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The Giant Killers

Every F A cup slaying since 1888

The Giant Killers of

1975

Wimbledon

Third Round, Saturday January 4th 1975, Turf Moor, Burnley, Attendance: 19,683

1-0 @ Burnley

Scorer: Mick Mahon {49}

Ranked at the time: 3

Burnley

On match day: 7th in Division One [Top flight]

Final placing: 10th

Pedigree: 1974 First Division Sixth Place

1974 F A Cup Semi Finalists

Wimbledon

On match day: 3rd in Southern League [Unofficial fifth tier]

Final placing: Champions

League places difference: 88

Blackpool 1-0 Burnley


Third Round: Saturday January 3rd 1976

Attendance:20,573

Scorer: Bill Bentley

Ranked at the time:438


Blackpool: 1:George Wood, 2:Dave Hatton, 3:Bill Bentley, 4:Stan McEwan, 5:Peter Suddaby, 6:Terry Alcock {replaced by 12:Kevin Moore}, 7:Paul Hart, 8:Steve Harrison, 9:Mickey Walsh, 10:Jimmy Weston, 11:John Evanson. Manager:Harry Potts


Burnley1:Gerry Peyton, 2:Mike Docherty, 3:Keith Newton, 4:Billy Ingham, 5:Colin Waldron, 6:Jim Thompson, 7:Mike Summerbee, 8:Willie Morgan {replaced by 12:David Loggie} 9:Ray Hankin, 10:Brian Flynn, 11:Paul Bradshaw. Manager:Jimmy Adamson


Birmingham City 0-1 Portsmouth


Third Round Replay: Tuesday January 6th 1976

Attendance:26,106

Scorer: Bobby McGuinness

Ranked at the time:265


Birmingham: 1:Dave Latchford, 2:Ray Martin 3:Tony Want, 4:Gary Pendrey, 5:Joe Gallagher {replaced by 12:Jimmy Calderwood} 6:Kenny Burns, 7:Malcolm Page,8:Trevor Francis, 9:Peter Withe, 10:Bob Hatton, 11:Steve Bryant. Manager:Willie Bell


Portsmouth1:Grahame Lloyd, 2:Chris Lawler, 3:Mick Mellows, 4:Phil Roberts, 5:Paul Went, 6:Eoin Hand, 7:Bobby McGuinness, 8:Norman Piper, 9:George Graham, 10:Richie Reynolds, 11:Billy Eames. Manager:Ian St John


Bury 3-2 Middlesbrough


Third Round Replay: Tuesday January 6th 1976

Attendance:11,488


Scorers:{Bury} Andy Rowland, Jimmy McIlwraith, John Hulme. {Middlesbrough} Peter Brine, John Hickton {pen}

Ranked at the time:142


Bury: 1:John Forrest, 2:Steve Hoolickin, 3:Keith Kennedy, 4:Gerry Keenan, 5:John Hulme, 6:Tony Bailey, 7:Jimmy McIlwraith, 8:Billy Rudd, 9:Andy Rowland, 10:Derek Spence, 11:Brian Williams. Manager:Bobby Smith


Middlesbrough1:Jim Platt, 2:John Craggs, 3:Ian Bailey {replaced by 12:Alan Foggon}, 4:Peter Brine, 5:Stuart Boam, 6:Willie Madden, 7:Bobby Murdoch, 8:David Mills, 9:Terry Cooper, 10:John Hickton, 11:David Armstrong. Manager:Jack Charlton

Aston Villa 1-2 Southampton


Third Round Replay After Extra Time: Wednesday January 7th 1976

Attendance:44,623

Scorers:{Villa} Ray Graydon. {Southampton} Jim McCalliog {2}

Ranked at the time:409


Villa: 1:John Burridge, 2:John Gidman, 3:John Robson, 4:Ian Ross, 5:Chris Nicholl,6:Leighton Phillips, 7:Ray Graydon, 8:John Deehan, 9:Andy Gray, 10:Ian 'Chico' Hamilton, 11:Frank Carrodus. Manager:Ron Saunders


Southampton:1:Ian Turner, 2:Peter Rodrigues, 3:David Peach, 4:Nick Holmes, 5:Mel Blyth 6:Jim Steele, 7:Hugh Fisher, 8:Mike Channon, 9:Peter Osgood, 10:Jim McCalliog, 11:Bobby Stokes. Manager: Laurie McMenemy


Leeds United 0-1 Crystal Palace


Fourth Round: Saturday January 24th 1976

Attendance:43,116

Scorer: Dave Swindlehurst

Ranked at the time: 26


Leeds: 1:David Harvey, 2:Paul Reaney, 3:Frank Gray, 4:Billy Bremner {replaced by 12:Norman Hunter}, 5:Paul Madeley, 6:Trevor Cherry, 7:Peter Lorimer, 8:Allen Clarke, 9:Duncan McKenzie, 10:Terry Yorath, 11:Eddie Gray. Manager:Jimmy Armfield


Palace:1:Paul Hammond, 2:Peter Wall, 3:Jim Cannon, 4:Derek Jeffries, 5:Stewart Jump, 6:Ian Evans 7:Nicky Chatterton, 8:Martin Hinshelwood, 9:Alan Whittle, 10:Dave Swindlehurst, 11:Peter Taylor. Manager:Malcolm Allison

Sunderland 2-1 Stoke City


Fifth Round Replay: Tuesday February 17th 1976

Attendance:47,583

Scorers: {Sunderland} Bryan 'Pop' Robson, Mel Holden. {Stoke} Denis Smith

Ranked at the time: 460


Sunderland: 1:Jim Montgomery, 2:Dick Malone, 3:Joe Bolton, 4:Tony Towers, 5:Jeff Clarke, 6:Bobby Moncur, 7:Bobby Kerr, 8:Jackie Ashurst, 9:Mel Holden, 10:Bryan 'Pop' Robson, 11:Tom Finney {replaced by 12: Vic Halom}. Manager:Bob Stokoe


Stoke:1:Peter Shilton, 2:Jackie Marsh, 3:Danny Bowers, 4:John Mahoney, 5:Denis Smith, 6:Alan Dodd, 7:Jimmy Robertson, 8:Jimmy Greenhoff, 9:Terry Conroy, 10:Alan Hudson, 11:Geoff Salmons {replaced by 12:Ian Moores}. Manager:Tony Waddington


Norwich City 1-2 Bradford City


Fifth Round: Monday February 23rd 1976

Attendance:27,047

Scorers: {Norwich} Martin Peters. {Bradford} Don Hutchins, Billy McGinley

Ranked at the time: 13


Norwich: 1:Kevin Keelan, 2:Davd Jones, 3:Colin Sullivan, 4:Mick McGuire, 5:Duncan Forbes, 6:Dave Stringer, 7:Mel Machin, 8:Ted McDougall, 9:Phil Bowyer, 10:Colin Suggett, 11:Martin Peters. Manager:John Bond


Bradford:1:Peter Downsborough, 2:Ces Podd, 3:Ian Cooper, 4:Rod Johnson, 5:John Middleton, 6:David Fretwell, 7:Billy McGinley, 8:Gerry Ingram,9:Joe Cooke, 10:David Hall, 11:Don Hutchins. Manager:Bobby Kennedy

Manchester United 0-1

Southampton

The 1976 FA Cup Final


Saturday May 1st 1976 {Wembley, London}

Attendance:100,000

Scorer: Bobby Stokes {83}

Ranked at the time: 173


United: 1:Alex Stepney, 2:Alex Forsyth, 3:Stewart Houston, 4:Gerry Daly, 5:Brian Greenhoff, 6:Martin Buchan, 7:Steve Coppell, 8:Sammy McIlroy, 9:Stuart Pearson, 10:Lou Macari, 11:Gordon Hill {replaced by 12: David McCreery}. Manager:Tommy Docherty


Southampton:1:Ian Turner, 2:Peter Rodrigues, 3:David Peach, 4:Nick Holmes, 5:Mel Blyth 6:Jim Steele, 7:Paul Gilchrist, 8:Mike Channon, 9:Peter Osgood, 10:Jim McCalliog, 11:Bobby Stokes. Manager: Laurie McMenemy

Honourable Mention


Coventry Sporting, who in 1975/76 were in the West Midlands League when drawn at home to Fourth Division Tranmere Rovers in the first round. The tie was switched to Coventry City's Highfield Road ground where 4,565 people watched Sporting record a shock 2-0 victory thanks to two Gallagher goals. The team was Jeavons Sorbie, Mundy, Dunk, Jones, Skelcey, Randle, Starkey, Gallagher, Core and Manning

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