Congratulations to both Whitton United and March Town United who have both fought their way through to the First Round Qualifying of the FA Cup after overcoming higher league opponents this afternoon.

Whitton came from behind to beat Bet Victor Isthmian League Hertford Town 2-1 with Jacob Lay scoring the 80th minute winner for the team in green. A Jack Friend brace helped First Division March overcome United Counties League Wellingborough Town 2-1. It was the visitor’s first defeat of the season.

Four other Thurlow Nunn League sides have earned replays against higher league opponents. Ely City twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Wisbech Town while White Ensign‘s FA Cup adventure continues after a credible 3-3 draw at Takeley. There were 1-1 home draws for Godmanchester Rovers (v. St Neots Town) and FC Clacton (v. Witham Town). Three of the replays are scheduled for Tuesday 3 September with White Ensign’s scheduled for Wednesday 4 September.

The draw for the First Round Qualifying will be held on Tuesday 27 August at 1pm.