19th April 2024

On 18th April 2024, the Club first learned of the decision to remove the provision of replayed fixtures in the FA Cup. The Club is renowned for its giant-killings in the FA Cup and has a rich history in the competition. Part of the magic of the competition comes from these replays.

FA Cup replays are also of vital financial importance to non-league clubs. The decision appears to have been taken without any consideration for non-league clubs and without consultation, based on the further statement made on April 19.

We are considering what steps to take and will liaise with other clubs as to the appropriate way forward.