Sunday, 14 October 2018

1968-69 in Derbyshire (Part one)

Posted by Tony Hutton

Just a note for both new and old readers as I re-commence my marathon task of listing all the games I saw between 1946 and 1980. I am otherwise engaged during the summer months, busy writing a regular cricket blog (ckcricketheritage.blogspot.com) but now the season has ended I can re-start memories of football from long ago. Season 1968-69 sees me living in Matlock, Derbyshire  as a single parent with a two year old boy, who was introduced to the game at an early age and still follows both Derby County and Matlock Town to this day.

I had now said goodbye to the West Midlands for good so perhaps should say my farewells to Walsall F.C.who I had watched for so long. Here is their team for the new season.





WEDNESDAY 31ST JULY, 1968

FRIENDLY MATCH AT SALTERGATE, CHESTERFIELD

CHESTERFIELD 4 (Martin, Randall 2, Haydock og)
STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 (Moore og, Allchurch, Goodwin)


SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST, 1968

FRIENDLY MATCH AT THE BASEBALL GROUND, DERBY

DERBY COUNTY 2 (Hector, O'Hare) SUNDERLAND 1 (Suggett)

Green; Richardson, Robson; Stewart, MacFarland, Mackay;
Walker, Barker, O'Hare, Hector, Hinton;

Montgomery; Irwin, Harvey; Hurley, Kinnell, Todd;
Herd, Harris, Brand, Suggett, Mulhall;

This pre-season friendly between Derby County who finished fifth from bottom of the Second Division last season and Sunderland who were well into the bottom half of the First Division table, gave an opportunity for the Derby faithful to welcome their new captain Dave Mackay, signed from Spurs. The Derby management team of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor were looking to the Scottish international to be the man to lead the Rams back to the First Division.


Back row:- Webster, Durban, McFarland, Barker, Green, Robson.
Front row:- O'Hare, Carlin, Mackay, Walker, Hector, Hinton.



MONDAY 5TH AUGUST, 1968

FRIENDLY MATCH AT SALTERGATE, CHESTERFIELD

CHESTERFIELD 0 CARLISLE UNITED 2 (Lumsden og, McIlmoyle)

McNulty; Hickton, Lumsden; Moore, Phelan, Hughes;
Warnock, Hollett, Curry, Randall, Martin (sub Bishop 70 mins);

Ross; Neill, Caldwell; McConnell, Passmoor, Garbutt;
Welsh, Murray, McIlmoyle, Balderstone, McVitie;

Referee:- W. Hollan (Chesterfield)

Second Division Carlisle were often hard pressed to hold a lively Chesterfield side in this friendly at Saltergate. Chesterfield frequently created open spaces in fron of goal but they were badly let down by poor finishing.

Carlisle took the lead in the seventh minute when full back Lumsden turned the ball into his own net and in the 61st minute centre forward Hugh McIlmoyle made the game safe with a well placed header. Five minutes from the end McIlmoyle was unlucky with a header which struck the underside of the crossbar and rebounded into play.


SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST, 1968

LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AT THE DELL, SOUTHAMPTON

SOUTHAMPTON 1 (Charlton og) LEEDS UNITED 3 (Lorimer, Jones, Hibbitt)

Martin; McCarthy, Kirkup; Fisher, McGrath, Gabriel;
Paine, Saul, Davies, Melia, Sydenham; sub Channon

Sprake; Reaney, Madeley; Bremner, Charlton, Hunter;
Lorimer, Greenhoff, Jones, Giles, Gray; sub Hibbitt

Referee:- D.A. Corbett, Easington

A business trip to London during the week, meant that I could take a train to Southampton on Saturday for a day watching Hampshire county cricket team play Australia, before an evening kick off at the Dell, just down the road, to see Southampton v Leeds United.



(Looks more like Eddie Gray to me)






WEDNESDAY 14TH AUGUST, 1968

LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AT HILLSBOROUGH, SHEFFIELD

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 (Ford) NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 (Robson)

Springett; Smith, Megson; Young, Mobley, Eustace;
Fantham, McCalliog, Ritchie, Ford, Pugh; sub Whitham.

McFaul; Craig, Clark; Gibbs, McNamee, Burton;
Sinclair, Robson B, Davies, Iley, Robson T; sub Scott

Referee:- W.G. Handley, Cannock






SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST, 1968

LEAGUE DIVISION TWO AT THE BASEBALL GROUND, DERBY

DERBY COUNTY 1 (O'Hare) BLACKPOOL 1 (Green)           24,760

Green; Richardson, Robson; Stewart, McFarland, Mackay (capt);
Walker, Barker, O'Hare, Hector, Hinton; sub Durban.

Taylor; Armfield (capt), Mowbray; Milne, James, McPhee;
Skirton, Green, White, Dudick, Hutchinson; sub Rowe

Referee:- A.L. Cussons (York)







TUESDAY 20TH AUGUST, 1968

LEAGUE DIVISION TWO AT BRAMALL LANE, SHEFFIELD

SHEFFIELD UNITED 2 (Addison pen., Carlin) DERBY COUNTY 0

Hodgkinson; Harmston, Shaw; Munks, Mallender, Wagstaffe B;
Woodward, Currie, Hill, Salmons, Reece;

Green; Webster, Robson; Stewart, McFarland, Mackay;
Walker, Barker, O'Hare, Hector, Hinton;



Len Badger leading out the Blades.


WEDNESDAY 28TH AUGUST, 1968


LEAGUE DIVISION FOUR AT SALTERGATE, CHESTERFIELD

CHESTERFIELD 2 (Curry, Randall pen) PETERBOROUGH UNITED 0

Humphreys; Holmes, Lumsden; Kettleborough, Phelan, Hughes;
Hollett, Randall, Curry, Pugh, Martin; sub Warnock.

Millington; Noble, Norman; Ricketts, Wile, Wright;
Brace, Conmy. Hall, Pyatt, Thompson; sub Garwood.

Referee:- A.W.S. Jones, Ormskirk




Monday, 19 March 2018

1967-68 - The big match - Man.Utd v Benfica European Cup Final.

Posted by Tony Hutton

WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY, 1968                             Attendance 100,000

EUROPEAN CUP FINAL AT WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON

MANCHESTER UNITED 4 (Charlton 2, Best, Kidd) BENFICA 1 (Graca)

Stepney; Brennan, Dunne; Crerand, Foulkes, Stiles;
Best, Kidd, Charlton (capt), Sadler, Aston;

Jose-Henriques; Adolfo, Humberto; Jacinto, Cruz, Jaime-Graca;
Coluna (capt), Jose-Augusto, Torres, Eusebio, Simoes;

Referee:- C. Lobello, Italy.










































































 

























































































































































Friday, 16 March 2018

1967-68 (Part five)

Posted by Tony Hutton


SATURDAY 20TH JANUARY, 1968

LEAGUE DIVISION FOUR AT SALTERGATE, CHESTERFIELD

CHESTERFIELD 2 (Hollett, Curry) BARNSLEY 3 (Evans 2,1 pen, Howard)

Roberts; Holmes, Sears; Phelan, Neale, Hughes;
Moore, Hollett, Curry, Kettleborough, Wilson;

Ironside; Brookes, Murphy; Bettany, Howard, Graham;
Earnshaw, Evans, Robson, Taylor, Hamstead;

Referee:- A.W.S. Jones, Ormskirk.












































This was certainly an all action game from start to finish, but one incident stands out in my memory which very few people saw (certainly not the referee or either linesman).

As play went down the other end of the field one of the Chesterfield forwards, looked round carefully to see that no one was watching and turned to punch a Barnsley defender in the pit of the stomach.
The Barnsley player went down poleaxed while the Chesterfield man nonchalantly made his way back into his own half. It was some time before the referee stopped play for the trainer to come on and certainly the perpetrator got away with it completely.


SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY, 1968

LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AT BRAMALL LANE, SHEFFIELD

SHEFFIELD UNITED 1 (Addison) WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 (Astle)



SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY, 1968

DERBYSHIRE CUP AT CAUSEWAY LANE, MATLOCK

MATLOCK TOWN 0 ALFRETON TOWN 2 (Harrison, Lakin)



MONDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 1968

LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AT BRAMALL LANE, SHEFFIELD

SHEFFIELD UNITED 3 (Wagstaff, Currie, Reece) SPURS 2 (Greaves, Chivers)

Hodgkinson; Badger, Shaw; Munks, Mallender, Wagstaff (B);
Woodward, Carlin, Addison, Currie, Reece;

Jennings; Kinnear, Knowles; Mujllery, England, Mackay;
Greaves, Beal, Chivers, Venables, Jones;

Referee:- D.A. Corbett, Essington































































































SATURDAY 23RD MARCH, 1968

LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AT HILLSBOROUGH, SHEFFIELD

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 (Ford) LIVERPOOL 2 (Hunt, Arrowsmith)

Springett; Smith, Megson; Young, Mobley, Eustace;
Fantham, McCalliog, Ritchie, Ford, Woodall;

Lawrence; Lawlor, Hughes; Ross, Yeats, Strong;
Callaghan, Hunt, St. John, Arrowsmith, Thompson;



SATURDAY 13TH APRIL, 1968

LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AT BRAMALL LANE, SHEFFIELD

SHEFFIELD UNITED 0 EVERTON 1 (Ball)




TUESDAY 16TH APRIL, 1968

LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AT HILLSBOROUGH, SHEFFIELD

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 0 EVERTON 0                 Attendance 24,766

Springett; Smith, Megson; Young, Mobley, Eustace;
Fantham, McCalliog, Ritchie, Ford, Woodall;

West; Wright, D'Arcy; Kendall, Labone, Kenyon;
Young, Owen, Royle, Hurst, Morrissey; sub Brown.

Referee:- J.W. Clarke, Studley















































A month after this game took place, I watched with interest the European Cup semi-final second leg between Real Madrid and Manchester United on TV. Before the season had started it was announced that the European Cup Final would take place at Wembley. Without of course knowing who would reach the final I applied for two tickets from the Wembley box office. As it turned out of course Manchester United reached the final and I could have sold my tickets for much above face value. However I was there to witness the memorable match, which I will cover in my next blog.

The first leg of the semi final was played at Old Trafford on the 24th April 1968, with United winning a close game 1-0. The only goal was scored by George Best, but most people thought this would not be enough to face Real Madrid away in the second leg.



In front of a crowd of 125,000 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, on the 15th May, 1968, Real Madrid had a 3-1 lead at half time and most people watching at home thought that United's hopes were over. However in a dramatic second half David Sadler and defender Bill Foulkes scored vital goals to level the scores on the night and enabled United to progress with a 4-3 aggregate win.