FA Cup 2021/22 – 4th Rd tie-by-tie preview

The 150th anniversary of the FA Cup continues on Friday 4th February with the 4th Round, and over that weekend 32 clubs, from the Premier League to the National League North in the football pyramid, will battle it out for a place in the 5th Round.

To commemorate this significant anniversary my highly praised ‘FA Cup 150’ book provides facts and stats and Top 150 lists for the first 150 years of the FA Cup and can be ordered from my website here: https://facupfactfile.co.uk/shop or from Amazon on this link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cup-150-unofficial-cornucopia-FACupFactfile/dp/1527295648.

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The Sixteen FA Cup 4th Round Ties (listed in tie no. order).

Tie No. 1Crystal PalaceHartlepool United
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 2
Level14
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRound 4
FA Cup FormJust once gone beyond 4th Rd in last 5 years4th time appearing in 4th Rd in 104th campaign
NotesKO: Saturday 3.0pmWon 2-1 in 1977/78 & 1-0 in 1992/93
Tie No. 2AFC BournemouthBoreham Wood
League StatusEFL ChampionshipNational League
Level25
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSRound 4
FA Cup FormJust once gone beyond 4th Rd in last 5 years, last season1st time appearing in 4th Rd in 51st campaign
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Sunday 6.30pm on ITV 4
Tie No. 3Huddersfield TownBarnsley
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 4th Rd 4 years agoTrending to QF having exited in 3rd Rd, 4th Rd & 5th Rd in last 3 seasons
NotesKO: Saturday 3.0pmWon 4-3 in 1946/47, Won 1-0 in 1960/61 Replay & Won 1-0 in 1977/78
Tie No. 4Peterborough UnitedQueens Park Rangers
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 4th Rd 36 yrs agoJust once gone beyond Rd 4 in last 24 yrs
NotesWon 2-1 in 1964/65 ReplayKO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 5Cambridge UnitedLuton Town
League StatusEFL 1EFL Championship
Level32
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 4th Rd 22 years agoLast went beyond 4th Rd 9 years ago
NotesWon 2-1 in 2014/15Won 2-0 2012/13 KO: Saturday 5.30pm (BBC Red Button)
Tie No. 6SouthamptonCoventry City
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormTwice made SF in last 4 yearsJust once gone beyond Rd 4 in last 24 yrs
NotesWon 5-1 in 1959/60 Replay, Won 2-0 in 1990/91 Replay & Won 2-1 in 2011/12Won 2-0 in 1911/12 KO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 7ChelseaPlymouth Argyle
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunWINNERSSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormWent beyond 4th Rd in all last 6 seasonsLast went beyond 4th Rd 15 years ago
NotesWon 2-1 in 1920/21 2nd Replay, Won 2-1 in 1925/26 & Won 4-1 in 1935/36KO: Saturday 12.30pm (BBC Red Button)
Tie No. 8EvertonBrentford
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormJust once gone beyond 4th Rd in last 5 years, last seasonJust once gone beyond 4th Rd in last 15 years
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 9Kidderminster HarriersWest Ham United
League StatusNational League NorthPremier League
Level61
Best Cup RunRound 5WINNERS
FA Cup FormJust once gone beyond Rd 4 in 111 previous campaigns, 28 years agoJust once gone beyond 4th Rd in last 5 years, last season
NotesKO: Saturday 12.30pm on BBC OneWon 1-0 in 1993/94
Tie No. 10Manchester UnitedMiddlesbrough
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormWent beyond 4th Rd in all last 7 seasonsLast went beyond 4th Rd 5 yrs ago
NotesWon 4-0 in 1893/94, Won 3-0 in 1960/61, Won 2-1 in 1969/70 Rep., Won 3-0 in 1971/72 Rep., Won 3-1 in 1998/99, Won 3-0 in 2004/05 & Won 1-0 in 2006/07 Rep.Won 4-1 in 1932/33, Won 2-1 in 1970/71 Rep. & Won 2-0 in 2001/02 KO: Friday 8.0pm on ITV 1
Tie No. 11Tottenham HotspurBrighton and Hove Albion
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormWent beyond Rd 4 in 5 of last 6 yrsWent beyond Rd 4 in 3 of last 4 yrs
NotesWon 2-1 in 2004/05KO: Saturday 8.0pm on ITV 4
Tie No. 12LiverpoolCardiff City
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormJust once went beyond Rd 4 in last 6 yrsLast went beyond 4th Rd 8 years ago
NotesKO: Sunday 12.0 noon on ITV 1Won 2-1 in 1927/28 & 2-1 in 1929/30
Tie No. 13Stoke CityWigan Athletic
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 1
Level23
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 4th Rd 7 years agoJust once went beyond Rd 4 in last 7 yrs
NotesWon 3-0 in 2002/03KO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 14Nottingham ForestLeicester City
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 4th Rd 8 years agoCup Holders. Went beyond Rd 4 in 4 of last 5 seasons
NotesWon 5-1 in 1900/01Won 4-0 in 2011/12 Replay KO: Sunday 4.0pm on BBC One
Tie No. 15Manchester CityFulham
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormWent beyond 4th Rd in all last 6 seasonsLast went beyond 4th Rd 5 years ago
NotesWon 2-0 in 1913/14 & Won 4-0 in 2019/20Won 3-1 in 1907/08 Replay KO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 16Wolverhampton WanderersNorwich City
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormWent beyond Rd 4 in 3 of last 5 seasonsJust once went beyond 4th Rd in last 9 years
NotesWon 5-1 in 1970/71 & Won 3-2 in 1979/80 ReplayKO: Saturday 3.0pm

FA Vase 2021/22 4th Round Review

Stat of the Round

Brockenhurst have competed in every season of the FA Vase, making the 5th Round in their first ever campaign. This year, in their 48th campaign, the Badgers have finally made the 5th Round again.

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First time in 5th Round ever

Abbey Hey – 28th campaign

Hamworthy United – 23rd campaign

Loughborough Students – 14th campaign

Wythenshawe Town – 14th campaign

Whitchurch Alport – 6th campaign

Stansfeld FC – 5th campaign

Athletic Newham – 3rd campaign

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Equalling best run to 5th Rd

Brockenhurst FC – 2nd time in 48th campaign

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First time in 5th Round in a while

47 years – Brockenhurst FC

29 years – Rugby Town (7 campaigns)

13 years – Coventry Sphinx

9 years – Tunbridge Wells

7 years – North Shields

5 years – Buckland Athletic, Newport Pagnell Town, Southall FC

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Avenged Previous FA Vase Defeat

Consett FC 1-2 Wythenshawe Town

Abbey Hey 2-2 AFC Liverpool (6-5 pens)

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Biggest Wins of the 4th Rd

Coventry Sphinx 6-0 London Lions (Heaviest Vase DEFEAT)

Athletic Newham 5-0 Littlehampton Town (Biggest Vase WIN and joint biggest DEFEAT)

Rugby Town 5-1 Lakenheath FC (Heaviest Vase DEFEAT)

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FA Vase Upsets

Raynes Park Vale (5) 1-2 Stansfeld FC (6)

Abbey Hey (6) 2-2 AFC Liverpool (5) (6-5 pens)

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Hat-tricks and more

4 – Richard Kone (Athletic Newham)

3 – Callum Stewart (Coventry Sphinx)

FA Cup 2021/22 3rd Rd Review

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the FA Cup my ‘FA Cup 150’ book provides facts and stats and Top 150 lists for the first 150 years of the competition and can be ordered from this link: https://facupfactfile.co.uk/shop or from Amazon.

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Stats of the Round

Chelsea FC extended their FA Cup record of progressing beyond the 3rd Round in their 24th consecutive season.

Kidderminster Harriers equalled the largest gap between levels for a non-league club victory over second tier opposition.

Barrow AFC have extended their record of most times reaching 3rd Round of FA Cup without yet going further to 13 occasions.

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First time in 4th Round ever

Boreham Wood – 51st campaign

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Equalling best run to 4th Rd

Hartlepool United (7th time in 104th campaign)

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First time in 4th Round in a while

13 years – Hartlepool United

8 years – Kidderminster Harriers

7 years – Cambridge United

6 years – Stoke City

4 years – Huddersfield Town, Peterborough United, Wigan Athletic

3 years – Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough FC

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Into 4th Rd and long time since last KO before 4th Rd

10 years – Manchester City

8 years – Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur

5 years – West Ham United

4 years – Brentford FC

3 years – AFC Bournemouth, Barnsley FC, Fulham FC, Leicester City, Norwich City, Southampton FC

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First time Knocked Out before 4th Rd for a while

6 years – Millwall FC

4 years – Burnley FC

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Consecutive 3rd Rd KOs

6 – Aston Villa

5 – Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United

4 – Preston North End, Rotherham United

3 – Bristol Rovers, Watford FC

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Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Peterborough United 2-1 Bristol Rovers (after 3 previous defeats)

Wigan Athletic 3-2 Blackburn Rovers

Bristol City 0-1 Fulham FC

Charlton Athletic 0-1 Norwich City

Yeovil Town 1-3 AFC Bournemouth (makes it two wins apiece)

Hull City 2-3 Everton FC (A.e.t.) (makes it two wins apiece)

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Biggest Wins of the 3rd Rd

Chelsea FC 5-1 Chesterfield FC

Luton Town 4-0 Harrogate Town

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Cupsets

Kidderminster Harriers (6) 2-1 Reading FC (2)

Newcastle United (1) 0-1 Cambridge United (3)

Boreham Wood (5) 2-0 AFC Wimbledon (3)

Hartlepool United (4) 2-1 Blackpool FC (2)

Burnley FC (1) 1-2 Huddersfield Town (2)

Birmingham City (2) 0-1 Plymouth Argyle (3) (A.e.t.)

Nottingham Forest (2) 1-0 Arsenal FC (1)

Wigan Athletic (3) 3-2 Blackburn Rovers (2)

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Hat-tricks and more

3 – Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford FC)

3 – Emiliano Marcondes (AFC Bournemouth)

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Miscellaneous

Leicester City have now knocked out Watford FC in FA Cup four times out of four.

Manchester United now have a 11-2 win ration against Aston Villa in FA Cup – the second most one-sided match-up in the competition’s history

FA Vase 2021/22 4th Round Tie-by-Tie Preview

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The 150th anniversary of the FA Cup continues through the 3rd Round and onto the 4th Round.

To celebrate this milestone my ‘FA Cup 150’ book provides facts and stats for the first 150 years of the FA Cup and can be ordered from this link: https://facupfactfile.co.uk/shop or from Amazon.

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The 16 FA Vase 4th Round ‘Proper’ ties

Tie No. 1ConsettWythenshawe Town
League StatusNorthern League 1Northwest Counties League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRUNNERS-UPRound 4
FA Vase FormSecond time appearing in Rd 4 in last 3 seasonsFirst ever time appearing in Rd 4 in 14th campaign
NotesWon 1-0 in 2019/20 replay

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Tie No. 2Abbey HeyAFC Liverpool
League StatusNorthwest Counties League 1 SouthNorthwest Counties League Premier
Step65
Best Vase RunRound 4Round 4
FA Vase FormFirst ever time appearing in Rd 4 in 27th campaignFirst ever time appearing in Rd 4 in 13th campaign
NotesWinner guaranteed to be in 5th Rd for first time everWon 3-2 in 2016/17

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Tie No. 3Harborough TownNorth Shields
League StatusUnited Counties League Premier SouthNorthern League 1
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 4WINNERS
FA Vase FormFirst ever time appearing in Rd 4 in 11th campaignFirst time appearing in Rd 4 for six seasons
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 4Whitchurch AlportCongleton Town
League StatusMidland Football League PremierNorthwest Counties League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 4Round 5
FA Vase FormFirst ever time appearing in Rd 4 in 6th campaignWent beyond 4th Rd for only second time just last season
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 5WroxhamAnstey Nomads
League StatusEastern Counties League PremierUnited Counties League Premier North
Step55
Best Vase RunRUNNERS-UPRound 5
FA Vase FormSecond time appearing in Rd 4 in last 3 seasonsEqualled best Vase run just last seaso
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsPlaying 22nd January

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Tie No. 6Rugby TownLakenheath
League StatusUnited Counties League Premier SouthEastern Counties League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunWINNERSRound 4
FA Vase FormFirst time appearing in Rd 4 for 38 years (six campaign)First ever time appearing in Rd 4 in 3rd campaign
NotesFirst ‘L’ opponents in VaseNo previous FA Vase meetings

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Tie No. 7Saffron Walden TownLoughborough Students
League StatusEssex Senior LeagueUnited Counties League Premier South
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 5Round 4
FA Vase FormJust once gone beyond 4th Rd, 31 campaigns agoFirst ever time appearing in Rd 4 in 14th campaign
NotesFirst ‘L’ opponents in VaseNo previous FA Vase meetings.

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Tie No. 8Coventry SphinxLondon Lions
League StatusUnited Counties League Premier SouthCombined Counties League 1
Step56
Best Vase RunQUARTER FINALSRound 4
FA Vase FormFirst time appearing in Rd 4 for 14 seasonsFirst ever time appearing in Rd 4 in 9th campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 9Newport Pagnell TownFakenham Town
League StatusUnited Counties League Premier SouthEastern Counties League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunQUARTER FINALSRound 4
FA Vase FormJust once gone beyond 4th Rd, 5 years agoEqualling best Vase run set just last season
NotesWon 4-0 in 2005/06

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Tie No. 10BrockenhurstNew Milton Town
League StatusWessex League PremierWessex League 1
Step56
Best Vase RunRound 5QUARTER FINALS
FA Vase FormJust once gone beyond 4th Rd, 47 years ago in first ever Vase competitionLast went beyond 4th Rd 17 years ago (14 campaigns ago)
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings

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Tie No. 11Bridgwater UnitedTunbridge Wells
League StatusWestern League PremierSouthern Counties East League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 5RUNNERS-UP
FA Vase FormJust once gone beyond 4th Rd, 17 years ago (seven campaigns ago)Just once gone beyond 4th Rd, nine years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 12Hamworthy UnitedGlebe
League StatusWessex League PremierSouthern Counties East League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 4Round 4
FA Vase FormSecond time appearing in 4th Rd, last doing so three years agoSecond time appearing in 4th Rd, last doing so four years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsWinner guaranteed to be in 5th Rd for first time ever

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Tie No. 13Athletic NewhamLittlehampton Town
League StatusEssex Senior LeagueSouthern Combination League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 4SEMI-FINALS
FA Vase FormFirst ever time appearing in Rd 4 in 3rd campaignJust once gone beyond 4th Rd, 31 campaigns ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings

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Tie No. 14Buckland AthleticEgham Town
League StatusWestern League PremierCombined Counties League Premier North
Step55
Best Vase RunQUARTER FINALSRound 4
FA Vase FormJust once gone beyond 4th Rd, five campaigns agoSecond time appearing in 4th Rd, last doing so 37 years ago (28 campaigns ago)
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 15SouthallClevedon Town
League StatusCombined Counties League Premier NorthWestern League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRUNNERS-UPQUARTER FINALS
FA Vase FormLast went beyond 4th Rd five years agoLast went beyond 4th Rd 29 years ago (eight campaigns ago)
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 16Raynes Park ValeStansfeld
League StatusCombined Counties League Premier SouthSouthern Counties East League 1
Step56
Best Vase RunRound 4Round 4
FA Vase FormFirst ever time appearing in Rd 4 in 25th campaignFirst ever time appearing in Rd 4 in 5th campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsWinner guaranteed to be in 5th Rd for first time ever

FA Cup 2021/22 – 3rd Rd tie-by-tie preview

The 150th anniversary of the FA Cup continues on Friday 7th January with the 3rd Round, and over that weekend 64 clubs, from the Premier League to the National League North in the football pyramid, will battle it out for a place in the 4th Round.

To commemorate this significant anniversary my highly rated ‘FA Cup 150’ book provides facts and stats and Top 150 lists for the first 150 years of the FA Cup and can be ordered from this link: https://facupfactfile.co.uk/shop or from Amazon.

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The Thirty-two FA Cup 3rd Round Ties (listed in tie no. order).

Tie No. 1Boreham WoodAFC Wimbledon
League StatusNational LeagueEFL 1
Level53
Best Cup RunRound 3Round 5
FA Cup FormOnly non-league club to make 3rd Rd in both last two seasonsJust once gone beyond 3rd Rd in 17 previous campaigns
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 2Yeovil TownAFC Bournemouth
League StatusNational LeagueEFL Championship
Level52
Best Cup RunRound 5QUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormLooking to make Bournemouth record 22nd football league scalp as a NL sideWent beyond 3rd Rd in both last two seasons
NotesWon 3-2 in 1924/25 & Won 1-0 in 1970/71Won 3-1 in 1960/61. KO: Saturday 5.30pm
Tie No. 3Stoke CityLeyton Orient
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 2
Level24
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormExited in 3rd Rd in each of the last 5 yrsLast went beyond 3rd Rd 11 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Sunday 2.0pm
Tie No. 4Swansea CitySouthampton
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormWent beyond 3rd Rd 3 times in last 4 yearsWent beyond 3rd Rd 4 times in last 5 years
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 5.30pm (BBC Wales)
Tie No. 5ChelseaChesterfield
League StatusPremier LeagueNational League
Level15
Best Cup RunWINNERSSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormHave won through their last 23 Round 3 ties – a competition recordLast went beyond 3rd Rd 7 years ago
NotesWon 4-1 in 1910/11 and Won 3-0 in 1949/50 replayKO: Saturday 5.30pm
Tie No. 6LiverpoolShrewsbury Town
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunWINNERSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormWent beyond 3rd Rd 9 times in last 10 seasonsWent beyond 3rd Rd twice in  last 3 seasons
NotesWon 4-0 in 1995/96 & Won 1-0 in 2019/20 replayKO: Sunday 2.0pm
Tie No. 7Cardiff CityPreston North End
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormJust twice gone beyond 3rd Rd in last 6 yearsExited in 3rd Rd in each of the last 3 years
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Sunday 2.0pm (S4C)
Tie No. 8Coventry CityDerby County
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormJust twice went beyond Rd 3 in last 7 yrs5 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 7 yrs
NotesWon 1-0 in 1973/74 replay & Won 2-0 in 1997/98Won 3-2 in 1996/97. KO: Saturday 12.30pm
Tie No. 9BurnleyHuddersfield Town
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormWent beyond 3rd Rd 5times in last 6 yrsExited in Rd 3 in each of the last 3 yrs
NotesWon 3-1 in 1914/15, Won 1-0 in 1923/24, Won 2-1 in 1956/57 and Won 3-0 in 1963/64Won 3-2 in 1921/22 replay and Won 1-0 in 1971/72. KO: Saturday 12.30pm
Tie No. 10West Bromwich AlbionBrighton and Hove Albion
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup Form5 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 7 yrs6 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 8 yrs
NotesKO: Saturday 3.0pmWon 3-1 in 2018/19 replay
Tie No. 11Kidderminster HarriersReading
League StatusNational League NorthEFL Championship
Level62
Best Cup RunRound 5SEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 8 yrs ago4 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 7 yrs
NotesLowest ranked club remainingNo previous FA Cup meetings. KO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 12Leicester CityWatford
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormFA Cup holders – went beyond 3rd Rd 4 times in last 5 yearsExited in Rd 3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 3-1 in 1908/09 replay, Won 6-3 in 1935/36 & Won 2-0 in 1981/82Competing in FA Cup for 125th time. KO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 13Mansfield TownMiddlesbrough
League StatusEFL 2EFL Championship
Level42
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 14 years agoExited in Rd 3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 2-0 in 1966/67Won 2-0 in 2007/08. KO: Saturday 12.15pm
Tie No. 14Hartlepool UnitedBlackpool
League StatusEFL 2EFL Championship
Level42
Best Cup RunRound 4WINNERS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 13 yrs agoJust twice went beyond Rd 3 in last 9 yrs
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 12.30pm
Tie No. 15Hull CityEverton
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPWINNERS
FA Cup Form4 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 6 yrs3 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 6 yrs
NotesWon 3-2 in 1926/27 second replay & Won 2-0 in 1950/51Won 2-1 in 1963/64 replay. KO: Saturday 5.30pm (BBC)
Tie No. 16Bristol CityFulham
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormWent beyond Rd 3 every other year in last 8 seasonsWent beyond Rd 3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 2-1 in 1989/90KO: Saturday 12.30pm
Tie No. 17Tottenham HotspurMorecambe
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 3
FA Cup FormWent beyond Rd 3 in all last 7 yrsSecond successive year equalling best run
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Sunday 2.0pm
Tie No. 18MillwallCrystal Palace
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormWent beyond Rd 3 in all last 5 yrsExited in Rd 3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 2-0 in 1921/22 replay, Won 4-1 in 1950/51, Won 2-0 in 1956/57 & Won 2-1 in 1984/85 replay. Competing in FA Cup for 125th time.Won 5-3 in 1928/29 replay & Won 2-1 in 1975/76 replay. KO: Saturday 12.45pm (ITV)
Tie No. 19Port ValeBrentford
League StatusEFL 2Premier League
Level41
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 8 years agoWent beyond Rd 3 in all last 3 seasons
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 20Swindon TownManchester City
League StatusEFL 2Premier League
Level41
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 10 yrs agoWent beyond Rd 3 in all last 9 seasons
NotesWon 2-0 in 1909/10 & Won 2-1 in 1963/64. KO: Friday 8.0pm (ITV)Won 10-1 in 1929/30 replay, Won 7-0 in 1952/53 & Won 2-0 in 2001/02 10-1 is Swindon’s record FA Cup defeat.
Tie No. 21Wigan AthleticBlackburn Rovers
League StatusEFL 1EFL Championship
Level32
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 8 yrs agoExited in Rd 3 in all last 4 seasons
NotesKO: Saturday 3.0pmWon 4-2 in 1997/98
Tie No. 22Luton TownHarrogate Town
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 2
Level24
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRound 3
FA Cup FormLast year made Rd 4 for 1st time in 8 yrsFirst time in Rd 3 in 49th campaign
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Sunday 12.30pm
Tie No. 23Birmingham CityPlymouth Argyle
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 1
Level23
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormJust 2x gone beyond Rd 3 in last 6 yrsLast year made Rd 4 for 1st time in 13 yrs
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 5.30pm
Tie No. 24Manchester UnitedAston Villa
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormMade at least QF in all last 7 seasonsExited in Rd 3 in all last 5 seasons
NotesWon 5-1 in 1905/06, Won 2-0 in 1907/08, Won 2-1 in 1910/11, Won 6-4 in 1947/48, Won 1-0 in 1962/63, Won 2-1 in 1976/77, Won 3-2 in 2001/02, Won 2-1 in 2003/04, Won 2-1 in 2006/07, Won 2-0 in 2007/08Won 2-1 in 1919/20 & Won 2-1 in 1957 FA Cup Final. Most common tie of the Round. KO: Monday 7.55pm (BBC)
Tie No. 25Wolverhampton WanderersSheffield United
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup Form3 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 5 yrsMade QF in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 3-1 in 1891/92, Won 2-1 in 1936/37 replay, Won 3-0 in 1948/49, Won 4-3 in 1949/50 replay & Won 3-0 in 1965/66Won 4-0 in 1900/01, Won 3-1 in 1927/28 & Won 2-0 in 1946/47 rep. KO: Sunday 2.0pm
Tie No. 26Newcastle UnitedCambridge United
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunWINNERSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup Form4 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 5 yearsLast went beyond 3rd Rd 7 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 27BarnsleyBarrow
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 2
Level24
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 3
FA Cup FormWent beyond Rd 3 in both last 2 years13th time in Rd 3 in 111th campaign
NotesWon 3-0 in 1969/70. KO: Saturday 3.0pmHold record for most R3 appearances but yet to make Rd 4.
Tie No. 28Peterborough UnitedBristol Rovers
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 2
Level24
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 4 yrs agoLast went beyond 3rd Rd 14 yrs ago
NotesKO: Saturday 3.0pmWon 4-1 in 1938/39, Won 1-0 in 1952/53 & Won 3-1 in 1968/69
Tie No. 29West Ham UnitedLeeds United
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormWent beyond Rd 3 in all last 4 seasonsExited in Rd 3 in all last 4 seasons
NotesWon 4-1 in 1929/30Won 1-0 in 1923/24 replay KO: Sunday 2.15pm (ITV)
Tie No. 30Queens Park RangersRotherham United
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 1
Level23
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRound 5
FA Cup FormTwice went beyond 3rd Rd in last 3 seasonsLast went beyond 3rd Rd 20 yrs ago
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 31Charlton AthleticNorwich City
League StatusEFL 1Premier League
Level31
Best Cup RunWINNERSSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 8 years agoWent beyond Rd 3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 1-0 in 2008/09 replayKO: Sunday 2.0pm
Tie No. 32Nottingham ForestArsenal
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup Form4 times gone beyond Rd 3 in last 8 seasonsWent beyond 3rd Rd in all last 3 seasons
NotesWon 2-1 in 1987/88 & Won 4-2 in 2017/18. Only club to KO Arsenal in 3rd Rd in last 25 years.Won 1-0 in 1978/79 & Won 2-0 in 1992/93 KO: Sunday 5.15pm (ITV)

FACupFactfile Xmas Quiz 2021

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the FA Cup this season, my Xmas quiz focuses on those clubs that have lifted the famous Trophy and combines it with my other passion, the UK Music Charts.

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The UK Charts were first published in 1952 so since then there have been 69 FA Cup Winners that lifted the Trophy whilst one of 69 different songs was No. 1 in the Charts.

THE ANSWERS ARE NOW ADDED AT THE END OF THIS BLOG!

How many of the 69 winners and the year they lifted the FA Cup can you identify? Good luck and Merry Christmas.

THE ANSWERS

FA Vase 2021/22 3rd Round Review

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First time in 4th Round ever

Abbey Hey – 27th campaign

Raynes Park Vale – 25th campaign

Loughborough Students – 14th campaign

Wythenshawe Town – 14th campaign

AFC Liverpool – 13th campaign

Harborough Town (11th campaign)

London Lions – 9th campaign

Whitchurch Alport – 6th campaign

Stansfeld FC – 5th campaign

Athletic Newham – 3rd campaign

Lakenheath FC – 3rd campaign

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Equalling best run to 4th Rd

Egham Town – 2nd time in 39th campaign

Fakenham Town – 2nd time in 31st campaign

Hamworthy United – 2nd time in 23rd campaign

Glebe FC – 2nd time in 9th campaign

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First time in 4th Round in a while

38 years – Rugby Town (6 campaigns)

37 years – Egham Town (30 campaigns)

31 years – Littlehampton Town

17 years – New Milton Town

16 years – Brockenhurst FC

14 years – Coventry Sphinx

7 years – Saffron Walden Town, Tunbridge Wells

6 years – North Shields

5 years – Southall FC

3 years – Hamworthy United, Newport Pagnell Town

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Into 4th Round and a While Since Exiting before 4th Round

3 years – Walsall Wood

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Biggest Wins of the 3rd Rd

Brixham FC 0-6 Clevedon Town (Biggest vase DEFEAT and joint BIGGEST margin of VICTORY)

Whittlesey Athletic 0-6 Newport Pagnell Town (Joint BIGGEST Vase DEFEAT and BIGGEST VICTORY)

Prestwich Heys 1-7 Harborough Town (BIGGEST Vase DEFEAT)

Crawley Down Gatwick 0-4 Raynes Park Vale (BIGGEST Vase DEFEAT and joint BIGGEST margin of VICTORY)

Highgate United 0-4 Congleton Town

Newcastle Benfield 0-4 Consett FC (Joint BIGGEST margin of DEFEAT)

Loughborough Students 4-0 Sandbach United (BIGGEST Vase DEFEAT)

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FA Vase Upsets

Stansfeld FC (6) 3-1 Frimley Green (5)

London Lions (6) 2-0 New Salamis (5)

New Milton Town (6) 0-0 Keynsham Town (5) (4-3 on pens)

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Hat-tricks and more

3 – Sam Hollis (Harborough Town)

3 – Shaun Avis (Lakenheath FC)

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Miscellaneous

Raynes Park Vale have equalled their biggest Vase margin of victory three times this season.

FA Vase 2021/22 3rd Round Tie-by-Tie Preview

First, a promotion for my ‘FA Cup 150’ book.

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To celebrate this milestone my ‘FA Cup 150’ book provides facts and stats for the first 150 years of the FA Cup and can be ordered from this link: https://facupfactfile.co.uk/shop or from Amazon.

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The 32 FA Vase 3rd Round ‘Proper’ ties

Tie No. 1AFC LiverpoolPilkington
League StatusNorthwest Counties League PremierNorthwest Counties League 1 North
Step56
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormSecond time appearing in Rd 3 and first time for 11 yearsFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in third campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings. Playing Sunday afternoonWinner guaranteed to be in 4th Rd for first time ever

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Tie No. 2Abbey HeyBury AFC
League StatusNorthwest Counties League 1 SouthNorthwest Counties League 1 North
Step66
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormSecond time appearing in Rd 3 and first time for 19 yearsFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in second campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsWinner guaranteed to be in 4th Rd for first time ever

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Tie No. 3Newcastle BenfieldConsett
League StatusNorthern League 1Northern League 1
Step55
Best Vase RunQUARTER FINALSRUNNERS-UP
FA Vase FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 3 years agoLast went beyond 3rd Rd 2 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 4Barton TownNorth Shields
League StatusNorthern counties East League PremierNorthern League 1
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 3WINNERS
FA Vase FormFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in 15th campaignLast went beyond 3rd Rd 6 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 5Wythenshawe TownBillingham Synthonia
League StatusNorthwest Counties League PremierNorthern League 2
Step56
Best Vase RunRound 3SEMI-FINALS
FA Vase FormSecond time in 3rd Rd in 14th campaignLast went beyond 3rd Rd 10 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings

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Tie No. 6Stourport SwiftsRugby Town
League StatusMidland Football League PremierUnited Counties League Premier South
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 5WINNERS
FA Vase FormTwice went beyond 3rd Rd in last 4 yearsLast went beyond 3rd Rd 18 years ago (6 campaigns ago)
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings

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Tie No. 7Loughborough StudentsSandbach United
League StatusUnited Counties League Premier SouthNorthwest Counties League 1 South
Step56
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in 14th campaignFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in fifth campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings.Winner guaranteed to be in 4th Rd for first time ever

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Tie No. 8Atherstone Town Community ClubWhitchurch Alport
League StatusMidland Football League 1Midland Football League Premier
Step65
Best Vase RunQUARTER FINALSRound 3
FA Vase FormSecond time in 3rd Rd in last 3 yearsFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in sixth campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 9Coventry SphinxCoventry United
League StatusUnited Counties League Premier SouthUnited Counties League Premier South
Step55
Best Vase RunQUARTER FINALSRound 4
FA Vase FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 14 years agoTwice went past 3rd Rd in 6 campaigns
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsFirst ever all ‘Coventry’ FA Vase tie

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Tie No. 10Prestwich HeysHarborough Town
League StatusNorthwest Counties League PremierUnited Counties League Premier South
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in 14th campaignFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in 11th campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsWinner guaranteed to be in 4th Rd for first time ever

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Tie No. 11Highgate UnitedCongleton Town
League StatusMidland Football League PremierNorthwest Counties League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 5
FA Vase FormSecond time appearing in Rd 3 in 33rd campaignEqualled best Vase run just last season
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 12Walsall WoodAnstey Nomads
League StatusMidland Football League PremierUnited Counties League Premier North
Step55
Best Vase RunSEMI-FINALSRound 5
FA Vase FormSet best Vase run just last seasonEqualled best Vase run just last season
NotesWon 5-4 on pens after 0-0 draw just last year

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Tie No. 13Whittlesey AthleticNewport Pagnell Town
League StatusEastern Counties League 1 NorthUnited Counties League Premier South
Step65
Best Vase RunRound 3QUARTER FINALS
FA Vase FormFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in second campaignTwice went beyond 3rd Rd in last five years
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings

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Tie No. 14Tring AthleticSaffron Walden Town
League StatusSpartan South Midlands League PremierEssex Senior League
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 5Round 5
FA Vase FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 4 years agoLast went beyond 3rd Rd 7 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 15London LionsNew Salamis
League StatusCombined Counties League 1Spartan South Midlands League Premier
Step65
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in ninth campaignFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in third campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsWinner guaranteed to be in 4th Rd for first time ever

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Tie No. 16Buckhurst HillWroxham
League StatusEastern Counties League 1 SouthEastern Counties League Premier
Step65
Best Vase RunRound 3RUNNERS-UP
FA Vase FormParticipating in Vase for first timeTwice went beyond 3rd Rd in last 7 campaigns
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 17LakenheathShefford Town and Campton
League StatusEastern Counties League PremierSpartan South Midlands League 1
Step56
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in third campaignParticipating in Vase for first time
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsWinner guaranteed to be in 4th Rd for first time ever

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Tie No. 18Fakenham TownHadley
League StatusEastern Counties League PremierSpartan South Midlands League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 4Round 5
FA Vase FormSet best Vase run just last seasonSet best Vase run just last season
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 19Tunbridge WellsWallingford Town
League StatusSouthern Counties East League PremierCombined Counties League 1
Step56
Best Vase RunRUNNERS-UPRound 3
FA Vase FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 7 years agoSecond time in 3rd Rd and first time for 20 years
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 20GlebeBeckenham Town
League StatusSouthern Counties East League Prem.Combined Counties League Prem. Sth.
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 4Round 4
FA Vase FormJust once gone beyond 3rd Rd in 8 campaignsJust once gone beyond 3rd Rd in 36 campaigns, 41 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsWinner guaranteed to equal best run

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Tie No. 21Abbey RangersAthletic Newham
League StatusCombined Counties League Prem. NorthEssex Senior League
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 5Round 3
FA Vase FormJust once gone beyond 3rd Rd in 6 campaignsFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in third campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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Tie No. 22StansfeldFrimley Green
League StatusSouthern Counties East League 1Combined Counties League Premier South
Step65
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in fifth campaignSecond time appearing in Rd 3, last doing so 13 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsPlaying Sunday afternoon

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Tie No. 23Berks CountyEgham Town
League StatusCombined Counties League 1Combined Counties League Premier North
Step65
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 4
FA Vase FormParticipating in Vase for first timeJust once gone beyond 3rd Rd in 38 campaigns, 37 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsPlaying Sunday afternoon

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Tie No. 24Crawley Down GatwickRaynes Park Vale
League StatusSouthern Combination League Prem.Combined Counties League Prem. South
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 3
FA Vase FormFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in 12th campaignFirst time appearing in Rd 3 in 25th campaign
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsWinner guaranteed to be in 4th Rd for first time ever

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Tie No. 25Littlehampton TownSheppey United
League StatusSouthern Combination League PremierSouthern Counties East League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunSEMI-FINALSRound 3
FA Vase FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 31 years agoSecond time in 3rd Rd in 7th campaign
NotesWon 5-4 on pens after 3-3 draw just last year 

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Tie No. 26Guildford CitySouthall
League StatusCombined Counties League Premier SouthCombined Counties League Premier North
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 4RUNNERS-UP
FA Vase FormJust once gone beyond 3rd Rd, 11 years agoLast went beyond 3rd Rd 5 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsFirst ‘G’ opponents in 33rd campaign

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Tie No. 27New Milton TownKeynsham Town
League StatusWessex League 1Western League Premier
Step65
Best Vase RunQUARTER FINALSRound 5
FA Vase FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 17 years agoLast went beyond 3rd Rd 18 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings

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Tie No. 28Bridgwater UnitedBashley
League StatusWestern League PremierWessex League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 5SEMI-FINALS
FA Vase FormTwice went beyond 3rd Rd in last 7 campaignsLast went beyond 3rd Rd 32 years ago (6 campaigns ago)
NotesWon 3-2 in 2017/18 

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Tie No. 29StreetBrockenhurst
League StatusWestern League PremierWessex League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 5Round 5
FA Vase FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 15 years agoLast went beyond 3rd Rd 16 years ago
Notes Won 5-3 on pens after 2-2 draw just last year

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Tie No. 30Buckland AthleticWellington (Somerset)
League StatusWestern League PremierWestern League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunQUARTER FINALSRound 3
FA Vase FormTwice went beyond 3rd Rd in last 5 campaignsThird time appearing in 3rd Rd, last doing so 12 years ago
NotesWon 7-1 in 2014/15

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Tie No. 31Royal Wootton Bassett TownHamworthy United
League StatusHellenic League PremierWessex League Premier
Step55
Best Vase RunRound 3Round 4
FA Vase FormFirst time appearing in 3rd Rd in 21st campaign,Just once gone beyond 3rd Rd in 23 campaigns
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetingsWinner guaranteed to set or equal best run

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Tie No. 32BrixhamClevedon Town
League StatusSouthwest Peninsula League EastWestern League Premier
Step65
Best Vase RunRound 3QUARTER FINALS
FA Vase FormFirst appearance in 3rd Rd in second campaignLast year went beyond 3rd Rd for first time in seven campaigns
NotesNo previous FA Vase meetings 

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FA Cup 2021/22 2nd Rd Review

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the FA Cup my ‘FA Cup 150’ book provides facts and stats and Top 150 lists for the first 150 years of the competition and can be ordered from this link: https://facupfactfile.co.uk/shop or from Amazon.

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Stat of the Round

21 years after last defeating a Football League club as a non-league side, Yeovil Town extended their record by knocking out their 21st Football League opponent in the FA Cup.

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First time in 3rd Round ever

49th campaign – Harrogate Town

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Equalling best run to 3rd Rd

Barrow FC – 13th time in 111th campaign

Morecambe FC – 5th time in 94th campaign

Boreham Wood – 2nd time in 51st campaign

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First time in 3rd Round in a while

10 years – Swindon Town

8 years – Kidderminster Harriers, Leyton Orient

7 years – Chesterfield FC

5 years – Barrow FC

4 years – Yeovil Town

3 years – AFC Wimbledon

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Into 3rd Rd and long time since last KO before 3rd Rd

5 years – Shrewsbury Town

4 years – Rotherham United

3 years – Bristol Rovers

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First time Knocked Out before 3rd Rd for a while

4 years – Portsmouth FC, Tranmere Rovers

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Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Portsmouth FC 1-2 Harrogate Town

Walsall FC 1-2 Swindon Town

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Biggest Wins of the 2nd Rd

Boreham Wood 4-0 St Albans City

Leyton Orient 4-0 Tranmere Rovers

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Cupsets

Salford City (4) 0-2 Chesterfield FC (5)

Doncaster Rovers (3) 2-3 Mansfield Town (4)

Burton Albion (3) 1-2 Port Vale (4)

Portsmouth FC (3) 1-2 Harrogate Town (4)

Lincoln City (3) 0-1 Hartlepool United (4)

Kidderminster Harriers (6) 2-0 FC Halifax Town

Yeovil Town (5) 1-0 Stevenage FC (4)

Replay

Barrow FC (4) 2-0 Ipswich Town (3)

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Hat-tricks and more

None

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Miscellaneous

It’s the first time that Charlton Athletic have won two FA Cup games in the same season for eight years.

FA Cup 2021/22 – 2nd Rd ‘Proper’ tie-by-tie preview

The 150th anniversary of the FA Cup continues on Friday 3rd December with the 2nd Round ‘Proper’, and over that weekend 40 clubs, from Level 3 to Level 7 in the football pyramid, will battle it out for a place in the 3rd Round and the potential meeting with a Premier league side.

To commemorate this significant anniversary my highly rated ‘FA Cup 150’ book provides facts and stats and Top 150 lists for the first 150 years of the FA Cup and can be ordered from this link: https://facupfactfile.co.uk/shop or from Amazon.

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The Twenty FA Cup 2nd Round ‘Proper’ Ties

Tie No. 1Yeovil TownStevenage
League StatusNational LeagueEFL 2
Level54
Best Cup RunRound 5Round 5
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 2nd Rd 4 years agoMade 3rd Rd twice in last 4 years
NotesWon 1-0 in 2015/16. Hold record for most League clubs knocked out when a non-league side.KO: Saturday 5.30pm (BBC 2)
Tie No. 2Bristol RoversSutton United
League StatusEFL2EFL2
Level44
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSRound 5
FA Cup FormLooking to make 3rd Rd for third successive seasonLast went beyond 2nd Rd 5 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings. KO: Saturday 3.0pmParticipating in FA Cup for 100th time
Tie No. 3Burton AlbionPort Vale
League StatusEFL 1EFL 2
Level34
Best Cup RunRound 4SEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormThree times reached 3rd Rd in last 5 yearsTwice reached 3rd Rd in last 5 years
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 4BuxtonMorecambe
League StatusNorthern Premier League PremierEFL 1
Level73
Best Cup RunRound 3Round 3
FA Cup FormJust once made 3rd Rd in 110 campaigns, 70 years agoEqualled best run to 3rd Rd last season for 4th time in 93 campaigns
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings. Winner guaranteed to equal best runKO: Saturday 12.45pm (BBC 1)
Tie No. 5Lincoln CityHartlepool United
League StatusEFL 1EFL 2
Level34
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSRound 4
FA Cup FormTwice reached 3rd Rd in last 5 yrsOnce reached 3rd Rd in last 5 yrs
NotesWon 1-0 in 1963/64 1st Rd & Won 1-0 in 1974/75 2nd Rd replayWon 3-0 in 1982/83 & Won 3-0 in 2004/05 KO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 6AFC WimbledonCheltenham Town
League StatusEFL 1EFL 1
Level33
Best Cup RunRound 5Round 5
FA Cup FormThree times reached 3rd Rd in last 5 yearsLast season made 3rd Rd for first time in 8 years
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 7Colchester UnitedWigan Athletic
League StatusEFL 2EFL 1
Level43
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast reached 3rd Rd 6 years agoLast won two ties in same season 4 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Sunday 12.30pm
Tie No. 8Leyton OrientTranmere Rovers
League StatusEFL 2EFL 2
Level44
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormLast reached 3rd Rd 8 years agoLooking to make 3rd Rd for 4th successive year
NotesWon 4-1 in 1953/54 replayWon 1-0 in 2009/10 replay. KO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 9Cambridge UnitedExeter City
League StatusEFL 1EFL 2
Level34
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSRound 5
FA Cup FormLast reached 3rd Rd 5 years agoThree times made 3rd Rd in last 7 years
NotesWon 2-0 in 1986/87 replay & Won 2-1 in 1990/91 Won 1-0 in 2019/20 replay. KO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 10Doncaster RoversMansfield Town
League StatusEFL 1EFL 2
Level34
Best Cup RunRound 5QUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormMade 3rd Rd 3 times in last 4 yearsMade 3rd Rd twice in last 4 years
NotesWon 3-2 in 1924/25, Won 1-0 in 1949/50, Won 1-0 in 1981/82 & Won 2-0 in 2006/07 replayWon 2-1 in 1979/80, Won 3-0 in 1983/84 & Won 4-2 in 1995/96. KO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 11WalsallSwindon Town
League StatusEFL 2EFL 2
Level44
Best Cup RunRound 5SEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormMade 3rd Rd just once in last 5 yearsLast reached 3rd Rd 10 years ago
NotesWon 3-2 in 1959/60KO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 12Rotherham UnitedStockport County
League StatusEFL 1National League
Level35
Best Cup RunRound 5Round 5
FA Cup FormTrying to be in Rd 3 4 yrs runningLast year made 3rd Rd for first time in 14 yrs
NotesWon 1-0 in 1990/91. KO: Saturday 3.0pmWon 1-0 in 1972/73 & Won 2-1 in 1993/94
Tie No. 13GatesheadCharlton Athletic
League StatusNational League NorthEFL 1
Level63
Best Cup RunRound 3WINNERS
FA Cup FormJust once made 3rd Rd in 43 previous campaigns, 7 years agoLast won more than 1 match in same FA cup campaign 8 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Friday 7.45pm (ITV 4)
Tie No. 14Boreham WoodSt Albans City
League StatusNational LeagueNational League South
Level56
Best Cup RunRound 3Round 2
FA Cup FormLast year made 3rd Rd for 1st time in 50th campaignFirst time appearing in 2nd Rd for 25 years
NotesWon 3-1 in 2017/18 4th Qualifying Rd. Guarantees a Non-League club in 3rd RdKO: Monday 7.45pm (ITV 4)
Tie No. 15Kidderminster HarriersFC Halifax Town
League StatusNational League NorthNational League
Level65
Best Cup RunRound 5Round 2
FA Cup FormLast made 3rd Rd 8 years agoThird time in 2nd Rd in 14th campaign
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings. Guarantees a Non-League club in 3rd RdKO: Sunday 4.0pm
Tie No. 16Carlisle UnitedShrewsbury Town
League StatusEFL 2EFL 1
Level43
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormTwice made 3rd Rd in last 4 yearsLooking to make 3rd Rd for 5th successive season
NotesKO: Saturday 3.0pmWon 4-3 n 1965/66 2nd Replay
Tie No. 17Salford CityChesterfield
League StatusEFL 2National League
Level45
Best Cup RunRound 2SEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormEqualled best Cup run last season in 31st campaignLast made 3rd Rd 7 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Sunday 5.15pm (ITV 4)
Tie No. 18RochdalePlymouth Argyle
League StatusEFL 2EFL 1
Level43
Best Cup RunRound 5SEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormFive times made 3rd Rd in last 8 yearsThree times made 3rd Rd in last 8 years
NotesKO: Sunday 12.15pm (ITV)Won 2-0 in 1920/21
Tie No. 19Ipswich TownBarrow
League StatusEFL 1EFL 2
Level34
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 3
FA Cup FormLast won more than one FA Cup game in same campaign 15 years agoLast made 3rd Rd 5 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 20PortsmouthHarrogate Town
League StatusEFL 1EFL 2
Level34
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 2
FA Cup FormLooking to make 3rd Rd for 4th successive seasonEqualled best Cup run last season in 48th campaign
NotesWon 2-1 in 2019/20KO: Saturday 3.0pm