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FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round Fifth Replay at Villa Park
FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round Fifth Replay at Villa Park.
Alvechurch 1 v Oxford City 0.
Champagne time at Villa Park...and it's Villa Chairman Mr. Douglas Ellis pouring it - for Alvechurch.
The amateurs, through to the first round of the FA Cup after 11 hours of football, had been prepared for this moment throughout their six matches in the qualifying round...the champagne had travelled 450 miles with them.
The tie took over 11 hours and six matches to complete, making it the longest cup tie in the competition's history.
22nd November, 1971