The Giant Killers

Every F A cup giant killing since 1888

               SOUTHAMPTON

Southampton's love affair with the F A cup goes back to their days as a Southern league club when they were one of just three non league teams to reach the final itself. The Saints achieved this in both 1900 and 1902 but lost on both occasions yet despite this success, and a string of victories over top flight sides along the way, the league shunned them until the formation of the third division in 1920. The Saints spent the next forty years in the lower divisions before winning promotion to the top flight for the first time in 1966. The majority of the next forty years were spent as an elite club, although it was during a brief spell in the second tier that Southampton enjoyed their finest hour when Bobby Stokes found himself onside, even if the television pictures suggested otherwise, to fire the only goal of the 1976 F A cup final against Manchester United. Southampton lost their most recent final in 2002 and worse still lost their top flight status in 2005.

All Time Classic


1927

2-1 vs Newcastle United


Fifth round: Saturday February 19th 1927

Attendance: 21,427

Scorers: Dick Rowley

Ranked at the time: 15

Today: Inside the top 80

Team: 1:Tommy Allen, 2:Ted Hough, 3:Mike Keeping, 4:Albert Shelley, 5:George Harkus, 6:Stan Woodhouse, 7:?, 8:Dick Rowley, 9:Bill Rawlings, 10:Sam Taylor, 11:Billy 'Spud' Murphy

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Magic Moments

1898

4-0 vs Bolton Wanderers


Quarter final replay: 2nd March 1898

Scorers: Joe Turner {2}, Jimmy Yates, Jack Farrelll

Ranked at the time: 4

Today: Outside the top 200

1899

1-0 @ Notts County


Second round: 11th February 1899

Scorer: Abe Hartley

Attendance: 18,000

Ranked at the time: 3

Today: outside the top 200

1900

3-0 vs Everton


First round: 27th January 1900

Scorers: Alf Milward-2,  Archie Turner

Ranked at the time: 8

Today: outside the top 200

1900

4-1 vs Newcastle United

Second round: 17th February 1900

Scorers: Roddy McLeod-2, Jimmy Yates, Archie Turner

Ranked at the time: 3

Today: outside the top 200

Team: Jack Robinson, Peter Meehan, Peter Durber, Samuel Meston, Edgar Chadwick, Bob Petrie, Archie Turner, Jimmy Yates, Roddy McLeod, Harry Wood, Alf Milward

1900

2-1 West Bromwich Albion

Quarter final: 24th February 1900

Scorers: Archie Turner, Roddy McLeod

Ranked at the time: 18

Today: outside the top 400

1902

4-1 vs Liverpool

Second round: February 8th 1902

Scorers: Edgar Chadwick, Bert Lee, Joe Turner

Attendance: 14,000

Ranked at the time: 6

Today: outside the top 100

1902

3-2 @ Bury

Quarter final: February 22nd 1902

Scorers: Harry Wood, Edgar Chadwick, Joe Turner

Attendance: 25,000

Ranked at the time: 15

Today: Outside the top 200

1902

3-1 vs Nottingham Forest

Semi final @ White Hart Lane, Tottenham: March 15th 1902

Scorers: Albert Brown-2, Edgar Chadwick

Attendance: 20,000

Ranked at the time: 8

Today: outside the top 100

1905

3-2 @ Wolverhampton Wanderers


Second round: 18th February 1905

Attendance: 25,000

Scorers: Fred Harrison-2, Edgar Bluff

Ranked at the time: 27

Today: outside the top 300

1906

6-1 vs Middlesbrough


Third round: 24th February 1906

Attendance: 12,000

Scorers: Isaac Tomlinson, Fred Harrison, George Hedley {2}, Brown {2}

Ranked at the time: 12

Today: outside the top 200

1908

3-2 vs Everton


Quarter final replay: Wednesday 11th March 1908

Attendance:

Scorers: Frank Costello-2, John Bainbridge

Ranked at the time: 19

Today: Outside the top 200

1923

3-1 vs Newcastle United


First round replay: Wednesday January 17th 1923

Attendance: 20,000

Scorers: Arthur Dominy {2}, Bill Rawlings

Ranked at the time:20

Today: outside the top 100

Team: 1:, 2:Tom Parker, 3:Fred Titmuss, 4:Albert Shelley, 5:Alec Campbell,, 6:Bill Turner, 7:, 8:Arthur Dominy, 9:Bill Rawlings, 10:Jack Elkes, 11:

1923

1-0 vs Chelsea

Second round replay: Wednesday February 7th 1923


Attendance: 15,781

Scorer: Charlie Brown

Ranked at the time:140

{Image left: Jack Harrow clears under pressure from Bill Rawlings}

Team: 1:Tommy Allen, 2:Tom Parker, 3:Fred Titmuss, 4:Albert Shelley, 5:Alec Campbell,, 6:Bill Turner, 7:Charlie Brown, 8:Arthur Dominy, 9:Bill Rawlings, 10:Jack Elkes, 11:

1924

2-0 vs Chelsea


First round replay: Wednesday January 16th 1924

Attendance:

Scorers: Arthur Dominy, Bill Rawlings


Ranked at the time:157

Team: 1:Tommy Allen, 2:Tom Parker, 3:Fred Titmuss, 4:Albert Shelley, 5:Alec Campbell, 6:Bill Turner, 7:?, 8:Arthur Dominy, 9:Bill Rawlings, 10:Cliff Price, 11:Jimmy Carr

1925

1-0 vs Liverpool


Quarter final: Saturday March 7th 1925

Attendance: 21,501

Scorer: Bill Rawlings

Ranked at the time:86

Today: outside the top 300

Team: 1:Tommy Allen, 2:Tom Parker, 3:Fred Titmuss, 4:Bert Shelley, 5:Alec Campbell, 6:George Harkus, 7:Bill Henderson, 8:Arthur Dominy, 9:Bill Rawlings, 10:George Harkus, 11:Jimmy Carr {Manager: George Goss}

1927

4-1 vs Birmingham City


Fourth round: Saturday January 29th 1927

Attendance:

Scorers: Dick Rowley, Bill Rawlings {2}, George Harkus

Ranked at the time: 118

Team: 1:Tommy Allen, 2:Ted Hough, 3:Mike Keeping, 4:Bert Shelley, 5:George Harkus, 6:Stan Woodhouse, 7:?, 8:Dick Rowley, 9:Bill Rawlings, 10:Sam Taylor, 11:Billy 'Spud' Murphy

2-0 vs Blackpool

Third Round: Saturday January 8th 2011

Attendance: 21,464

Scorers: Lee Barnard, Guilherme Do Prado

Ranked at the time: 277

Team: 24:Bartosz Bailkowski, 2:Frazer Richardson, 3:Dan Harding, 17:Aaron Martin, 19:Danny Seaborne, 4:Morgan Schneiderlin, 10:Jason Puncheon, 14:Dean Hammond {replaced by 5:Ryan Dickson-61}, 20:Adam Llana {replaced by 11;Guliherme do Prado-79}, 7:Rickie Lambert, 9:Lee Barnard {replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain-84}