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Colchester United's 1971 FA Cup hero dies at the age of 90

Dick Graham (centre), manager of Colchester United is mobbed by his players after his team beat Leeds United 3-2 at their Layer road ground. Credit: PA Archive

Family statement:

"During his last evening with us, we read to him a passage from Ray Crawford's autobiography.

"Ray was the player who got two of the goals at that epic footballing battle when Colchester United beat Leeds United on 13th February 1971.

"The papers called it a David and Goliath struggle when the courage of a few experienced, older, professionals, marshalled by a great leader, Dick Graham, overcame insurmountable odds to beat a team of hardened, young, undefeated internationals."

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