Warrington Town is our FA Cup team now

Cantilever Park - home of our new team, Warrington Town

In our FA cup run this season we started with Padiham who lost 5-0 at Staveley Miners Welfare in the Extra-Preliminary Round. Staveley then went out in the Preliminary Round, losing 3-1 at home against Parkgate.

And so, yesterday, into the First Round Qualifying and our team was Parkgate who were drawn at home against Warrington Town. Yes, you've guessed, they lost.

Our hat trick hero from the previous round was Parkgate's William Senior, and he was on the mark again yesterday, giving Parkgate a 1-0 lead in first half stoppage time.

Parkgate held that lead until the 66th minute but two goals in three minutes turned the game on its head. First Chris Gahagan equalised and then Louis Corrigan put the visitors in front. It was Corrigan again, this time with a penalty in the 89th minute who gave Warrington a 3-1 win and a place in the Second Round Qualifying when they will be faced with the added hurdle of being the Clarets Mad team.

There were 122 in attendance as we say goodbye to Parkgate and, for now, the teams from the Koolsport League.

The biggest scorers on the day were AFC Hornchurch and Truro City who both recorded 8-2 wins against Oxhey Jets and Bridgwater Town respectively.

It wasn't the best of days for our most local teams with Bacup Borough, Ramsbottom United and Rossendale United all going out. Their opponents were Bamber Bridge, Leigh Genesis and Skelmersdale United.

We now await the draw for the Second Round Qualifying when the winners from the First Round Qualifying are joined by the teams from the Blue Square Bet North and South Leagues. These teams will contest the next two rounds. And we await the opponents for Warrington Town who collected a further £3,000 in prize money for this win.

The First Round Qualifying Results

Tadcaster Albion 3 Shildon 0
Ossett Albion 1 Whitley Bay 2
Durham City 1 Dunston UTS 3 (played at Esh Winning)
North Ferriby United 2 Ossett Town 1
Ashington 3 Northallerton Town 1
Norton & Stockton Ancients 2 Chester-Le-Street Town 1
West Auckland Town 3 Bradford Park Avenue 1
Newcastle Benfield 1 Spennymoor Town 0
Thackley 3 Marske United 1
FC Halifax Town 2 Whitby Town 0
FC United of Manchester 3 Radcliffe Borough 0
Parkgate 1 Warrington Town 3
Nantwich Town 4 Burscough 0
Salford City 0 Northwich Victoria 1
Curzon Ashton 1 New Mills 1
Prescot Cables 2 Ashton United 2
Frickley Athletic 3 Kendal Town 2
Marine 1 Colwyn Bay 1
Bamber Bridge 2 Bacup Borough 0
Rossendale United 3 Leigh Genesis 4
Stocksbridge Park Steels 4 Trafford 2
Glossop North End 0 Mossley AFC 4
Ramsbottom United 0 Skelmersdale United 2
Woodley Sports 2 Sheffield 2 (played at Cheadle Town)
Wednesfield 5 Rugby Town 1
Stourbridge 2 Romulus 0
Evesham United 1 Coleshill Town 3
Leamington 2 Brackley Town 2
Pilkington XXX 0 Market Drayton Town 2
Oadby Town 2 Dosthill Colts 1
Coventry Sphinx 1 Sutton Coldfield Town 0
Tipton Town 1 Norton United 0
Kidsgrove Athletic 3 Chasetown 0
Coalville Town 5 Eccleshall 0
Bartley Green 1 Bedworth United 1
Hednesford Town 1 Newcastle Town 2
Winterton Rangers 2 Radcliffe Olympic 2
Bottesford Town 0 Buxton 3
Lincoln Moorlands Railway 2 Gresley 2
Matlock Town 3 Worksop Town 1
Spalding United 2 Brigg Town 2
Holbrook Sports 1 Loughborough Dynamo 3
Barwell 2 Hucknall Town 0
Shirebrook Town 1 Lincoln United 3
Carlton Town 1 Dunkirk 1
Retford United 0 Mickleover Sports 5
Cambridge City 3 Long Buckby 0
Lowestoft Town 7 Desborough Town 1
Ely City 0 Stewarts & Lloyds Corby 1
Woodford United 1 Bury Town 3
Felixstowe & Walton United 2 Wellingborough Town 1
Needham Market 6 AFC Kempston Rovers 1
Leiston 3 St Neots Town 2
Biggleswade Town 3 Stamford AFC 3
Great Wakering Rovers 2 Harrow Borough 4
Brentwood Town 4 Aylesbury United 0
Wealdstone 7 Tring Athletic 0
Hemel Hempstead Town 1 Concord Rangers 2
Burnham 2 Colney Heath 1
Romford 1 Crawley Green 1
North Greenford United 2 Northwood 1
Ilford 0 Maldon & Tiptree 1
AFC Hornchurch 8 Oxhey Jets 2
Canvey Island 4 Newport Pagnell Town 1
Redbridge 2 London Colney 0
Grays Athletic 1 Windsor & Eton 0 (at East Thurrock United)
Stanway Rovers 1 Bedford Town 1
Arlesey Town 0 Enfield Town 2
Billericay Town 1 Tilbury 0
East Thurrock United 2 Leighton Town 1
Hendon 4 Cheshunt 1
Hitchin Town 2 Aveley 1
Harlow Town 1 Bethnal Green United 1
Burnham Ramblers 0 Chesham United 3
Hythe Town 2 Epsom & Ewell 0
Sholing 5 Hassocks 0
Corinthian Casuals 1 Erith & Belvedere 2
Cobham 0 Chipstead 1
Sutton United 1 Alton Town 2
Carshalton Athletic 2 Tunbridge Wells 1
Tonbridge Angels 0 Guildford City 1
Tooting & Mitcham United 4 Walton Casuals 1
Godalming Town 1 Metropolitan Police 2
Erith Town 1 Slough Town 0
Beckenham Town 3 Norton Sports 2
Burgess Hill Town 3 Eastbourne Town 2
Fleet Town 3 Faversham Town 1
Folkestone Invicta 4 Horsham 2
Kingstonian v Croydon Athletic - walkover for Kingstonian
Whitstable Town 1 East Grinstead Town 0
Ashford Town (Middx) 1 Worthing 1
Whitehawk 3 Maidstone United 1
Cray Wanderers 1 South Park 0
Binfield 0 Margate 3
Bognor Regis Town 3 Hastings United 2
Walton & Hersham 1 Bashley 4
Andover 0 Chertsey Town 4 (played at Whitchurch United)
Bitton AFC 2 Old Woodstock Town 3
Oxford City 0 Mangotsfield United 1
Swindon Supermarine 4 Brading Town 0
Banbury United 1 Chippenham Town 2
Newport (IOW) 0 Bishop's Cleeve 3
Thatcham Town 0 Thame United 1
Almondsbury Town 1 Bristol Manor Farm 1
Hungerford Town 6 Totton & Eling 2
Highworth Town 1 Salisbury City 1
Hamble ASSC 1 Wootton Bassett Town 1
Cinderford Town 5 Ringwood Town 0
Cirencester Town 0 Didcot Town 0
Tiverton Town 1 Paulton Rovers 1
Truro City 8 Bridgwater Town 2
Torpoint Athletic 2 Clevedon Town 4
Wimborne Town 1 Sherborne Town 3
Bodmin Town 1 Poole Town 4
Taunton Town 1 Weymouth 2
Frome Town 1 Willand Rovers 0