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The Imps In The League Cup

The Imps In The League Cup

Ok so Cup runs have never been our specialty though the League or Carling Cup as it is now known has given us a couple of highlights including Manchester City, Sunderland and a Bank busting record attendance verus Derby County.

Our first ever game in the competition was at Home to Bradford Park Avenue in front of 1737 fans in the 60-61-inception season with Bert Linecor and Roy Chapman bagging the goals in a 2-2 draw. Until 1975-76 the League cup was a one legged affair and we naturally lost the replay 0-1. We went out in round 2 in the next two seasons, bracing our selves for a proper run at it. The Hartlepool Monkey hangers were despatched 3-2. York were held before strolling to a 2-0 win at the bank. Could anyone stop us? Yep Millwall after a replay and we had done all the hard work drawing away as well.

After another two years rest we were to have a couple of good goes. 1966-67 saw home wins against local rivals Hull and Huddersfield before Leicester murdered us 0-5. We were back for more next year. Mansfield were pipped 3-2, and then a 2-1 floodlit stormer at the Bank saw us topple Newcastle 2-1. Torquay were then beaten 4-2 at home. Would our luck hold helping us away at the mighty Derby? It did, a 1-1 half giant killing draw bringing them back to the Bank. Our record crowd saw this one as 23,196 squeezed in to the Bank to see the bubble burst 0-3. We then had another two seasons off before toppling the Cods and Sunderland before Palace hammered us 0-4 in 70-71. The next season we made round 3 losing at QPR 2-4, then a top team.

In 75-76 we played our first two leg affair beating Chesterfield 4-2 at home and despite losing 2-3 away we progressed, dumping Stoke 2-1 before Leicester eased us out in round 3 in a close 2-1 affair. We had to wait until 81-82 to progress to the third round again. A 2-2 draw away at Watford meant the team who nicked our Graham were finally back at the bank. A passionate affair ended with a 3-2 defeat.

82-83 saw a giant killing as we overcame Leicester winning both legs (1-0 & 2-0). We then drew against West Ham before losing the replay at Upton Park 1-2. A glamour tie the following season saw us lose 1-3 at Tottenham, win 2-1 at home and go out by the odd goal in Round 2. We have only managed one other round three appearance in 95-96. After winning against Hartlepool by the odd goal in nine over two legs we faced Man City. A 4-1 home win was followed up by a 1-0 away day to complete the double. Southampton were held 2-2 away before a 2-1 reverse at home ended the dream.

Top scorers in the Cup
George Shipley 22 aps 8 goals, Tony Cunningham 13 aps 8 goals
Phil Hubbard 16 aps 6 goals, John Ward 12 aps 5 goals
Mick Harford 8 aps 5 goals

The Blow by Blow……….

1960-61
R1 1r Bradford Park Avenue (h) 2-2
Replay Bradford Park Avenue (a) 0-1

1961-62
R1 Accrington Stanley (h) 1-0
R2 Norwich City (a) 2-3

1962-63
R1 York City (a) 2-2
Replay York City (h) 2-0
2 Bury (a) 2-2

1963-64
1 Hartlepools United (h) 3-2
2 York City (a) 1-1
Replay York City (h) 2-0
3 Millwall (a) 1-1
3r Millwall (h) 1-2

1964-65
1 Barnsley (a) 1-2

1965-66
1 York City (h) 2-2
Replay York City (a) 2-4

1966-67
1 Hull City (h) 1-0
2 Huddersfield Town (h) 2-1
3 Leicester City (a) 0-5

1967-68
1 Mansfield Town (a) 3-2
2 Newcastle United (h) 2-1
3 Torquay United (h) 4-2
4 Derby County (a) 1-1
4r Derby County (h) 0-3

1968-69
1 Mansfield Town (h) 2-1
2 Scunthorpe United (a) 1-2

1969-70
1 Watford (a) 1-2

1970-71
1 Grimsby Town (h) 2-1
2 Sunderland (h) 2-1
3 Crystal Palace (a) 0-4

1971-72
1 Scunthorpe United (a) 1-0
2 Blackburn Rovers (a) 0-0
Replay Blackburn Rovers (h) 4-1
3 Queens Park Rangers (a) 2-4


1972-73
1 Mansfield Town (a) 1-3

1973-74
1 Rotherham United (a) 1-2

1974-75
1 Rotherham United (a) 1-1
1st Replay Rotherham United (h) 1-1
2nd Replay Rotherham United (a) 1-2

1975-76
1(1L) Chesterfield (h) 4-2
1(2L) Chesterfield (a) 2-3
2 Stoke City (h) 2-1
3 Leicester City (a) 1-2

1976-77
1(1L) Doncaster Rovers (a) 1-1
1(2L) Doncaster Rovers (h) 1-1
Replay Doncaster Rovers (n) 2-2A

1977-78
1(1L) Mansfield Town (a) 1-0
1(2L) Mansfield Town (h) 0-0
2 Bolton Wanderers (a) 0-1

1978-79
1(1L) Bradford City (a) 0-2
1(2L) Bradford City (h) 1-1

1979-80
1(1L) Barnsley (h) 2-1
1(2L) Barnsley (a) 1-2 B

1980-81
1(1L) Hull City (h) 5-0
1(2L) Hull City (a) 2-0
2(1L) Swindon Town (h) 1-1
2(2L) Swindon Town (a) 0-2

1981-82
1(1L) Hull City (h) 3-0
1(2L) Hull City (a) 1-1
2(1L) Notts County (h) 1-1
2(2L) Notts County (a) 3-2
3 Watford (a) 2-2
Replay Watford (h) 2-3


1982-83
1(1L) York City (a) 1-2
1(2L) York City (h) 3-1
2(1L) Leicester City (h) 2-0
2(2L) Leicester City (a) 1-0
3 West Ham United (h) 1-1
Replay West Ham United (a) 1-2

1983-84
1(1L) Hull City (a) 0-0
1(2L) Hull City (h) 3-1
2(1L) Tottenham Hotspur (a) 1-3
2(2L) Tottenham Hotspur (h) 2-1


1984-85
1(1L) Hull City (h) 0-2
1(2L) Hull City (a) 1-4

1985-86
1(1L) York City (a) 1-2
1(2L) York City (h) 1-2

1986-87
1(1L) Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 2-1
1(2L) Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 0-1
2(1L) Charlton Athletic (a) 1-3
2(2L) Charlton Athletic (h) 0-1

1988-89
1(1L) Crewe Alexandra (a) 1-1
1(2L) Crewe Alexandra (h) 2-1
2(1L) Southampton (h) 1-1
2(2L) Southampton (a) 1-3


1989-90
1(1L) Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 0-1
1(2L) Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 0-2

1990-91
1(1L) Halifax Town (a) 0-2
1(2L) Halifax Town (h) 1-0

1991-92
1(1L) Chester City (a) 0-1
1(2L) Chester City (h) 4-3

1992-93
1(1L) Doncaster Rovers (a) 3-0
1(2L) Doncaster Rovers (h) 1-1
2(1L) Crystal Palace (a) 1-3
2(2L) Crystal Palace (h) 1-1

1993-94
1(1L) Port Vale (a) 2-2
1(2L) Port Vale (h) 0-0 C
2(1L) Everton (h) 3-4
2(2L) Everton (a) 2-4

1994-95
1(1L) Chester City (h) 2-0
1(2L) Chester City (a) 3-2
2(1L) Crystal Palace (h) 1-0
2(2L) Crystal Palace (a) 0-3

1995-96
1(1L) Notts County (a) 0-2
1(2L) Notts County (h) 0-2

1996-97
1(1L) Hartlepool (a) 2-2
1(2L) Hartlepool (h) 3-2
2(1L) Manchester City (h) 4-1
2(2L) Manchester City (a) 1-0
3 Southampton (a) 2-2
Replay Southampton (h) 1-2

1997-98
1(1L) Burnley (h) 1-1
1(2L) Burnley (a) 1-2

1998-99 1(1L)
1(2L) Bradford City (a)
Bradford City (h) 1-1
0-1
1999-00
1(1L) Barnsley (h) 2-4
1(2L) Barnsley (a) 2-2

2000-01
1(1L) Sheffield United (a) 1-6
1(2L) Sheffield United (h) 1-0

2001-02
1 Grimsby Town (a) 1-2

2002-03
1 Stockport County (h) 1-3

2003-04
1 Stockport County (h) 0-1

2004/05
1 Derby County (h) 3-1
2 Birmingham City (a) 1-3

2005/06
1 Crewe (h) 5-1
2 Fulham (a) 4-5 aet

2006/07
1 Scunthorpe (a) 3-4 aet

2007/08
1 Doncaster (a) 1-4

2008/09
1 Derby County (a) 1-3 aet

2009/10
1 Barnsley (h) 0-1

Key
A Doncaster Rovers won on penalties, game played at Nottingham Forest.

B Aggregate 3-3, Barnsley won on penalties.

C Aggregate 2-2, Lincoln City won on away goals.

Writer:Neil Gentleman Hobbs
Date:Tuesday March 23 2010
Time: 3:58PM

Comments

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Sunderland was in the FA Cup
chopperimp
23/03/2010 20:34:00
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Would guess the article is referring to the 1970/71 League Cup win over Sunderland at Sincil Bank.
southparkerimp
23/03/2010 21:14:00
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I remember that 1970/71 victory over Sunderland. The Sunderland number 4 (who if I remember correctly it was not Colin Todd) was sent off.
MancunianImp-1950
23/03/2010 22:12:00
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I remember that 1970/71 victory over Sunderland. The Sunderland number 4 (who if I remember correctly it was not Colin Todd) was sent off.
MancunianImp-1950
23/03/2010 22:16:00
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1970-71 1 Grimsby Town (h) 2-1 2 Sunderland (h) 2-1 3 Crystal Palace (a) 0-4
codbater
24/03/2010 10:06:00
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most vivid memeories for me are west ham, spurs, man city and leicester. I seem to recall a cup game v watford when we hated them, sherwood made a brillaint save at the clan end to deny us that night.
nottinghamimp
24/03/2010 13:44:00
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