... AND SOME NOTABLE OTHERS
Gillingham v Charlton, 2004
For many years, Gills chairman Paul Scally felt Premier League Charlton’s marketing of their club to the good folk of Kent was a little too much - and at the expense of his team. So you can imagine his delight when the two were drawn together in the third round. A pulsating match saw Scally have the last laugh as the Gills emerged victorious, 3-2.
Whitstable v Margate 2006
While many think the cup begins with the first round, for most non-league sides there are six ties to navigate first. In 2006 more than 1,100 fans crammed into Whitstable Town’s Belmont Ground to watch the Kent League side face neighbours Margate in a second qualifying round clash. In an entertaining game, the Gate secured a 2-1 win.
Hythe Town v Staines Town, 2010
Hythe became the first Kent League team in more than 50 years to reach the first round proper, following an excellent 2-0 home win against Conference South side Staines Town at Reachfields. The run didn’t last long though. Drawn as the lowest ranked team in the contest away to Football League side Hereford United, they lost 5-1 in the first round.