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Que Sera, Sera - Whatever Will Be, Will Be - We've Got Herd Immunity - Que Sera, Sera
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Nice to imagine a packed Wembley singing that thread title in unison when a vaccine gets rolled out, even if next May is probably a bit soon for it.

Either way, it's all a bit quiet on here, which is a shame - the first round has had some fantastic games, including an eleven-goal thriller between Torquay and Crawley. Currently watching Oxford City against Northampton, and the underdogs are unlucky to only be at 1-1; again, even without a proper cup crowd it's brilliant, exciting, passionate football. There's already been success for non-league sides with Chorley, Darlington, Solihull Moors and Boreham Wood beating league opposition. Can we see another?

Having already missed one penalty, Oxford City score a second and take a deserved 2-1 lead. 22 minutes to hold on for the upset.

All wrapped up. Oxford City through to face Shrewsbury in the second round.
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That game at Torquay was amazing. We were watching the Final Score special on Sunday afternoon. Brilliant.
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Good to see Havant & Waterlooville through to the second round for the first time since their 2007-08 run, when they took the lead twice at Anfield in the fourth round. I also missed out Marine's win on penalties against Colchester. With those two drawn against each other (plus Canvey Island playing Boreham Wood) we're guaranteed at least a couple of minnows in the third round.
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With the Second Round coming up this weekend, a quick look at the lowest-placed team left in the competition: at home to fellow non-leaguers and with a decent chance of progressing.


Marine FC


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Founded in 1894 and currently competing in the eighth-tier Northern Premier League Division One North West, Marine FC - named after a hotel on the seafront have played at Rossett Park since 1903. Going professional in 1974 under manager Roly Howard - the longest-serving in post-war English football, at the helm from 1972 to 2005 - in the early 1990s they were responsible for giving youth player Jason McAteer to a (somewhat) grateful world. A win against Havant & Waterlooville on Sunday would equal their best-ever FA Cup run in 1992-93, when they made it to the Third Round and were defeated 3-1 by Crewe Alexandra.

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