FA Cup Round-Up: Four non-league clubs in third round draw
Dec08

FA Cup Round-Up: Four non-league clubs in third round draw

Eastleigh are one of four non-league clubs in the FA Cup third round draw, but the only one to have definitely secured a tie in the next stage, after they knocked out Northern Premier League side Stourbridge 2-0. Second half goals from James Constable and Josh Payne secured the Hampshire side’s place in the third round for the first time. Whitehawk could also yet be in the third round for the first time after a late goal secured...

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FA Cup: Player, Team and Goal of the Round
Dec08

FA Cup: Player, Team and Goal of the Round

Player of the Round: Callum Harriott (Colchester United) The U’s narrowly avoided a shock exit at the hands of Altringham in the second round, and that was largely down to crucial goals from the former England Under-19 winger. On loan from Charlton, the wide man initially pulled Colchester back on level terms on 14 minutes with a goal that started with him winning the ball off Robins defender Scott Leather. Harriott then played a neat...

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Top 5: FA Cup second round performances
Dec08

Top 5: FA Cup second round performances

The FA Cup second round took place this weekend as 15 teams from across the country took a step closer to Wembley. Eastleigh from the National League were the only confirmed non-league side to progress, while Salford City, Whitehawk and Grimsby all face replays. Elsewhere, a few other clubs from outside the Football League put in heroic displays but ultimately fell just short. But who were the standout sides of the round? Here are our...

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Top 5: FA Cup second round performances
Dec07

Top 5: FA Cup second round performances

1. Northwich Victoria The lowest ranked side in the second round came within minutes of pulling off a major shock away at League Two high flyers Northampton Town. Jimmy Ball put the visitors ahead before the break with a sweet left-footed volley following a corner. And after the interval Richard Bennett nodded home a second to put Northwich two goals clear. Yet Northampton weren’t out of the tie and replied when Nicky Adams’...

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FA Cup Second Round Preview: Salford eye a second Friday night upset
Dec04

FA Cup Second Round Preview: Salford eye a second Friday night upset

With the nights drawing in, the icy breeze whipping around the stands and the floodlights working overtime, England enters the depths of winter. Alongside the cold weather, the FA Cup takes centre stage through the winter months with the next three rounds all taking place before February. The First Round brought us more of the drama, excitement and bizarre stories that we have come to expect from the famous competition. From a fan...

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Interview: FA Cup hero Jordan Williams determined to fire Northwich Victoria into the third round
Dec04

Interview: FA Cup hero Jordan Williams determined to fire Northwich Victoria into the third round

Ranked as the lowest team remaining in this year’s FA Cup; Evo-Stik First Division North outfit Northwich Victoria are just one step away from reaching the illustrious third round of the competition, where they face the prospect of being drawn against Premier League opposition. The Vics; who defeated fellow non-league side Boreham Wood 2-1 in their first round replay only last month, travel to joint-League Two leaders...

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