FA SUNDAY CUP
to be played on Sunday 20th January
Burradon & New Fordley v Kensington Fields
The home side are currently top of the Cramlington Sunday League having won Division One last season and were unbeaten in league and cup fixtures this season up until Sunday 6th January when they went down 2-1 to Cramlington Brockwell.
Kensington Fields make the trip to the North-East from Merseyside. They are currently second in the Liverpool Business Houses League which is topped by Oyster Martyrs and also includes Mayfair and Lobster who play each other in the fourth round.
(picture courtesy of @Kizzyetrance)
GREENSIDE FC LINE UP BEFORE THE 2018/19 SEASON KICK OFF
(courtesy of @GreensideFC)
Sunderland Southwick v Greenside
Southwick FC have been ultra successful over the last few seasons. They were Champions of the Sunderland Sunday League Premier Division last season as well as well as three other Cup Finals. Southwick is a suburb of Sunderland on the North banks of the River Wear.
Greenside make the short trip form Ryton in Northumberland. They won the Durham FA Sunday Cup, North East Sunday League Centenary Cup and League title last season.
Joker v Oyster Martyrs
The visitors have a rich history in the FA Sunday Cup having won the famous competition in 2011 and 2013 and been runner's up in 2009 and 2014. They were beaten by the eventual winner's Hardwick Social at the Quarter-Final stage last season. Currently top of the Liverpool Business Houses League Premier Division which they won last season.
Joker FC play in the Rotherham and District Sunday League Round Table Premier which they have won for the past two seasons.
Can the Liverpool based side win the competition for a third time?
Birstall Stamford v Old Southall
Old Southall are currently second in the Middlesex County League (Sunday) Premier Division. They have a fantastic record of scoring hitting the net 63 times in their twelve games played so far this season of which two have been defeats to Barnes Albion in the league and Olympia in the London FA Sunday Challenge Cup.
Birstall is just North of Leicester and they play in the Leicester & Charnwood Sunday League Premier Division. They have a great record of eleven wins from eleven games this season - two of which have ended 5-4 and one 6-4. In total their goals for has been 54 and goals against 27.
There should be goals in this game.
Black Horse (Redditch) v St Josephs (Luton)
St Josephs are another side with a successful past in the competition. They won the competition in 1995 and 1996 and have been runner's up in 1998, 1999 and 2006. In the 1998 and 1999 were both defeats by penalty kicks.
They are currently in third position in the Northern Home Counties Sunday League Division 'A'.
Black Horse are currently top of the Bromsgrove Sunday League Division One and have a 100% winning record of thirteen wins in their league and cup games so far scoring 68 goals and letting in just 6 goals. One of their games finished 17-0 earlier in the season against South Birmingham FC in the WA Harris Cup - South Birmingham who are bottom of Division Two only had nine players that day.
Lambeth All Stars v East Christchurch SSC
The All Stars have a former Premier League star and International player within their ranks. Nyron Nosworthy, who is now 38 years of age, had a fantastic professional career and is most remembered for his time with Sunderland where he was a real fans favourite at The Stadium Of Light. They play in the Metropolitan Sunday League Ron Pope Premier Division against teams such as AFC Brixton and Groundhoppers to name a few.
There game in the last round against Broadwater was reversed as the orignal games was called off a number of times. They came from behind to win 1-2 AET in a game played at Littlehampton Town.
East Christchurch SSC play in the Bournemouth Hayward Sunday League Division One and are known as The Satsumas. They were Champions last season.
AFC Jacks v Aylesbury Flooring
Aylesbury Flooring share the same Berkhamsted Sunday Football League Premier Division as Gossoms End who won the competition in 2005.
They make the trip to the West Midlands where AFC Jacks play in the Wolverhampton and District Sunday League. AFFC will have a number of travelling supporters making the trip from Buckinghamshire.
Mayfair v Lobster
A huge game for Merseyside as the two Liverpool Business Houses League Premier Division rivals face off. They met in the league on Sunday 25th November which Lobster won 3-1.
Mayfair play their home games at the Anfield Sports Centre which is close to Anfield with Lobster playing a little further out of the city at the John Bosco School.
I expect this to be a really well attended game.