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 Post subject: The leagues greatest ever FA Cup...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:12 am 
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Location: Blyth - home of the famous Spartans.
is the feature of my brand new Non League history blog.

On this day 40 years ago...

27th February 1978.

Northern League Blyth Spartans hosted Wrexham in an FA Cup 5th Round replay at St James' Park.

Read all about that now legendary night when 42,000 packed St Jame's.

It includes the build up in detail, the epic game and its fall out:


https://blythspirit.wordpress.com/2018/ ... ay-1977-78

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will it show you the dodgy corner wrexham got.


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will it show you the dodgy corner wrexham got.



That highly controversial incident featured heavily in the article about the 1-1 draw at Wrexham that lead to the replay:

https://wp.me/p1NLiC-Ok

There's footage and details about that incident, have a read.

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It was a fantastic achievement when Blyth progressed to the 6th round and I was at the replay at St James park but the team that played in 1972 seems to have been forgotten.
They got thru to the third round beating Crewe 1-0 away and Stockport 1-0 at home, they then had Reading at croft park drawing 0-0.
They too were denied a goal from a contraversial decision, Blyth were awarded an indirect free kick 20 yards out and from the shot the reading keeper Steve Death got a finger tip to it flicking it into the top corner of the net. The referee however said that the keeper didn't touch the ball and gave a goal kick as you can't score from an indirect freekick Blyth lost the replay.


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virginian boy wrote:
It was a fantastic achievement when Blyth progressed to the 6th round and I was at the replay at St James park but the team that played in 1972 seems to have been forgotten.
They got thru to the third round beating Crewe 1-0 away and Stockport 1-0 at home, they then had Reading at croft park drawing 0-0.
They too were denied a goal from a contraversial decision, Blyth were awarded an indirect free kick 20 yards out and from the shot the reading keeper Steve Death got a finger tip to it flicking it into the top corner of the net. The referee however said that the keeper didn't touch the ball and gave a goal kick as you can't score from an indirect freekick Blyth lost the replay.



It's not forgotten by those of us who remember it and those document the club's history and achievements.
Neither is what the great Blyth side of 73/74 forgotten either, check out the blog for articles on those great sides & players.

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virginian boy wrote:
It was a fantastic achievement when Blyth progressed to the 6th round and I was at the replay at St James park but the team that played in 1972 seems to have been forgotten.
They got thru to the third round beating Crewe 1-0 away and Stockport 1-0 at home, they then had Reading at croft park drawing 0-0.
They too were denied a goal from a contraversial decision, Blyth were awarded an indirect free kick 20 yards out and from the shot the reading keeper Steve Death got a finger tip to it flicking it into the top corner of the net. The referee however said that the keeper didn't touch the ball and gave a goal kick as you can't score from an indirect freekick Blyth lost the replay.


6th round?? Thought it was 5th round.


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