In 1980 the Lilywhites played the Lincolnshire side Bourne Town, who were then an United Counties league team, in the F.A. Cup.

Bourne Town v Cambridge City (F.A. Cup 1980)

Founded in 1883, Bourne Town originally played on a ground joining the Cricket Field before in 1947 moving to the Abbey Lawn Ground.

F.A. Cup

13.9.1980                            Bourne Town 0 - 0 Cambridge City                                                  1st Qualifying Round

17.9.1980                            Cambridge City 0 - 1 Bourne Town                                                   1st Qualifying Round Replay

Abbey Lawn Ground, Bourne