Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The big match - League cup final Arsenal v Swindon Town

Posted by Tony Hutton

SATURDAY 15TH MARCH, 1969                               Attendance 100,000

LEAGUE CUP FINAL AT WEMBLEY STADIUM

ARSENAL 1 (Gould) SWINDON TOWN 3 (Smart, Rogers 2) after extra time

Wilson; Storey, McNab; McLintock, Ure, Simpson;
Radford, Samels, Court, Gould, Armstrong; sub Graham for Simpson

Downsborough; Thomas, Trollope; Butler, Burrows, Harland;
Heath, Smart, Smith, Noble, Rogers; sub Penman for Smith

Referee:- W. Handley, Cannock




Almost fifty years on and this game still lives in the memory. Playing on a Wembley mud heap the Third Division underdogs Swindon Town crushed the mighty Arsenal after an exhausting 120 minutes.

































                                                                                                                                   WILLIE PENMAN


                                                                  JOHN TROLLOPE

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