2007–08 FA Trophy

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2007–08 FA Trophy
FA Challenge Trophy
Country  England
 Wales
Teams 258
Champions Ebbsfleet United
Runners-up Torquay United
Matches played 257

The 2007–08 FA Trophy was the 38th season of the FA's cup competition for teams at levels 5-8 of the English football league system. 258 teams were entered for the competition.

Calendar[edit]

Round Date Matches Clubs New entries this round Prize money
Preliminary Round 6 October 2007 46 258 → 212 92 £1,000
First Round Qualifying 20 October 2007 72 212 → 140 66 £1,500
Second Round Qualifying 3 November 2007 36 140 → 104 none £2,000
Third Round Qualifying 24 November 2007 40 104 → 64 44 £3,000

First Round

15 December 2007 32 64 → 32 24 £4,000
Second Round 12 January 2008 16 32 → 16 none £5,000
Third Round 2 February 2008 8 16 → 8 none £6,000
Fourth Round 23 February 2008 4 8 → 4 none £8,000
Semi-finals 8 March and 15 March 2008 2 4 → 2 none £16,000
Final 10 May 2008 1 2 → 1 none £50,000

Preliminary Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Garforth Town 2-3 Shepshed Dynamo
2 Clitheroe 2-1 Ossett Albion
3 Quorn 1-1 Bridlington Town
4 Kidsgrove Athletic 0-1 Chasetown
5 Skelmersdale United 1-0 Goole
6 Grantham Town 3-0 Alsager Town
7 Brigg Town 2-2 Gresley Rovers
8 Bradford Park Avenue 1-1 F C United Of Manchester
9 Cammell Laird 0-1 Curzon Ashton
10 Warrington Town 3-2 Rossendale United
11 Woodley Sports 1-1 Newcastle Blue Star
12 Sutton Coldfield Town 1-3 Radcliffe Borough
13 Belper Town 1-1 Willenhall Town
14 Rushall Olympic 2-1 Carlton Town
15 Spalding United 0-4 Romulus
16 Chatham Town 3-1 Kingstonian
17 Walton Casuals 1-3 Barton Rovers
18 Rothwell Town 1-2 Sittingbourne
19 Great Wakering Rovers 2-1 Tilbury
20 Waltham Forest 0-7 Arlesey Town
21 Canvey Island 3-1 Wingate & Finchley
22 Wivenhoe Town 0-2 Corinthian-Casuals
23 Chesham United 2-1 Waltham Abbey
24 Enfield Town 1-2 Aylesbury United
25 Dover Athletic 3-0 Potters Bar Town
26 Chipstead 1-1 Tooting & Mitcham United
27 Ilford 2-2 Aveley
28 Maldon Town 2-2 Croydon Athletic
29 Whitstable Town 0-2 Cray Wanderers
30 Leighton Town 3-1 Molesey
31 Berkhamsted Town 0-3 Walton & Hersham
32 Brentwood Town 1-0 Dulwich Hamlet
33 Worthing 2-1 Whyteleafe
34 Burgess Hill Town 0-2 Ware
35 Bury Town 0-0 Redbridge
36 Slough Town 1-1 Hillingdon Borough
37 Thatcham Town 0-4 Farnborough
38 Bishops Cleeve 0-4 Oxford City
39 Godalming Town 1-2 Taunton Town
40 Gosport Borough 1-0 Paulton Rovers
41 Malvern Town 1-3 Didcot Town
42 Windsor & Eton 2-0 Bridgwater Town
43 Fleet Town 5-0 Newport I O W
44 Andover 4-2 A F C Hayes
45 Cinderford Town 4-0 Stourport Swifts
46 Leamington 2-0 Marlow

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
3 Bridlington Town 3-1 Quorn
7 Gresley Rovers 3-3 Brigg Town
(Gresley Rovers won 3-1 on penalties)
8 F C United of Manchester 1-4 Bradford Park Avenue
11 Newcastle Blue Star 1-0 Woodley Sports
13 Willenhall Town 3-2 Belper Town
26 Tooting & Mitcham United 1-2 Chipstead
27 Aveley 0-2 Ilford
28 Croydon Athletic 2-4 Maldon Town
35 Redbridge 0-3 Bury Town
36 Hillingdon Borough 2-1 Slough Town

1st Qualifying Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Prescot Cables 2-3 Frickley Athletic
2 Buxton 2-1 Leek Town
3 Romulus 0-1 Warrington Town
4 Stocksbridge Park Steels 3-1 Skelmersdale United
5 Stamford 2-2 Matlock Town
6 Harrogate Railway Athletic 2-4 Radcliffe Borough
7 Gateshead 2-1 Shepshed Dynamo
8 Mossley 0-1 Rushall Olympic
9 Colwyn Bay 2-1 Newcastle Blue Star
10 Gresley Rovers 0-1 Guiseley
11 Witton Albion 6-1 Ashton United
12 North Ferriby United 1-1 Ilkeston Town
13 Grantham Town 1-3 Kendal Town
14 Clitheroe 0-0 Lancaster City
15 Fleetwood Town 1-0 Worksop Town
16 Chasetown w/o-scr Scarborough
17 Willenhall Town 1-3 Hednesford Town
18 Eastwood Town 0-1 Bamber Bridge
19 Chorley 1-2 Curzon Ashton
20 Bradford Park Avenue 0-2 Sheffield
21 Bridlington Town 0-2 Retford United
22 Wakefield 1-1 Nantwich Town
23 Ossett Town 3-2 Whitby Town
24 Marine 5-0 Lincoln United
25 Billericay Town 2-1 Ilford
26 Tonbridge Angels 3-2 Harrow Borough
27 Brentwood Town 1-1 Harlow Town
28 Ashford Town (Kent) 1-4 Leyton
29 Chatham Town 0-3 Witham Town
30 Aylesbury United 0-0 Margate
31 Walton & Hersham 2-1 Folkestone Invicta
32 Chesham United 2-1 Bedford Town
33 Bury Town 1-1 Maidstone United
34 Metropolitan Police 3-0 Great Wakering Rovers
35 Leighton Town 0-0 Wealdstone
36 Ware 4-1 Ashford Town (Middx)
37 Sittingbourne 0-2 Northwood
38 Cheshunt 1-2 Heybridge Swifts
39 Boreham Wood 1-2 Chelmsford City
40 Chipstead 1-3 Worthing
41 Dunstable Town 1-1 Hemel Hempstead Town
42 Ramsgate 2-3 Horsham
43 East Thurrock United 3-3 Cray Wanderers
44 Horsham Y M C A 1-3 Canvey Island
45 A F C Hornchurch 0-0 Dartford
46 Edgware Town 1-2 Hastings United
47 Carshalton Athletic 2-1 Corinthian-Casuals
48 A F C Wimbledon 2-1 Hendon
49 Maldon Town 1-2 Dover Athletic
50 Hitchin Town 3-0 Eastbourne Town
51 A F C Sudbury 0-0 King's Lynn
52 Corby Town 4-1 Barton Rovers
53 Leatherhead 3-0 Arlesey Town
54 Halesowen Town 0-2 Brackley Town
55 Cinderford Town 2-1 Cirencester Town
56 Evesham United 1-0 Bromsgrove Rovers
57 Mangotsfield United 0-0 Fleet Town
58 Chippenham Town 3-0 Merthyr Tydfil
59 Slimbridge scr-w/o Bashley
60 Swindon Supermarine 1-1 Farnborough
61 Tiverton Town 0-1 Burnham
62 Oxford City 0-1 Windsor & Eton
63 Winchester City 2-2 Gosport Borough
64 Stourbridge 1-1 Gloucester City
65 Leamington 2-0 Banbury United
66 Hillingdon Borough 1-1 Bedworth United
67 Yate Town 2-1 Didcot Town
68 Woodford United 2-0 Bracknell Town
69 Rugby Town 1-3 Clevedon Town
70 Team Bath 1-0 Taunton Town
71 Uxbridge 4-1 Andover
72 Staines Town 0-0 Abingdon United

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
5 Matlock Town 1-0 Stamford
12 Ilkeston Town 4-1 North Ferriby United
14 Lancaster City 1-2 Clitheroe
22 Nantwich Town 2-3 Wakefield
27 Harlow Town 0-1 Brentwood Town
30 Margate 3-1 Aylesbury United
33 Maidstone United 3-1 Bury Town
35 Wealdstone 2-1 Leighton Town
41 Hemel Hempstead Town 2-1 Dunstable Town
43 Cray Wanderers 2-3 East Thurrock United
45 Dartford 0-3 A F C Hornchurch
51 King's Lynn 2-1 A F C Sudbury
57 Fleet Town 0-2 Mangotsfield United
60 Farnborough 1-0 Swindon Supermarine
63 Gosport Borough 2-1 Winchester City
65 Gloucester City 2-0 Stourbridge
66 Bedworth United 1-2 Hillingdon Borough
72 Abingdon United 5-2 Staines Town

2nd Qualifying Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Stocksbridge Park Steels 2-5 Witton Albion
2 Curzon Ashton 1-3 Ilkeston Town
3 Warrington Town 0-3 Ossett Town
4 Bamber Bridge 1-1 Marine
5 Hednesford Town 1-2 Guiseley
6 Fleetwood Town 1-1 Retford United
7 Frickley Athletic 1-2 Colwyn Bay
8 Chasetown 0-0 Radcliffe Borough
9 Wakefield 0-2 Buxton
10 Matlock Town 1-2 Gateshead
11 Rushall Olympic 1-1 Clitheroe
(Clitheroe played ineligible player - awarded to Rushall)
12 Sheffield 3-2 Kendal Town
13 Hitchin Town 2-1 Cinderford Town
14 Chippenham Town 3-2 Heybridge Swifts
15 Leatherhead 1-1 Mangotsfield United
16 A F C Wimbledon 4-0 Chelmsford City
17 Abingdon United 2-2 Maidstone United
18 Woodford United 1-4 Wealdstone
19 Bashley 3-1 Leyton
20 Tonbridge Angels 2-0 East Thurrock United
21 Brentwood Town 0-2 Canvey Island
22 Yate Town 0-3 Carshalton Athletic
23 Farnborough 1-3 Windsor & Eton
24 Burnham 2-1 Ware
25 A F C Hornchurch 2-2 Northwood
26 Gloucester City 3-3 Hillingdon Borough
27 Worthing 0-0 Walton & Hersham
28 Corby Town 2-2 Evesham United
29 Gosport Borough 3-2 Metropolitan Police
30 Witham Town 3-2 Horsham
31 King's Lynn 2-2 Billericay Town
32 Uxbridge 1-0 Hastings United
33 Hemel Hempstead Town 2-1 Clevedon Town
34 Leamington 1-1 Margate
35 Dover Athletic 2-1 Brackley Town
36 Chesham United 3-5 Team Bath

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
4 Marine 2-3 Bamber Bridge
6 Retford United 5-1 Fleetwood Town
8 Radcliffe Borough 2-1 Chasetown
15 Mangotsfield United 1-1 Leatherhead
(Leatherhead won 4-1 on penalties)
17 Maidstone United 5-3 Abingdon United
25 Northwood 2-1 A F C Hornchurch
26 Hillingdon Borough 0-1 Gloucester City
27 Walton & Hersham 1-3 Worthing
28 Evesham United 4-2 Corby Town
31 Billericay Town 1-3 King's Lynn
34 Margate 0-1 Leamington

3rd Qualifying Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Gateshead 2-1 Boston United
2 Solihull Moors 1-4 Cambridge City
3 Retford United 3-1 Radcliffe Borough
4 Guiseley 1-0 Worcester City
5 Evesham United 1-1 Redditch United
6 Rushall Olympic 0-0 Ossett Town
7 Bamber Bridge 2-1 Ilkeston Town
8 Hinckley United 1-3 Alfreton Town
9 Colwyn Bay 1-1 Sheffield
10 Vauxhall 1-0 Hyde United
11 Blyth Spartans 2-2 Gainsborough Trinity
12 Barrow 2-3 Southport
13 Burscough 2-3 Leigh R M I
14 Hucknall Town 1-1 Witton Albion
15 Nuneaton Borough 0-0 Workington
16 Buxton 0-1 A F C Telford United
17 Stalybridge Celtic 0-2 Tamworth
18 Harrogate Town 0-3 Kettering Town
19 Bromley 2-1 Chippenham Town
20 Bishop's Stortford 2-1 Hampton & Richmond Borough
21 Hemel Hempstead Town 3-0 Team Bath
22 A F C Wimbledon 2-1 Northwood
23 Maidstone United 0-1 Canvey Island
24 Basingstoke Town 1-4 Lewes
25 Gosport Borough 1-4 Braintree Town
26 Dorchester Town 1-1 Worthing
27 Fisher Athletic London 1-2 Leamington
28 Bognor Regis Town 2-1 Havant & Waterlooville
29 Bashley 4-0 Leatherhead
30 Gloucester City 1-0 Uxbridge
31 Hayes & Yeading United 4-2 Witham Town
32 Carshalton Athletic 1-1 Hitchin Town
33 Eastleigh 4-2 Weston super Mare
34 Windsor & Eton 1-2 Newport County
35 Bath City 2-0 Thurrock
36 Tonbridge Angels 1-0 Burnham
37 Wealdstone 1-0 Welling United
38 King's Lynn 3-1 Eastbourne Borough
39 Maidenhead United 2-0 St Albans City
40 Dover Athletic 1-1 Sutton United

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
5 Redditch United 1-0 Evesham United
6 Ossett Town 3-2 Rushall Olympic
9 Sheffield 2-2 Colwyn Bay
(Colwyn Bay won 5-4 on penalties)
11 Gainsborough Trinity 1-1 Blyth Spartans
(Blyth won 3-1 on penalties)
14 Witton Albion 1-2 Hucknall Town
15 Workington 2-1 Nuneaton Borough
26 Worthing 1-2 Dorchester Town
32 Hitchin Town 1-2 Carshalton Athletic
40 Sutton United 1-0 Dover Athletic

First round[edit]

This round is the first in which Conference National teams join those from lower reaches of the National League System.

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team Attendance
1 A.F.C. Telford United 1 – 2 Blyth Spartans 1,120
2 Vauxhall Motors 2 – 1 Northwich Victoria 462
3 Alfreton Town 1 – 0 Southport 187
4 Halifax Town 2 – 1 Leamington 805
5 Stafford Rangers 3 – 1 Ossett Town 521
6 Colwyn Bay 1 – 2 Burton Albion 382
7 Bamber Bridge 2 – 3 Rushden & Diamonds 330
8 Droylsden 2 – 1 Redditch United 239
9 Histon 5 – 2 Retford United 316
10 Gateshead 1 – 1 Farsley Celtic 238
11 Cambridge United 5 – 0 King's Lynn 2,311
12 Hucknall Town 0 – 1 Tamworth 265
13 Leigh RMI 1 – 3 Workington 101
14 Guiseley 1 – 2 Kidderminster Harriers 312
15 Cambridge City 3 – 2 Kettering Town 531
16 Altrincham 1 – 3 York City 752
17 Gloucester City 0 – 2 Braintree Town 269
18 Hemel Hempstead Town 0 – 1 Woking 453
19 Grays Athletic 3 – 0 Lewes 401
20 Maidenhead United 0 – 2 AFC Wimbledon 1,157
21 Dorchester Town 2 – 1 Stevenage Borough 321
22 Bishop's Stortford 8 – 0 Canvey Island 359
23 Torquay United 1 – 0 Bashley 1,277
24 Crawley Town 1 – 0 Bromley 667
25 Newport County 2 – 0 Bath City 592
26 Ebbsfleet United 4 – 1 Carshalton Athletic 492
27 Oxford United 0 – 0 Tonbridge Angels 1,508
28 Wealdstone 0 – 1 Weymouth 343
29 Sutton United 1 – 4 Forest Green Rovers 303
30 Hayes & Yeading United 0 – 5 Aldershot Town 435
31 Exeter City 3 – 0 Salisbury City 2,151
32 Eastleigh 1 – 0 Bognor Regis Town 218

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team Attendance
10 Farsley Celtic 4 – 1 Gateshead 92
27 Tonbridge Angels 1 – 0 Oxford United 642

Second round[edit]

  • The draw was made on 17 December 2007.
  • Ties will be played on 12 January 2008.

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team Attendance
1 Vauxhall Motors 1 – 4 Burton Albion 551
2 Woking 2 – 4 Aldershot Town 2,368
3 Tonbridge Angels 0 – 4 AFC Wimbledon 2,281
4 Droylsden 1 – 0 Cambridge City 377
5 Weymouth 0 – 0 Kidderminster Harriers 831
6 Farsley Celtic 1 – 1 Alfreton Town 370
7 Rushden & Diamonds 3 – 0 Exeter City 1,098
8 Dorchester Town 0 – 2 Ebbsfleet United 418
9 Histon 2 – 0 Cambridge United 1,920
10 Braintree Town 1 – 1 Workington 506
11 Bishop's Stortford 2 – 2 Halifax Town 731
12 Newport County 1 – 2 Torquay United 1,510
13 Stafford Rangers 2 – 1 Forest Green Rovers 627
14 Crawley Town 2 – 1 Eastleigh 808
15 York City 1 – 1 Grays Athletic 1,351
16 Blyth Spartans 0 – 1 Tamworth 574

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team Attendance
5 Kidderminster Harriers 2 – 2 Weymouth 994
Weymouth won 3–0 on penalties
6 Alfreton Town 0 – 2 Farsley Celtic 268
10 Workington 1 – 2 Braintree Town 421
11 Halifax Town 4 – 1 Bishop's Stortford 728
15 Grays Athletic 1 – 4 York City 528

Third round[edit]

  • The draw was made on 14 January 2008.
  • Ties will be played on 2 February 2008.

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team Attendance
1 Ebbsfleet United 1 – 0 Weymouth 818
2 Burton Albion 1 – 1 Histon 1,769
3 Aldershot Town 3 – 0 Braintree Town 1,772
4 Farsley Celtic 0 – 2 York City 952
5 Stafford Rangers 2 – 2 Tamworth 1,025
6 Crawley Town 8 – 0 Droylsden 937
7 AFC Wimbledon 0 – 2 Torquay United 4,085
8 Halifax Town 0 – 2 Rushden & Diamonds 1,384

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team Attendance
2 Histon 0 – 1 Burton Albion 564
5 Tamworth 2 – 1 Stafford Rangers 571

Fourth round[edit]

  • The draw was made on 4 February 2008.
  • Ties will be played on 23 February 2008.
2008-02-23
15:00
Tamworth 1 - 2 Aldershot Town
Sheridan Goal  82' (Report) Winfield Goal  81'
Hudson Goal  90'
The Lamb Ground, Tamworth
Attendance: 1,204
Referee: David Richard

2008-02-23
15:00
Rushden & Diamonds 0 - 1 York City
(Report) Parslow Goal  14'
Nene Park, Irthlingborough
Attendance: 1,626
Referee: N Kinseley (Essex)

2008-02-23
15:00
Torquay United 4 - 1 Crawley Town
D'Sane Goal  19'
Mohamed Goal  59'
Mohamed Goal  66'
Phillips Goal  66'
(Report) Cook (pen) Goal  87'
Plainmoor, Torquay
Attendance: 2,301
Referee: James Linnington (Newport, Isle of Wight)

2008-02-23
15:00
Burton Albion 0 - 0 Ebbsfleet United
(Report)
Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent
Attendance: 2,103
Referee: Chris Pawson (Sheffield)

Replays[edit]

2008-02-25
19:45
Ebbsfleet United 1 – 0
(a.e.t.)
Burton Albion
Stacy Long Goal  116' (Report)
Stonebridge Road, Northfleet
Attendance: 841
Referee: James Linnington (Newport, Isle of Wight)

Semi-finals[edit]

  • The draw was made on 25 February 2008.
  • The two-legged ties will be played on 8 March and 15 March 2008.

First legs[edit]

7 March 2008
19:45
Torquay United 2 - 0 York City
Sills Goal  5'
Phillips Goal  46'
(Report)
Plainmoor, Torquay
Attendance: 2,286

8 March 2008
12:00
Ebbsfleet United 3 - 1 Aldershot Town
McPhee Goal  6'
McPhee Goal  37'
McCarthy Goal  78'
(Report) Mendes Goal  76'
Stonebridge Road, Northfleet
Attendance: 2,483

Second legs[edit]

15 March 2008
15:00
Aldershot Town 1 - 1 Ebbsfleet United
Mendes Goal  61' (Report) Bostwick Goal  90'
Recreation Ground, Aldershot
Attendance: 4,344

Ebbsfleet United win 4–2 on aggregate


15 March 2008
15:00
York City 1 - 0 Torquay United
Todd Goal  64' (o.g.) (Report)
Kit Kat Crescent, York
Attendance: 3,625

Torquay United win 2–1 on aggregate

Final[edit]

2008-05-10
14:30
Ebbsfleet United 1 - 0 Torquay United
McPhee Goal  45' (Report)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 40,186
Referee: Martin Atkinson

The Starting Teams were:

Torquay United; 21 Martin Rice, 3 Kevin Nicholson, 4 Steve Woods (c), 6 Chris Todd, 7 Lee Mansell, 8 Tim Sills, (11 Kevin Hill 89mins) 10 Lee Phillips (19 Danny Stevens 46mins) 14 Chris Hargreaves, 20 Roscoe D'Sane (9 Elliot Benyon 66mins) 24 Steve Adams, 26 Chris Zebroski. Subs Not Used 5 Chris Robertson, 16 Matt Hockley.

Ebbsfleet United; 1 Lance Cronin, 2 Peter Hawkins, 3 Sacha Opinel, 5 James Smith, 6 Paul McCarthy (c), 8 Stacy Long (4 Gary McDonald 84mins) 12 Chris McPhee, 14 Neil Barrett, 18 Luke Moore, 19 John Akinde, 25 Micheal Bostwick. Substitutes 21 Sam Mott, 10 Chukki Erribenne, 15 Mark Ricketts, 17 George Purcell.

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