FA Cup 17-18 Round Two Review

The second round of the 2017-18 FA Cup is now complete. The final places in the hat for Round Three were up for grabs – and the opportunity to play teams such as Manchester United or Arsenal. This round witnessed several surprises, many goals, and as is customary with the FA Cup – many upsets. Eventually, it was joy for several teams, who advanced to the third round. The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has also been made – details are below.

 

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The second round began last Friday, where in a surprise result, AFC Fylde held League One side Wigan Athletic to a 1-1 draw in front of a boisterous home crowd. Fylde secured a glamour replay courtesy of the draw. There was heartbreak for Oxford City, who after doing so well in Round One, came agonisingly close to a third round berth, only to lose 3-2 away at Notts County. MK Dons ended the run of Maidstone United – thrashing them 4-1 to advance. Boreham Wood were the story of Round One, though came crashing back down to earth, losing 3-0 to Coventry City.

 

However it wasn’t all doom and gloom for the lower-ranked teams. Hereford FC – the lowest ranked team left in the competition, survived by drawing 1-1 with Fleetwood Town – securing a replay. Forest Green Rovers and Exeter City played out an action-packed 3-3 draw in an entertaining clash. Stevenage, Doncaster Rovers and Luton Town were among the big winners in this round. Other winners included Mansfield Town, Wycombe Wanderers and AFC Wimbledon.

 


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For any draws, the replays take place this week. Next up will be Round Three in around a month’s time. 64 teams are left, with the likes of Manchester United and holders Arsenal entering in the third round. The draw has been made – with United against Derby. Man City meanwhile will host Burnley. Arguably the pick of the games appears to be Liverpool against Everton – the Merseyside derby. It promises to be an action-filled round! Join us then for more coverage. 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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