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bezza
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Would anyone know as a matter of interest when the last time a FA cup tie was played on a ground without floodlights from the 1st round proper onwards.
I am guessing it may be Ton Pentre V Cardiff in 1986 but am uncertain !



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I can remember Tuesday afternoon replays in the qualifying rounds up until the early 80's.


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I think Brimsdown v St Albans City !st Qualifying Round replay in 1991/92 was an afternoon kick off.



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Brimsdown v St Albans was played on 1.10.91 and must have been an evening game because I saw it and was working at the time.
It was a 2nd Qualfying round replay, the St Albans 'keeper was sent off and Brimsdown won 2-0. I seem to remember StAlbans were not particularly gracious in defeat that night.


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Possibly the most bizarre day ever in my football travelling life concerned FA Cup replays in an afternoon.
Who else was at Hailsham v Tilbury which was abandoned in extra-time as it was dark? Tilbury equalised late I think meaning extra-time but the referee said that although it would start he would not finish it as light was fading fast. Predictably Tilbury scored again and he called it off at half-time of extra-time with the neutrals desperate to get on the road for a mad dash to Redhill v Folkestone. The away side had four sent off and still won with seven men (and should have been more therefore should also have been abandoned). The away support tried to attack the officials in their dressing room after the game. Bedlam but priceless.


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From my records I went to Portfield v Egham Tn on 2/9/87 kick-off 6pm.


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Going off at a slight tangent....in January 1974 I saw Bolton v Southampton in a 4th Round replay. It was a Wednesday 2pm kick-off. No floodlights due to the electricity crisis.


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At tangent off a tangent at the same period I saw QPR v Plymouth in a FLC 5th(?) Round match in a midweek afternoon KO, Dave R may have been there too.


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Thanks for the feedback on this, but my initial question was if anyone knew the last time an fa cup tie was played at a ground without floodlights from the 1st round proper onwards which no-one has answered. I thought it might be Ton pentre against Cardiff in 1986 season,as I recall the game having an early Saturday afternoon kick off in the days without sky tv.



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At tangent off a tangent at the same period I saw QPR v Plymouth in a FLC 5th(?) Round match in a midweek afternoon KO, Dave R may have been there too.



Hi John. Indeed I was at QPR. It was FLC 4th Round and the best Plymouth performance I've ever seen (QPR were second in the old Division 1, not having lost at home for a year, and Plymouth were languishing in Div3. Argyle won 3-0). However, I'm sure it was an evening match.

In the 5th Round Argyle won 2-1 at Birmingham. That was a Wednesday and definitely a 2pm kick-off.

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Anyway of checking that Dave, my programme will be buried in a box somewhere!
I remember four of us took the day off College & drove back afterwards.
Think I remember generator was brought in as a back up by QPR.


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Programme says 7.30pm.

Just checked my records : the crowd was 19,072. Don't think QPR would have got that many on a midweek afternoon.


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Thanks Dave, generator must have been used to run the floodlights. Must have got home lot later than I thought!!!


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I recall going to a 3rd round midweek afternoon tie in the FA Cup in 1970-71 when Third Division Rochdale 'hammered' First Division Coventry City 2-1.


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I was at a Tuesday afternoon 1977/78 3rd Qualifying Round replay at Weston-super-Mare which Worcester City won 2-1.


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So it must have been around 1988 when non-floodlit clubs were refused entry to the FA Cup?


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I recall going to a 3rd round midweek afternoon tie in the FA Cup in 1970-71 when Third Division Rochdale 'hammered' First Division Coventry City 2-1.

Hi Paul,
was also there at 3-00 ko on Jan 11,1971 in front of 13,011 spactators this was followed by Halifax V Torquay Div 3 game at 19-30. 2-0 with 4,022 there. BUT the thread is games at grounds without lights, seeing as I also visited Rochdale that same season for night games on Sept 14th and Nov 2nd your point is what. Lights were available and I cant remember why it was an afternoon kick off !


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So it must have been around 1988 when non-floodlit clubs were refused entry to the FA Cup?



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So what was the very last midweek afternoon replay in the FA Cup? I don't remember them taking place as late as 1991 or 1992.


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BUT the thread is games at grounds without lights, seeing as I also visited Rochdale that same season for night games on Sept 14th and Nov 2nd your point is what.



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In the competition proper, was the most recent midweek afternoon game Burton v Leicester, behind closed doors somewhere (Coventry?), in the mid 80s?


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In the competition proper, was the most recent midweek afternoon game Burton v Leicester, behind closed doors somewhere (Coventry?), in the mid 80s?


I can advance that to the 1992/3 season, when Peterborough's 1st round replay with Kingstonian was re-staged behind closed doors on a Friday afternoon (at Peterborough).


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So what was the very last midweek afternoon replay in the FA Cup? I don't remember them taking place as late as 1991 or 1992.



Beckenham Town 0 Berkhamsted Town 1, Second Qualifying Round Replay 1992-93.

Beckenham hoped to have their lights operative for the 1993-94 season, and were accepted in to the FA Cup on the proviso that they were up and running, but they weren't so they had to scratch from the competition.

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Very interesting - what time did the Beckenham game kick off in midweek?


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BUT the thread is games at grounds without lights, seeing as I also visited Rochdale that same season for night games on Sept 14th and Nov 2nd your point is what.



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Cant you read or just plain dumb ? Well, why was it an afternoon kick off ?

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