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2017/18 FA Trophy

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Pretty cool competition if you enjoy lower league football. This is the only style of the English game that I absolutely love.

For those that aren't aware, this is a cup competition that includes only teams at levels 5-8 in the English Football Pyramid.

I came across Blyth Spartans during my last tour of England, and love the atmosphere, so I'm currently listening to their match right now in this competition, as they are currently up 1-0 against AFC Telford United.

At the moment, here are the matches:

1st Round
Blyth Spartans 1-0 Telford (24')
Chesham United 0-0 Weston-super-mare (24')

1st Round Replays
Altrincham 0-0 Warrington Town (24')
Brackley Town 0-0 Braintree Town (24')
Heybridge Swifts 2-0 Hampton & Richmond (24')
Boreham Wood 0-0 Dartford (24')

 

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Odd that an American would like the FA Trophy and Blyth Spartans but yes, a more than decent cup competition, this. 

The second round has been drawn already. 

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Was at Wembley when Cambridge won this a few years ago. Good competition for the sides at that level.

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6 hours ago, Smiley Culture said:

Odd that an American would like the FA Trophy and Blyth Spartans but yes, a more than decent cup competition, this. 

The second round has been drawn already. 

I love the passion of lower league football. I have always had a soft spot for teams like York City, Blyth, Bromley, Boston, Luton, etc.

Just so happens that Blyth was playing today.

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1 Ebbsfleet United v Warrington Town or Altrincham
2 Kidderminster Harriers v Stockport County
3 East Thurrock United v Chester
4 Bognor Regis Town v Leyton Orient
5 Braintree Town or Brackley Town v Barrow
6 Chesham United or Weston Super Mare v Workington
7 Billericay Town v Stourbridge
8 FC Halifax Town or Macclesfield Town v Maidenhead United
9 Maidstone United v Hampton & Richmond Borough or Heybridge Swifts
10 Dover Athletic v Marine
11 Gateshead or Guiseley v Dartford or Boreham Wood
12 Wealdstone v Hereford
13 Sutton United v Hendon
14 Blyth Spartans or AFC Telford United v Bromley
15 Spennymore Town or Gainsborough Trinity v Solihull Moors or Tranmere Rovers
16 St Albans City v Harrogate Town

 

If I wasn’t going to West Brom that day, I’d be tempted with Ebbsfleet v Warrington or Altrincham. 

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1 hour ago, Kitchen Sales said:

You've been to Blyth? :oO.o

Actually...yes.

I've been about all over England it feels, but I remember Blyth because we were in Newcastle (They used to be 'my team') and my Dad wanted to see the coast (he's into the nautical life), so we visited a lighthouse over there (St. Martin's? or something), and then went further North and ended up in Blyth. I remember seeing the Blyth Spartans shirt and thinking it look very slick (I was about 15 at the time).

 

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43 minutes ago, Eco said:

Actually...yes.

I've been about all over England it feels, but I remember Blyth because we were in Newcastle (They used to be 'my team') and my Dad wanted to see the coast (he's into the nautical life), so we visited a lighthouse over there (St. Martin's? or something), and then went further North and ended up in Blyth. I remember seeing the Blyth Spartans shirt and thinking it look very slick (I was about 15 at the time).

 

:o

What a small world. St Mary's lighthouse is just along from Blyth. Newcastle uni have a few nautical research places there i think. Everything is offshore wind farms now.

Hope you didn't go into Blyth town centre though xD I can't imagine a tourist there.

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Just now, Kitchen Sales said:

:o

What a small world. St Mary's lighthouse is just along from Blyth. Newcastle uni have a few nautical research places there i think. Everything is offshore wind farms now.

Hope you didn't go into Blyth town centre though xD I can't imagine a tourist there.

Yep - Got to see St. James and then a lighthouse, and finished at Croft Freckin' Park.

Blyth wasn't the most memorable city I went to.... xD

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I love a bit of lower league football. Saw cleavedon town play Chester in the cup about ten years ago. Your right next to the pitch. Great day out

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On 20/12/2017 at 13:11, Eco said:

Yep - Got to see St. James and then a lighthouse, and finished at Croft Freckin' Park.

Blyth wasn't the most memorable city I went to.... xD

Good piss up isn't it?

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2nd Round Replays Currently Being Played

Warrington Town 0-0 Ebbsfleet United
Stockport County 0-0 Kidderminster
Barrow 0-0 Brackley Town
Workington 0-0 Weston-super-Mare
Boreham Wood 1-0 Gateshead
Harrogate Town 1-0 St Albans City

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Stockport County 1-0 Kidderminster

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