Emirates FA Cup third round classic goals: Nigel Jemson

Tuesday 05 Jan 2016
Shrewsbury Town's Nigel Jemson curls home a free-kick against Everton in 2003

Our latest Emirates FA Cup third round classic comes from 2003 when third tier Shrewsbury Town dumped top-flight Everton out with a 2-1 win at Gay Meadow.

The Shrews' hero was veteran captain Nigel Jemson, who scored both goals as boss Kevin Ratcliffe masterminded an upset against the club which he captained so successfully for many years.

Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Everton

The FA Cup
Third Round Proper
Saturday 3 January 2003
Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury Town
Attendance: 7800

And it was the opening goal which caught the eye, as the former Nottingham Forest striker stroked a wonderful free-kick past Toffees keeper Richard Wright ahead of the half-time break.

Everton equalised in the second half via a goal from Niclas Alexandersson and it looked as though a replay could be on the cards, until Jemson popped up with a late header to send the Shropshire club into the fourth round.

Watch the goals in the video player below.

Emirates FA Cup third round classic: Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Everton


By FA Staff