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THE EMIRATES FA CUP First Round Qualifying

Tuesday 22nd September

Barking v Dunstable Town

Grays Athletic v Potton United (Wednesday 23rd September)

Leighton Town v Mildenhall Town

New Salamis v Brentwood Town (Monday 21st September)

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51 minutes ago, Karen Browne said:

THE EMIRATES FA CUP First Round Qualifying

Tuesday 22nd September

New Salamis v Brentwood Town (Date to be arranged due to Haringey Borough also drawn at home)

Thanks Karen, that's a winnable tie for New Salamis isn't it, you sound surprised that Haringey Borough were drawn at home (to Tunbridge Wells FC), this is the Club's FA Cup record since 2016/17 and and now twelve home draws from the last thirteen ties:

2016-17   PRE   BARKINGSIDE                         H    7-2
          1Q    WITHAM TOWN                         H    0-3
2017-18   PRE   BOWERS & PITSEA                     A    2-0
          1Q    HITCHIN TOWN                        H    1-1
          1Qr   HITCHIN TOWN                        A    1-1 (Haringey won 3-2 on pens)
          2Q    WELLING UNITED                      A    2-1
          3Q    BIDEFORD                            H    4-1
          4Q    HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS                    H    2-4
2018-19   PRE   STANWAY ROVERS                      H    1-0
          1Q    BRENTWOOD TOWN                      A    3-2
          2Q    ERITH TOWN                          H    2-0
          3Q    A F C SUDBURY                       H    2-1
          4Q    POOLE TOWN                          H    2-1
          1     A F C WIMBLEDON                     H    0-1
2019-20   1Q    HERNE BAY                           H    3-0
          2Q    STAINES TOWN                        H    5-0
          3Q    CRAY WANDERERS                      H    1-0
          4Q    YEOVIL TOWN                         H    0-3

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3 hours ago, Karen Browne said:

THE EMIRATES FA CUP First Round Qualifying

Tuesday 22nd September

Barking v Dunstable Town

Grays Athletic v Potton United

Leighton Town v Mildenhall Town

New Salamis v Brentwood Town (Monday 21st September)

It's extremely poor though isn't it, only four SSML Club's making it through to the First Qualifying Round, it must be one of the all time lows

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Who on earth decided on the BBC tv game for the FA Cup First Qualifying Round on Monday 21 September, it's laughable isn't it with New Salamis v Brentwood on the same night at a raucous 'capacity' Coles Park. Who's going to bother turning up at the Len Salmon Stadium where Essex Senior League Hashtag United groundshare with Bowers & Pitsea to watch Isthmian League North Division Soham Town Rangers and create an AEK, Panathinaikos, PAOK and Olympiacos style tv atmosphere:

Billede

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On 17/09/2020 at 21:20, Rhodes said:

Who on earth decided on the BBC tv game for the FA Cup First Qualifying Round on Monday 21 September, it's laughable isn't it with New Salamis v Brentwood on the same night at a raucous 'capacity' Coles Park. Who's going to bother turning up at the Len Salmon Stadium where Essex Senior League Hashtag United groundshare with Bowers & Pitsea to watch Isthmian League North Division Soham Town Rangers and create an AEK, Panathinaikos, PAOK and Olympiacos style tv atmosphere:

Billede

Coles Park was rocking in the last round. Great atmosphere.

 

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I wonder how many SSML Club's will be left standing in the FA Cup after this week's four mouth watering ties:

Monday 21 September – (kick off 7.45pm)

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

New Salamis v Brentwood

Tuesday 22 September – (kick off 7.45pm)

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

Barking v Dunstable Town

Leighton Town v Mildenhall Town https://www.leightontownfc.co.uk/news/fa-cup-tickets-sold-out-2569871.html

Wednesday 23 September – (kick off 7.45pm)

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

Grays Athletic v Potton United

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All of this week's First Qualifying Round ties at a glance, I'm surprised only Bamber Bridge have forfeited, there's surprisingly only three Step 4 v Step 6 ties, New Salamis v Brentwood Town being one of them:

Billede

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17 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Monday 21 September 

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

New Salamis v Brentwood

It's Brentwood Town who have opened the scoring on just nine minutes, they're clearly no mugs and have had chances to make it 2-0:

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New Salamis back in it just before the interval through Denis Mehmet, 1-1 at half time, apparently they are struggling to stay awake at Hashtag United with the score 1-0 to Soham Town Rangers, I can't for the life of me fathom out why that is the tv game this evening:

There goes the whistle for the break. Not the greatest half in terms of quality with both sides struggling to find any rhythm. But one moment of magic has the Greens in front. 

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The two sides were slugging it out as if their lives depended on it and New Salamis had a goal chalked off for a foul however, unfortunately, Brentwood Town have just scored to make it 2-1 with ten minutes plus stoppage time remaining.

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Disappointment for New Salamis, Brentwood Town were a strong side and there were two tiers difference afterall, at least there's still the FA Vase:

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

New Salamis 1 Brentwood Town 2

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On 21/09/2020 at 03:57, Rhodes said:

Tuesday 22 September – (kick off 7.45pm)

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

Barking v Dunstable Town

The match programme for this evening:

http://www.barking-fc.co.uk/programmes/Dunstable.pdf

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On 21/09/2020 at 03:57, Rhodes said:

Tuesday 22 September – (kick off 7.45pm)

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

Leighton Town v Mildenhall Town https://www.leightontownfc.co.uk/news/fa-cup-tickets-sold-out-2569871.html

The match programme for this evening:

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/files.pitchero.com/clubs/3144/SumjrYvyTxlOXJNIE8wB_TT vs Mildenhall.pdf

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Half time scores, Archie McClelland (15 minutes) and Ben Pattie (36 minutes) net for Leighton Town:

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

Barking 3 Dunstable Town 0

Leighton Town 2 Mildenhall Town 0

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Final results, Leighton Town march on:

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

Barking 6 Dunstable Town 1

Leighton Town 4 Mildenhall Town 0

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Not SSML but a very disappointing result last night, and FA Cup exit, for Aylesbury United when their Manager Ben Williams was so confident of a good cup run on Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Non League Show after beating Long Crendon in the last round, I wonder what Ollie will have to say about it on Sunday's show:

http://www.aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk/match/2020-09-22/moneyfields/home/

http://www.aufcforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,2325.0.html

FA Cup 1Q
Aylesbury United 2-2 Moneyfields (3-4 on pens)
@ Chesham United
Admission : £9, programme free download
Attendance : 112


First game for me since January, and headed over to The Meadow to see a club I've never seen play before in the form of Moneyfields - whose club I'd gone past many times on my way to college on the bus back in the 90s.

Easy drive over from Luton, plenty of parking. Well organised outside the ground with names being ticked off a list for track & trace having emailed in advance. Social distancing largely observed inside the ground except for the small but noisy group of Aylesbury supporters who were vocal for much of the game who while small in number were definitely congregated in a group of more than six.

First half was a goalless affair with chances at a premium, but the visitors took the lead from the penalty spot early in the second half. Aylesbury then saw a penalty saved, before equalising five minutes later. Moneyfields regained the lead with 20 to go, before Aylesbury equalised from the spot in the 85th minute, and found time to miss another penalty before the full time whistle blew. So far 4 penalties, 2 scored.

The 50% conversation rate carried on into the shootout, with Moneyfields eventually running out 4-3 winners after 7 penalties each - 18 penalties in total, only 9 scored. Don't think I've ever seen so many penalties saved or missed before.

An enjoyable evening in the end, but nothing that makes me want to go back to being a regular football watcher following my falling out with Hendon 18 months ago.

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14 hours ago, Rhodes said:

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

Barking 6 Dunstable Town 1

A match report, it was always a tough draw for Dunstable Town at Barking who, correct me if I'm wrong, they had only ever met once before in a competitive match and a 2012/13 FA Vase First Round tie, Barking were only reformed in 2006 but had a long history prior to that lifting the Essex Senior Cup as long ago as the 1893/94 campaign: 

https://www.barking-fc.co.uk/BarkingvDunstableTown.html

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On 21/09/2020 at 03:57, Rhodes said:

Wednesday 23 September – (kick off 7.45pm)

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

Grays Athletic v Potton United

All square at the interval, Grays Athletic 1 Potton United 1, Potton United took the lead on 21 minutes through David Etheridge from the penalty spot however Grays Athletic replied on 35 minutes so it's all to play for in an even contest:

Billede

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This evening's teams if you can manage to decipher them:

Billede

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Disappointment for Potton United leaving Leighton Town the only remainiing team in the competition from the SSML:

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

Grays Athletic 3 Potton United 1

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16 hours ago, Rhodes said:

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

Grays Athletic 3 Potton United 1

A groundhopper from another Forum was at this one, do Hoddesdon Town still do 'door wedges' in the Essex Senior League like they used to in the SSML:

Grays Athletic 3 v 1 Potton United - FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
Door Wedge 80 pages £2.00 - Admission £10.00* - Att. 271
* Test and Trace stall outside and despite another download, it appears to be the case that EvenPass and the new dog and bone will never be friends.

Being of a RM17 bias, this was an excellent evening out, but one from a home perspective could have easily have gone very awry as at the thirty minute mark a neutral with little knowledge of the game at our level would have surely been of the opinion that Potton were plying their trade at a much higher level than their opponents.
The visitors were to use a greyhound track euphemism 'quick out of the traps', in fact very quick and were a threat from the opening minutes, quickly creating chances. David Etheridge flashed a drive wide of the far post and then the same player went much closer angling narrowly past the other post. A further surging run from Etheridge was ended by a clumsy nudge by Lewis Clark inside the area resulting in the inevitable pointing towards the penalty mark by the man in black. There was an inevitability that it would be Etheridge given his prior involvement who would take the penalty and he successfully placed past Danny Sambridge. Soon after and it would have been fully deserved for the visitors if they had doubled their lead when Abraham Eze's overhead shot from a narrow angle had not been headed off the line by Clark. The healthy following down from East Bedfordshire were exultant, the constantly on their feet grouping in front of this especially so.
Curiously, after half an hour the threat from the visitors waned and it would not be remiss to say that it almost disappeared, even more a paradox as even the most seasoned of Grays supporters would say that this was hardly a vintage display. Slightly against the run of play when Mitch Hahn's long deep cross from the right saw Ryan Melaugh time his run at the back post to perfection and he nodded in the leveller and from then on the bright lights of Potton's opening play were negated by a turning of a dimmer switch.
The second half was more subdued than the first and it was gradually becoming clearer that there was a difference in levels between the teams. The first of two telling long throws from Hahn was flicked on by Pat Ahern at the near post and Tony Stokes mere inches from the goal line had the simplest of chances to volley into the empty net to give Grays the lead. There was a let off for the hosts soon after when Pyman could not direct his header goalwards but this was the only real chance of the second half when the visitors showed that they were in terms of quality an ordinary South Midlands League team. The hosts assumed a position of largely controlling proceedings and the could have made made progress to the next qualifying round secure but Moroyin Omolabi shot straight at Josh Mollison, however it was only a matter of minutes before progress was ensured, another long throw from Hahn which was only half cleared as far as Omolabi and his exquisitely struck twenty yard drive met with the merest of deflections before beating Mollison for pace and finding the far corner. Overall one of those contests that defied initial expectations and was both intriguing and entertaining.
Evening spent in the always welcome company of Mr Druryszki with us undertaking early preparatory planning for (if we are allowed to) future trips including the possible pinch point of the Second Qualifying round, which if the National League decide not to commence their season at this stage raises several questions about the whether their regional entrants will see it as being viable to actually play.
After a day of sitting on the sofa with w*rk laptop on the lap, the original plan was to healthily undertake the journey between The Riverbank and Parkside in both directions. Regrettably, w*rk related tasks intervened meaning a later than anticipated departure and a train and bus journey on the outward trip. The need to undertake some exercise prevailed for the return and walked taking in the sights of Thurrock in approximately eighty minutes. Indoors at 23.10....

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On 21/09/2020 at 22:49, Rhodes said:

Disappointment for New Salamis, Brentwood Town were a strong side and there were two tiers difference afterall, at least there's still the FA Vase:

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

New Salamis 1 Brentwood Town 2

Match reports, I didn't know three players were dismissed late on and Brentwood finished with nine men:

https://www.newsalamisfcuk.com/news/fa-cup-result-new-salamis-1-2-brentwood-town-fc-2570726.html

http://www.parikiaki.com/2020/09/a-big-thank-you-from-new-salamis-to-the-uk-cypriot-community-for-their-support-during-their-historical-fa-cup-campaign/

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