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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).

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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).

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