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 Post subject: Anniversary of league's greatest ever FA Cup result...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:16 am 
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Today is the 40th anniversary of arguably the Northern League's greatest ever FA Cup result...

6th February 1978 Northern League Blyth Spartans travelled to the Victoria Ground to beat 2nd Division Stoke City 3-2 and become the first Non League side to reach the 5th round in 29 years.

This is the story of that remarkable victory by one of the Northern League's greatest ever sides:


https://blythspirit.wordpress.com/2013/ ... -19771978/

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Wonderful memories, thanks for sharing.

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What a night it was at SJP against Wrexham as well. Remember wagging off sixth form early with a few mates and getting the bus from Birtley over to Newcastle. Went up to the ground about five and the queues to get into the Leazes were already big. Great night and Spartans so unlucky. Always remember bobby Shinton asking the lads at the front of the Leazes to throw a ball back in the kick in, they wouldn't and put it on the track in front of the stand, he wouldn't come and get it, crowd a bit hyped on the night.

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Remember the day a few of us came from spennymoor to the wrexham game, we couldn't get into the game, but some people got a long ladder from somewhere , put it up the wall behind the goal with the roof on, leazes end i think, we all got in over the wall, plus a lot more, never forget that day.


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Only time I have ever wanted the "home " team at SJP to win. Great atmosphere and a good game which Wrexham handled well. Alf Gray has a lot to answer for.


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New article coming very soon all about those 2 Wrexham games, plenty of interesting bits of information been dug up in my 6 months of researching & writing.

It will be posted on 18th February, the anniversary of the first game down at the Racecourse Ground.

Keep an eye out for it guys, its well worth a read.

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