FA Cup 17-18 Round One Review

Yesterday saw the first round of the FA Cup take place. As is usual at this stage of the competition, there were several surprise results. Every team were hoping to be able to advance to the second round – which would put them just one match away from a potential match against the likes of Manchester United or Arsenal. Read on for a quick review of the matches that took place.




In arguably the biggest surprise of the round – Boreham Wood knocked out League One’s Blackpool, defeating them 2-1. In another major surprise, Oxford City defeated League Two side Colchester 1-0 away from home. This was the first time in almost fifty years that they have reached this stage. Maidstone United were another surprise winner, romping home 4-2 against a Cheltenham Town side who are currently two divisions above Maidstone. Hereford FC – who are currently in the seventh tier of English football, also made it through and are the lowest ranked team left.


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Teams who recorded heavy wins include Doncaster Rovers, Slough Town, Shrewsbury Town, Stevenage and MK Dons. These sides will be joined in the next round with the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Carlisle United and Luton Town. There are still a few more matches to be played in the first round of the competition today and tomorrow. Each of these sides moves ever closer to a possible glamour tie against a Premiership side. Arsenal are defending champions.


Next up, there is the second round in a few weeks time. 20 sides will advance from this round and join the Premiership and EFL Championship sides in the third round. 64 teams will make it to this stage, where eventually after six rounds, a winner will be found! The FA Cup will be covered on UniEel’s sport section, so be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook account.




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