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The Giant Killers

Every F A cup slaying since 1888

Colchester United

Founded: 1937

F A Cup and First Round debut: 1938

F A Cup Quarter Finalists: 1971

Football Pyramid

5th Tier: [most recent 1998]

4th Tier: Currently

3rd Tier debut: 1950 [most recent 2016]

2nd Tier debut: 2006 [most recent 2008]

Honours:

Conference Champions [5th Tier]: 1992

1971

3-2 vs Leeds United

Fifth Round, Saturday, February 13th 1971

Layer Road, Colchester

Attendance: 16,000

Ranked at the time: 2


Team: 1: Graham Smith.....2: Brian Hall.....3: Bobby Cram.....4: John Gilchrist.....5: Brian Garvey.....6:John Kurila.....7: Brian Lewis.....8: Dave Simmons.....9:Mick Mahon.....10:Ray Crawford.....11:Brian Gibbs.....Manager:Dick Graham

 1948

1-0 vs Huddersfield Town

Third Round: Saturday January 10th 1948

Attendance: 17,005

Scorer: Bob Curry

Ranked at the time: 39

Team: 1:Harry Wright, 2:Digger Kettle, 3:Bob Allen, 4:Harry Bearyman, 5:? 6:Ted Fenton, 7:Andy Brown, 8:Len Cater, 9:Arthur Turner, 10:Bob Curry, 11:Fred Cutting

3-2 vs Bradford Park Avenue

Attendance: 16,000

Scorers: Bob Curry {2}, Fred Cutting

Ranked at the time: 177

{image - Bob Curry head Colchester level against Bradford}  

Fourth Round: Saturday January 24th 1948

Team:1:Harry Wright, 2:Digger Kettle, 3:Bob Allen, 4:Harry Bearyman, 5:? 6:Ted Fenton, 7:Andy Brown, 8:Len Cater, 9:Arthur Turner, 10:Bob Curry, 11:Fred Cutting

1971

Colchester United 3-2 Leeds United

Fifth Round: Saturday February 13th 1971

Attendance: 16,000

Scorers: Ray crawford {2}, Dave Simmons

Ranked at the time: 2

Team: 1:Graham Smith, 2:Brian Hall, 3:Bobby Cram, 4:John Gilchrist, 5:Brian Garvey, 6:John Kurila, 7:Brian Lewis, 8:Dave Simmons, 9:Mick Mahon, 10:Ray Crawford, 11: Brian Gibbs

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