1997–98 FA Trophy

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1997-98 FA Trophy
FA Challenge Trophy
Country England &  Wales
Teams177
ChampionsCheltenham Town
Runners-upSouthport
1996-97
1998-99

The 1997–98 FA Trophy was the twenty-ninth season of the FA Trophy. This was the first year that penalty kicks were used to settle drawn replays, prior to this multiple replays were possible.

First qualifying round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Aldershot Town 5-1 Croydon
2 Ashford Town (Kent) 2-1 V S Rugby
3 Basingstoke Town 2-0 Leatherhead
4 Bedworth United 3-1 Stocksbridge Park Steels
5 Belper Town 2-2 Droylsden
6 Billericay Town 4-0 Grays Athletic
7 Blakenall 2-3 Spennymoor United
8 Bognor Regis Town 4-0 Thame United
9 Brackley Town 2-2 Worcester City
10 Buxton 0-1 Alfreton Town
11 Cambridge City 2-1 Maidenhead United
12 Carshalton Athletic 2-0 Racing Club Warwick
13 Corby Town 4-3 Newport A F C
14 Crawley Town 2-1 Kingstonian
15 Eastwood Town 1-1 Redditch United
16 Evesham United 1-2 Rothwell Town
17 Fareham Town 0-3 Witney Town
18 Fleet Town 2-2 Abingdon Town
19 Flixton 0-3 Matlock Town
20 Frickley Athletic 1-1 Leigh R M I
21 Hampton 0-1 Wokingham Town
22 Harrow Borough 1-1 Weston Super Mare
23 Havant Town 2-2 Hendon
24 Hitchin Town 7-1 Erith & Belvedere
25 Knowsley United scr-w/o Great Harwood Town
26 Leyton Pennant 0-1 Baldock Town
27 Lincoln United 5-2 Trafford
28 Moor Green 1-0 Atherstone United
29 Netherfield 1-1 Whitby Town
30 Oxford City 6-0 Cinderford Town
31 Paget Rangers 0-0 Bilston Town
32 Radcliffe Borough w/o-scr Dudley Town
33 Romford 2-0 Chertsey Town
34 Solihull Borough 3-0 Shepshed Dynamo
35 Stafford Rangers 1-1 Hinckley United
36 Sutton Coldfield Town 2-1 Gretna
37 Tamworth 5-1 Congleton Town
38 Tonbridge Angels 1-0 Newport I O W
39 Trowbridge Town 1-2 Raunds Town
40 Uxbridge 2-2 Weymouth
41 Walton & Hersham 3-0 Staines Town
42 Waterlooville 2-1 Fisher Athletic London
43 Wembley 2-6 Gravesend & Northfleet
44 Whitley Bay 0-1 Worksop Town
45 Whyteleafe 1-5 Margate
46 Winsford United 2-0 Ilkeston Town
47 Wisbech Town 4-3 Clevedon Town
48 Witton Albion 3-0 Farsley Celtic
49 Yate Town 1-3 Molesey

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
2 Droylsden 2-3 Belper Town
9 Worcester City 5-0 Brackley Town
15 Redditch United 3-0 Eastwood Town
18 Abingdon Town 2-0 Fleet Town
20 Leigh R M I 2-1 Frickley Athletic
22 Weston Super Mare 1-2 Harrow Borough
23 Hendon 2-1 Havant Town
29 Whitby Town 3-3 Netherfield
(Whitby Town won 4-3 on penalties)
31 Bilston Town 2-2 Paget Rangers
(Bilston Town won 4-3 on penalties)
35 Hinckley United 1-0 Stafford Rangers
40 Weymouth 1-2 Uxbridge

Second qualifying round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Abingdon Town 2-0 Wokingham Town
2 Ashford Town (Kent) 1-2 Raunds Town
3 Baldock Town 1-2 Corby Town
4 Basingstoke Town 2-0 Witney Town
5 Berkhamsted Town 4-0 Worcester City
6 Billericay Town 4-0 Forest Green Rovers
7 Bognor Regis Town 2-3 Chesham United
8 Bromley 2-1 Hendon
9 Cambridge City 1-1 Dartford
10 Carshalton Athletic 0-0 Aldershot Town
11 Cirencester Town 1-0 Gravesend & Northfleet
12 Crawley Town 1-2 Bishop's Stortford
13 Gainsborough Trinity 3-0 Bedworth United
14 Harrow Borough 5-0 Molesey
15 Hinckley United 3-1 Whitby Town
16 Hitchin Town 3-0 Barton Rovers
17 Lincoln United 1-2 Belper Town
18 Margate 4-0 Waterlooville
19 Matlock Town 4-1 Sutton Coldfield Town
20 Oxford City 0-2 Wisbech Town
21 Radcliffe Borough 1-1 Leigh R M I
22 Redditch United 1-3 Worksop Town
23 Romford 5-1 Rothwell Town
24 Solihull Borough 9-1 Alfreton Town
25 Stourbridge 1-1 Great Harwood Town
26 Tamworth 4-3 Moor Green
27 Tonbridge Angels 0-3 Hastings Town
28 Uxbridge 0-1 Worthing
29 Walton & Hersham 0-0 Bashley
30 Winsford United 1-0 Spennymoor United
31 Witton Albion 0-0 Bilston Town
32 Workington 1-1 Harrogate Town

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
9 Dartford 0-1 Cambridge City
10 Aldershot Town 3-0 Carshalton Athletic
21 Leigh R M I 1-0 Radcliffe Borough
25 Great Harwood Town 3-1 Stourbridge
29 Bashley 2-0 Walton & Hersham
31 Bilston Town 2-2 Witton Albion
(Witton Albion won 6-5 on penalties)
32 Harrogate Town 0-0 Workington
(Harrogate Town won 5-4 on penalties)

Third qualifying round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Accrington Stanley 0-5 Runcorn
2 Aylesbury United 0-3 Dulwich Hamlet
3 Barrow 4-1 Hinckley United
4 Bashley 4-1 Cirencester Town
5 Basingstoke Town 4-0 Romford
6 Belper Town 1-5 Boston United
7 Berkhamsted Town 2-1 Salisbury City
8 Billericay Town 2-1 Aldershot Town
9 Bradford Park Avenue 1-1 Leigh R M I
10 Bromley 1-4 Purfleet
11 Bromsgrove Rovers 1-2 Worksop Town
12 Chesham United 2-1 Sutton United
13 Corby Town 2-2 Margate
14 Dorchester Town 3-0 Worthing
15 Gainsborough Trinity 1-0 Bamber Bridge
16 Great Harwood Town 0-1 Witton Albion
17 Halesowen Town 1-2 Burton Albion
18 Harrogate Town 0-3 Blyth Spartans
19 Harrow Borough 1-3 Bath City
20 Hastings Town 4-0 Heybridge Swifts
21 Hitchin Town 0-2 Boreham Wood
22 King's Lynn 1-4 Chelmsford City
23 Marine 1-1 Grantham Town
24 Matlock Town 1-1 Winsford United
25 Merthyr Tydfil 2-2 Cambridge City
26 Nuneaton Borough 0-2 Altrincham
27 Sittingbourne 1-1 Abingdon Town
28 Solihull Borough 2-1 Emley
29 St Albans City 5-2 Bishop's Stortford
30 Tamworth 0-1 Lancaster City
31 Wisbech Town 2-2 Raunds Town
32 Yeading 2-0 St Leonards Stamcroft

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
9 Leigh R M I 1-0 Bradford Park Avenue
13 Margate 5-1 Corby Town
23 Grantham Town 1-0 Marine
24 Winsford United 0-0 Matlock Town
(Winsford United won 5-3 on penalties)
25 Cambridge City 6-3 Merthyr Tydfil
27 Abingdon Town 1-2 Sittingbourne
31 Raunds Town 4-0 Wisbech Town

1st round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Altrincham 2-0 Runcorn
2 Ashton United 0-0 Chorley
3 Barrow 1-1 Worksop Town
4 Bashley 3-0 Raunds Town
5 Basingstoke Town 0-1 Gloucester City
6 Bath City 0-0 Hastings Town
7 Bishop Auckland 3-1 Colwyn Bay
8 Boreham Wood 2-1 Chelmsford City
9 Burton Albion 2-1 Witton Albion
10 Dagenham & Redbridge 1-0 Billericay Town
11 Enfield 1-1 Cheltenham Town
12 Grantham Town 1-1 Leigh R M I
13 Gresley Rovers 4-4 Leek Town
14 Guiseley 0-0 Telford United
15 Halifax Town 2-1 Blyth Spartans
16 Hayes 4-0 Cambridge City
17 Hednesford Town 2-1 Gainsborough Trinity
18 Hereford United 3-0 Dulwich Hamlet
19 Hyde United 2-1 Boston United
20 Kettering Town 1-0 Dorchester Town
21 Kidderminster Harriers 4-1 Berkhamsted Town
22 Lancaster City 0-3 Northwich Victoria
23 Morecambe 4-0 Solihull Borough
24 Purfleet 0-1 Dover Athletic
25 Rushden & Diamonds 4-0 Farnborough Town
26 Southport 3-0 Winsford United
27 St Albans City 0-0 Sittingbourne
28 Stalybridge Celtic 2-4 Gateshead
29 Stevenage Borough 2-2 Chesham United
30 Welling United 1-1 Slough Town
31 Woking 0-1 Margate
32 Yeovil Town 0-0 Yeading

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
2 Chorley 0-2 Ashton United
3 Worksop Town 2-4 Barrow
6 Hastings Town 0-1 Bath City
11 Cheltenham Town 5-1 Enfield
12 Leigh R M I 0-0 Grantham Town
(Grantham Town won 4-3 on penalties)
13 Leek Town 3-1 Gresley Rovers
14 Telford United 4-0 Guiseley
27 Sittingbourne 0-1 St Albans City
29 Chesham United 0-3 Stevenage Borough
30 Slough Town 2-1 Welling United
32 Yeading 1-0 Yeovil Town

2nd round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Altrincham 2-0 Morecambe
2 Barrow 2-1 St Albans City
3 Bath City 2-3 Grantham Town
4 Bishop Auckland 1-4 Boreham Wood
5 Cheltenham Town 3-1 Rushden & Diamonds
6 Dagenham & Redbridge 0-5 Hyde United
7 Gateshead 1-2 Stevenage Borough
8 Gloucester City 1-1 Burton Albion
9 Halifax Town 1-1 Slough Town
10 Hayes 5-0 Kidderminster Harriers
11 Hednesford Town 5-0 Leek Town
12 Hereford United 0-2 Dover Athletic
13 Margate 1-2 Bashley
14 Northwich Victoria 4-0 Kettering Town
15 Telford United 0-1 Ashton United
16 Yeading 0-6 Southport

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
8 Burton Albion 2-2 Gloucester City
(Gloucester City won 6-5 on penalties)
9 Slough Town 2-0 Halifax Town

3rd round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Altrincham 0-2 Southport
2 Ashton United 0-1 Cheltenham Town
3 Barrow 1-0 Northwich Victoria
4 Grantham Town 2-1 Hednesford Town
5 Hayes 2-0 Bashley
6 Hyde United 0-2 Dover Athletic
7 Slough Town 1-1 Boreham Wood
8 Stevenage Borough 1-1 Gloucester City

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
7 Boreham Wood 1-2 Slough Town
8 Gloucester City 1-2 Stevenage Borough

4th round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Cheltenham Town 1-0 Hayes
2 Dover Athletic 1-1 Barrow
3 Grantham Town 1-1 Southport
4 Stevenage Borough 0-1 Slough Town

Replays[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
2 Barrow 0-0 Dover Athletic
(Dover Athletic won 5-4 on penalties)
3 Southport 3-1 Grantham Town

Semi finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team
1 Cheltenham Town 2-1 Dover Athletic
2 Slough Town 0-1 Southport

Second leg[edit]

Tie Home Team Score Away Team Aggregate
1 Dover Athletic 2-2 Cheltenham Town 3-4
2 Southport 1-1 Slough Town 2-1

Final[edit]

Tie[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team
Cheltenham Town 1-0 Southport

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