The Giant Killers

Every F A cup giant killing since 1888

GIANT KILLERS

 

2018

2017.

Honourable Mentions

Penistone Church 3-2 Whitby Town

First Qualifying Round

Saturday September 2nd 2017

Att: 496

Scorers: {Penistone} Tom Brennan {23}, Brett Lovell {45+1}, Andy Ring {90}: {Whitby} Luke Bythway {6}, Tom Brennan {O.G. 25}

When Northern Counties East League, Penistone Church found themselves a goal down and a man down barely a quarter into their home tie with Northern Premier League, Whitby Town it would have been fair to assume the tie was as good as dead. The home side were spending their first season back in the ninth tier after winning promotion via a play-off the previous season but fought their way back twice before securing a last gasp victory. One of three ties that saw sides overcome a two division handicap.

 

BostonTown 2-0 Hednesford Town

First Qualifying Round

Saturday September 2nd 2017

Att: 157

Scorers: {Boston} Fraser Baylis {6},  Simon Ashton {26}

The United Counties League side struck early to build a lead over their Northern Premier League visitors and then withstood a second half push to secure their cupset.

 

Hughmond 3-2 Matlock Town

First Qualifying Round

Saturday September 2nd 2017

Att: 236

Scorers: {Hughmond}:Steve Hole {3}, {12-pen}, {90} {Matlock} Luis Rose {45}, Adam Yates {62}

Hughmond were another side playing at a higher level his season, having won the West Midlands Regional league last year to take a place in the Midlands League and heap more cup misery on the Northern League, this time in the shape of Matlock. Once again the senior club failed to leave the dressing room and found themselves two goals down within the first fifteen minutes but appeared to have saved themselves when drawing level just after the hour mark. For the second time during the day a Northern Premier League side found themselves on the end of a cupset to a goal with virtually the final kick of the game and a hattrick for Steve Hole. 

Porchester 1-0 Dorchester Town

First Qualifying Round

Saturday September 2nd 2017

Att: 291

Scorer: Robbie Evans {85}

Southern League Dorchester were already in poor form before travelling to Wessex League Porchester but still did more than enough to have won this tie before the level nine side produced a stunning late winner.