FA Cup Stats | 6th-7th December 2014


HOW successful are your team in FA Cup action? Ahead of the second round we take a look at the best and worst performing sides in the FA Cup.

Bury v Luton Town | Saturday 15.00

  • Bury haven’t won a second round FA Cup tie since 2007/08.
  • Luton have scored in each of their last 5 FA Cup away ties (from the first round onwards).

Cambridge United v Mansfield Town | Saturday 15.00

  • Cambridge haven’t reached the third round since 2008 but 3/5 FA Cup ties have been drawn.
  • Mansfield reached the third round in 2013 but have seen 4/6 FA Cup ties go to replays.

MK Dons v Chesterfield | Saturday 15.00

  • MK Dons have only failed to score in 1/11 FA Cup ties, netting 3+ in 5/11.
  • MK Dons have W6-L1 of their 7 previous FA Cup second round ties.
  • Chesterfield have never beaten a higher-ranked side in the FA Cup second round.

Oldham Athletic v Doncaster Rovers | Saturday 15.00

  • Oldham have knocked Doncaster out of the FA Cup in 2007/08 and in 2012/13.
  • Doncaster have only progressed through two of their last eight round two ties.

Oxford United v Tranmere Rovers | Saturday 15.00

  • Oxford have reached the third round in each of the last two seasons having gone 10 years without making the third round.
  • Tranmere have conceded exactly 5 goals in 3/5 away FA Cup matches, keeping clean sheets in the other 2.

Preston North End v Shrewsbury Town | Saturday 15.00

  • Preston have progressed from this stage in each of their last 5 outings and have kept 6/10 FA Cup clean sheets.
  • Shrewsbury have reached the third round just once in the last 11 seasons.

Sheffield United v Plymouth Argyle | Saturday 15.00

  • Sheffield United have progressed from round two in each of the past 3 seasons and have not lost to a lower-ranked side in 8 FA Cup games.
  • Plymouth have been eliminated in their last 6 FA Cup ties against higher-ranked sides.

Wrexham v Maidstone | Saturday 17.30 | BBC 2 Wales

  • Wrexham have scored in 15/16 FA Cup games now but alternated between winning and losing in their last 6 FA Cup second round ties, losing at this stage last season.
  • Maidstone have not progressed this far in the competition since 1991/92.

Gateshead v Warrington | Sunday 12.00 | BT Sport

  • Gateshead have lost their last 6 FA Cup second round ties, leaking 20. They’ve not reached the third round since 1955.
  • Warrington have never reached the second round of the FA Cup and are the lowest ranked side left in the competition, already playing 8 FA Cup ties this season.

Aldershot Town v Rochdale | Sunday 14.00

  • Aldershot have only L1/10 FA Cup home matches now but not reached the third round since 2007.
  • Rochdale have been eliminated from the FA Cup by lower-league opponents in 4/6 seasons.

Barnsley v Chester | Sunday 14.00

  • Barnsley have only L1/5 FA Cup ties against lower-ranked sides.

Bradford City v Dartford | Sunday 14.00

  • Bradford have only progressed in 1/6 previous FA Cup second round ties and they’ve reached the third round just once in 10 years.
  • Bradford have W8-L1 in 9 games against non-league opposition in the FA Cup.
  • Dartford’s first round win was their first in the main competition since 1985 and they’ve not reached the third round since 1937. They’ve never beaten higher-ranked opposition.

Bristol City v Telford | Sunday 14.00

  • Bristol City have only W1-L3 of 4 FA Cup home ties against sides from a lower league. All 3 losses came ‘to nil’.
  • Telford have not reached the second round before since their reformation.

Cheltenham Town v Dover | Sunday 14.00

  • Cheltenham have been eliminated in just 1/8 FA Cup second round ties.

Scunthorpe United v Worcester | Sunday 14.00

  • Scunthorpe have W1/8 FA Cup games and only W1/6 against lower-ranked sides.
  • Scunthorpe have L4 FA Cup home ties on the spin, leaking 12. However, they’ve only L1/10 FA Cup second round games.
  • Worcester have never reached the third round but have not conceded 2+ in their last 8 FA Cup matches, scoring 2+ themselves in only 1/8.

Southport v Eastleigh | Sunday 14.00

  • Southport have W1/9 FA Cup games now. They’ve not reached the third round since 1998/99.
  • Eastleigh have never reached the FA Cup second round.

Wycombe Wanderers v AFC Wimbledon | Sunday 14.00

  • Wycombe have only reached the third round once in the past 13 years but did beat Wimbledon in an FA Cup tie in 2008.
  • Wimbledon have never reached the FA Cup third round but have scored in their last 8 FA Cup matches.

Colchester United v Peterborough United | Sunday 16.30 | BT Sport

  • Colchester have conceded 3 goals in 5/6 FA Cup games against Peterborough and been eliminated by the Posh on 4 previous occasions in the FA Cup.

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