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50 Years ago today..21st November 1970

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:22 pm
by yellowfever
Checking the football diary-I can't believe this stat as my first experience of an FA Cup upset as a 14 year old happened so long ago-seems like yesterday....! NLP side Boston Utd turned up and deservedly beat the Port 2.0.This wasn't supposed to happen! Jim Smith later on to become Manager at Oxford, Portsmouth and QPR amongst others ran the show.Without checking up,I think Don McEvoy had just left with Arthur Peat in charge? Think injuries had hit hard too with defender Roger Aindow having to play as a make shift centre forward- which didn't help! A creditable 3803 in attendance.

Re: 50 Years ago today..21st November 1970

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:51 pm
by Tangled Up In Yellow
...and I think it was the following week we went to Oldham and surprisingly won 4-2. The goal of the match was a volley from just outside the penalty area but I can't remember who scored it.

Re: 50 Years ago today..21st November 1970

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:04 pm
by Tangled Up In Yellow
Tangled Up In Yellow wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:51 pm ...and I think it was the following week we went to Oldham and surprisingly won 4-2. The goal of the match was a volley from just outside the penalty area but I can't remember who scored it.
Had to check, it was Alan Kelley.

Re: 50 Years ago today..21st November 1970

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:30 am
by mark thomas
A traumatic afternoon, Boston murdered us, and at least half that crowd was from Lincolnshire.

Re: 50 Years ago today..21st November 1970

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:19 pm
by John Glendenning
mark thomas wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:30 am A traumatic afternoon, Boston murdered us, and at least half that crowd was from Lincolnshire.
Yes. noisy lot they were too.

Re: 50 Years ago today..21st November 1970

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:48 pm
by Met him on a Monday
Was my first 'Port game ever . Never saw us get passed the First Round as a league team with 2 further upsets along the way inflicted by non league teams Spennymoor and Runcorn which were more painfully.