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NMA Blog Cup: Round 1 Results + Round 2 Draw

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See if your team is still kicking, and who you will face next!

Non league team dreaming of round 3 - A makeshift gazebo selling club souvenirs inside St Georges Stadium, home ground of Wealdstone FC
The last non-league teams are dreaming of surviving to the 3rd round to play a big team.
Photo by Colin McPherson/Corbis via Getty Images

DGW-24 was round-1 proper of the NMA Blog Cup. Just seven more rounds to go!

With the arrival of the teams who qualified in places 45-92 before the competition, I expected some good performances, and that was certainly the case. Seven of the top scores for the week were involved in round one. There were 40 matches, so the 40 winning teams go through to round two (see the draw below).

There are just 11 ‘non-league’ teams remaining out of the original 77, while 12 ‘league 2’ teams and 17 ‘league 1’ teams made it through, showing that the higher-ranked teams are tending to advance, but by no means all of them. Some notable matches included Tolaria beating MIFFY_FC by 204.5 to 197.5 (I expect MIFFY_FC was a bit miffed by this), while at the other end of the performance spectrum, Gyimah triumphed over Mykonos Nut Shots by 68.5 to 60. The largest victory margin was for Team Rockdelux over Team GMcDTest by 201.5 to 59, while the closest match saw blog chief’s Team DavidBrian beat DISCO ARGYLE by 158 to 154. There was also a team name change, with blog contributor Padawan boldly changing his team name to 2021 Cup Winners — which seemed to be tempting fate, but so far it has worked since his team beat ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ by 130.5 to 114.5.

Round 1 results

Qual league Team Score : Score Team Qual league
Qual league Team Score : Score Team Qual league
League 1 BK FC 175 : 134 Team xlstep League 2
Non-League Winning Dalot 62.5 : 200 Karmakaze Squirrels Non-League
Non-League Viduka's bar & Grill 172 : 194.5 Real Ale Madrid Non-League
Non-League GREGORY 95 : 89 Team Kavedas Non-League
League 1 Whithy Dragons 177 : 160 BOOMSHAKALAKAS League 2
League 2 IHUC14 67.5 : 157 JenJen11 League 1
League 2 JFDI 158.5 : 148.5 Team Xyrophobia League 2
League 2 Team taquito 201.5 : 116 OnHisWayAllez Non-League
League 2 Peace 153 : 142 Team tampatonz League 2
Non-League Kings fc 126 : 155 Team goodgrief League 2
Non-League Team 3timelucky 81 : 71.5 Team lifo League 2
League 1 DISCO ARGYLE 154 : 158 Team DavidBrian League 2
Non-League Team TennisBone 81 : 97.5 TEAM MATT Non-League
Non-League Team mm5000 106.5 : 40.5 Team Nobblers Non-League
League 1 PPQ 177 : 169.5 [TyF] CutThroat Piranhas League 2
League 2 Team DevilinRed 155 : 112.5 Team ivangyc League 2
League 1 Team Baziu 156.5 : 170.5 Team Ntang00 League 2
League 1 Team Rockdelux 201.5 : 59 Team GMcDTest League 2
League 1 Team Hooligans_United 157.5 : 96 Team bergkamper Non-League
League 1 Buitre 113 : 82.5 WillianZohore Non-League
League 2 Team wengc1980 153 : 93.5 ITUSXI Non-League
Non-League Team rmounce 105 : 151.5 Ultimate AGFC League 1
League 1 Team Stijnen 168 : 110 Team Dhebson Non-League
Non-League Mykonos Nut Shots 60 : 68.5 Gyimah Non-League
Non-League Team Pikey666 128 : 142 Genesis United Non-League
League 1 Team Prices_went_Crazy 104 : 113 Smokey's Dogs of War Non-League
League 1 Lua Lua 166 : 170.5 Hall_Of_Fame League 2
League 1 Team Galbatoreix 151.5 : 146 Muddy FC Non-League
Non-League G-concept 105 : 126.5 Team Arde League 2
League 1 MIFFY_FC 197.5 : 204.5 Tolaria League 1
League 1 Young Lions FA 140 : 117.5 ArsenalVn Non-League
League 1 Cactus Functus 172 : 165 Team Shocking League 2
League 1 2021 Cup Winners 130.5 : 114.5 ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ League 2
League 1 Shamrock Brigade 140.5 : 182 Makhai Non-League
League 1 Team paulys_dreamteam 137 : 75 FLORIDA Non-League
League 1 Bravo United 156 : 183 Team AddisBuna League 1
League 2 Team aerol 110 : 143.5 Team msneezie31 League 1
League 2 GoGreen 172 : 107.5 COURTEOUS FC Non-League
Non-League Team nasro 94 : 201.5 Team c444si League 2
Non-League Team g9efthymios 139 : 190.5 Wednesday23 Non-League

Congratulations to the 40 winning managers! The draw for round 2 (GW-26) is below. The 20 winning teams will join the 44 top-ranked teams (Premier League and Championship) for round 3 in GW-28.

NMA Cup Round 2 draw

Qual league Team v Team Qual league
Qual league Team v Team Qual league
League 2 Peace v 2021 Cup Winners League 1
Non-League Team mm5000 v Team wengc1980 League 2
League 1 Team msneezie31 v Team 3timelucky Non-League
Non-League GREGORY v Team Arde League 2
League 2 Team taquito v Team Galbatoreix League 1
League 2 JFDI v Team AddisBuna League 1
League 1 Team Hooligans_United v BK FC League 1
Non-League Real Ale Madrid v Whithy Dragons League 1
League 2 Hall_Of_Fame v Buitre League 1
League 2 Team c444si v TEAM MATT Non-League
League 1 Young Lions FA v Team goodgrief League 2
League 1 Cactus Functus v Team Stijnen League 1
League 1 Ultimate AGFC v Team Rockdelux League 1
League 1 JenJen11 v Makhai Non-League
League 1 Tolaria v PPQ League 1
League 2 Team Ntang00 v Genesis United Non-League
League 2 GoGreen v Team DevilinRed League 2
Non-League Wednesday23 v Team paulys_dreamteam League 1
Non-League Smokey's Dogs of War v Team DavidBrian League 2
Non-League Karmakaze Squirrels v Gyimah Non-League

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Best of luck to all the teams in Round 2, which will take place in game week 26, so now is the time to start preparing!

How did you do? Did you make it through or did something conspire to put you out — Pep rotation or unexpected injuries maybe? How do you feel about your draw?

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