Aldershot Town have had quite the tumultuous past decade, and they crashed back into non-league in 2013 with debts of over £1million never to return to the Football League.
However, they had a chance to smile again on Saturday as they hit League Two's Swindon for SEVEN while playing away from home in the FA Cup. Aldershot had flown out of the blocks, with Jack Barham netting twice in the opening five minutes.
Barham would complete his hat-trick in 58th minute, as the Shots went 7-0 up. Swindon had a late resurgence, netting four times – including two from Charlie Austin – but it was too little too late.
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"Yes, that really just happened," Aldershot shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, when posting about the 11-goal thriller. And they added: "We're into the second round of the cup!"
"Great basketball match at the County Ground," one fan joked. And another added: "Sometimes you just have to sit back and say… wow!"
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There had already been one upset in the FA Cup on Friday evening, as Horsham travelled up to South Yorkshire to hold Barnsley to a 3-3 draw – forcing a replay.
Eighth-tier Ramsgate, of the Isthmian South East, booked their spot in the second round on Saturday afternoon for the first time in their history as they beat Woking. While National League North side Scarborough Athletic held Forest Green Rovers.
There was to be no repeat of Marine's 2020 heroics, as they were hammered 5-1 by League Two struggles Harrogate Town. Sheppey United had also teased a shock on Friday night, but they were quickly pegged back by Walsall, who then hit them for four.
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