Five games it seems since 1970 including a cup tie v Farnborough in 1987 (scraped home 2-1), a 2-1 reversal v Barnsley in our second and final season in D2, that thrilling win against the Cobblers on a Friday night under the lights in our first season back in the League in 2014. And we also played Kettering in 2009 but that’s enough of that.
The focus for today and programme feature is the Newport fixture back in 1970, just three months in to our inaugural campaign. Our ninth home game of the season saw us turn the Ironsides over 3-2 (read the Light Blue from 1970 below) with a brace for George Harris and one for Ivan Hollett, (photo below) his first of the season, who ended up our top scorer that season with eleven. The crowd was 3,608 which was 600 down on the previous home game five days earlier although we did lose to Workington.
Those were the days! Good to see that fickleness isn’t a modern day phenomenon. Enjoy the programme and see what one shilling bought you in the day.
Bye for now,
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