Goals galore in FA Cup

Do not talk to Haywards Heath Town about the romance of The FA Cup as they will not have fond memories of this season’s competition after going down 11-0 at Molesey.

The Surrey-based Combined Counties Premier League side were simply too good for their West Sussex County league Division Two opposition.

The FA Cup

Extra Preliminary Round

Saturday 16 August 2014

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And the only team that result might have made smile, aside from Molesey, was Nuneaton Griff as it didn’t make their 10-0 defeat at at Warwickshire rivals Coleshill Town look quite so bad.

Coleshill are a semi-professional club playing in the Midland League Premier Division while Nuneaton are a Division One side – and how the difference showed.

It was 5-0 at half time and there was no letting up after the break as Coleshill doubled their advantage with another five goals.

In a massive day of FA Cup action, there were plenty of other high scoring matches across the country too. 

One that really caught the eye was Cockfosters’ 5-4 victory over Hullbridge Sports, as did Holmer Green in their 4-3 win at Tring Athletic.

Not to be outdone, Shildon hit seven without reply against Crook Town, a feat matched by Barton Town Old Boys against Abbey Hey.

Marske United were 7-1 winners over Billingham Town and London Colney scored six of the best against Woodbridge Town.

And there was to be no fairytale for the youngest manager in FA Cup history as Romsey, under 22-year-old James Phillips, lost 3-1 at home to Fareham.