THE Hereford Giantkillers spent time reminiscing about their FA Cup heroics at the Bulls' game against Boston United and then an anniversary dinner at The Green Dragon.

The Giantkillers included Colin Addison, Peter Isaac, Dudley Tyler, Ken Mallender, Tony Gough, Ricky George and Fred Potter along with their special guest for the evening BBC commentator John Motson.

Their 80 guests comprising sponsors and Hereford directors.


Colin Addison introduced the Giantkillers and reminisced about their time together and particularly the goal scoring feats and the excitement of that amazing FA Cup run of 1971/72.

This was followed by further stories by Ricky George, who scored the winning goal against Newcastle United, and then Tony Gough gave his memories as captain, having previously been signed by the great John Charles but retained by Colin Addison.

John Motson, who was a 26 year old junior reporter with BBC Radio at the time of the game, was given the match as a first opportunity on TV when the BBC were anticipating just a two-minute television exposure on Match of the Day.

Of course the match exploded into the main match of Match of the Day with Ronnie Radford and Ricky George goals which propelled Motson to Match of the Day fame and a career in television expanding his last 50 years.

MC for the evening Andy Morris from Westfields who spoke also of the legacy that the Hereford Giantkillers have left following their wonderful exploits in 1971/72, especially the Giantkillers’ Cup which is played for each year by all under-18 clubs in the county and in recent seasons clubs from outside the county have also joined the competition due to the status left by the Giantkillers.