By JOHN CHUBB
It turned out to be a memorable FA Cup third round weekend, with some big upsets taking place during Saturday’s show.
One of the most notable scalps involved Kidderminster Harriers of the National League North, the lowest ranked club left in the competition who won 2-1 at home to Championship side Reading – four divisions and 79 positions above their hosts at the start of play.
The Worcestershire club’s reward is a fourth round tie at home to West Ham United, who beat fellow Premier League outfit Leeds United 2-0 in their home tie on Sunday thanks to goals from Manuel Lanzini and Jarrod Bowen.
But Leyton Orient’s run came to an end on the same afternoon, after the EFL League Two outfit lost 2-0 away to Championship side Stoke City.
Our featured match of the day was in the National League South, where Billericay Town faced what was generally thought to be a mammoth task against table-toppers Maidstone United at New Lodge.
Billericay – bottom of the league with only two NLS victories all season – faced what a seeming only mammoth task against a side who had won eight league games on the bounce going into this fixture.
Jody Brown’s men secured a point in a draw though, taking the lead in the 71st minute when ex-Billericay defender Joe Ellul put the ball into his own net.
But the Kent side ensured honours were shared 11 minutes later, when substitute Reece Grant equalised to make the final score 1-1.
This week’s playlist:
Eruption – I Can’t Stand The Rain
Georgia Lines – I Got You
Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock
Foo Fighters – Love Dies Young
Sara Bareilles – Love Song
Ed Sheeran – Overpass Graffiti
Elton John – I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
Beatles – Help!
Odyssey – Use It Up And Wear It Out
Silk Sonic – Fly As Me
Stereophonics – Do Ya Feel My Love
Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love
Skinny Lister – A Matter Of Life And Love
Sam Fender – Spit Of You
Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd – Moth To A Flame
T Rex – Ride A White Swan
Fatboy Slim – Praise You
Farley Jackmaster Funk – Love Can’t Turn Around
Patient Chill – From Now To Eternity
David Bowie – Life On Mars
David Bowie – Fame
David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes
Spoon – The Hardest Cut
Wombats – Ready For The High
Colonel Abrams – Trapped