1978–79 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds

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1978–79 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds
Country  England
 Wales

The FA Cup 1978–79 is the 98th season of the world's oldest football knockout competition; The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short. The large number of clubs entering the tournament from lower down the English football league system meant that the competition started with a number of preliminary and qualifying rounds. The 30 victorious teams from the Fourth Round Qualifying progressed to the First Round Proper.

Preliminary Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Accrington Stanley 1–2 Lancaster City
2 Alfreton Town 2–5 Mexborough Town
3 Andover 1–1 Newbury Town
4 Appleby Frodingham 1–2 Eastwood Town
5 Banbury United 4–2 Thame United
6 Barry Town 2–0 Mangotsfield United
7 Billingham Synthonia 2–1 Tow Law Town
8 Bourne Town 1–4 Arnold
9 Brierley Hill Alliance 0–2 Alvechurch
10 Bromsgrove Rovers 3–1 Lye Town
11 Burgess Hill Town 1–3 Alton Town
12 Burton Albion 0–1 Oxford City
13 Bury Town 1–2 King's Lynn
14 Carlisle City 4–2 Annfield Plain
15 Chesham United 3–3 Berkhamsted Town
16 Clapton 1–6 Barking
17 Consett 1–1 Eppleton Colliery Welfare
18 Corby Town 0–1 Barton Rovers
19 Cowes 0–0 Fareham Town
20 Crook Town 1–2 South Bank
21 Desborough Town 0–3 Friar Lane Old Boys
22 Didcot Town 1–1 Aylesbury United
23 East Grinstead 1–2 Canterbury City
24 Eastbourne United 1–0 Ashford Town (Kent)
25 Egham Town 2–3 Camberley Town
26 Epsom & Ewell 2–0 Addlestone
27 Farnborough Town 1–0 Maidenhead United
28 Farsley Celtic 0–1 Bridlington Town
29 Faversham Town 1–3 Hastings United
30 Felixstowe Town 1–0 Hoddesdon Town
31 Feltham 2–0 Hayes
32 Finchley 0–1 Hillingdon Borough
33 Folkestone & Shepway 2–1 Bromley
34 Forest Green Rovers 8–1 Calne Town
35 Formby 3–1 Ashton United
36 Frome Town 0–3 Gloucester City
37 Glastonbury 0–3 Bath City
38 Gorleston 1–0 Cambridge City
39 Gravesend & Northfleet 6–2 Aveley
40 Grays Athletic 5–1 Cheshunt
41 Halesowen Town 2–0 Bilston
42 Hampton 2–0 Banstead Athletic
43 Haringey Borough 1–3 Ilford
44 Harlow Town 1–1 Hemel Hempstead
45 Harrow Borough 0–2 Hertford Town
46 Haverhill Rovers 0–0 Lowestoft Town
47 Heanor Town 0–3 Boston United
48 Herne Bay 1–1 Horsham Y M C A
49 Holbeach United 0–3 Louth United
50 Horsham 4–0 Littlehampton Town
51 Ilminster Town 1–0 Poole Town
52 Kidderminster Harriers 5–0 Moor Green
53 Leek Town 2–2 Bangor City
54 Liskeard Athletic 1–0 Barnstaple Town
55 Macclesfield Town 2–4 Marine
56 Margate 2–0 Redhill
57 Mossley 2–1 Burscough
58 Nantwich Town 1–2 Prescot Town
59 Newmarket Town 1–2 Olney Town
60 Newquay 2–2 Penzance
61 North Ferriby United 2–0 Selby Town

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
3 Newbury Town 1–2 Andover
15 Berkhamsted Town 1–0 Chesham United
17 Eppleton Colliery Welfare 0–7 Consett
19 Fareham Town 2–0 Cowes
22 Aylesbury United 2–1 Didcot Town
44 Hemel Hempstead 0–4 Harlow Town
46 Lowestoft Town 2–0 Haverhill Rovers
48 Horsham Y M C A 1–0 Herne Bay
53 Bangor City 1–2 Leek Town
60 Penzance 2–1 Newquay

1st Qualifying Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Arundel 2–3 Bognor Regis Town
2 Ashington 0–1 Bishop Auckland
3 Atherstone Town 2–0 Belper Town
4 Barnet 2–1 Bracknell Town
5 Barton Town 1–3 Boston
6 Bedford Town 2–1 Bishop's Stortford
7 Bedworth United 0–0 Brereton Social
8 Bexhill Town 1–1 Crawley Town
9 Bideford 2–1 Falmouth Town
10 Billericay Town 2–1 Chelmsford City
11 Boldon Community Association 2–0 Durham City
12 Boreham Wood 3–2 Burnham
13 Bridgwater Town 1–0 Chard Town
14 Bridlington Trinity 1–0 Emley
15 Bridport 0–1 Dorchester Town
16 Brigg Town 1–1 Spalding United
17 Buxton 3–1 Glossop
18 Carshalton Athletic 3–0 Chertsey Town
19 Chalfont St Peter 0–0 Epping Town
20 Cheltenham Town 6–1 Clevedon Town
21 Chichester City 1–1 Dorking Town
22 Chippenham Town 2–2 Cinderford Town
23 Chorley 3–0 Darwen
24 Clacton Town 0–4 Ely City
25 Clitheroe 0–1 Curzon Ashton
26 Congleton Town 1–2 Droylsden
27 Corinthian Casuals 0–0 Edgware Town
28 Cray Wanderers 1–2 Dulwich Hamlet
29 Croydon 1–0 Erith & Belvedere
30 Darlaston 1–1 Evesham United
31 Dover 3–0 Eastbourne Town
32 Dudley Town 3–0 Gresley Rovers
33 Easington Colliery Welfare 2–1 West Auckland Town
34 Enderby Town 3–4 Gainsborough Trinity
35 Evenwood Town 2–2 North Shields
36 Fleetwood Town 0–0 Netherfield
37 Frickley Athletic 0–2 Hednesford Town
38 Gateshead 1–0 Horden Colliery Welfare
39 Gornal Athletic 0–2 Kempston Rovers
40 Grantham 5–3 Ashby Institute
41 Great Yarmouth Town 1–1 Harwich & Parkeston
42 Guisborough Town 2–2 Consett
43 Haywards Heath 4–0 Wigmore Athletic
44 Highgate United 2–1 Stourbridge
45 Hinckley Athletic 5–0 Long Eaton United
46 Histon 3–1 Parson Drove United
47 Hornchurch 1–1 Leytonstone
48 Hounslow 1–1 St Albans City
49 Hungerford Town 5–1 Swaythling
50 Hyde United 1–1 Skelmersdale United
51 Irthlingborough Diamonds 3–0 Friar Lane Old Boys
52 Kingstonian 1–0 Tring Town
53 Larkhall Athletic 3–3 Paulton Rovers
54 Letchworth Garden City 5–1 Felixstowe Town
55 Lewes 1–1 Ramsgate
56 Leyland Motors 1–2 Horwich R M I
57 Leyton Wingate 1–0 Tilbury
58 Llanelli 1–3 Shepton Mallet Town
59 Lytham 0–2 Barrow
60 Maidstone United 2–0 Horsham Y M C A
61 March Town United 4–1 Chatteris Town
62 Marlow 1–1 Feltham
63 Medway 4–1 Sidley United
64 Melksham Town 1–0 Gloucester City
65 Merthyr Tydfil 4–0 Bridgend Town
66 Metropolitan Police 1–0 Harlow Town
67 Milton Keynes City 2–0 Coventry Sporting
68 Molesey 2–2 Hillingdon Borough
69 New Brighton 1–3 Prestwich Heys
70 New Mills 2–0 Denaby United
71 Newport I O W 0–1 Basingstoke Town
72 Oldbury United 1–1 Willenhall Town
73 Oswestry Town 1–1 St Helens Town
74 Penrith 0–4 Lancaster City
75 Porthmadog 3–1 Marine
76 Potton United 0–1 Rushden Town
77 Racing Club Warwick 1–1 Tamworth
78 Radcliffe Borough 0–6 Runcorn
79 Rainham Town 0–4 Walthamstow Avenue
80 Redditch United 3–2 Tividale
81 Retford Town 2–1 Stamford
82 Rhyl 2–0 Prescot Town
83 Ringmer 0–2 Hastings United
84 Rothwell Town 1–1 Olney Town
85 Ruislip Manor 0–3 Southall & Ealing Borough
86 Salisbury 4–0 Welton Rovers
87 Saltash United 8–1 Penzance
88 Selsey 2–3 Tunbridge Wells
89 Sheppey United 1–4 Canterbury City
90 Shildon 3–1 Whitley Bay
91 Sittingbourne 1–4 Eastbourne United
92 Skegness Town 0–1 Louth United
93 Slough Town 2–0 Farnborough Town
94 Snowdown Colliery Welfare 0–3 Tonbridge
95 Soham Town Rangers 2–0 Sudbury Town
96 South Liverpool 0–3 Formby
97 Southwick 1–2 Horsham
98 Spennymoor United 2–1 Carlisle City
99 St Blazey 0–3 Taunton Town
100 St Neots Town 1–0 King's Lynn
101 Staines Town 2–1 Willesden
102 Stalybridge Celtic 3–1 Leek Town
103 Stowmarket 0–1 Lowestoft Town
104 Stratford Town 2–2 Kidderminster Harriers
105 Sutton Coldfield Town 3–0 Oxford City
106 Sutton Town 0–0 Boston United
107 Sutton United 2–1 Hertford Town
108 Telford United 0–1 Halesowen Town
109 Thetford Town 1–5 Gorleston
110 Three Bridges 0–2 Margate
111 Tiverton Town 1–0 Ilminster Town
112 Ton Pentre 0–1 Barry Town
113 Trowbridge Town 1–0 Forest Green Rovers
114 Uxbridge 2–1 Berkhamsted Town
115 V S Rugby 2–0 Dunstable
116 Wadebridge Town 0–2 Liskeard Athletic
117 Wallsend Town 1–0 Ferryhill Athletic
118 Walton & Hersham 2–3 Camberley Town
119 Ware 0–2 Barking
120 Washington 3–2 Blue Star
121 Waterlooville 2–0 Fareham Town
122 Welling United 1–2 Gravesend & Northfleet
123 Wellingborough Town 1–1 Arnold
124 Wembley 0–0 Grays Athletic
125 Weston Super Mare 1–2 Bath City
126 Whitby Town 3–3 Worsbrough Bridge Miners Welfare
127 Whitstable Town 1–1 Folkestone & Shepway
128 Willington 0–1 Billingham Synthonia
129 Windsor & Eton 1–0 Hampton
130 Wingate (Durham) 0–0 South Bank
131 Winsford United 3–0 Mexborough Town
132 Winterton Rangers 0–0 North Ferriby United
133 Wisbech Town 0–2 Barton Rovers
134 Witney Town 0–2 Banbury United
135 Witton Albion 4–2 Mossley
136 Woking 3–1 Epsom & Ewell
137 Wokingham Town 2–0 Aylesbury United
138 Wolverton Town & B R 1–2 Alvechurch
139 Worcester City 1–0 Bromsgrove Rovers
140 Worksop Town 2–1 Eastwood Town
141 Worthing 4–1 Alton Town
142 Yeovil Town 4–0 Andover
143 Yorkshire Amateur 0–0 Bridlington Town

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
7 Brereton Social 3–2 Bedworth United
8 Crawley Town 1–1 Bexhill Town
16 Spalding United 3–4 Brigg Town
19 Epping Town 1–1 Chalfont St Peter
21 Dorking Town 3–2 Chichester City
22 Cinderford Town 2–1 Chippenham Town
27 Edgware Town 4–0 Corinthian Casuals
30 Evesham United 2–4 Darlaston
35 North Shields 1–0 Evenwood Town
36 Netherfield 1–1 Fleetwood Town
41 Harwich & Parkeston 4–1 Great Yarmouth Town
42 Consett 3–2 Guisborough Town
47 Leytonstone 4–1 Hornchurch
48 St Albans City 4–2 Hounslow
50 Skelmersdale United 0–1 Hyde United
53 Paulton Rovers 2–1 Larkhall Athletic
55 Ramsgate 3–0 Lewes
62 Feltham 3–0 Marlow
68 Hillingdon Borough 2–1 Molesey
72 Willenhall Town 2–0 Oldbury United
73 St Helens Town 0–0 Oswestry Town
77 Tamworth 1–0 Racing Club Warwick
84 Olney Town 0–1 Rothwell Town
104 Kidderminster Harriers 7–0 Stratford Town
106 Boston United 2–1 Sutton Town
123 Arnold 2–1 Wellingborough Town
124 Grays Athletic 4–1 Wembley
126 Worsbrough Bridge Miners Welfare 0–1 Whitby Town
127 Folkestone & Shepway 5–0 Whitstable Town
130 South Bank 1–1 Wingate (Durham)
132 North Ferriby United 0–1 Winterton Rangers
143 Bridlington Town 2–3 Yorkshire Amateur

2nd Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
8 Bexhill Town 0–1 Crawley Town
19 Chalfont St Peter 0–0 Epping Town
36 Fleetwood Town 2–0 Netherfield
73 Oswestry Town 3–2 St Helens Town
130 Wingate (Durham) 0–0 South Bank

3rd Replay[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
19 Epping Town 1–2 Chalfont St Peter
130 South Bank 2–1 Wingate (Durham)

2nd Qualifying Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Atherstone Town 1–3 Irthlingborough Diamonds
2 Barnet 3–2 Feltham
3 Bedford Town 5–2 Rothwell Town
4 Bideford 2–0 Saltash United
5 Billericay Town 5–1 Letchworth Garden City
6 Bishop Auckland 0–0 Consett
7 Bognor Regis Town 0–2 Waterlooville
8 Boldon Community Association 3–2 Washington
9 Boreham Wood 0–2 Hillingdon Borough
10 Boston 0–1 Grantham
11 Brereton Social 3–2 Sutton Coldfield Town
12 Bridgwater Town 5–1 Tiverton Town
13 Bridlington Trinity 2–2 Winterton Rangers
14 Brigg Town 1–1 Worksop Town
15 Buxton 2–0 Rhyl
16 Carshalton Athletic 1–2 Slough Town
17 Chalfont St Peter 0–2 Sutton United
18 Cheltenham Town 6–0 Melksham Town
19 Chorley 2–1 Barrow
20 Cinderford Town 0–1 Merthyr Tydfil
21 Crawley Town 1–2 Hastings United
22 Croydon 0–2 Margate
23 Curzon Ashton 1–2 Horwich R M I
24 Darlaston 5–0 Milton Keynes City
25 Dorchester Town 1–0 Basingstoke Town
26 Dorking Town 0–2 Horsham
27 Dover 0–0 Maidstone United
28 Droylsden 3–1 Porthmadog
29 Dudley Town 2–0 Kidderminster Harriers
30 Dulwich Hamlet 4–0 Ilford
31 Easington Colliery Welfare 1–3 Billingham Synthonia
32 Edgware Town 1–0 Metropolitan Police
33 Ely City 1–2 Lowestoft Town
34 Fleetwood Town 1–1 Lancaster City
35 Gainsborough Trinity 1–1 Louth United
36 Gateshead 6–0 Wallsend Town
37 Harwich & Parkeston 1–1 March Town United
38 Haywards Heath 1–2 Worthing
39 Hednesford Town 4–0 New Mills
40 Highgate United 0–0 Worcester City
41 Hinckley Athletic 1–0 Arnold
42 Histon 0–1 St Neots Town
43 Hungerford Town 4–4 Yeovil Town
44 Hyde United 2–2 Formby
45 Kempston Rovers 3–1 V S Rugby
46 Kingstonian 3–0 Uxbridge
47 Leyton Wingate 2–0 Grays Athletic
48 Leytonstone 1–2 Barking
49 Medway 0–0 Eastbourne United
50 North Shields 0–3 Spennymoor United
51 Oswestry Town 0–1 Winsford United
52 Paulton Rovers 1–2 Barry Town
53 Prestwich Heys 1–1 Stalybridge Celtic
54 Ramsgate 1–0 Canterbury City
55 Redditch United 1–0 Alvechurch
56 Retford Town 1–4 Boston United
57 Runcorn 3–1 Witton Albion
58 Rushden Town 1–1 Barton Rovers
59 Salisbury 0–2 Bath City
60 Shepton Mallet Town 1–2 Trowbridge Town
61 Shildon 2–1 South Bank
62 Soham Town Rangers 0–3 Gorleston
63 Southall & Ealing Borough 2–2 Camberley Town
64 St Albans City 0–0 Wokingham Town
65 Staines Town 0–0 Windsor & Eton
66 Tamworth 0–2 Halesowen Town
67 Taunton Town 6–0 Liskeard Athletic
68 Tonbridge 2–3 Folkestone & Shepway
69 Tunbridge Wells 0–2 Woking
70 Walthamstow Avenue 2–3 Gravesend & Northfleet
71 Whitby Town 1–2 Yorkshire Amateur
72 Willenhall Town 2–0 Banbury United

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
6 Consett 2–1 Bishop Auckland
13 Winterton Rangers 2–1 Bridlington Trinity
14 Worksop Town 1–1 Brigg Town
27 Maidstone United 1–0 Dover
34 Lancaster City 0–1 Fleetwood Town
35 Louth United 1–2 Gainsborough Trinity
37 March Town United 2–1 Harwich & Parkeston
40 Worcester City 3–2 Highgate United
43 Yeovil Town 3–0 Hungerford Town
44 Formby 2–1 Hyde United
49 Eastbourne United 0–0 Medway
53 Stalybridge Celtic 4–1 Prestwich Heys
58 Barton Rovers 3–1 Rushden Town
63 Camberley Town 1–3 Southall & Ealing Borough
64 Wokingham Town 4–1 St Albans City
65 Windsor & Eton 1–0 Staines Town

2nd Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
14 Brigg Town 0–2 Worksop Town
49 Medway 0–6 Eastbourne United

3rd Qualifying Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Barking 2–0 Billericay Town
2 Barry Town 0–2 Merthyr Tydfil
3 Barton Rovers 0–2 Bedford Town
4 Bath City 7–1 Bridgwater Town
5 Billingham Synthonia 0–0 Boldon Community Association
6 Boston United 3–0 Gainsborough Trinity
7 Eastbourne United 2–1 Hastings United
8 Fleetwood Town 0–1 Chorley
9 Folkestone & Shepway 0–2 Margate
10 Formby 0–0 Horwich R M I
11 Gorleston 3–1 Lowestoft Town
12 Gravesend & Northfleet 1–1 Dulwich Hamlet
13 Halesowen Town 0–1 Dudley Town
14 Hinckley Athletic 1–2 Irthlingborough Diamonds
15 Kingstonian 0–0 Hillingdon Borough
16 Leyton Wingate 1–1 Edgware Town
17 Ramsgate 1–3 Maidstone United
18 Redditch United 0–0 Brereton Social
19 Runcorn 1–1 Buxton
20 Shildon 1–8 Gateshead
21 Southall & Ealing Borough 1–0 Slough Town
22 Spennymoor United 0–0 Consett
23 St Neots Town 2–3 March Town United
24 Stalybridge Celtic 1–1 Droylsden
25 Taunton Town 3–0 Bideford
26 Trowbridge Town 0–4 Cheltenham Town
27 Willenhall Town 0–2 Kempston Rovers
28 Windsor & Eton 0–1 Sutton United
29 Winsford United 1–2 Hednesford Town
30 Woking 5–2 Horsham
31 Wokingham Town 0–4 Barnet
32 Worcester City 7–1 Darlaston
33 Worksop Town 0–0 Grantham
34 Worthing 1–1 Waterlooville
35 Yeovil Town 2–1 Dorchester Town
36 Yorkshire Amateur 1–0 Winterton Rangers

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
5 Boldon Community Association 2–4 Billingham Synthonia
10 Horwich R M I 5–1 Formby
12 Dulwich Hamlet 0–1 Gravesend & Northfleet
15 Hillingdon Borough 3–2 Kingstonian
16 Edgware Town 3–1 Leyton Wingate
18 Brereton Social 0–1 Redditch United
19 Buxton 0–4 Runcorn
22 Consett 1–2 Spennymoor United
24 Droylsden 3–1 Stalybridge Celtic
33 Grantham 0–3 Worksop Town
34 Waterlooville 3–0 Worthing

4th Qualifying Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 A P Leamington 0–0 Hednesford Town
2 Barking 3–1 Bedford Town
3 Bath City 1–1 Worcester City
4 Billingham Synthonia 0–1 Blyth Spartans
5 Cheltenham Town 1–2 Yeovil Town
6 Chorley 4–2 Yorkshire Amateur
7 Dagenham 0–0 Irthlingborough Diamonds
8 Droylsden 2–0 Goole Town
9 Dudley Town 0–1 Worksop Town
10 Edgware Town 0–1 Barnet
11 Gateshead 1–1 Workington
12 Gorleston 2–6 Enfield
13 Gravesend & Northfleet 3–1 Eastbourne United
14 Hendon 1–3 Hitchin Town
15 Hillingdon Borough 2–1 Tooting & Mitcham United
16 Kettering Town 1–3 Boston United
17 March Town United 2–1 Southall & Ealing Borough
18 Margate 1–7 Woking
19 Merthyr Tydfil 2–0 Minehead
20 Morecambe 3–1 Horwich R M I
21 Northwich Victoria 0–0 Southport
22 Nuneaton Borough 2–2 Matlock Town
23 Spennymoor United 0–0 Runcorn
24 Stafford Rangers 2–1 Redditch United
25 Sutton United 0–2 Dartford
26 Taunton Town 0–2 Weymouth
27 Waterlooville 1–2 Maidstone United
28 Wealdstone 1–0 Kempston Rovers

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Hednesford Town 2–3 A P Leamington
3 Worcester City 2–1 Bath City
7 Irthlingborough Diamonds 1–2 Dagenham
11 Workington 3–2 Gateshead
21 Southport 2–0 Northwich Victoria
22 Matlock Town 2–2 Nuneaton Borough
23 Runcorn 2–1 Spennymoor United

2nd Replay[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
22 Nuneaton Borough 2–1 Matlock Town

1978–79 FA Cup[edit]

See 1978-79 FA Cup for details of the rounds from the First Round Proper onwards.

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