COLCHESTER United have enjoyed some impressive cup wins, this season.

But for many U's fans, seeing their side beat Leeds United still rates as their greatest-ever triumph.

Today is the anniversary of Colchester's magnificent 1971 FA Cup triumph over their star-studded opponents.

Dick Graham's side won 3-2 in front of 16,000 at Layer Road, a result which sent shockwaves around the world of football.

Ray Crawford scored twice in the 3-2 fifth-round win to lay the foundation for the fourth-division minnows to humble Don Revie’s all-conquering Leeds side, which featured the likes of Jack Charlton, Johnny Giles and Norman Hunter and had been runners-up in the competition the previous season.

Colchester left the mighty Leeds stunned after racing into a 3-0 lead, thanks to Crawford’s brace and another goal from Dave Simmons.

And although the visitors pulled two goals back through Hunter and Giles, Graham’s ‘Dad’s Army’ held out for victory.

It is a result that is still regarded as Colchester’s biggest-ever result, 49 years on.

The U's progressed to a quarter-final tie against Everton at Goodison Park but were beaten 5-0, in front of a crowd of more than 53,000.