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November 10th 1979
Bill Asprey's U's lose a third division home match to Chester for whom
young striker Ian Rush bags the winner. He also scored the winning goal in the
return fixture at Sealand Road.
Star striker Rush moved to Liverpool at the end of the 1979-80 season for £300,000.
U's: Burton; McIntosh, Briggs, Stott, Fogg; Graydon, Duncan, Jeffrey, Brock; Berry, Foley
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November 10th 2007
On this day ten years ago, United's new young manager Darren Patterson, 38,
celebrated a home 3-1 FA Cup victory over Northwich Victoria. Alex Jeannin, Yemi Odubade (pen)
and sub Eddie Anaclet got the goals. Danny Williams for Northwich.
United were drawn against Southend at home in the next round but lost the replay 0-5 at Roots Hall
after the first game ended 0-0.
U's: Turley; Foster, Quinn, Collins, Day; Pettefer, Trainer, Bailey, Jeannin; Odubade, St Aimie
Vics: Tynan; Brown, Welch, Taylor, Williams; Carr, Rusk, Battersby, Wilson, Steele, Horrocks.
November 11th 1995
On this day 22 years ago, Denis Smith's United racked up nine goals in a club record
9-1 FA Cup first round victory over Dorchester Town at the Manor Ground.
The goal getters were Paul Moody (3), Steve Wood (2), David Rush,
Robert Ford, Joey Beauchamp and Mike Ford. Town scored a late
penalty consolation. United went on to defeat Northampton in round two but
exited the competition in round three after a home replay with Nott'm Forest.
U's: Whitehead; Wood, Elliott, Gilchrist, Ford M; Massey, Ford R, Smith, Angel; Moody, Rush
November 13th 2010
Under pressure Chris Wilder gave debuts on this day to new signings
Ben Futcher, Paul Wotton and Steven MacLean for this fourth division
encounter with Rotherham at the Sheffield based Don Valley Stadium,
home of UK athletics.
Wilder had recently shipped out Mark Creighton, Dannie Bulman and
However it did not matter as the U's crashed to another defeat due to two first half goals from
the prolific Adam Le Fondre. Simon Clist pulled a goal back on the stroke of half time
but it was not enough.It was a fourth straight loss - a record that was to get worse the
following week with a home defeat to Gillingham - and Wilder was clinging to his job
by his finger tips.
U's: Clarke; Purkiss, Futcher, Worley, Tonkin; Payne, Wotton, Clist; Potter Craddock, MacLean
Subs: Constable, Green and Heslop.
Millers: Andy Warrington; Nick Fenton, Ryan Cresswell, Mark Bradley, Tom Newey; Stephen Brogan,
Danny Coid, Nicky Law, Marcus Marshall; Ryan Taylor, Adam Le Fondre
November 14th 1987
Struggling U’s were soundly beaten in this top flight fixture at the Dell 3-0.
Saints scorers were Glenn Cockerill and sub Rodney Wallace with a brace.
The U’s had beaten Coventry at the Manor the previous league game
but did not win another league game until August 1988.
U’s: Hucker; Bardsley, Slatter, Caton, Dreyer; Shelton, Hebberd, Phillips L, Rhoades-Brown; Saunders, Whitehurst
Saints: John Burridge; Gerry Forrest; Kevin Bond, Kevin Moore, Derek Statham; Graham Baker, Jimmy Case,
Glenn Cockerill, Andy Townsend; Colin Clarke, Danny Wallace
November 15th 1980
On this cold and damp Saturday afternoon United finally manage a home league victory
at the eleventh time of asking, with a 1-0 home victory over Chester.
Joe Cooke scored the winner but a club record lowest ever home attendance witnessed it
(including me). The gate was a paltry 2,526. United were really struggling and were forced
to sell star midfielder Les Taylor to Watford for a club record £100,000 fee the previous week
with Keith Cassells moving to the Manor from Vicarage Road.
Cassells was making his home debut.
U's: Burton; Kingston, Briggs, McIntosh, Fogg; Foley, Brock, Jeffrey, Berry; Cooke, Cassells
November 16th 2013
On this Saturday afternoon four years ago, Oxford striker James Constable
scored his 100th goal for the U's at Field Mill, Mansfield.
Sean Rigg and Ryan Williams grabbed the other two goals with Lee
Stevenson on target for the Stags. Jamie McGuire was red carded
for Mansfield in the first half.
U's: Clarke; Hunt, Mullins, Raynes, Newey; Williams, Whing, Rose, Rigg; Constable, Kitson
Stags: Alan Marriott; Lee Beevers, Anthony Howell, John Dempster, James Jennings; Ritchie Sutton,
Jamie McGuire, Sam Clucas, Colin Daniel; Lee Stevenson, Jake Speight
November 18th 2006
On this day eleven years ago Jim Smith suffered his first Conference defeat as top of the table U's
were beaten in north west Kent by Gravesend & Northfleet FC. Onome Sodje
scored the winning goal in the 69th minute. Lacklustre United were well beaten on the day and lacked
energy on a cold, damp, grey afternoon at Stonebridge Road.
Their 18 match unbeaten run was over.
U's: Turley; Anaclet, Quinn, Willmott, Gilchrist, Brevett; Pettefer, Hargreaves, Burgess; Basham, Slabber
subs: Day, Odubade, Johnson
The Fleet: Lance Cronin; Stacy Long, Paul McCarthy, Peter Hawkins, Sasha Opinel; Danny Slatter, John Keeling,
Mark Ricketts, Ross Smith; Charlie MacDonald, Onome Sodje
November 19th 1983
On this day, United defeated fourth division Peterborough Utd in the first round of the FA Cup
at the Manor Ground. 20 year old David Seaman was between the sticks for the Posh
but was beaten by goals from Bobby McDonald and Steve Biggins. The U's were drawn
away at Reading in the second round.
U's: Hardwick; Hinshelwood, Briggs, Shotton, McDonald; Lawrence, Hebberd, Thomas, Brock; Biggins, Vinter
Posh: David Seaman; Phil Chard, Trevor Slack, John Wile, Mike Imlach; Martin Pike, Kenny Beech, Dick Tydeman,
Trevor Quow; Alan Waddle, Ian Benjamin
November 20th 2001
A 3-0 away defeat in east London on this Tuesday night to Leyton Orient, proved to be
United manager Mark Wright's last match in charge of the U's.
Wright was facing a disciplinary hearing at Grenoble Road after
allegations that he had recently racially abused a referee.
Wright claimed his position was untenable and he resigned
before the hearing. He won just 4 out of his 22 games as manager.
U's: McCaldon; Stockley, Bolland, Guyett, Hatswell; Savage, Whitehead, Thomas, Powell; Moody, Brooks
subs: Douglas, Richardson, Folland.
O's: Scott Barrett; Matt Joseph, Dean Smith, Mikele Leigertwood, Billy Jones; Johnny Martin,Jeff Minton,
Andy Harris, David McGhee; Steve Watts, Jabo Ibehre
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Unbelievably poisonous atmosphere in the away 'end' that night. All the crowd wanted Wright out, and it looked like the players did too. It seemed like everyone was goading Wright's team to get humiliated, and then got very angry with him when it happened! His position was untenable after that night anyway regardless of what was going on off the pitch with the Joe Ross affair. Happy Days!
November 21st 1981
Cash strapped United faced a mammoth pre-M25 trip to Dover FC for this first round FA Cup match
under Ian Greaves. Note; this was the old Dover FC who went bust in 1983 with Dover Athletic
formed as at the new entity shortly afterwards. United won 2-0 at the Crabble - an unusual ground
built into the side of a hill - with goals in each half from Tim Smithers and Andy Thomas.
United were drawn at Aldershot in the second round and ultimately
reached the fifth round that season.
U's: Burton; Doyle, Briggs, Shotton, Fogg; Jones, Thomas, Jeffrey, Smithers; Foley, Cassells.
November 22nd 2003
United beat Macclesfield Town 3-1 at Grenoble Road thanks to goals from
James Hunt, Julian Alsop and Paul Wanless after Chris Priest gave
the Silkmen a fourth minute lead. Ian Atkins’ men went top of the table
after this win.
Earlier that day England won the rugby union World Cup after defeating
Australia 20-17 in Sydney.
U’s: Woodman; McNiven, Ashton, Crosby, Bound, Robinson; Hunt Whitehead, Wanless; Alsop, Basham
subs: Hackett, Louis, Waterman.
Macc: Steve Wilson; Steve Hitchen, Matt Haddrell, Michael Welch, Danny Adams; Christ Priest,
Tommy Widdrington, Danny Whittaker, David Flitcroft; Matt Tipton, John Miles
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November 23rd 1985
A top flight match at the Manor saw Bobby Ferguson's Ipswich cruise into a seemingly unassailable
3-0 lead after goals from Kevin Wilson, Mark Brennan and Jason Dozzell.
Amazingly, United fought back in the second half - attacking the London Road end - to win
4-3 thanks to an Aldridge hat-trick and a dramatic late headed winner from defender Neil Slatter.
U's: Hardwick; Langan, Slatter, Shotton, Trewick; Houghton, Phillips Hebberd, Rhoades-Brown; Aldridge, Thomas
Ipswich: Jon Hallworth; Frank Yallop, Ian Cranson, Terry Butcher, Steve McCall; Trevor Putney, Ian Atkins,
Jason Dozzell, Mark Brennan; Mich D'Avray, Kevin Wilson.
November 24th 2007
On this day ten years ago, Darren Patterson's United won a bad tempered affair 2-0 at Aggborough,
Kidderminster thanks to goals from on loan strikers Matthew Green and Ashley Barnes.
Both sides were reduced to ten men in the first half with Harriers having striker James Constable sent off
after he elbowed U's debutant James Clarke and U's midfielder Carl Pettefer was given a straight red
card for what appeared to be a fair tackle where he won the ball.
U's: Turley; Clarke, Quinn, Foster, Jeannin; Anaclet, Pettefer, Hutchinson, Trainer; Green, Odubade
subs: Barnes, Twigg, Willmott
Harriers: Scott Bevan; Marcus Bignot, Mark Creighton, Stuart Whitehead, Michael Blackwood; Russell Penn,
Simon Russell, Gavin Hurren, Andrew Ferrell; Justin Richards, James Constable
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