Swansea v Colchester

Last updated : 07 January 2011 By BBC Sport

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The tie in context

• This is one of five Championship against League One third round ties.

Gulf in class

• Colchester are 31 places behind Swansea on the league ladder.


• These clubs have not met for five seasons.

• Swansea won three and drew one of the four league and League Trophy meetings in 2005/06, when both clubs were plying their trade in League One.

• Colchester last beat the Swans in April 2001 on their own turf. The 3-0 victory completed the double, having already won 2-0 in South Wales.

FA Cup records and best performances

• Honours are even in the FA cup head-to-head standings.

• Colchester progressed after a second round replay in 1988.

• Swansea won a first round tie at the first time of asking 12 years ago.

The clubs


Current form

• Bidding for a third consecutive home win.

• 1-0 wins either side of the turn of the year are their only victories in six.

FA Cup form

• Knocked out in the third round in three of the last six seasons.

• Not been ousted by lower league opposition since non-league Havant defeated them in a third round replay in January 2008.


Current form

• Kicked off 2011 with a 3-3 draw, home to Charlton.

• Then lost 4-2, away to Leyton Orient on Monday, in what manager John Ward described as their worst performance in his stwardship.

FA Cup form

• David Mooney has scored in both previous ties in this current cup run, against Bradford City and Swindon Supermarine; both at the Colchester Community Stadium.

• Not progressed beyond the third round since 2006.

• Lost 7-0 away to Preston in the third round last season.

• Derby was the last Championship club they eliminated, in the fourth round in January 2006.

Replay date

Tuesday, 18 January 2011 (Kick off: 1945 GMT)

Match officials

Referee: Rob Shoebridge (Derbyshire)

Assistant referees: Steve Bratt and Andy Davies

Fourth official: Kevin Johnson

Source: BBC Sport

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