NON-LEAGUE underdogs give bite back to FA Cup

FA Cup logoSo much has been written about the FA Cup it’s difficult to know where to start but surely the best stages of the competition are unfolding in front of real football fans’ eyes again.

Was anyone who follows non-League football surprised at Lincoln City’s progress in last season’s competition?

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BACK OF THE NET... why non-League football is great

larkhall vs shortwood Midweek non-League football is great isn’t it?

In eight completed South West Peninsula League games this midweek – Tuesday and Wednesday – an amazing 37 goals were scored. Goal ratio: 4.625 per game.

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NON-LEAGUE Holiday derby day for real football fans

larkhall shortwood southern league actionTypically it’s forecast to be cracking-the-edges cricket weather for today’s bank holiday non-League football programme.

Real football fans temperatures were set to soar anyway given the glut of local derbies on offer.

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Plymouth Parkway set Peninsula pace thanks to ace

South West Peninsula League logoPlymouth Parkway beat visiting Newquay AFC 5-1 to make it five wins from five and set the South West Peninsula pace.

Parkway top Peninsula Premier on goal difference from cross-city rivals Plymouth Argyle Reserves who won 4-2 at St Austell to maintain their winning start.

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FA CUP Second qualifying round draw (SW ties)

The Emirates FA Cup logoBath City’s National League South 3-1 home defeat against Oxford City on Tuesday night came ahead of the sides’ FA Cup meeting back at Twerton Park in less than two weeks.

In another stand-out 2QR tie Steve Claridge’s Salisbury FC will host Tim Harris’ National League North Tigers, Gloucester City AFC on Saturday September 17.

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SWPL pacesetters Saltash United target new goals

South West peninsula League logoSaltash United AFC boss Matt Cusack is hoping his Peninsula Premier pacesetters set a new standard when they host St Blazey AFC at Kimberley today (1500ko).

The Ashes are on the verge of setting a new club record seven-match winning SWPL start but Cusack doesn't want to stop there.

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