FA Cup: Story of the third round as told by #getcarriedaway

The drama of the FA Cup third round took fans up and down the country in the hope of either witnessing a cup upset or their side taking one step closer to Wembley.

You've been sharing your cup-fever moments with us on #getcarriedaway and here's a selection of your stories.

Before the 10 ties were played on Sunday, Jessie appeared to have cottoned on to Sunderland's nickname - the Black Cats.

Jessie the Black Cat
Matt Wright tweeted: Jessie is ready for the FA Cup tie tomorrow

She proved a lucky mascot against Leeds United as Sunderland won 1-0 at the Stadium of Light.

It was a packed house at Huish Park as League One Yeovil took on Louis van Gaal's Manchester United. Even members of the press were struggling for a view.

Phil McNulty at Yeovil
BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty tweeted: Can you take your hat off please madam?

Thankfully, BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty's view cleared come kick-off so he could witness second half goals from Ander Hererra and Angel Di Maria as United won 2-0 in Somerset.

Football and exams have never been a dream combination.

Harrison Dent gets in some revision cramming
Harrison Dent tweeted: Getting as much revision done before @HullCity game at half 5!
Peter Taylor revises while watching Arsenal v Hull
Peter Taylor tweeted: In my room whilst revising for exams next week. Trying not to #getcarriedaway

Championship side Sheffield Wednesday travelled to Premier League champions Manchester City hoping to cause an upset.

Nick Critchley
Nick Critchley tweeted: On the way to Manchester. Come on the Wednesday!!

The dream looked like it was going to come true when Wednesday took a shock lead, but City roared back to win 2-1.

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Here's how you saw the rest of the weekend's third-round ties.

The action started on Friday as Cardiff City hosted Colchester United.

Michael Welsh and friends were among the contingent of visiting supporters hoping League One Colchester could cause an early upset.

Michael Welsh and Colchester United fans at Cardiff

But Cardiff were the first team to reach the fourth round, winning 3-1.

For some, third-round weekend marked the latest stage on a long journey.

John Coyle road to Wembley t-shirt
John Coyle tweeted: On my way to Millwall v Bradford for my 10th match since starting in August at Silsden

He even had the T-shirt to prove where he's been since the extra preliminary round.

Saturday's 17 third-round ties included Blyth Spartans - the lowest-ranked side in the draw - play host to Championship side Birmingham City at Croft Park.

Blyth fans lay out their flags
Blyth Spirit tweeted: That's my flag up already @Blyth_Spartans Croft Park still a hive of activity TV lorries everywhere

Fans made sure their travel plans were well in hand.

Blyth fan takes train to the game
Laura Dodds tweeted: Howay Blyth!

Also on the road to Blyth were the team from Football Focus.

Blyth fines list
Presenter Dan Walker caught an early glimpse of Blyth Spartans's fine list
Blyth socks
Stuart Laws tweeted: @Blyth_Spartans lucky socks are on, they've got a 100% record so it's in the bag today. #howayblyth #getcarriedaway

BBC Radio 5 live also came live from Blyth with their main commentary game on Saturday.

Mark Pougatch and Chris Waddle with Blyth fans
Presenter Mark Pougatch and Chris Waddle met Spartans fans ready for battle ahead of kick-off

Despite the non-leaguers taking a 2-0 first-half lead through Robbie Dale's goals, Birmingham had the last laugh as their second-half comeback secured a 3-2 victory.

Conference side Southport were another non-league side looking to upset league opposition when they travelled to Championship Derby County.

Dave Eyres and Southport fans
Dave Eyres tweeted: At the iPro .... Smiles before the first whistle ... Make them stay come full time @southport_fc

But home fans were confident of avoiding a giant-killing...

Derby hat and scarf
Paul tweeted ahead of the match: I ain't afraid of no minnows! #FACup

....and Derby had a lucky escape as an injury-time penalty from Chris Martin secured a 1-0 victory.

New manager Chris Hughton took Brighton to fellow Championship side Brentford looking to progress to the fourth round...

Brighton fan
Oli Collins tweeted: On the way to Brentford to see Brighton in the FA Cup!
Seagulls scarf and train ticket
David Southgate tweets: Heading to Griffin Park #FACup #getcarriedaway

...and it was a great start for Hughton as Brighton won 2-0.

Dipak Karki Brighton supporter
Dipak Karki tweeted: A fantastic but crazy result! We are going to Wembley... UTA

League One Rochdale fans were confident of causing an upset at home to Championship Nottingham Forest...

Rochdale fan Aaron and family
Aaron and family were confident before kick-off at Spotland

....and once the final whistle had blown on a 1-0 win for Dale, here was their reaction.

Rochdale fan Aaron and family post match

Share your FA Cup moments via #getcarriedaway and if your team has made it to the fourth round, tweet @BBCSport and tell us who you'd like to face using #mydreamdraw

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