2016–17 FA Trophy

The 2016–17 FA Trophy was the 47th season of the FA Trophy, the Football Association's cup competition for teams at levels 5–8 of the English football league system. A total of 276 clubs entered the competition, which was won by York City after beating Macclesfield Town 3–2 in front of 38,224 spectators at Wembley in the final on 21 May 2017.

2016–17 FA Trophy
Football Association Trophy
Country England
 Wales
Teams276
ChampionsYork City
Runners-upMacclesfield Town

CalendarEdit

Round Main date Number of fixtures Clubs New entries this round Prize money
Preliminary round 8 October 2016 64 276 → 212 128 £2,500
First round qualifying 29 October 2016 72 212 → 140 80 £2,700
Second round qualifying 12 November 2016 36 140 → 104 none £3,250
Third round qualifying 26 November 2016 40 104 → 64 44 £4,000
First round proper 10 December 2016 32 64 → 32 24 £5,000
Second round proper 14 January 2017 16 32 → 16 none £6,000
Third round proper 4 February 2017 8 16 → 8 none £7,000
Fourth round proper 25 February 2017 4 8 → 4 none £8,000
Semi-finals 11 March and 18 March 2017 2 4 → 2 none £16,000
Final 21 May 2017 1 2 → 1 none Runner-up £25,000
Winner £50,000

Preliminary roundEdit

A total of 128 clubs, from Level 8 of English football, entered preliminary round of the competition. Eight clubs from level 8 get a bye to the first round qualifying - Beaconsfield SYCOB, Heybridge Swifts, Kidsgrove Athletic, Market Drayton Town, Phoenix Sports, Waltham Abbey, Walton Casuals and Ware.

First round qualifyingEdit

A total of 144 teams took part in this stage of the competition including 64 winners from the preliminary round, 72 teams from Level 7 of English football and eight teams from level 8, who get a bye in the previous round.

Second round qualifyingEdit

A total of 72 teams took part in this stage of the competition, all winners from the first qualifying round.

Third round qualifyingEdit

A total of 80 teams took part in this stage of the competition, all winners from the second round qualifying and 44 clubs from Level 6 of English football.

First round properEdit

A total of 64 teams took part in this stage of the competition, all winners from the third round qualifying and the clubs from Level 5 of English football.

Second round properEdit

Third round properEdit

Fourth round properEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Semi final fixtures are due to be played on 11 March and 18 March 2017, with the second leg going to extra time and penalties if required.

First legEdit

Macclesfield Town (5)1–1Tranmere Rovers (5)
Norburn   54' Hughes   2' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,358

York City (5)2–1Lincoln City (5)
Oliver   53'
Connolly   69'
Angol   14' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,294

Second legEdit

Tranmere Rovers (5)0–1Macclesfield Town (5)
Norburn   68'
Attendance: 6,100

Lincoln City (5)1–1York City (5)
Raggett   66' Fenwick   105+1'
Attendance: 8,409

FinalEdit

Macclesfield Town2–3York City
R. Browne   13'
O. Norburn   45+1'
J. Parkin   8'
V. Oliver   22'
A. Connolly   86'
Attendance: 38,224

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