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The Giant Killers

Every F A cup slaying since 1888



1899 - 1901

Southampton 3-0 Everton

First round: 27th January 1900

The Dell, Southampton


Scorers: Alf Milward-2, Archie Turner

Ranked at the time: 8


Everton: Willie Muir, George Eccles, William Balmer, Sam Wolstenholme, Joe Blythe, Walter Abbott, Jack, Sharp, Jack taylor, John Proudfoot, Jimmy Settle, Robert Gray. Manager: Dick Molyneux

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

Queen's Park Rangers 1

First round replay {after extra time}: 31st January 1900

Scorer: Frank Bedingfield {109}

Ranked at the time: 3

Southampton 4-1 Newcastle United

Second round: 17th February 1900

Scorers: {Southampton} Roddy McLeod-2, Jimmy Yates, Archie Turner: {Newcastle} Jock Peddie

Ranked at the time: 3

Southampton: Jack Robinson, Peter Meehan, Peter Durber, Samuel Meston, Arthur Chadwick, Bob Petrie, Archie Turner, Jimmy Yates, Roddy McLeod, Harry Wood, Alf Milward

Newcastle United: Matt Kingsley, Andy Aitken, Edward Birnie, Tommy Ghee, Sandy Higgins, John Carr, Alex Gardner, Jimmy Stevenson, Jock Peddie, Sandy MacFarlane, Jack Fraser

Southampton 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

Quarter final: 24th February 1900

Scorers: {Southampton} Archie Turner, Roddy McLeod: {West} Charlie Simmons

Ranked at the time: 18

For the third consecutive year the Southern League Champions were more than a match for the clubs of the elite division as no less than three teams were sent packing by the Saints and one look at their side explains why they proved such difficult opponents. The side contained a host of former internationals and ex top flight players, many of whom had played in previous cup finals. one of those was Alf Milward who had played for Everton in their losing 1897 final before sending his former team mates crashing out in round one. That defeat was bettered in round two against Newcastle with two goals from Roddy McLeod, a former cup winner with West Bromwich Albion in 1892 and a goal apiece from Jimmy Yates, the ill fated former Sheffield United player and the former Derby and England International Archie Turner. Turner and McLeod also went on to score in the quarter final victory over West Brom to set up the all Southern League semi final against Millwall. Saints won through to reach the cup final but infighting among the players had as much to do with their 0-4 defeat by Bury on the big day as their poor performance. Roddy McLeod was dropped for the cup final despite being in great form, which led to the Scottish players in the squad, which included former Everton defender Peter Meehan and Sheffield Wednesday cup winner Bob Petrie to protest at his absence while the English players which included former Derby keeper Jack Robinson and Wolves cup winner Harry Wood wanted his English counterpart, Farrell to play. The Englishmen got their way but the bad feeling certainly played a part in their downfall.


Albion: Joe Reader, Amos Adams, Billy Williams, Archibald Dunn, Abraham Jones, Harry hadley, John Chadburn, Tom Perry, Charley 'Chippy' Simmons, William Richards, Richard Roberts. Manager: Frank Heaven

Aston Villa 1-2 Millwall Athletic

Quarter final second replay: 5th March 1900

Scorers: {Millwall} Billy Banks {10}, Joe Gettins {14}: {Aston} George Johnson {81}

Ranked at the time: 1