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FA Trophy Fifth Round Draw

The FA Trophy Fifth Round Draw was made on Monday afternoon with teams eagerly awaiting to know who they will face next up.

For the FA Trophy, eight ties have been drawn out with still a big number of clubs remaining, with ties for this stage of the competition set to play out on the 6th of February 2021, with the losing club getting £1,750 and the winners receiving £6,000.

Eight Fourth Round fixtures still need to be played after they were postponed at the weekend and one team already had a bye to today’s draw.

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Havant & Waterlooville were awarded a walkover due to an Altrincham player testing positive for Covid, forcing them to forfeit.

Of the ties that did go ahead, there were three upsets produced, find out who beat who below…

A first half goal coming from skipper Will Hatfield deservedly put National League North outfit Darlington into the last 16 of the Buildbase FA Trophy.

The Quakers produced a superb response after suffering two away defeats, Darlo putting in a good all round team performance, especially at the point of Weymouth pushing for a equaliser with the final minutes of the game playing at at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

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Peterborough Sports are another team to have reached the last 16 of this season’s FA Trophy, picking up their fifth win of this season’s competition.

They had already knocked out Gainsborough, AFC Rushden & Diamonds, Hitchin Town and Basford United, the latest team at the weekend against Bath City.

Mark Jones put the Premier Division Central side one up on the stroke of half time and it proved to be the winning goal of the game.

They showed a decent first half display, dominated the play throughout and deservedly got a goal at the very end of the half, before managing to hold on for the win come the end of the second half.

The third and final upset of the round so far saw Hornchurch, members of the Isthmian League Premier Division, knock out King’s Lynn Town of the National League.

A cross was fed in and steered wide of Joe Wright by Kairo Mitchell, making it 1-0 to the favourites on the 18th minute.

On the 30th minute mark, Hornchurch had the ball in the net, but it was ruled out for offside.

There was a goal for the hosts that did count however and that came from Liam Nash in the 52nd minute to level the scoreline.

No more goals could be scored and penalties it was down to, which ended up seeing Hornchurch come out victorious, winning the shootout 3-0. Cue scenes.


1 Sutton United v Bromley or Woking
2 Aldershot Town or Solihull Moors v Boston United or Chesterfield
3 Darlington v Wealdstone or Gloucester City
4 Stamford or Hereford v Kettering Town or Leamington
5 Havant & Waterlooville v Notts County
6 FC Halifax Town or Southport v Boreham Wood or Torquay United 
7 Oxford City v Peterborough Sports
Hornchurch v Maidstone United


Weymouth (5) 0–1 Darlington (6)
Sutton United (5) 3–1 Dagenham & Redbridge (5)
Stockport County (5) 1–2 Notts County (5)
Maidstone United (6) 2–1 Dorking Wanderers (6)
Havant & Waterlooville (6) W/O Altrincham (5)
Bath City (6) 0–1 Peterborough Sports (7)
Hornchurch (7) 1–1 (3–0 p) King’s Lynn Town (5)
Oxford City (6) 4–2 Haringey Borough (7)


Monday 18 January 2021
Wealdstone (5) – Gloucester City (6)

Tuesday 19 January 2021
Kettering Town (6) – Leamington (6)
FC Halifax Town (5) – Southport (6)
Aldershot Town (5) – Solihull Moors (5)
Boreham Wood (5) – Torquay United (5)
Stamford (8) – Hereford (6)
Bromley (5) – Woking (5)

Wednesday 20 January 2021
Boston United (6) – Chesterfield (5)

Fans reacted after the FA Trophy Fifth Round Draw was made on Monday afternoon…

@DeanGripton: Ridiculous not to be regionalised north/south draw this season.

@ThatDaveW: A very exciting tie for @OxCityFC!

@TORQUAYTALK: Torquay cup draws.. ‘So who did you play last season? Ah I see, well you can play them again if you want’ #tufc

@ferrarif50lover: We really, REALLY, need out of this competition. We’ve an advantage of having played more games than most and not having a backlog. We don’t need to be artificially adding that back in to our detriment.

@Tommyktufc: If we win tomorrow, send the reserves, focus has to be on winning the league. #tufc

@SamualMykola (Halifax fan): Wow that’s a tough draw for us

@JacobRanson27: Big draw for Wealdstone as well if they can progress this evening

@LeoWerin (Wealdstone fan): If (big if) we can get through tonight, that would have been one hell of an away day.

@micky9nufc (Wealdstone fan): Bloody hell potentially another game up my neck of the woods I will miss out on

@SimplySuvo92: The FA clearly don’t want #Notts to win the #FATrophy as not only have we been drawn away again, we’ve also got to play two teams.

@JakeFCHT_: Probably will be the hardest game no matter how far we get

@StephenRushton2: Very tough draw if we get past Southport. At least we are at The Shay

@fylde_n: Oh toughie

@StephenRushton2: Boringwood or Torquay at home if we get past Southport. Don’t think we could have got a tougher draw

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