The Final Eight: Best FA Trophy Runs So Far For The Remaining Sides

9 months ago By Tom Feaheny

We have taken a look back at how the remaining eight teams have done in this competition previously.

Included in the final eight are a previous, some that have had their best time in the competition so far from this season and a new entrant who before the 2017/18 campaign had never been involved in the Buildbase FA Trophy, writes Tom Feaheny.

Stockport County V Brackley Town

These two Vanarama National League North sides meet once again this time in the cup competition knowing they are just two rounds away from playing at Wembley.

Since entering the competition during the 2011/12 season, this is the furthest the side have gone by reaching this stage, they have done it the hard way as well, with having three replays so far.

It was just over a year ago that Brackley Town defeated County in a replay, last season The Saints got to the last eight before losing to York City and have matches their best finish by getting to this game.

Billericay Town V Wealdstone

While Billericay Town are not currently in the Vanarama National League, they recently added two players from the league with Liam Hughes and Scott Doe joining from Guiseley and Dag & Red respectively.

Town are already on their best in the competition and have progressed through six rounds to get here, defeating Hungerford Town, Havant & Waterlooville and Harrogate Town in the process.

For Wealdstone their best time in the FA Trophy was when they won it in 1985 on May 11th Andy Graham and Lee Holmes gave the side a half-time lead against Boston United and despite missing a penalty during the first-half and conceding in the second they held on to win.

Leyton Orient V Gateshead

Leyton Orient are set for their first ever Buildbase FA Trophy fourth round tie, this is their first season in the competition with Justin Edinburgh hoping his side can make history.

Gateshead on the other hand have reached a stage further in the competition when they reached the semi-finals in the 2010-11 campaign.

The Heed didn't make the final though losing to Darlington 3-2 in the first-leg then drawing drawing at home 0-0.

Bromley V Spennymoor Town

Both these sides are having their best campaign in the competition, with the winner then being just two matches away from Wembley.

Bromley reached the second round of the Trophy last season that was their joint-best record but they were defeated by Welling United 2-1.

For Spennymoor Town the first round was their best run before now, that happened during the 2014-15 season when they lost to Hyde United.

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