Juliet Jacques travels from Horley to Horley, returning for FA Cup football and maybe finding something, among the horribly familiar, she’d never encountered before.
Lingfield 4-1 Fisher FC. FozFest weekend finished with a masterclass of finishing, Fozzy style. Fisher’s slick moves couldn’t get past the Lingfield machine.
More FA Cup! Newcastle Davey got us a Whitley programme signed by two of Bay’s Wembley FA Vase heroes. He could write “Pooooooh” all over this site for all we care but, as it happens, he’s better than that. Whitley Bay 2-0 Marske.
Simon Field on flying Blackberries, the love of squabbling, JeffBridges, unexplained and excitingly long suspensions, Shrek, vomiting and Octonauts & The Giant Squid. Paulton 1-2 Clevedon.
Warren Carter takes a break from allotments and unusual vegetables for a spot of tea with the vicar, a bit of Non League Day and what it can mean to Non League sides. Oh – and he watched Shoreham .v. Lancing in the FA Cup.
Matthew Allard on Beaconsfield SYCOB .v. Northwood, Tommy Nutter, Mr Tackley the defender, Bekonscot Model Village, shouty ref and Fiston Manuella.
Badshot Lea 0 – 1 Chertsey. Clint Eastwood, FA Cup football, Thorpe Park, Cuban Heels, TEA, Spencer Trethewy, 1986 food prices. Some of these things written about by Danny Last of EFW. Apologies for the toe curling headline, that was us not EFW.
Stuart Fuller Says: Back in the summer of 1983 Sir Cliff Richard paid a surprise visit back to Cheshunt where he went to school as plain old Harry Webb. Whilst he was there he took a drive down Theobalds Lane on his way back to give the new M25 a bit of a spin …
Tonight we watched a fairly run-of-the-mill FA Cup replay but realised we’d been sucked in thanks to a lovely big wall.
A trip to a place that is remarkably free of drinking establishments doesn’t seem, on the face of it, an ideal day out for us at The Real FA Cup.
Neither did it for most of the rest of the human race.
It’s FA Cup Prelim weekend. We’re off to Corinth, a nod to Dulwich, a wave at the Charlton Brothers, lighting up the Dynamos, West Ham get a fright and the tale of one club becoming two and heading for a possible FA Cup match up.
Dulwich make heavy weather of pushing Sevenoaks aside to progress into the 1st Qualifying Round.
One of our readers went to Aylesbury to see them take on Tiptree in the FA Cup …
Hamlet miss several chances as Sevenoaks force a replay later in the week.
A Friday night trip to Chertsey saw a narrow victory for the visiting side.
The details of the draw for the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.
Our FA Cup journey starts in Dulwich this season as they take on Broxbourne Borough V&E.