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NMA-11 Cup - Round-1 Results and Round-2 Draw

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GW-24 was Round-1 proper of the NMA-11 cup. There were 40 head-to-head fixtures comprising the 32 ‘non-league’ teams who made it through the qualifying round together with the 48 ‘league 1’ and ‘league 2’ teams based on NMA-11 league positions after week 20.

There were plenty of goals around this week, so there was some very high scoring for a single week, with 91 teams in the league overall breaking the 100-point mark, which is normally the sign of a good week. In fact, 13 teams broke the 150-point mark, including four who were participating in the cup this week. Additionally, Chelsea and Brighton didn’t have a game at all, and a few teams suffered badly from no-shows.

As usual with the head-to-head format, some comparatively low-scoring teams won through, and several high-scoring teams fell. The unluckiest team of the round must surely be Jfdi (aka Salford City) who scored 151.5 points, the 12-best score in the entire league, but came up against Lua Lua (aka Cheltenham Town) who scored a league second best 166.5. At the other end of the luck spectrum was Voetbal FC (aka Hungerford Town) who prevailed 69.5:48.5 against Dreaming United (Havant & Waterlooville).

Here are the Round 1 results in full:

NMA-11 Cup Round 1 results

Eqivalent team Team Score : Score Team Eqivalent team
Eqivalent team Team Score : Score Team Eqivalent team
Sunderland Team OGL1 107.5 : 121.5 Team DipoleFC Rotherham United
Ipswich Town THKSFIGHT 137.5 : 118.5 Team msneezie31 Accrington Stanley
Aldershot Town [TYF] Coolmend 73 : 32 man u Guiseley
Salford City Jfdi 151.5 : 166.5 Lua Lua Cheltenham Town
Swindon Town 2NE1 138 : 79.5 Team duckers Hartlepool United
Oxford City Team JBautista125 51.5 : 123 MKH Shrewsbury Town
Harrogate Town Ano's team 2021/22 118.5 : 50.5 Dark Storm FC Brackley Town
Forest Green Rovers [TyF] Saint Gakkos 138.5 : 142 Team ivangyc Oxford United
Slough Town teamanjewood 82 : 137 Fantastic XI Gillingham
Tranmere Rovers Lowmer 140.5 : 162.5 Killer Quokka Wigan Athletic
Sheffield Wednesday Team buitre 104.5 : 112 Team wengc1980 Chesterfield
Plymouth Argyle [TyF] That’s What She Saïd 128.5 : 67.5 Team DongRom Northampton Town
Mansfield Town Team AddisBuna 104 : 88 Team lifo Barnet
Rochdale Galbatoreix 122 : 93.5 Team Enadiz2015 Milton Keynes Dons
Woking HardasChuck 59.5 : 138.5 Team donnelly2007 Chippenham Town
Wrexham Team BrotherGreat 143.5 : 105.5 Team KenM Walsall
Torquay United Team intheorist 78 : 139.5 Team Pikey666 Colchester United
Stockport County Bottlers 54.5 : 128 Pigs F.C Scunthorpe United
Weymouth Team CathalDonnelly 142 : 135 Christian Soldiers Grimsby Town
Kidderminster Harriers Team tampatonz 106 : 126.5 Team Baziu Port Vale
Dorking Wanderers Team Dhivakhar 52.5 : 111 Ultimate AGFC Bristol Rovers
Charlton Athletic Team redstoglory 139 : 128.5 Team Shabusen Stevenage
Morecambe Team BlueBloodedx 94.5 : 72 VNPlayboyBackNartPro Dagenham & Redbridge
Lincoln City Team c444si 152 : 65.5 Team JackMcC98 King's Lynn Town
Leamington Team sean_mck23 68 : 108.5 Team minhtruong Eastleigh
Portsmouth Team BOOMSHAKALAKAS 80 : 112.5 Cactus Functus Exeter City
Altrincham FC Goldie 147 : 134 Vidukas Bar and Grill Boreham Wood
Barrow Team G2FC 96.5 : 76.5 Team mandamus Yeovil Town
Havant & Waterlooville Dreaming United 48.5 : 69.5 Voetbal FC Hungerford Town
Crawley Town Team saxo 122 : 116 Team 1998jjb Burton Albion
Bromley Team nadeemramsing 86.5 : 146.5 Team SuperPatco Carlisle United
Leyton Orient Wednesday23 121.5 : 82 JR Macadoff Dartford
Sutton United Team stormtrooper84 141 : 73.5 Team Ras_Taf Alfreton Town
Bradford City Team nickbrown1969 97.5 : 27.5 Team ChelseaFan2015 Blyth Spartans
Newport County AFC Team TennisBone 120.5 : 108.5 Hooligans United Fleetwood Town
Gloucester City Team emphimy 62.5 : 108.5 Easton FC Crewe Alexandra
Doncaster Rovers Team taquito 127.5 : 101.5 Team 3timelucky AFC Wimbledon
Wycombe Wanderers Kostas Hotspurs 92 : 141 Team Stijnen Cambridge United
Bolton Wanderers [TyF] London_FC 119.5 : 57 Team DasBoots Dulwich Hamlet
FC Halifax Town Awthena FC 75.5 : 83.5 Six times Oldham Athletic

There weren’t many very close matches, with only four of the fixtures having a winning margin of less than 10 points. The closest game was another high-quality match-up: Team ivangyc (aka Oxford United) beating [TyF] Saint Gakkos (aka Forest Green Rovers) 142:138.5.

At the other extreme, Team c444si (aka Lincoln City) beat Team JackMcC98 (King’s Lynn Town) 152:65.5, that’s an impressive winning margin of 86.5 points, enough on its own to defeat quite a few teams.

40 teams have made it through to Round 2, where they will fight it out to be one of the 20 lower-ranked teams in Round 3 where the Premier League and Championship teams will enter the competition. Here is the draw for Round 2:

NMA-11 Cup Round 2 fixtures

Eqivalent team Team v Team Eqivalent team
Eqivalent team Team v Team Eqivalent team
Charlton Athletic Team redstoglory v Team Pikey666 Colchester United
Gillingham Fantastic XI v Ultimate AGFC Bristol Rovers
Rotherham United Team DipoleFC v Team taquito Doncaster Rovers
Wrexham Team BrotherGreat v Team G2FC Barrow
Lincoln City Team c444si v THKSFIGHT Ipswich Town
Scunthorpe United Pigs F.C v Team TennisBone Newport County AFC
Oldham Athletic Six times v Team CathalDonnelly Weymouth
Rochdale Galbatoreix v Team ivangyc Oxford United
Cambridge United Team Stijnen v Team nickbrown1969 Bradford City
Harrogate Town Ano's team 2021/22 v Team SuperPatco Carlisle United
Cheltenham Town Lua Lua v Team wengc1980 Chesterfield
Swindon Town 2NE1 v Team minhtruong Eastleigh
Hungerford Town Voetbal FC v Team donnelly2007 Chippenham Town
Bolton Wanderers [TyF] London_FC v Team AddisBuna Mansfield Town
Morecambe Team BlueBloodedx v [TyF] That’s What She Saïd Plymouth Argyle
Wigan Athletic Killer Quokka v MKH Shrewsbury Town
Exeter City Cactus Functus v Team Baziu Port Vale
Leyton Orient Wednesday23 v FC Goldie Altrincham
Crawley Town Team saxo v Team stormtrooper84 Sutton United
Aldershot Town [TYF] Coolmend v Easton FC Crewe Alexandra

Round 2 will take place in DGW-26, which runs from the 19th to the 24th February. There will be eight teams playing twice, so it should be a big scoring week for many. Now is the time to start planning — at least line up a barn-door watch-list aimed at the DGW!

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Did you take part in Round 1, and if so how did you fare? Are you in Round 2? If so, let’s hear from you about your chances. Please log in and share in the comments!

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