The FA Trophy journey is underway

Warrington Town’s journey in the Buildbase FA Trophy competition officially commenced on Saturday 30th October away at Hebburn Town.

We’ll take a look at the Yellow’s history in this competition, and the route that they
could take in their efforts to reach Wembley.

The Yellows’ history in the FA Trophy

Throughout the competition’s 51 year history, the Yellows are yet to get their hands on the
coveted FA Trophy.

Warrington Town’s first entry into the competition came during the 1991-92 season, suffering
a first qualifying round exit at the hands of Goole Town, who won 2-1.

The following season saw the Yellows reach the quarter-finals of the Trophy, one of their
most successful in the competition; after beating Merthyr Town FC in a 3rd Round replay,
they narrowly missed out on glory after losing away to Sutton United in a 2-1 defeat. Check
out Warrington Town’s head to head football stats if you’d like to see how the Yellows have
fared against Merthyr Town or other opposition teams throughout history.

The next five seasons were uneventful for Warrington Town, who failed to get through the
first qualifying round on each occasion.

The Yellows only emerged back in the competition in the 2004-05 season where they were
defeated against Ossett Albion in the preliminary round.

After suffering consecutive seasons of failing to make the First Round Proper of the FA
Trophy, Warrington Town hit a string of good form in the competition, reaching the Round of
16 in the 2017-18 season, before losing 2-1 against Wealdstone, ending the Yellows’ best
run in the modern FA Trophy era.

Yellows dreaming of Wembley

Warrington Town are hoping to make the 2021-22 FA Trophy run a memorable one. After
being knocked out of the FA Cup by Marine in September, experienced Yellows’ midfielder
Jay Harris hopes that he can help the side to Wembley and achieve silverware.

Harris, who has reached the final of the competition twice with Wrexham – in 2013 and 2015
– believes that he can utilise this experience to drive his team on.

Speaking to Warrington Town, Harris said: “I’ve been there, done it, won the trophy and lost
it. It’s a great pathway and is all about fulfilling childhood dreams.

“I’ve been an experienced head over the last couple of years,” he said. “I’m hoping to
instigate that into younger lads, get them performing more and help them with leadership
and confidence.

“An FA Trophy run is more than achievable. We have a great squad to go and do that.”

Route to Wembley

Warrington Town’s journey to Wembley begins on Saturday 30th October against Hebburn
Town. Their route to Wembley in the FA Trophy is a challenging prospect, especially during
the regular league season.

Nevertheless, should the Yellows make it over this hurdle, they will find themselves in the
First Round Proper on the 13th November.

The Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Proper Rounds will commence on the 27th November,
18th December, 15th January, and 12th February respectively.

The quarter-final will take place on 12th March 2022, whereas the semi-final will be on the
2nd April. Reaching this stage would become the most successful FA Trophy run that the
Yellows have ever had.

The doors of Wembley will be opened to the competition’s finalists on the 22nd May 2022.

Hopefully this is the season where we see the Yellows make it to those famous Wembley
arches in an attempt to chase FA Trophy glory.

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