FA Cup 2017-18 Q2 Rd Tie-by-Tie Previews

Previews for all 80 FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round ties – Copyright FACupFactfile

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Tie No. 1 Salford City (National League N) v York City (National League N)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 2 v SEMI-FINAL

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is three years since Salford City exited FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round. York City hasn’t appeared in this Round since the 1928-29 season, 89 years ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 2 Darlington (National League N) v South Shields (NPL 1)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings – original Darlington faced Gateshead (ex South Shields) four times with 2 wins each.

Facts: Darlington set the club’s best run last season although have not won in FA Cup for three years. South Shields last made 2nd Qualifying Round 20 years ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 3 Southport (National League N) v Bradford (Park Avenue) (National League N)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: QUARTER FINAL v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings – Southport were drawn three times to face original Bradford (Park Avenue) in FA Cup, winning twice.

Facts: It is 14 years since Southport last exited FA Cup in 2nd Qualifying Round. Bradford (Park Avenue) has gone out in this Round twice in last three seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 4 Ossett Town (NPL 1N) v Atherton Collieries (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is four years since Ossett Town progressed beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round, whilst Atherton Collieries has only done so once in 26 previous FA Cup campaigns, 23 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 5 Newcastle Benfield (NL 1) v Ashton United (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is nine years since Newcastle Benfield ventured beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round, whereas Ashton United has done so three times in the last four seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 6 Warrington Town (NPL Premier) v Hyde United (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 1

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings, all in the 1990s, with Hyde United winning the last two.

Facts: Warrington Town has gone beyond 2nd Qualifying Round just once in last six seasons when setting the club’s best Cup run three years ago. Hyde United has exited the FA Cup at this stage in each of the last three years.

 

Tie No. 7 Harrogate Town (National League N) v Penistone Church (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 10 years since Harrogate Town progressed beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round, equalling the club’s best Cup run when doing so. Penistone Church has now won more FA Cup ties this season than the club had played, and lost, prior to it.

 

 

 

Tie No. 8 Spennymoor Town (National League N) v Gainsborough Trinity (National League N)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Spennymoor Town set the club’s best FA Cup run only last season. Gainsborough Trinity exited in this Round for the first time in three years last season.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 9 Handsworth Parramore (NCEL Premier) v FC United of Manchester (National League N)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 2

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Handsworth Parramore set the club’s best FA Cup run only last season. It is three seasons since FC United of Manchester last exited the FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 10 Albion Sports (NCEL Premier) v Ashton Athletic (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 2nd qualifying – the winner of this tie will appear in 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time in the club’s history

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Albion Sports has won as many FA Cup ties this season as the club had in its three previous FA Cup campaigns. Ashton Athletic set the club’s best ever FA Cup run only last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 11 Shildon (NL 1) v Altrincham (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 4

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 3-0 by Altrincham five seasons ago.

Facts: It is four years since Altrincham last exited the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round whilst it is three years since Shildon last progressed beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 12 Scarborough Athletic (NPL 1N) v Sunderland Ryhope Community Association (NL 1)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v preliminary – Ryhope Community Association did make 3rd qualifying round twice before merging with Kennek Roker in 1999

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Scarborough Athletic is equalling the club’s best Cup run for the third time, but for the first time in three seasons. Sunderland RCA has won as many FA Cup ties this year as in their previous 13 campaigns.

 

Tie No. 13 Blyth Spartans (National League N) v Shaw Lane Association (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 5 v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is three seasons since Blyth Spartans last went past the 2nd Qualifying Round. Shaw Lane Association experienced victory for the first time, in the club’s third FA Cup tie, in the previous Round of this season’s competition.

 

 

Tie No. 14 1874 Northwich (NWCL Premier) v North Ferriby United (National League N)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 2

Best Runs: preliminary v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: 1874 Northwich are already two Rounds further than the club has been before. North Ferriby United has equalled the club’s best FA Cup run in each of the last four seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 15 Stockport County (National League N) v Curzon Ashton (National League N)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 5 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Stockport County has only once gone out of the FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round in the last 115 years. Curzon Ashton equalled the club’s best FA Cup run only last season.

 

 

 

Tie No. 16 Stalybridge Celtic (NPL Premier) v Chorley (National League N)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 2

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings, two won by Stalybridge Celtic, both by four clear goals, last time 53 years ago.

Facts: It is three years since Stalybridge Celtic last exited the FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round. It is four seasons since Chorley did the same.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 17 Lancaster City (NPL Premier) v Droylsden (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 2

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings, both won 2-0 by Droylsden, the second time just two seasons ago.

Facts: Lancaster City has ventured past the 2nd Qualifying Round just three times in the 21st Century. Droylsden has done so three times since 2010, including equalling the club’s best Cup run.

 

 

 

Tie No. 18 Stafford Rangers (NPL Premier) v Tamworth (National League N)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 4 v Round 3

History: One previous FA Cup meeting, 48 years ago, won 3-0 by Tamworth after a 3-3 draw.

Facts: It is 10 years since Stafford Rangers last went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round. Tamworth has exited the competition at this stage in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 19 Boston United (National League N) v Haughmond (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 3 v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Boston United has had just one 2nd Qualifying Round exit in the club’s last five FA Cup campaigns. Haughmond is in just the club’s second FA Cup run having now won three times as many ties as they’ve lost.

 

 

 

Tie No. 20 Shepshed Dynamo (MFL Premier) v Nantwich Town (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Shepshed Dynamo has only once gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round in the club’s previous 22 campaigns, 21 years ago. Nantwich Town won through this Round last season for the first time in five years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 21 Deeping Rangers (UCL Premier) v Kidderminster Harriers (National League N)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 2

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 5

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Deeping Rangers is equalling the club’s best Cup run for the third time in seven seasons. It is 34 years since Kidderminster Harriers exited the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 22 AFC Mansfield (NCEL Premier) v Rushall Olympic (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: AFC Mansfield recorded the club’s best FA Cup run just last season. Rushall Olympic has gone out of the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round twice in the last three years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 23 Kempston Rovers (SL 1SE) v Hereford (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 37 years since Kempston Rovers last ventured beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round. Hereford is competing in the FA Cup for just the second time.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 24 Stratford Town (SL Premier) v Redditch United (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v 3

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings with Redditch United winning through on the last two occasions.

Facts: Redditch was the first club Stratford Town (Amateurs) ever played in FA Cup, winning 2-0 in 1966/67 season. Redditch United finally won a 1st Qualifying Round tie for the first time in seven years.

 

Tie No. 25 AFC Telford United (National League N) v Barwell (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: AFC Telford United has exited the FA Cup in 2nd Qualifying Round in both seasons since setting best Cup run three years ago. Barwell did the same last year following setting their own best Cup run two years ago.

 

 

 

Tie No. 26 Nuneaton Town (National League N) v King’s Lynn Town (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, however predecessors Nuneaton Borough beat King’s Lynn 2-1 in 1949/50 season.

Facts: Nuneaton Town exited FA Cup in 2nd Qualifying Round last season for the first time since debut campaign in 2008/09. It is three years since King’s Lynn Town went out of the FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

 

Tie No. 27 Kettering Town (SL Premier) v Kidsgrove Athletic (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 4 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Kettering Town are tracking towards a 1st Round exit this year as last three seasons has seen successively 2nd Qualifying, 3rd Qualifying and 4th Qualifying exits. It is six years since Kidsgrove Athletic last went past the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

 

Tie No. 28 Basford United (NPL 1S) v Mickleover Sports (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Basford United jointly hold the current record of most FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round appearances without making 3rd Qualifying Round. Will it be 10th time lucky? It is three years since Mickleover Sports last equalled their best Cup run.

 

 

Tie No. 29 Alfreton Town (National League N) v AFC Rushden and Diamonds (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is seven years since Alfreton Town last exited the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round. AFC Rushden and Diamonds has only once gone out as early as this Round in their four campaigns.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 30 Westfields (MFL Premier) v Leamington (National League North)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Westfields set the club’s best ever FA Cup run only last season. It is three years since Leamington last went past the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 31 Grantham Town (NPL Premier) v Alvechurch (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 3 v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is three years since Grantham Town last went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round, whilst Alvechurch has had to wait 26 years to appear in this Round again.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 32 Buxton (NPL Premier) v Chasetown (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 3 v Round 3

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 1-0 by Buxton in 1998/99 season.

Facts: Buxton has failed to go beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round three times in the last six seasons. Chasetown has only gone beyond this Round once in the last eight years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 33 Stourbridge (NPL Premier) v St Ives Town (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 3 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Stourbridge recorded the club’s best ever FA Cup run just last season, the fourth time in six years the club made it to at least the 2nd Round. St Ives Town reached their best run twice in the last four seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 34 Dereham Town (IL 1N) v Boston Town (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 3-1 by Dereham Town four years ago.

Facts: It is five years since Dereham Town went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for their one and only time so far. It is 22 years since Boston Town even made it this far, and another 15 since the club went further.

 

 

 

Tie No. 35 Leiston (IL Premier) v Crowborough Athletic (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Leiston is tracking to a 1st Round exit after successively going out in 1st Qualifying, 2nd Qualifying, 3rd Qualifying and 4th Qualifying in the last four seasons. It is nine years since Crowborough Athletic went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for their one and only time so far.

 

Tie No. 36 Concord Rangers (National League S) v Tunbridge Wells (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Concord Rangers has exited the FA Cup in this Round in both seasons since setting the club’s record Cup run three years ago. Tunbridge Wells are equalling their best FA Cup run for the first time in 38 years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 37 Braintree Town (National League S) v Royston Town (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 2 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Braintree Town set the club’s best FA Cup run just last season. It is 19 years since Royston Town went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for their one and only time so far.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 38 AFC Sudbury (IL 1N) v Chipstead (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 4v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is four years since either AFC Sudbury or Chipstead last progressed beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 39 Biggleswade Town (SL Premier) v East Thurrock United (National League S)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Biggleswade Town has gone out of the FA Cup in this Round in both the last two seasons. In the last six seasons East Thurrock has twice set the club’s best FA Cup run.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 40 St Albans City (National League S) v Cambridge City (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 2

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings both won by Cambridge City in consecutive seasons in the 1960s.

Facts: St Albans City is competing in the FA Cup for the 100th time and it is six years since the club exited in the 2nd Qualifying Round. It is five years since Cambridge City last went past this Round.

 

 

Tie No. 41 Horsham (IL 1S) v Herne Bay (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v 4th qualifying

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings all won by Herne Bay between 1989 and 1996.

Facts: It is four years since Horsham last went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round, but 15 years since Herne Bay last achieved it.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 42 Hemel Hempstead Town (National League S) v Wingate and Finchley (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is five years since Hemel Hempstead Town last exited the FA Cup earlier than the 3rd Qualifying Round, whereas Wingate and Finchley did so last season after two years of equalling their best Cup run.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 43 Lowestoft Town (IL Premier) v Harlow Town (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 4

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings, both won 2-1 by Harlow Town.

Facts: Lowestoft Town has only once gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round in the last four seasons, whilst Harlow Town has only done so once in the last eight years.

 

 

Tie No. 44 Metropolitan Police (IL Premier) v Heybridge Swifts (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Metropolitan Police has failed to go beyond 2nd Qualifying Round since equalling the club’s best Cup run five years ago. It is three years since Heybridge Swifts went past this Round, too.

 

 

 

Tie No. 45 Chelmsford City (National League S) v Ramsgate (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 4 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Chelmsford City has twice been knocked out of the FA Cup in this Round in the last four seasons. It is 10 years since Ramsgate last appeared in the 2nd Qualifying Round and 12 years since going beyond it when last equalling the club’s best Cup run.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 46 Ware (IL 1N) v Leatherhead (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is nine years since Ware last progressed beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round. Leatherhead were knocked out in the 1st Qualifying Round in each of the last three seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 47 Kings Langley (SL Premier) v Margate (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Kings Langley is equalling the club’s best ever FA Cup run achieved for the first time last season. Margate reached the 4th Qualifying Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 48 Thamesmead Town (IL 1S) v Billericay Town (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Thamesmead Town set the club’s best ever FA Cup run just last season. Billericay Town fell one Round short of equalling their best Cup run last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 49 Baldock Town (SSML 1) v Aylesbury United (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 4

Best Runs: preliminary v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Baldock Town is in just the club’s third FA Cup campaign and have now gone two Rounds further than ever before. Aylesbury United is in the club’s 100th FA Cup campaign, but it is eight years since the club last went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 50 Hertford Town (IL 1N) v AFC Hornchurch (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 22 years since Hertford Town ventured beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round. AFC Hornchurch has twice gone out before the 2nd Qualifying Round and twice gone two Rounds beyond it in the last four seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 51 Glebe (SCEL Premier) v Phoenix Sports (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: extra preliminary v 2nd qualifying – one of these clubs will make 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time ever.

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Glebe are ostensibly competing for the first time as disqualified before kicking a ball two years ago.

Facts: Phoenix Sports set the club’s best FA Cup run in the second of their three previous campaigns.

 

 

Tie No. 52 FC Romania (ESL) v Hayes and Yeading United (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: FC Romania set the club’s best FA Cup record in their debut season three years ago. Hayes and Yeading United has exited the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round in each of the last four seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 53 Kingstonian (IL Premier) v Brackley Town (National League N)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 4 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Kingstonian has progressed beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round just once in the last six seasons. Brackley Town equalled the club’s best FA Cup run last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 54 Eastbourne Borough (National League S) v Carshalton Athletic (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Eastbourne Borough equalled the club’s best FA Cup run last season. Carshalton Athletic has not gone beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round now for seven years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 55 Folkestone Invicta (IL Premier) v Tooting and Mitcham United (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Folkestone Invicta went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round last season for the first time in nine years. Tooting and Mitcham United has only gone further than this Round twice in the same period.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 56 Cheshunt (IL 1N) v Dorking Wanderers (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 11 years since Cheshunt last ventured past the 2nd Qualifying Round. Dorking Wanderers set the club’s best Cup run in the second of their four previous campaigns.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 57 Wealdstone (National League S) v Faversham Town (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 3 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is three years since Wealdstone exited the FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round. Faversham Town set the club’s best FA Cup run for the first time last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 58 Colney Heath (SSML Premier) v Burgess Hill Town (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Colney Heath is competing in the FA Cup for the 10th time and in this Round for the first time. Burgess Hill Town equalled its best Cup run last season for the fourth time.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 59 Welling United (National League S) v Haringey Borough (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is six years since Welling United last exited the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round. Haringey Borough has gone 31 years and 24 FA Cup campaigns since their one and only foray beyond this Round so far.

 

 

Tie No. 60 Dartford (National League S) v Barking (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 3 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Dartford has gone out of the FA Cup as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round just once in the last eight seasons. Barking is equalling the club’s best FA Cup run achieved just once before 15 years ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 61 Hampton and Richmond Borough (National League S) v Potters Bar Town (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Hampton and Richmond Borough went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for the first time in three years last season. Potters Bar Town equalled the club’s best FA Cup run last year.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 62 Whitehawk (National League S) v Oxford City (National League S)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Whitehawk has ventured past the 2nd Qualifying Round in each of the last three seasons including setting the club’s best FA Cup run in that time. Oxford City has only once gone beyond this Round in the same three year period.

 

 

Tie No. 63 Marlow (SL 1SE) v Ashford Town (Mdx) (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: SEMI-FINAL v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 15 years since Marlow last appeared in the 2nd Qualifying Round and 22 years since going beyond it. For Ashford Town (Mdx) it is five years and eight years respectively for the same stats.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 64 Needham Market (IL Premier) v Chesham United (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Needham Market exited the FA Cup in the 1st Qualifying Round in both the last two seasons, whilst Chesham United made it through to the ‘Proper’ Rounds during the same period.

 

 

 

Tie No. 65 Slough Town (SL Premier) v Dulwich Hamlet (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting 56 years ago won 5-1 by Dulwich Hamlet.

Facts: Slough Town is tracking to exit FA Cup in 4th Qualifying Round having gone out successively in Preliminary, 1st Qualifying, 2nd Qualifying and 3rd Qualifying in the last four seasons. Dulwich Hamlet has exited the FA Cup in this Round in both the last two years.

 

 

Tie No. 66 Hanwell Town (SL 1SE) v Enfield Town (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting just last season won 1-0 by Hanwell Town.

Facts: Hanwell Town and Enfield Town both set their club’s respective best FA Cup run just two seasons ago.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 67 Havant and Waterlooville (National League S) v Merthyr Town (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 4 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is three years since Havant and Waterlooville last exited the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round. Merthyr Town equalled the club’s best FA Cup run just last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 68 Bodmin Town (SWPL Premier) v Bideford (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings, both won by Bideford, both after a replay, including in last season.

Facts: It is six years since Bodmin Town went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for their one and only time so far. It is 15 years, though, since Bideford progressed past this Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 69 Bridport (TWL Premier) v Cadbury Heath (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 60 years since Bridport went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for the club’s one and only time so far. Cadbury Heath achieved the same for the first time just last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 70 Gosport Borough (SL Premier) v Swindon Supermarine (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Gosport Borough set the club’s best FA Cup run just three seasons ago. Swindon Supermarine went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round last season for the first time since setting their best Cup run seven years ago.

 

 

Tie No. 71 Bognor Regis Town (National League S) v Weston-super-Mare (National League S)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Bognor Regis Town has only progressed beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round twice in the last 12 seasons. Weston-super-Mare went out in this Round last season for the first time in seven years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 72 Cinderford Town (SL 1SW) v Hartley Wintney (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is seven years since Cinderford Town progressed past the 2nd Qualifying Round. For past six seasons Hartley Wintney has alternately gone out of FA Cup before 2nd Qualifying Round or exited it later in the competition.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 73 Tavistock (SWPL Premier) v Frome Town (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 3

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 63 years since Tavistock went beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round for the club’s one and only time so far, although this is only the 14th campaign since then. Frome Town set their best FA Cup run in the same season 63 years ago but is only three years since going beyond 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

 

Tie No. 74 Weymouth (SL Premier) v Chippenham Town (National League S)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 4 v Round 1

History: Four previous FA Cup meetings, all won by Weymouth scoring at least four goals in each victory.

Facts: Weymouth and Chippenham Town have both only once failed to go beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round in the last four seasons.

 

Tie No. 75 Banbury United (SL Premier) v Thatcham Town (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting way back in the 1936/37 season won 7-0 by Banbury Spencer, the equal highest margin of defeat for Thatcham Town.

Facts: Banbury United went beyond 2nd Qualifying Round last season for the first time in 12 years. It is 17 years since Thatcham Town progressed past this Round.

 

 

Tie No. 76 Bath City (National League S) v Knaphill (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 3 v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Bath City is competing in the FA Cup for the 100th time and hasn’t gone out of the competition as early as the 2nd Qualifying Round for 11 years. Knaphill set the club’s best run prior to this year in their debut season three years ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 77 Truro City (National League S) v AFC Portchester (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Truro City has achieved its best FA Cup run three times in the last eight seasons, whereas AFC Portchester has achieved their best Cup run three times in the last four years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 78 Salisbury (SL 1SW) v Poole Town (National League S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 2

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, although Poole Town has faced previous Salisbury clubs 14 times in the FA Cup in the past, winning six and losing eight.

Facts: Salisbury is competing in the FA Cup for only the second time. Poole Town has a chequered record of going beyond 2nd Qualifying Round or going out in this Round in the last few years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 79 Paulton Rovers (SL 1SW) v Kidlington (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is eight years since Paulton Rovers last progressed beyond the 2nd Qualifying Round, when the club set their best ever FA Cup run. Kidlington appear in this Round for just the second time, the last time just two years ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 80 Gloucester City (National League S) v Hungerford Town (National League S)

Levels: Step 2 v Step 2

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is seven years since Gloucester City last exited the FA Cup in the 2nd Qualifying Round. Hungerford Town has gone beyond this Round just three times in the last 10 seasons.

 

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FA Cup 2017-18 Q1 Round Review

Stats and facts from this year’s FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round.

Please quote “Source: @FACupFactfile on Twitter” if sharing these stats

Cupsets

6 beat 4 (a): Taunton Town 1-2 Tavistock

6 beat 4 (h): Baldock Town 4-3 Thame United

6 beat 5 (a): Horndean 0 -2 Bodmin Town

5 beat 3 (h): Boston Town 2-0 Hednesford Town, Haughmond 3-2 Matlock Town, Penistone Church 3-2 Whitby Town, AFC Portchester 1-0 Dorchester

5 beat 4 (a): Skelmersdale United 1-2 Handsworth Parramore

5 beat 4 (h): Shepshed Dynamo 6-1 Leek Town, Aston Athletic 2-1 Bamber Bridge, 1874 Northwich 2-0 Mossley, Bridport 1-0 Barnstaple Town, Westfields 1-0 Soham Town Rangers

4 beat 3 (a): Halesowen Town 0-3 Basford United, Witton Albion 0-2 South Shields, Farnborough 2-3 Salisbury, Hitchin Town 1-1 Haringey Borough (2-3 pens)

4 beat 3 (h): Hanwell Town 4-1 Brightlingsea Regent, Cambridge City 3-1 St Neots Town, Faversham Town 3-1 Tonbridge Angels, Potters Bar Town 1-0 Bishop’s Stortford, Scarborough Athletic 1-0 Workington, Hartley Wintney 1-0 Basingstoke Town

 

Into Q2 for 1st time ever

Sunderland Ryhope Community Association (14th campaign), Colney Heath (10th campaign), Albion Sports (5th campaign), 1874 NorthwichKnaphill (4th campaign), Baldock Town, Penistone Church, Shaw Lane Association (3rd campaign), Glebe, Haughmond (2nd campaign)

 

Into Q2 to at least equal best Cup run

Tunbridge Wells (49 years), Basford United (42 campaigns), Deeping Rangers (16 campaigns), St Ives Town (15 campaigns), Kidlington (12 campaigns), Ashton Athletic (10 campaigns), Scarborough Athletic (9 campaigns), Kings Langley (8 campaigns), AFC Portchester (7 campaigns), Dorking Wanderers (5 campaigns), FC Romania, Phoenix Sports (4 campaigns), Salisbury (2 campaigns)

 

In Q2 for first time in a while

Tavistock (63 years), Bridport (42 years), Alvechurch (26 years), Boston Town (22 years), South Shields (20 years), Atherton Collieries, Marlow (15 years), Hertford Town (13 years), Cheshunt (11 years), Ramsgate (10 years), Crowborough Athletic, Ware (9 years)

 

KO but set best run

Takeley (8th campaign), Barnoldswick (7th campaign), Cray Valley Paper Mills (5th campaign), Grimsby Borough (2nd campaign), City of Liverpool (1st campaign)

 

KO but equalled best run

Brocton (19th campaign), Horndean (18th campaign & 10th time), Barking (17th campaign), Cockfosters (11th campaign), Bottesford Town (8th campaign), Peterborough Sports (7 campaigns), Ashford United (6 campaigns), Brightlingsea Regent (5th campaign), Andover Town, Haverhill Borough (3 campaigns)

 

KO but reached Q1 for first time in a while

Haywards Heath Town (29 years), Clapton, Odd Down (12 years), Liversedge (10 years)

 

First time KO in Q1 for a while

Basingstoke Town (21 years), Bishop’s Stortford (16 years pr), Workington (14 years pr), Staines Town (11 years)

 

KO and not gone further for a while

East Grinstead Town (46 years), Gorleston (25 years), Odd Down (24 years), Shoreham (23 years), Potton United (20 years), Tuffley Rovers (18 years), Corinthian-Casuals (16 years), Great Yarmouth Town (15 years), Soham Town RangersSt Margaretsbury, Wisbech Town, Yaxley (11 years)

 

Step 6 Clubs into Q2 Rd

Baldock Town (Spartan South Midlands League Division 1)

Bodmin Town (South West Peninsula League Premier Division)

 

Consecutive Q1 exits

Godalming Town, Pagham, Tilbury (4)

Barnstaple Town, Colne, Colwyn Bay, Dorchester Town, Greenwich Borough, Hamworthy United, Leek Town, Lewes, Peterborough Sports (3)

 

Set best Cup win

Hereford, Kings Langley (8-0)

Kidlington, Merthyr Town (6-1)

Swindon Supermarine (5-0)

Glebe (4-0)

 

Equalled best ever Cup win

AFC Mansfield, Barking (4-0)

 

Heaviest ever loss

Godalming Town, Haverhill Borough (0-8)

Ashford Utd, Cray Valley Paper Mills (0-6)

Leek Town (1-6)

Didcot Town (0-5)

Hamworthy United (1-5)

 

Equalled heaviest loss

Haverhill Borough (0-8)

Arlesey Town (0-7)

Willand Rovers (1-6)

Tuffley Rovers (0-5)

 

Hat-tricks (or more)

Nabil Shariff – AFC Rushden and Diamonds

Harry Holland – Baldock Town

Jake Robinson – Billericay Town

Adrian Stone – Glebe

Steve Hole – Haughmond

John Mills – Hereford (& had penalty saved)

Anaclet Odhiambo – Kidlington

Shay Brennan – Shepshed Dynamo

Harry Baker – Weymouth

 

Miscellaneous

Shaw Lane Aquaforce won their first FA Cup match at their third attempt.

Penistone Church beat a team two levels above despite playing with 10 men for 80 minutes.

Carshalton Athletic beat Pagham in the FA Cup for the third time on six seasons.

Danny Facey scored a last minute winner for Albion Sports.

Sean Cooke scored a last minute winner for Nantwich Town.

FA Cup Q1 Rd Tie-by-Tie Preview

Stat-packed preview of all 116 ties in the 2017/18 FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round.

All stats copyright @FACupFactfile – please quote source if using information.

 

Tie No. 1 Penistone Church (NCEL Premier) v Whitby Town (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: extra preliminary v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Penistone Church is already two rounds further than the club has ever progressed in the FA Cup before. Whitby Town went beyond 1st Qualifying Round for the first time in four seasons last year.

 

 

 

Tie No. 2 Albion Sports (NCEL Premier) v Barnoldswick Town (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v extra preliminary – the winner of this tie will make 2nd Qualifying Round for the first time in club’s history.

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Albion Sports last made the 1st Qualifying Round in the club’s debut season four years ago. Barnoldswick Town has waited seven years to taste FA Cup victory and has now done so twice this year.

 

 

 

Tie No. 3 City Of Liverpool (NWCL Premier) v Nantwich Town (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: N/A v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as City of Liverpool is in the club’s first ever FA Cup campaign.

Facts: City of Liverpool is the last debutant club standing this year. Nantwich Town went beyond 1st Qualifying Round for the first time in five seasons last year.

 

 

 

Tie No. 4 Warrington Town (NPL Premier) v Grimsby Borough (NCEL 1)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 6

Best Runs: Round 2 v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is three seasons since Warrington Town progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round setting the club’s best run in doing so. By making this round in the club’s second ever campaign, Grimsby Borough has now won twice as many FA Cup matches as it has lost.

 

 

Tie No. 5 Ashton Athletic (NWCL Premier) v Bamber Bridge (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Ashton Athletic recorded the club’s best ever FA Cup run last season. Bamber Bridge has twice gone beyond 1st Qualifying Round in last three seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 6 Kidsgrove Athletic (NPL 1S) v Clitheroe (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Kidsgrove Athletic went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round last season for the first time in six years. It is also six years since Clitheroe last progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 7 Stalybridge Celtic (NPL Premier) v Farsley Celtic (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 2 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings although Stalybridge Celtic did twice knock out the original Farsley Celtic.

Facts: It is 27 years since Stalybridge Celtic last exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round. Farsley Celtic recorded the club’s best ever FA Cup run last season.

 

 

 

Tie No. 8 Marine (NPL Premier) v Ashton United (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 3 v Round 2

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings all won by Marine with Ashton United yet to score.

Facts: It is four years since Marine was last knocked out of the FA Cup in the 1st Qualifying Round. Ashton United was eliminated at this stage last year for the first time in eight seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 9 Shaw Lane Association (NPL Premier) v Radcliffe (NPL 1)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: preliminary v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Shaw Lane Association has yet to taste victory in the FA Cup yet defeat in what is the club’s entry Round would represent a record Cup run. It is six years since Radcliffe last progressed past the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 10 Scarborough Athletic (NPL 1N) v Workington (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings although Workington twice knocked out the original Scarborough FC.

Facts: It is three years since Scarborough Athletic last progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round and equalled the club’s best Cup run. Workington has not exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round for 14 years.

 

Tie No. 11 Bottesford Town (NCEL Premier) v Shildon (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v Round 2

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 by Shildon 10 seasons ago.

Facts: It is seven years since Bottesford Town last appeared in the 1st Qualifying Round. Shildon has a chequered FA Cup record over the past five seasons alternatively exiting before or after the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 12 Cleethorpes Town (NPL 1S) v Atherton Collieries (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is three years since Cleethorpes Town last made it as far as the 1st Qualifying Round in the club’s debut FA Cup campaign. Atherton Collieries has not gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for 15 years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 13 Colne (NPL 1N) v Lancaster City (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 13 years since Colne went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for the club’s one and only time. Lancaster City last exited as early as this stage of the competition five years ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 14 Ossett Town (NPL 1N) v Consett (NL 1)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings with one win apiece, 10 years ago won by Consett, 12 years ago by Ossett Town.

Facts: Ossett Town made 2nd qualifying Round last season for the first time in three years. Consett has progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 15 Hyde United (NPL 1N) v Kendal Town (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 24 years since Hyde United exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round. Kendal Town has progressed beyond this Round just once in the last four seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 16 Droylsden (NPL 1N) v Colwyn Bay (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Droylsden has only twice gone out of FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying in the club’s last 20 campaigns although they were both in the last four seasons. Colwyn Bay has exited the competition at this stage in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 17 Abbey Hey (NWCL Premier) v Altrincham (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Abbey Hey last equalled the club’s best FA Cup run two years ago. Altrincham hasn’t gone out of the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round for 57 years, although it is 14 years since the club last entered the FA Cup this early.

 

 

 

Tie No. 18 Skelmersdale United (NPL 1N) v Handsworth Parramore (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup.

Facts: Skelmersdale United exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round last season for the first time in five years. Handsworth Parramore recorded the club’s best FA Cup run last season.

 

 

 

Tie No. 19 Buxton (NPL Premier) v Frickley Athletic (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 3 v Round 3

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings with one win apiece. Buxton won a replay 66 years ago, Frickley Athletic won 29 years ago.

Facts: Buxton exited the FA Cup in the 1st Qualifying Round last season for the first time in 11 campaigns. Frickley Athletic has gone out at this stage of the competition twice in the last three seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 20 Whitley Bay (NL 1) v Newcastle Benfield (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 3 v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 by Whitley Bay in 2009/10 season.

Facts: Whitley Bay has progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round just one in the club’s last six FA Cup campaigns. It is three seasons since Newcastle Benfield ventured beyond this stage of the competition.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 21 Sunderland Ryhope Community Association (NL 1) v Liversedge (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Both clubs have won FA Cup matches this season for the first time in six years.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 22 Mossley (NPL 1N) v 1874 Northwich (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is six years since Mossley last went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Whenever 1874 Northwich exit the FA Cup it will be in a Round other than the Preliminary Round for the first time ever.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 23 Witton Albion (NPL Premier) v South Shields (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v 3rd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-0 by Witton Albion in the 1998/99 season.

Facts: It is three years since Witton Albion failed to go beyond the 1st Qualifying Round, whilst South Shields has not progressed beyond this Round for 20 years (17 campaigns).

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 24 Halesowen Town (NPL Premier) v Basford United (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 3 v 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is five years since Halesowen Town last failed to go beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Basford United recorded the club’s best ever Cup run for the ninth time two seasons ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 25 Boston Town (UCL Premier) v Hednesford Town (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 22 years since Boston Town last made it beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Hednesford Town exited the FA Cup in the 1st Qualifying Round last season for the first time in six years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 26 Kempston Rovers (SL 1SE) v Wisbech Town (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th Qualifying v Round 2

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 4-2 by Wisbech Town in 1994/95 season.

Facts: Kempston Rovers ventured beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for first time in 37 years last season, whereas it is 11 years since Wisbech Town last made the 2nd Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 27 Loughborough Dynamo (NPL 1S) v Stourbridge (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is five years since Loughborough Dynamo last appeared in the 1st Qualifying Round. Stourbridge recorded the club’s best ever FA Cup run only last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 28 Market Drayton Town (NPL 1S) v Alvechurch (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is seven years since Market Drayton Town last recorded the club’s best FA Cup run. It is 26 years and 15 campaigns since Alvechurch ventured beyond the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 29 AFC Mansfield (NCEL Premier) v Dunkirk (EMCL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: AFC Mansfield set the club’s best ever Cup run only last season, whilst Dunkirk went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for the only time two seasons ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 30 Soham Town Rangers (IL 1N) v Westfields (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 10 years since Soham Town Rangers last progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Westfields achieved the club’s best ever FA Cup run last season going from Extra Preliminary Round to 1st Round ‘Proper’.

 

 

 

Tie No. 31 Peterborough Sports (NPL 1S) v Stafford Rangers (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Peterborough Sports has equalled the club’s best FA Cup run in both the last two seasons. It is four years since Stafford Rangers last went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 32 Rushall Olympic (NPL Premier) v Potton United (UCL 1)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 6

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is five years since Rushall Olympic last exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round. Potton United last went beyond this Round 20 years ago (12 campaigns).

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 33 Sutton Coldfield Town (NPL Premier) v Barwell (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Sutton Coldfield Town has gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round just twice in the last seven seasons. Barwell hasn’t failed to do so in each of the last three seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 34 St Ives Town (SL Premier) v Coalville Town (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: St Ives Town has achieved the club’s best FA Cup run twice in the last four seasons. Coalville Town has ventured beyond the 1st Qualifying Round in each of the last four seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 35 Grantham Town (NPL Premier) v Holbeach United (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 3 v Round 1

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings all won by Grantham Town and all in the 1960s.

Facts: Grantham Town has only once progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round in the last four seasons. Holbeach United has only achieved that feat once in the club’s last 16 campaigns.

 

 

 

Tie No. 36 Haughmond (MFL Premier) v Matlock Town (NPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: extra preliminary v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: This is just the second FA Cup campaign for Haughmond who have now won twice as many FA Cup ties than they’ve lost. Matlock Town has exited the competition in this Round twice in the last three years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 37 Tividale (WMRL Premier) v AFC Rushden and Diamonds (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Tividale has only twice gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round in 36 years (19 campaigns). AFC Rushden and Diamonds has only once failed to go beyond this Round in the club’s four previous FA Cup campaigns.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 38 Lincoln United (NPL 1S) v Redditch United (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 4v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Lincoln United went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round in both their last two campaigns. Redditch United has been knocked out in this Round in each of the last six seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 39 Shepshed Dynamo (MFL Premier) v Leek Town (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is nine years since Shepshed Dynamo last progressed past the 1st Qualifying Round. Leek Town has gone out of the FA Cup at this stage in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 40 Romulus (NPL 1S) v Kettering Town (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings (Romulus will be the 175th different club Kettering Town has faced in the FA Cup).

Facts: It is eight years since Romulus last ventured beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Kettering Town last exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round four years ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 41 Stratford Town (SL Premier) v Newcastle Town (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting six years ago with the two clubs sharing 18 goals between them. A 5-5 draw was followed by a 6-2 win for Stratford Town.

Facts: It was that win for Stratford Town six years ago that took the club beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for the last time. It is seven years since Newcastle Town achieved the same.

 

 

Tie No. 42 King’s Lynn Town (SL Premier) v Coleshill Town (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is four years since King’s Lynn Town failed to get past the 1st Qualifying Round. Coleshill Town equalled the club’s best run just two seasons ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 43 Mickleover Sports (NPL Premier) v Hinckley AFC (MFL 1)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 6

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Mickleover Sports has gone beyond this Round three times in the last four years. Hinckley AFC is in just the club’s third FA Cup campaign achieving their best run in their debut season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 44 Boldmere St Michael’s (MFL Premier) v Chasetown (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 3

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-0 by Chasetown 21 years ago.

Facts: Boldmere St Michael’s has only twice gone beyond this Round in 55 previous FA Cup campaigns. Chasetown has achieved the feat in both the last two seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 45 Yaxley (UCL Premier) v Dereham Town (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting just last season resulting in a 4-4 draw before Dereham Town won 1-0 in the replay.

Facts: It is 11 years since Yaxley last equalled the club’s best FA Cup run. Dereham Town has progressed beyond this Round three times in the last five years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 46 Brocton (MFL 1) v Deeping Rangers (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: This is only the second time Brocton has appeared in the 1st Qualifying Round. Deeping Rangers equalled the club’s best run just two seasons ago.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 47 Cambridge City (SL 1SE) v St Neots town (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting way back in 1968/69 season won 3-0 by Cambridge City in the second replay.

Facts: Both sides have progressed beyond this Round three times in last five seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 48 Maldon and Tiptree (IL 1N) v Hayes and Yeading United (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is five years since Maldon and Tiptree last went past this Round. Hayes and Yeading has never gone out of the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round in any of the club’s 10 campaigns.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 49 Tilbury (IL 1N) v Aylesbury United (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 3 v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Tilbury has only once gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round in the club’s last 13 FA Cup campaigns. Aylesbury United is in the club’s 100th FA Cup campaign, but has only gone beyond this Round once in the last eight.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 50 North Leigh (SL 1SW) v Biggleswade Town (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: North Leigh set the club’s best ever FA Cup run last season. It is five years since Biggleswade Town failed to go beyond this Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 51 Romford (IL 1N) v AFC Hornchurch (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, but a former Romford club had two FA Cup victories over the old Hornchurch FC.

Facts: Romford has gone beyond this Round just once in the club’s last six FA Cup campaigns. AFC Hornchurch has achieved the feat three times in the same time period.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 52 Baldock Town (SSML 1) v Thame United (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 4

Best Runs: preliminary v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Baldock Town is competing in the FA Cup for the third time and set the club’s best run in their debut season. It is six years since Thame United last went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 53 Hendon (IL Premier) v Wingate and Finchley (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 3 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Hendon has only once exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round in the club’s last 30 campaigns. Wingate and Finchley has twice equalled the club’s best ever FA Cup run in the last three seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 54 Beaconsfield Town (SL 1SE) v Marlow (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v SEMI FINAL

History: One previous FA Cup meeting just last season won by Beaconsfield Town on penalties in the replay.

Facts: Beaconsfield Town went on to set the club’s best ever FA Cup run last season. It is 15 years since Marlow last went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 55 Colney Heath (SSML Premier) v Cockfosters (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 1st qualifying (one of these clubs guaranteed to be into 2nd qualifying round for the first time ever).

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: This is the third time Colney Heath has made this Round in 10 campaigns. Cockfosters has achieved the same in just one more campaign.

 

 

 

Tie No. 56 Berkhamsted (SSML Premier) v Slough Town (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, although Slough Town and Berkhamsted Town played each other twice and had one FA Cup win apiece.

Facts: Berkhamsted has progressed beyond this Round just once in the club’s six previous campaigns. Slough Town has gone beyond this Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 57 Clapton (ESL) v Needham Market (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 3 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 19 years since Clapton last went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round (and 11 years since the club last appeared in it). Needham Market exited the FA Cup at this stage in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 58 Royston Town (SL Premier) v Dunstable Town (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Royston Town has progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round just once in the club’s last 14 campaigns. Dunstable Town equalled the club’s best FA Cup run just two seasons ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 59 Billericay Town (IL Premier) v Didcot Town (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Billericay Town has only failed once to go beyond the 1st Qualifying Round in the club’s last 11 campaigns. Didcot Town achieved the club’s best FA Cup run just two seasons ago.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 60 Bedford Town (SL 1SE) v Lowestoft Town (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, but Lowestoft Town did lose 6-1 to the original Bedford Town.

Facts: It is four years since Bedford Town progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Lowestoft Town has only exited the FA Cup in this Round twice in the last seven seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 61 Ware (IL 1N) v Witham Town (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is nine years since Ware went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Witham Town has progressed beyond this Round in each of the last three seasons including setting the club’s best FA Cup run in that time.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 62 Thurrock (IL Premier) v Harlow Town (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: After 24 years of always going beyond the 1st Qualifying Round Thurrock has failed to do so in the last two seasons. Conversely, Harlow Town has gone beyond this Round in both the last two years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 63 Hadley (SSML Premier) v FC Romania (ESL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Hadley set the club’s best ever FA Cup run last season winning twice as many Cup ties as they had in their previous six campaigns, whilst FC Romania set their best run in the club’s debut season and hadn’t won again until this year, three seasons later.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 64 Great Yarmouth Town (ECL Premier) v Chesham United (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 15 years since Great Yarmouth Town was either in or went beyond the Fa cup 1st Qualifying Round. Chesham United, on the other hand, has gone way beyond this Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 65 Hertford Town (IL 1N) v Grays Athletic (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 2

History: One previous FA Cup meeting 30 years ago won 3-1 by Hertford Town.

Facts: It is 13 years since Hertford Town ventured beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Grays Athletic has done so four times in the last five seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 66 Haringey Borough (IL 1N) v Hitchin Town (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is four years since Haringey Borough went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Hitchin Town has never failed to do so during the same period.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 67 Potters Bar Town (IL 1N) v Bishop’s Stortford (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Potters Bar Town equalled the club’s best ever FA Cup run last season. It is 16 years since Bishop’s Stortford exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round, but this is the club’s first appearance in it for 14 seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 68 Gorleston (ECL Premier) v Barking (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 25 years since Gorleston last progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Barking has only done so once themselves 15 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 69 Arlesey Town (SL 1SE) v Heybridge Swifts (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 1-0 by Heybridge Swifts in 2005/06 season.

Facts: It is four years since either side progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 70 AFC Sudbury (IL 1N) v Mildenhall Town (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: AFC Sudbury has progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round in both the last two seasons. Mildenhall Town has gone past this Round just once in the club’s last seven campaigns.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 71 Aylesbury (SL 1SE) v Leiston (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Aylesbury has not progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round since setting the club’s record run eight years ago. Leiston has progressively improved year on year in FA Cup being knocked out successively in Q1, then Q2, then Q3 and then Q4 over past four years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 72 Hanwell Town (SL 1SE) v Brightlingsea Regent (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Hanwell Town has progressed beyond this Round in both the last two seasons setting the club’s best run two years ago. This is the third time Brightlingsea Regent has appeared in this Round in the club’s five campaigns, but first time exempted to it.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 73 St Margaretsbury (SSML Premier) v Kidlington (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 12 years since St Margaretsbury went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Kidlington has only done so once, just two years ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 74 Cheshunt (IL 1N) v Takeley (ESL)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Cheshunt hasn’t progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for 13 years. Takeley had only won one FA Cup tie in the club’s previous seven campaigns prior to this season; the club has won two this season already.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 75 Haverhill Borough (ECL Premier) v Kings Langley (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Haverhill Borough is in the club’s third FA Cup campaign appearing in this Round for the second time. Kings Langley went beyond this stage of the competition for the first time last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 76 Enfield Town (IL Premier) v Harrow Borough (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Enfield Town set the club’s best ever FA Cup run just two years ago. Harrow Borough has exited the FA Cup in this Round three times in the last five seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 77 Littlehampton Town (SCEL Premier) v Chipstead (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings both won by Littlehampton Town with a 3-2 scoreline.

Facts: Littlehampton Town last progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round 17 years ago. Chipstead last achieved the feat four years ago.

 

 

Tie No. 78 Ashford Town (Mdx) (SL 1SE) v Corinthian-Casuals (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is five years since Ashford Town went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round, whilst Corinthian-Casuals hasn’t done that for 16 years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 79 Phoenix Sports (IL 1S) v Eastbourne Town (SCFL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Phoenix Sports is into the 1st Qualifying round for the second time in the club’s fourth FA Cup campaign. Eastbourne Town has made it beyond this Round three times in last five years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 80 Ramsgate (IL 1S) v Egham Town (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 10 years since Ramsgate last went past the 1st Qualifying Round. Egham Town recorded the club’s best ever FA Cup run last season.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 81 Margate (IL Premier) v East Grinstead Town (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 3 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is eight years since Margate failed to go beyond the 1st Qualifying Round, whereas it is 46 years (18 campaigns) since East Grinstead Town ventured beyond this Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 82 Faversham Town (IL 1S) v Tonbridge Angels (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 3

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Faversham Town recorded the club’s best ever FA Cup run last season. It is seven years since Tonbridge Angels failed to go beyond the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 83 Crowborough Athletic (SCEL Premier) v Sevenoaks Town (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Crowborough Athletic had only won one FA Cup tie before this season since setting the club’s best run nine years ago. Sevenoaks Town went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time ever last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 84 Dulwich Hamlet (IL Premier) v Hastings United (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 3

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 by Hastings United in the 1999/2000 season.

Facts: Dulwich Hamlet has only once failed to go beyond the 1st Qualifying Round in the last six years. Hastings United has gone beyond this Round in each of the last three seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 85 Tooting and Mitcham United (IL Premier) v Merstham (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 4 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Tooting and Mitcham United has a mixed record in FA Cup over last eight years going beyond this Round half the time. Merstham set the club’s best ever FA Cup run last season in their 33rd campaign.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 86 Thamesmead Town (IL 1S) v Lewes (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Thamesmead Town set the club’s best ever FA Cup run last season. Lewes has exited the FA Cup at this stage in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 87 Herne Bay (IL 1S) v Walton Casuals (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Herne Bay has progressed beyond this Round in both the last two seasons. Walton Casuals equalled the club’s best ever FA Cup run last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 88 Metropolitan Police (IL Premier) v Staines Town (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Metropolitan Police has alternated between going out in the 1st Qualifying Round and progressing beyond it over the last eight years. It is 11 years since Staines Town last exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 89 Folkestone Invicta (IL Premier) v Greenwich Borough (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Folkestone Invicta has gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round just twice in the last six years. Greenwich Borough has gone out of the FA Cup at this stage in both years since setting club’s best run.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 90 Dorking Wanderers (IL Premier) v Worthing (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Dorking Wanderers has gone beyond this Round just once in the club’s four previous FA Cup campaigns. Worthing has ventured past the 1st Qualifying Round in each of the last three seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 91 Horsham (IL 1S) v Ashford United (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is four years since Horsham last went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Ashford United set the club’s best FA Cup run to this Round just last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 92 Haywards Heath Town (SCFL Premier) v Tunbridge Wells (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 29 years since Haywards Heath Town last made it past the 1st Qualifying Round, although the club has had just six campaigns since then. However, it is 38 years (and campaigns) since Tunbridge Wells achieved that feat.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 93 Banstead Athletic (CCL Premier) v Glebe (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 12 years since Banstead Athletic last progressed past the 1st Qualifying Round. Glebe is ostensibly in the club’s first FA Cup campaign having been prevented from participating two seasons ago after initially being accepted.

 

Tie No. 94 Carshalton Athletic (IL 1S) v Pagham (SCFL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v 2nd qualifying

History: This will be the third FA Cup meeting between these two clubs in the last six years with Carshalton Athletic having won on both previous occasions.

Facts: Carshalton Athletic has progressed beyond this Round just once on the last four seasons. However, it is 27 seasons since Pagham last equalled the club’s best ever FA Cup run.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 95 Kingstonian (IL Premier) v Shoreham (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 4 v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 3-1 by Kingstonian in 2008/09 season.

Facts: Kingstonian has progressed beyond this Round twice in the last three seasons. It is 23 years since Shoreham ventured beyond the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 96 Leatherhead (IL Premier) v Cray Valley Paper Mills (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 4 v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Leatherhead has been knocked out of the FA Cup in this Round in each of the last three seasons. This is the fifth FA Cup campaign for Cray Valley Paper Mills.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 97 Erith Town (SCEL Premier) v Burgess Hill Town (IL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is six years since Erith Town last achieved the club’s best FA Cup run. Burgess Hill Town achieved the club’s best ever run last season for the fourth time.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 98 Hereford (SL Premier) v Godalming Town (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Hereford is competing on FA Cup for just the second time. It is six years since Godalming Town last went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round and set the club’s best ever Cup run.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 99 Banbury United (SL Premier) v Tiverton Town (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 3

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Banbury United has only gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round twice in the club’s last 10 campaigns. It is nine years since Tiverton Town progressed past the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 100 Bridport (TWL Premier) v Barnstaple Town (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 by Bridport in the 2008/09 season.

Facts: Bridport has not gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for 42 years. It is just 13 years since Barnstaple Town achieved the same.

 

 

 

Tie No. 101 Gosport Borough (SL Premier) v Bridgwater Town (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is six years since Gosport Borough last exited the FA Cup as early as this Round and they set their best Cup run in that time. Bridgwater Town went out in the Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 102 Frome Town (SL Premier) v AFC Totton (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Frome Town has progressed beyond the 1st Qualifying Round just once in the last four seasons. It is five years since AFC Totton went beyond this Round, though.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 103 AFC Portchester (WL Premier) v Dorchester Town (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: AFC Portchester has equalled the club’s best FA Cup run in both the last two seasons. Dorchester has exited the FA Cup in this Round during the same period.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 104 Farnborough (SL Premier) v Salisbury (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, however Farnborough lost to Salisbury City nine years ago and Farnborough Town beat Salisbury City three times in FA Cup in past.

Facts: Farnborough has only twice exited the FA Cup as early as the 1st Qualifying Round in the club’s 10 previous campaigns. Salisbury is competing in FA Cup for just the second time.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 105 Odd Down (TWL Premier) v Weymouth (SL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 3

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 24 years since Odd Down went beyond the 1st Qualifying Round for the club’s one and only time so far. Weymouth has only gone out of the FA Cup as early as this Round three times during the same period.

 

 

 

Tie No. 106 Tavistock (SWPL Premier) v Taunton Town (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings with one win apiece; the 7-2 victory for Tavistock in the clubs first ever FA Cup match in 1948/49 season remains their biggest ever FA Cup win.

Facts: Tavistock has only once gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round in 19 previous campaigns, way back in 1954/55 season. Taunton Town equalled the club’s best Cup run last season.

 

 

 

Tie No. 107 Merthyr Town (SL Premier) v Willand Rovers (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-0 by Willand Rovers in 2010/11 season.

Facts: Merthyr Town equalled the club’s best FA Cup run last season. Willand Rovers has just once gone beyond this stage of the competition in last seven years when setting their best run.

 

 

 

Tie No. 108 Tuffley Rovers (HL Premier) v Swindon Supermarine (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Tuffley Rovers has just once ventured beyond the 1st Qualifying Round and that was 18 years ago. Swindon Supermarine has progressed beyond this Round three out of six seasons since setting best Cup run.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 109 Horndean (WL Premier) v Bodmin Town (SWPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: This is the 10th time Horndean has reached the 1st Qualifying Round. Will it be the first time the clubs goes beyond it? Bodmin Town has only ventured further three times themselves.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 110 Paulton Rovers (SL 1SW) v Winchester City (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Paulton Rovers has gone beyond the 1st Qualifying Round twice in the last three seasons whilst Winchester City has done so all three times.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 111 Guildford City (CCL Premier) v Knaphill (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Guildford City has just once ventured past the 1st Qualifying Round, seven years ago. Knaphill is in this Round for the first time since the club’s debut season three years ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 112 Basingstoke Town (SL Premier) v Hartley Wintney (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 3 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 4-0 by Basingstoke Town six years ago.

Facts: Basingstoke Town has not exited the FA Cup as early as this Round for 21 years although last season was the first time the club appeared in it for 13 years. Over last seven seasons Hartley Wintney has either gone way beyond this Round or been knocked out before it.

 

Tie No. 113 Bideford (SL 1SW) v Bishop’s Cleeve (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 3-1 by Bishop’s Cleeve in the 2005/06 season.

Facts: Last season was the first time in six years Bideford failed to go beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Bishop’s Cleeve has only successfully negotiated this Round once during the same period.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 114 Hamworthy United (WL Premier) v Thatcham Town (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is four years since Hamworthy United last registered the club’s best Cup run. It is one year further back since Thatcham Town went past this Round.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 115 Cinderford Town (SL 1SW) v Moneyfields (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is six years since Cinderford Town made it beyond the 1st Qualifying Round. Moneyfields has achieved that feat just twice, 10 and 11 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 116 Andover Town (WL Premier) v Cadbury Heath (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: This is just the third FA Cup campaign for Andover Town having made this Round for the first time last season. Cadbury Heath also set the club’s best ever FA Cup run last year.

 

All Brass and No Class – BBC Revert to Type

I despair.

Just when the BBC look like they ‘get it’ with regards to how best to present Non-league sides playing in the FA Cup they go and choose to show Billericay Town as their live on-line match in the 1st Qualifying Round.

I called it ‘baby-steps’ when learning that the BBC were going to show a ‘live’ game from every qualifying round of the FA Cup. The organisation had a reputation for not really covering (or caring about) these rounds of the FA Cup, only recently providing an on-line coverage, thanks in the main to employees pulling together the research in their own time. Progress of sorts was made when the BBC, fronted by Dan Walker, showed live matches from Rounds 1 and 2, typically involving non-league clubs at home to league clubs, matches with giant-killing potential all over them.

However, there were two significant things about this early rounds coverage. Firstly, the non-league clubs were treated condescendingly, not piss-taking as such, but lightheartedly trotting out all the cliches about their level of football, naming jobs of the players, highlighting quirky signs, showing archaic facilities etc. Secondly, as soon as the Third Round came around the non-league clubs were dropped like a stone in favour of the opportunity to show two Premier League clubs full of reserves.

So when it was announced that the Corporation was to show a tie from each round, starting in the Extra Preliminary Round, I was both delighted and sceptical in equal measure. I happened to be at the first match chosen, Litherland REMYCA v AFC Liverpool, so didn’t watch the broadcast, but seeing just one cameraman at the ground and no presenters at the match did at least make me think it wasn’t going to be presented as a sideshow.

I watched the match again two days later on i-player and gathered feedback from others who had seen it live, and the consensus of opinion was of a positive nature. The single camera, no gimmicks approach really allowed the game to present itself for what it was, a good standard of non-league football. Connor McNamara’s commentary and thorough research added to the presentation, and the interaction with social media really gave the whole thing a down-to-earth, real non-league feel.

The same was true of the second game chosen, South Shields versus Bridlington Town, a game I did manage to get to watch on-line live. Both games were treated with respect by the presenters, no gimmicks, no condescension, and no day jobs mentioned. They commentated on the game played by footballers. I was almost ready to let all my scepticism go, but having been mis-led into thinking the BBC had ‘got it’ in the past, I was still cautious. And that caution has proven to be well placed.

The two matches previously shown live presented the true face of non-league football. Good quality players, committed to playing football first with no theatrics, supported by loyal fans, and sustained by an army of volunteers and business folk keen to ensure the football club was linked to the local community for the benefit of the community. Club benefit first, individual benefit nowhere.

Now contrast that with what is going on at Billericay Town. It’s all about Glenn Tamplin and nothing to do with the club. Yes, I’m sure in his own mind he’s been a life-long fan of the club and like every other fan wants them to do well, and it’s great that he is investing in the club to help it advance, but everything he is doing to go about it is so non-typical of what is happening at the 99% of other non-league clubs. I don’t begrudge any success that may or may not come Billericay’s way, but it is not what the tens of thousands of other people involved in non-league football experience week-in, week-out.

The BBC, by choosing to show Billericay Town as their live match, have taken the same course of action as they had done in the later rounds in previous seasons. Dropping non-league football for something they perceive has more pulling power. It may well prove to have more appeal, but just as two Premier League team’s reserves facing each other has got absolutely nothing to do with the FA Cup, Glenn Tamplin’s plaything has got absolutely nothing to do with non-league football.

It’s all brass and no class.

FA Cup 2017-18 Prelim Rd Review

Stand Out Performances

Amongst the many terrific stories from this year’s FA Cup Preliminary Round ties, one story stands out, that of FA Cup debutantes City of Liverpool from North West Counties League Premier Division, who not only created one of the Cup Upsets of the night, but did so in some style, winning 8-2 against Prescot Cables from the higher Northern Premier League Division One North in a replay. The Purps are also the last remaining FA Cup new boys still in this year’s competition as unfortunately the other seven clubs all fell by the wayside.

There were other memorable Cup Upsets, too. The shocks started on Friday night when the last remaining United Counties League Division One club Potton United won 2-0 at home to AFC Dunstable who compete two levels higher in the Southern League Division One South East. Another Step 6 club to defeat Step 4 opposition was Midland Football League Division One side Brocton winning 2-0 at home to Gresley from Northern Premier League Division One.

Both remaining South West Peninsula Premier League sides won through against higher league opposition with Tavistock winning 2-1 at home to Wessex League Premier Division side Shaftesbury, and Bodmin Town doing even better by winning 4-1 away at Hengrove Athletic of the Western League Premier Division.

Other Step 6 clubs to cause a Cupset include the now Twitter famous Baldock Town of Spartan South Midlands League Division One (3-1 at home to North Greenford United from the Premier Division of the Combined Counties League), and East Midlands Counties League side Dunkirk (2-0 away at Kirby Muxloe of United Counties League Premier Division).

There were 15 other FA Cup Preliminary Round Cupsets with Step 5 clubs beating Step 4 clubs home and away, and there are three more Step 6 clubs who have made it through to the 1st Qualifying Round (making none in total) namely West Midlands Regional League Premier Division side Tividale, Midland Football League Division One outfit Hinckley AFC and Grimsby Borough from Northern Counties East League Division One.

Breaking New Ground

Grimsby Borough (second campaign) and City of Liverpool (debut campaign) are two of 11 clubs who have won through the Preliminary Round for the first time in their history. Midland Football League Premier Division side Haughmond and Southern Counties East League Premier Division club Glebe are both just in their second campaigns.

The aforementioned Twitter sensation Baldock Town and Penistone Church of Northern Counties East League Premier Division are competing in the FA Cup for the third time, whilst North West Counties League Premier Division side 1874 Northwich have avoided exiting the competition in the Preliminary Round for the first time at their fourth attempt.

Southern Counties East League Premier Division club Cray Valley Paper Mills had been thwarted at the Preliminary Round stage three times in their four previous campaigns, whilst Takeley from the Essex Senior League had only ever won one FA Cup tie in seven previous campaigns before this season.

However, North West Counties League Premier Division side Barnoldswick Town had never even won a single FA Cup tie in six previous campaigns but have now won not one but two ties this campaign.

A footnote to this list of clubs into the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time ever is Sunderland Ryhope Community Association from Northern League Division One. This is the club’s 14th FA Cup campaign under their current moniker, but the first time in that period they have won through the Preliminary Round. However, there is a split of opinion as to whether this is a new club formed out of a merger between Kennek Roker and Ryhope Community Association in 1999, or whether the current club is just a continuation of Ryhope Community Association formed in 1982 who just absorbed Kennek Roker in 1999. If the club is the former then this is the first time they have made the 1st Qualifying Round. If the club is the latter then they have experienced FA Cup football beyond the Preliminary Round seven times before. I’m in the former camp, treating the current club as a new entity formed in 1999.

There are 10 other clubs for whom reaching the 1st Qualifying Round means they will at least equal their best ever FA Cup run. Most of these clubs have had just single digit number of FA Cup campaigns, but the three clubs with more FA Cup experience are the aforementioned Brocton (10 campaigns), Spartan South Midlands Premier League side Cockfosters (11 campaigns) and Horndean of Wessex League Premier Division (in their 18th FA Cup campaign).

Biggest Wins

The 8-2 replay win for City of Liverpool was, of course, their biggest win in the FA Cup so far, but other clubs also produced their biggest win, and one by a bigger margin than achieved by the Merseyside new boys. Step forward Isthmian League Division One South side Thamesmead Town who won 8-0 at East Preston of the Premier Division of the Southern Combination Football League. This win was all the more remarkable given The Mead had never managed to score more than four goals in any one of their 52 previous FA Cup matches. In fact Alex Teniola managed to scored four goals all by himself!

Another Isthmian League Division One South club Phoenix Sports also set their best ever winning margin in the FA Cup courtesy of a 5-0 victory at Steyning Town of the Southern Combination Football League Division One. Bottesford Town beat fellow Northern Counties East League side Clipstone 5-1 to record their biggest ever FA Cup win, and 4-0 wins for both the aforementioned Takeley (at fellow Essex Senior League side Tower Hamlets) and for Guildford City (at home to fellow Combined Counties Premier League outfit Camberley Town) also represented record FA Cup wins.

Southern League Division One South East side Hartley Wintney (5-1 victory at Brockenhurst of Wessex League Premier Division) and Grimsby Borough (4-1 win at home to Midland Football League Division One club Leicester Road) both equalled their biggest margin of victory (in Grimsby Borough’s case, their only size of victory).

Small Comfort

For every winning club there has to be another exiting this famous competition. However, for some clubs the bitterness of defeat can be sweetened by the knowledge that the club has never performed better in the FA Cup. Of course, for those in their first campaigns, losing in the Preliminary Round obviously represents their best Cup run, but three other clubs (admittedly only in their second campaigns) can also say they set a new FA Cup personal best. The three clubs able to celebrate despite defeat are Aylestone Park from the East Midlands Counties League, Northampton ON Chenecks from United Counties League Premier Division, and Sheppey United of Southern Counties East League Premier Division. All these clubs won their first FA Cup tie this season.

Twelve other clubs knocked out of the FA Cup this Round can cling to the knowledge that they at least equalled their best ever Cup run. The three clubs in this group with the most FA Cup campaigns under their belt are Wessex League Premier Division side Amesbury Town and the previously mentioned Hengrove Athletic (both in their 6th campaign), as well as Sutton Common Rovers of Combined Counties League Premier Division competing on the FA Cup for the eighth time.

Repetitive Exits

Getting knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary is no fun for anyone, but when it happens year after year it can become quite wearisome. For 10 clubs it is the third consecutive FA Cup campaign they have been eliminated in the Preliminary Round (for Southern Combination Football League Premier Division side Newhaven this was at least spread over 23 years).  For Northern Premier League Division One South club Stocksbridge Park Steels and for Southern Combination Football League Premier Division side Three Bridges it is now four consecutive Preliminary Round exits. It’s also four on the trot for the aforementioned Steyning Town, but spread over 21 years, and for Bromsgrove Sporting of Midland Football League Premier Division it is now four FA Cup campaigns all of which have ended at this stage of the competition.

However, Walton and Hersham and Badshot Lea, from Combined Counties League Premier Division and Division One respectively, it is now five consecutive FA Cup campaigns that have come to a juddering halt at this Preliminary Round stage.

Not Felt So Low in a Long Time

A couple of clubs exiting the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round haven’t gone out of the competition this early for more than 20 years. Midland Football League Premier Division side Worcester City last tasted defeat this early 22 years ago, whilst it is 25 years since North West Counties Premier League side Burscough went out at this stage.

Miscellaneous Feats

Western League Premier Division sides Bridgwater Town and Brislington faced each other in the FA Cup for the third time, and for the third time Bridgwater won the tie 1-0.

Brothers Jack Wood and Shane Wood would rightly have been proud to both be named as captains for the two clubs for whom they play. However, this is being the FA Cup, Jack Wood of Southern League Division One South side Aylesbury United faced Shane Wood of Leverstock Green of Spartan South Midlands Premier Division not once, but twice in the round. It will be Jack that gets to taste FA Cup football again this season.

One penalty in a match is to be expected, two might be unusual, but four in the space of 10 minutes or so would feel more like a penalty shoot-out than actual events of normal time. In fact both happened in the replay between Isthmian League Division One South side Whyteleafe and Erith Town from Southern Counties East League Premier Division. In 10 crazy minutes just before half-time both sides were awarded and converted two penalties. Four converted penalties in one match must be a record, not just in the FA Cup, but in English football. The game ended 3-3 AET and Erith Town won through 4-1 on penalties, meaning Whyteleafe actually scored more penalties in normal time than they did in the shoot-out!

Roy Fagerty scored two goals in the last five minutes for Northern Counties League Premier Division side Liversedge to convert a potential 2-1 defeat into a 3-2 victory at Ramsbottom United of Northern Premier League Division One North. Going one better was Ollie Fearon of fellow Northern Counties East League Premier Division side AFC Mansfield, who scored a hat-trick in under six minutes to secure a 3-1 win at Midland Football League Premier Division side Quorn.

 

 

FA Cup Prelim Rd – Red Mist 2 Red Cards 1

An arduous Friday afternoon/evening cross-country trip to Potton was rewarded with being present at an FA Cup giant-killing.

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I travelled in monsoon conditions only to arrive at The Hutchinson’s Hollow in blazing sunlight and a Simpsons’ style sky. The Hollow is a terrific sports venue, uncommon for a multi- sports venue like this at this level as the site is owned by the football club and leased out to cricket, tennis and other sports rather than the other way around.

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I was warmly met by Darren Stanniforth at the gate as I drove into the ground who pointed me to my parking spot, and once I’d taken my obligatory ‘entry to ground’ photo, Darren kindly showed me around the club and introduced to me to the many other volunteers and club stalwarts on duty this evening. Amongst the volunteers at the club is Bev Strong, seemingly responsible for everything, including writing up the team-sheets on a white board, utilising coloured marker pens to reflect the colours of the two sides competing in the FA Cup tonight.

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Potton United were the last remaining club from Division One of the United Counties League remaining in the FA Cup having beaten local rivals, and one level higher in the non-league pyramid, Biggleswade United 2-1 in a replay in the Extra Preliminary Round. Tonight would be a sterner test against Step 4 opposition in the shape of AFC Dunstable from Southern League Division One South East.

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I secured a location within range of the clubhouse wi-fi behind the nearest goal so I could provide updates on this match and follow the FA Cup action from a smattering of other FA Cup matches that were also going on this Friday evening, one nearby at St Ives Town where Cambridge City were taking on Stamford that might have restricted the numbers visiting Hutchinson’s Hollow.

The match appeared to be going the way of the higher league side who were creating more chances than the Royals in the opening quarter of the tie without seriously threatening the goal. However, the tide turned significantly on 25 minutes when AFC Dunstable’s BJ Christie saw red for a red-mist driven stamp on an opponent. The game swung in Potton’s favour and over the course of the next hour or so the home side took full advantage of the extra man and their heads-down opponents to seal a famous win.

Ten minutes after the sending-off the Royals were in front when Joe Aris’ shot looped over the keeper into the net right in front of me. That’s how it stayed until half-time during which I re-charged both my and my tablet’s batteries in readiness for the second half. Soon after the 15 minute interval was over and the game had re-started, the heavens opened signalling a retreat for me undercover in the doorway of the clubhouse along with many other home supporters.

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Potton controlled the second half and were always the more likely team to score and duly did so in the final 10 minutes when Courtney Broughton added their second goal from close range. Potton won through to reach the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup for the first time in 11 years, but having beaten a Step 5 club in the Extra Preliminary Round and a Step 4 club in the Preliminary Round, the Royals will feel confident about taking on Step 3 side Rushall Olympic of the Northern Premier League Premier Division in the 1st Qualifying Round.

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Two days later I was attending an FA Cup tie a little closer to home, having spent the Saturday up north with friends, and managed to get to The Elms, home of Highworth Town, in plenty of time for their match against higher league opponents in the shape of Marlow FC.

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Parking my car between an allotment and a boys’ football club field, I traversed the field to an unassuming entrance at the bottom of the Elms’ sloping pitch. There were no signs outside at this entrance, but volunteer Mitch was there ready to meet spectators coming to the match via this gate. I strolled around the ground, passing behind the dug-outs next to a newly erected fence separating the football pitch from the cricket pitch, and met Derek Lloyd at the main entrance by the clubhouse.

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Derek kindly introduced me to other volunteers, including Fraser and Mick, and showed me around the ground and the clubhouse providing me with a great overview of the club, its history and the efforts needed to put on a game when the cricket season is still in flow.

In the clubhouse I met Ray and others from Marlow FC. Ray had been kind enough to show me around Marlow when I visited them last season for their FA Cup replay against Beaconsfield Town (SYCOB a was), a game the Blues lost on penalties, but a game they hope to avenge when they meet the same opponents in this year’s 1st Qualifying Round.

I also met a few ground-hoppers and followers of @FACupFactfile in the clubhouse and around the ground. It’s always great to catch up with fellow FA Cup and non-league football enthusiasts, particularly whilst actually at an FA Cup game involving non-league clubs.

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Wi-fi at the club was non-existent and BT Anywhere didn’t quite live up to its name or promise, meaning I had to stand on the mound behind the goal nearest the clubhouse to both watch the match and maintain any connectivity with the outside world.

An incident in the first ten minutes of this tie ultimately shaped the outcome of the game. The Marlow keeper inexplicably kicked out at Jake Slocombe despite having already gathered the ball safely. Jake needed extensive treatment but unfathomably the referee decided to show only the yellow card to the keeper, whilst rightly awarding a penalty to Highworth. Unfortunately for Highworth Town Chris Taylor slammed his spot-kick against the left-hand upright so the Worthians had neither a goal nor a man advantage.

Of course it was then Marlow who opened the scoring through Charlie Samuel with just over a quarter of an hour of the half remaining. It had been a fairly even first half both before and after the goal, and Marlow held on to their lead at half time. My customary half-time re-charging of body and machine was spent conversing with another couple of FA Cup and non-league enthusiasts and followers in the clubhouse.

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Highworth Town started the stronger in the second half seemingly keen to make up for the perceived and real injustices of the first half, but football being football, it was Marlow who scored next just after the hour mark thanks to Isaac Osei-Tuti. The home side pulled themselves back into the game seven minutes later thanks to a sublime Callum Parsons free-kick from 25 yards out, but Marlow once again opened a two goal lead ten minutes later when Allen Bossman scored, despite the Worthians being the stronger side at the time.

Highworth Town never gave up and the lead was halved once again with five minutes of normal time to go courtesy of a Ross Adams header, but the equaliser was not to be and Marlow held on to now be able to avenge last season’s exit. A bizarre end to the game saw two Marlow players come to blows after the final whistle and both receive post match red cards from the referee. If the man in the middle had been as eager to produce such a card during the match itself, we may very well have seen a different result.

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So two FA Cup Preliminary Round matches, with two contrasting results for the hosts, and two contrary ways of dealing with red mist. However, what was common at both games was a wonderfully warm welcome, fantastic hospitality from all the busy volunteers and an obvious love for a football club. That’s exactly why I spend my time at these sort of games and at these sorts of clubs.

FA Cup 2017-18 Preliminary Round Tie-by-Tie Preview

All stats by @FACupFactfile (please seek permission before re-producing)

 

Tie No. 1 Albion Sports (NCEL Premier) v Newton Aycliffe (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Albion Sports is in the Preliminary Round for first time in three seasons. Both clubs have reached the Preliminary Round for the third time in their short FA Cup history.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 2 South Shields (NPL 1N) v Bridlington Town (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings but a former Bridlington Town beat a former South Shields 5-3 in 1960/61 season.

Facts: It is five years since South Shields last went beyond the Preliminary Round, although only appeared twice in FA Cup in that time. Bridlington Town has only once failed to reach this round in five years.

 

 

Tie No. 3 Pickering Town (NCEL Premier) v Clitheroe (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 5-1 by Clitheroe just two years ago.

Facts: Pickering Town hasn’t gone beyond the Preliminary Round for six years. Clitheroe has suffered just four Preliminary Round exits in the last 15 seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 4 Sunderland Ryhope Community Association (NL 1) v Ashington (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v Round 3

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 after a replay by Ashington in 2012/13, although Ryhope Community Association beat Ashington 2-1 in a replay in 1987/88 season.

Facts: Sunderland Ryhope CA are equalling their best FA Cup run for the fourth time in 14 campaigns. Ashington looking to make next round for first time in four years.

 

 

Tie No. 5 Guisborough Town (NL 1) v Shildon (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 2

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings with Shildon winning two including a 6-0 victory in the 2012/13 season

Facts: Both clubs have a chequered recent history in FA Cup with both alternating between progressing beyond the Preliminary Round and not doing so over the past five seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 6 Goole (NPL 1N) v Newcastle Benfield (NL 1)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: One previous meeting won 4-0 by Newcastle Benfield nine years ago.

Facts: It is just one FA Cup win in 10 seasons for Goole. Newcastle Benfield has progressed beyond the Preliminary Round twice in the last three seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 7 Barnoldswick Town (NWCL Premier) v Dunston UTS (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: extra preliminary v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 4-0 by Dunston UTS last season.

Facts: Barnoldswick Town has reached the Preliminary Round for the first time at the seventh attempt. Dunston UTS hasn’t failed to progress beyond this round in each of the last three seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 8 Tadcaster Albion (NPL 1N) v Colne (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting two seasons ago won 4-2 by Colne.

Facts: Tadcaster Albion reached 1st Qualifying Round for the first time in four seasons last year, whilst Colne have progressed beyond the Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 9 Harrogate Railway Athletic (NCEL Premier) v Kendal Town (NPL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Harrogate RA has progressed beyond this round just four times since last registering their best Cup run ten years ago. Just one FA Cup win in four seasons for Kendal Town.

 

 

 

Tie No. 10 Scarborough Athletic (NPL 1N) v Marske United (NL 1)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Scarborough Athletic have suffered two successive knock-outs in the FA Cup Preliminary Round since last equalling their best ever Cup run. Marske United has gone beyond Preliminary Round in three of the last four seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 11 Consett (NL 1) v Heaton Stannington (NL 2)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: Round 1 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Consett has gone beyond Preliminary Round in each of the last three seasons. Heaton Stannington hasn’t gone beyond the Preliminary Round in 31 years although this is only the second season of trying to do so since then.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 12 Penrith (NL 1) v Whitley Bay (NL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 3

History: One previous FA Cup meeting way back in 1975/76 season won 1-0 by Penrith.

Facts: It is four seasons since Penrith last progressed beyond the Preliminary Round. Only the second time in five seasons Whitley Bay has made the Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 13 Abbey Hey (NWCL Premier) v Maine Road (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Abbey Hey has only been knocked out in either the Extra Preliminary Round or the 2nd Qualifying Round in the club’s last nine campaigns. Maine Road progressed beyond the Preliminary Round last season for the first time in four years.

 

 

Tie No. 14 Sheffield (NPL 1S) v Ossett Town (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: QUARTER FINAL v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Three Preliminary Round knock-outs in six seasons for Sheffield, whilst Ossett Town has only gone out at this stage once in the last 14 seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 15 Penistone Church (NCEL Premier) v Litherland REMYCA (NWCL 1)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: extra preliminary v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Litherland REMYCA are competing in FA Cup for the first time.

Facts: Both sides are appearing in the Preliminary Round for the first time as Penistone Church won their first FA Cup match this year at the third attempt.

 

 

Tie No. 16 Bamber Bridge (NPL 1N) v Brighouse Town (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings

Facts: Bamber Bridge were knocked out in this round of the FA Cup last season for the first time in 15 years whilst it is five years since Brighouse Town exited the competition in the Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 17 Hallam (NCEL 1) v Atherton Collieries (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 3-2 by Atherton Collieries seven years ago.

Facts: This is the first appearance in the Preliminary Round for Hallam for eight years (although just five campaigns in that time). It is four successive Preliminary Round exits for Atherton Collieries and seven in the last eight FA Cup campaigns.

 

 

 

Tie No. 18 Frickley Athletic (NPL 1S) v Runcorn Town (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 3 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup.

Facts: Frickley Athletic have not exited FA Cup in Preliminary Round for 45 years, although they last appeared in it 35 years ago. Runcorn Town last went beyond the Preliminary Round three seasons ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 19 Ramsbottom United (NPL 1N) v Liversedge (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Ramsbottom United were knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round last year for the first time in seven campaigns. Conversely, Liversedge is in Preliminary Round fir the first time in six years.

 

Tie No. 20 Pontefract Collieries (NCEL Premier) v Skelmersdale United (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Pontefract Collieries equalled their best ever FA Cup run last season. It is six years since Skelmersdale United exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round although this is their first appearance in it for five years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 21 Ashton Athletic (NWCL Premier) v Runcorn Linnets (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Ashton Athletic set their best ever FA Cup run last season. Runcorn Linnets have alternately not progressed beyond this round or have done so over the last eight seasons. Which will it be this time?

 

 

Tie No. 22 Parkgate (NCEL Premier) v Handsworth Parramore (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup.

Facts: It is six years since Parkgate last went beyond the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup. Handsworth Parramore recorded their best ever FA Cup run last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 23 Trafford (NPL 1N) v Kidsgrove Athletic (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Trafford has gone out at this stage of the competition just once in the last seven seasons, whereas Kidsgrove Athletic have had three Preliminary Round exits in their last five FA Cup campaigns.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 24 Prescot Cables (NPL 1N) v City of Liverpool (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as City of Liverpool are competing in it for the first time.

Facts: Prescot Cables has gone out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in each of the last two seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 25 1874 Northwich (NWCL Premier) v West Didsbury and Chorlton (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v preliminary (record run beckons)

History: One previous FA Cup meeting two years ago won 3-0 by 1874 Northwich, the club’s biggest FA Cup win.

Facts: 1874 Northwich has reached the Preliminary Round in every one of their four campaigns whilst for West Didsbury and Chorlton it is four times now in the club’s five FA Cup campaigns.

 

 

 

Tie No. 26 Glossop North End (NPL 1N) v Mossley (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: QUARTER FINAL v Round 2

History: One previous FA Cup meeting in 2010/11 season won 4-0 by Mossley at Glossop.

Facts: Glossop North End had their second Preliminary Round exit in five seasons last year whilst Mossley ended a run of five consecutive Preliminary Round exits by winning at this stage last season.

 

 

 

Tie No. 27 Hyde United (NPL 1N) v Congleton Town (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: Four previous FA Cup meetings with Hyde United winning through on three occasions, although the first meeting in 1953 ended in a 5-5 draw.

Facts: It is 38 years since Hyde United were last knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round, one of only two occasions the club has suffered that fate. Congleton Town has progressed beyond the Preliminary Round just once in the last seven seasons.

 

Tie No. 28 Ossett Albion (NPL 1N) v Droylsden (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 2

History: This will be the clubs’ third meeting in the FA Cup in four years, with Droylsden winning both previous encounters.

Facts: Ossett Albion reached the 1st Qualifying Round in each of the last three seasons whilst Droylsden went out in the Preliminary last season for the first time in 20 years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 29 Colwyn Bay (NPL 1N) v Stocksbridge Park Steels (NPL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting, a 2011/12 2nd Qualifying Round tie won 3-1 by Stocksbridge Park Steels.

Facts: Colwyn Bay hasn’t gone out at this stage of the competition for eight years whilst Stocksbridge Park Steels has exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in each of the last three seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 30 Radcliffe (NPL 1N) v Burscough (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 2

History: Four previous FA Cup meetings with Burscough winning through on three occasions including the last time they met four years ago.

Facts: Radcliffe have only suffered defeat at this stage of the competition three times in their last 23 campaigns. Burscough were last knocked out as early as the Preliminary Round 25 years ago.

 

 

Tie No. 31 Leek Town (NPL 1S) v Cammell Laird 1907 (NWCL 1)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 6

Best Runs: Round 2 v 3rdmqualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Leek Town haven’t failed to progress from the Preliminary Round for four years now. It is four years since Cammell Laird went beyond the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 32 Sporting Khalsa (MFL Premier) v Market Drayton Town (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Sporting Khalsa has never failed to reach the Preliminary in each of their five campaigns. Last season was the fourth time in 11 campaigns that Market Drayton Town was eliminated from the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 33 Alvechurch (NPL 1S) v Hanley Town (NWCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 3 v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is six years since Alvechurch last went beyond the FA Cup Preliminary Round. Hanley Town are equalling their best FA Cup run achieved twice now in their three campaigns.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 34 Walsall Wood (MFL 1) v Tividale (WMRL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 6 (one step 6 club guaranteed to win)

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings although Tividale did beat the original Walsall Wood 3-0 in 1981/82 season.

Facts: Last year was the first time in five seasons that Tividale exited the FA Cup as early as the Preliminary Round. It is four years since Walsall Wood last went beyond the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.

 

 

Tie No. 35 Bedworth United (NPL 1S) v Haughmond (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Bedworth United last exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round four years ago. Haughmond are into the Preliminary Round for the first time in what is the club’s second FA Cup campaign.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 36 Rugby Town (MFL Premier) v Romulus (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is six years since Rugby Town last exited the FA Cup as early as the Preliminary Round. Romulus has had three Preliminary Round exits in their last five FA Cup campaigns.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 37 Bromsgrove Sporting (MFL Premier) v Coleshill Town (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 3rd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting two seasons ago won 3-2 by Coleshill Town after a replay.

Facts: Bromsgrove Sporting have only ever exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in their three campaigns. It is four years since Coleshill Town exited the FA Cup as early as the Preliminary Round and the club equalled its best ever Cup run just two seasons ago.

 

 

Tie No. 38 Wolverhampton Casuals (WMRL Premier) v Boldmere St Michaels (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is five years since Wolverhampton Casuals set its best ever FA Cup run and progressed beyond the Preliminary Round for the only time so far. It is just three years since Boldmere St Michaels did the same.

 

 

Tie No. 39 Worcester City (MFL Premier) v Chasetown (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 4 v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 22 years since Worcester City exited the FA Cup as early as the Preliminary Round. It is eight years as well since Chasetown last experienced defeat in the FA Cup Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 40 Brocton (MFL 1) v Gresley (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 4

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is four years since Brocton went beyond the Preliminary Round for the first and only time so far. Gresley has failed to go beyond the Preliminary Round just three times in their nine FA Cup campaigns so far.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 41 Newcastle Town (NPL 1S) v Evesham United (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Newcastle Town has failed to go beyond this Round of the FA Cup five times in the last 10 seasons. It is just two Preliminary Round exits in 13 seasons for Evesham United.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 42 AFC Wulfrunians (MFL Premier) v Westfields (MFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup.

Facts: AFC Wulfrunians have progressed beyond the Preliminary Round in five of their nine previous campaigns. Westfields famously made the 1st Round last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 43 Birstall United (EMCL) v Cleethorpes Town (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 4

Best Runs: N/A v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Birstall United is in the club’s first FA Cup campaign.

Facts: Cleethorpes Town has gone out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons following their record Cup run in their debut season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 44 Shepshed Dynamo (MFL Premier) v Kimberley Miners Welfare (EMCL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: Round 1 v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Kimberley Miners Welfare is competing in FA Cup for the first time.

Facts: Shepshed Dynamo has progressed beyond the Preliminary Round twice in the last three years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 45 Kirby Muxloe (UCL Premier) v Dunkirk (EMCL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Last season was the first time Kirby Muxloe progressed beyond the Preliminary Round in their eight campaigns to date. Dunkirk has done so in both their last two campaigns.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 46 Grimsby Borough (NCEL 1) v Leicester Road (MFL 1)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 6 (one step 6 club guaranteed to progress)

Best Runs: extra preliminary v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Grimsby Borough are into the Preliminary Round for the first time in what is the club’s second FA Cup campaign. Leicester Road made the 1st Qualifying Round in their only FA Cup run to date.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 47 Oadby Town (UCL Premier) v Loughborough Dynamo (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Oadby Town has gone beyond the Preliminary Round just once in the last six FA Cup campaigns. Loughborough Dynamo has suffered four consecutive exits in the FA Cup Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 48 Hinckley AFC (MFL 1) v Aylestone Park (EMCL)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 6 (one Step 6 club guaranteed to progress)

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Hinckley AFC has now won four out of six FA Cup matches whilst Aylestone Park won their first one to get this far for the first time in their second FA Cup season.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 49 Quorn (MFL Premier) v AFC Mansfield (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is five seasons since Quorn last went beyond the Preliminary Round. AFC Mansfield achieved their best ever FA Cup run last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 50 Staveley Miners Welfare (NCEL Premier) v Basford United (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: This is the first time in three seasons Staveley Miners Welfare are appearing in the Preliminary Round. Basford United has had two Preliminary Round exits in the four FA Cup campaigns since returning to the competition following almost 60 years away.

 

 

Tie No. 51 Boston Town (UCL Premier) v Carlton Town (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Boston Town is into the Preliminary Round for the first time in three seasons. Carlton Town has been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 52 Lincoln United (NPL 1S) v Belper Town (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: After three successive Preliminary Round exits, Lincoln United has gone successively further in the FA Cup in each of their last three campaigns. It is six years since Belper Town last tasted defeat in the FA Cup Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 53 Bottesford Town (NCEL Premier) v Clipstone (NCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: The winner of this tie will at least equal their best FA Cup run achieved once by Bottesford Town and twice by Clipstone.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 54 Wisbech Town (UCL Premier) v Spalding United (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 1

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings all won by Wisbech Town, although the last meeting was 39 years ago.

Facts: Wisbech Town last went beyond the Preliminary Round three seasons ago. Spalding United has gone beyond the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup in each of the last four seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 55 Dereham Town (IL 1N) v Corby Town (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Dereham Town have progressed beyond the Preliminary Round just seven times in their 15 FA Cup campaigns. It is 13 years since Corby Town last lost in FA Cup Preliminary Round, but this is the first time in 12 years they are appearing in this Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 56 Cambridge City (SL 1SE) v Stamford (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 7-0 by Cambridge City in the 1969/70 season.

Facts: It is 35 years since Cambridge City last tasted defeat in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup, although it is 33 years since the club last appeared in it. Stamford reached the 1st Round ‘Proper’ for the first time in their 93rd FA Cup campaign last season.

 

 

 

Tie No. 57 Barton Rovers (SL 1SE) v Deeping Rangers (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is seven years since Barton Rovers failed to progress beyond the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup. For Deeping Rangers it is two seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 58 Yaxley (UCL Premier) v Harborough Town (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Yaxley has progressed beyond the Preliminary Round just once in the last eight seasons, whilst Harborough Town are equalling their best run for the fourth time in just five campaigns.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 59 Holbeach United (UCL Premier) v Northampton ON Chenecks (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Holbeach United has progressed beyond the Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons. Northampton ON Chenecks won their first FA Cup game in the last Round in their second campaign.

 

 

Tie No. 60 Potton United (UCL 1) v AFC Dunstable (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 11 years since Potton United last went beyond the FA Cup Preliminary Round. AFC Dunstable equalled their best ever FA Cup run last season.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 61 Newport Pagnell Town (UCL Premier) v Kempston Rovers (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is five years since Newport Pagnell Town last progressed beyond the Preliminary Round. Kempston Rovers has only progressed beyond the Preliminary Round in three of their last 12 FA Cup campaigns over 18 years.

 

 

Tie No. 62 Arlesey Town (SL 1SE) v Desborough Town (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Arlesey Town lost in the Preliminary Round last season for the first time in nine seasons. It is seven years since Desborough Town last went beyond the Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 63 Soham Town Rangers (IL 1N) v Cogenhoe United (UCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Soham Town Rangers has been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in seven of the last nine seasons. Cogenhoe United has gone beyond the Preliminary Round just once in the 11 seasons since posting their best Cup run.

 

Tie No. 64 Eynesbury Rovers (UCL Premier) v Peterborough Sports (NPL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting two seasons ago won 1-0 by Peterborough Sports.

Facts: Eynesbury Rovers went beyond the Preliminary Round last season for the first time in 21 years and eight FA Cup campaigns. Peterborough Sports equalled their best ever FA Cup run last season for the second successive year.

 

Tie No. 65 Wellingborough Town (UCL Premier) v AFC Rushden and Diamonds (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: This is the first appearance in the Preliminary Round for Wellingborough Town for five seasons. AFC Rushden and Diamonds are yet to taste defeat in the Preliminary Round in any one of their four FA Cup campaigns so far.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 66 Bedford Town (SL 1SE) v Swaffham Town (ECL 1)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 6

Best Runs: Round 1 v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Bedford Town has gone out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round twice in the last three seasons. Swaffham Town is into the Preliminary Round for the first time since the club’s debut season four years ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 67 St Margaretsbury (SSML Premier) v Hullbridge Sports (ESL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 1-0 by St Margaretsbury in 2009/10 season in a replay.

Facts: It is four years since St Margaretsbury last progressed beyond the Preliminary Round. Hullbridge Sports has only once gone further than this stage in 18 FA Cup campaigns.

 

 

Tie No. 68 Bury Town (IL 1N) v Tilbury (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 3

History: One previous FA Cup meeting in 1998/99 won 3-2 by Tilbury after a replay.

Facts: Bury Town exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round last season for the first time in 13 years whereas it is eight years since Tilbury failed to win an FA Cup Preliminary Round tie.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 69 Southend Manor (ESL) v Gorleston (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is five years since Southend Manor last progressed beyond the Preliminary Round, and four years since Gorleston did so.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 70 Bowers and Pitsea (IL 1N) v Haringey Borough (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting, a 2006/07 Extra Preliminary Round tie won 2-0 by Bowers and Pitsea.

Facts: Bowers and Pitsea has only once gone beyond the Preliminary Round in their 13 FA Cup campaigns so far. Haringey Borough progressed beyond the Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 71 Maldon and Tiptree (IL 1N) v Waltham Abbey (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting in 2000/01 season won 3-1 by Maldon (Town)

Facts: Maldon and Tiptree has gone out in the FA Cup Preliminary Round twice in the last three seasons. Waltham Abbey set their best Cup run just three years ago, although have had one loss and one win in the Preliminary Round since then.

 

 

 

Tie No. 72 AFC Hornchurch (IL 1N) v Brentwood Town (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting in 2010/11 won 1-0 after a goalless draw by Brentwood Town.

Facts: AFC Hornchurch has never been knocked out of the FA Cup as early as the Preliminary Round in any one of their 12 campaigns so far. Brentwood Town were knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round last season for the first time in seven years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 73 Canvey Island (IL 1N) v Witham Town (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 3 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Canvey Island is competing at this stage of the competition for the first time in 10 years, the last time the club was knocked out in this Round. It is six years as well since Witham Town last lost in the FA Cup Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 74 Clapton (ESL) v Norwich United (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 3 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 12 years since Clapton last went beyond the Preliminary Round. After equalling the club’s best Cup run three years ago, Norwich United has exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 75 Framlingham Town (ECL 1) v Mildenhall Town (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 4

Best Runs: N/A v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Framlingham Town is in the club’s first ever FA Cup campaign.

Facts: Mildenhall Town is at Step 4 in the Non-League Pyramid for the first time and has been exempted from the Extra Preliminary Round for the first time in 13 seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 76 Haverhill Rovers (ECL Premier) v Heybridge Swifts (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is six years since Haverhill Rovers last progressed beyond the Preliminary Round, whilst Heybridge Swifts won through the FA Cup Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 77 Newmarket Town (ECL Premier) v Ware (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 3-0 by Newmarket Town in 1999/2000 season.

Facts: Newmarket Town has progressed beyond the Preliminary Round just once in the club’s last 13 FA Cup campaigns. Ware has been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in each of the last four seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 78 Tower Hamlets (ESL) v Takeley (ESL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Tower Hamlets has only gone beyond the Preliminary Round once and that was in the club’s debut FA Cup run seven years ago. Takeley is into the Preliminary Round for only the second time in the club’s eight FA Cup campaigns.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 79 Brantham Athletic (ECL Premier) v Cheshunt (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Brantham Athletic has only twice gone beyond the Preliminary Round in the club’s eight previous FA Cup campaigns. A win in this Round last season brought to an end a run of five consecutive Preliminary Round knock-outs for Cheshunt.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 80 Stowmarket Town (ECL Premier) v Romford (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 1-0 by Romford in the 1998/99 season.

Facts: It is 16 years since Stowmarket Town last progressed beyond the Preliminary Round in nine FA Cup campaigns. Romford has only managed to go beyond the Preliminary Round eight times in their 17 FA Cup campaigns this Century.

 

 

Tie No. 81 AFC Sudbury (IL 1N) v Aveley (IL 1N)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: AFC Sudbury hasn’t been knocked out at this stage of the competition for seven years, whilst Aveley were knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round last season for the first time in 10 years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 82 Ilford (ESL) v Haverhill Borough (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is seven years since Ilford last achieved their best ever FA Cup run. Haverhill Borough did so in their first FA Cup campaign; this is the club’s third.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 83 Hertford Town (IL 1N) v Hadleigh United (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is three seasons since either Hertford Town or Hadleigh United last progressed beyond the Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 84 Great Yarmouth Town (ECL Premier) v Basildon United (ESL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 15 years since Great Yarmouth Town last went beyond the FA Cup Preliminary Round. Basildon has achieved that feat twice in that time.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 85 Grays Athletic (IL 1N) v Redbridge (ESL)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 38 years since Grays Athletic were knocked out as early as the Preliminary Round in the FA Cup. It is six years since Redbridge progressed beyond the Preliminary Round.

 

 

Tie No. 86 Long Melford (ECL Premier) v FC Romania (ESL)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is the first time in three seasons that FC Romania has made it to the Preliminary Round. It is 13 years since Long Melford last made it beyond the Preliminary Round when they recorded their best Cup run.

 

 

 

Tie No. 87 Barking (IL 1N) v Saffron Walden Town (ECL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 11 FA Cup campaigns since Barking last made it beyond the Preliminary Round going out at this stage in both the last two seasons. Saffron Walden Town reached the 1st Qualifying Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 88 Potters Bar Town (IL 1N) v West Essex (ESL)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v N/A

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as West Essex is competing in the FA Cup for the first time.

Facts: Potters Bar Town equalled their best ever FA Cup run last season.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 89 Slimbridge (SL 1SW) v Cinderford Town (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is three years since either side exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round. Slimbridge reached the 2nd Qualifying Round in both the last two seasons whilst Cinderford Town only reached the 1st qualifying Round both times.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 90 Flackwell Heath (HL Premier) v Didcot Town (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Flackwell Heath has gone beyond the Preliminary Round twice in the last three seasons. A best ever run to the FA Cup 1st Round for Didcot Town two seasons ago came between two exits in the Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 91 Baldock Town (SSML 1) v North Greenford United (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Baldock Town is in just the club’s third FA Cup campaign reaching the Preliminary Round in the first one. It is five years since North Greenford United failed to progress beyond this round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 92 Chalfont St Peter (SL 1SE) v Beaconsfield Town (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Chalfont St Peter has twice equalled their best FA Cup run in the last five seasons. Beaconsfield Town achieved their record FA Cup run for the first time last season, two rounds further than they had ever been before in 19 campaigns.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 93 Ashford Town (Mdx) (SL 1SE) v Wembley (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is three seasons since Ashford Town (Mdx) exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round, whilst it is four years since Wembley last went beyond the Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 94 Colney Heath (SSML Premier) v Shortwood United (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step x v Step 4

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is five years since Colney Heath last achieved their best Cup run. Shortwood United were knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round last season for the first time in four years during which time they set their best ever Cup run..

 

Tie No. 95 Kidlington (SL 1SW) v Wantage Town (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting two seasons ago won 3-2 by Wantage Town.

Facts: Kidlington set their best ever FA Cup run two seasons ago, but were knocked out in the Preliminary Round in both the year before and the year after achieving i. Wantage Town equalled their best Cup last season for the fourth time.

 

 

 

Tie No. 96 Swindon Supermarine (SL 1SW) v Northwood (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is four years since Swindon Supermarine last exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary for only the second time in 16 campaigns. Northwood has gone out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round three times in the last six seasons, including last year.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 97 Hayes and Yeading United (SL 1SE) v Brimscombe and Thrupp (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: This is the first time Hayes and Yeading United have had to take part in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup in what is their 11th campaign. Brimscombe and Thrupp set their best FA Cup run last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 98 Leighton Town (SSML Premier) v Tuffley Rovers (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Leighton Town has gone beyond the Preliminary Round just once in the last five seasons. For Tuffley Rovers it is once in their last seven campaigns over 12 years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 99 Crawley Green (SSML Premier) v Berkhamsted (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting in 2011/12 won 2-1 by Berkhamsted.

Facts: Crawley Green has only once gone beyond the Preliminary Round seven years ago. It is four years since Berkhamsted made it beyond the Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 100 Chipping Sodbury Town (TWL Premier) v Bishop’s Cleeve (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: N/A v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as Chipping Sodbury Town is competing in the FA Cup for the first time.

Facts: Bishop’s Cleeve have exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in both of the last two seasons and four times in the last six years.

 

 

Tie No. 101 Leverstock Green (SSML Premier) v Aylesbury United (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Leverstock Green is into the Preliminary Round for the first time in three seasons. Aylesbury United are competing in the FA Cup for the 100th time. The club has been knocked out in the Preliminary Round in each of the last three seasons and five times in the last six years.

 

 

Tie No. 102 Southall (SSML 1) v Hadley (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 3 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Southall progressed beyond the Preliminary Round in both the club’s last two FA Cup campaigns 15 and 12 years ago. Hadley achieved their best FA Cup run last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 103 Aylesbury (SL 1SE) v Cirencester Town (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Aylesbury exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round last season for the first time in four years. It is five years since Cirencester Town were last knocked out in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 104 Uxbridge (SL 1SE) v Thame United (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Uxbridge hasn’t been knocked out in the Preliminary Round for six years, whilst it is three seasons since Thame United last went beyond the Preliminary Round in the FA Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 105 Highworth Town (HL Premier) v Marlow (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v SEMI FINALS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Highworth Town progressed beyond the Preliminary Round last season for the first time in three years. Marlow has been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in each of the last four seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 106 Hanwell Town (SL 1SE) v Longlevens (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is three years since Hanwell Town departed the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round and the club registered their best Cup run two years ago. Just one previous FA Cup campaign for Longlevens so far.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 107 Highmoor-Ibis (HL Premier) v North Leigh (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Highmoor-Ibis achieved their best FA Cup run in their debut season four years ago. North Leigh achieved their best ever FA Cup run last season in their 18th campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 108 Cockfosters (SSML Premier) v Holmer Green (SSML Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Cockfosters have achieved their best FA Cup run twice in the last four seasons. Holmer Green have achieved their best Cup run just once back in 2004/05 season.

 

 

 

Tie No. 109 Pagham (SCFL Premier) v Sittingbourne (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Pagham has not failed to progress to the 1st Qualifying Round in each of the last three seasons. Sittingbourne were knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round last season for the second time in three years.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 110 Hollands and Blair (SCEL Premier) v Crowborough Athletic (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Just one previous FA Cup campaign so far for Hollands and Blair. It is nine years since Crowborough Athletic last went beyond the Preliminary Round when they set their best ever Cup run.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 111 Erith and Belvedere (SCEL 1) v Cray Valley Paper Mills (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is six years since Erith and Belvedere last went beyond the Preliminary Round. Cray Valley Paper Mills has now reached the Preliminary Round four times in the club’s five FA Cup campaigns.

 

 

Tie No. 112 Whyteleafe (IL 1S) v Erith Town (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is six years since Erith Town last progressed beyond the Preliminary Round. Whyteleafe has just one Preliminary Round exit in the last four seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 113 Carshalton Athletic (IL 1S) v Walton and Hersham (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 2 v Round 2

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings, all requiring replays, with two won by Walton & Hersham including an 8-0 win in the 1949/50 season.

Facts: It is 64 years since Carshalton Athletic last tasted defeat in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup. On the other hand Walton and Hersham has gone out in Preliminary in each of the last four years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 114 Haywards Heath Town (SCFL Premier) v South Park (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 19 years since Haywards Heath Town last made the 1st Qualifying Round, but this is just the club’s seventh campaign since then. South Park has only once gone out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in their seven campaigns and that was six years ago.

 

Tie No. 115 Colliers Wood United (CCL Premier) v Shoreham (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 4-1 by Colliers Wood United in 2012/13 in a replay.

Facts: Colliers Wood United achieved their best FA Cup run last season. Shoreham suffered loss in Preliminary Round last season for the second time in three years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 116 Sutton Common Rovers (CCL Premier) v Eastbourne Town (SCFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Sutton Common Rovers are into the Preliminary Round for only the second time in their eight FA Cup campaigns. Eastbourne Town has progressed beyond the Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 117 Corinthian-Casuals (IL 1S) v Hythe Town (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Over the last 15 years Corinthian-Casuals have either gone out in the Preliminary Round or the 1st Qualifying Round. Over last six seasons Hythe Town have been knocked out of FA Cup either in the Preliminary Round or the 2nd Qualifying Round. Which will it be this year for the two clubs?

 

 

 

Tie No. 118 Greenwich Borough (IL 1S) v Three Bridges (SCFL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 4-1 by Three Bridges 15 years ago.

Facts: It is four years since Greenwich Borough were knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round and the club set their best Cup run three seasons ago. Conversely, Three Bridges has gone out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in each of the last three seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 119 Deal Town (SCEL Premier) v Glebe (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v extra preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Deal Town has progressed beyond the Preliminary Round just once in their last seven campaigns. Glebe won their first FA Cup tie this year after a two year wait to play it.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 120 Walton Casuals (IL 1S) v Molesey (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting, a 2008/09 Preliminary Round tie won 2-0 by Walton Casuals.

Facts: Walton Casuals equalled their best ever Cup run last season after five consecutive Preliminary Round exits. Molesey has only once gone beyond the Preliminary Round in their last seven FA Cup campaigns.

 

 

Tie No. 121 Redhill (CCL Premier) v Ashford United (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings although Redhill did lose to Ashford Town in the 1951/52 season.

Facts: Redhill last went beyond the Preliminary Round three seasons ago. Ashford United set their best ever FA Cup run last season in their fifth campaign.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 122 Ramsgate (IL 1S) v Hanworth Villa (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Ramsgate has exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round six times in the last eight seasons. Hanworth Villa has only once progressed beyond the Preliminary Round and that was in the first of their six previous FA Cup campaigns.

 

 

Tie No. 123 East Grinstead Town (IL 1S) v VCD Athletic (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 7-0 by VCD Athletic in Extra Preliminary Round 2005/06, both the biggest FA Cup win and FA Cup loss for the two sides.

Facts: East Grinstead Town has gone out in the Preliminary Round in each of the last three seasons and not gone further in seven years (four campaigns). It is four years since VCD Athletic last lost in the Preliminary Round and the club ha equalled its best ever Cup run twice since then.

 

 

 

Tie No. 124 Cray Wanderers (IL 1S) v Sevenoaks Town (SCEL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 17 years since Cray Wanderers last tasted defeat in the FA Cup Preliminary Round and have gone out in the 1st Qualifying Round in each of the last four seasons. Sevenoaks Town set their best FA Cup run last season.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 125 Banstead Athletic (CCL Premier) v Loxwood (SCFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is six years since Banstead Athletic last went past the FA Cup Preliminary Round. Loxwood are in to the Preliminary Round for the second time in their three campaigns so far.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 126 East Preston (SCFL Premier) v Thamesmead Town (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: East Preston has progressed beyond the Preliminary three times in the last four seasons. Thamesmead Town set their best ever FA Cup run last season.

 

 Tie No. 127 Littlehampton Town (SCEL Premier) v Eastbourne United Association (SCFL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: Four previous FA Cup meetings with two wins apiece, including a 6-1 win for Littlehampton Town in 1937 that equals the club’s biggest FA Cup margin of victory.

Facts: It is three years since Littlehampton Town last made it beyond the Preliminary Round. Eastbourne United has made the 1st Qualifying Round three times in the last four seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 128 Chipstead (IL 1S) v Horley Town (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Chipstead has suffered just one Preliminary Round exit in the eight seasons since achieving the club’s best ever FA Cup run. It is four years since Horley Town last went past the Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 129 Tunbridge Wells (SCEL Premier) v CB Hounslow United (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is four years since Tunbridge Wells progressed beyond the Preliminary Round. CB Hounslow United has had just one FA Cup campaign so far and will play their second successive tie this year at the same away ground.

 

 

Tie No. 130 Steyning Town (SCFL 1) v Phoenix Sports (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 22 years since Steyning Town progressed beyond the Preliminary Round but this is only the club’s fourth FA Cup campaign since then. Phoenix Sports were knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round last season having registered their best Cup run the season before.

 

 

Tie No. 131 Chertsey Town (CCL Premier) v Horsham (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 2

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Chertsey Town made the 1st Qualifying Round last season for the first time in three years. Horsham has gone out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 132 Herne Bay (IL 1S) v Chessington and Hook United (CCL 1)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 6

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is four years since Herne Bay last tasted defeat in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup. Chessington and Hook United have twice equalled their best FA Cup run in last three seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 133 Lewes (IL 1S) v Newhaven (SCFL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 20 years since Lewes last were knocked out of FA Cup in the Preliminary Round and the club has equalled its best Cup run three times during that period. Conversely, it is 55 years since Newhaven went beyond the Preliminary Round although this is only the club’s third FA Cup campaign since then.

 

 

 

Tie No. 134 Sheppey United (SCEL Premier) v Hastings United (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: extra preliminary v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, although original Hastings United did twice beat original Sheppey United.

Facts: It is 14 years since Hastings United last suffered defeat in the Preliminary Round and the club set its best ever Cup run five years ago. Sheppey United won their first FA Cup tie in the Extra Preliminary Round in the club’s second campaign.

 

 

Tie No. 135 Croydon (SCEL Premier) v Faversham Town (IL 1S)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 2 v 3rd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Croydon has gone past the Preliminary Round twice in the last three seasons. Faversham Town set their best ever FA Cup run last season and it is nine years since the club were knocked out before the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 136 AC London (CCL 1) v Egham Town (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 4

Best Runs: N/A v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings as AC London is competing in the club’s first FA Cup campaign.

Facts: Egham Town equalled their best ever FA Cup run last season bringing to an end five successive Preliminary Round defeats preceded by five successive Extra Preliminary Round exits.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 137 Bracknell Town (HL Premier) v Winchester City (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Bracknell Town had progressed beyond the Preliminary Round just once in the last four seasons. It is five years since Winchester City last tasted defeat in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.

 

Tie No. 138 Fleet Town (SL 1SE) v AFC Totton (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 2

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings with AFC Totton victorious in all three: 3-1 in 1995/96, 5-2 in 2008/09 and 2-0 in 2011/12.

Facts: Fleet Town hasn’t gone out at this stage of the FA Cup for four years. AFC Totton has exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 139 Andover Town (WL Premier) v Wimborne Town (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 1st qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, although Wimborne Town has had one victory in the FA Cup over Andover.

Facts: Andover Town set their best FA Cup run last year in their second campaign. Wimborne Town were knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round last season for the fourth time in six years.

 

 

Tie No. 140 Godalming Town (CCL Premier) v Farnham Town (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Godalming Town has made the 1st Qualifying Round in each of the last three seasons. Farnham Town has achieved that feat just once in 16 campaigns this Century.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 141 AFC Portchester (WL Premier) v Amesbury Town (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v preliminary

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: AFC Portchester has equalled the club’s best FA Cup run in both the last two seasons and Amesbury Town set their best Cup run last season, too.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 142 Hamworthy United (WL Premier) v Ascot United (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Hamworthy United has gone past the Preliminary Round three times in the last four seasons including a record equalling run in the first of those campaigns. Ascot United set their best FA Cup run last season.

 

 

Tie No. 143 Binfield (HL Premier) v Horndean (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is four years since Binfield last progressed beyond the Preliminary Round when they set their best FA Cup run. Horndean last equalled their best Cup run for the ninth time three years ago.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 144 Brockenhurst (WL Premier) v Hartley Wintney (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Brockenhurst set their best FA Cup run just two seasons ago. Hartley Wintney set their best FA Cup run three years ago but have gone out before 1st Qualifying Round in every other year over the last seven seasons.

 

Tie No. 145 Guildford City (CCL Premier) v Camberley Town (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Guildford City has twice gone beyond Preliminary Round in last six seasons including last year. Camberley Town reached the 1st Qualifying Round last year for the second time in four seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 146 Salisbury (SL 1SW) v Fareham Town (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings although Fareham Town and Salisbury City had two wins apiece against each other.

Facts: Just one FA Cup campaign so far for Salisbury reaching the 2nd Qualifying Round last season. Fareham Town has reached the 1st Qualifying Round three times in the last five seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 147 Badshot Lea (CCL 1) v Moneyfields (SL 1SE)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Badshot Lea has exited the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round in each of the last four seasons. Moneyfields are trending to reach 2nd Qualifying Round this season having gone out in Extra Preliminary, Preliminary and 1st Qualifying Round successively in the last three seasons.

 

 

Tie No. 148 Laverstock and Ford (WL 1) v Knaphill (CCL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: preliminary v 1st qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: This is the second appearance in the Preliminary Round for both Laverstock and Ford and for Knaphill in the four FA Cup campaigns they have both had so far.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 149 Alresford Town (WL Premier) v Thatcham Town (HL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Alresford Town set their best ever FA Cup run last season. Thatcham Town has progressed beyond the Preliminary Round just once in the last four seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 150 Portland United (WL Premier) v Paulton Rovers (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: It is 47 years since Portland United made it to the 1st Qualifying Round although the club is only in its fifth FA Cup campaign since then. It is four years since Paulton Rovers last tasted defeat in the Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 151 Barnstaple Town (SL 1SW) v Clevedon Town (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v Round 1

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings both won by Barnstaple Town including a 1-0 victory last season.

Facts: Barnstaple Town have reached the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup in both the last two seasons, the first times they had got that far in 10 years. It is four years since Clevedon Town made it through the Preliminary Round.

 

Tie No. 152 Tavistock (SWPL Premier) v Shaftesbury (WL Premier)

Levels: Step 6 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Tavistock has progressed beyond the Preliminary Round just once in their last seven FA Cup campaigns. Shaftesbury won their first FA Cup match for 67 years, although this is only the club’s seventh FA Cup campaign since then.

 

 

 

Tie No. 153 Bideford (SL 1SW) v Wells City (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 5

Best Runs: Round 1 v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 3-2 by Bideford in a replay way back in the 1949/50 season.

Facts: It is seven years since Bideford last lost in the Preliminary Round although they have only competed in it twice since then. Wells City have gone beyond the Preliminary Round four times in their last six FA Cup campaigns, although over 60 years.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 154 Cadbury Heath (TWL Premier) v Yate Town (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round 1

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Cadbury Heath set their best ever FA Cup run last season. Yate Town has been knocked out in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup in both the last two seasons.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 155 Bridgwater Town (TWL Premier) v Brislington (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings both won 1-0 by Bridgwater Town.

Facts: It is three seasons since Bridgwater Town last went beyond the Preliminary Round. Brislington has gone beyond the Preliminary Round twice in the last four years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 156 Hengrove Athletic (TWL Premier) v Bodmin Town (SWPL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 6

Best Runs: preliminary v 3rd qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting two seasons ago won 1-0 by Bodmin Town.

Facts: This is just the second time Hengrove Athletic is appearing in the Preliminary Round in the club’s sixth FA Cup campaign. Bodmin Town has gone beyond the Preliminary Round five times in the club’s last seven FA Cup campaigns.

 

Tie No. 157 Willand Rovers (TWL Premier) v Bristol Manor Farm (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 4th qualifying v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Willand Rovers last went beyond the Preliminary Round three seasons ago when they posted their best ever Cup run. Bristol Manor Farm equalled their best FA Cup run three years ago, but last season were knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 158 Odd Down (TWL Premier) v Mangotsfield United (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 4

Best Runs: 2nd qualifying v 4th qualifying

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 by Mangotsfield United in a replay back in 1999/2000 season.

Facts: Mangotsfield United were knocked out in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup last season for the first time in six years, although they were disqualified that season so it could be viewed as first time in 15 years.

 

Tie No. 159 Taunton Town (SL 1SW) v Larkhall Athletic (SL 1SW)

Levels: Step 4 v Step 4

Best Runs: Round 1 v 2nd qualifying

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Taunton Town equalled their best ever FA Cup run last season. Larkhall Athletic were knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round last season for the first time in six years, after two successive years of registering their best ever Cup run.

 

 

 

 

Tie No. 160 Bridport (TWL Premier) v Street (TWL Premier)

Levels: Step 5 v Step 5

Best Runs: 3rd qualifying v Round1

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-0 by Bridport 14 years ago.

Facts: Bridport has gone beyond the Preliminary Round just once in the last seven seasons. Street has made the 1st Qualifying Round twice in the same period.