FA Cup third round in pictures: Hopes, dreams abound as minnows meet the Premier League

ICYMI: A dramatic weekend of FA Cup action (1:48)

From big wins to shocking losses, relive the best of the FA Cup third round from the weekend that was. (1:48)

It is the time of year when players and clubs from England's lower tiers dream of upsetting the Premier League elite.

As shown by this photo story, FA Cup third round weekend means small stadiums full of hardy supporters who brave winter weather in the hope that their club will write a chapter in competition folklore.

The fourth round takes place on the weekend of Jan. 25-28; watch the FA Cup all season on ESPN+.