The Giant Killers

Every F A cup giant killing since 1888

Giant Killers

 

1954

1953 - 1955 

Sunderland 0-2 Doncaster Rovers
 
Third Round: Saturday January 9th 1954

Attendance: 49,435         

Scorers: Eddie McMorran {2}   {Half Time 0-2}

Ranked at the time:            

Sunderland: 1:Jimmy Cowan, 2:Jack Hedley, 3:Arthur Hudgell, 4:Stan Anderson, 5:Ray Daniel, 6:George Aitken, 7:Billy Bingham, 8:Len Shackleton, 9:Tommy Wright, 10:Harry Kirtley, 11:Billy Elliott. Manager:Bill Murray
 
Doncaster: 1:Ken Hardwick, 2:Brian Makepeace, 3:Len Graham, 4:Tommy Brown, 5:Bill Paterson, 6:Jack Teasdale, 7:Bert Tindale, 8:Kit Lawlor, 9:Ray Harrison, 10:Eddie McMorran, 11:Ronnie Walker. Manager:Peter Doherty

 
West Ham United 4-0 Huddersfield Town
 
Third Round: Saturday January 9th 1954

Attendance: 25,250         

Scorers: Harry Hooper {2}, Dave Sexton, Tommy Dixon  {Half Time 1-0} 

Ranked at the time: 31           

United: 1:Ernie Gregory,  2:George Wright, 3:John Bond, 4:Andy Malcolm, 5:Malcolm Allison, 6:Doug Bing, 7:Harry Hooper, 8:Dave Sexton, 9:Tommy Dixon, 10:John Dick, 11:Jimmy Andrews. Manager:Ted Fenton 
 
Town: 1:Harry Mills, 2:Ron Staniforth, 3:Laurie Kelly, 4:Bill McGarry, 5:Don McEvoy, 6:Len Quested, 7:Gerry Burrell, 8:Jimmy Watson, 9:Jimmy Glazzard, 10:Willie Davie, 11:Vic Metcalfe. Manager: Andy Beattie

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Birmingham City
 
Third Round: Saturday January 9th 1954

Attendance: 36,786          

Scorers: {Wanderers} Denni Wilshaw {14}: {City} Ken Rowley {16}, Peter Murphy {68}

Ranked at the time: 35           

Wanderers: 1:Nigel Sims, 2:Jack Short, 3:Roy Pritchard, 4:Bill Slater, 5:Bill Shorthouse, 6:Billy Wright, 7:Johnny Hancocks, 8:Peter Broadbent, 9:Roy Swinbourne, 10:Dennis Wilshaw, 11:Jimmy Mullan. Manager:Stan Cullis

City: 1:Gil Merrick, 2:Jeff Hall, 3:Ken Green, 4:Noel Kinsey, 5:John Newman, 6:Len Boyd, 7:Gordon Astall, 8:Peter Murphy, 9:Jackie Lane, 10:Ken Rowley, 11:Alex Govan. Manager:Bob Brocklebank

Leicester City 3-2 Middlesbrough
 
Third Round replay: Thursday January 14th 1954

Attendance: 29,736           

Scorers: {City} Arthur Rowley {3}: {Middlesbrough} Wilf Mannion, Johnny Spuhler

Ranked at the time: 357           

City: 1:Johnny Anderson, 2:Arthur Lever, 3:Ron Jackson, 4:Eddie Russell, 5:Reg Warner, 6:Jimmy Baldwin, 7:Mal Griffiths, 8:Johnny Morris, 9:Derek Hines, 10:Arthur Rowley, 11:Peter Small. Manager:Norman Bullock
 
Middlesbrough: 1:Rolando Ugolini, 2:Ray Bilcliff, 3:Ronnie Dicks, 4:Harry Bell, 5:Dicky Robinson, 6:Joe Birbeck, 7:Lindy Delapenha, 8:Wilf Mannion, 9:Johnny Spuhler, 10:Seamus O'Connell, 11:Sam Lawrie. Manager:Walter Rowley
 
Arsenal 1-2 Norwich City
 
Fourth Round: Saturday January 30th 1954

Attendance: 55,767      

Scorers: {Arsenal} Jimmy Logie : {City} Tommy Johnston {2} 

Ranked at the time: 28           

Arsenal: 1:Jack Kelsey, 2:Len Wills, 3:Lionel Smith, 4:Bill Dickson, 5:Bill Dodgin, 6:Alex Forbes {sent off-33}, 7:Arthur Milton, 8:Jimmy Logie, 9:Cliff Holton, 10:Doug Lishman, 11:Don Roper. Manager: Tom Whittaker
 
Norwich: 1:Ken Oxford, 2:Dennis Morgan, 3:Bill Lewis, 4:Roy McCrohan, 5:Reg Foulkes, 6:Ron Ashman, 7:Peter Gordon, 8:Ron Hansell, 9:Tommy Johnston, 10:Bobby Brennan {sent off - 33}, 11:Johnny Givan. Manager:Norman Low
 
Cardiff City 0-2 Port Vale
 
Fourth Round: Saturday January 30th 1954

Attendance: 27,295         

Scorers: Ken Griffiths, Albert Leake  

Ranked at the time: 109           

City:1:Ron Howells, 2:Charlie Rutter, 3:Alf Sherwood, 4:Billy Baker, 5:Colin Gale, 6:Derek Sullivan, 7:Tommy Northcott, 8:Wilf Grant, 9:Trevor Ford, 10:Dougie Blair, 11:George Edwards. Manager:Cyril Spiers
 
Vale: 1:Ray King, 2:Tommy Cheadle, 3:Reg Potts, 4:Stan Turner, 5:Roy Sproson, 6:Albert Mullard, 7:Colin Askey, 8:Albert Leake, 9:Basil Hayward, 10:Ken Griffiths, 11:Dickie Cunliffe. Manager:Freddie Steele  
 
Port Vale 2-0 Blackpool
 
Fifth Round: Saturday February 20th 1954

Attendance: 42,000         

Scorers: Albert Leake {15}, {26}  

Ranked at the time: 28

{Image: Two goal hero Albert Leake trying for his hat-trick}           

Vale: 1:Ray King, 2:Tommy Cheadle, 3:Reg Potts, 4:Stan Turner, 5:Roy Sproson, 6:Albert Mullard, 7:Colin Askey, 8:Albert Leake, 9:Basil Hayward, 10:Ken Griffiths, 11:Dickie Cunliffe. Manager: Freddie Steele 
 
Blackpool: 1:George Farm, 2:Harry Johnson, 3:David Firth, 4:Ewan Fenton, 5:Eddie Shimwell, 6:Hugh Kelly, 7:Stanley Matthews, 8:Len Stephenson, 9:Ernie Taylor, 10:Allan Brown, 11:Bill Perry. Manager: Joe Smith