshunt 0 – 0 Clapton Orient (Clapton Orient won 4-1 in replay)

Luton Town – 1885-86 1st Round ‘Proper’

Marlow 3 – 0 Luton Town

Mansfield Town – 1909-10 Extra Preliminary Round (as Mansfield Wesley, as member of the Notts and Derbyshire League)

Mansfield Wesley 3 – 2 Shepshed Albion

Formed in 1897 this was also the debut FA Cup match for the original Shepshed Albion club who entered the FA Cup 11 times in the early 20th Century as members of the Leicestershire Senior League.

Morecambe – 1920-21 Preliminary Round (as member of the Lancashire Combination)

Morecambe 1 – 1 Breightmet United (Breightmet won 2-0 in the replay)

Formed in 1889, Breightmet United entered the FA Cup 25 times between the start of the 20th Century and the outbreak of WWII, variously as a Bolton and District Amateur League side and members of the West Lancashire League, making it to the 1st Qualifying Round on nine separate occasions.

Newport County – 1913-14 Preliminary Round (as member of the Southern League)

Newport County 6 – 0 Mond Nickel Works

Playing in the Swansea League, Mond Nickel Works entered the FA Cup in the final two years before the outbreak of WWI making the Preliminary Round on both occasions.

Newport County folded and re-formed in 1989 and the first FA Cup match of the re-formed club known as Newport AFC was in 1992-93 Preliminary Round (as member of the Southern League)

Dawlish Town 0 – 3 Newport AFC

Formed in 1889, Dawlish Town first entered the FA Cup 100 years later entering 14 times, but never making it beyond the Preliminary Round before folding in 2011.

Northampton Town – 1898-99 1st Qualifying Round (as member of the Northants League)

Hinckley Town 1 – 2 Northampton Town

Formed in 1889, Hinckley Town eventually became Hinckley Athletic via being named Hinckley United, and entered the FA Cup 80 times making the Second Round ‘Proper’ twice in 1954/55 and 1962/63. In 1997 the club merged with another Hinckey Town to form another Hinckley United.

Notts County – 1877-78 1st Round ‘Proper’

Notts County 1 – 1 Sheffield (Sheffield won 3-0 in replay)

Oxford United – 1931-32 Extra Preliminary Round (as Headington United, member of the Oxford Senior League)

Headington United 2 – 8 Hounslow Town

Formed in 1884 as Hounslow, only becoming Hounslow Town ahead of this 1931-32 season, the club entered the FA Cup 65 times, making the 1st Round ‘Proper’ twice in 1954/55 and 1962/63. Club reverted back to the name Hounslow before merging with Feltham in 1991 to form Feltham and Hounslow Borough, who themselves merged with Bedfont in 2012 to form Bedfont and Feltham.

Plymouth Argyle – 1903-04 3rd Qualifying Round (after getting a bye in Q2, member of the Southern League)

Plymouth Argyle 7 – 0 Whiteheads

Dorset based Whiteheads entered the FA Cup nine times in the first years of the 20th Century making the 5th Qualifying Round in 1902-03 where they lost 9-0 to Swindon Town.

Portsmouth – 1899-1900 1st Qualifying Round (as member of the Southern League)

Portsmouth 10 – 0 Ryde

Formed in 1888, Isle of Wight based Ryde were members of the Hampshire League, re-named Ryde Sports at the start of the 20th Century and entering the FA Cup 49 times, reaching 1st Round ‘Proper’ twice in the 1930s, before dissolving in 2004.

Stevenage – 1983-84 Preliminary Round (as Stevenage Borough, member of the United Counties League)

Stevenage Borough 2 – 0 Milton Keynes City

Original known as Bletchley and Wipac Sports, then as Bletchley Town, this Milton Keynes City club entered FA Cup 24 times before folding in 1985, making the 4th Qualifying Round in 1964/65 and 1965/66.

Wycombe Wanderers – 1895-96 1st Qualifying Round (not in any League)

Wycombe Wanderers 2 – 3 Wolverton London & North Western Railway

Wolverton LNWR were formed in 1887 as Wolverton and had several name changes up until folding in 1992 when simply called Wolverton again. They entered the FA Cup 69 times under the guises of Wolverton LNWR, Wolverton Town, Wolverton Town and British Rail, Wolverton Town (Milton Keynes), Milton Keynes Wolverton Town and as plain Wolverton. The club made the 4th Qualifying Round in 1957-58 as Wolverton Town and British Rail.

Yeovil Town – 1919-20 Preliminary Round (as Yeovil and Petters United, member of the Western League)

Bath City 4 – 4 Yeovil and Petters United (Bath City won 2-0 in replay)

York City – 1923-24 Extra Preliminary Round (as member of the Midland League)

York City 2 – 1 Castleford and Allerton United

Castleford and Allerton United entered the FA Cup six times in the years following the end of WWI making the 3rd Qualifying Round in 1921-22 season.