Tuesday, 13 February 2018

1966-67 - Part five

Posted by Tony Hutton


WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH, 1967

CITIES FAIRS CUP AT THE HAWTHORNS, WEST BROMWICH

WEST BROMWICH ALBION1 (Fairfax) BOLOGNA 3 (Neilson 2, Bulgarelli)

Osborne; Clarke, Fairfax; Collard, Colquhoun, Fraser;
Brown, Astle, Kaye, Hope, Clark;

Vavassori; Roversi, Ardizzon; Furlanis, Janich, Fogli;
Perara, Bulgarelli, Neilson, Haller, Turra;











The Amateur Cup game played at Villa Park on Tuesday 7th March was a replay of the quarter final between Birmingham amateur side Highgate United and Enfield. The first match had been abandoned after Highgate player Tony Allden had been fatally struck by lightning. An amazing crowd of 31,570
turned up to watch the replay which Enfield won 6-0.

Enfield went on to win the cup after a goal less draw at Wembley, by beating Skelmersdale 4-1 in another replay at Maine Road, Manchester.


SATURDAY 11TH MARCH, 1967

LEAGUE DIVISION THREE AT FELLOWS PARK, WALSALL

WALSALL 0 WATFORD 1 (Garbett)               Attendance 7.772

Ball; Gregg, Evans; Meath, Bennett, Atthey;
Smith, Satchwell, Kirby, Jackson, Taylor; sub McMorran

Cowen; Furphy, Williams; Welbourne, Garvey, Eddy;
Scullion, Low, Garbett, Owen, Block; sub Furie





MONDAY 20TH MARCH, 1967                                               Attendance 52,596

F.A. CUP 5TH ROUND (SECOND REPLAY) AT VILLA PARK, BIRMINGHAM

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 3 (Lyons, Baker, Barnwell) SWINDON TOWN 0

Grummitt; Hindley, Winfield; Hennessey, McKinlay, Newton;
Lyons, Barnwell, Baker, Wignall, Moore;

Hicks; Thomas, Trollope; Morgan, Nurse, Harland;
Rogers, Penman, Skeen, Smart, Walker;

After a goal less draw in the first match at Nottingham and a 1-1 draw at Swindon in the first replay, first division Forest took on third division Swindon yet again at Villa Park in front of a huge crowd. Swindon were hoping to emulate the other third division side QPR who had already stunned the football world with their victory in the League Cup final.



SATURDAY 25TH MARCH, 1967                             Attendance 30,991

LEAGUE DIVISION TWO AT MOLINEUX, WOLVERHAMPTON

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 4 (Dougan 3, Knowles) HULL CITY 0

Parkes; Taylor, Thomson; Bailey, Woodfield, Holsgrove; Wharton, Hunt, Dougan, Knowled, Wagstaffe; sub Burnside

McKechnie; Davidson, Butler; Greenwood, Milner, Simpkin;
Henderson, Wagstaffe, Chilton, Jarvis, Young; sub Young



                 Hat-trick hero - Derek Dougan








SATURDAY 8TH APRIL, 1967

F.A. CUP SIXTH ROUND AT ST ANDREWS, BIRMINGHAM

BIRMINGHAM CITY 0 TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS 0

Herriot; Murray, Sharples; Beard, Green, Hockey;
Wylie, Thomson, Fenton, Vowden, Bridges;

Jennings; Kinnear, Knowles; Mullery, England, Mackay;
Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Saul;











TUESDAY 11TH APRIL, 1967                     Attendance 11,881

LEAGUE DIVISION THREE AT FELLOWS PARK, WALSALL

WALSALL 2 (Jackson pen, Simpson) QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0

Ball; Hill, Evans; Simpson, Bennett, Atthey;
Jackson, Baker, Kirby, McMorran, Taylor; sub Harrison

Springett; Hazell, Langley; Keen, Hunt, Sibley;
Lazarus, Sanderson, Allen, Marsh, Morgan (R); sub Keetch







SATURDAY 15TH APRIL, 1967

LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AT THE CITY GROUND, NOTTINGHAM

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 3 (Lyons, Moore 2) ASTON VILLA 0

Grummitt; Hindley, Winfield; Hennessey, McKinlay, Newton;
Lyons, Barnwell, Wignall, Storey-Moore, Hinton; sub Kear

Withers; Wright, Aitken; Bradley, Sleeuwenhoek, Pountney;
Anderson, Broadbent, Stobart, Scott, Macleod; sub Park









SATURDAY 29TH APRIL, 1967                Attendance 62,378

F.A. CUP SEMI-FINAL AT VILLA PARK, BIRMINGHAM

CHELSEA 1 (Hateley) LEEDS UNITED 0

Bonnetti; Harris (A), McCreadie; Hollins, Hinton, Harris (R);
Cooke, Baldwin, Hateley, Tambling, Boyle;

Sprake; Reaney, Bell; Bremner, Madeley, Hunter;
Giles, Belfitt, Greenhoff, Gray, Cooper;

Referee:- K.H. Burns, Dudley



































SATURDAY 6TH MAY, 1967

LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AT VILLA PARK, BIRMINGHAM

ASTON VILLA 2 (Stobart 2) EVERTON 4 (Gabriel, Pickering 2, Husband)

Withers; Bradley, Aitken; Chatterley, Sleeuwenhoek, Pountney;
Anderson, Deakin, Stobart, Broadbent, Macleod;

Rankin; Wright, Brown; Hurst, Labone, Gabriel;
Ball, Royle, Husband, Harvery, Scott;

Referee:- A.R.C. Waller, Bromley, Kent

















So ended my final season in the West Midlands after eighteen years of watching West Bromwich Albion, Walsall, Wolves, Aston Villa and Birmingham City.

Two very emotional games at the end, with Leeds United seemingly robbed of a place at Wembley with that controversial disallowed goal in the semi-final at Villa Park. Then poor old Villa relegated to Division Two for only the third time in the long and distinguished history in the very final match.

After six months back in Yorkshire at Bradford at the beginning of the following season, I settled down in Matlock, Derbyshire for four years watching Derby County and Matlock Town. Then into Sheffield for three years, where I watched both local sides, before returning back to square one in Leeds in 1975.




















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