Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round – Tuesday, September 1
Brantham Athletic 1-1 Benfleet
Ben Foord made history by scoring Benfllets first-ever FA Cup goal to cancel out Tom Watkins’ opener for Brantham. Unfortunately for the Olympian Leaguers, it was the home side who held their nerve during the resulting penalty shootout to prevail 3-2.
Hullbridge Sports 0-2 Hadley
Essex Senior League side, Hadley, provided a cup shock at Lower Road, dispatching their Isthmian League North hosts, Hullbridge Sports thanks to two second-half goals.
Clapton 2-2 Sporting Bengal United
Clapton and Sporting Bengal United shared four goals at the Terence McMillan Stadium, and the drama didn’t end there with Sporting winning the resulting penalty shootout 6-5.
Cockfosters v Stanway Rovers
Ten-man Cockfosters booked a mouthwatering tie with Walthamstow after recovering a 2-1 deficit to see off Stanway Rovers 4-2 in front of an excited crowd at Chalk Lane.
Harlow Town 5-1 Enfield
Harlow Town eased into the Preliminary Round with an emphatic 5-1 success over Enfield at the McCullochs Arena. Adu Gyamfi, Alcock, Bilar, Mackie and an own goal from Taylor ensuring the home sides safe passage.
Hoddesdon Town 1-2 FC Clacton
Clacton will head to Hadley after second-half goals from Mekhi Mckenzie and Charlie Thompson proved sufficient to edge out Hoddesdon Town Wodson Park
Redbridge 0-2 Harpenden Town
Redbridge crashed out against Spartan South Midland League side, Harpenden Town at the Oakside Stadium – Jake Anthony amongst the goals for the visitors
Saffron Walden Town 4-2 Little Oakley
Lewis Francis bagged a hat-trick, and Alfie Hinton added another as Saffron Walden Town won a six-goal thriller with Little Oakley at Catons Lane.
Southend Manor 0-5 Ware
Southend Manor were watched by their biggest home crowd in more than five years, with a limited capacity of 200 turning up at Southchurch Park to see the Seasiders tie with Ware. But Manor proved to be no match for the Hertfordshire outfit who advanced by five goals to nil.
Stansted 3-2 Takeley
Stansted edged out local rivals Takeley by three goals to two in a thrilling tie at Hargrave Park – Jack Mitchell netting twice and Ash Siddik also on target for the Airportmen.
Walthamstow 3-2 London Lions
Another capacity crowd were present, this time at Kitchener Road to see Walthamstow twice come from behind to knock out London Lions – Osei and Scully and Dash all on target for Stow.