List of non-league clubs in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup since 1945

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Since the end of the Second World War in 1945, seven non-league football clubs – that is, clubs outside the divisions of The Football League and, since 1992, the Premier League – have reached the Fifth Round of the FA Cup, to become one of the last 16 clubs in the competition. Each non-league side lost their Fifth Round cup tie, some heavily, and none reached the Sixth Round, or "quarter finals".

Perhaps the most remarkable FA Cup run of a non-league club since 1945 was that of Northern League club Blyth Spartans in 1977–78. Having started in the 1st qualifying round, and progressed to draw their first Fifth Round tie away to Wrexham 1–1, Blyth Spartans were "in the hat" for the Sixth Round draw. They were drawn to play Arsenal at home in the Sixth Round, but lost the Fifth Round replay 2–1 at home, played in front of a crowd of over 42,000 at St James' Park.

A long FA Cup run for a non-league club usually depends on avoiding matches against teams from the top divisions after they join the competition in the Third Round. The most recent example of a non-league team beating top-flight opposition in the FA Cup was Luton Town's Fourth Round victory away at Norwich City in 2013. The last time a non-league side beat top-flight opposition at home in the FA Cup was Sutton United's Third Round victory over Coventry City in 1989.

1947–48Colchester United F.C.Southern League
Round Date Against At Score
4th qualifying Saturday 15 November 1947 Chelmsford City Away 3–1
1st Saturday 29 November 1947 Banbury Spencer Home 2–1
2nd Saturday 13 December 1947 Wrexham Home 1–0
3rd Saturday 10 January 1948 Huddersfield Town Home 1–0
4th Saturday 24 January 1948 Bradford Park Avenue Home 3–2
5th Saturday 7 February 1948 Blackpool Away 0–5
1948–49Yeovil TownSouthern League
Round Date Against At Score
4th qualifying Saturday 13 November 1948 Lovells Athletic Away 3–2
1st Saturday 27 November 1948 Romford Home 4–0
2nd Saturday 11 December 1948 Weymouth Away 4–0
3rd Saturday 8 January 1949 Bury Home 3–1
4th Saturday 29 January 1949 Sunderland Home 2–1
5th Saturday 13 February 1949 Manchester United Away 0–8
1977–78Blyth SpartansNorthern League
Round Date Against At Score
1st qualifying Saturday 17 September 1977 Shildon Away 3–0
2nd qualifying Saturday 8 October 1977 Crook Town Away 1–1
2nd qualifying (replay) Wednesday 12 October 1977 Crook Town Home 3–0
3rd qualifying Saturday 22 October 1977 Consett Away 4–1
4th qualifying Saturday 5 November 1977 Bishop Auckland Away 1–0
1st Saturday 26 November 1977 Burscough Home 1–0
2nd Saturday 17 December 1977 Chesterfield Home 1–0
3rd Saturday 7 January 1978 Enfield Home 1–0
4th Monday 6 February 1978 Stoke City Away 3–2
5th Saturday 18 February 1978 Wrexham Away 1–1
5th (replay) Monday 27 February 1978 Wrexham Home 1–2
1984–85Telford UnitedAlliance Premier League
Round Date Against At Score
1st Saturday 17 November 1984 Lincoln City Away 1–1
1st (replay) Tuesday 20 November 1984 Lincoln City Home 2–1
2nd Saturday 8 December 1984 Preston North End Away 4–1
3rd Saturday 5 January 1985 Bradford City Home 2–1
4th Tuesday 29 January 1985 Darlington Away 1–1
4th (replay) Monday 4 February 1985 Darlington Home 3–0
5th Saturday 16 February 1985 Everton Away 0–3
1993–94Kidderminster HarriersFootball Conference
Round Date Against At Score
4th qualifying Saturday 23 October 1993 Chesham United Away 4–1
1st Saturday 13 November 1993 Kettering Town Home 3–0
2nd Saturday 4 December 1993 Woking Home 1–0
3rd Saturday 8 January 1994 Birmingham City Away 2–1
4th Saturday 29 January 1994 Preston North End Home 1–0
5th Saturday 19 February 1994 West Ham United Home 0–1
2010–11Crawley TownConference National
Round Date Against At Score
4th qualifying Saturday 23 October 2010 Newport County Away 1–0
1st Saturday 6 November 2010 Guiseley Away 5–0
2nd Friday 26 November 2010 Swindon Town Away 1–1
2nd (replay) Tuesday 7 December 2010 Swindon Town Away 3–2
3rd Monday 10 January 2011 Derby County Home 2–1
4th Saturday 29 January 2011 Torquay United Away 1–0
5th Saturday 19 February 2011 Manchester United Away 0–1
2012–13Luton TownConference National
Round Date Against At Score
4th qualifying Saturday 20 October 2012 Cambridge United Away 2–0
1st Saturday 3 November 2012 Nuneaton Town Home 1–1
1st (replay) Tuesday 13 November 2012 Nuneaton Town Away 2–0
2nd Saturday 1 December 2012 Dorchester Town Home 2–1
3rd Saturday 5 January 2013 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home 1–0
4th Saturday 26 January 2013 Norwich City Away 1–0
5th Saturday 16 February 2013 Millwall Home 0–3

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