The Two Unfortunates search for a decent public house in the wilds of North West London on their way to see Brentford take on Boreham Wood, Borehamwood or The Wood*. *delete as applicable
Here are the numbers for tomorrow’s draw for the 1st Round of the FA Cup. The draw will be broadcast live on ITV, starting at 1.30pm. 1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 3 AFC WIMBLEDON 4 ALDERSHOT TOWN 5 BARNET 6 BRADFORD CITY 7 BRENTFORD 8 BRISTOL ROVERS 9 BURTON ALBION 10 BURY 11 CARLISLE UNITED 12 CHELTENHAM TOWN 13 CHESTERFIELD 14 COLCHESTER UNITED 15 COVENTRY CITY 16 CRAWLEY TOWN 17 CREWE ALEXANDRA 18 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 19 DONCASTER ROVERS 20 EXETER CITY 21 FLEETWOOD TOWN 22 GILLINGHAM 23 HARTLEPOOL UNITED 24 LEYTON ORIENT 25 MILTON KEYNES DONS 26 MORECAMBE 27 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 28 NOTTS COUNTY 29 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 30 OXFORD UNITED 31 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 32 PORT VALE 33 PORTSMOUTH 34 PRESTON NORTH END 35 ROCHDALE 36 ROTHERHAM UNITED 37 SCUNTHORPE UNITED 38 SHEFFIELD UNITED 39 SHREWSBURY TOWN 40 SOUTHEND UNITED 41 STEVENAGE 42 SWINDON TOWN 43 TORQUAY UNITED 44 TRANMERE ROVERS 45 WALSALL 46 WYCOMBE WANDERERS 47 YEOVIL TOWN 48 YORK CITY 49 ALFRETON TOWN 50 HYDE OR HARROGATE TOWN 51 HEREFORD UNITED 52 BARROW 53 GUISELEY 54 KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 55 BRADFORD PARK AVENUE 56 WREXHAM 57 AFC FYLDE OR ILKESTON 58 ALTRINCHAM 59 LINCOLN CITY OR FC HALIFAX TOWN 60 MACCLESFIELD TOWN 61 MANSFIELD TOWN 62 STOCKPORT COUNTY 63 AFC TELFORD UNITED OR NUNEATON TOWN 64 METROPOLITAN POLICE 65 ARLESEY TOWN 66 FOREST GREEN ROVERS OR DARTFORD 67 YATE TOWN OR NEWPORT COUNTY 68 SLOUGH TOWN OR GOSPORT BOROUGH 69 HASTINGS UNITED 70 BROMLEY 71 CHELMSFORD CITY OR EAST THURROCK UNITED 72 HAYES & YEADING UNITED OR BOREHAM WOOD 73 CAMBRIDGE CITY 74 BISHOP’S STORTFORD 75 BRAINTREE TOWN 76 DORCHESTER TOWN OR BURY TOWN 77 LUTON TOWN 78 GLOUCESTER CITY 79 HENDON 80 EBBSFLEET UNITED
Bath 1-3 Daggers: A rant about the offside rule. A pig, not as annoying as Chelsea. A perma-tanned old midfielder. And when he says ‘rant over’, it’s not true … Simon Field at Twerton Park.
Blyth Spartans 0-2 Gateshead. Conference high flyers make light of their North East rivals, Jon Shaw tormentor in chief. Andy Hudson at Croft Park.
Brentford 1-0 Basingstoke Town: “… Ron Noades was self-appointed manager of the team, which sounds even more ridiculous as I write this than it seemed at the time …”
FA Cup stalemate at Oakside. Redbridge 0-0 Oxford City. The Cup’s lowest-ranked remaining side live to fight another day. And they nearly nicked it.
1977/78: Jackie Marks, Blyth Spartans coach, interviewed at St James’ Park after the Blyth .v. Wrexham game by Match of the Day:
“I don’t think we’re going to win it [the FA Cup], although I’m not sure yet” – Redbridge Gaffer Terry Spillane. He’s the chirpiest nervous manager we’ve spoken to.
It’s 1977 and Ken Teasdale is about to witness one of the most exciting FA Cup runs a non league side has ever seen. They were robbed too. Andy Hudson listens on tenterhooks.
Woking 2 Brighton 2 aet
After a valiant effort from the Blue Square South side, Brighton won easily on pens when Woking missed every single penalty. Gus manages, Taricco off, flares, bring back terracing, homophobia, fish and chips and Snubbs pitchside …
Hayes fail to produce the required cup upset as Gareth Ainsworth’s injury time winner puts Wycombe into the next round.
A quick review of and comment about the non-league clubs in FA Cup action this weekend. Harrow Boro’, FCUM, Dover, Swindon Supermarine and Tamworth.
Fleetwood Town were left ruing missed chances after a 1-1 draw with ten-man Walsall at Highbury and the Conference Premier outfit should have sent the struggling League One club crashing out of the cup.
Karma Bites Back As Gills Crushed By Dover.
We love a good cup shock and they were a little short in Round 1. Gills365 man Simon Head puts his misery to one side to give us the gory details.
The Gills might be staring down the barrel of a Gooner powered Dover gun in this weekend’s FA Cup Dover shaped gun. But is that the least of their worried? Presenter of the Football Pubcast and editor of indie Gillingham website Gills365, Simon Head, gets frank.
The Not Real bit of the FA Cup hove in to view and we watched with interest. Fat Boy Slim and Hells Bells did the honours … shame they didn’t choose some non-league legends, ho-hum. Vampire Jim cheesed up the ante and it flew past in a second. Here are the ties that interest us, where to go is now the big question. If Carshalton pull off the unexpected, our taste buds and bar billiard buds are duty bound to return. Corby Town .v. Luton Town Harrow Borough .v. Chesterfield Notts County .v. Gateshead Southport .v. Sheffield Wednesday Havant & Waterlooville .v. Droylesden Hayes & Yeading .v. Wycombe Wanderers Dagenham & Redbridge .v. Leyton Orient AFC Wimbledon .v. Ebbsfleet Lincoln City .v. Workington or Nuneaton Town Hereford United .v. Hythe Town Carshalton or Chelmsford .v. Hendon or Met Police Swindonw Supermarine or Bath City .v. Eastwood Town Gillingham .v. Farnborough or Dover Tamworth or Grimsby Town .v. Crewe Guiseley .v. Crawley Town Brighton .v. Woking Rochdale .v. FC United of Manchester or Barrow Carlisle United .v. Sheffield or Tipton Town Leiston or Dartford .v. Port Vale Forest Green Rovers .v. Northampton Town Fleetwood Town .v. Walsall Hartlepool United .v. Vauxhall Motors Full fixtures and results at the FA website and highlights and reviews of previous rounds on the itv FA Cup website
Four pubs, seven goals, 70 stewards and a handful of fans. Brentford racked up five goals, two for Charlie MacDonald, two for Myles Weston while Graeme Armstrong notched twice for Gateshead.
A bit late with this one so apologies, been a very busy week. A comfortable win for Cambridge in truth and we got a few glimpses of potential future stars. Chris Holroyd and Jai Reason for Cambridge and Sam Duncum for Ilkeston.
Terry Brown took his Wombles to The New Den on Monday to take on League One high-fliers Millwall in the First Round.
Thanks to our little chat with Ashy earlier in the week and the few League two sides dumped out of the cup on Saturday, we were rather looking forward to this.