The FA Cup is a tournament steeped in tradition and a rich history, and for non-league clubs, the First Round Proper is where the magic happens. It’s a chance for the underdogs to pit their skills against professional teams, and for many, reaching this stage is an achievement in itself.
For March Town United, a lowly ranked non-league club, their FA Cup journey was nothing short of memorable. Victories over Cambridge City, St Neots, King’s Lynn, local rivals Wisbech Town and Lowestoft Town led them, in 1955, to the First Round Proper for the first time in the club’s history.
On 19 November 1955 March Town United lined up against third division Brentford for a day they will never forget.
I wrote an article for the Fenland Citizen about this memorable FA Cup run for March Town United.