Match 35
24th February, 1969
Football League
ECFC v. Bradford

  • Monday, 24th February, 1969
  • Football League
  • Bradford (home), won 4-2

This was a game between the League's two bottom teams, but on the form shown here the City proved themselves to be so much the better side that they might well have been a dozen places higher than Bradford.

Despite difficult conditions the City showed devastating form in the first 20 minutes during which time they scored two goals and might well have scored more so often did they tear the Bradford defence apart.

Although we did not maintain the same standard of swift combined football for the remainder of the game we always had the beating of a poor Bradford side, and it was not until the last 10 minutes I when we were four goals ahead that we became so careless in defence that the visitors were able to score a couple of goals.

Crawford, Kirkham, Binney, and Mitten (penalty) were our scorers, while Charnley and Clancy got Bradford's goals. This was Fred Binney's first appearance for the City.

Team Shearing; Smyth, Blain; Kirkham, Sharples, Newman; Pleat, Craw ford, Binney, Balson, Mitten.

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