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The Giant Killers

Every F A cup slaying since 1888


Bristol South End first entered the F A cup in 1895, reaching the first round proper three years later as City. The club joined the Football League in 1901, securing their first victory over a top flight club in the cup in 1903 and before the decade was out City were a top flight club themselves and reached the cup final in 1909, losing to Sandy Turnbull's goal for Manchester United. Relegation in 1911 was followed by a drop into the lower divisions in the 1920s with City not returning to the big tme until 1976. Their stay was brief with relegation in 1980 again leading to a slide all the way to the fourth division three years later. In the cup City produced a huge shock in beating Portsmouth in 1935 but it's their 1974 victory at champions elect, Leeds United that stands out with modern fans.

Magic Moments


5-0 @ Bolton Wanderers

First round: February 7th 1903

Scorers: Banks-3, Dean, Dick Wombwell

Attendance: 6,000

Ranked at the time: 26

Today: outside the top 500


1-0 vs Woolwich Arsenal

First round replay: Wednesday 8th February 1905

Scorer: Dean

Ranked at the time: 44

Today: outside the top 600


1-0 vs Arsenal

Second round: Saturday January 31st 1920

Attendance: 20,000

Scorer: Tommy Howarth

Ranked at the time:112

Team: 1:Frank Vallis, 2:Cyril Treasure, 3:Laurence Banfield, 4:Jack Wren, 5:Billy Wedlock, 6:John Nicholson or Reuben Marr, 7:Dickie Reader, 8:Bert Neesam or Archie Bown, 9:Tommy Howarth, 10:Billy Pocock, 11:Jack Harris


2-0 vs Bradford City

Quarter final: Saturday March 6th 1920


Scorers: Jack Harris {2}

Ranked at the time:114

{image right: City Legend Billy Wedlock has a stand at Ashton Gate named in his honour}

Team: 1:Frank Vallis, 2:Cyril Treasure, 3:Laurence Banfield, 4:Jack Wren, 5:Billy Wedlock, 6:John Nicholson or Reuben Marr, 7:Dickie Reader, 8:Bert Neesam, 9:Tommy Howarth, 10:Billy Pocock, 11:Jack Harris


2-0 vs Portsmouth

Fourth Round Replay: Wednesday January 30th 1935

Attendance: 42,885 [official ground record] over 50,000 unofficially

Scorers: Teddy Harston, Jack Hodge

Ranked at the time: 31

Today: Outside the top 100

Team:1:Bill Dolman, 2:Roberts, 3:Bridge, 4:Riley, 5:Pearce, 6:Brinton, 7:Jack Hodge, 8:Banfield, 9:Teddy Harston, 10:Landells, 11:Chiney


1-0 @ Liverpool

Third Round replay:Tuesday January 25th 1994

Attendance: 36,720

Scorer: Brian Tinnion

Ranked at the time: 241

Team: 1:Keith Welch, 2:Andy Llewellyn, 3:Martin Scott, 4:Mark Shail, 5:Stuart Munro, 6:Brian Tinnion, 7:Dave Martin, 8:Junior Bent {Replaced by 12:Glenn Pennyfather-81}, 9:Liam Robinson, 10:Wayne Allison, 11:Rob Edwards. Manager: Russell Osman


1-0 vs Huddersfield Town

Third round: Saturday January 5th 2018


Scorer: Josh Brownhill

Ranked at the time: 726

Team: 33:Niki Maenpaa, 32:Jack Hunt, 5:Bailey Wright, 4:Adam Webster, 3:Jay Dasilva, 19:Niclas Eliasson {Replaced by Tomas Kalas-66}, 8:Josh Brownhill, 28:Joe Morell, 20:Jamie Paterson {Replaced by 10:Matty Taylor-67}, 11:Callum O'Dowda 9:Famara Diedhiou {Replaced by Andreas Weimann-76} Manager:Lee Johnson