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Good luck to all the SSML Club's in action in the FA Cup Preliminary Round this weekend:

Saturday 21 August – (all kick off 3.00pm)
FA Cup Preliminary Round
Arlesey Town v Bugbrooke St Michaels
Bishop’s Cleeve v Tring Athletic
Brentwood Town v Leighton Town
Broadfields United v Reading City
Harefield United v Binfield
Oxhey Jets v Didcot Town
Risborough Rangers v Ascot United
Royal Wootton Bassett Town v Ardley United
Saffron Walden Town v Hadley
Tuffley Rovers v Flackwell Heath

Sunday 22 August – (kick off 3.00pm)
FA Cup Preliminary Round
Baldock Town v Grays Athletic

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16 hours ago, Rhodes said:

FA Cup Preliminary Round
Brentwood Town v Leighton Town

I wonder whether Leighton Town can do another 'smash and grab' like they did at Clacton in the last round with a 65th minute goal from, who else, Danny Webb: 

May be an image of text that says "Emirates FACUP 150 YEARS PRELIMINARY ROUND BRENTWOOD TOWN vS LEIGHTON TOWN SATURDAY 21ST AUGUST, 3PM KO"

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8 hours ago, Karen Browne said:

Change of Fixture

Arlesey Town v March Town United

I expect Arlesey Town don't know whether they are coming or going especially their programme editor Duncan Field:

March Town United FC are pleased to announce that following the unfortunate withdrawal of Bugbrooke St Michaels FC from the Emirates FA Cup we have been reinstated into the competition. March Town United FC shall now play away to Arlesey Town FC in the Preliminary Round with this match to be played on Saturday 21 August 2021, subject to appeal.

March Town United FC, THE HARES RETURN TO THE FA CUP

Bugbrooke St. Michaels FC, CLUB STATEMENT - FA CHARGES (bugbrookesmfc.co.uk)

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Arlesey Town game postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday 24 August (opponents to be confirmed after appeal hearing on Monday)

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You have to have huge sympathy with Arlesey Town in all of this and particularly their beleaguered programme editor Duncan Field who had already produced his usual mastepiece for tomorrow:

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This is a good guide to all the Preliminary Round ties taking place this weekend, other than Arlesey Town's tie there doesn't appear to be any others off due to Covid for example, West Allotment Celtic, Bootle, Higham Town and Walton & Hersham were winners this evening:

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On 18/08/2021 at 17:50, Rhodes said:

Saturday 21 August 
FA Cup Preliminary Round
Tuffley Rovers v Flackwell Heath

Anybody attending this one tomorrow, do not head to Glevem Park as misleadingly stated on Full Time, the tie is being played at The Meadow, home of Brimscombe & Thrupp FC, here is the match programme:

20210821-Flackwell-Heath-FA-Cup-PR.pdf (tuffleyroversfc.co.uk)

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The laughable Preliminary Round prize money:

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On 18/08/2021 at 17:50, Rhodes said:

Saturday 21 August
FA Cup Preliminary Round
Risborough Rangers v Ascot United

The excellent match programme:

files.pitchero.com/clubs/64064/jAsA2vuASHlRLK8NtjBI_Ascot+United+FAC+P+21+8+21.pdf

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On 18/08/2021 at 17:50, Rhodes said:

Saturday 21 August 
FA Cup Preliminary Round
Royal Wootton Bassett Town v Ardley United

This will be a tough call for Ardley United won't it:

Billede

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On 18/08/2021 at 17:50, Rhodes said:

Saturday 21 August 
FA Cup Preliminary Round
Broadfields United v Reading City

This looks an intriguing affair doesn't it:

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On 18/08/2021 at 17:50, Rhodes said:

Saturday 21 August 
FA Cup Preliminary Round
Bishop’s Cleeve v Tring Athletic

The decent match programme:

files.pitchero.com/clubs/14541/9Da5FqVaTTmbUDCgsW5R_Prog+21-22+FA+Cup+Tring.pdf

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On 18/08/2021 at 17:50, Rhodes said:

Saturday 21 August 
FA Cup Preliminary Round
Oxhey Jets v Didcot Town

This certainly won't be a walk in the park for Oxhey Jets against step four opposition:

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3 hours ago, Rhodes said:

This is the game I’m off to today. It should be a good game, as both sides play good football. Risborough Rangers is a great club, and I have always seen a good game there.

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This afternoon's 'mixed' results, disappointment for Tring Athletic and Leighton Town. Guess who scored Oxhey Jets winning goal:

Saturday 21 August 
FA Cup Preliminary Round 
Arlesey Town 
P Bugbrooke St Michaels/March Town United
Bishop’s Cleeve 2 Tring Athletic 0
Brentwood Town 1 Leighton Town 0
Broadfields United 0 Reading City 0 (after 90 mins, replay)
Harefield United 2 Binfield 1
Oxhey Jets 1 Didcot Town 0
Risborough Rangers 1 Ascot United 1 (after 90 mins, replay)
Royal Wootton Bassett Town 2 Ardley United 2 (after 90 mins, replay)
Saffron Walden Town 0 Hadley 4
Tuffley Rovers 2 Flackwell Heath 2 (after 90 mins, replay)

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Why was it such a poor attendance at Broadfields United:

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Preliminary Round

2-0 Bishop’s Cleeve v Tring Athletic Attendance: 126

1-0 Brentwood Town v Leighton Town Attendance: 198

0-0 Broadfields United v Reading City Attendance: 38

2-1 Harefield United v Binfield Attendance: 125

1-0 Oxhey Jets v Didcot Town Attendance: 87

1-1 Risborough Rangers v Ascot United Attendance: 165

2-2 Royal Wootton Bassett Town v Ardley United Attendance: 129

0-4 Saffron Walden Town v Hadley Attendance: 280

2-2 Tuffley Rovers v Flackwell Heath Attendance: 78

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8 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Preliminary Round

2-0 Bishop’s Cleeve v Tring Athletic Attendance: 126

The usual bun fight on another Forum to be the first to get their report in. Also, separately, see over 100 photographs:

Phil Britt Photos | Bishops Cleeve v Tring Athletic FA Cup Preliminary Qualifying Round Sat Aug 21st 2021 (zenfolio.com)

FA Cup Preliminary Round
Bishop's Cleeve 2-0 Tring Athletic
Adm £7, Att 126
10th visit to Kayte Lane. The Mitres are moving out to Evesham in a few weeks while they put down a 3G pitch. They could do with a 3G car park.
Deserved victory despite a very unlucky own goal opening the scoring, with an attempted clearance ricocheting back off the head of an unwitting defender.

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What a result for Baldock Town this afternoon against Step 4 opposition, fair play to Grays Athletic boss Jim Cooper in his post match interview and also see the goals from the tie with Owen Robertson and Josh Furness netting for Baldock Town:

FA Cup - Baldock Town 2-1 Grays Athletic - YouTube

Goals Baldock Town v Grays Athletic FC FA Cup Preliminary Round - YouTube

Sunday 22 August 
FA Cup Preliminary Round
Baldock Town 2 Grays Athletic 1

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On 21/08/2021 at 21:57, Rhodes said:

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Preliminary Round

1-1 Risborough Rangers v Ascot United Attendance: 165

It's him I'm afraid, the groundhopper Pineswoodste from another Forum who goes on just a bit, he was at Horsenden Lane yesterday:

The intention was a 2nd attempt to visit Risborough Rangers as last year our trip was aborted at Marylebone Station due to heavy rain when the game was postponed. I wasn’t convinced about going today with heavy rain forecast again. So I drove my dad to Colchester railway station & we purchased a London day ticket & at Marylebone would decide. The rain started while we were at Marylebone but was a bit stop/start so we bought a day return ticket to Princes Risborough. We had a wander to Church Road market which we'll visit for longer in the future.
On arrival at Princes Risborough it was surprisingly dry but there were brief light showers on/off for the remainder of the day. As usual it was cloudy & there was a bit of a breeze at times. Sometimes it even felt mildish. We walked into the small town centre then back to the edge of town ground close to the station as the crow flies.
Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round
Risborough Rangers 1 (59, red 4)
Ascot Utd 1 (55 pen)
KO: 15:00 Att: 175 announced (my h/c was 173) Cost: £7 & Concessions £4 both including A4 sheet folded in half as a programme.
Venue: B.E.P Stadium, Horsenden Lane, Princes Risborough
3 floodlight poles each side. The main side is slightly banked & at the top it’s railed & has a hardstanding path. Part of one half & passing half-way line is the covered stand with a step then 2 rows of red covered seats with a gap on the half-way line. Behind the white walls is the clubhouse & changing rooms. Next to this is a small covered area with a step. The remainder has a low white wall with a car park behind & there’s also floodlit tennis courts. The other 3 sides have red wooden boards & some advert boards & you could argue there’s no h/s due to the near goal just having the cricket pitch where a game was taking place today. In the corner you could see trains close to the station. The other 2 areas have various vegetation & dirt on the paths. Behind the far goal behind the path is a grass area & then a lot of trees which are also down the other side. Also behind the goal to one side is a small wooden bit of cover partially painted red. The other side close to the half-way line has another small covered area partially painted in red with the central area having decking & a wooden bench. This side has vegetation and a stream before the trees. Behind are 2 large industrial units. The ground has a lived in feel to it.
Match: Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division (v) Combined Counties League Premier Division North
Report: ASC player committed a foul (yellow card) but RIS player kicked out (red card). ASC had a free kick & a header went just wide. A shot went wide on 20 mins. On 34 mins RIS had their only effort on goal in the 1st half, a free header from a corner going wide. A couple of minutes later ASC had a shot well saved & the rebound went just over the bar. Shots 1-6. I felt ASC should’ve done a bit more playing against 10 men.
H/t lasted under 17 mins. Even 2nd half as ASC were denied by the gk before being awarded a penalty for handball The gk got hands to the ball but the penalty was hit well & it appeared ASC would go on to win the game. Surprisingly RIS equalised when a corner was headed in & again unmarked. The game became end to end for a while & RIS had a free kick close to the half-way line & the gk scrambled back to push the effort over the bar. On 87 mins RIS had a shot saved. Shots 6-7.
The announcer gave MOTM to the 10 RIS players & really I’d suggest they must be favourites for Tuesday’s replay. ASC surely had their chance today playing against 10 men for virtually all the game.
The sun even made an appearance later in the evening as we made our way home. Seemed a bit strange wearing the mask for the 1st time for quite a while most of the time on the underground.

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Match reports, photographs and YouTube footage where found:

Saturday 21 August
FA Cup Preliminary Round
Arlesey Town P Bugbrooke St Michaels/March Town United
Broadfields United 0 Reading City 0 (after 90 mins, replay Tuesday)
Royal Wootton Bassett Town 2 Ardley United 2 (after 90 mins, replay Tuesday)
Saffron Walden Town 0 Hadley 4
Tuffley Rovers 2 Flackwell Heath 2 (after 90 mins, replay Tuesday)
Sunday 22 August
FA Cup Preliminary Round
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On 24/08/2021 at 00:35, Rhodes said:

Saturday 21 August

FA Cup Preliminary Round
Saffron Walden Town 0 Hadley 4

No match report but over sixty images courtesy of photographer James Simpkins:

Saffron Walden Town V Hadley FC

 

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