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FA Cup

By Clived5/12/2021 11:15Sun Dec 5 11:15:21 2021

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I lived in Golders Green until 1970 and Hendon was my local team. Am I mad because I thought I went to a match in the sixties at Claremont Road in the third round of the FA Cup against Nottingham Forest. I can find no trace of this. What game did I attend?

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By ChrisHFC5/12/2021 14:08Sun Dec 5 14:08:55 2021In response to FA CupTop of thread

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The only time Hendon reached the third round of the F.A. Cup was in 1973-74, when we drew 1-1 at Newcastle United, and lost the replay 4-0 on Watford's Vicarage Road ground.

The only time we have played either Nottingham side in the F.A. Cup was in 1998-99, when we drew 0-0 with Notts County at Claremont Road in the first round, losing 3-0 in the replay at Meadow Lane.

In the 1960s we only played one Football League side at Claremont Road, this being Reading in the first round in 1966-67 when Reading won 3-1. We also played at Port Vale in 1964-65 in the first round, losing 2-1.

My guess is that you're thinking of the Reading match in 1966-67. An alternative possibility could be the first round match at Claremont Road against Northampton Town in 1952-53 that finished 0-0, Northampton winning the replay 2-0 on their own ground, but that may be too early for you.

If you're interested in digging further, and are happy to let me have your email address, I can supply you with a list of all 335 matches that Hendon has played in the F.A. Cup under the club's various names, going back to the initial match in 1912-13.

Alternatively I can provide you with a list of all Hendon's home matches in the F.A. Cup against Football League opposition.

Edited by ChrisHFC at 14:13:16 on 5th December 2021

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Re: FA Cup

By Clived5/12/2021 21:48Sun Dec 5 21:48:00 2021In response to Re: FA CupTop of thread

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66 is only real possibility, do you have any other details about it? :-)

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Re: FA Cup

By ChrisHFC7/12/2021 11:57Tue Dec 7 11:57:20 2021In response to Re: FA CupTop of thread

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FA Cup 1st round on Saturday 26th November 1966 at Claremont Road;

Hendon 1 Reading 3

Hendon Line-up : 1. John Swannell; 2. David Hogwood; 3. Micky Cooper; 4. David Shacklock; 5. John Ashworth; 6. Roy Sleap; 7. Tony Harding; 8. Jimmy Quail; 9. David Swain; 10. Bobby Cantwell (capt); 11. Danny Lakey; Sub: not known.

Hendon scorer : John Ashworth

Currently I have no details of the Reading line-up or scorers, though I think that Robin Friday wore the number 9 shirt and scored 2 goals. I don't have the attendance, either.

Just a thought, but since your original query mentioned the F.A. Cup 3rd round and Nottingham Forest, I wondered if you were possibly thinking of Tooting & Mitcham United v Nottingham Forest at Sandy Lane, Mitcham in the F.A.Cup 3rd round in 1959-60, when on a frozen pitch TMU took a 2-0 lead only to be pegged back to a 2-2 draw, Nottingham Forest winning the replay 3-0 and going on to win the F.A. Cup Final that season.

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By Warwickshire Dons18/12/2021 23:08Sat Dec 18 23:08:45 2021In response to Re: FA CupTop of thread

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The attendance was 4,050, according to an article on the pitching-in website.

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Re: FA Cup

By Morgs7/12/2021 18:00Tue Dec 7 18:00:46 2021In response to Re: FA CupTop of thread

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Seems to be a programme on E-Bay. Has the team line-ups in the centre-spread. No scribbled team changes though.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184304321156?hash=item2ae964c284:g:b78AAOSwp7deyqk1

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By Morgs7/12/2021 20:03Tue Dec 7 20:03:05 2021In response to Re: FA CupTop of thread

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Robin Friday wouldn't have been playing in the 1966 match.
There are all sorts of myths about Friday - from defecating in Mark Lawrenson's kitbag to being found dead from a heroin overdose in a bog cubicle at Piccadilly Circus tube station.
"The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw" contains a fair few inaccuracies. I briefly lived in the low-rise crap-hole in which he grew-up - Caine House on the now demolished South Acton Estate. They mis-spell that in the book, though I can't recall exactly how. I wasn't aware that was where he'd grown-up until I re-read the tome many years later.
Reading signed Friday after he'd had a couple of impressive games against them for Hayes in the 1972/72 FA Cup. He was only 20 years of age that season.

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By Morgs7/12/2021 19:00Tue Dec 7 19:00:04 2021In response to Re: FA CupTop of thread

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Hard to read the players' names, as they're not in focus. The only Reading one I can make neither head nor tail of is the right-back. Looks something like "M. P. Sherwood"?
Peter Shreeves was there that season, but he was a forward and appeared as "Shreeve" in his playing days. Maybe Peter is his middle name. Maurice Evans was there in that season. No sign of him. So was Terry McDonald, who once scored the winner for Orient against Manchester United in the top flight and was manager of the Coral bookies on the corner of Great Portland Street & Langham Street for ages. Neil Webb's dad, Doug, was there too.
The XI looks to be Arthur Wilkie, the mystery #2, Colin Meldrum, Ernie Yard, Ray Dean, John Chapman, Allan Scarrott, Denis Allen, Pat Terry, Rod Thornhill & George Harris.
That's without the team changes, obviously.

Edited by Morgs at 19:00:19 on 7th December 2021
Edited by Morgs at 19:00:41 on 7th December 2021

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Re: FA Cup

By Paul Butler (buts1690)11/12/2021 01:34Sat Dec 11 01:34:48 2021In response to Re: FA CupTop of thread

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I worked with Terry Mcdonald at Corals a couple of times, really nice bloke!

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By Morgs7/12/2021 19:55Tue Dec 7 19:55:33 2021In response to Re: FA CupTop of thread

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"Name?...Sybil Fawlty... Specialist subject - the bleedin' obvious."

Dave Bacuzzi was the #2.
Played for Arsenal and Citeh before dropping down to Reading.
No way does that programme say Bacuzzi... even with 4 M's and a silent Q.

The rest of the XI was as per programme.
George Harris opened the scoring after 2 minutes, dribbling past a couple of green shirts and rounding John Swannell before rolling the ball home.
Rod Thornhill pounced on a second-ball, after a Pat Terry header came down off the crossbar, to make it 2-0 on 17 minutes.
An unmarked Thornhill added the third after 36 minutes, from a Harris cross, on a rapid breakaway.
The Reading Evening Post report shows an exposed and scrambling Swannell, who reportedly had a fine first half, sprawling in vain as Thornhill tucks the ball away behind him.
Ashworth pulled a goal back 4 minutes after HT.
Attendance given as 4,300.

All the Reading Evening Post archive is available online.

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Re: FA Cup

By Clived7/12/2021 14:57Tue Dec 7 14:57:37 2021In response to Re: FA CupTop of thread

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:-) that has to be it! Don’t know where Nottingham Forest and third round came from!

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