Match 48
12th April, 1969
Football League
Scunthorpe United

Saturday, 12th April, 1969
Football League
Scunthorpe United (home),
Won 3-1

Despite the score this was not one of City's most convincing wins in recent weeks. Even allowing for the difficult conditions created by a blustery wind the City made hard work of it, and although we established a two-goal lead before the interval we were never sure of both points until John Wingate got a third goal eight minutes from time.
Both of our first-half goals were obtained with dead ball kicks. David Pleat got the first from a free kick and Johnny Mitten the second from the penalty spot.
But Scunthorpe got a well deserved goal shortly after the restart (Terry Heath with a penalty) and had their finishing been stronger they might have had us in trouble for they certainly en joyed plenty of the play.

This was City's first Saturday after noon victory of the season at St. James' Park.

Team-Shearing, Smyth, Blain; Parker, Newman, Curtis; Corr, Banks Wingate, Mitten, Pleat.


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