09th November 2018 - FA Cup, Hampton & Richmond Borough, FA Trophy, Witton Albion and the Managerial Merry-go-round

Nov 09, 2018, 05:00 AM

As Cup fever grips, @FACupFactfile Phil Annets returns with a stack of facts, stats and FA Cup related information as the competition hits the First Round Proper. 6 all non league ties and many potential cupsets from the league v non-league ties.

One man hoping for a cupset is Hampton & Richmond Borough manager Gary McCann who sees his side take on former FA Cup semi-finalists Oldham Athletic on Monday in the last tie of the round in front of the BT Sport cameras. Here he tells Tim Fuell why he is disappointed with his side's league form going into the tie.

Away from the FA Cup, it is is also FA Trophy weekend as that competition reaches the 2nd Qualifying Round. Director of Witton Albion Mark Harris explains why the competition is so important to his club ahead of their tie at home to AFC Rushden and Diamonds. With his other hat on as Chairman of the Northern Premier League he also discusses the pyramid re-organisation and why the process is only just underway.

Matt Badcock, Senior Writer at the Non League Paper is back with an insight into what will be in this weekend's issue. He also discusses the managerial change at Ebbsfleet as Daryll McMahon departs to be replaced by Gary Hill and the situation at Eastleigh where club hero Ben Strevens has been handed the job permanently and has brought in former Basingstoke Town boss Jason Bristow as his assistant, which in turn sees Terry Brown return back as manager at Basingstoke from his Director of Football role.