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The Giant Killers

Every F A cup slaying since 1888


Tranmere's has been a history spent largely in the lower divisions since being founder members of the Northern section of the Third Division in 1921 with a solitary year in the second tier immediately prior to World War Two. Tranmere continued to move between the third and newly created fourth tiers in the thirty years after the war until a team was built that not only moved back into the second tier but missed out on promotion to the top flight through the play-offs three years in succession in the early 90s while the first decade of the 21st Century has seen them reach the last eight in the cup three times, scalping a clutch of top flight clubs on the way. However Tranmere's biggest cupset dates back to 1968 when they spanned three divisions to beat Coventry.  



2-1 @ Huddersfield Town

Third Round: Saturday January 12th 1952

Attendance: 30,314

Scorers: Tommy Tilston, Abe Rosenthal

Ranked at the time: 108

Town:1:Harry Mills, 2:Charlie Gallogly, 3:Laurie Kelly, 4:Bill McGarry, 5:Don McEvoy, 6:Len Quested, 7:Alastair Gunn, 8:Vic Metcalfe, 9:Jimmy Glazzard, 10:Willie Davie, 11:Ron Simpson

Rovers: 1:Harold Lloyd, 2:Bill Gibson, 3:Percy Steele, 4:Ralph Millington, 5:Harold Bell, 6:Ray Williams, 7:Ray Davies, 8:Bill Bainbridge, 9:Tommy Tilston, 10:Abe Rosenthal, 11:Lloyd Iceton


Tranmere Rovers 3-0 @ Everton

Fourth Round: Saturday January 27th 2001

Attendance: 39,207

Scorers: Steve Yates {2}, Jason Koumas

Ranked at the time: 194

{image: Steve Yates {white shirt} heads Tranmere into the lead}

Team: John Achterberg, Cint Hill, Richard Jobson, Des Hamilton, Steve Yates, Graham Allen, Richard Hinds, Jason Koumas, Sean Flynn {replaced by Nick Henry-82}, Andy Parkinson {replaced by Scott Taylor-86}, Paul Rideout {replaced by Ian Hume-80}


4-3 vs Southampton

Fifth Round replay: Tuesday February 20th 2001

Attendance: 12,910

Scorers: Paul Rideout {3} Stuart Barlow

Ranked at the time: 286

{Image: Paul Rideout completes his hat-trick}

Team: John Achterberg, Steve Yates, Dave Challinor {subbed 45}, Richard Jobson, Richard Hinds, Graham Allen, Jason Koumas, Sean Flynn, Des Hamilton {replaced by Stuart Barlow 45}, Andy Parkinson, Paul Rideout