the real fa cup

Match Report

Hebburn 1-0 Linnets

The Northern League marches on in the FA Cup. The intrepid Andy Hudson returns ‘home’ from football trips to Sweden and Scotland to see Hebburn upset Linnets.

FA Cup Warm Up

How to have a free day, not look at porn, go to the wrong station and accidentally go to a game that next week is an FA Cup game. Bromley 1-1 Welling.

Not My Cup Of Tea

An enthusiastic cup’er attempts to show his other half what she’s missing by taking her to Wingate & Finchley. What could possibly go wrong?

A(nother) Kick In The Gornals!

Gornal Athletic return for a record equalling second time in two rounds. This time, words, Music and Pictures courtesy of our favourite groundhopper, Graham Yapp at Modus Hopper Random.


Bobby Moore, broken camera, Fathers For Justice, pointless railway stations and Oxford City 1-1 Didcot Town. Two Unfortunates’ Rob Langham takes one for the team.

Chertsey 4 Lewes 1

We’ve been to Chertsey before, Lewes hadn’t and neither had the Lewes Lunatic Fringe, nor had The Ball Is Round’s Stuart Fuller. Chertsey 4 Lewes 1.

A Kick In The Gornals

Gornal Athletic 4-3 Rugby Town. FA Cup Preliminary Round Replay. The lure of the FA Cup works it’s magic on a new victim. Steve Scott gets sucked in by Gornal Athletic.

Finding Horley

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.

Kerrtains For Marske

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.

Paulton 1 – 2 Clevedon

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.

Musselmen Cling To Victory

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.

The Good The Badshot The Ugly

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.

Non League Day
Bobby Robson Foundation