Colchester United’s ‘top 10’ lowest-ever FA Cup home crowds

Chesterfield's Jay O'Shea (right) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring to put the visitors 1

Chesterfield's Jay O'Shea (right) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring to put the visitors 1-0 up against Colchester on Saturday, in front of a crowd of just 1,840. Photo: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

The attendance of 1,840, for the visit of Chesterfield on Saturday, was the lowest ever crowd for a Colchester United home match in the FA Cup. Here is the ‘top 10’ of the U’s smallest home crowds for the FA Cup:

No. 1 - v Chesterfield (last Saturday, first round) - 1,840

No. 2 - v Hereford (1987, second round) - 2,216

No. 3- v Mansfield (2004, first round replay) - 2,492

No. 4 - Sheffield United (2013, first round) - 2,509


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No. 5 - Burton Albion (1991, first round) - 2,547

No. 6 - Altrincham (2015, second round) - 2,592

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No. 7 - Wealdstone (1983, second round) - 2,673

No. 8 - Swansea City (1988, second round) - 2,697

No. 9 - Bradford City (2010, first round) - 2,736

No. 10 - Chester City (2002,first round) - 2,901

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