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The Giant Killers

Every F A cup slaying since 1888

York City

Formed: 1980

Turned Professional: 1922

F A Cup Debut: 1923

First Round Debut: 1926


Football Pyramid

Sixth Tier Debut {National North}: 2018 {Current Level}

Fifth Tier Debut {Conference}: 2004 {Most Recent: National 2017}

Fourth Tier Debut {Midland League}: 1922 {Most Recent: League Two 2016}

Third Tier Debut: {Third Division North} 1929 {Most Recent: Second Division 1999}

Second Tier Debut: {Second Division} 1975 {Most Recent 1976}


Honours

Fourth Division Champions {Fourth Tier}: 1984

1985

1-0 vs Arsenal

Fouth Round, Saturday, January 26th 1985

Botham Crescent, York

Attendance: 10,840

Ranked at the time: 92

Highlights

Team: 1:Mike Astbury, 2:Steve Senior, 3:Alan Hay, 4:Ricky Sbragia, 5:John MacPhail, 6:Sean Haselgrave, 7:Gary Ford, 8:Martin Butler, 9:Keith Walwyn, 10:Keith Houchen, 11:Alan Pearce

1938

3-2 vs West Bromwich Albion

Fourth round: Saturday January 22nd 1938

Attendance: 18,795

Scorers: Reg Baines {hat-trick}

Ranked at the time: 122

Team: 1:Norman Wharton, 2:Jack Pinder, 3:Dick Duckworth, 4:?, 5:?, 6:?, 7:Jimmy Hughes, 8:Sankey, 9:Reg Baines, 10:Ted Hathway, 11:Peter Spooner


1-0 vs Middlesbrough

Fifth round: Saturday February 12th 1938

Attendance: 23,860 {record attendance}

Scorer: Peter Spooner

Ranked at the time: 122


Team: 1:Norman Wharton, 2:Eddie Legge, 3:Dick Duckworth, 4:Earl, 5:Ted Wass, 6:Claude Barrett, 7:Jimmy Hughes, 8:Malcolm Comrie, 9:Reg Baines, 10:Ted Hathway, 11:Peter Spooner


1955

2-0 at Blackpool

Third Round: Saturday January 8th 1955

Attendance: 26,030

Scorers: Sid Storey, Bill Fenton

Ranked at the time: 129


Team: 1:Tommy Forgan, 2:Ernie Phillips, 3:George Howe, 4:Gordon Brown, 5:Alan Stewart, 6:Ron Spence, 7:Billy Hughes, 8:Arthur Bottom, 9:Norman Wilkinson, 10:Sid Storey, 11:Bill Fenton

3-1 vs Tottenham Hotspur

Fifth Round: Saturday February 19th 1955


Attendance: 21,000

Scorers: Norman Wilkinson {2}, Bill FentonRanked at the time: 93

City: 1:Tommy Forgan, 2:Ernie Phillips, 3:George Howe, 4:Gordon Brown, 5:Alan Stewart, 6:Ron Spence, 7:Bill Hughes, 8:Arthur Bottom, 9:Norman Wilkinson, 10:Sid Storey, 11:Bill Fenton

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