The Giant Killers

Every F A cup giant killing since 1888

                  Yeovil Town

Yeovil Casuals were formed in 1890 but didn't come to national attention until a memorable cup run to the fifth round while in the Southern League in 1949, having changed their name to Yeovil Town two years earlier. The spent the latter half of the 20th Century as perhaps the most feared non-League opponent of Third and Fourth Division clubs in the F A cup and their sloping Huish pitch became a graveyard of regular minor cupsets in the early rounds. By the 21st century Yeovil's ultimate ambition was to go from poacher to game keeper and join the League. they did so in 2003, climbing as high as the second tier of the game by 2013.  

Magic Moments

1949
Third Round: Saturday January 8th 1949

Attendance:  13,315

{Image right - The Bury captain looks on as Yeovil's Alec Stock tosses the coin}   

Scorers: Jack Hargreaves, Ray Wright, Bobby Hamilton

Team: 1:Stan Hall, 2:Arthur Hickman, 3:Ralph Davis, 4:Bob Keeton, 5:Les Blizzard, 6:Nick Collins, 7:Bobby Hamilton, 8:Alec Stock, 9:Eric Bryant, 10:Ray Wright, 11:Jack Hargreaves
Yeovil Town 2-1 Sunderland
Fourth Round: Saturday January 29th 1949

Attendance: 17,123   

Scorers: Alec Stock, Eric Bryant

{Image left-Sunderland captain Fred Hall shakes hands with the Yeovil mascot as Alec Stock and referee look on} 

Team: 1:Dickie Dyke, 2:Arthur Hickman, 3:Ralph Davis, 4:Bob Keeton, 5:Les Blizzard, 6:Nick Collins, 7:Bobby Hamilton, 8:Alec Stock, 9:Eric Bryant, 10:Ray Wright, 11:Jack Hargreaves {Player-Manager-Alec Stock}