Runcorn lost to Ashton Athletic in the The Emirates F.A Cup Preliminary Round at Brocstedes Park with a score of 4-2. Playing into a strong wind in the first half. Ashton Athletic went ahead in the 16th minute. Ashton Athletic increased their lead in the 40th minute. Ashton Athletic extended their lead in the 45th minute. Ashton Athletic scored again in the 47th minute. Thomas Hardwick fought back with a powerful header from the edge of the 6 yard box in the 50th minute. Freddie Potter pulled one back in the 63rd minute with a great kick from inside the area.