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November 22, 2022

2022-23 FA Cup, 2nd Round Proper: location-map, with fixtures list & current league attendances./+ Biggest upset in the 1st Round: Alvechurch (7th level) defeats Cheltenham Town (3rd level).

Filed under: >2022-23 FA Cup — admin @ 12:27 pm

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2022-23 FA Cup, 2nd Round Proper: location-map, with fixtures list & current league attendances




By Bill Turianski on the 22nd of November 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-2022-23 FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC’s page on the competition…bbc.com/fa-cup.

    Biggest upset in the 2021-22 FA Cup 1st Round: Cheltenham Town 1-2 Alvechurch.

-Sat 5 Nov 2022 The FA Cup – 1st Round: Cheltenham Town 1-2 Alvechurch (bbc.com/sport).
7th-tier side Alvechurch (of Worcestershire) beat League One club Cheltenham Town – a club 4 levels and 96 league-places above them. Alvechurch were the lowest-placed club in the ’22-23 tournament, in 19th place in the Southern League Central. And for that reason, Alvechurch’s 1st round match should have been televised. Alvechurch, who are averaging 315 per game at home, had 1,400 Alvechurch supporters make the 44-mile trip down to Cheltenham’s Whaddon Road in Gloucestershire. Attendance there was 4,406. Alvechurch players say those 1,400 Alvechurch supporters, which made up a bit over 25% of the crowd there, really helped the squad in their upset victory. Alvechurch striker Danny Waldron had a brace, scoring in the 19th minute off a deft bit of footwork (see photos below). Then Waldron scored his 2nd goal in the 50th minute, off a goalmouth scramble from a rebound. Alvechurch gave up a goal a few minutes later, but then hung on for the last 40 minutes or so. Then there was the inevitable pitch invasion. For the 2nd Round, Alvechurch have been drawn to play away to 3rd-tier side Forest Green Rovers, a team that is in the relegation zone and ripe for an upset. So Alvechurch will be going right back to Gloucestershire, with probably even more than fourteen hundred fans in tow. And this time, Alvechurch’s match will be televised.
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Photo and Image credits above – Lye Meadow, screenshot from video uploaded by Around The Ground at youtube.com. -Ian Long, photo from alvechurchfc.club/teams. -Lye Meadow, photo by Topliss at toplissattheturnstiles.com/[Alvechurch FC, May 2021]. -Danny Waldron (Alvechurch) about to score his first goal at Whaddon Road, photo by PA via gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/[live]. -Danny Waldron about to shoot (1st goal), screenshot from video uploaded by The Emirates FA Cup at youtube.com. -Danny Waldron celebrates with teammates after his 2nd goal at Whaddon Road, screenshot from video uploaded by The Emirates FA Cup at youtube.com. -Alvechurch supporters’ pitch invasion at Whaddon Road, photo unattributed at twitter.com/[@NonLeaguePhotos].



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Sources…
Thanks to all, at the links below…
-Blank map of English Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties, by Nilfanion, at File:English metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties 2010.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg.
-Fixtures list: screenshot from bbc.com/fa-cup.
-FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
Attendance figures…
-Worldfootball.net (current average attendances for the 3rd division, the 4th division & the 5th division).
-nonleaguematters.co.uk (current average attendances for the 6th and the 7th levels).

November 1, 2022

2022-23 FA Cup, 1st Round Proper: location-map, with fixtures list & current league attendances./+ A club making its first FA Cup 1st Round appearance: Needham Market FC.

Filed under: >2022-23 FA Cup — admin @ 9:24 am

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2022-23 FA Cup, 1st Round Proper: location-map, with fixtures list & current league attendances



By Bill Turianski on the 1st of November 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-2022-23 FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC’s page on the competition…bbc.com/fa-cup.
-FA Cup 2022-23 1st Round Preview (facupfactfile.wordpress.com).

The FA Cup – the oldest football tournament in the world – begins its 142nd edition on Friday the 4th of November 2022. Of the 40 matches to be played in the First Round Proper, there are: 2 games on Friday the 4th, 33 games on Saturday the 5th, 4 games on Sunday the 6th, and 1 game on Monday the 7th. Televised matches are (with clubs’ league-levels noted)…Friday: Hereford (6) v Portsmouth (3); Saturday: South Shields (7) v Forest Green Rovers (3); Sunday [early]: Wrexham (5) v Oldham Athletic (5), and Sunday [late]: Torquay United (5) v Derby County (3); Monday: Bracknell Town (7) v Ipswich Town (3).

A club making its first FA Cup 1st Round appearance: Needham Market FC.
-Luke Ingram’s strike seals Needham Market a 1-0 victory over National League Maidstone United and a place in the FA Cup first round (by Alex Moss on 15 Oct 2022 at suffolknews.co.uk).

The town of Needham Market is located in Suffolk, 9 miles (14 km) (by road) NW of Ipswich. And Needham Market is located, by road, 89 miles (143 km) NE of central London. Needham Market serves somewhat as a bedroom community of Ipswich (Ipswich is the 38th-largest urban area in the UK). Needham Market FC are called the Marketmen, and wear red-with-black. Needham Market have been in the 7th tier since 2015, when they won the Isthmian North. After 3 seasons in the Isthmian Premier, the club migrated over in 2018 to the then-expanded Southern League, into the new Southern Premier Division Central. Needham Market finished in 11th place in 2018-19, and following the two abandoned seasons due to Covid, Needham Market finished in 12th place in 2021-22. Currently [1 Nov 2022], Needham Market are in 8th place in the Southern D1 Central (with a couple games in hand), and are averaging 240 per game at their ground, Bloomfields.

Needham Market are managed by Kevin Horlock (age 49), a former midfielder who made 491 appearances, including with Swindon Town and with Manchester City in the Premier League (in 1993-94 and in 2000-01, respectively). (See photo and caption below.) The latter part of Horlock’s playing career included stints with West Ham and with Ipswich Town, and he finished with then-9th-tier side Needham Market, in 2008. Joining the Needham Market coaching staff, Horlock became assistant manager in 2010; he also set up the club’s academy. Horlock was then hired as manager of Kent-based Chatham Town (2015-16). Horlock was then was hired as manager of Suffolk-based Maldon & Tiptree (2016-18), before being re-hired back at Needham Market, in February 2020, this time as their manager.

To make it to the 2022-23 FA Cup 1st Round, Needham Market beat 4 teams: 7th-tier Suffolk-based Leiston (2-0, at home in front of 271); 9th-tier Norfolk-based Sheringham (3-1, at home in front of 176); 7th-tier Essex-based Brightlingsea Regent (2-0, at home in front of 308); and 5th-tier, Kent-based Maidstone United (1-0, at home in front of 477). By beating Maidstone United, Needham Market qualified for the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s 103-year history. In Maidstone United, Needham Market beat a club two league-levels and 35 league-places above them. The only goal in that 4th qualifying round match was scored by the longest-serving Needham Market player, FW Luke Ingram, in the 9th minute. MF Jake Dye’s long left-wing cross found Luke Ingram near the right post, and after winning the ball from his marker, Ingram was able to side-foot-volley the ball past the Maidstone keeper and into the net (see screenshot and photos below). Here is the report from the Needham Market FC site, {Ingram Volleys Marketmen To FA Cup History}. Here is a youtube video of the match; the goal can be found at 1:07 on the 5-minute video {Needham Market 1-0 Maidstone United [4th QR FA Cup, 15 Oct 2022]}. In the FA Cup First Round Proper, Needham Market have been drawn to play away to Staffordshire-based Burton Albion, a 3rd-tier side currently in the relegation-zone – so Needham Market could have a chance for an upset.

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Photo and Image credits above – ’22-23 Needham Market jersey, photo from totalfootballdirect.com. Needham Market High Street, photo by Gregg Brown at eadt.co.uk/news. Aerial shot of Bloomfields complex, by John Fielding at flickr.com. -Needham Market manager Kevin Horlock, photo unattributed at dailyadvent.com/gb/news. Panoramic photo of Bloomfield ground, by The Wycombe Wanderer at footygrounds.blogspot.com. Luke Ingram scores winner, 1 screenshot from video uploaded by Stones TV at youtube.com; 2 photos by Ben Pooley via mobile.twitter.com/[@needhammktfc]. Screenshot of Needham Market players celebrating after final whistle, from twitter.com/[@needhammktfc].



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Sources…
Thanks to all, at the links below…
-Blank map of English Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties, by Nilfanion, at File:English metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties 2010.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg.
-Fixtures list: screenshot from bbc.com/fa-cup.
-FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
Attendance figures…
-Soccerway (current average attendances for the 3rd division, the 4th division, the 5th division, and the 6th level).
-nonleaguematters.co.uk (current average attendances for the 7th level).

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