Another weekend, another FA Cup tie… the 3rd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup kicked off this weekend, and there were certainly some “cupsets” to mention for our fellow National League South opponents. Here’s a rundown of what went down in this weekend’s action.

There were certainly goals in the south-west, but this time for Torquay United, as they found themselves 5-0 at half time against Hungerford Town, and 5-0 was how it ended. Last weekend’s hosts, Hampton & Richmond found out the hard way that lower league opposition are no pushovers, as they crashed out at Lewes, losing 3-0. And in a second half goalfest, Braintree Town got the better of Brackley Town in an all-6th-tier affair, coming from 2-0 with 20 minutes to go to win 3-2.

There were a number of replays that will be played on Tuesday for NLS sides, with Aveley dropping a 2 goal lead to tie with Hornchurch, Chelmsford City twice being pegged back by Bromsgrove Sporting, and Welling United and Slough Town both being held away from home against Gosport Borough, and Salisbury respectively.

There were also two National League South fixtures played yesterday, with some of the early leavers from the FA Cup continuing their league campaigns. Taunton Town played host to Eastbourne Borough, winning 2-1 to temporarily take top spot off of Bath City (who beat W*ymouth in the FA Cup yesterday), while a Matt McClure double handed Chippenham Town a 2-0 win away to Truro City.

Replays, as mentioned above, will be played on Tuesday 3rd October, with the 4th Qualifying Round draw taking place on Monday 2nd October (not televised), where National League teams will enter the competition.


FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round results (NLS teams in bold)

Aveley 2-2 Hornchurch
Billericay Town 1-0 St Albans City
Braintree Town 3-2 Brackley Town
Bromsgrove Sporting 2-2 Chelmsford City
Dover Athletic 2-1 Haringey Borough
Farnborough 0-1 Weston-super-mare
Gorleston 0-2 Hemel Hempstead Town
Gosport Borough 2-2 Welling United
Lewes 3-0 Hampton & Richmond Borough
Salisbury 0-0 Slough Town
Torquay United 5-0 Hungerford Town
W*ymouth 1-2 Bath City
Winchester City 0-2 Maidstone United
Worthing 2-1 Whitehawk


National League South results – in full

Taunton Town 2-1 Eastbourne Borough
Truro City 0-2 Chippenham Town

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6 months ago

A pedant writes: the Chelmsford v Bromsgrove Sporting replay is on Monday.