Anyway, back for a meander down Cut Throat Lane and it’s our favoured 1970/71 season again and 10 April 1971(Easter Saturday) saw us host runaway leaders and, a few weeks later, champions in the form of the black and white striped half of Nottingham. We must have been looking for revenge that day for the Boxing Day massacre(well sort of, 4-1) which we had endured at Meadow Lane, as the U’s ran home winners 2-1 with goals from Hollett and Walker in front of 6,935, our second highest home gate of the season which included no doubt several migrating magpies. When you consider that the previous DAY we won at Southport, imagine that these days? Two games literally in 24 hours and we played again three days later! Anyway those four Easter points pretty much secured our not having to apply for re-election that season, finishing as we did in 20th spot, four points ahead of the trap door which that season included Lincoln(shucks) and the then Ironsides from the then Monmouthshire.
Enjoy the programme attached and stay confident. Although I have just been reminded that on 10 April 1912 the Titanic set sail from Southampton…...tragic not least as they missed the formation of the greatest little football club in the world a few months later.
Since 1912 - United in Endeavour!
Bye for now,