A thoroughly enjoyable – and soggy – day out at one of the country’s finest football grounds.
4th Qualifying Round
The saddest of all the rounds. *Weeps* The boulevard of broken dreams for the real minnows of non league.
Phil Annets Round Up of the FA Cup’s winners and losers in the 4th Qualifying Round. Torquay fail to make the 1st Round for the first time in 86 years!
The professionals are here. The 1st Round ‘Proper’ (as it is laughably monikered) beckons.
Glen Wilson, part of the largest crowd of the round on FA Cup derby day in the garden shed of England.
The Villagers of North Ferriby put up a valiant fight against Skrill Premier Alfreton, says Phil Ascough.
Cambridge scores for Cambridge, Prada finishes with style (c) Andy Lloyd Williams. FA Cup 4th Qualifying.
Leatherhead 2-3 Sutton United. Classic cup tie goes to extra time: banana skin, goals, silly red cards, saves, dubious penalties, chewed fingers and some morons leaving a poised cup tie with five minutes to go. Idiots.
No fewer than nine Hebburn players have their say on the Gateshead game, the FA Cup and the future. And they talked to Andy Hudson, of course.
No Sweet Heaven for Hebburn as Heed Progress: Gateshead 3-0 Hebburn Town. Andy Hudson reflects on some Northern League heads held high.
If, like us, you were out of the country on important state business, you might have missed the last proper round of the FA Cup. If so, here’s a round-up. Oh – and the draw …
Romantic meals; couples coyly catching glances in each other’s eyes; hands brushing. This was Scalinis…
Hebburn Town’s manager Paul Bennett admits to Andy Hudson that Gateshead are likely to win. But they might not …
Hebburn Town Week – Meet The Squad. Andy Hudson gets the skinny on Town’s squad courtesy of midfield dynamo Dean Nicholson.
Hebburn Town are approaching their final few days of preparation before they meet north-east neighbours, and non-league high-flyers, Gateshead in the FA Cup on Saturday. Andy Hudson talks to Hebburn Town keeper Dan Regan.
Alphonse Reyrolle and Hebburn Town – Take one Tyneside town, add a French industrialist, start up a footy team and, hey presto, 99 years later they’re mixing it with the big boys on the verge of FA Cup history.
Gannin’ Away’s Andy Hudson talks to Hebburn’s Dean Nicholson about the FA Cup draw that pitted them against neighbours and Blue Square Bet big boys Gateshead.
Carshalton Athletic will forever wonder what might have been after two stunning goals were not quite enough to beat Chelmsford at a freezing Melbourne Park.
Carshalton Athletic 1 Chelmsford City 1
In a week where modern football’$ headline$ have been dominated by court ca$e$, underhand contract negotiation$, cheating and, quelle $urpri$e, money, we found a pub with a bit of soul and olde worlde warmth and charm …
Modus Hopper Random’s Graham Yapp very kindly offered to write us a match report of the game we wanted to go to but couldn’t get to, Sheffield FC .v. Tipton Town. Here it is!