Newcastle United v Rangers | 21 May 1969 | European Fairs' Cup Programme
Newcastle United v Rangers Official Souvenir Programme.
Following on from the 0-0 draw at Ibrox the semi final return leg at St. James’ Park became famous for a tussle between Wyn Davies and Ron MacKinnon early in the game which ended with bottles flying from Rangers fans, followed by a pitch invasion.
The Newcastle fans then came on the pitch after their side went 1-0 up after half-time. The referee announced he would take the players off if it happened again, so logically, when Jackie Sinclair made it 2-0, Rangers fans came on in an attempt to get the game abandoned.
They were chased off by police with dogs, who then guarded the visitors’ end for the last ten minutes.
The 2-0 victory took Newcastle through to the final and the rest is history.....
A fantastic item of European Newcastle United memorabilia.
|Competition||European Fairs' Cup
Semi Final Second Leg
|Date||Wednesday 21 May 1969|
|Score||2 - 0 (Scott, Sinclair)|
|Condition (see photo)||Very good
Programme has been folded in half vertically. Slight edge wear.
|Size (approx)||215mm x 142mm (8.5" x 5.6")|
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