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Road to Wembley 17/18: 1st Qualifying Round

We are through the preliminary rounds, and now we get into the proper qualifying rounds. Alright, so it’s not that straightforward a way to number the rounds, but it works, and our FA Cup Reporters continue their individual Roads to Wembley. This time, we have fewer games, but goals galore! Continue reading Road to Wembley 17/18: 1st Qualifying Round

Wembley to Wembley – Hanwell Town v Mildenhall Town

The FA Cup Second Qualifying Round brought us, once again, to West London. After bidding farewell to North Greenford in the last round, Hanwell Town represent their biggest rivals and are only just down the road. The sun beat down on what turned out to be a glorious day – although it doesn’t quite feel right to be wearing sunglasses at a football match – and despite the heavy traffic we negotiated our way into the car park. Hanwell Town, as we discovered, have a long history and were forced to disband in the 1920s by the F.A. for (imagine this) daring to pay their players. Things have certainly moved on since then, but not as far for these sides as for the megabucks in the Premier League. Continue reading Wembley to Wembley – Hanwell Town v Mildenhall Town

Wembley to Wembley – Wembley v North Greenford United

Our journey continued this weekend, without actually going anywhere. Following their 2-1 replay victory over Hillingdon Borough, Wembley entered the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup against North Greenford United. The tie represented the closest derby of the round, with North Greenford making an epic return journey of just under 3 miles, and we returned to the familiar territory of Vale Farm for what we hoped would be an entertaining tie. Continue reading Wembley to Wembley – Wembley v North Greenford United