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The Giant Killers

Every F A cup slaying since 1888

All time greatest F A cup giant killings

Number 91

Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Scunthorpe United

Fourth Round

Saturday January 24th 1970

Hillsborough, Sheffield

Attendance: 38,047

Scorers: John Barker {21}, Nigel Cassidy {70}

Sheffield Wednesday: Jack Whitham {4}

Ranked at the time:49


A 747 Jumbo Jet landed at Heathrow Airport for the first time, The Fraserburgh lifeboat capsized with the loss of five of her crew, Alan Arkin was desperately trying to avoid being killed in the satirical World War Two drama 'Catch 22' , 'A Question of Sport' made its Televsion debut and Edison Lighthouse were topping the charts with 'Love Grows {Where my Rosemary goes}'. 

John Barker bravely dives at the feet of Colin Prophett to head Scunthorpe's equaliser. Barker was knocked unconcious in the process and was in a Sheffield hospital by the time Nigel Cassidy rose to head home George Kerr's free kick to seal relegation doomed Sheffield Wednesday's fate. And yet the day had started so well for the top flight strugglers when Jack Whitham scored with a spectaular overhead kick. 7,000 Irons fans had travelled to Hillsborough for the tie which will be covered on this site in more detail at a later date. If you were one of those who were at the game and would like to share your memories of the day, or the entire cup run, drop us a line.


Wednesday: 1:Peter Springett, 2:Graham Pugh, 3:Don Megson, {replaced by 12:Ken Burton}, 4:Sam Ellis, 5:Colin Prophett, 6: Tommy Craig, 7:Jackie Sinclair, 8:Jack Whitham, 9:Alan Warboys, 10:Wilf Smith, 11:Tony Coleman


United: 1:Geoff Barnard, 2:Graham Foxton, 3:John Barker, {replaced by 12:Graham Rusling}, 4:Steve Deere, 5:Mick Atkin, 6:Don Welbourne, 7:Kevin Keegan, 8:Nigel Cassidy, 9:George Kerr, 10:Terry Heath, 11:Angus Davidson

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