The second round of the 2022/23 FA Cup took place this weekend as teams competed to reach the third round and earn a glamorous tie against one of the Premier League’s elite.

The 40 winners from the previous round competed at this stage, with Premier League and Championship clubs joining in the next round.

What were the biggest upsets in the FA Cup second round?

The only side remaining from the seventh tier of English football – Alvechurch – exited the competition in the second round as they were beaten by League One Forest Green Rovers 2-1.

All seven sides from the sixth division were also dumped. There was no luck for any of King’s Lynn Town, Farnborough, Ebbsfleet United, Chippenham Town and Buxton as they were all knocked out by higher-division opposition.

National League side Boreham Wood added another giant-killing to their growing cabinet – they’ve defeated Wimbledon and Bournemouth in the FA Cup in recent years – by winning away at Bristol Rovers, who play in League One.

Chesterfield provided another shock as they went to League Two side Wimbledon and won 2-0 thanks to goals from Armando Dobra and Jeff King.


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