Match 27
7th December, 1968
F.A. Cup, 2nd Round
Colchester United v ECFC

Saturday, 7th December, 1968
F.A. Cup, 2nd Round
Colchester United (away), won 1-0

A glorious goal by Alan Banks after 10 minutes was enough to see us through this Cup tie thanks to sterling work by our rearguard and thanks also to the style of attacking Colchester adopted, a style which played right into our hands and suited us very well.

Although Colchester put on a lot of pressure and there were a couple of narrow squeezes, the home side seldom looked like being able to pull this game out of the fire after we had taken that early lead.

After the game the Colchester manager declared that we were lucky but plain truth is that we did a thoroughly effi cient job no more or no less than what was required on the day.

Team-Shearing; Smyth, Blain; Kirk ham, Harvey, Newman; Corr, Banks, Balson, Mitten (Curtis), Pleat.

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