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

3. Salford City Salford City’s profile has been highlighted recently thanks to their first round giant-killing of Notts County and the documentary following their famous class of ’92 owners. On Friday night, in front of the television cameras once again, the Ammies held League Two strugglers Hartlepool United to a 1-1 draw. The Northern Premier League side would have been fearing the worse after Rhys Oates converted a penalty...

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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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Top 5: Potential FA Cup Second Round Upsets
Dec03

Top 5: Potential FA Cup Second Round Upsets

With sides in the Premier League and Championship only one round away from entering this year’s FA Cup competition, for the sides taking part in the second round over the coming weekend, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Winning could see them secure a lucrative tie home or away against the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, a once-in-a-lifetime chance for many players plying their trade further down the football pyramid....

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