Match 39
15th March, 1969
Football League
ECFC v Rochdale

Saturday, 15th March, 1969
Football League
Rochdale (home), draw 2-2

Considering the heavy going this game was surprisingly entertaining with plenty of incident, especially in the first half.

We gave a good account of ourselves before the interval and fully deserved to be on level terms when Johnny Mitten shot an equaliser five minutes before the interval, but we did not maintain the same standard later on, and when Tony Buck got his second goal just after the restart it seemed that the visitors might run away with victory.

However, we withstood their early second half pressure and although they always looked the more likely to score it was the City who found the net again when Fred Binney was on hand to take advantage of a bad mis-kick by one of Rochdale's defenders and raced in to drive the ball home.

Team:- Shearing; Smyth, Blain; Parker, Sharples, Newman; Pleat, Binney, Wingate, Kirkham, Mitten.


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