The Giant Killers

Every F A cup giant killing since 1888

Giant Killers

 

1956

1955 - 1957 

Bristol Rovers 4-0 Manchester United
 
Third Round: Saturday January 7th 1956

Attendance: 35,872       

Scorers: Alfie Biggs {2}, Barrie Mayer, Geoff Bradford {pen} {Half Time 2-0}

Ranked at the time: 18

Rovers: 1:Ron Nicholls, 2:Harry Bamford, 3:Frank Alcock, 4:Jack Pitt, 5:Denzil Hale, 6:Peter Simpson, 7:George Petherbridge. 8:Alfie Biggs, 9:Geoff Bradford, 10:Barrie Mayer, 11:Peter Hooper
 
United: 1:Ray Wood, 2:Bill Foulkes, 3:Roger Byrne, 4:Eddie Coleman, 5:Mark Jones, 6:Jeff Whitefoot, 7:Johnny Berry, 8:John Doherty, 9:Tommy Taylor, 10:Dennis Violett, 11:David Pegg  
 
West Ham United 5-2 Preston North End
 
Third Round: Saturday January 7th 1956

Attendance: 29,000        

Scorers: {United} Billy Dare {2}, Albert Foan {3} : {North End}

Ranked at the time: 164

United: 1:Ernie Gregory, 2:John Bond, 3:Noel Cantwell, 4:Andy Malcolm, 5:Malcolm Allison, 6:Frank O'Farrell, 7:Harry Hooper, 8:Billy Dare, 9:John Dick, 10:Albert Foan, 11:Ken Tucker 
 
North End:
 
Luton Town 0-4 Leicester City
 
Third Round: Wednesday January 11th 1956

Attendance:       

Scorers:

Ranked at the time: 37

Town
 
City:  
 
West Ham United 2-1 Cardiff City
 
Fourth Round: Saturday January 28th 1956

Attendance: 35,500        

Scorers: {United} Billy Dare {5 mins}, John Dick : {City} Trevor Ford

Ranked at the time: 266

{image: John Dick heads West Ham into round five}

United: 1:Ernie Gregory, 2:John Bond, 3:Noel Cantwell, 4:Andy Malcolm, 5:Malcolm Allison, 6:Frank O'Farrell, 7:Harry Hooper, 8:Billy Dare, 9:John Dick, 10:Albert Foan, 11:Ken Tucker 
 
City: 1:Ron Howells, 3:Alf Sherwood, 9:Trevor Ford, 10:Gerry Hitchins  
 
 
Honourable Mention