Match 34
Saturday, 1st February, 1969
Football League
Newport County v ECFC

  • Saturday, 1st February, 1969
  • Football League
  • Newport County (away),
  • Lost  2-1

It was surprising that this game ever started and even more amazing that it ran its full course, for never have we played in such atrocious conditions. Play was held up after the interval for a further 25 minutes while the referee made up his mind whether or not to allow it to be resumed on a pitch which was a sea of mud.

Under these conditions the game was a farce and there is no point in commenting on the play except to record the fact that Hill and Buck scored for Newport in the first 15 minutes and Johnny Kirkham got our goal mid-way through the second half.

Team-Shearing; Smyth, Balson; Kirk ham, Sharples, Newman; Pleat,

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