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David Thompson 10th Nov 2011 - 20:46

FA Cup Opta facts - 11th-13th November

 

Cambridge Utd v Wrexham

 

These two sides have met once before in the FA Cup proper. In January 2000, Cambridge United defeated Wrexham 2-1 away in the fourth round.
Excluding qualifiers, Cambridge have won only one of their last six FA Cup matches.
None of the last 17 FA Cup ties (excl. qualifiers) involving Wrexham have gone to a replay.

Cambridge United have lost only one of their last 16 games in all competitions (W10, D5, L1).
Wrexham are unbeaten in eight games in all competitions, winning six and drawing two.

Newport County v Shrewsbury

 

Newport have lost each of the last four FA Cup first round ties that they have played in.
Shrewsbury Town have lost each of their last five FA Cup first round ties.
These two teams have met in Round One of the FA Cup on one previous occasion - back in 1960/61, Shrewsbury defeated the Welsh side 4-1 at home.
Shrewsbury have kept three successive clean sheets in all competitions.

 

Brentford v Basingstoke

 

Brentford have lost three FA Cup ties against non-league opposition since the turn of the century - losing to Kingstonian, Telford and Barrow.
This will be Basingstoke's sixth appearance in the FA Cup first round proper and they have won three of the last four ties in this round (one via a penalty shootout).

Basingstoke Town have lost just one of their last 14 matches in all competitions, but this came in their last match against Dorchester Town (1-2).
Brentford have conceded only three goals in their last six games in all competitions.
16 different players have scored a goal for Brentford already this season in all competitions, but none of those have netted more than four times.

East Thurrock v Macclesfield

 

Macclesfield have progressed in five of their last six ties against non-league opposition in the FA Cup.

There have been 14 goals scored in the last three FA Cup ties involving Macclesfield.
This will be East Thurrock's first ever match in the FA Cup first round proper.
East Thurrock have not won any of their last six home games in all comps, losing three of those matches.
Just one of Macclesfield's last 10 games has ended in a draw.

 

AFC Totton v Bradford Park Avenue

 

This is AFC Totton's first appearance in the FA Cup first round proper.
This is only Bradford Park Avenue's second appearance in the FA Cup first round in the last 40 years. Bradford PA's other appearance in the first round was back in 2003, when they lost 5-2 at home to Bristol City.

Three of the last four games that AFC Totton have played in all competitions have ended with a 3-2 scoreline.
Bradford Park Avenue have won their last three games in all competitions, scoring exactly two goals in each match.

AFC Wimbledon v Scunthorpe

 

AFC Wimbledon have won just one of their last four FA Cup first round games        .
Scunthorpe have won their last eight FA Cup first round ties.
Scunthorpe have progressed in 17 of their last 19 ties in the FA Cup against lower league opposition.

The Dons' last three games in all competitions have ended in a draw.
Scunthorpe have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions.

 

Alfreton Town v Carlisle

 

Alfreton Town have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight matches in the FA Cup proper (excl. qualifying).
Carlisle have won their last five FA Cup ties against non-league opposition (excl. qualifiers).
The Cumbrian side have lost six of their last eight away games in the FA Cup (excl. qualifiers).

Alfreton Town have won just one of their last 11 games in all competitions, but this solitary victory did come in the FA Cup.
Alfreton have not kept a clean sheet in 15 attempts in all competitions.
Carlisle have lost just one of their last eight matches in all competitions.

Barrow v Rotherham

 

Barrow faced Rotherham United in an FA Cup first round tie back in 1988/89, a game in which they were defeated 3-1 away from home.
Rotherham United have failed to find the net in each of their last three FA Cup matches against non-league opposition.
The Millers have been knocked out of the FA Cup on three of the last four occasions that they have been drawn against non-league opposition, including in both of the last two seasons.
Barrow have won four of their last five games in all competitions.
Adam Boyes has netted five goals in Barrow's last three games combined.
Rotherham's last five games have seen 19 goals scored - an average of 3.8 a match.

 

Blyth Spartans v Gateshead

 

Blyth Spartans have won four of their last five FA Cup proper (excl. qualifiers) matches against fellow non-league clubs.

Gateshead have lost five of their last six FA Cup round one ties.
The Heed have conceded 14 goals in their last four FA Cup proper games (excl. qualifiers).
Gateshead striker Jon Shaw is the current top goalscorer in the Blue Square Premier, with 16 goals.
Blyth have lost only one of their last five home games in all competitions.

Bournemouth v Gillingham

 

This will be the third time that these two sides have met in the FA Cup, with all three meetings coming on the south-coast and both sides winning one of the previous meetings each.
None of the last eight matches between Bournemouth and Gillingham in all competitions have been won by the away side.

In the last occasion that these two sides met in the FA Cup, Gillingham defeated Bournemouth 3-2 away, with now-manager Andy Hessenthaler scoring for the Gills on that day.
The five cup (FL Trophy and Carling Cup) games involving Bournemouth this season have witnessed 26 goals.
Gillingham have scored three penalty kicks in their last two games.
Jo Kuffour has scored five goals in his last five appearances in all competitions.

 

Bradford v Rochdale

The three meetings between the sides in 2009/10 (two league, one Johnstone's Paint Trophy) all ended in away wins.

The only previous FA Cup meeting between the sides came in 1959-60 when City progressed after beating Rochdale 2-1 in a first round replay.

Bradford have been knocked out in the first round in each of the last two FA Cups.

City have lost their last five at home to sides from a higher division in the competition, scoring just one goal in total.

Rochdale have won only one of their last 11 FA Cup matches, and that came in extra time (vs Barnet in 2008).

Rochdale have been knocked out by a side from a lower division in each of the last three editions of the FA Cup.

Bristol Rovers v Corby

This will be the first meeting between the sides, though Corby did face Bristol City in the 1963/64 competition, losing 1-3 at home.

Since reaching the quarter-finals in 2007/08, Bristol Rovers have lost all three of their first round FA Cup games since.

The Pirates were knocked out at this stage last season by a non-league side: Darlington.

Corby have only once beaten an opponent from the league in the FA Cup: 1-0 at Luton in the second round in 1965.

None of the Pirates' last 10 games in all competitions have ended in draws.

 

Bury v Crawley Town

This will be the first meeting between the sides.

Bury are unbeaten in their last seven FA Cup games against sides from a lower division than them, winning the last three.

The Shakers have only lost one of their last 18 FA Cup games against sides from lower divisions at

Gigg Lane.

Last season was Crawley's best-ever performance in the FA Cup, reaching the 5th round before being beaten 1-0 at Manchester United.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in nine games, winning seven of them.

Chelmsford v AFC Telford

Chelmsford beat Telford United (now defunct) 5-0 at home in the second round of the 1972-73 FA Cup.

Last season Chelmsford made it past the first round of the FA Cup for the first time in six attempts since 1986.

11 of Chelmsford's 14 wins in the FA Cup proper have come against other non-league sides.

Telford have won five of their six meetings with other non-league sides in the FA Cup proper.

However the exception was a 0-5 defeat at Chelmsford City in December 1972.

 

Chesterfield v Torquay

 

There have been just two goals scored in the last three meetings between Chesterfield and Torquay combined (both by the Spireites).

None of the last 19 meetings between the sides has ended in an away win.

Since 1997/98, Chesterfield have won just four of their 23 games in the FA Cup: all of them against non-league sides.

The Spireites' last win against another football league side in the FA Cup came in the quarter-final in 1997, when they beat Wrexham to reach the semis: 12 defeats and four draws since.

Chesterfield have not kept a clean sheet at home in the FA Cup since 1997 (11 games since).

Torquay's last five FA Cup matches have finished 1-0 (three wins, two defeats).

The Gulls have conceded only five goals in their last 13 FA Cup games combined.

Torquay have played in the first round of the FA Cup in each of the last six seasons, making it to the second round each time: only Port Vale (eight) are on a longer such run.

Crewe v Colchester

Crewe have won their last seven meetings with Colchester.

The U's are without a win in their last seven trips to Crewe, losing their last five.

Crewe have been eliminated at this stage in each of the last two seasons.

Crewe have been eliminated on the last four occasions that they have faced a side from a higher division in the FA Cup.

Colchester have made it to the third round in the last two seasons, winning all four games to reach that stage.

The U's have only lost two of their last 15 FA Cup games against sides from a lower division.

Colchester have lost their last two games away from home in the FA Cup: 0-7 at Preston and 0-4 at Swansea.

 

Dagenham & Redbridge v Bath City

Dagenham are on a run of seven straight defeats in all competitions.

The 1-0 win at Dover Athletic in FA Cup qualifying is Bath's only away victory in any competition since March 2011.

The Daggers are unbeaten in their last five home games in the FA Cup, winning four and drawing one.

Dagenham have won their last seven games against non-league opponents in the competition proper.

Bath have progressed on the last two occasions that they have played in the first round of the FA Cup proper (2004 and 2009), each time playing away from home.

Bath have won their last six first round proper matches away from home (excluding replays).

Exeter v Walsall

The last four clashes between Exeter and Walsall have ended 2-1, three times in favour of the Grecians.

Daniel Nardiello has scored three goals in the last two meetings between the sides.

Exeter have lost four of their last five FA Cup games.

The Grecians have lost only two of their last 15 FA Cup games at home, however.

Walsall have won only one of their last nine games away from home in the FA Cup.

The Saddlers have failed to score more than once in any of their last nine FA Cup away games.

 

Fleetwood Town v Wycombe

Wycombe have won just one of their last nine games in all competitions (W1 D2 L6).

Fleetwood have won five of their last six games in all competitions, drawing the other.

Fleetwood Town have won only one of their nine matches in the FA Cup proper to date.

Wycombe have won eight of their last nine FA Cup games against non-league sides.

The Chairboys have only kept one clean sheet in their last 12 FA Cup games at Adams Park.

Hartlepool v Stevenage

The sides met for the first time earlier this season in a 2-2 draw at Stevenage.

Hartlepool have lost five of their last seven games in all competitions.

Stevenage are unbeaten in their last five games, winning four and drawing one.

Hartlepool have only been eliminated at the first round stage in one of the last eight editions of the FA Cup.

United have failed to score in three of their last four matches at home in the FA Cup.

Stevenage are unbeaten in their last three FA Cup games away from home in the competition proper.

 

 

Hereford v Yeovil

 

The two sides have met in the FA Cup in two previous seasons (excluding qualifiers - three games in total in 1985 and 1992), with both sides winning a game each and one game drawn.

Indeed, Hereford's 4-2 away win against Yeovil in the FA Cup in 1985 was the first-ever competitive meeting between the two sides.

The Bulls have won just one of their last nine meetings with Yeovil in all competitions.

Hereford have lost just one of their last six games in all competitions.

The Glovers are now without a victory in 10 games in all competitions.

Hereford have lost each of their last three FA Cup meetings with teams from a higher division.

Yeovil won their last FA Cup meeting with a team from a lower division (1-0 v Rushden & Diamonds) but lost the previous three.

Hinckley Utd v Tamworth

 

The two sides have never met before in the FA Cup proper (excl. qualifiers).

Hinckley have played six FA cup games proper (incl. one replay), winning just two and drawing one.

Tamworth, on the other hand, have lost just two of their last nine FA Cup games proper (excl. qualifiers and incl. one replay), winning five and drawing two.

Tamworth have made it past the First Round proper in three of the last six seasons.

Hinckley have only gone beyond the First Round proper twice, in 2001/02 and 2004/05, when they went out in Round Two on both occasions.

Tamworth have lost just one of their last seven games in all competitions, although that defeat did come in their last game, 2-0 v Kidderminster.

 

Leyton Orient v Bromley

 

These two sides have never met before in the FA Cup.

Bromley have enjoyed a victory in just one of their last four games in all competitions, but that win did come in the FA Cup.

Orient have lost just one of their last eight FA Cup games against teams from lower divisions (Incl. two replays), winning five and drawing two.

Bromley have lost each of their last six FA Cup games outside of qualifying.

Orient midfielder Dean Cox has scored four goals in his last four games at Brisbane Road.

The O's are now unbeaten in eight games, winning four and drawing four.

Luton v Northampton

 

Luton have won three of the last four meetings between the two sides (in all competitions).

The two sides have met on two previous occasions in the FA Cup, in 1911 and 1961. Northampton won the first 5-1 (away from home) while Luton won the second, 4-0 at home.

The Hatters have made it past the First Round proper in each of the last four seasons.

The Cobblers have failed to make it to Round Two in only one of their last 11 seasons.

Northampton have lost just one of their last 10 FA Cup games against teams from lower divisions (Incl. replays), winning six and drawing three.

Luton have won just two of their last 12 FA Cup clashes with teams from higher divisions (Incl. replays), drawing four and losing six.

 

MK Dons v Nantwich Town

 

The two sides have never met before in the FA Cup.

This is Nantwich's first ever appearance in the First Round proper.

MK Dons have won just two of their last eight FA games (incl. replays), drawing two and losing four.

MK Dons have won three and drawn one of their previous four games against non-league opposition in the FA Cup and have kept a clean sheet in all four matches.

Excluding penalty shootouts, the Dons are unbeaten in 12 at the Stadium:MK
Nantwich have won 10 and lost just two of their last 13 games in all competitions.

Maidenhead Utd v Aldershot

United have never won a tie in the FA Cup proper, losing all six to date (with one going to a replay).
The Kent based side have only faced league opposition once in the FA Cup, losing 0-5 to Colchester in the first round in 1960/61.
Excluding qualifiers, the Shots have only won two of their last seven FA Cup games against teams from lower divisions, losing four of them.
Aldershot have only been eliminated in the first round once in the last eight seasons they've qualified for it (losing 1-2 to Cambridge United in 2007).
Aldershot and Maidenhead did meet in an FA Cup qualifying game in October 2004. The Shots came away with a 2-1 home win in a season they eventually progressed to the second round of the competition.
None of Aldershot's last 13 games in all competitions have ended in a draw (six wins, seven defeats for the Shots).

 

Notts County v Accrington Stanley

 

County have only lost two of their last 11 FA Cup ties, and have reached at least the fourth round in each of the last two seasons.
The Magpies have only failed to score in one of their last 14 FA Cup games at Meadow Lane.
Lee Hughes has scored in his last two clashes with Accrington Stanley for County.
Stanley have scored exactly one goal in 11 of their last 16 FA Cup away games, but never more than once in a match in that run.
Stanley's last five victories in all competitions have all been by the odd goal, they haven't won by more than one goal since April (3-1 v Barnet).

County are now winless in four games, they haven't gone five without a win in all competitions since April.

Oldham v Burton Albion

Oldham are unbeaten in 16 FA Cup games against lower ranked opposition at Boundary Park, not tasting defeat on their own pitch against a lower ranked side since 1986.
Overall, The Latics have only lost two of their last 19 FA Cup games against teams from lower divisions.

Excluding qualifiers, Burton have only won three of their last 22 FA Cup games against teams from higher divisions.

The sides have been drawn together once before in the FA Cup, in 2002/03. After two 2-2 draws (one being a replay), Oldham progressed on penalties.

Burton have won their last three FA Cup first round games, netting eight goals and conceding two.
Shefki Kuqi has scored five goals in the Latics' last four games combined.

 

Plymouth v Stourbridge

 

Stourbridge have made in through to the first round of the FA Cup for the second time. In 2009/10, they lost 0-1 at home to Walsall at this stage.

The Pilgrims have onlywon one of their last eight FA Cup matches against non-league sides.

Plymouth have only won one of their last seven FA Cup games and are without a goal in three.

Stourbridge have won their last two FA Cup qualifying games 5-0, against Rushall Olympic and Evesham United.
The Pilgrims have only won one of their last 11 games in all competitions at Home Park.

Port Vale v Grimsby

Port Vale and Grimsby have met once before in the FA Cup; Grimsby won 4-0 at Griffin Park in January 1936.

Port Vale's last two meetings with non-league opponents in the FA Cup have seen them draw the first game before winning the replay.
Grimsby have only scored four goals in their last nine FA Cup proper games, and never more than once in a game in this run.

The Mariners have only won one of their last 18 away games in the FA Cup proper, and none of the last 11.

None of the last nine meetings between Port Vale and Grimsby in all competitions have ended in draws, with Vale winning six and Grimsby three.
Vale have lost their last two games at Vale Park without scoring.

 

Preston v Southend

Preston have won their last seven FA Cup first round games, though the Lilywhites haven't appeared at this stage since October 1999.
The Shrimpers have only won one of their last 11 trips to Deepdale in all competitions, a 3-2 league win in April 2007.
Southend have fallen at their first hurdle in the FA Cup in each of the last two seasons.
The Shrimpers have only won one of their last 25 FA Cup games against teams from higher divisions, losing 18 of them.
Southend haven't won away at a team from a higher division in the FA Cup since January 1969, when they won 2-0 at third tier Swindon when they were a fourth division side.
Preston are without a win in normal time in nine games in all competitions (though they have won two games on penalty shootouts in this run).
Southend, on the other hand, have won 11 and drawn one of their last 12 games in all competitions.
Ryan Hall has netted in each of his last four games for the Shrimpers.

Redbridge v Oxford City

Oxford City have only won one previous game in the FA Cup proper, beating then fellow non-league side Cheltenham Town 2-0 in November 1969.
City have already played five FA Cup games this season, winning four and drawing one.
City have kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 games in the FA Cup proper.
Redbridge have appeared in the FA Cup first round twice before, under previous name Ford United, but have never progressed to the second round.
Redbridge have already won five FA Cup games this season, scoring 11 and conceding just one.
Redbridge, of the Isthmian League Division One North, are the lowest-ranked club left in this year's competition (8th tier of English football), though City are just one tier above them in the Southern Football League Premier Division.
Oxford have won their last four games in all competitions, beating fellow FA Cup first rounders Arlesey Town 4-1 in their last league game.

 

Salisbury v Arlesey

Salisbury are appearing in the FA Cup proper for the fourth campaign since 2000 and the first time

since 2009.
The Whites have progressed to the second round of the competition twice before. In the 1960 competition, they knocked out Barnet at this stage before being defeated by Newport County, whilst in 2007 they defeated Fleetwood Town before losing on a replay to Nottingham Forest.
Arlesey are making their debut at this stage of the competition.
Salisbury have lost three of their last four games in all competitions.
Arlesey have only kept one clean sheet in their last 13 games in all competitions.

Sheffield United v Oxford United

The Blades are appearing in the first round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1989, and have progressed in each of the last three seasons they've entered the competition at this stage.
Sheffield United have only lost once to a non-league side since 1911 in the FA Cup, when they lost 0-3 to Altrincham at this stage in 1981.
Danny Wilson's side are without a clean sheet in nine FA Cup games.
Oxford United have only won four of their last 18 games in the FA Cup proper, and three of those victories were against non-league sides.
The U's got the upper hand in the one previous cup game between these sides, beating the Blades 3-1 in the Carling Cup in October 1986.
The Blades have scored and conceded in each of their last eight games in all competitions.

 

Southport v Barnet

Southport have only kept one clean sheet in their last 32 games in the FA Cup proper, and conceded five in their last game at this stage (2-5 v Sheffield Wednesday last season).
The Sandgrounders last made it past round one of the FA Cup in 2002, beating Notts County before being eliminated by Farnborough Town in the second round.
Southport have lost 14 of their last 16 FA Cup games against league opposition.
Barnet have progressed through each of their last three FA Cup ties with teams from lower divisions, and were last defeated by a lower ranked team in 1998 (1-3 at Hednesford Town).
The Bees have failed to score in each of their last three FA Cup games.
Barnet have only won three of their last 11 away games in all competitions.

Sutton United v Kettering

Sutton United haven't won an FA Cup proper game outright since December 1993, but did eliminate Kidderminster at this stage on penalties in November 1995.
The U's have lost their last three FA Cup proper games without troubling the scorers.
Kettering have found the net in each of their last 14 games in the FA Cup proper, but have only kept one clean sheet in their last 13.
The Poppies are appearing in the FA Cup first round for the seventh time since 2000 and have progressed past the first round three times in that spell, last reaching round two in November 2009.
Kettering's last four games in all competitions have seen a total of 17 goals netted.

 

Swindon v Huddersfield

Swindon have lost 10 of their last 13 FA Cup games against teams from higher divisions, winning just two of them.
The Robins have won both previous FA Cup meetings with the Terriers, however, winning 2-1 in the second round in 1913 and 1-0 at this stage in 2002.
The two league meetings between Swindon and Huddersfield last season saw a total of just one goal scored.
The Terriers have only lost one of their last 11 FA Cup games against lower ranked opposition, winning nine of them.
Lee Clark's side have also conceded just one goal in their last five FA Cup games against lower ranked sides combined.
Excluding penalties, Huddersfield have only lost one game all season and that was a 3-5 defeat to Championship side Cardiff (after extra time) in the Carling Cup.

Tranmere v Cheltenham

Tranmere have scored in all but one of their last 15 first round FA Cup games (including replays).
Overall, Rovers have only lost two of their last 16 FA Cup games against teams from lower divisions, winning 11 of them.
Six of the eight previous meetings between Tranmere and Cheltenham (Football League + domestic cup only) have been won by the team playing at home, with the away side winning none of them.
Cheltenham have never eliminated a team from a higher division at this stage of the FA Cup, and have won just three of 35 games overall against higher ranked sides.
The Robins have won eight and lost two of their last nine games in all competitions.

 

FC Halifax v Charlton

Halifax have only won one of their last 12 FA Cup games against higher ranked opposition (excluding qualifying rounds).
The Addicks have only been eliminated at this stage of the competition three times before, with their last defeat being a 0-1 reversal to non-league Northwich in November 2009.
Charlton and Halifax have met six times before in the Football League, with five of the six meetings being won by the side playing at home (one draw).
Charlton have only won five of their last 22 away FA Cup games, though they have only lost one of 13 at non-league opposition (10 wins, two draws).
Halifax have only lost two of their last 20 home games in all competitions.
Bradley Wright-Phillips has netted six goals in his last four games combined.

Morecambe v Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday have only lost once in the first round of the FA Cup since 1923, losing 1-4 at Swindon Town in 2004.
This will be the first-ever competitive meeting between Morecambe and Sheffield Wednesday.
The Owls ended a run of six consecutive seasons in which they'd been knocked out at the first hurdle by progressing to the fifth round of the FA Cup last season.
Wednesday have only lost one of their last 17 FA Cup games against lower ranked opposition.
Four of Morecambe's five FA Cup victories (excluding qualifying) since December 2000 have all been by a score of 2-1.
The Shrimps have only won three of their previous 25 FA Cup games against higher ranked sides, and only one of those victories came at home (2-1 v Cambridge United in 2000).
The Owls have only lost one of their last nine games in all competitions.

 

 

 
 
 

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