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By dw30/7/2016 23:31Sat Jul 30 23:31:05 2016In response to How things change

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Fascinating recollections here. The imagery from that first meeting at Blyth is still crystal clear - well not entirely - as the early morning start at 6 ish from Cricklewood on a special Hendon train not only ran through dense fog for almost the entire journey, but was devoid of adequate heating. Amazingly I bumped into one of the Railway stewards in charge of that train a few months ago, when he spotted me reading a Hendon programme and immediately connected with our excursion. He recalled one of his grimmest ever journeys due to the lack of heat etc.....

Anyway, on reaching Cramlington, the fog cleared miraculously, we boarded coaches and saw the match. A fine finish from Tony Bass helped us secure the replay. The result in the replay was harsh, a blatant penalty late on not being given. (We've never hear that before!) The dying embers of the amateur days....

As for the Amateur Cup Final, we simply outclassed a very good Enfield side.