The Giant Killers







Honourable Mentions

1874 Northwich 1-0 North Ferriby United

Second Qualifying Round

Sunday September 17th 2017

Att: 439

Scorer: {Penistone} Kyle Dixon {o.g. 63}

Despite the 1874 title, the ninth tier club had been formed only five years earlier by disgruntled fans of Northwich Victoria. Now in 2017, not only was the fan owned club now battling with the club they'd split from in the same division but had also sent them packing in a local derby Extra Preliminary Round replay. Two further replayed ties followed before they were drawn against level six strugglers, North Ferriby. The visitors were propping up the National League Northern section just months after their relegation from the National League and that primed them for a cupset. On the day they were architects of their own doom with a second half own goal sealing North Ferriby's demise. It proved to be the only one of their five ties that didn't require a replay as they lost on penalties in the next round. This victory for 1874 was the only tie in the qualifiers to see a side overcome a three division deficit.