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Kent League club Hythe Town in FA Cup history

FA Cup
Margate were the last Kent League club to reach the first round

Hythe Town have become the first Kent League club since the 1950s to reach the first round proper of the FA Cup.

They beat Blue Square Bet South side Staines Town 2-0 thanks to goals from Gary Mickleburgh and Dave Cook.

That was the sixth game Hythe, who are in the ninth tier, have won in this year's competition.

Defender Lee Shearer, on his 33rd birthday, told BBC Radio Kent: "That was one hell of a performance, we're ball number 64, that's nearly my age."

The former Leyton Orient, Dover and Ebbsfleet player added: "We never thought we'd get this far, but it just goes to show what happens with a bit of belief. It's what the FA Cup is all about."

Manager Scott Porter added: "I'm gobsmacked. We thought if we could match them in our heart and desire we could get a bit of luck, but we got more than luck, we got what we deserved, a 2-0 win."

Let's hope the draw is kind to us and we can enjoy the day and earn a lot more money for the football club because this is never going to happen again

Hythe manager Scott Porter

"You've done everyone proud, the football club, yourselves and me. Absolutely fantastic.

"You dream about days like this as a youngster. I'm going to be managing a non-League club in the first round. I am shocked, but all credit to the lads and the club. They deserve it.

"I now want a league club away, Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton, Charlton. You won't get anything out of those teams, so let's hope the draw is kind to us and we can enjoy the day and earn a lot more money for the football club because this is never going to happen again."

Hythe are now the lowest ranked team left in this year's competition.

Ebbsfleet United are also through to the first round after a 3-0 victory over Boreham Wood, who they beat in Blue Square Bet South seven days ago. Paul Lorraine, Ricky Shakes and Calum Willock scored the goals in a game that saw Boreham Wood's Leon McKenzie sent off against the same opposition two Saturdays running.

Dover and Dartford both face midweek home replays after draws against Farnborough and Leiston Town respectively.


FA Cup fourth qualifying round
Ebbsfleet United 3-0 Boreham Wood
Farnborough 1-1 Dover Athletic
Hythe Town 2-0 Staines Town
Leiston Town 0-0 Dartford

Blue Square Bet South
Welling United 3-1 Bishops Stortford

Ryman Premier Division
Aveley 0-3 Tonbridge Angels
Billericay Town 0-0 Margate
Sutton United 1-1 Cray Wanderers
Wealdstone 1-1 Maidstone United

Ryman Division One South
Chatham Town 1-1 Leatherhead
Eastbourne Town 4-1 Faversham Town
Ramsgate 5-1 Walton Casuals
Sittingbourne 2-2 Whitehawk
Whitstable Town 1-1 Burgess Hill Town

Ryman Division One North
Thamesmead Town 1-1 Leyton

Safety Net Associates Kent Premier League
Corinthian 0-2 Herne Bay
Deal Town 0-3 Greenwich Borough
Sporting Bengal 1-1 Erith/Belvedere
VCD Athletic 1-0 Lordswood

Kent League Cup First Round First Leg
Beckenham Town 4-0 Fisher
Erith Town 2-3 Norton Sports
Sevenoaks Town 0-1 Tunbridge Wells

Kent Intermediate Shield
APM 4-2 Tudor Sports
Bly Spartans 4-3 Staplehurst/Monarchs
Bredhurst Juniors 2-4 Stansfeld
Coney Hall 1-2 Orpington
Cray Valley 2-0 Greenways
Fleet Leisure 6-4 Premier
Hollands/Blair 3-1 Snodland
Kennington 1-3 Tonbridge Invicta
Larkfield/New Hythe 1-2 Belvedere
Otford 1-4 Farnborough
Sheppey United 1-8 Sheerness East
Sutton Athletic 5-4 Crockenhill
Swale United 1-0 Canterbury City
University of Kent 0-3 Rusthall
Wickham Park 1-5 Eltham Palace
Woodstock Park 3-4 Chipstead

Vandanel Kent County League Premier Division
Phoenix Sports 1-3 Bearsted

Division One
Metrogas 3-0 Forest Hill Park
New Romney 0-0 Milton/Fulston

Division Two
Bexleians 0-3 Hildenborough Athletic
Borden Village 5-0 Hawkenbury
Crofton Albion 0-0 Halls
Erith 147 Sports 2-0 Bexley
Lydd Town 2-0 Saint Nicholas
NK Aces 3-0 Tenterden Town
Saga Sports 5-3 Guru Nanak
Seven Acre Sports 1-2 Fleetdown United
Westerham 0-1 Bexley Borough

Barry Bundock West Kent Shield
Blackheath United 1-2 Lanes End

Les Leckie Cup
Bromley Green 3-0 Broadstairs


FA Cup fourth qualifying round
Dartford v Leiston Town
Dover Athletic v Farnborough

Blue Square Bet South
Bromley v Lewes

Ryman Premier Division
Billericay Town v Cray Wanderers
Concord Rangers v Margate
Folkestone Invicta v Tooting/Mitcham
Sutton United v Tonbridge Angels

Ryman Division One South
Faversham Town v Corinthian Casuals
Horsham YMCA v Ramsgate
Merstham v Whitstable Town
Whyteleafe v Chatham Town


Ryman Premier Division
Croydon Athletic v Maidstone United

Ryman Division One North
Waltham Forest v Thamesmead Town

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