Which non-league clubs are still remaining in the FA Cup?

The culmination of the 2022 FIFA World Cup has left football fans in the lurch. The four-week footballing extravaganza officially came to a close on December 18th, and now football fans are looking for their next fix. Well, worry not. The Premier League gets back underway on Boxing Day, and then the world’s oldest cup competition returns in early January, the FA Cup. Oddschecker, which provides football odds and offers, has made Manchester City the favourites to lift the trophy this season, avenging the loss they suffered to Liverpool in the semifinals last season.


Unfortunately for the Walthamstow faithful, their FA Cup round game to a grinding halt at the very first hurdle. They were defeated 2-1 by Buckhurst Hill back in the Extra Preliminary Round back in August. Although that was a disappointment for The Stags’ faithful, there are still three non-league sides remaining in the competition for them to root for.


A number of winnable ties 

The first of our non-league sides that will be competing in the FA Cup third round is Chesterfield. The Spireites have seen off two football league opponents already in the opening two rounds. They firstly defeated Northampton Town 2-1 at home in the first round, before stunning AFC Wimbledon away from home in the second, with goals from Armando Dobra and Jeff King sealing an impressive 2-0 victory. They will face former Premier League regulars West Bromwich Albion at the Technique Stadium and will be hoping to continue in their giant-killing ways.


Boreham Wood were one of the stories of the FA Cup last term. They famously defeated Championship side Bournemouth in the fourth round, setting up a fifth-round trip to face Everton at Goodison Park. The Toffees would have too much for their fifth-tier opponents, however, eventually winning 2-0 thanks to a Salomon Rondon double. In this year’s third round, they face League One’s Accrington Stanley in a tie that is most certainly winnable.


Last, but certainly not least, are Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham. They travel to Coventry City in the third round and will be looking for their biggest win during their Hollywood owners’ tenure. The top scorer in the competition so far this term is The Red Dragons’ Paul Mullin, and he will be looking to add to the five goals he’s bagged already. If  Wrexham can pull off the upset away at the home of second-tier opposition, it would make a cracking episode on the next season of Welcome to Wrexham, so fingers crossed they can do it.

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